The Alabaster Sock

We Will Fight the Threat with Fighting

Posted by Matt on March 22, 2010

You know what would be fun to write for? Radio drama. Just imagine writing for TV, but without all the visual stuff! It would certainly be a different kind of experience, and I think there could be a place for radio-style drama in the Internet age. Some people prefer audio to video podcasts, after all.

Radio drama presents some interesting possibilities. One, narration can be inserted without the kind of awkwardness you’d find in most video media, as it doesn’t immediately clash with what we see happening on screen. The old Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio plays come to mind, and those actually did a lot with narration, making them feel a lot closer to the books. And yes, I do know the radio show came first.

You also need to rely on dialogue and sounds, and those provide a lot of opportunities to mix things up. If you’re doing comedy, you need to make sure things SOUND funny, and that plays into my kind of humour pretty well. Manipulating sounds, whether it be voices, music, ambiance, or sound effects, to work for the story could ultimately be a very creatively engaging and satisfying endeavor.

It could also be relatively cheap. But I’m going to pretend that’s not an important aspect of it.

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3 Responses to “”

  1. Then let’s make a radio drama!

  2. Wait a minute, you have a fucking TWITTER!?

  3. A FUCKING TWITTER!

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