Teaching Audio Drama in the Pub | Episode 118

Order yourself a pint, pull up a bar stool, and join Kathleen Kidd (The Scottish Audio Co-Operative, A Night of Horror, Into the Murk) for a chat on all things Audio Drama.

Kathleen is part of an Audio Drama movement in South-West Scotland who aren’t only making their own podcasts – they’re teaching others to do it by running workshops in a local pub.

Dates for Your Diary

SFX in intro from Freesound.org | orgsinatra314 – Chairscrape11Alexbuk – Sponge and clothbulbastre – cristaline wine glass glasses cling clang chin chin cheersBraleven – small water spillErdie – pub reverb

Script Writing Tools – Scene 1 | Episode 114

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s better for your audio drama writing to try a script writing programme with formatting or not then listen to this – part one of two on how active audio Drama professionals are using theirs. This episode focuses on The AMAazing Jack Ward’s thoughts and experience of using Celtx, THee ENTHUSed Rob Patterson’s writing background and use of Scrivener and THE WONNderful Ben Fort who sings the praises of Google Docs.

Find links to our contributors here:

JACK WARD

http://sonicsociety.org/

http://evicuna.com/

https://m.facebook.com/The-Sonic-Society-140875182618949/

Don’t forget to check out Jack’s Sonic Summerstock 2017- a collection of OTR made by a variety of talented creatives including John Bell, Rachel Rumler, Pete Lutz and Jack himself…

Celtx

ROB PATERSON

Scrivener

BEN FORT

@PDUPod

http://publicdomainuniverse.com/

Google Docs

SCRIPT WRITING PROGRAMMES

CELTX

SCRIVENER

GOOGLE DOCS

BBC WRITERS ROOM – LOADS OF LINKS – USE THEM ALLLLL!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/genre-toolkits/writing-radio-drama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/search?genre=drama&platform=radio&orderby=recent

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/medium-and-format

SOUND EFFECTS FROM www.freesound.org

Tool box NWSP
http://freesound.org/people/NWSP/sounds/240743/

winding-toy-2 vsokorelos
http://freesound.org/people/VSokorelos/sounds/346185/

Ticking of a Cooker by system_fm

THE PODCAST HOST – My Top 5 Books for Audio Drama Production

Tweet us – @yapaudio @fthrll @sarahofgolding
Facebook –
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Matthew and Robert’s Naked Lawnmower Calendar Shoot order / Any feedback or correspondence to:
Podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

Send us pics of your ADPP tattoo….!

The Voice Acting Guide: Act 2 | Episode 113

Helloooooo! We were lucky enough to speak to the superbly talented James Oliva and Zach Valenti about their Voice Acting experiences to date, and we delve into some more of our findings as working voice actors, talk about auditions, yearning for direction keeping files, what to do to further your acting career with websites, spotlight, voice reels / demos and how SHOCKING prices are in America for this….we encourage you to share videos on our FACEBOOK forum of you doing a performance of the same script to showcase how it can be done >>>script below >>> showcasing your ways into a script and your kit – we also take a look at questions like should script writers signpost scripts some more to help emphasis? What to do if primarily working on an iPad and you want to mark up your script? Just who is our first amazing Patreon trailer from? We say wolf 3,5,9 Zach says Wolf 3, 59. What’s it to ya?

Special guests of joy are:

James Oliva
@jamesoliva76
@wtfrequencypod
@ingreaterboston
@oakpodcast
@LakeClarity

Zach Valenti
@zachvalenti
@wolf359
PROCYON NETWORK SHOWS

SELF CARE SUNDAY

FOCUSED.AF

JUST THE TIPS WITH RUFFLES

Do let us know if this podcast has been useful….ahhh gwan….

We’d LOVE to hear from you….see you for a pint soon eh? Let us know when you’ve booked your flights….

AND THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL PATREONS! This weeks’ Trailer is from Aural Sound Studios. Thanks v much to Steve Cardinal….find out more and have a listen to allllll their shows at @AuralTradition1 or http://auraltraditions.org/

Happy Creating!

Fiona and Sarah

Sound Effects from Freesound.org :

creaky_wooden_door_and_handle-low by TerryHancock

Footsteps on wooden flooring by Rickmk2

Voice acting audition sites

https://www.voicespro.com
https://www.castingcallpro.com
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com
https://www.backstage.com/casting/open-casting-calls/voice-over-auditions/
https://www.thevoicerealm.com/voice-over-auditions-jobs-online.php
https://www.starnow.co.uk
https://www.voices.com
https://voice123.com/
http://castings.thestage.co.uk

And use your search engine to find lots of FB groups for voice actors to find auditions….

