I thought I’d create a little series on starting an audio drama.  From my perspective of course.  This is not a ‘you should do this’ or ‘you can’t do that’ series.  It’s simply the process I use and which works for me. Other producers have much better strategies I’m sure.  Needless to say we are all still learning and if this helps a future audio dramatist jump into the medium then I will die a happy man.

This will also not be an extremely technical overview.  I don’t want to scare anyone away.  It doesn’t matter how technical you are.  It’s all about learning the craft.  I will mention the tools I use and perhaps how I use them, along with some examples.  I’ll be more than happy to field any technical questions privately.  You can contact me in a number of ways here.  I will always be willing to help.  The amount of time will depend on the project I’m working on.

To set expectations – I will add to this overview as time permits.  Some weeks may see a couple of additions, other weeks may see none at all.  Again it depends on what I’m working on both personally and professionally.

Some of the things I hope to crack the door open on are :

  • Writing
  • Script Formatting
  • Planning
  • Finding voice artists
  • Contracts
  • Pre-Production
  • Recording
  • Sound Effects & Foley
  • Music
  • Editing
  • Mixing
  • Media Hosting
  • Websites
  • Distribution
  • Promotion

It’s a pretty ambitious list.  Some of what I will cover I’m not great at myself (promotion!).  I’m always learning and we can learn about some of it together.  If you’re familiar with my work then you know I love this art form – with passion.

I do promise to keep this at a higher level and one that I hope will serve as a guide instead of an instruction manual.  Think of it like one of those old road maps your parents had in their car’s glove compartment (did anyone ever store gloves on there?).  Those maps never told you about the road conditions or how to change a flat tire, they just told you how to get from point A to point B.

And along the way – if there’s anything you’d like covered or clarified let me know 🙂

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