Episode 10 The Doctor and the War on C.A.C. XI pt2

This episode should be listened to with headphones as I’m experimenting with a binaural effect for the explosions achieved by splitting the stereo track and shifting one channel of a stereo track ever so slightly off and sometimes duplicating the track in the center as well.

Editors

Carolyn Rutter, Trevor Sneath

Cast

Narrator – Dian Smith, Geldon -Trevor Sneath , the Doctor – Rowena Dinsmore, Terry – Michael Rutter,  Zevon – Adam Brooks, Kazuya – Royce Gale, Clone Soldiers – Carlos Anon, Manipulator – Adam Brooks, Terri – Carolyn Rutter, the male Doctor – Jaspreet Singh, Butler Bot – Adam Brooks, and introducing Doctor Two – Moira Seward

Music/SFX

Unless otherwise noted are licensed by attribution https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Theme intro music courtesy Benjamin Rossiter

Dystopia by Per Kiilstofte machinimasound.com

Between Mirrors – Alex Doane

longing for home and The_Sirian_Dawn by Ars Sonor from freemusicarchive.org  Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Tabletop Audio – 14_Protean_Fields

Alessandro Alcinesio aka HAL9K – Cinematic Impacts – 99sounds.org/rumore-cinematic-impacts/

SFX from Freesound.org

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Note: our sfx library is cumulative – hear a sound not listed? Its likely clipped from  previous episodes

Spoiler alerts

The dynamic duo just got multiplied times two in this mirror effect story arc. The Doctor and Terry attempt to help Geldon prevent the ultimate catastrophe in the senseless war on CAC XI – will humans just never learn?

It’s all about gender in season two – we have a large cast now so although we still have mostly male villains we can pitch a few more female voices in alongside the Doctor and the Narrator but still have a nice balance. Here’s a male Dr and his Terri from a gender opposite whoniverse.

 

Episode 9 The Doctor and the War on C.A.C. XI

by Carolyn

Episode 9 The Doctor and the War on C.A.C. XI  – Written by Adam Brooks.

Originally to be set in feudal times as The Doctor searches for the ‘cursed’ golden flower in Japan but now offworld in the distant future as humans conquer interstellar travel post “Thornhill capacitor”  mentioned in Episode 8. Some time and several unscripted adventures have elapsed since then. Soundscape features a field recording of the outback, and the help of Jaspreet Singh who is studying sound design in the UK and has permission to access to THE ENTIRE BBC SOUND LIBRARY

Editors

Carolyn Rutter, Jaspreet Singh, Trevor Sneath

Cast

Narrator – Dian Smith, Terry – Michael Rutter, Butler Bot – Adam Brooks, Doctor -Rowena Dinsmore, Clone Soldiers – Carlos Anon,  Geldon -Trevor Sneath

Introducing one of the City Park Radio volunteers Dian Smith as the narrator. Adam had started voicing the part himself  but we managed to stick with the idea that it is the Doctor herself from the future telling us her story after casting Dian. Dian’s been just the best at getting the big workload involved with this done since she can do her own recording at the studio. I definitely don’t think we could have made it without her!

Also helping out in this episode is Carlos Anon who has always wanted to voice a character part 🙂 Here he is front and center with his band 300x300Porcelain Grace Couldn’t have finished it to any standard without the awesome supporting cast as the scripts have a lot of roles this season. //media.myspace.com/play/song/gods-31560768-32261044

Gods from Porcelain Grace – New live track up!!!

Music/SFX

Unless otherwise noted are licensed by attribution https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Theme intro music courtesy Benjamin Rossiter

Dystopia by Per Kiilstofte machinimasound.com

SFX from Freesound.org

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104644__robinhood76__02132-large-mechanical-door
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178673__vedas__fight-fighting-men
https://www.freesound.org/people/Setuniman/sounds/135774/ splash
https://www.freesound.org/people/LiamG_SFX/sounds/334258/ droid
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320646__arnaud-coutancier__going-down-a-metal-staircase
82883__noisecollector__tumbling-baby-wave-a440 extended version – our Dimensional Crack (repeated and the central slips stretched) – this was sooo cool! It’s made from the images of  babies ultrasounds with Coagula image synth.

Note: our sfx library is cumulative – hear a sound not listed? Its likely clipped from a previous episode – just scroll back through the episodes.

 

Marie Butler-Cole

marie.jpgMarie Butler-Cole

A self proclaimed cat lady without any cats, Marie has been a geek since her parents purchased her a NES for Christmas in 1989. Marie has used her voice throughout her entire career in marketing from interviewing to giving presentations, and more recently turned to community broadcasting, reading news for 2ser‘s breakfast and morning programs in Sydney.

