Sign In

SW - EP 9 Duel of the Fates (Audio / Visual presentation)

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Hey all! It’s been… a long time. I have checked in from time to time to see how things are going but for the most part haven’t been participating here for some time.

For those who don’t remember me, I produced some of the most of expanded score edits of the STAR WARS films at the time. Most of my work has been superseded by new releases and other edits–except I’d argue my Episode I edit which is still top notch haha.

Anyway, I have returned because I would like to see if anyone would like to assist me. I’m noticing that others have done similar projects, but I would like to try something a bit different.

I would like to produce an audio-drama esque adaptation of the unproduced Colin Trevorrow script to Episode 9.

I recently worked with a small team to produce an audio-drama adaptation of the early script to JURASSIC PARK and Episode 9 always felt like the right next step (seeing as Colin was involved in both franchises it also seems like a fun a little connection not to mention I might actually be able to get this to him once its done as he’s paid attention to some of my previous projects…)

Also my familiarity with John Williams, his scores, and especially the scores to STAR WARS I think will lend some really exciting nuance to the music score for this. Already I’ve mapped out a handful of new themes or adaptations that I’d like to do musically.

(If you’re interested in what I did before, you can view it here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIACT8MUZTgOwb0OMwdeGkWO-E13m6gpX )

With the JURASSIC PARK audio-drama, I took the script, adapted it to be a narrator’s voice, a friend got in touch with fans from around the community to voice the characters, I then took that audio, with the narration, and edited it together to create a framework. I added in ambience / sfx and then scored it.

The guy who runs JURASSIC TIME took concept art, storyboards, art work, and had new artwork made and produced the videos you see.

All in all, it was an amazing project that I had so much fun doing and I would honestly like to do it again.

Here’s what I think I’ll need:

-I’m currently re-working the script to be a narrator’s voice. Like JPRC, I can read the narration (unless there’s some one who has some GREAT inflection and tone).

-I would like to get at least a handful of actors to play several roles (possibly) and I’d like to work with them a little to really craft the performances. Perhaps nothing too crazy, but I’m honestly tempted to record the lines and provide them so people have an idea of where they should be emotionally and such?

IF this doesn’t work out, I may also try to make this like the audio books where I do character voices… but I think having actual voice actors would make it special.

-I’ve spoken with an artist about using some of their work–but I also want to use the concept art that’s out there. I’m also interested in any other unique approaches or ideas or artists who want to contribute.

-I have a large collection of SFX from star wars but the ST has its own specific sounds and It wouldn’t hurt to get a good collection of these if anyone has these (from video games even?)

I’d appreciate any assistance with this. My goal is to try and get through the script and have it broken down into “chapters.”


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
-Me

Author
Time

This is really interesting. It could be like a modern version of the OT radio dramas.

Author
Time

Is this going to be more Radio Drama esque than a pure script read? Since we have one of those already http://audio-drama.com/doku.php/directory/audiodrama/duel_of_the_fates

TPM ROTJ ESB TFA TLJ TROS ROTS ANH SOLO RO ATOC
TFA:S https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Force-Awakens-Starlight-Released/id/54912
TLJ:R https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Last-Jedi-Rekindled-Released-V3-UPDATE/id/61939
TROS:A https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Rise-of-Skywalker-Ascendant-WIP/id/71835/page/1

Author
Time

I have the full library of sound effects from the LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens game if you need those. I don’t remember if C3PO has a lot of lines in the script, but if there are only a few, the C3PO AI voice might also be fun to use.

Author
Time

dgraham414 said:

Is this going to be more Radio Drama esque than a pure script read? Since we have one of those already http://audio-drama.com/doku.php/directory/audiodrama/duel_of_the_fates

My intention was to make it much more of an audio drama than a pure script read. I had run into that performance and although I think it was fun for what they did, I think that there’s a way to both have the narrator an active participant in the story–creating tension, drama, emotion–but also to make it a little more seemless.

Example:

ORIGINAL SCRIPT:
INT. KUAT ORBITAL RING - CORRIDOR - DAY
The graphite BB Unit swerves to avoid a brutish LABOR DROID, scraping BB’s spherical side against the wall.

His head tilts down, checking a scuff in his paint, revealing ORANGE beneath. It’s BB-8, DEEP UNDERCOVER.

He lets out a familiar “uh-oh” and rotates the orange scuff beneath his head.

MY ADAPTATION:
(Gliding down a corridor,) the graphite BB Unit swerves(!) to avoid a brutish LABOR DROID, (and) scrapes (it’s) spherical side against the wall.

(The BB unit’s) head tilts down, checking (the unfortunate) scuff in his paint, revealing (a familiar) ORANGE (hue) underneath. BB-8, (is) DEEP UNDERCOVER.

SFX *UH-OH!
He rotates the orange scuff beneath his head.

So yea, my hope is to not diverge too far from the script, but also make it a bit more seamless and narrate it with inflection.


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
-Me

Author
Time

Octorox said:

I have the full library of sound effects from the LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens game if you need those. I don’t remember if C3PO has a lot of lines in the script, but if there are only a few, the C3PO AI voice might also be fun to use.

Good point! I should look into the C3PO AI voice! I was going to do another projet recently for Jurassic Park and needed Hammond but that didn’t work too well but 3PO I bet would!

I’m going through this site right now to get as many sfx as I can:
https://www.sounds-resource.com/search/?q=star+wars&c=-1&o[]=s&o[]=p&o[]=g&o[]=ig

Right now my main focus is on ST sounds because I have a lot of the rest if you have any recommendations??


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
-Me

Author
Time

leftshoe18 said:

I’d love to voice a small role in this.

Awesome! I need to get a breakdown going of all the characters–I had one I can’t find now of course lol. Any thoughts on type of role you’d like?


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
-Me

Author
Time

I’m open to any small male character role. I can’t commit to anything substantial due to life stuff but I’d like to be a part of this if possible.

Author
Time

Wow! I appreciate all the excitement! Thank you all for your responses. I’m going to keep delving into the script this week and then write down what I’d like.

My thought is everyone who’se able can do a voice and then a few “additional voices” for background conversations and what not?

I should have more information by end of next week but I’ll keep you all up to date.

Thanks again for all the kind responses and excitement!


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
-Me