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Audio Drama

Chaos in the Castle

You’ve found the first audio drama that Ignited Productions made!

This drama is really unique, because it was entirely created by students. We all hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making this story.

The audio player on the site is rather finicky so we welcome you to download the file to your device to listen to whenever you like. If you enjoy the story, please share it with your family and friends! It would be great to hear from you, so leave a comment below!

The soup kitchen is being shut down. Chicken noodle soup, the kingdom’s favorite soup, is mysteriously banned. Iris, a servant in the castle knows she needs to do something to help, but what? Who is behind all of the trouble?

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Team

The Guardian Tree – Auditions

UPDATE: Auditions are officially closed for most characters, however, Auditions for Trowan, SCG, The Father, Brother Noren, and Brother Welsen are still open. (All male characters.)

Interested in gaining acting experience and having a lot of fun being part of bringing an audio drama to life? Then here’s your chance. Auditions are open for the recording session over the school year of 2022-23.

The audio drama that is being recorded is currently titled The Guardian Tree. Here’s the basic plot: Arovae is under attack by the hostile and powerful Cacumen. Two sisters believe that a special tree might have been protecting their village, but it’s now dead. They go looking for a new seed to save their home and family, meeting up with several interesting characters along the way. Will they be able to overcome the odds and make it home safely with the seed that can save their home?

Here’s how recording will work. Every week we’ll meet up in a zoom call with all the actors. The plan is to currently aim for Monday afternoons. Each person will have their own recording set up (it can be as simple as a phone using voice memos, or more complicated with a nicer mic and computer.) Then we’ll go through a scene together several times to get the best take.

Interested yet? Want to audition? The auditions will be self-tapes and open during the entire summer (deadline is August 20). You can audition for up to three characters. On this page is a document with the script samples for each character + character descriptions. When you’ve recorded yourself reading the audition scripts for your character(s), fill out the form below and sent the recordings in. Please just record your voice, a default phone app or a free recording software like Audacity are good. The files can either be emailed to [email protected] or placed in this google drive.

IMPORTANT:

Make sure that your files are name this way: Yourname_Character_MM-DD-YY and that you include the form.
Please also make sure that your files are in the mp3 format.

Audition Scripts and Character Descriptions:

The Audition Form:

https://forms.gle/5aAsRSCVfVwSm6Ff7

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Courses Uncategorized

Painting with Words – Course

A Class to learn how to describe the real and the fictional.

When:
6 Weeks (Start and End date tbd)
1 hour classes.

Who:
For Students in Grades 6-10 who have an interest in telling stories or learning to write better.

Location:
In person, location to be confirmed.

Cost:
$65 per student

Class Size:
In order for the course to be worth the instructor’s time she needs at least 4 students, with a max of 10.

Contact:
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]

Supplies Needed:
– Binder with Lined Paper or a Notebook
-Workbook (to be provided)
– Pen or Pencil
-Clipboard
-Dictionary

Instructor:
Eliana Vanlochem


Course Description & Details

Note: The instructor is a Christian, and will bring Christian elements into the lessons.

Over the course of 6 weeks we will go over different ways to describe things around us and in imaginary worlds. A lot of the course will be practical exercises, so be prepared to observe and record!

Some topics will include:
-Describing smell, taste, touch
-Describing the monstrous
-How word choice effects the tone

Prerequisites:

Ability to form and write down sentences.

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Blog

Progress Update 3

Project Progress
65%
Script Progress (Draft 2)
5%

We just started editing the script, and it’s going really well. The characters are becoming so much more vibrant and all the lose ends are starting to fit together really well! -Trie

Here’s a small snippet of what we’ve edited:

     GUARD 1
The prisoner is yours, Supreme Commander General.

SUPREME COMMANDER GENERAL
Excellent. Goodness, he looks awful. What’s wrong, Arrol Ontol?

ARROL
Nothing. Leave me alone.

SCG
Don’t worry, I will. Eventually. But first of all, tell me what happened.

-From The Guardian Tree: Scene 1

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Blog

The Rough Draft is Finished!

Project Progress
70%
Script Progress (Draft 1)
100%

The writer’s team just finished the rough draft of the Guardian Tree!!!

Now we start editing. That will be a lot of fun! 😛

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LS - Project

Sample

Intro

I like this book because… or stuff. You can hold down shift while pressing enter to stay in the same paragraph thingy.

Author Name:

Synopsis:

Link to Book: (If available…. You have to press enter once you’ve added the link for it to properly connect…)

Date Originally Published: (cool fact…but not necessary :P)

Other Cool Facts: (also not necessary)


Progress

General Progress

  • Lists chapters here
  • You can mark if they’re completed!
  • Like this

And you can put any other details here…

Such as Sample Recordings…

Questions, Ect.

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Blog

Progress Update 1

Project Progress
60%
Script Progress (Draft 1)
80%

The first draft of a script is almost done for an audio drama we are currently naming “The Guardian Tree”! We’ll be spending the rest of the school year polishing it up, with the hopes to record the drama next year.

I’m really excited for the characters and story that are coming out of this project, and can’t wait to move on to bringing to life. But somethings take time to do well, so I must wait. 😛 – Trie

Here’s a small snippet of what we have so far:

     IZARA  
Did you just say something positive?

            KELIA      
No, I’m saying that Arrol lied to the vender to get a better deal.      

IZARA (to Arrol)  
Wait— you lied?

            ARROL      
Hey, you do what you have to. But come on, I wanna show you the rest of the town. Trowan will be back soon so we might as well enjoy our freedom while we have it.

-From The Guardian Tree: Scene 8

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Course Archive

Let’s Write An Adventure – FULL

A Introduction to Basic Fiction Writing Principles

When:
8 Weeks: February 1 – March 29
Tuesdays 4-5pm (EST)

Sign-Up Deadline is Jan. 28

Who:
For Students in Grades 7-9 who have an interest in telling stories.

Location:
Zoom (with possibility for in person classes )

Cost:
$45 per student

Class Size:
In order for the course to be worth the instructor’s time she needs at least 5 students, with a max of 10.

Contact:
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]

Supplies Needed:
– Binder with Lined Paper
– Pen or Pencil
– Imagination
– Zoom and a Working Webcam

Instructor:
Eliana Vanlochem


Course Description & Details

Note: The instructor is a Christian, and will bring Christian elements into the lessons.

Over the course of 8 weeks we will go over several writing topics, with the final project and main goal being for each student to write a short story using the principles learned in class.

Some topics will include:
-Types of Plots
-Receiving and Giving Critiques
-Why Stories are Important
-Writing Conflict
-Character Roles

Prerequisites:

Some course assignments will require having read or watched at least one of these on the list.
Books:
– Any book of the Chronicles of Narnia (if there’s nothing on this list that the student has read or watched they should at least read one of these)
The Hobbit
Oliver Twist
The Lord of the Rings
– Any book of The Wingfeather Saga
Movies:
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Wall-E
Toy Story 1, 2, 3, or 4
Cinderella (classic or remake)
Beauty and the Beast (classic or remake)
The Lord of the Rings
Kung Fu Panda (it has clear examples of story roles and plot)