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Working on a 45 minute webisode covering The Demon Hotspots NYCC Panel...

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

Working on a 45 minute webisode covering The Demon Hotspots NYCC Panel

I love being a Kim Harrison fan... she has fun friends (LOL). There's nothing like a group of fabulous authors spoofing on the demonic to keep you giggling in the isles at New York Comic Con. I've been processing and batching digital video for 19 hours straight (happy sigh). I finally went to Starbucks with my laptop because I'm not going to make it through the rest of the night without lots of caffeine. There is approximately 8 hours of processing left... I kid you not - check out these cool screen shots:

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

My gal pal thought it would be cool to embed a brief audio-clip of Uber-Editor Diana Gill who started the ball rolling with a wee bit of author fun with her version of "abbreviated biographies." As soon as she said the name Kim Harrison fans started a cheer off (LOL). I was taking still shots with the Nikon and digital film with the Sony. I was caught by surprise and had to rush to capture the start because I kept slipping out of my seat to take pictures (LOL). In the dashboard edit shot she's the lovely blonde with her back to the camera holding the mic. My gal pal Jen has been riding shotgun to make sure I don't release a single visual clip because we have something marvelous to share with you guys if we get the batch files completed on time. We almost have the entire panel presentation. Here's 4 minutes of audio (because I'm a tease and want you to check back for the embed of the film - evil grin):


Diana Gill - Author Intro - NYCC 2011 Demon Hotspots Panel by C Tann Starr


After doing the batch math with Jen for almost an hour, 1280x720x32 at 23.976p was the final webisode render selection we agreed to work in. We really wanted to do it at a higher resolution but I didn't want to stay up for more than three days (LOL). I've discovered working 72 hours straight makes me really cranky but I'm good for the first 24-36 hours before I need a nap. It's an ex-law enforcement thing. Back in the day we routinely worked 17 hour shifts so that became sort of a norm that never really went away, especially when I'm having fun on a project.

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FYI: The Kim Harrison Book Tour is a lot of fun so I'm engaged in a virtual book tour with my bookie blogging buddies. We're going to see how many KH events we can cover across our social media accounts and websites. Yes, there's another silly blog bet regarding our Google stats in progress... (it's what we do - LOL). Besides, all that snarky social media bantering keeps Book Club interesting (LOL). I will release more audio clips tomorrow. We're still watermarking everything in the middle to pimp the KimHarrison.net website (silly grin).

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

My K-Stream Facebook peeps are instant messaging me like crazy because I plugged into Jen's gorgeous flat screen TV with my HDMI cable and we watched Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Rachel Caine , Christina Henry, Anton Strout and Edward Lazellari like it was Author Reality TV. Rachel Caine had us howling with laughter because she's playfully punishing her Vamps (allegedly with Kim Harrison - silly grin). Laughter set the tone for the evening... I can't wait to get this file processed and uploaded into YouTube.

 Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

This panel was flipping hilarious and I captured 98% of it on digital film (happy sigh). Can't wait for tomorrow...

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011


Looking forward to seeing what the next panel does and yes, there will be video because filming Kim is fun. We are hoping for hall shots with our fave authors after the "We're No Angels" panel is done. Next stop on the Kim Harrison Book Tour:


The Leading Ladies of SF/F
Sunday, October 16th, 2:30pm-3:30pm Room# 1A23 : Patricia Briggs, Alison Goodman, Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Marjorie M. Liu, Sabrina Benulis and Kristen Painter."

October 25, Lansing MI (release day)

Schuler Books & Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd
Lansing MI
7:00 pm

November 1 , MI

2513 Jackson Av,
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00 pm

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Comment balloon 2 commentsC Tann-Starr • October 15 2011 10:52PM



Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Hey Laura! Thanks. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

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