19 Nocturne Boulevard
Wheeality Productions features 19 Nocturne Boulevard, Bingo the Birthday Clown, The Deadeye Kid, The Tone Didactic (blogs on audio drama), and guest starring Warp'd Space! Whew!
Bingo the Birthday Clown:  #5

The fate of a favorite....

 

Music by Project System 12

Direct download: BBClown_s01_ep05.mp3
Category:Bingo_the_Birthday_Clown -- posted at: 5:02pm PDT

A rant about being secretive.  Wandering around to chat about where ideas come from. 
Direct download: 37_ideas_possession_hubris.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:53pm PDT

Not so much a blog, since my head is entirely hollow at this time of year, but a piece of fanfic I wrote for a contest a while back (yes, fanfic - I know, I hate most of it, but there it is...).

No, I won't say what it's a fanfic of (though I may have mentioned it before), except that it's not any of the standards.... 

Fanfic means I make absolutely no claim to the characters, etc.  That's one reason I'm not mentioning who they are...

So Merry Xmas (HFotP)!!!
Direct download: 36_fanfic_xmas.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:33pm PDT

19 Nocturne Boulevard - Three Exes for Xmas

Carla Skray, CEO of Tammuz Inc., chief exploiter of hordes of unliving workers, finds herself "haunted" by her ex husbands - returned as the same zombies she employs...

Direct download: 19Noc_3Xes_for_Xmas1.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 1:20am PDT

Saki's Birthday! - The Phantom Luncheon One of Saki's prankster tales.  Short and funny.  Enjoy!
Direct download: 19Noc_Saki_Phantom_Luncheon.mp3
Category:Edwardian_Entertainment -- posted at: 4:10pm PDT

personal versus impersonal storytelling.

Direct download: 35_lao_personal_tales_buddy_movies.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:32pm PDT

Bingo the Birthday Clown:  #4

It's episode 256 - again.  And again.  And again.

 

Music by Project System 12

Direct download: BBClown_s01_ep04.mp3
Category:Bingo_the_Birthday_Clown -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT

Babbling away.  Address question from Tanja about sound effects.
Links mentioned:
Mail Order Zombie
Lightning Bolt Theater of the Mind
Pink and Blue xbox 360 podcast
Satan and the Lord movie reviews
Elvatorium
International Dialects of English Archive
Direct download: 34_accents_cockney_sound_effects.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

19 Nocturne Boulevard - The Gift of the Zombi

Can Ben and Mia - zombies in love - find the perfect gifts for each other for Christmas?  Guest starring Brother D and Miss Bren of Mail Order Zombie!!

Direct download: 19Noc_Gift_of_the_Zombi1.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 12:04am PDT

PromEvil recap

For those just joining us, I wanted to re-post the four links to PromEvil, since it's my first multi-part series.
8)
...and since they've all rolled off the page.

8)
PromEvil1
PromEvil2
PromEvil3
PromEvil4

Category:Info_dump -- posted at: 6:42pm PDT

Warp'd Space #2 - Warp'd Space - "Our Way"

The fate of the Drake lies in the collective hands of Pilot, as they try and guide the newly-repaired ship out of Warp'd Space.  Meanwhile, the security team deals with the aftermath of the explosion.

Cover art by Brett Coulstock!
Direct download: WS002Our_Way.mp3
Category:Warpd_Space -- posted at: 8:21pm PDT

More talk on theme, and writing evil.  Talking about psychos - Mr. Frost and Dexter.
Also included a renaissance-y song I wrote many years ago (don't worry, it's at the end). 
Tip from Glen on cold reading (Thanx!)

Music by Zlata Dzardanova (myspace / website [in russian])
Direct download: 33_theme_evil_mr_frost_randomness.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT

Bingo the Birthday Clown:  #3 "Talent Show" Hairy Christmas! Bingo forgot his glasses!
Direct download: BBClown_s01_ep03.mp3
Category:Bingo_the_Birthday_Clown -- posted at: 8:22am PDT

Randomnimity!
8)
and some slight spoilers for one of my xmas episodes.
Direct download: 32_dickens_common_stories_more_basics.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:22pm PDT

Hey, I've made a page on the main site where all the blogs to date link in. 

