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For this extremely meta episode, I'm joined by producer and host of the Chafing Armor actual play podcast, Michael Corley. This one is light on actual D&D content, so please bare that in mind! Anyway, Michael and I discuss the finer points of the post-production process for Dungeons & Dragons podcasts, be they APs or chat shows. "Editing", for all it's connotations and bells & whistles, is often synonymous with "clarity", that is of both the quality and content. Despite all the mechanical baggage of audio editing (truncating silence, equalisers, noise reduction, etc.), a large part of it is uniquely human; a sixth sense. Know when to leave the filler sounds in, knowing when to leave a pregnant silence, knowing which bloopers actually add to the experience, these are things only a human can do, and no amount of automation or AI can craft the kind of audio experience you want to hear. The editor has, in some ways, more power than the DM: they can alter history, paint a character as a hero or villain, and completely change the emotion of a scene. With great power... 01:24 - The Quality Dichotomy 13:11 - Editing D&D Content 44:54 - Telltale Footprints 53:36 - The Power of the Editor Find Michael (@chafingarmor) on: Website: https://chafingarmor.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chafingarmor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chafingarmor/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chafingarmor/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVp7JOI4jLSCSN5JYh3eUkA TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chafingarmor Find me on: Website: https://www.thinkingcritically.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkCritDnD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinking_critically_dnd/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThinkingCriticallyDnD YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH_BSgazjwyshzo1jazHeaQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thinkingcritically Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/thinkingcritically References: Levelator (CNet download) BBC Sound Effect Library 'Podcasts' episode of Thinking Critically Patreons: @mpstreet88 Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod
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