It WILL get done! It's difficult to get a radio play finished when the cast is never in the same room at the same time... or even in the same state! While you're waiting with baited breath, think about this: Tosca did a little in-joke on some of the words. Be on the hear-out (as opposed to lookout) for it when you listen to the episode!
Finally finished principal recording on the radio play! Great work from James Betteridge as The Cyberman! I should be able to finish the episode by the weekend. It will be here on the website, and YouTube for our millions, er, hundreds, uh, scores of fans! Well, we do have 320 likes on our Facebook page, and over 4,000 total series views on YouTube! Okay, 4,001, but hey, that's over! That counts!
About halfway done with "Is This A Screwdriver I See Before Me?". Almost 12 minutes of what is looking like a 25 minute radio play. I'm quite pleased with it. I've hit upon some funny stuff, music cues that should bring a smile to your lips. My co-star, Tosca, is brilliant, as always, and TJ Glenn adds another splendid character to his repertoire as The Resident. Our newest family member, James Betteridge, will make a wonderfully menacing Cyberman. The versatile John Drake, who made his debut in "Theatre At The End of Time" as conductor of the Temporal Symposia, and composer/music arranger, shows off his acting abilities by providing some additional Dalek dialogue.
I was wracking my brain for a title for the audio drama. That one, up there, came to mind. I told Tosca and it made her laugh. So be it!
I recorded Tosca's lines today- Jim will do his, tomorrow- and, as always, she was wonderful! It's really fun saying things like TARDIS, Dalek and Cyberman! There's a rumor that Peter Capaldi will only be staying for one season. There's hope for me, yet! If I become the 13th Doctor, or 14th or whatever, you know I'm dragging Tosca along with me!
We've got Tosca Minotto and James Betteridge, The Companion and The Cyberman, scheduled to record their lines this coming Thursday afternoon. That will complete principal recording for our untitled radio play. It'll be fun to play the "real" Doctor, and have Daleks, Cybermen, the TARDIS, as well my delightful Companion.
Finished recording The Doctor's dialogue, and found some wonderful TARDIS ambience! I have the Dalek's track done, and the Guest Star's lines- TJ Glenn, last heard as the voice of The Usher in episode 3, Theatre At The End Of Time- now, all I have to do is record The Companion's part and the Cyberman, and I can finish editing the episode! It will be up on YouTube and, of course, here!
We have added James Betteridge, a fine actor whom I have had the great pleasure to work with on stage in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Glendale Centre Theatre, as the voice of the Cyberman in our upcoming Doctor Who radio play, which will kick off Season Two of What, Doctor?.
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I'm sure you're all waiting with baited breath for the conclusion of "A UNIQUE Perspective". It has become the first season ending cliffhanger, not by design, but simply because my cast members are all busy! Tosca, Nicole and our mystery villain are all involved in various stage productions, so we probably won't shoot the episode until after Christmas, but you know how quickly I edit, so Part Two should be up in January, with a new opening credit sequence! Keeping with the traditions of Doctor Who, we'll have new opening sequences every now and then, even though the characters will remain the same. Yes, The Companion's name will continue to change every episode.
Episode 5' "A UNIQUE Perspective, Part One" is done and up here, and on YouTube!
It was an epic, or at least it felt that way.
We had a day of shooting at the scene shop of the Glendale Centre Theatre, and would have finished all principal photography that day with a final scene at the theatre, itself, which has become The Doctor's office, but Tosca was ill, so we did that scene the next day. Nicole Starrett joined the cast, and did a stellar job. It's so wonderful working with stage actors! Nicole, like Tosca, came in knowing her lines perfectly, and also had a delightful take on her character, The Doctor's liaison with U.N.I.Q.U.E, "Leslie". The shoot in the shop went quickly, although we had to wait for a few minutes when lumber was being delivered, more minutes while helicopters were circling overhead, then a short while as I uploaded files to a SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive when my iPad's memory reached capacity.
I was a bit embarrassed when I realized I had forgotten my tripod. I had other stuff to bring, and it completely slipped my mind. Good thing I have the Luma camera app, which has amazing stabilization. Tosca was our ersatz camera operator, and the stuff she shot handheld looks like it was actually on a tripod.