and we'll see what we can do. We're always on the lookout for people with new ideas to volunteer their skills for features and content for the website.
Here is a short list of the many people that have helped and are helping out on the website in one way or another.
Podcast Audio Editors
Podcast Cast (Discussion Team)
Website Application Programmers
Writers / Editors
News Team (Writers Wanted): Join Joseph Ravitts, Claire Rossell and Paul Martin... and to a lesser common extent (due to busy schedules) Tim Graveline and Pratterson... as we write about the latest news in the Narnia world. We're going to be amping things up a bit more, now that Claire is on board, with writing more original stories than we have done previous, as well as in the new blog. It's something that I've not had a lot of time to focus on, as I was working on re-coding the entire site from the ground up, and will most likely be doing that again in the near future as we develop the new features that are going to help to set NarniaFans.com apart. If you'd like to help out, we'd like to see some of your previous work.
Send any inquiries with any credentials that you may have to webmaster [at] narniafans [dot] com. You'll have an opportunity to be a part of the team, reporting all of the latest news on The Chronicles of Narnia films, as well as C.S. Lewis, and more! Plus, writing editorials and other such essays that will be read by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world.
Website Programmers / Developers / Etc. - We're also looking for talented web programmers and developers to bring some new features to NarniaFans.com. This is a non-paying job, but you'll have your name in lights, or at least on the site. Whenever people ask "who created that?" we'll send them to you. Who knows, you'll be noticed by people all around the world and may get hired as a programmer/developer for some big company because of something you helped create for us. We may even be able to pay you something. That is negotiable.
Should be adept in CSS, MySQL, PHP, HTML, AJAX and know good layout design. If you're a fast programmer and think you can give us a hand, send us an e-mail with your skills and we'll let you know what we're interested in creating. And if you have any ideas of your own, we're ready for them! Your work will be seen by people at Disney, Walden Media and all over the film industry.
Podcast Audio Editor - We are looking for an audio editor to help with editing the show. If interested, please send an email to NFC [at] narniafans [dot] com with your name, age, why you would like to work on the show and a sample of previous work. Please use the subject: INQUIRY REGARDING NARNIAFANSCAST JOB: AUDIO EDITOR
Podcast Cast (Discussion Team) - John Burkitt writes:
OVERVIEW: Your sound card gets noises from a lot of different sources...CD-Audio, microphone, MIDI, and Line In are the most common. When you listen to your computer with speakers or headphones, you hear all of these mixed together into one big wall of sound. However when you RECORD sound with your computer it asks you WHICH ONE of these channels to record. We will all be chatting in a free conference call on the computer using SKYPE. You choose MICROPHONE and only record your own voice. Everyone else does likewise. I recombine them here to sound like everyone is in a large imaginary studio. Don't be upset if it's just you talking with long gaps...that's normal.
WHAT YOU NEED: Your computer must have a sound card (obviously), a halfway decent internet connection (it doens't matter which half), a microphone and a set of headphones. The headphones are important so that the speakers won't be feeding back signal right into the mike. You will use two programs to do the deed...SKYPE (available free at www.skype.com) and AUDACITY (available free at audacity.soundforge.net). Free is our lowest offer...free and not a penny less!
WHAT IT'S LIKE: We get together at a pre-arranged time (usually Saturday at 7 or 7:30 pm CST, but that's negotiable). Everyone has audacity open ready to record. The recording source is set to MICROPHONE (easy to tell) and you are anxious to begin. You hear a ringing sound...incoming SKYPE call! You answer it by clicking on the green phone button (red hangs up, just like traffic lights!) You are now in a chat. I greet everyone, briefly discuss what's ahead, and say "Everyone ready? Ok. THREE...TWO...ONE...CLICK!" That's the signal for you to click the record button on Audacity. We may have a few moments of kidding around...don't worry. This is pre-recorded so we can cut that out. I will then say "Welcome to Narnia Fans Cast. I am your host John Burkitt..." Each of you will introduce yourselves. "I am Paul Martin", "I am Roger Thomas..." To keep people from panicking like folks at a dead traffic light, I might suggest the order in which you all say hello so you know it's safe to chime right in. I will ask a couple of questions having something to do with the news, the books, or the movies. Each of you has a chance to comment as you feel so moved. When we wrap up, we'll all say goodbye. "This was your host John Burkitt..." "And this was Roger Thomas..." See it's like hello in reverse. "Thank you for joining us and good evening."
Everyone stops recording and sends it in to me.
The music, news, Bard's Tale and whatnot is all added here in the studio.
Please contact me if you can record.