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- The (Increasingly) Definitive Resource List for Aspiring Audio Dramaturges
- So You Wanna Create a Radio Drama?
- Step 1: The Radio Drama Script
- Radio Drama: Theory and Practice
Interested in writing, directing, or producing radio drama? Then, grab a mic and a recorder and get going — nearly everybody in this field is producing it themselves.
As a showcase of quality radio drama for over four eight years, Radio Drama Revival has collected this list of resources by top radio drama producers so that you, too, can get your start in radio drama. Hey, and when you got something to show for it, submit your show to us, okay?
Writing for radio is very different than other medium. Your tools are limited — voices, sound effects, and music — but your palette is limitless — the human imagination. A good script is the heart of quality radio drama, in fact, it is the only thing that makes a radio drama worth producing. As anyone in film will tell you, minutes spent in pre-production will save you hours later.
The (Increasingly) Definitive Resource List for Aspiring Audio Dramaturges
Planning is everything. Luckily, this area is rich with resources because nearly any sound-recording article, regardless of being radio drama specific or not, can help you out. There are basically four methods of recording a radio drama:. This is a fantastically innovative new production method, whereas producers collaborate with voice actors around the globe who record lines independently and then mix them together in post-production to create the final product.
Radio Drama At A Distance. Here are some comments from listeners who have written in to me since this article was originally published. We make extensive use of yahoogroups as well as Facebook for communication, casting calls, etc.
VAs often work for multiple companies. We each have headphones and our mics on and I then have my actors zip up the files and email them over to me. Most of the companies post casting calls to it as well as their own yahoo groups.
Jack Ward and Shannon Hilchie are great about featuring audiodramas from the different companies on the net on their live radio broadcasts. We have most of the contact information of the people who are making this stuff happen.
So You Wanna Create a Radio Drama?
Contact us if you want to get hooked up. You asked for links to resources on making audio dramas remotely. AAC, okay? To be honest, I use it for everything including production of Radio Drama Revival even though I have Pro Tools 8, Adobe Audition is way faster at most things and Version 3 is very intuitive.
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Have questions? Field recording is definitely the way to go if you have the equipment. Everything I hear done on location seems much more alive.
Great site you have here btw! Keep up the good work. I just wanna say that radio plays are awesome. I expect it to be big in the US again soon. Not just in Japan.
Step 1: The Radio Drama Script
They love this stuff there. You should set up a section for Voice Over actors and how they can partner with directors and vice versa. I am a VO actor who grew up listening to radio drama and would love to participate, the question becomes how does one tap into this market? Could be done! Keep up the good work, Dave Germain. Are there audio drama companies that except submissions?
I know that is how theater companies and dramatists mostly interact with each other. Wynter — honestly there are a dearth of companies just looking for new plays… Many are like myself filled with opportunities to produce more and so are looking years ahead with what shows to do next.
My best advice for writers would be — listen around, find a production company who releases shows like what you want to write, and then try to establish a relationship with them… Drop an email, interact on social media, see if they are looking for material.
Never hurts to ask! Main problem I have is promoting it. I am about to start producing my own series. How about music? Who do you ask?
Radio Drama: Theory and Practice
I am an audio editor and mixer with experience in sound design and song writing. Can someone help me? I use this to this day. Resources: The late master Yuri Rasovsky penned the Well Tempered Audio Dramatistthe single most valuable resource I can think of for this aspect of the art — covering everything from why you need a production assistantwhat you should look for in castingand even some tips on directing actors.
Tony Palermo also has some great articles on creating sound effects props — as does Roger Gregg 3 — Recorded Remotely This is a fantastically innovative new production method, whereas producers collaborate with voice actors around the globe who record lines independently and then mix them together in post-production to create the final product. Comments Field recording is definitely the way to go if you have the equipment.