Table of Contents

  • Chapter Outline
  • Foreword
  • What is Audio Drama?
  • Storytelling
    • 1. Choosing your Story
    • 1.1 Titles
    • 1.2 Creating a Compelling Story
    • 1.3 Story Workshop
    • 1.4 What’s in a Name?
    • 1.5 Conflict is Key
    • 1.6 Motivation Moves the Story
    • 1.7 Conceiving Action
    • 1.8 Words on the Page
    • 1.9 Workshop Result
  • Storytelling through Audio
    • 2. Starting the Story
    • 2.1 Perspective
    • 2.2 Characters
    • 2.3 Scenes
    • 2.4 Creating Dialogue and Narration
    • 2.5 Forcing Visualization
    • 2.6 Language Mechanics
    • 2.7 Writing onto the Page
  • Starting Production
    • 3. Pre-production Ends
    • 3.1 Stages of Production
    • 3.2 Key Positions and Roles
    • 3.3 Low Budget Productions
  • Logistics
    • 4. Budgeting
    • 4.1 Funding
    • 4.2 Contracts
  • Actors
    • 5. Casting
    • 5.1 Descriptions
    • 5.2 Casting Notices and Submissions
    • 5.3 Holding Auditions
    • 5.4 Casting for Audio
    • 5.5 Selecting Actors
    • 5.6 Deal Memos and Contacts
    • 5.7 Payment
    • 5.8 The Table Read
    • 5.9 SAG/AFTRA
  • Scheduling
    • 6. The Fight Against Time
    • 6.1 Script Formatting
    • 6.2 Reports and Breakdowns
    • 6.3 Creating the Schedule
    • 6.4 Further Adjustments and Considerations
  • Preparing to Record
    • 7. Recording Preparation
    • 7.1 Recording Scripts
    • 7.2 Titles and Credits
  • Recording and Directing
    • 8. Approaching the Material
    • 8.1 Warming Up
    • 8.2 The Recording Space
    • 8.3 Active Listening, Guiding, and Participation
    • 8.4 Recording out of Order
    • 8.5 Generics
  • The Tech Side of Recording
    • 9. Suspension of Disbelief
    • 9.1 Choosing the Recording Space
      • 9.1.1 Low-Budget Spaces
    • 9.2 Signal Flow & Audio Hardware
      • 9.2.1 Low-Budget Recording
    • 9.3 Recording Formats
    • 9.4 Session Setup
    • 9.5 Audio Script Supervising
  • Post-Production
    • 10. The Story Comes to Life
    • 10.1 Post Workflow
    • 10.2 Post Hardware
      • 10.2.1 Low Budget Options
    • 10.3 The Art and Tech of Editing Sound
    • 10.4 Post-Session Setup
    • 10.5 Assembly Cut
    • 10.6 Voice Cut
    • 10.7 Rough Cut
    • 10.8 Sound Effect Libraries
    • 10.9 Sound Design
      • 10.9.1 Establish Location
      • 10.9.2 Sample Scene
      • 10.9.3 The Sound of the Scene
      • 10.9.4 Aural Design Techniques
    • 10.10 Foley
      • 10.10.1 Footsteps
      • 10.10.2 Editing at the Mic
      • 10.10.3 Equipment
    • 10.11 Modifying Audio
      • 10.11.1 Cleaning up Audio
      • 10.11.2 Enhancing Audio
      • 10.11.3 Aux Track Effects
    • 10.12 Fine Cut – Adding Music
      • 10.12.1 Theme Music
      • 10.12.2 Composed or Stock Music
      • 10.12.3 How to use Music
    • 10.13 Finishing
  • Publishing
    • 11. Out to the Public
    • 11.1 Podcast Hosting and Websites
    • 11.2 Marketing and Social Media
    • 11.3 The Community
  • Theater for the Mind
    • 12. The Movement
    • 12.1 Conclusion
  • Additional Resources
    • xx. Equipment Index
    • xx.1 Concepts and Phrases
    • xx.2 Photo Credits