If you are interested in producing audio theatre -- or if you already do! - this is the place to be. We invite those of you who HAVE written, acted in, produced, directed, or engineered audio theatre to make this page an even more powerful resource. We at Mind's Ear are fortunate to have learned the craft at the sides of the modern masters: David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre, Sarah Montague of Exit 3 Productions, Charles Potter, and more. It was through their generosity of spirit and experience that we gained not only the technical and creative information needed, but the PASSION for this art form. Our hope is to build a dynamic online workshop and roundtable, through which others can share and benefit from the experiences of peers in the industry:
Have you written an article you'd like to share?
Have you taught a class in audio production recently, and have notes to share?
Is your organization hosting an educational event or workshop?
Have you discovered a neat little trick which makes your life easier in the studio or field?
LET US KNOW!
Email your helpful hints to us today! We've started with our own info below, and more will be added regularly.
THE READING ROOM: Articles of interest to audio producers, playwrights, actors and more.
TIPS: Short, simple suggestions to make your job as an audio artisan easier. 50 words or less
TRICKS: Simple little ideas to make your life easier in studio or in the field.
THE STUDIO ROUNDTABLE: Have a question you'd like answered by your peers? Submit it and we'll post all the answers we recieve. OCTOBER'S ISSUE: What's the biggest challenge you face as an audio theatre artisan -- and how have you dealt with that challenge? Email your answers to us today!
GRAB BAG: Everything else!
If so, please let us know and we'll share the information. We can all benefit from an open exchange of experiences and skills.
THE READING ROOM
The Making of French Quarter: A Labor of Love on Location, by Joel Pierson
Are You Experienced? The Writing of The Dante Experience, by Scott D. Southard
OCTOBER 2004: What's the biggest challenge you face as an audio theatre artisan -- and how have you dealt with that challenge?
Dana from Mind's Ear Audio Productions, Bloomington, IN: In my opinion, the biggest challenge facing contemporary audio theatre artisans is connecting with an audience. It can be difficult to line up airplay on larger stations, and even when there is an interest, there is rarely a budget for marketing your work, let alone for royalties. We decided to remove ourselves from a dependancy on "traditional" broadcast opportunities, and have rather put our energies and resources into this website. This allows us a truly global audience (pop over to our international visitor's map to see how much of the Earth is aware of our work!) at a reasonable investment of money and time. It is rewarding that those who DO find us tell us that they enjoy the site and our work.
The Well-Tempered Audio Dramatist is the webpage of Yuri Rasovsky, one of the shining stars.
It contains many useful tips from the big boy of audio theatre. Well worth a browse...