'The Canterbury Vampires'

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Here's the plot! 'Magic Studies' students at the University fight - undercover - the Canterbury Vampires. (Yes! - it's a chic cocktail of 'Harry Potter' and 'Buffy'.) The enemy vampires live in the railway tunnel under the campus hill - which really exists!

Our heroes and heroines defeat the invaders at a showdown in the campus radio station ('LoveBite FM') and even solve a murder - a repeat of one famous in Canterbury Cathedral history. Spookiness goes teeth-shaped with sky-diving - recorded on location! There's time-travel, love potions, and the vampires run a 'Give Blood Van' smuggling operation! Finally - the students defeat the vampires and their fangs of massive destruction!

'The Canterbury Vampires' is an enormous enterprise - fifty episodes - and aims at adventures in sound, pushing soap conventions to the limit. It has a cast of forty.

'It's a vampires' world! We humans only live in it!'

 1. Freshers week - James Henry episodes 1-5  

 2. Salem witch trials - Elouise - episodes 6-10

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 3. Hallowe'en - Caroline- episodes 11-15  clump 3 summary

 4. Guy Fawkes - Emily - episodes 16-20

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 5. Christmas - Emily C - episodes 21-25  clump 5 Summary
 6. New Year - Sarah - episodes 26-30  clump 6 summary
 7. Valentine's day - Vicky- episodes 31-35  clump 7 summary
 8. Rag week - Ali- episodes 36-40  clump 8 summary
 9. Finals - Amy episodes 41-45  clump 9 summary
 10. The Summer Ball - Dennie episodes 46-50  clump 10 summary

 CHARACTERS
 CHARITY
PENELOPE
MILES
PROFESSOR ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
 DJ SMOOTH
 
 FARA
 ROB
 DIRECTOR
 TYRA
LISETTE
 JUSTIN
 SUDBURY (Episode 21
 BARMAN (Episode 22

 VAMPIRES
 FINTON
 MORPHEUS
 BRENTON
 AURORA
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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 TECHNICAL NOTES NEEDED FOR EACH SCENE - PRODUCTION-POSTPRODUCTION information - FXs - microphone positions - scene boundaries - music
 HOW MANY WORDS FOR A 5-MINUTE EPISODE? HOW MANY SCENES?
 STANDARDIZING FILE NAMES
 Scene boundaries - CHART FOR CHOICES - straight cut / fade in / fade out / crossfade / 'Archers' fade / music bridge / FX bridge / montage
 SOUND CENTRE - FIXED SOUND CENTRE - the centre of the sound picture remains fixed in the same place + MOVING SOUND CENTRE - 'we go with'
 Microphone positions
 Atmos bed (underneath the scene dialogue) - establishes scene location or scenery
 Music - underscoring, signature tune (for soap or play), emotional, dramatic, music bridge
  DIRECTING THE ACTOR
 Radio drama - various PRODUCTION techniques
 THREE PHASES OF PRODUCTION - PRE-PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION, POSTPRODUCTION
 PRODUCTION - team - working out of sequence - in studio- OB - check the actors
 POSTPRODUCTION - the Product - being creative and an engineer
 PRODUCTION OUT OF SEQUENCE
 'SOAP FACTORY' - FOUR SYSTEMS RUNNING TOGETHER
  ALAN BECK'S FORMULA FOR THE MAIN CHARACTERS
 
 MOOD NOTES FOR THE ACTORS - supporting your actors with detailed guided notes on emotions and interpretations
 

 

 

 

 

 

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