"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - Artist Statement

There really were only two good parts to this whole project: the beginning and the end. A great comedian once said that all you need is a great opening and a great finish so you don't have to apologize for all the dull stuff in between. In case you're not familiar with the quote, it was George Burns who said it.

I had fun working with the sound effects and choosing the music, although my collection didn’t have much to offer in the way of a southern/western open river feel.  Either way, the music worked fine, even if at the end it cut in a little abruptly because of the huge area of rambling dialogue with no background music.

The voices in this project were all mine, and they were quite a challenge to do.  First, I have trouble with mimicking a southern accent, and I kept defaulting into an English one now and again (although almost none of that found its way into the final cut).  As for the stereotypical black man, I just made my voice soft and low, then ran it through some of GoldWave’s filters and pitch tools.

While I do enjoy doing these audio productions, this one was probably the toughest one I’d done in terms of voice acting, but it seemed to turn out fairly well in the end.

~ Adam Deutschmann, June 2007