For reels:
ELECTRIC BREEZE PRODUCTIONS

WIRELESS THEATRE COMPANY

SPOTLIGHT

FLIGHTS TO THE UK – USE YOUR SEARCH ENGINES OF CHOICE….!

LONDON PUBS TO FREQUENT FOR A PINT WITH SARAH AND FIONA :
Any TBH. They’re not choosy. Much.

SOURCE CONNECT NOW

SLACK

GOOGLE HANGOUTS

DISCORD

SKYPE

THE PODCAST HOST USB ROUNDUP

SOUND EFFECT

#AdPodBingo
#AudioDramaSunday
#Trypod
#PodernFamily

Tweet us – @yapaudio @fthrll @sarahofgolding
Facebook – The Audio Drama Production Podcast

Matthew and Robert’s Naked Lawnmower Calendar Shoot order / Any feedback or correspondence to: podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

Send us pics of your ADPP tattoo….!

SCRIPT SHARING OF YOR VOCAL EXPERTISE – Feel free to record the following in an array of fabulous styles and share a link from YouTube to our Facebook page…..ahhhh gwan….Here’s the script section to use…its from A Scottish Podcast by Matthew McLean and Robert Cudmore.

Lee​ “Dougie, I fully appreciate your technical expertise, but you needn’t concern yourself with the presentation side of things. Besides, the podcast needs to be raw, authentic, and in the moment. It’s all about capturing the magic. We want the listener to be walking with us, not tagging along behind us.”

The Voice Acting Guide: Act 1 | Episode 112

Hello! Interested in voice acting and wanting to know more, or already doing it but looking to take it up a level or more? What training opportunities are there? Where do you find jobs? How do you prepare a script, warm up, work well with your colleagues and director? What other fields do voice actors work in? We bombard this week’s guests with such questions and, resilient folk that they are, they come back with some great insights and invaluable advice.

The world of voice acting for audio drama is such a varied one, we have divided it into two acts. Here, in Act 1, we had the great pleasure of talking to three professional actors:

David Ault has been quite prolific in audio drama over the last decade. He is currently working in The No Sleep Podcast

Erika Sanderson was an established stage actor before coming to audio drama. She now features in The No Sleep Podcast

Beth Eyre is a voice actor probably best known for her role as Antigone Funn in Wooden Overcoats, as well as working for The Wireless Theatre Company. She also has a range of experience, from BBC productions to theatre acting too.

Some of the many places to find voice acting roles:
Casting Call Pro
Voices Pro
Audio Drama Auditions Facebook Group

An excellent guide to setting your recording levels and positioning your microphone by Steven Jay Cohen

How to create a silent home studio by ThePodcastHost

Libsyn Vs Blubrry: Where should I host my Podcast? by ThePodcasthost.com

Directing Voice Actors | Episode 111

Hello! We have fabulous contributions from a number of wonderful audio creatives who spend hours of fun time directing Voice Actors. What does a director of audio work actually do? We find out with varying degrees of success, hints and tips with help from:

Ed Champion, creator and producer of The Gray Area.

Eli McIlveen writer, creator and Sean Howard producer and co-creator of Alba Salix, Royal Physician.

Hari Rai Khalsa, Producer and Director of Radiation World.

Pete Lutz – Writer, Producer, Director Actor, Publicist, Sound designer, maker of t-shirts for Narada Radio Company.

So what are the kind of things you can expect a Director of an Audio Drama Or Comedy to do? Provide snacks? A back massage now ‘n then? Promise no violence? Yes to all of these. Definitely more snacks. Mmmmm Chocolate Digestives..

There’s a lot to be said for those who take the time to communicate with these wonderful strange beasts known as actors, and give them a ballpark to aim for – especially if they’re remote/satellite. How does directing folks in a room differ from directing someone through an earpiece in a different continent, or four actors in different time zones using source connect? Why is saying ‘Do Irish’ not totally acceptable? Have a listen and feel free to communicate with us how YOU work. Or let us know if this podcast has been useful….

We’d LOVE to hear from you….

