Great is the enemy of Good.

by Doc Coleman on August 30, 2012 · 0 comments

in Asides, Short Stories

Things have been progressing slowly of late. If you’ve been listening to me on Galley Table of late, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been talking about the story that I’m doing for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences for quite a long time. In fact, if I’d done the recording right after I’d finished the story, I could have gotten it out in time to qualify for this year’s Parsec Awards. Obviously, that didn’t happen.

While a lot has been going on, the real culprit here is the drive for perfection. Some really good stuff has been a part of this year’s Tales from the Archives. Just look at the Parsec Awards finalists. I really want to hit that target. I’ve never tried to take a production to this level before. It is a LOT of work, and the going is sometimes slow. The biggest issue has been trying to find the right sound effects to set the scene. We’ve had to get creative with some of the sounds available to us. And even do a little foley work.

While the going has been painfully slow at time, we have made progress. And Kee has crafted some wonderfully subtle scenes in audio. If we’d been willing to settle for just good audio, we’d have been done a while ago. We’re shooting for great. I hope when you finally hear the episode you’ll believe that we’ve really stepped up to the plate. This has been a team effort. I’ve done the writing, voices, and provided direction. Kee has put the sound together and crafted a rich audioscape. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to try and score the work, so we’re turning it over to Tee and Pip to do the score.

So, it’s going to take a little longer, but I think you’ll find that it has been worth the wait.

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