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ThinkTV. Codrops. Build a $21 Portable Vocal Booth. One of the hallmarks of amateur podcasts is extraneous sound in the voiceover.

Build a $21 Portable Vocal Booth

If you simply stick a mic on your desktop or kitchen table, it will pick up all kinds of audio garbage, from howling computer fans to humming refrigerators. Another ugly sound is reverberation caused by your voice bouncing off hard surfaces like walls or tabletops, which imparts a hollow, blurry effect to the sound, reducing the punch and intimacy. Professional voiceover artists, of course, record in soundproofed studios, but that's not always an option when you're traveling.

A year ago, I mentioned voiceover pro Harlan Hogan's ingenious portable vocal booth, a collapsible box that surrounds the mic with acoustic foam, blocking background noise and reverberation. Hogan has since developed an improved version (blue box at right), which he explains how to make here. O'Reilly reader "wbk" noted that Hogan is now selling premade versions of the kit as well.

Dan Ariely. Placeholder Text Replacements. When designing anything with content (websites, brochures, etc.), if you don’t have the real content, using Lorem Ipsum is the most common way to fill those spaces.

Placeholder Text Replacements

However, for anyone who designs regularly and needs such filler text, it is pretty boring to use Lorem Ipsum again and again. If you want to try an alternative to Lorem Ipsum, there are several web-based generators which are easy-to-use, customizable and, usually, fun. Check them out: P.S. If you also want to complement placeholder text with images, I suggest checking 8 Free Placeholder Image Services For Instant Dummy Images. Bacon Ipsum A meaty alternative for generating dummy text. The service has a JSON API, an Android app and a supportive image placeholder service for generating a mockup full of bacon. Vegan Ipsum Didn’t like Bacon Ipsum? Vegan Ipsum will bring all the freshness of season vegetables into your mockups. Samuel L. This is a dangerous alternative to lorem ipsum: So, please use responsibly. Fillerati. PhotoFunia. Photo505.

Old School Cassette Player with HTML5 Audio. TechRepublic. Dribbble. Filmstrip PowerPoint Timeline Template. Home > All Tutorials > PowerPoint Graphics> PowerPoint Timeline Template Filmstrip A PowerPoint timeline need not be boring.

Filmstrip PowerPoint Timeline Template

Follow our simple step by step instruction to create a cool Filmstrip timeline template in minutes. Why create Filmstrip PowerPoint Timeline Template? Most timelines in a business presentation are nothing more than a boring list of events presented as journal entry. The format doesn’t capture the imagination of the audience and the presentation is soon forgotten. A useful alternative to boring bulleted list of events is presenting the timeline with relevant pictures. Coming to presenting a story, why not use a filmstrip as a visual hook to hold the photos and story together?

An interesting filmstrip template in a step by step way: 1. Using ‘Rectangle’ tool in auto shapes menu draw a rectangle and fill it with black color. Speech Word Count. E-learning & Multimedia Journalism Examples. Brain Rules. Professor Curt Bonk's e-Learning World. Free Online Teleprompter.