Saturday, March 6, 2010

Podcast hell

I could have been a lot easier on myself. I could have read the book out loud and sent it out as the audio book. But between my son and my father, they know so many actors and voice talent that I decided that I could make it more interesting.

So I took the novel and broke it down into a script of sorts. Well, I am at a lost what a real podcast script looks like, so I came up with my own formant. Take a look around, there is no standard form.

I have cut and cut and cut the novel down. Ten episodes, no longer than 30 minutes each. 5 hours of podcast. And there is a lot cut out.

Last night, second read through, while reading an action scene I discovered something interesting. Make sure that the person reading thee narration can get animated. The first time, he read through, very flat. The fight scene that reads really fast paced, suddenly was slo-motion.

So if you decide to take this route, make sure you or your actors get into the writing. If they have real trouble, check your writing. In the case of last night, it was his first time of reading through, he didn't know where the writing was going. Second time, he got into it and improved the pace.

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