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Welcome to Fanfic Radioplay Productions. Currently, at FFRP, you can find Ranma is Dead, Taming of the Horse, In Between Jobs, Nerima Home Companion, and Hearts of Ice. We hope you enjoy our productions, and maybe encourage you to audition or even start your own play.
Join us on IRC at irc.nabiki.com port 6667 in channel #radioplay.
April 23, 2001
I've just updated the audition page with two new rules, which will hopefully move FFRP forward. I want to thank everyone for their words of encouragement and their emails. I acted a tad pettishly (synonym: like a jerk) in the past few updates and I realize the error of my ways. I'm willing to make a commitment, if you folks will.
Also, I'm considering a few ideas. The first is a tip jar. Well, that's a sort of touchy subject. The second you talk money, this sort of thing gets complicated for obvious reasons. But I don't think that's a problem. We're not looking to make a profit, but advance anime and have fun in the process. But let's face it, this costs money. Some talented people can't justify a good microphone or recording software, or hardware to even record their lines. I'd like implement a tip jar to help some of these poor college type students out, maybe to create a pool of hardware at the very least that can be reused and also, for you non voice actor types consider it an incentive to get your favorite voice actors and writers to produce! Tell me what you think of this.
April 21, 2001
Just to clear up any possible confusion: send auditions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also a comment was made in the guestbook that "the equipment costs money". Sure it does. But you probably already have most of what you need except for one thing: a decent microphone. You probably already have one if you game, use internet telephone applications or especially voice recognition. I've been quite impressed with the quality of the microphones at Best Buy, CompUSA, Microcenter or even Radioshack. Especially Radioshack, as they're selling some OEM'd (made by the same company with a new sticker put on it) professional microphones made by AKG and Shure. Personally, I use two SM58's when I record, a Mackie 1202VLZPro for mixing and an SBLive Platinum for recording. The aspiring VA doesn't need all those gizmos, a headset mic and a generic soundcard are just fine.
April 19, 2001
Whew! That one seemed to have touched something of a nerve. Six emails over that last post, literally a deluge. Five in support and one flame. I'm almost touched. (in the head maybe) So, what gets me is the one flame. Ranma is Dead sucks rocks. Yea verily, it is an example unto which none shall follow. So sayeth the poster who is far more knowledgeable than I. Sure, it's not high quality, it's choppy and has odd cuts. But almost 98% of the cast was/is made up entirely of fanfic authors. It's hard enough trying to get those people to write their fanfics in some semblance of speediness, much less get them to buy a decent mic, turn off the A.C., stop munching chips and celery during takes, record at a decent bitrate... Well, not so much the celery... You get the point I'm sure. It's not the best, but I presume somebody out there liked it. But it's also a first for us. The second one I recorded was Nerima Home Companion, using better equipment, and under a more controlled environment. As time goes on, we learn.
Reading over my previous post, and yes, I was three sheets to the wind on writing that one, I still pretty much agree with everything I said if only to add the Caveat, radioplay's on this site. Cut me some slack, my midichlorian count was way down.
Anywhositch, it warms my black heart that there are people still interested in RP's. On a similar vein (black hearts and such) I recently had yet another email crash, this time taking out almost a year's worth of mail. (Over 800 to be precise.) To make a long story short, I'm looking for a script that was sent to me that was rather clever and humorous script regarding Genom Customer Support, so if you're out there dear writer, do drop me a line and an extra copy of the script.
Now shoo. Go audition, or write a script or start your own play.
Maxwell 'Burnt to a Crisp' Edison
April 12, 2001
I've been receiving the odd email recently (do people actually read this stuff?) about auditions, questions regarding the status of FFRP and such, and I've come to realize I've been doing a great disservice to all you hopeful VA's, writers, and Fans out there.
I'm an incurable lazy cuss, and classes and work notwithstanding, I have next to zero time for fun stuff. And that time is usually spent, well, watching anime or playing the odd game of R6. So, I have come to something of a conclusion, if you will. I'm willing to continue to work on the site, and add techsupport, to a qualified director, casting-director and sound person. A PR person would be nice also. Obviously, this is somewhat in the wishful thinking department, Fan based radioplay's being in the state they are in, that is, somewhat stagnant in my opinion. However, my other conclusion I've come to is that large projects, notably Hearts of Ice and Taming of the Horse are simply not possible given a huge lack of dedication by both directors (or producers, or whatever) such as myself and notably VA's. Many a time, I receive auditions from people with quite a talent for voice acting. I pick them, receive two lines and that's the end of the story. Nada, nothing, zilch, zip, zero... You get the idea. For instance, Ranma is Dead, as far as I can tell, based on websearches &c. is the only completed (albeit short) Ranma 1/2 radioplay there is. To be sure, there are tons of semi-complete Sailor Moon RP's out there, and even a Tenchi Muyo christmas play, replete with it's own touching, if cheesy, midi christmas music. But even that play, as near as I can tell, was recorded by a bunch of friends over a weekend.
So as near as I can tell, RP's aren't do-able, or if they are, there done in one shot. Well, anyways, this was meant to be a short update, and now look at it. So prove me wrong. Tell me I'm wrong. Give me the feedback I crave like (dare I say) a Cabbit on carrot withdrawal. (end ob. cutesy anime ref.)
Maxwell_E over 'n out.
November 8, 2000
July 30, 2000
Check out the new VA bios page!
July 28, 2000
Due to a crashed computer, I have lost all of my archived email. If you have been selected as a VA for any of our current projects, please send email to Maxwell_E and please include your acceptance letter. (In whatever form that may be.) Also, if you have auditioned for FFRP in the past, or would like to do so now, please send your auditions to the above email address (email@example.com).
Also, I'm looking for short scripts (no more than five minutes with SFX and music) as a sort of playlet experiment much like Ranma is Dead, if you are interested in writing such a script, please let me know. The requirements are that there be no more than three characters, that it contains language that is appropriate for a multitude of audiences and that it be anime.
July 12, 2000
I would like to apologize to the fans and auditioners of Fanfic Radioplay Productions for the lack of responses and new material. The guestbook is now working once again, thanks to Todd Hill and a problem with the radioplay.org mail service is still under investigation. Until that time, please send all your requests to Maxwell_E (That's firstname.lastname@example.org).