Posts tagged ‘podcast’

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From Raw Audio to First Draft – Stitching Together a Radio Play

Our Ravenskil project has been ticking along for some years now and has reached the stage where the majority of the voice recording is complete and we’re starting to pull the episodes together. There are eight of these in total, each coming in at thirty minutes in length – so you can imagine the vast amount of raw audio we’ve recorded in the form of takes and re-takes (and out-takes) which needs sorting through and editing into a final product.

Gill Dean and Leighton Williams - two of our voice actors
Gill Dean and Leighton Williams – two of our voice actors

Due to hardware and (lack of) studio constraints, voice actors were recorded individually. We’ll take a look at the H4N and associated hardware setup in a later blog post, but suffice to say that we ended up with this sort of thing:-

 

(Tom Butterworth ran a close second for the role of Emily…)

The next stage was to transfer it to a PC and sort through all the different takes of an actor’s lines for an episode and select the best one. In some cases where the line has been recorded with a number of different inflections, both/all might be taken so that the one that fits best can be used.

Normally plastered across two monitors...
Normally plastered across two monitors…

Each line was exported as a single audio clip which could then be inserted into the appropriate character track on the master recording. We then inserted some ambient noise and sound effects for each scene to form a rough draft of the complete episode, so that the original clip now sounds like this:-

Although it sounds much better this is still not the finished product – for example in this clip Emily’s voice still has too much “room reverb” due to the recording being made in a room with a hard floor. Once the entire episode has been put together to this standard it will be edited down to the correct run time and then passed to one of our friendly neighbourhood sound engineers to tweak and fiddle with until we have the finished product. So until then it’s back to work!

 

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Simon & Wayne’s Spiffing Review – The 2013 episode (part 1)

Simon & Wayne’s Spiffing Review – The 2013 episode (part 2)

It’s been over a year, but we are back with another episode of Spiffing Review. However, due to our ability to ramble we’ve decided to release this episode in two parts.

In part 1 we talk about some of the films that have been out since last year which we really should have got round to reviewing.

Listen here:

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use our RSS feed.

Or click this direct link to the mp3.

Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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Simon & Wayne’s Spiffing Review – The 2013 episode (part 1)

Simon & Wayne’s Spiffing Review – The 2013 episode (part 1)

It’s been over a year, but we are back with another episode of Spiffing Review. However, due to our ability to ramble we’ve decided to release this episode in two parts.

In part 1 we talk about some of the films that have been out since last year which we really should have got round to reviewing.

Listen here:

Find us on iTunes.

Or
use our RSS feed.

Or click this direct link to the mp3.

Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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Cabin in the Woods: Spiffing Review

Another long awaited return of the not award winning podcast Spiffing Review. Simon gives a brief overview of The Avengers before a proper review of The Cabin in the Woods (contains mild spoilers).

In the trailer park this week

  • Battlefield America
  • 388 Arlette Avenue
  • Crazy Eyes
  • Teri Meri Kahaani
  • The Campaign

 

Listen here:

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Or
use our RSS feed.

Or click this direct link to the mp3.

Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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Spiffing Goes Haywire

In this episode of Spiffing Review Simon and Wayne take a look at the latest Steven Soderbergh offering, Haywire, and also a look at the following trailers:

  • Seeking Justice
  • Michael
  • Darling Companion
  • October Baby
  • Jeff, Who Lives Here

Listen here:

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Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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Spiffing Impossible

Back for series 3! Simon and Wayne return with a look at Tucker & Dale vs Evil, a return to the Trailer Park for such classics as:

  • The Turin Horse
  • The Broken Tower
  • The Front Line
  • Girl in Progress
  • Middle of Nowhere

The featured review this episode is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

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Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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More Spiffing Potter

In this episode of Spiffing Review, we chat about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and the usual visit to the trailer park for:
  • American Horror Story (A TV Show!)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Red Tails
  • In Time
  • The Darkest Hour

Listen here:

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use our RSS feed.

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Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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Spiffing FreddieW

In this episode of Spiffing Review, we look at the following trailers in
the Trailer Park:

  • Haywire
  • Dreamhouse
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • Courageous       
  • Kill List
  • Knights of Badassdom


Plus we take a look at the Youtube viral ad for
Cowboys and Aliens by YouTube star FreddieW in Cowboys and FreddieW (
http://youtu.be/71YsRO6G7Ks)

Listen here:

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use our RSS feed.

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Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or
suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

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Spiffing Fans

 

The Latest Episode of Spiffing Review has arrived!

This week looking at the dizzying world of Fan Films, particularly looking at Born of Hope – inspired by The Lord of The Rings.

In the trailer park we take a look at:

  • Cars 2
  • Conan the Barbarian 3D
  • Priest 3D
  • True Legend
  • Jumping the Broom

And in our new feature Movie Watch we talk about Thor, Fast 5 and other recent (and not so recent) movies.

Listen here:

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Or click this direct link to the mp3.

Remember, we welcome your feedback, any comments or suggestions for the Trailer Park can be emailed to us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com

For twitter based updates, click here

To see some examples of fan films, why not visit: