Category Archives: Tutorials & Resources

Earth Cloth: Dried Plants from Winter Garden

I couldn’t wait till the greening of spring. Before my late winter pruning cuts everything down, I thought that the dried remains of last summer might be good for something. [Continued here>>>]

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Learning: Dyeing Hand Towels

The snow for ice-dyeing is gone for the moment, but I needed an antidote to shuffling tax papers. You rarely see terry cloth towels in any but solid colors, but I’ve been intrigued about whether they’d make good subjects. I … Continue reading

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Making a Photo-Collage Memento (making the best of old snapshots)

Today’s entry is here:¬†http://www.madinpursuit.com/Journal2013/20130624.html

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Tabletop Video for Product Sales Descriptions

I love when I can innovate with materials on-hand. I bought a teensy Vado HD camcorder (like a Flip) back in November, at a sale price that I couldn’t resist. After fooling around with it on our trip to Florida, … Continue reading

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Tips for publishing ebooks

Reformatting my novel for yet another new ebook outlet seems like my life’s work these days. As soon as I think my work is done — hey! another opportunity — and another fun day of cursing at software and generally … Continue reading

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Secrets of Successful Self-Marketing

I really don’t know any, sorry. But I did write what I’ve learned so far — probably mostly about myself and my personal marketing genius. Read on>>>

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Self-Publishing Resources

As I continue on the zig-zag path to fame and fortune, sometimes I get ahead of myself. Self-publishing a novel is easy — if you’re willing to sift through a rat’s-nest of procedures, instructions, opportunities, and pseudo-opportunities. So, this morning … Continue reading

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Sound Editing: Voice Transformation

A great little actress for several of my productions was Lucy, a teenager who excelled at voice-over and narration. But Lucy was really me — my voice transformed from an adult woman to a teenage girl. The pitch shift technique … Continue reading

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Uploading Audio

There is no YouTube for audio. Facebook does not provide for uploading sound files. MySpace allows audio posting but only if you register as a musician, at which point your page becomes all about your next gig. I had an … Continue reading

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Public Domain Video

During the middle of the night I got the idea to use some World War II battlefield video clips in my “Kathleen’s Machine” project. I remembered this resource: the Internet Archives provides free, public domain movies. This collection is free … Continue reading

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