Production reminder

•May 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Since this Blog is for the development of the ‘Macbeth’ concept rather than specifically to fulfil the criteria for the 216 module it will carry on even when the http://macbethproject.wordpress.com/ blog has stopped. This will continue at least until the end of the production for the 6th and final episode of the original series.

Formorian question

•May 28, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Given that I am also drawing from Celtic, Irish and Scottish mythology as well as from Shakespeare I am given to briefly ponder the connection to the Formorians.

 

 

In Irish mythology, Formorians were a race of demons that ruled Ireland before men came and drove them out. They had the proportions of a man but the skin of a bear and the face of a goat.

 

I have often drawn in my workbook for 213MC designs for Formorians in the series and even referred to them in the radio drama in episode 3 hopefully to be produced and broadcast this summer.

 

Now I have to develop the concept a little further. If Formorians, ‘like all other magical creatures’ come from the world of Fae then how am I to sculpt them into the storyline and world? I drew in my workbook a map for a nation called ‘Formoria’. This is a bit silly and I would certainly like to give it a better title than that but for right now that will do.

 

I am given to the idea that Formorians in Ireland were not their entire race but where rather a colony that had come over through the rifts and settled in Ireland, only to be driven away by the invading proto-Irish.

Irish mythology also speaks of a Formorian leader, a giant called Balor whose gaze killed all those it fell upon. This gave him the title ‘Balor the Evil Eye’.  I have plenty of sketches of him in my workbook as well, also using his visage in the flash artefact.

How would be relate to a radio drama? Could he be a possible rival for Oberon as a villain?

Given that in mythology Balor was killed, that would leave the Formorians leaderless. Would it be possible that Oberon could be using the Formorians and mercenaries in his armies after their fall?

Music galore

•May 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Developed by Nicholas Peters, the new theme will be used in the pilot episode.

A soundtrack is also in development, by Simon Gumbleton. Once these BGM’s are complete they will incorporated into the pilot episode on Source Radio.

Final Pilot Script

•May 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Reformed and refined!! 8D

Part 1: Method in the Madness

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(To begin the saga, there is to be mysterious sounds, distant whispers just heard over harsh winds. These whispers eventually fade away to be replaced by the gong of Big Ben and the sound of regular traffic. Panning down this is replaces by the snapping of many cameras and the low murmur of conversation)

Sound effect#1: (distant whispers)
Sound effect#2: (wind)
Sound effect#3: (BigBen – striking)
Sound effect#4: (Traffic)
Sound effect#5: (Conversation)
Sound effect#6: (camera snapping)
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Vicky Bianca: Good luck girl. Knock them dead.

Rachael Montague: Oh I intend to Vicky. Thanks.

(pause in dialogue)

Welcome, welcome. Financial backers, heads of state and members of the scientific community. You are here today to bare witness to a breakthrough that will rewrite accepted science and history both.

(She cuts into the noise background, the conversation dying down as she speaks)
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Rachael Montague: For years now, any attempt by science in the field of advanced quantum mechanics has been experimental and largely unexplored for other more profitable ventures. But today… you will witness for the first time in human history, a stable wormhole generated and sustained.
I would like of course to thank University off Westminster for its facilities and the government of the United Kingdom for the loan of the stone of destiny, a high valued relic of ancient Scotland as the background radiation has from which has proven essential.
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Prime Minister: Just make sure you don’t chip it, Miss Montague

Sound effect#7: (laughter)

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Rachael Montague: *chuckles, although forced for the affect of the press* No no Mr. Prime Minster, be reassured that the artifact itself will be preserved. My machine will only draw away the residual trans-dimensional energy that I discovered on it.

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Press #1: Miss Montague, Sutton Gardener, News of the World… you say, residual energy. Do you mean that the stone is not the source of energy itself?

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Rachael Montague: No… only that at some point it came into contact with a source of trans-dimensional energy so acute that its residue lasted for centuries. What that original source was is still up for debate but regardless, this opportunity for a leap forward in human understanding of wormholes.

It is said that to generate a hole in time and space, the energy of a million suns would be needed to sustain it for even a fraction of a second.

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(there is now a hushed silence, all background noise accept for her machine die away)

Sound effect#8: (hushed whispers)
Sound effect#9: (machine noise1)
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Rachael Montague: I beg to differ

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(There is the sound of footsteps approaching a machine, then fingers on buttons, the building hum of power.)

Sound effect#10: footsteps (left)
Sound effect#11: footsteps (right)
Sound effect#12: (button clicks)
Sound effect#13: (machine noise2)
Sound effect#14: (machine noise3)

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Rachael Montague: Engage charged particle beam. (In response there is a louder hum, with some tinkling noise in background accompaniment. Over the space of a few seconds, the tinkling fades away replaced by sparking sounds.)