Right here! 

It's so anyone wanting to get caught up doesn't have to hunt through all the pages.
8)
Enjoy!
--Julie
Category: -- posted at: 8:32am PDT

19 Nocturne Boulevard - Hostel Territory (Deadeye Kid #3)

Even in the middle of a blizzard, Lem and Fanshaw find someone in need of help - outlaws have taken over a Quaker hostel, holding the proprietress and her children hostage.

Direct download: 19Noc_Hostel_Territory_DeK31.mp3
Category:Deadeye_Kid -- posted at: 11:08pm PDT

Mentioning lots of cool stuff this week! 
Tip from Glen Hallstrom

Writing/editing notes http://www.yourscreenplaysucks.com/html/chapter_61.html

Encyclopedia of the weird west http://weirdwesterns.wordpress.com/

Mail order zombie - my guest stars for xmas! http://mailorderzombie.libsyn.com/

The audio drama directory - http://theaudiodramadirectory.com/

The new anthology on the block - http://inthegloamingpodcasts.wordpress.com

Satan and the lord review movies - http://www.satanandthelord.webs.com/

Audio literary magazine http://dunesteef.com/

Chick tracts (not chick trax) http://www.chick.com/READING/TRACTS/0046/0046_01.ASP

Cadaverlab http://www.podcast.cadaverlab.org/

The music for this blog - http://www.jamendo.com/en/search/all/cvijaxo


Direct download: 31_cruelty_action_narration_audio_texture.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT

Bingo the Birthday Clown:  #2 "Star Crunch - Star Crunch!
Eat it for breakfast, eat it for lunch!"
Direct download: BBClown_s01_ep02.mp3
Category:Bingo_the_Birthday_Clown -- posted at: 6:48pm PDT

short blog this week.  have a cold....
8)
Direct download: 30_interjections_learning_by_rote.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

19 Nocturne Boulevard - The Rookie In a very dark (and possibly very near) future, masked serial killers roam the halls of an industrial apartment complex - complete with their own fan clubs and Saturday morning cartoon shows.

Cover art by Brett Coulstock
Music by PeerGynt Lobogris.
Direct download: 19Noc_The_Rookie.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 9:02pm PDT

Bingo the Birthday Clown, episode 1 - And the saga begins....

BINGO THE BIRTHDAY CLOWN

Episode 1, "Before".
Before what?  Just "before".

HTML clipboardMusic by Project System 12 - via Jamendo

Next episode in two weeks.
Direct download: BBClown_s01_ep01.mp3
Category:Bingo_the_Birthday_Clown -- posted at: 5:06pm PDT

Fight scenes.  A little wandering.

Music by DaCapo (available through Jamendo)
Direct download: 29_fight_scenes.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:33am PDT

PromEvil - part 4 "Home before Curfew"

See who lives, who dies, and who finds romance at the Polk High prom, in this, the final installment...

Part of 19 Nocturne Bouelvard's 1st anniversary celebration!


Music Links:
Sinkhole
Incompetech.com

Direct download: 19Noc_PromEvil_4.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 12:17am PDT

Don't forget to check out the special Halloween events at Icebox Radio Theater and The Sonic Society - each is playing a brand new 19 Nocturne Boulevard episode for Halloween!!

<whew - we get around, eh?>

And PromEvil 4 on 10/31
Category:Info_dump -- posted at: 8:11pm PDT

Don't hate me because I'm tired.
8P
I'm getting back off the fence and leaving the blogs here until someone tells me they hate when i do that.
8)

Some links: 
My old blogs
Ed Emberley
Music by Mindwatcher
Direct download: 28_file_naming_mix_and_render_sleep_deprivation.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

PromEvil - part 3 "What a doll!"

Part 3:  "What a doll!"

Trapped in Polk High with some kind of murderer, Hal, Lyn, Gee (and all the rest) must fight for survival!! 

Find out who's doing the killing! 

Part of 19 Nocturne Bouelvard's 1st anniversary celebration!


