Aug. 1st, 2016

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notes and links 

  • m4b - an audiobook format; apple products know to treat them as audiobooks and not songs. can be chaptered.
  • chapter and verse - an audiobook making program (iTunes will do m4bs for you, so this is mostly a Windows ppl thing)
  • Audacity - audio editing software for windows
  • Garageband - audio editing software for mac
  • Hindenberg - professional audio editing software
  • podfic_love - podfic rec comm
  • podfic-tips - podfic tutorial and tips comm
  • blanket permission - prevents you from having to request permission. fanlore has a list here. fire_juggler maintains fandom-specific lists here.
  • audiofic.jinjurly.com - the audiofic archive
  • amplificathon - a DW and LJ comm where podfic gets posted. if you post here, unless you opt out, it will be archived in the audioarchive automatically. Also an annual challenge designed to increase podficcing in small fandoms; FAQ for that here 
  • pod_together - a challenge that matches writers and podficcers for a new collaborative work
  • podfic_bingo - a way of stretching your podfic muscles (signups close at the end of august!)
  • podfic big bang - multi-fandom 10K challenge
  • epic podfic big bang - for those who don't get out of bed for less than 75K (hosted on the same com as PBB)
  • #ITPE - the holiday podfic exchange, stands for International Twitter Podfic Exchange (you do need twitter for this)
  • multipod - a podfic with multiple voices
  • re-pod - a podfic of a story that has already been podficced
  • accents - a thing that you should not allow to prevent you from podficcing
  • 10K = 1 hour - a rough approximation of how many words translates to how much podfic
  • podficmeta - the podfic-discussion comm zvi mentioned
  • auralphonic - the podcast about podfic
  • collaborativepodfic - a DW comm for finding ppl to do multivoiced podfic with



recs



things I meant to mention but didn't:

  • the "podfic welcome" and "blanket permission" tags on AO3 are good ways to draw podficcers' attention and/or find stuff to podfic
  • we love non-english podfic too! you get extra points on amplifcathon and much love from the multi-lingual!
  • you don't have to do covers, but some people like to! I use GIMP, a free photoshop clone. Windows users may need a special program to add covers to mp3s; I use mediamonkey 
  • awesome ladies podfic anthology - anthologies of podfic about ladies of <1K. an excellent way to get your feet wet.
  • WAGFAPE - the Women And Genderqueers First Podfic Exchange, where you sign up to make podfic that don't focus on cismen
  • forvo sometimes has useful pronunciation guides. sometimes. use your judgement.
  • ditto dictionary.com
  • the word "gasps" is an evil unto this world that should be forever shunned
things other people mentioned
  • [personal profile] ambyr is wonderful and has added say how, a pronunciation guide for famous and semi-famous names, and the ABC book, for corporate brand name

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