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Radiosonic goes to Gallifrey!


Radiosonic still alive and well!

In fact, Line Producer aralias and Production Assistant praedestinatio are so alive and well that they'll be at Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles in a little under two weeks, February 15-17.

While we won't have an official presence there (this year!) please feel free to stalk us and ask a myriad of questions.

praedestinatio will be in costume most of the weekend as Shalka!Master, Survival!Master, Professor Yana, or Jo Grant (Day of the Daleks version), and aralias will be in Shalka!Doctor, Three, and Something Else TBA.

Also if anyone who's a a member of Radiosonic or has contributed would like to meet up, we'd love to meet you! (Or see you again, as the case may be)
Please let us know :D

praedestinatio will also have the Radiosonic twitter for the weekend, so do feel free to shoot us a line.
Hello. Currently looking to cast episode 4 of our Shalka audio series. It's called 'The Immortality Pedlars' and has been written by vonquixote.

The plot:
Our heroes land in ancient Byzantium and encounter a man who appears to have cracked the secret to Immortality. This episode has jokes, a song, ethical and theological dilemmas, and SCIENCE.

We are mostly looking for blokes, I'm afraid, but there are two female parts available - both parts have quite a few lines/4 or 5 scenes each.

Deadline for audition pieces is fairly flexible, but we'd ideally like to hear from you by August 14th.

How our auditions work/time commitment stuff - explanation now much shorterCollapse )

Audition dialogue - please audition for any/all characters you're interested inCollapse )

In summary:
1. Record and upload audition sections for any parts you're interested in.
2. Comment (all comments are screened) or email radiosonicworkshop@gmail.com with a link to your upload.
3. Ideal audition deadline August 14th 2012.

Episode 4 casting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who auditioned!

Podcast! Pros/Cons of Fannish Production

I thought it was probably about time we did another podcast, so Erin and I did another podcast.

In this podcast we discuss the pros and cons of producing Doctor Who audio drama as a fan project, rather than as part of a licensed company. These include no money (pro!), no money (con!), no money (pro!), no money (con!), no money (pro!), and no Paul McGann (boo).

Also includes a rough clip of episode 6: 'Paths to Victory' by birdsarecalling

Audition post - episode 1

Hullo! Currently looking to cast episode 1, which (as the podcasts may have told you) is sent in ancient Egypt - specifically the Armarna period. It's possible that if we think you'd be good for a character in one of the other un-cast episodes, based on these readings, that we may ask you to play a different role, but largely we're looking for Ancient Egyptians, here. To be played with British accents please - Northern or Scottish accents ideal.

Deadline for audition pieces is fairly flexible, but we'd ideally like to hear from you by April 14th.

How our auditions work/time commitment stuff - explanation now much shorterCollapse )

Audition dialogue - please audition for any/all characters you're interested inCollapse )

In summary:
1. Record and upload audition sections for any parts you're interested in.
2. Comment (all comments are screened) or email radiosonicworkshop@gmail.com with a link to your upload.
3. Ideal audition deadline April 14th 2012.

Episode 1 casting now closed. Thanks to everyone who auditioned!
Ans, our most excellent Head of Music, asked if we could compile a document laying out who/what/why, which we could then give to those people who were helping us who haven't heard quite as many Rob Shearman audios as maybe they should have we have.

This seemed like a very good idea, and so x_los wrote a really long thing and I edited it a bit. The result is below, because it may be useful to other people who want to get involved. It answers the following questions (some of which you may know the answers to already):

What is audio drama?
So will Radiosonic productions be like these other audio productions?
What is this “Scream of the Shalka” thing anyway?
Why are we doing this?
How will we market and distribute the series once its done?
What specifically will happen in this series?
What’s the story so far - production wise?
How can I get involved in this Radiosonic thing?

find all the answers (yes, all) hereCollapse )


It's been a while, but radio_sonic is back with another podcast.

aralias, vonquixote, and (briefly) x_los discuss what's been going on in the Radiosonic world, including thoughts on acting, Cybermen, and the episode 5 readthrough. This podcast also comes with a free clip of almost none of the final actors from this scene in a scene from episode 5: Terror/Destiny/Children of the Jayhawks by neveralarch

Radiosonic Podcast 3: What's Up? Long Time, No See by radiosonic

Do you want to be on the production team?