Music Links:
Sinkhole
Incompetech.com

Direct download: 19Noc_PromEvil_3.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

PromEvil part 2 "Ins and Outs"

[Part 2 of 4]  19 Nocturne Boulevard and Wheeality Productions presents our very first "audio movie"! 

Part 2:  "Ins and Outs"

Will Hal and Lyn ever run into each other?
Will Todd find his true love?
Will Barb ever shut up?....

Part of 19 Nocturne Bouelvard's 1st anniversary celebration!

Music Links:
Sinkhole
Incompetech.com

[note:  some harsh language]

Direct download: 19Noc_PromEvil_2.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 2:13am PDT

I thought there was some way for people to separate or select what they got in a feed - but I guess I'm wrong (I'm a show producer - not a podcasting expert - sorry!). 

So to stop forcing everyone to get my blog, I'm going to move it to the wordpress site.  I'll post here and let everyone who's interested know as each one comes out.
8)
--Julie
Category: -- posted at: 1:40pm PDT

Lots of random stuff - I was insomniac.

I talk a lot about ways to vary repetitive sound effects, babble about music and people who haven't changed their browsers....

Music by Chaos Module (except in Russian). 

Acting tip from Glen!
Direct download: 27_5am_varyingFX.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:07am PDT

PromEvil, part 1 of 4

From 2009

[Part 1 of 4]  19 Nocturne Boulevard and Wheeality Productions presents our very first "audio movie"! 

PromEvil takes you to that most horrifying of places - HIGH SCHOOL.  On prom night, naturally.  And something horrible is about to come out of the woodshop, and we don't mean Hal in his school mascot costume....

Part of 19 Nocturne Boulevard's 1st anniversary celebration!


Music Links:
Sinkhole
Incompetech.com

Direct download: 19Noc_PromEvil_1.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT

Just a side note to everyone - I mentioned it in my blog, but also wanted to put in print - don't forget to check for brand new 19 Nocturne Boulevard episodes this month at Wander Radio, Sonic Society, and Icebox Radio Theater!!!  (see blog post below for links)
Category:Info_dump -- posted at: 1:05am PDT

Lots of random interesting stuff.

mixing and constructing group noises/background noise

Pasting around blank space

Saving block

LINKS:

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

Shadow out of Tim by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Love this album, but i also rant a bit about supporting small artists (like us). 

Forlorn Hope (short film from Sweden)


PLACES PLAYING EXTRA 19 NOCTURNE FOR HALLOWEEN!!!

Wander radio

Sonic society

Icebox Radio Theater

Radio Drama Revival


Direct download: 26_HPLFF_crowds_mixingbackground_missing_blocks.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:45am PDT

Warp'd Space, episode 1 - "Milk Run" Warp'd Space is a space opera set in the far-flung future of humanity.  Rather than focusing on huge space battles and spiffy laser swords, Warp'd Space tells the story of people on a colony ship - a ship they will be on for a very long time. 

Milk Run introduces the colony ship The Drake and its passengers and crew.

For cast lists and details, check out the official page at www.warpd-space.com!

Julie's note:  I am proud to usher in a new podcaster - my apprentice Kim Poole.  Warp'd Space : Milk Run is the first episode, both in this new series, and from this new producer.

Enjoy!
--Julie Hoverson
Direct download: WS001Milk_Run.mp3
Category:Warpd_Space -- posted at: 3:17pm PDT

What's going on with the show?  I'm working away like mad - that's what vacations are for.  That and being late....
;)
I talk more about the three act structure for writing, and a couple of plot things to do - upping the stakes and introducing a ticking clock.

I use a movie example you would NEVER guess is one of my favorite films.

Then, for the non-writers, I talk about how I made demony voices for an episode that's not even out yet - how's that for anticipation?

Links I mention:
HPpodcast
My Bingo page
The music I cannot pronounce:   Projekt Niewidzialne Swinie
Direct download: 25_3act_again_upping_stakes_movie_example_demony_voices.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:09am PDT

A lot of news, and some production tips... while I ramble.  I'm trying reducing the size of the file by re-encoding the mp3 bit rate (or whatever), so i can still fit everything up here as podcasts.  You should be able to selectively subscribe, so if you want just the show, or just the blogs - please let me know if you can't for any reason. 

