Wednesday, February 23, 2011
If you haven't heard the lovely audio version of Shade, here are links where you can buy it in either a download or a CD version. Kristine Hvam's narration is amazing--she made me cry. Then again, beer commercials have been known to make me cry.
Anyway, during the recording, I'll sit in the sound booth with the engineer, whom I can pepper with questions like, "How long does it take to record a novel?" and "What happens if I press this button?" and "Are you going to eat all those fries?"
I'll ask him or her your questions, too! What have you always wanted to know about audiobooks and how they're made? I'll report back on Friday (or more likely, Monday) with the fascinating answers.
Until then, I'll leave you with this twisted vision my agent Ginger Clark had, of me sitting in the sound booth while the actress records, just like Rick James did with Eddie Murphy in this timeless classic shown below.
WARNING: EARWORM ALERT. I had to listen to ten or more hours of other music before I could get this song out of my head. But it's worth it, if only for the sweaters.