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Practice and Process

I just re-did some voiceovers I had done, nothing too bad though. This is all part of the process of trying to better my communication skills.

The reason for the re-recording; my voice is a bit lacklustre! Even with a professional mic. I find that the further along in a recording I get, the less energetic my voice sounds, so by the time I’m halfway through a video, that alone is a good enough reason to stop for a break.

Tone of voice portrays a lot more information than you’d expect. I try to smile as much as possible during recording, but even then sometimes it’s not enough. Sometimes I have to focus on hitting the higher pitches, otherwise my voice becomes a bit droning and hard to listen to.

Either way, this is yet another thing to focus on when recording video. I think the original take wasn’t good enough because it was obvious I was reading a script, or at least trying too hard to memorise it. But I got over that by actually memorising it, and then focusing on making the recording sound as natural as possible.

The thing is, my voice isn’t naturally that energetic anyway, so I hope I don’t come across as too unnatural when the video is released, which it will be soon! At least I won’t sound lacklustre though. It’s all a matter of practice and process!

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi


Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.

I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.

On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.

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