[Hpr] Casting Call: Hacker Public Radio Audiobook production.

Ken Fallon ken.fallon at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 11:59:39 PDT 2011

Would it be good to have some sample pages to read out ?


On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 12:29 AM, Patrick Dailey <pdailey03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A while back 5150 proposed that we produce an audiobook using only HPR
> contributors as actors. Several people Responded positively, and said they
> would like to participate. Well, we now have a script. It was originally
> written as a screenplay, so it needs a little work to make the visual bits
> work as audio only, but I don't think that will take too long. It's almost
> ready to go as is. 5150 and Integgroll have stepped up to help me make
> editorial and casting decisions and get other producer type stuff done.
> This is a casting call of sorts. We need some voice actors, but we'll also
> need some sound effects, and perhaps some music. I may ask people to create
> sound effects, and upload them to the freesound project, or just to find
> such sounds. I'm not sure what We'll need yet, but I'd like to know who's
> interested in helping out. I was considering asking the Open Source
> Musician's Podcast to consider doing a "tune storm" for some music, but I'd
> like to know if you guys think we should keep it all in house, or
> collaborate on that.
> The story is a SciFi/adventure that's also a lighthearted Free Software
> allegory, so it's a perfect fit for HPR. It will run between 50 and 80
> minutes, I think, so it may be broken up into two or three episodes if it's
> too long for just one. I'm really not sure.
> The plan is to record with actors using mumble but also recording locally to
> get the best possible sound quality. I'll mix it all in audacity, unless
> someone else wants that job, or wants to do it with ardour or whatever.
> As is, There are 4 male roles, 3 female roles, and 6 androgynous roles. Most
> of the male and female roles could be swapped also to match our supply of
> actors. If we get more people than that, We'll add parts to make sure that
> everyone who's interested can participate. The protagonist and major roll is
> female. She will have a majority of the speaking parts, thus the biggest
> time commitment of all the actors.
> If you're interested, please send me a voice sample so I can sort out the
> cast, or let me know what you're willing to do so I have some idea about
> that too. Please use my personal email address for this so that we don't
> clutter up the regular mailing list. pdailey03 at gmail.com
> Thank you for hearing me out on this.
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