Bernie Goldbach in #elss13 with Nadine Lattimore.
MY FIRST demonstration with voiceover happened today during an unplanned event at DIT's e-learning summer school. It was memorable.
I enjoy attending events planned by Kevin O'Rourke's team in the Dublin Institute of Technology because something spontaneous emerges every year. What happened today took spontaneity to a new high.
I was planning to show voiceover to a room full of third level educators but a singing gig popped up a few days ago and it threatened to pull Kerrie Doyle (ker1608 on Audioboo) away for a practise session in Whelan's. But a half hour from my start time, several staffers in DIT told me there was a visually impaired woman in the hallway with her dog. I glanced up at the half-open door and saw Kerrie dressed in her distinctive black sunglasses along with Cyril, her faithful Black Lab. I jumped up, hurried to the door and said how surprised I was to see her at the session.
She was surprised to hear me too because it wasn't Kerrie. Instead, Nadine Lattimore and her Black Lab Quartz had come to hear what sorts of accessibility measures were being discussed during the e-learning week.
Apologising for mistaking one visually impaired woman from Dublin for another, I asked Nadine if she wouldn't mind showing the group their first session with voiceover. What a champ! She agreed to do it!
So Nadine downloaded and installed Audioboo for the first time. Then she made a short Boo and shared it to the group, marking an historic moment for me--not only because she figured out how to create social audio on her own but because she also shared the fundamentals of Voiceover with an attentive audience of third level lecturers.
Because of Nadine Lattimore's capable contributions, I'll never forget my first voiceover session.