Week 3! We talk about directing and recording a show the basics of audio editing, an introduction to Reaper and Audacity, and what a dialogue edit looks.
Recording Session “The Bloody Mess”
Additional Bonus Material
Some Additional Recommended Listening:
This is not even a start at scratching the surface of stuff you should check out, but here are a few shows I’ve been thinking about recently that do some interesting mix-ups of the way story is told
HUNGRY EARTH – decadent single narrator program with SFX and music underscore, from real-world location in south of England
TRACKS – a mind-bending, complex layered conspiracy thriller
JANUS DESCENDING – Nonlinear cosmic horror tale set in space. Oh yeah, it’s fun!
PASSENGER LIST – One of the break-out fiction hits of the last year, which does a lot of really interesting things in the way it unveils the narrative
BRAIN CHEMISTRY – A cryogenically-frozen man is revived in the future, to a world that is not quite what he expected. THE TRUTH show is consistently awesome and changes up format a lot, this one does some really neat things with POV and tells a story in a way that you really only can do in audio…
More resources for the radio history junkies:
I sent some resources to someone who was interested in more of the academic track understanding the emergent audio fiction scene — honestly these all need a post 2015 update but for earlier background this is some good stuff… thought I’d share with y’all
- My senior thesis on radio drama – http://www.finalrune.com/dead/radio.htm
- A paper by a colleague on the early days of radio drama emergence on the internet – https://pdfs.semanticscholar.
org/c5d3/ b56c44ed19e37ff9769c03515dd422 b24363.pdf
- Interview with scholar Neil Verma about radio history – http://www.radiodramarevival.