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TalktomeinEnglish.com Behind the Scenes and Bloopers (NG)

17 May

I record [Real English] with the folks at TalktomeinEnglish.com every week. I thought it might be fun to show everyone a behind the scenes look at what goes during a recording session. Enjoy folks!

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Script Excerpt for Future Video

2 Feb

I haven’t enjoyed working in a long time. Of course there are good days where I have fun moments, but I haven’t actually enjoyedย work in a while. The last time I did enjoy work was when I first starting working for KoreanClass101 (not so much later). The reason I enjoyed it is because I was given creative freedom, and I was learning on the job. Much more enjoyable than teaching the nuances between “the” and “a” (which is really hard btw!).

So working on Seoulistic.com (my new website – not yet up) is an experience that I am enjoying, especially that part about being creative again. I am currently working on scripts for some videos to teach basic Korean. And I find myself giggling at home alone 2AM in the morning, and I think it would only be fair to share my delight ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s an excerpt from a video script teaching “How to Say ‘Thank You’ in Korean.” You can go the really boring route and just say it in the video, maybe repeat it a few times and have a basic review. It accomplishes what the video is aiming for, but the stickiness and social networking share value is virtually nil. That’s why I like to add a bit of comedy to my work.

[Scene 3] – ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค (Thank you)
Guy on toilet. Fart sounds. Guy struggles to pop one out.
Looks for toilet paper and sees only one sheet.ย Knocks on next stall.
Guy: ์ €๊ธฐ์š”~ ์ข€ ๋„์™€์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. (Excuse me, a little help please)
– Roll of toilet paper is tossed over the stall.
Guy: ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค… (Thank you)
Simple enough and it teaches the word in a fairly humorous situation. But I wanted to add a repeat scene so the educational value sticks for the viewer.
[Scene 4] – ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค (Thank you)

Guy on toilet. Fart sounds. Guy struggles to pop one out.
Looks for toilet paper and sees only one sheet.ย Knocks on next stall.
Guy: ์ €๊ธฐ์š”~ ์ข€ ๋„์™€์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. (Excuse me, a little help please)
Dirty sock is thrown over.
Guy: (confused look) ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค…? (Thank you?)
And there it is folks. My contribution to the Korean-learning community. I couldn’t stop laughing at this, and hopefully the world thinks it’s funny too. But even if they don’t, I’m still going to enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