We are looking for:

* Directors - who have directed at least one show in any medium
* Editors - no experience necessary
* SFX sourcers - no experience necessary
* Music sourcers - no experience necessary
* Musicians of all types, but particularly string instrumentalists and percussionists
* Composers
* Production Assistants - experience: good at lists, sending emails, and staying in touch. It would be great if you'd run or modded a fest/comm/similar.

If you're willing to do any of these tasks PLEASE get in contact with us. The work should be both fun and rewarding and, as you can see, no experience is necessary for a lot of the roles we need. When we do ask for experience, we're just wondering how best to assign you and working out what you'd be most comfortable doing, rather than judging you for a job interview.





Just sent out a mass email/some PMs to anyone that I could think of who suggested they might be interested in editing. If I missed you/you didn't volunteer but now you would like to - let me know, and I will send you the spiel. Delightedly.

We now have most of episode 2 and most of episode 7 recorded. V exciting.

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas/other holiday, and have a Happy New Year!

P.S. SFX and Music people... you should be contacted in the next week or so. Happy New Year to you too.
A few weeks ago x_los, vonquixote, ashteth (aka Jon's girlfriend/Henchman #2 in an episode as yet undisclosed), and I sat down in two different places and watched the original 'Scream of the Shalka' webcasts all the way through. We had thoughts and said them out loud and recorded them, and now if you want to listen to these thoughts they are uploaded to the internet in the form of podcasts.

Each section starts right at the beginning of the episode (with the BBCi logo), and goes on approximately the episode ends. Part 5 goes on for substantially longer than that.

As a disclaimer I'd like to mention that the best part of 'Scream of the Shalka' is its dialogue, which we couldn't really hear. So we focused on the plotting and the animation, which, as you may know, is not the best part of Shalka. Any harping on about slow moving plot or REG eyebrow is done with affection.

Here are the commentary parts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
They're also on iTunes for download.

You can watch Shalka either at the BBC official website or Dailymotion or YouTube.

Mini podcast

The first official recording (rather than the rough readthrough) is done, and goes out to editors some time later this month.

In other news, you can now subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes!

Partly to celebrate this, and partly because I had it knocking around and meant to post it some time, here's another mini-podcast. I couldn't work out how to paste this into the longer 'Writers and Influences' podcast, but it properly belongs there. It's a quick discussion of the Gothic novel, our Doctor Who, and the Gothic novel and Doctor Who in general. Largely conducted by x_los and bagheera_san.

Radiosonic Podcast: 2.5 (Influences - the Gothic) by radiosonic


Audition reminder


Still very much looking for voice actors - particularly voice actors with American accents. This is for the college football/Daemons episode penned by neveralarch. There are many jokes, and plenty of high speed chases and misunderstandings.

Don't be put off by the high-tech spiel at the bottom. Essentially all you need is a quiet place and a microphone that isn't the built-in one in your computer. And some time, obviously.

If you were thinking about auditioning - please do check out this post.


It's time for the second Radiosonic podcast! Chatting in real time about their influences are aralias, x_los, bagheera_san, and neveralarch, with the help of bessyboo as technical support, time keeper, and thinker of thoughts. Talking to us from the past or the future are vonquixote and birdsarecalling. This podcast is about what influences the Radiosonic writers, in particular: what we stole from Doctor Who and Big Finish (consciously or unconsciously) and what we chose not to steal.

The podcast also contains two rough clips of the first episode to go into production, episode 2: The Shackles of the Wolf. These clips are from the very first readthrough with the actors. The director has yet to issue direction, the pacing is off thanks to Skype's lag and my dodgy cutting, the audio quality is bad, and the sound effects are being read in by the Production Manager. Nevertheless, it seemed a nice thing to put into the podcast since we have these clips, and it should be interesting to see how radically different the scenes sound by the time the episode is actually finished.

N.B. Although we talk about the relative gayness of the writing team and our roots in fanfiction, it is worth noting that there is no explicit Doctor/Master slash in series 1.

Please enjoy the podcast.

Radiosonic Podcast: 2 (Writers+Influences) by radiosonic

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Links to Big Finish audios mentioned in the PodcastCollapse )

What we didn't say in the podcast is that there are more audition pieces up. Check out this post for UK, USA, and Australian accent parts, ranging from major characters in the episode to news reader types.

Also - the production team recruitment post is always open.