Fiona and Sarah

Resources & Other Links

Source Connect Now

Slack

Google Hangouts

Discord

Skype

Freesound

The Podcast Host – Fiction Podcast of the Week

The Podcast Host – Best Tools for Recording a Podcast Online

Twitter @yapaudio

Facebook – The Audio Drama Production Podcast

Matthew and Robert’s Naked Lawnmower Calendar Shoot order / Any feedback or correspondence to: podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

What does a Radio Comedy Producer actually do? | Episode 110

We interview Ed Morrish – A Renowned Independent and Radio 4 Producer.

Have you ever wondered what a Comedy producer actually does? Ed Morrish has been responsible for producing a plethora of amazing shows – mostly on Radio 4 – and you’ll have heard his name on the credits of such shows as John Finnemore’s souvenir programme, The remake of the missing episodes of Hancocks Half Hour, Spats, Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack, Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, Dilemma….the list goes on… and…its a very star studded list of awesomeness…isn’t it?

We find out why writing your project is akin to dealing with meconium….yes….really….and discover what fun can be had with live foley, just how many female comedy commissioners we have had recently, how Ed’s mum (MAYSHERESTINPEACE) (We’re Pratchett fans…this is respectful) realised that a producer ‘doesn’t actually DO anything’, top tips for what to edit out of your work before you submit it, how cool it was to recreate the Hancock’s Half Hour scripts for aural consumption, where to send voice reels, is using music cheating and what fun games John Finnemore uses to warm up his audience.

We can’t WAIT for you to hear this and hope it inspires you to get submitting some awesome comedy to a suitable Producer of your choice soon….

Ed can be found on

www.edmorrish.com

The BBC has a wealth of information about all of the programmes listed on their website http://www.bbc.co.uk/

The Writers Room is a FANTASTIC resource for information and scripts and blogs and writing opportunities….I’m on it daily….http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/
THEIR COMEDY SCRIPT ROOM IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 15 MAY – QUICK – GET TOIT! http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/script-room

The Radio Drama Company are definitely worth a look at if you’re a budding voice actor…http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1j94Sg0D452YpLFz2SLYLpd/the-radio-drama-company

Links to current Radio 4 Podcasts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/category/comedy

How to Make a Fiction Podcast – ThePodcastHost.com

#AdPodBingo
#AudioDramaApril
#Trypod

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DAWs: What’s the Best Audio Production Software? | Episode 109

In this packed episode we hear from some amazingly inspiring active creative audio drama producers re: their favourite D.A.W. There’s hints and tips and why people prefer one D.A.W over another. Thank you SO MUCH to the very talented Raul Vega (Rose Drive, PRO TOOLS) Edward Champion (Gray area, REAPER), Matthew McLean (A Scottish Podcast/Yap Audio, ADOBE AUDITION), Rick Cost (Fiona Potts interview, HINDENBURG) Travis Vengroff (Liberty Podcast, MIXCRAFT).

Sarah does ‘singing’. Fiona does spiel about punch and rolling. What’s not to like?

#AdPodBingo
#AudioDramaApril
#Trypod

Rose Drive
http://www.rosedrivepodcast.com/
@RoseDrive_Pod

Edward Champion
The gray area
https://player.fm/series/the-gray-area
@drmabuse

Matthew MacLean
A Scottish Podcast and more…
http://scottishpodcast.com/
@ScottishPodcast

Travis Vengroff
Liberty Podcast
http://nerdyshow.com/liberty/
@atriusendures

Rick Coste
Fiona Potts interview + so many more
http://modernaudiodrama.com/
@rickcoste

Fiona Thraille
@fthrlle

Sarah Golding
@SarahofGolding

PRO TOOLS
http://www.avid.com/products
REAPER
http://www.reaper.fm/
http://www.stevenjaycohen.com/2014/06/02/configure-reaper-for-voiceover-and-audiobooks/
ADOBE AUDITION
http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/audition.html
MIXCRAFT
http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/mixcraft-pro-studio.html
HINDENBERG
https://hindenburg.com/
http://write.flossmanuals.net/freedomfone/audio-editing-with-hindenburg/
AUDACITY
http://www.audacityteam.org/
STUDIO ONE
http://www.presonus.com/products/Studio-Onen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kY40lbIyuhs

Podcast host course on audacity Sarah is using
https://www.thepodcasthost.com/hub/audacity-course/
Podcast host microphone review
https://www.thepodcasthost.com/equipment/microphones/akg-c214-microphone-podcasting-review/

Some extra reading…if ya wanna…
https://ehomerecordingstudio.com/best-daw-software/

Thank you to allll of our wonderful Patreon contributors…if you would like to become one, Fiona will do an audio dance, just for you. Sarah promises not to…. https://www.patreon.com/yapaudio

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