Sunday, January 30, 2011

Experimenting with "Live Lit"

I went to an amazing workshop in Folkestone yesterday. The idea was to explore new ways of presenting literature to an audience. It was massively inspiring, and I put some of what I learned into practice today.

I put together the little "film" here in about 45 minutes. The audio was recorded into a dictaphone, in the bathroom, with a towel over my head. My voice sounds pretty rough and shaky, but that's because I'd only been awake for a few minutes.

Normally I'd try to get this perfect before posting, or just throw it away. But in the "just do it" ethic of yesterday, I'm putting it here as it is.

I learnt a lot from doing this, and from yesterday. I'll post more about that later.

Happy Christmas


Elaine Winter said...

Hearing about her making boxes for pink sugared almonds whilst we focus on the pink of the angel's face and then being forced to look at it more closely at that same face as we hear about her increasing efforts is really poignant and almost a bit painful. This is good. Your voice works with the whole tone.

Peggy said...

It was great to have you at our Live Lit Making Day - and even greater to see you here, on-line, making it! I'll add a link to yours from the network blog, once I've got the other videos loaded, etc. You can find us at -
Cheers! Peggy

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