Radio Soap (serial drama) - HOW TO MAKE IT
Index 'A' to 'Z' (RADIO DRAMA SITE)
TECHNIQUES - FULL RANGE OF RADIO DRAMA TECHNIQUES ON THESE SITES
SCRIPTING - EXAMPLE - CUT OUT THAT 'AND'
BBC Editorial Guidelines - links and excerpts
CHARACTERS - ALAN BECK'S FORMULA FOR THE MAIN CHARACTERS CHARACTERS - Creating a character
CHARACTERS - IS THAT HOW THOSE CHARACTERS 'REALLY' SPEAK?
CHARACTERS - SCRIPTING - Create characters' personalities - always go for results
DISCLAIMER - terms and conditions for this web site
Editorial guidelines - see BBC Editorial Guidelines - links and excerpts Examining - TECHNICAL TERMS & SOME EXPLANATIONS - summary for examiners Examining - EXAMINING - HOW THE SOAP IS MARKED - suggested scheme
Glossary (RADIO DRAMA SITE)
INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT Index 'A' to 'Z' (RADIO DRAMA SITE)
LEGAL - DISCLAIMER - terms and conditions for this web site Locations - moving your characters around and making your plot more exciting Location - Time-space rule or jump cut? CAN THE SAME CHARACTER BE IN THE FOLLOWING SCENE IN ANOTHER LOCATION - A LEAP IN TIME AND SPACE?
Monologues - use them or not? Music signature tune = sig tune Marketing the soap
NAMING THE CHARACTERS
PRODUCTION IN THE STUDIO OR OB (OUTSIDE THE STUDIO) - summary PRODUCTION - Time-keeping - keeping to five minutes for each episode PRODUCTION - Be consistent - you have to match production up (in the Studio and OB outside) PRODUCTION - Think script when recording
PRODUCER - business side, budgets, contracts, marketing
POST-PRODUCTION - SUMMARY POST-PRODUCTION - Have confidence in your listener in post-production POST-PRODUCTION - Marketing the soap POST-PRODUCTION - Get a new pair of ears to listen to your post-production work POST-PRODUCTION - Once a scene has been established, reduce the SFXs POST-PRODUCTION - Predict the rhythm of each Episode POST-PRODUCTION - Underscoring music versus FXs POST-PRODUCTION - Set up the soap web site POST-PRODUCTION - You can cheat a little
SCRIPTS - training scripts - radio soaps (short-form serial dramas) - LIST ON THESE SITES Setting up the SOAP BIBLE SCRIPTING -ALAN BECK'S FORMULA FOR THE MAIN CHARACTERS SCRIPTING - IS THAT HOW THOSE CHARACTERS 'REALLY' SPEAK? SCRIPTING - EXAMPLE - CUT OUT THAT 'AND' SCRIPTING - INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT SCRIPTING - Sci-Fi plot suggestions for scripting SCRIPTING - Create characters' personalities - always go for results SCRIPTING - Example of 'The Canterbury Vampires' - plot - characters - research - locations SCRIPTING - NAMING THE CHARACTERS SCRIPTING - Think "recording" when scripting SCRIPTING - Finding the soap title SCRIPTING - subtext SCRIPTING - Swear words - exclamations - profanities (SUBSTITUTES) Storyboard - layout of scenes and details - how to make it work for you 'THE CANTERBURY VAMPIRES' - 50 episodes - Radio Soap (Serial Drama)
'WRAP PACK' - RADIO SERIAL DRAMA (SOAP) 'Wrap Pack' - Scenes 1-1-2, 1-1-4 one male, one female (Jack, Sarah) 'Wrap Pack' 1-2-3 - two males (Jack and Colin) 'Wrap Pack' 1-3-5 - two males, one female (Jack, Colin, Olivia) 'Wrap Pack' 1-4-1 - one female, one male (Olivia, Colin) 'Wrap Pack' 2.2.5 - Olivia + Jack + Colin
'SPACE DETECTIVES' 'SPACE DETECTIVES' - Episodes 1-5
TECHNIQUES - FULL RANGE OF RADIO DRAMA TECHNIQUES ON THESE SITES TECHNICAL TERMS & SOME EXPLANATIONS - summary for examiners Trails
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