'The Canterbury Vampires'
SCRIPT FOR PRESS RELEASE & TRAIL & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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
clump 2 summary 3. Hallowe'en - Caroline- episodes 11-15 clump 3 summary
4. Guy Fawkes - Emily - episodes 16-20
clump 4 summary 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
EPISODE EPISODE EPISODE EPISODE EPISODE
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