Originally from the UK, Marie enjoys wearing Vivienne Westwood and Lazy Oaf as well as watching Red Dwarf… and after being in Australia for two decades, has no plans to go home.

Supporting Cast Roles

Officer episode 15

x-mass cheers

we’d like to wish everyone who has suported us a merry chirsmas and a happy new year, we hope to see you all next year, we’ll be officially on break as of Friday 23rd untill 3rd January cheers – The Doctor audio team

 

Mixing Audio 101

 “See 1 do 1 teach 1”

A quick behind the scenes look at how we take our voice actors onto alien worlds. Did we mention we are all amatuers and volunteers?

rowena-d Firstly the lines are recorded by Adam Brooks the director with the actors in studios at City Park Radio Launceston using Audacity. Audacity is an audio editing program that’s completely free which I found useful for recording streaming audio lectures broadcast at inconvenient o’clock  so I could play them back later. Download it here for mac pc linux audacityteam.org   It’s quicker and easiest to do each actor separately, in case they fluff their lines and its very flexible – there are no rehearsals needed, it fits in with everyone’s busy schedules, minor changes to the script are often made on the fly with several versions recorded. And it allows collaboration at a distance. With a  very quiet room and a good microphone Terry’s lines are recorded at his home on video and then the audio is stripped off and shipped thru cyberspace to be pasted together with the rest by Adam. Use the free VLC media player to do this by simply converting video to a pure audio format audacity understands like OGG Vorbis or mp3 ( the conversion tool is in the media tab).

“sleep is for the weak”

Next we optimize the voices following the basic algorithm of this youtube tute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYF5ytMDFpA – maybe a bit of treble boost for the females, both bass and treble for the blokes and a pitch shift for Izzy. For the aliens a few more effects are applied over whatever accent our vocal talent Brooke Maloy has come up with.

izzy-phaser-settings
eg. Trevor edited Brooke’s Izzy voice on episode 6 with these settings
inside the type 40 Questr time machine
inside the type 40 Questr time machine

To get them aboard the Questr the sound effect “reverb” using the preset “voice II” is applied to the appropriate sections of the vocal track. The pre-recorded background hum is then imported onto a separate track to the vocals. Next any other sound effects or music are added – either cut into the vocal track, or layered as more separate tracks with their volume lowered by the envelope tool when someone is speaking so as not to overwhelm the storyline – see  this tute  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXfVKSx7WtY  by Alan Levine who teaches aspects of it as part of an open online course in Digital Storytelling called DS106 http://ds106.us/open-course/ based on previous syllabi taught at the University of Mary Washington. These guys are funny, the community is great btw. If we get time we then compress and normalise the volume.

kevin_macleod_1
a creative commoner 🙂

If we didn’t foley them ourselves, the sound effects come from a variety of creative commons licensed sources – mostly freesound.org . The full attribution is listed on each episode page. The cinematic soundscapes are from the generous folk at machinimasound.com and Kevin MacLeod who is responsible for a mass of free youtube scores incompetech.com

Lastly the lot is exported as a .wav file for broadcast later at City Park in the good old fashioned way over the airwaves.

PS to save youtube tutes for offline viewing i use http://www.converttoaudio.com/

time-table season 1 broadcasts

Broadcasting live from city park radio 103.7fm Launceston Tasmania Australia, or on the internet live stream

*note all times are Australian eastern standard time

Don’t worry if you miss an episode they will be hosted here on our site so you can listen any time after the repeats finish on cityparkradio.com

Season 1 2016

1 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 1

Sunday 18/9 10:30am Wednesday 21/9 1:30pm Thursday 22/9 6:15pm Saturday 24/9 3:30pm

2 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 2

Sunday 25/9 10:30am Wednesday 28/9 1:30pm Thursday 29/9 6:15pm Saturday 1/10 3:30pm

3 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 3

Sunday 2/10 10:30am Wednesday 5/10 1:30pm Thursday 6/10 6:15pm Saturday 8/10 3:30pm

4 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 4

Sunday 9/10 10:30am Wednesday 12/10 1:30pm Thursday 13/10 6:15pm Saturday 15/10 3:30pm

5 The Doctor & the Planet of Origin episode 1

Sunday 16/10 10:30am Wednesday 19/10 1:30pm Thursday 20/10 6:15pm Saturday 22/10 3:30pm

6 The Doctor & the Planet of Origin episode 2

Sunday 23/10 10:30am Wednesday 26/10 1:30pm Thursday 27/10 6:15pm Saturday 29/10 3:30pm