Sound effect#16: (charged particle noise)

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Rachael Montague: Engage particle accelerator in..3…2…1… execute!
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(there is the flipping sound of a switch and a flash noise, like wind moving very fast. The sound then reversed, coming back and then the finale is a ripping noise, like the sound when water strikes a hard surface in large amounts. After this there is a sustained low noise like distant wind, showing that the wormhole is open)

Sound effect#12: (button clicks)
Sound effect#2: (wind)
Sound effect#16: (charged particle noise)
Sound effect#18: (open porthole noise)

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Reporter: In the name of heaven *awed whisper*

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Sound effect#19: (scraping shoe)
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Rachael Montague: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the world’s first stable wormhole… a fold in space and time, generated artificially and at the requirement of no more than an average household supply of power.
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Sound effect#20: (applause)
Sound effect#8: (hushed whispers)
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Rachael Montague: This new phenomenon I have dubbed the ‘Montague wormhole’ has so far demonstrated that no harmless radiation emanating from within and so…
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Sound effect#21: (siren)
Sound effect#22: (unhealthy porthole sound)
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Narrator: The vortex before them ebbed and flowed around itself, rippling like disturbances on the surface of water as something large was pushing its way forth from underneath.
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Sciencist#1: Mam’e! I’m reading an unexplained increase in mass within the wormhole.
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Rachael Montague: It.. It’s not possible…

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Narrator: Emerging out of the rift, sliding forth as if rising from the sea came a massive hand clad in armour the gleamed bronze in the faint light.
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Sound effect#23: (Oberon armour sound, slow)
Sound effect#24: (Oberon joints)
Sound effect#25: (Oberon-breathing)
Sound effect#22: (unhealthy porthole sound)
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Prime Minister: Montague, what the hell is that thing?!

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Rachael Montague: I… I (in stunned shock)
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Vicky: Rachael! Get out of the way!!!!
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Narrator: This was beyond science… beyond any academic experience. What had emerged before them was a figure that commanded all the reverence of folk lore.
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Sound effect#26: (scream)
Sound effect#27: (chaos sounds, confused crowd)
Sound effect#23: (Oberon armour sound, slow)
Sound effect#25: (Oberon-breathing)
Sound effect#28: (crashing noise, demolition)

(At this point, the noise becomes suddenly muffled as if being heard from a distance.)
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Sound effect#29: (drumming fingers)
Sound effect#30: (groan)
Sound effect#31: (phone pick up)
Sound effect#32: (dialling)
Sound effect#33: (connected)
(Someone drums their fingers and makes a disappointed noise in their throat before taking out a mobile phone and dialling someone. The noise of the connection is made)
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Othello: It’s me. There was an incursion as we expected… but on a far grander scale *pause* No Padre, I don’t believe conventional means is going to cover this one.
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Sound effect#28: (crashing noise, demolition- muffled)
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Othello: Very good. Have him called in and I’ll be waiting for him and er…

Sound effect#28: (crashing noise, demolition- louder)

Othello:….. the sooner the better, if its not too much trouble.
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Sound effect#34: (Oberon’s footsteps)
Sound effect#35: (car alarms)
Sound effect#36: (swerving car)
Sound effect#37: (car alarms, cut off)
Sound effect#38: (twisting, destroyed metal)
Sound effect#39: (Oberon chuckle)

(To finish this chapter, the noise of Oberon moving out into the snow outside are heard, cars jumping at his footsteps and their alarms going off. He crushes one underfoot, its alarm muffled and looks out over this new environment… his breathing harsh and turning into a raspy chuckle)

First pilot script:

•May 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

ALright… written my first script for the pilot episode.

Part 1: Method in the Madness

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(To begin the saga, there is to be mysterious sounds, distant whispers just heard over harsh winds. These whispers eventually fade away to be replaced by the gong of Big Ben and the sound of regular traffic. Panning down this is replaces by the snapping of many camera and the low murmur of conversation

—————————————————————-

Rachael Montague: Welcome, welcome. Financial backs, heads of state. You are here today to bare witness to a breakthrough that will rewrite accepted science and history both.

(She cuts into the noise, the conversation dying down as she speaks)

—————————————————————-

Rachael Montague: For years now, any attempt by science in the field of advanced quantum mechanics has been experimental and largely unexplored for other more profitable ventures. But today… you will witness for the first time in human history, a stable wormhole generated and sustained.
I would like of course to thank University off Westminster for its facilities and the government of the United Kingdom for the loan of the stone of destiny, a high valued relic of ancient Scotland as the background radiation has from which has proven essential.
—————————————————————-

Prime Minister: Just make sure you don’t chip it, Miss Montague

(more sound affections of laughter at the joke)

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Rachael Montague: *chuckles, although forced for the affect of the press* No no Mr. Prime Minster, be reassured that the artifact itself will be preserved. My machine will only draw away the residual trans-dimensional energy that I discovered on it.

