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09 February 2016 @ 01:30 pm
When do you edit?  
I'm working on my first multi-chapter podfic and I'm wondering what the pros and cons of editing chapter by chapter vs. once the whole podfic has been read is. Any tips/cautions/etc?

I use Garageband and the edit as you go method for the actual reading but I have to go in after and reduce the volume on my ridiculously loud breaths at the end, and I'll be throwing in some effects on certain voices, etc. Is it better to do that chapter by chapter or at the end?

juniperphoenix on February 9th, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
Personally, I would edit the first chapter right away because in the course of the editing I might discover something I want to change about my reading approach. But after that initial test chapter I would probably go ahead and read all the remaining chapters without stopping to edit, because I find editing tedious and would prefer to put it off as long as possible. :)
buggsboofadil on February 10th, 2016 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Interesting approach. Hmm.
the_dragongirlthe_dragongirl on February 9th, 2016 09:58 pm (UTC)
There's really no one right way to do it. For really long multi-chapter podfics, I personally edit as I go. Leaving all the editing until the end can, for me, seem really daunting, and make it so I never actually finish. Of course I also like to post each chapter as I finish it, since getting feedback is another good motivation to continue for me, but that's entirely a personal style thing. The main thing is to figure out what strategy will leave you feeling the most motivated and the least stressed.
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on February 10th, 2016 02:38 pm (UTC)
This. I did a 4+ hour podfic where I waited until the end to edit. That was a mistake. It is much better for me to edit as I go. Some people probably hate the quality of my podfics because I never edit out breaths etc. I only edit out bloopers. I use GB too.
buggsboofadil on February 10th, 2016 04:03 pm (UTC)
My 1st two podfics I edited at the end and used audacity but I liked the idea that you can edit the performance as you go with GB. At least until I realized that a better mic picks up my freaking breaths and that I breathe a.lot. and I breathe loudly because of different respiratory issues so...yay?
buggsboofadil on February 10th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling this is what I'll have to do given the level of editing I'm going to need to be doing. Stupid inability to breathe quietly.
the_dragongirl: pic#125827817the_dragongirl on February 10th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, I manually silence all my breaths too. Breathing quietly is not a skill I have ever mastered either. I admittedly edit in audacity, so I don't know how difficult that is to do in GB, but it's definitely not an uncommon edit to have to make.

Edited at 2016-02-10 08:29 pm (UTC)