7 The Doctor & the Vortex of the Nix episode 1

Sunday 30/10 10:30am Wednesday 2/11 1:30pm Thursday 3/11 6:15pm Saturday 5/11 3:30pm

8 The Doctor & the Vortex of the Nix episode 2

Sunday 6/11 10:30am Wednesday 9/11 1:30pm Thursday 10/11 6:15pm Saturday 12/11 3:30pm

broadcast date

as announced on an earlyer post, today the broadcast date is to be revealed and the first episode will be broadcast on Sunday 18th September at around 10:30am Australian eastern standard time, each episode shall be broadcast weekly around the same day and time, I’ll post up a time-table

episode upload date

as anounced on an erlyer post, today the upload date is to be revealed and on the facebook and on this site the first episode will be uploaded on Monday 19th September at around 4pm australian eastern standard time, each episode shall be uploaded weekly around the same day and time

reward

I can hardly believe we have been going at this for over a year thanks to everyone who works hard and those that support us all your patience and hard work will play off and be rewarded

grain of salt

so I got my monthly news letter from city park radio and on it states that upon confirmation the episodes will start on Sunday the 18th I want to strees about the fact that the confirmation has yet to happen, so take this with a grain of salt until confirmation

production values

when this goes to air i want people to realise how many hours we all put into it and understand that the production values that can be achieved by a community of volunteers ran program, the time constraits thre in and the fact that none of us have done this sort of production work before, so if something isn’t as good as what you think, be my guest to try and orginise your own episodes

mis-calculation

the NTFA leauge finishes on Sunday the 3rd of Sept this means we could possibly broudcast on Monday the 4th of Sept, how-ever it seems i mis-calculated on a post earlyer saying the latest we could go to air is Monday the 19th of Sept well its actuly Monday the 26th of Sept (1 week later/7 days)

timeline

so now i have a time line, the next program meeting at city park radio is saturday 3rd of September

the following isnt confirmed but the latest conceveable date to start weekly transmitions is monday 19th of September

season 2 re-shuffle

a number of times i stated that the episodes may change in season 2 but now its happening this is how it looked

Series 2

No#;  Story details                              no# of episodes                                        Written by

4; The Doctor and the dimension jumper Female + male 1st Doctor 20-30min x 2 Amy de Wit

Synopsis; a person lost form another dimensional reality the Doctor must find a way to get her back to her own universe

5;       The Doctor, TBT     Female 1st Doctor    20-30min x 2       Royce Gale

Synopsis; the Doctor meets a super powered girl, whom is the child of a living star

6;         The Doctor, TBT     Female 1st Doctor 20-30min x 2     TBD

Synopsis; Sassar – This legendary evil creature was turned into a stone statue forever… or so it was thought- alien world

7;         The Doctor, TBT   Female 1st Doctor 20-30min x 2    Royce Gale

Synopsis; The Docor and Terry get taken as slaves

8;         The Doctor, TBT  Female 1st Doctor  20-30min x 2     TBD

Synopsis; TBD- alien world W/ the master-mind

9;         The Doctor, TBT    Female 1st Doctor  20-30min x 2      Amy de Wit

Synopsis; The Doctor serches for the golden flower in Japan

10;       The Doctor, TBT     1st Doctor              20-30min x 4         Adam Brooks

Synopsis; The Doctor is caught between two warring armies- alien world

this is how it is going to look

Series 2

No#;  Story details                 no# of episodes                        Written by

4;    The Doctor and the dimension jumper Female + male 1st Doctor 10-15min x 2 Amy de Wit

Synopsis; a person lost form another dimensional reality the Doctor must find a way to get her back to her own universe

5;       The Doctor, TBT Male 1st Doctor      10-15min x 2       Royce Gale

Synopsis; the Doctor meets a super powered girl, whom is the child of a living star

6;         The Doctor, TBT  Female 1st Doctor  10-15min x 2     Adam Brooks

Synopsis; TBD- alien world W/ the master-mind

7;       the Doctor, TBT       Female 1st Doctor   10-15min x 2  Adam Brooks

Synopsis; Terry gets to go home, but gets caught up in an alien invasion

8;         The Doctor, TBT   Female 1st Doctor   10-15min x 2     Royce Gale

Synopsis; The Docor and Terry get taken as slaves

9;         The Doctor, TBT    Female 1st Doctor    10-15min x 2         Amy de Wit

Synopsis; The Doctor serches for the golden flower in Japan

10;       The Doctor, TBT     1st Doctor                10-15min x 4           Adam Brooks

Synopsis; The Doctor is caught between two warring armies- alien world