—————————————————————-

Press #1: Miss Montague, Sutton Gardener, News of the World… you say, residual energy. Do you mean that the stone is not the source of energy itself?

—————————————————————-

Rachael Montague: No… only that at some point it came into contact with a source of trans-dimensional energy so acute that its residue lasted for centuries. What that original source was is still up for debate but regardless, this opportunity for a leap forward in human understanding of wormholes.

It is said that to generate a hole in time and space, the energy of a million suns would be needed to sustain it for even a fraction of a second.

—————————————————————-

(there is now a hushed silence, all background noise accept for her machine die away)

—————————————————————-

Rachael Montague: I beg to differ

—————————————————————-

(There is the sound of footsteps approaching a machine, then fingers on buttons, the building hum of power. There are slight breaks with conversation, whispered words passing between spectators.)

—————————————————————-

Rachael Montague: Engage charged particle beam. (In response there is a louder hum, with some tinkling noise in background accompaniment. Over the space of a few seconds, the tinkling fades away replaced by sparking sounds and the conversation in the background begin to grow louder in awe)

—————————————————————-

Rachael Montague: Engage particle accelerator in..3…2…1… execute!
—————————————————————-

(there is the flipping sound of a switch and a flash noise, like wind moving very fast. The sound then reversed, coming back and then the finale is a ripping noise, like the sound when water strikes a hard surface in large amounts. After this there is a sustained low noise like distant wind, showing that the wormhole is open)

—————————————————————-
Reporter: In the name of heaven *awed whisper*

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(scraping of shoe as Montague turns around)
—————————————————————-
Rachael Montague: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the world’s first stable wormhole… a fold in space and time, generated artificially and at the requirement of no more than an average household supply of power.
—————————————————————-
(A round of applause from the reports, mixed with more awed whispers)
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Rachael Montague: This new phenomenon I have dubbed the ‘Montague wormhole’ has so far demonstrated that no harmless radiation emanating from within and so…
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(As she finishes this sentence, the sparking noise increases. Taking on a dangerously loud quality, almost drowning her out.)
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Narrator: The vortex before them ebbed and flowed around itself, rippling like disturbances on the surface of water as something large was pushing its way forth from underneath.
—————————————————————-
Sciencist#1: Mam’e! I’m reading an unexplained increase in mass within the wormhole.
—————————————————————-
Rachael Montague: It.. It’s not possible…

—————————————————————-
Narrator: Emerging out of the rift, sliding forth as if rising from the sea came a massive hand clad in armour the gleamed bronze in the faint light.
—————————————————————-

(the noise of Oberon’s grating armour is heard for the first time, the noise like large sheets of metal scrapping together accompanied by turning joints.. his breathing growing louder and louder as he emerges through the wormhole.)
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Prime Minister: Montague, what the hell is that thing?!

—————————————————————-
Rachael Montague: I… I (in stunned shock)

—————————————————————-
Narrator: This was beyond science… beyond any academic experience. What had emerged before them was a figure that commanded all the reverence of folk lore.
—————————————————————-
(The noise of Oberon moving, and his footsteps begins and is quickly followed by the sounds of panic and screaming, chaos erupting. The sound is to reflex the actions as Oberon raises his blade and then smashes it down, breaking a wall with a crash. At this point, the noise becomes suddenly muffled as if being heard from a distance.)
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(Someone drums their fingers and makes a disappointed noise in their throat before taking out a mobile phone and dialling someone. The noise of the connection is made)
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Othello: It’s me. There was an incursion as we expected… but on a far grander scale *pause* No Padre, I don’t believe conventional means is going to cover this one.
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(there is a loud booming sound and Oberon’s movements become louder)
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Othello: Very good. Have him called in and I’ll be waiting for him and er… (another louder crash).. the sooner the better if its not too much trouble.
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(To finish this chapter, the noise of Oberon moving out into the snow outside are heard, cars jumping at his footsteps and their alarms going off. He crushes one underfoot, its alarm muffled and looks out over this new environment… his breathing harsh and turning into a raspy chuckle)
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Time Constraints

•May 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

DUe to time constraints, for 216MC proffesional experience I will be submitting ONLY the pilot episode. however the project will continue beyound this and take up most of my summer activity.

Sound Affects Website

•April 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

if you are a radio producer and you are in need of sound effects… GO HERE!! NOW!!!! D8<

http://www.freesound.org/