Sun, 25 April 2010
T minus 6 days until Flesh and Stone.
Contrary to common belief, Eric & Megan set to record a mid-week Victory of the Daleks Cutaway this last Thrusday April 22nd. Unfotunately a conspiring cosmos was working against them. Firstly a certain producer of this show's computer decided to go on the Fritz Tuesday. Following which he proceded to stay awake for 26 hrs striaght before recording would commence.
It was not our brightest hour. What ensued was something little resembling our strandard podcast format. For 2.5 hrs the misery edured, failing attention + hallucinations leading to many and frequent resets, redos, and restarts. We had hoped that the edit bay might be able to salvage some carcass of a show from the wreckage, but alas fate & destiny weren't finshed with us yet. Apparently somebody forgot to push that little red button marked 'Record,' so all was for naught. So much 'Dalek Cutaway' prep & stress-work down the tube with the rest of the refuse.
Let us assure you that we feel thuroughly refreshed & recharged now and recording of our The Time of Angels shall take place later today as originally planned. Perhaps we shall produce an extra beefy mid-week cutaway in coming days to help atone for our carelessness. Despite our mishap, fortunately cooler heads prevailed as we made use of another red button within reach, this one imprinted with the bold words:
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am CDT
Thu, 4 March 2010
For those who don't know, yours truly attended the recent Gallifrey 21 convention in Los Angeles, CA (Feb 26-28). As you might expect, the entire experience was rather fantastic. So fantastic in fact, that days later we still haven't quite recovered. We could go on and on about all the amazing & unexpected experiences we had at the convention, but we won't. All we can say right now is that we somehow feel different, somewhat changed, when it comes to our shared love of Doctor Who.
By now we had expected to post a new(er) episode of our regular Guide to the Whoverse, but suddenly we have been left reeling, thinking, "What else can we do to reflect on the convention?" Well we're still thinking about it. Never fear, more HHG2W will eventually materialze, we're just contemplating whether we should take some time out to react to this whole affair that was Gallifrey 2010, and if so, in what way.
In the meantime, after examining Radio Free Skaro's glorious recording set-up up close and 1st hand at Gally, we are also in the process of waiting for our new microphone, etc. to come in to further improve our own audio production. [Watch this space] for more Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse coming to you soon!
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm CDT
Sun, 3 January 2010
Oh my, how did this happen?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse had it's origins way back in 2006 when I was trying to come up with a way to participate in my 1st & favorite podcast of the time Doctor Who: Podshock. I made a few initial entries before the rest of my life caught up with me. Thus began a production hiatus that lasted until 2009. I was out of the "game" so to speak because I was actually without a computer of my own for much of 2007 up until spring 2009. Thanks to Cat (@fancyfembot) I was finally brought out of retirement and "properly" introduced to the production side of making a podcast. The Sci-Fi Party Line podcast was my first opportunity to really flex & hone in my podcast audio editing/producing skills.
Enter Bridging the Rift:
Just last night, as I'm writing this, I was listening to Bridging the Rift #14. I was very surprised when I suddenly heard co-host Nat (@thirtysix) mention my humble Doctor Who audio project HHG2W. He reiterated an idea I had been pondering myself for a while now. Up until now, new entries of the HHG2W were randomly inserted into episodes of Podshock (@Podshock). During the podcast discussion, Nat brought up the desire to have the HHG2W made available on it's very own feed. Nice and convenient bite sized morsels one could keep readily available on their iPod.
Well here we are.
To date there are 6 pre-existing episodes of the HHG2W. I will present them here on this feed and add more once they are made and after each respective entry has premiered on Podshock. Unfortunately, I don't anticipate new episodes debuting very often. It takes considerable time for me to research, write, record, and produce each new installment. Plus, in addition to HHG2W, the majority of my free time is dedicated to producing the "mother" program: Sci-Fi Party Line. I also reserve the right to add other Doctor Who related audio flights-of-fancy (I produce) to this feed when I feel so inclined.
Email: guidetothewhoverse ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
Creator/Producer = Eric Escamilla
Email: bullitt33 ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
Skype username: bullitt33
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CDT