these are a few of my favourite things...
well, just one acutally ;)
Let's face it, audio is the only way to do this. May edit it upand stick some video and a bit of sound effects behind it later. I intentionally used a lower than perfect quality of compression, for nice scratchy audio feel and reliable uploading ;). Below is a copy of the plan text that I'm about to post:
Another Tiny Stories idea?! OF COURSE!!! What I Imagine the tiny tape to be is the audio book/radio show version of the tiny book of tiny stories, which would create and illustrate Tiny Stories entirely using audio aural landscapes. It basically falls somewhere in between the Tiny Tune (although music in tiny tape stories would be incidental only) and Tiny Films, except no visuals.
Think NPR, think RadioLAB, think ThisAmericanLife. This would be our version. In fact, the closest thing I'm aware of is an old and excellent episode of this american life called "20 acts in 60 minutes", but this is Tiny Stories we're talking about, so let's up the ante– how does 120 Acts in 60 Minutes sound?
Some parameters I think might help:
-Don't use intelligible dialogue or read text beyond the tiny story text. Walla/Chatter track is okay, though, when appropriate.
-That said, give yourself a little time to build the sound world, I'd say 30 seconds is a good target, maybe up to 45 and down to 15, but I think that's the range.
-If we're ever going to make this an album for release, I think an interstitial narration for at least the titles of the stories, if possible all done by the same reader, maybe calling each an act or a chapter. I think it'd add both continuity and comedy to the format.
What we'll need:
TINY STORY ALBUMS: Find Tiny Stories particularly suited for sound and/or reading of Tiny Stories already made that are very rich and dramatic.
SOUND ALBUMS: Find and organize audio sound effect libraries. think of things like ambience, foley, footsteps, spaces, fighting, anything, really.
ACTORS and VOCALIST: Readings and incidential vocal sounds (screams, breathing, other orally fabricated Sound FX).
MUSICIANS and SOUND DESIGNERS: SOUNDS! Three major categories:
-Sound Effects and Foley (DESIGNED SOUND FX)
Get us what we need! It's all about the sound.
MIXING: Edited sound and mixing for various tiny stories
REMIXED TINY AUDIO STORIES: Original tiny stories created from other hitRECord audio."
PS: to anyone curious, that episode of this american life can be found on their website for free. can't rememebr if u'm allowed to post a link like that here, i think i can, but not sure... anyone know that 100%?
New idea: We should make an audiobook/radio show tiny stories collection. Writing a collab up for it now, recorded a short message. Coming up. Digital drawing based on wirrow's icon done on my ipad in Procreate.
I promised something to someone as others have done before me.
I have an imaginary friend named Shadow. He's quiet, he likes to tag along when the sun is out, and he mocks your every move.
And if you have a problem with that, you have some ...
I took my heart, folded it up, and put it in your left breast pocket, so you could have it to keep.
Now it's your turn.
i am stronger than the antagonizer
i dont let idiocracy bring me down
i will never let her burn my smile
i have nothing that she should be jealous