This is Dawn Sherill:
Dawn joined the Wayfarer team in January as a research and editorial designer. She shared some of her thoughts about what she’s working on in her first summer at Wayfarer:
My first summer at Wayfarer is looking pretty good. A lot of what I have going on echoes what Neely wrote last week — some editing on a curriculum project, pitching in on some proposals for future projects (especially one that is very special to me), and looking forward to some camp visits to see our curriculum in action. To spare you the details you’ve already read, I’ll talk about what’s different about what I’m doing.
While working at Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, it was my pleasure to work on a project called The Word of Promise™ New Testament. It’s a dramatic, surround-sound, audio presentation of the (NKJV) New Testament. It is scripted, scored, and directed like a feature film, including quality actors such as Jim Caviezel, Richard Dreyfuss, Louis Gossett, Jr., Marisa Tomei, and more. You can check it out on ThomasNelson.com or www.thewordofpromise.com.
Here at Wayfarer, I’ve been able to continue to work on this project, as we are in the process of producing the Old Testament version. So quite a few of my hours this summer will be spent listening in on recording sessions, and reviewing the takes from recording sessions to make sure everything is accurate, clean, and the best it can be, from the script itself to the sound effects to anything involved in the listening experience. Eventually there will be even more listening, after everything has been scored.
I have to hand it to the actors, who are usually recording in Chicago, New York, or LA (as I listen in via phone from South Carolina). It must be a strange feeling to be acting and have the disembodied voice of some little southern girl in your ear, trying to give you background info or answer questions. Everyone I’ve gotten to work with has been so professional and the quality of their work shows it. It’s really an honor to get to participate in something of such high quality with people determined to make it the best it can be. Speaking of that, JoBe Cerny (also known as the voice of the Pillsbury Dough Boy) of Cerny American Creative Studios in Chicago is the Director for Word of Promise, and it’s been a pleasure to get to know him and Craig and the other guys at that great studio. We’ve developed a great working camaraderie, and they do some things that amaze me.
The other thing I’m kind of excited about is coming up with some talks for a potential event in the fall. There is nothing decided and nothing really to tell yet, but I’ve got all these ideas bouncing back between my head and my heart, and I am loving the chance to dive into some research and finally get these ideas outside of me! So stay tuned, and we’ll see what happens.