Award Nominations for Audio Drama work

Over the past year (and a bit more…) I worked with Brandon Crose of Crose to Home Productions to develop their new Audio Drama ‘The Ordinary Epic

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As it seems to be the season it looks like we are in the running for some pretty cool awards in the world of Audio Drama. The show has been shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama 2020 awards and nominated for the Audio Verse Awards 2019, including ‘Best Action Sound Design’.

The show is a serialized fantasy tabletop audio drama about the real and imagined lives of five friends and the challenges they face together. This provided a great opportunity for me to play between high fantasy sound design and juxtapose with gritty realistic and mundane ‘IRL’ sounds.

This was a real passion project for me and whilst it had its challenges I’m very proud of the final result. If you have any interest in nerd culture, fantasy or even table top games I would love to hear your feelings about the show.

Here’s what AV Club said about the show:

AV Club

‘…When these players drop into character, the sound design cleverly shifts from that of a small, enclosed basement to the wide, echoing fantasy world they romp around in. We can experience the game just as they do: as a living entity that reflects their conversations and their arguments in the real world, but also brings us a sweeping soundscape and beautiful musical design. [Elena Fernández Collins]’ 

Scottish Ferry Recordings and their FMOD implementation

For New Year I was lucky enough to travel to the Isle of Tiree, and since I had just got my Rode Blimp, I thought I’d put it through it’s paces on board the car ferry.

Whilst I had to pick my moments to avoid my fellow passengers, I was able to get quiet a lot of solid recordings from different areas of the boat at different times, including docking and cruising speed.

It didn’t provide a great amount of difference when traveling between a stationary and cruising speed, so I’ve tried accentuating it in an FMOD event. I also separated a more windy take of the recording to use on a Height parameter, to represent the player pulling the camera back for a higher shot.

 

You can download the event here: DOWNLOAD

Or listen to the separated assets here: SOUNDCLOUD

Feel free to rip the assets out and use them yourself if they’d be useful to you. I have some more as well so if you’re in need of a car ferry ambience set, drop me a line.

Obviously I have to indulge some holiday photos as well, including the cow that liked grazing by the house every morning.