[I'll be adding new shows - Warp'd Space & Bingo the Birthday Clown - very soon, and will need to be sure and figure out how that all works so people can choose what they want....]

Don't forget to come and friend us on MySpace!!!  Krystal Baker (Amber in "Chillin'") is our MySpace Administrator.

Another tip from Glen (a new one, I promise).

Music from Duir (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Duir)
Direct download: 24_series_recording_using_the_indoors_voice.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

19 Nocturne Boulevard - DraculaDotCom

An irreverent re-imagining of the classic Stoker tale, as relayed in emails and other electronic media.

 

Music by Jamick (available in English through Jamendo)

Opening theme by Kevin MacLeod

Cover art by Brett Coulstock

Direct download: 19Noc_DraculaDotCom1.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT

Don't worry - they'll keep coming!  Just that space is a bit of a premium, and the "real show" comes first. 

I will post a message here each time a new blog goes up - they'll be appearing for download over on the 19 Nocturne Boulevard wordpress site. 

Anyway - today's rant!!!  What the heck did i call it...?

Wacky weirdness.  Blending genres.  Women archetypes in old time radio.  using music.  etc.

Plus a tip from Glen!

Music by Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech.com

Direct download: 23_way_wacky_weirdness_women_music_mixing_tones.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

19 Nocturne Boulevard - Drawer 23

A young med student working graveyard in the morgue finds a ghost in a very unexpected place...


Cover art by Brett Coulstock
Music by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com


Direct download: 19Noc_Drawer_231.mp3
Category:19_Nocturne_Boulevard -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

A way to define personality - use music taste.  The movie Mirrors and why it sucks, and what we can learn from it.  The "right amount" of sound effects.  Tip from Glen.
Music by Celestial Aeon

These blogs will be moving soon - over to my wordpress page, and 19 Nocturne Boulevard (the regular shows) will be on this feed.  Sorry to be confusing...
--Julie

Direct download: 22_music_as_personality_mirrors_sound_effects.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 8:56pm PDT

<a href="http://www.podcastalley.com/"> My Podcast Alley feed!</a> {pca-375e4e183f0de22bb17c53c6370ba16d}
Category:Info_dump -- posted at: 8:15am PDT

More randomness.  Naming of files.  New look to the website (with help from Brett!).  Censorship.  More on Marketing.  H.H. Holmes, serial killer - and why it's hard to adapt stories from life.

Finally figured out how to put Brett Coulstock's awesome banner masthead up on here!!!

Music by Project System 12 again.

Direct download: 21_marketing_censorship_naming_files.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

Crazy stuff.

Direct download: 20_dystopia_breathyness_antagonist.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

Once again I wander as I rant.  I answer (as best I can) BillH's question about how to write a short story script, and verge off into both the land of promoting a show once you've made it, and talk a bit about copyright and trademarks stuff - like using public domain properties, naming of names, and the hazards of fanfic. 
And another tip from Glenn, since i spaced last week...

Direct download: 19_short_scripts_advertising_faces.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 4:59pm PDT

Lots of random stuff.  Some ranting on dealing with actors.  8)

Direct download: 18_human_resources_villains_mirror_characters.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

Tired and gibbering, I attempt to address a question from Bill Hollweg - about selecting and using music.

Not sure if I succeed...
;)
Music is "Pictures at an Exhibition" by the Skidmore College Orchestra - I've used it before, but it's actually appropriate for this topic....

Direct download: 17_music.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 11:45pm PDT

OK, for all those who waited patiently while i got adaptation out of my system....

Some of my seat fo the pants techniques for mixing voices, for adding background noise/music, and some comments on mic technique.

Also another acting tip from Smokestack Jones!
Music by Josh Woodward (www.joshwoodward.com)

Direct download: 16_editing_voices_background_noise.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

yes, more on adaptation, talking about characters.  Also balancing tension with release.  and another acting tip from Smokestack Jones!

Music from Flores Negras

Direct download: 15_adaptation_3_tension_and_release.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT

Continuing from last week, I went mad and found four stories that grabbed me and demanded to be adapted. 

