ScreenplayTheater.com [ST] establishes an unique hybrid of Radio-Style dramatizations and modern day Audio Books. Like an Audiobook, ST uses professional actors to read narrative, then, like a Radioplay, ST casts actors to give voice to its characters. Finally, each performance is enhanced with sound effects (with numerous contributions from Freesound.org members) and a musical score for what ST calls, "An Immersive Audio-Theatrical Experience™" for a roster of what they bill as "The Best Movies You'll Ever Hear™."
Hear the free preview podcast at: ScreenplayTheater.com
We're now on Stitcher! so you can hear the preview podcast during your drive-time commute:
Or, for those who prefer their podcasts at their desks:
Interesting style, the sounds are very clean - nicely done. I'm not sure the style works for me, personally, as I find the narrative interjections in-between character dialogs, jarring - but that's a style thing.
If your doing the recording, I think that your narrative voice could use some sound baffling around the mic during the recording [at least prior to 7:20 on your recording - there is a slight tinny/echo effect, and I think you might be using a bit too much sound effects on the narrative, post ~10:00 it seems a little 'washed/mechanical that I find happens when I use too much effects - artifacts of the math applied to the voices, usually when I re-apply reverb effects to the same voice].
All and All, nice job.
I personally like a less heavy narrative style of the radio play - the project I have been working on is "Hermes & Hekate Roadshow" [hhroadshow.libsyn.com], which really doesn't use the narrative style your doing.
But again, nice job, the sound mixing seems very clean to my ear for at least act one [I admit that I am an amateur at best, since the H&H; road show is my first work]
Thank you so much for your constructive comments.
While ST seeks to "honor" the screenplay as a story format of it's own, I think there is opportunity to make the interweaving of narrative and dramatization more seamless.
Once I have a bit of "distance" from this production, I'll go back and see where I can apply your advice, and I'll definitely consider your comments in coming productions.