“I also think that, with the rising popularity of audiobooks… people are jumping over to audio drama. Sound as a delivery device for entertainment content is really exploding. People listen to stuff when they’re on the road for long trips, riding the subway, at home doing stuff… working, or just plain relaxing and chilling out… you name it. I think we’ve all become so busy, and we all expect so much from ourselves, that anything which allows us to multitask in that way is attractive.” Jack Kincaid
Kincaid’s long running audio drama series Edict Zero FIS captured our imagination back in 2011, and, along with We’re Alive, was responsible for us moving into the production game ourselves. Now, in 2015 and after a long hiatus, the show is on the cusp of a widely anticipated return. Two teaser trailers have been released over the past few days, and we thought it would be timely to ask Jack on to the show to give us an update on everything he’s been up to, as well as his plans for the future.
You can also find Jack’s written fiction on Amazon
Enjoy the show, and please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @Yapaudio, and in the Facebook Group, we’d love to hear from you!
Presenting ‘How to Create Audio Drama’ – an eBook guide for beginners
Our first eBook ‘How to Create Audio Drama’ (even if you’ve never mixed audio before in your life) has launched at http://audiodramaproduction.com/howto
In this episode we chat about why we thought it would be a good idea to put such a guide together, and how helpful we hope it will be to have basic production questions answered in one accessible document, as we help you to record, mix, and release your first audio drama. All profits made from book sales will go towards supporting the show, covering our hosting costs, and keeping us running. Another potential revenue stream is our new store on the CafePress website where you can buy podcast branded t-shirts, hoodies, mugs etc. We’d also like to thank you for your continued support of the show as we move towards the New Year.
Elsewhere, we mentioned an excellent article about serialised audio content in podcasting, and if you’re on Twitter we’re doing an audio drama advent calendar throughout the run up to Christmas. Find it using the hashtag #AudioDramaAdventCalendar
As always, you can email us at email@example.com, tweet us @yapaudio, sign up to our email list, or join us in the Audio Drama Production Podcast Facebook Group.
Want to know how to make an audio drama?
Do you have a great idea for a story? Planning on self-publishing it in written form? An admirable venture, but did you know that there are somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published every year in the US alone? So not only will you have to compete with those folks for readers, you’ll also have to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Stephen King, JK Rowling, and Tolkien. Yeah, basically every author who has ever lived and still has a book available.
Think about it, when someone reads your book they aren’t really doing anything else, are they? They’re probably not driving the car, working, doing the garden, or at the gym. That means you’ve got a very small window of time to reach them with your story (if you can get to them before 10,000,000 other writers, that is).
Well, the good news is, there’s another way to get your story out there. Modern Audio Drama is on the rise. Listenership is growing, and they are desperate for new content. With Audio Drama you can reach your audience whilst they are pretty much doing anything. And with the podcast directories now mandatory on most phones, and news stories suggesting they’ll soon be built into most new cars, you’ll soon be able to reach them almost everywhere.
If you’ve never recorded, produced, or mixed a single bit of audio in your life, this guide aims to help walk you through the full process. From recording a piece of dialogue, to getting your show into the iTunes directory.
Amazon UK link