So, I take a story ("A Tropical Horror" by William Hope Hodgson) step by step and talk about some of the choices and changes I made for the adaptation.

Direct download: 14_adaptation_2.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 11:36pm PDT

I start to talk about adaptation, but wander a lot.  There still might be some gems in here.  Plus an acting tip from Glenn Hallstrom.  Background by Uberlulu.

Direct download: 13_adaptation.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT

I realized that much of what I say about audacity assumes a certain amount of knowledge - so I go back to to REAL basics.  Even if you know audacity, listen to this - so you can correct any mistakes i made....
;)
Also a writing exercise...

Direct download: 12_basic_audacity_cut_cut_cut.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 6:45pm PDT

Answering a question from Brett who makes the covers - at least, I try to answer...
8)
Music by Project System 12

Direct download: 11_settings_details_fudging.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 9:25pm PDT

Music by FCO Jav.

Direct download: 10_where_does_a_story_start.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 9:11pm PDT

First impressions - opening lines, opening scenes.

Link to accent database:  http://web.ku.edu/~idea/europe/england/england.htm

 

 

Direct download: 9_first_impressions.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 8:02pm PDT

I address the dreaded question "where do you get your ideas?"  Then talk about the three act structure.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com

Direct download: 8_ideas_three_act_crying.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 5:47am PDT

Here's the monologues mentioned in the 'cast:

Monologue A - BLACK SHEEP

No one in the family respects me - the black sheep, they say; or if they're kinder, they call me the prodigal - basically a biblical word for screwup.  So why even try?  Why disappoint them when they all work so hard to point out my shortcomings?  I'll just be the screwup they all believe I am.  Except my brother, of course.  He's just a bit brighter than the rest, as if he might be able to see past my façade, and actually understand the machinations underneath.  So I fear he must die.  He and that bitch of a wife, who gives me that cold fish eye every time I walk into her iceberg-inducing presence.

 

Monologue B - ELIZABETH (from Frankenstein)

I am the cousin of the unhappy child who was murdered, or rather his sister, for I was educated by, and have lived with his parents ever since and even long before his birth. It may, therefore, be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion. But when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character. I am well acquainted with the accused. I have lived in the same house with her, at one time for five and at another for nearly two years. During all that period she appeared to me the most amiable and benevolent of human creatures. She nursed Madame Frankenstein, my aunt, in her last illness, with the greatest affection and care. And afterward attended her own mother during a tedious illness, in a manner that excited the admiration of all who knew her, after which she again lived in my uncle's house, where she was beloved by all the family. She was warmly attached to the child who is now dead, and acted toward him like a most affectionate mother. For my own part, I do not hesitate to say that, notwithstanding all the evidence produced against her, I believe and rely on her perfect innocence. She had no temptation for such an action. As to the bauble on which the chief proof rests, if she had earnestly desired it, I should have willingly given it to her, so much do I esteem and value her.

Direct download: 7_monologues_shortcuts.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 6:31pm PDT

Blog 6 - get a designated listener, fading music, cutting the middle of words.

Direct download: 6_listener_cut_words_fade_music.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 10:06am PDT

5 Tips for actors - the infamous three takes; how to fool noise removal; breaking through writer's block; using room tone.  Much gibbering.

Music by Antonio Gervasoni

Direct download: 5_crashing_blocks_three_takes_uboats.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 12:31am PDT

Direct download: 4_voice_editing.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 11:53pm PDT

I talk about upcoming stuff in the show, read some fan mail, and then talk about research, and why to do it - and finally focus on the naming of characters, particularly in a historical context.

Music by Buz Hendricks and Somewhere Near Jazz Street.

Direct download: 3_names_research_medieval.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 9:57pm PDT

I start a series of pieces about personality types, with a focus on how they can help a writer create character types they may not be as conversant with.  Then, I discuss creating interesting villains.
Music by Josh Woodward

Direct download: villains.mp3
Category:Tone_Didactic -- posted at: 7:19am PDT

Horror podcasting network, thanks to Mudoogul, kudos to Brett for the awesome CD cover art for The Outpost; tips on acting (speed); writing a group; five minutes of raw studio.

Direct download: 1_groups.mp3
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