Fan Audio Made Easy (FAME) Series Discussion

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  1. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Since the launch of Star Wars Fanworks in 2003, we have been featuring not just fan audio productions, but articles on how it's done. With tutorials, features, casting calls, and other methods, we have hoped to act as a parton of the fan audio art form, particularly among Star Wars fans.

    Now, Star Wars Fanworks offers fan audio listeners the F.A.M.E. podcast series, better known as Fan Audio Made Easy. In this series of short tutorials and hints, longtime fan audio community members like Rayzur's Edge Audio's Nathan P. Butler and Outcast Multimedia's Rich Sigfrit share the insights they've gleaned in their years of fan audio experience with the genre's newcomers, in the hope that the field will continue to grow in the years to come.

    Discuss the podcast series here!

    And download the episodes here: FAME

    Or use the following feed in your podcasting software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/fanaudiomadeasy
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    FAME #2 (The Poor Man's Trooper) is now available.
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    FAME #3 (Credit Where Due) is now available.
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    FAME #4 and FAME #5 are both available.
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    FAME #6 and 7 are both available now.
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    FAME #8 is now available (Storytelling, Part 5 of 6).
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    FAME #9 is now available as well, finishing up the Storytelling Tutorial. On Dec. 15, we'll have a new episode, featuring a tutorial by Rich Sigfrit that serves as an introduction to the concept of podcasting.
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    FAME #10 (Intro to Podasting by Rich Sigfrit) is now available.
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    FAME #11 is now available.
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    FAME #12 and 13 are both available now.
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    And now FAME #14 is out as well. That's the end of the 3-part Voice Acting Tutorial.

    Next up on March 1 . . . Casting!
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    FAME #15: Casting (1 of 2) is now available.
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    FAME #16: Casting (2 of 2) is now available.
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    FAME #17 is now available.
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    FAME #18 is now available.
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    FAME #19 is now available.
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    FAME #20 is now available.
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    FAME #21 is now available.
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    FAME #22 is now available.
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    Fan Audio Made Easy #25 is now available.
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    Are we ever going to hear a FAME about actually editing an audio drama- tips and techniques, how it differs from editing a visual project or film, what software is recommended, etc?
  23. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Mixing itself is very dependent upon what program you're using. It's also at least somewhat assumed that if you're doing anything in fan audio, you already at least have a mild clue about audio editing.

    So, we keep the editing process segments light. We touch upon editing effects like in "The Poor Man's Trooper" and "Beneath the Helmet," which have already been released, and we'll be dealing with unoriginal score selections in September, then creating and inserting original sound effects in October, tips on stereo mixing in December, and an easy "fake" for noise reduction in your output mixes in December as well.

    Beyond that, there's not a whole lot of specific editing explanations that can be given unless most people are using the same audio mixing program or hardware.

    As for how it differs from video, part of that falls into the 6-part Storytelling tutorial from the first few months of the show, and part falls under the prose-to-audio tutorial that'll show up in September.
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    FAME #27 is now available!
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    FAME #28 (featuring Michael Sheridan) is now available.
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