International Bon Vivant and Raconteur (nick_kaufmann) wrote,
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur

"Don't Look At Me. Look At the Camera."

The videotaped readings went very well this afternoon, despite the videographer -- who turned out to be Eric Maché of Evil Ernie fame! -- accidentally being told to expect us at 11 AM instead of 1 PM. But he and his wife, whose name now eludes me for some embarrassing reason, were very gracious and really made me, sarahlangan, Linda Addison and Gordon Linzner feel welcome in their home. (And what a home it is! A beautiful, fully renovated house in Astoria that made me drool with jealousy. Someday I want a house like that. They even had central air!)

I went last because I was even more congested than before and was having random coughing fits. (I had to fight like the devil not to cough during Sarah's reading -- she'd already done multiple takes, like six or seven of them because motorcycles kept driving by or the clip-on mic wasn't working right, and I would never have forgiven myself if something I did resulted in having to do yet another one!) Eric couldn't run the air conditioning because it would have messed with the sound, so it got kind of stuffy in his little studio. Here's hoping they can digitally remove the glare of a thousand suns coming off my sweaty forehead!

Despite the congestion making me sound like a honking goose to my own ears, everyone said I was perfectly understandable in my reading. I guess we'll find out when it's finally uploaded to the Web. I'll be sure to let you know when it goes live.

It turned out to be a lot of fun, and I'm really glad I got to meet Eric and his wife. I hope I get to hang out with them some more soon. They're really friendly, interesting people.
Tags: new york, writing
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