Almost done – Please enjoy some teaser art for The Battle of Victoria Crater Part Two. We should have that live on YouTube in the next few days. Enjoy the art and some of the behind-the-scenes updates for producing a scifi audio short story:
I know I’ve talked about producing short stories before but let’s drive into some of the other parts that make it an immersive experience. You can enjoy Jeremiah’s reading by itself – it stands up great on its own – but I want you to feel like you’re actually there on Mars. That means additional audio – but what kind?
Foley is the addition of sound effects in post production, usually performed live to picture by Foley artists. Being a foley artist is actually kind of fun, I toyed with the idea of becoming one at one point but … c’est la vie. Point is, there are many royalty-free-for-a-fee sound websites out there. Here’s what you need to watch out for: there are a lot of sounds out there that are licensed under Creative Commons – that is, no restrictions, do what you want with them.
That’s important because I don’t want to misrepresent Inkican – I’m still doing this for nickels and dimes – and the last thing I need is a copyright strike on my books or a C/D letter from some law firm. So when you’re looking for additional sounds – make sure you’re using sounds that are tagged ‘Creative Commons’ – that way you’re avoiding trouble before it starts.
I’ll have more to say about this later – I hope you enjoy the teaser art for The Battle of Victoria Crater Part Two. We’re going live soon!