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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bg1256, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. bg1256

    bg1256 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Watching yourself on video

    Does anyone else hate that?

    For my preaching class this semester, one of our sermons is taped, and we have to watch and write a critique of ourselves.

    Painful...
     
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    Wow. I agree about the not wanting to watch part... Quite the crafty instructor in that class.



     
  3. Dondrei

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    I was fooling around with a microphone I picked up for $3 from a little shop yesterday, I swear I don't sound like that.
     
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    That's another one. But it's more liveable as long as I don't share the recordings with others (me singing... yikes)



     
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    Everytime I hear myself on tape, I think I sound so freaking annoying and I'm amazed people can put up with me.
     
  6. Dondrei

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    I can't sing, I don't even torture people by trying. I make William Hung look talented.
     
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    It depends on the video :wink2: .
     
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    Yes. A few years ago, we had to make a short film for our history class. When we watched it, I looked like a total moron.
     
  9. bg1256

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    lol. You know of youtube, yes? :tongue:



     
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    I think the same thing. I sound at least an octave lower to myself.



     
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    I too hate my recorded voice. I always go around for an hour or so after hearing it talking a bit different because I'm conscious of it.
     
  12. bg1256

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    That might be the worst part. I kinda sound like a girl...:embarassed:



     
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    I was a radio DJ for 4 years. Eventually you get very used to your recorded voice, and finally accept it as your own.
     
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    Not only does my voice apparently sound completely different than I previously thought, I also don't recognise my own accent. What the hell is it, anyway?
     
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    When I was a kid I read something about sound going through a solid (your skull) creating a more pleasant sound than air. Of course, when I was a kid they didn't know what killed the dinosaurs, so maybe it's just because it's more familiar to you instead.

    I can't stand seeing or hearing myself, either. If I check the answering machines in the morning and hear myself on a message because I answered the phone after someone else turned the machines on the night before, I sound like a complete moron. I'm amazed customers don't just ask for someone else who has half a clue.
     
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    Yeah I always thought I had a deeper voice. But I come off sounding really whiny and like I have breathing problems.



     
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    You don't know how you look til you get yer picture took.
     
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    My "real" voice is pedantic, emotionless, and makes me sound like I'm a particularly slow person. Ugh. Death to tape recorders.
     
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    Good, I thought I was alone. On video tape, I just look awkward. Add sound to that and it's way down hill from there.
     
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    Obviously everyone hates hearing themselves or seeing themselves. I've seen myself on video a few times and almost committed suicide after each. Recordings of my voice are just horrible.

    It's a really interesting phenomenon actually, obviously people aren't laughing at me 24 hours a day, and they don't run in terror with their ears over their hands when I speak. Just goes to show that unless you're a film/TV star, the way you appear and the way you think you appear are probably completely different.
     

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