Outtakes and behind-the-scenes clips hand selected from the hundreds of hours of data that went into making Lights in the Old Fort.
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A Box or a Crate
While writing, we always had to strike a balance advancing the story through dialogue without just describing each object in the scene to each other. How many different things could a square shaped silhouette of a square be?
A Jolly Tune in His Heart
Anything can happen when we recorded live run-through sessions at Pettitshire...
Officer Brooks Breaks
Bryan's great laugh
Dathaniel the Stinker
Dathaniel is an undoubtedly bad influence in Jetty Bay
Dan reading as Nick broadly miscategorizing the Armory
Getting into Character
Pre-session character initialization routine
We eventually knew the dialogue so well that we developed a short hand to speed read throughs.
I Think We Better Hightail It
Opening lines from an eventual Ocie & Delia spinoff adventure
Patty is the most interesting woman in the world and yet has just one line in the program. Here Valeri gives a few options
Or I could do just Val
Val gives us an alternate read
Dan does a sound check
That about sums it up
Dr. Julian Amsler's credentials shorthand
Who's in the Van
We had originally written Dr. Amsler as an elderly Austrian man, but the role ended up being female. Some of the original lines didn't translate very well after the switch
Smuggling Mystery (Scooby Doo)
Apparently we weren't the only ones on the case...
Let's Tell the Tale Twice as Fast
Timing Anthonio and Dathaniel's gushing simultaneously for the first time. The second take was used in production
It's Rudimentary, my dear Dathaniel!
We tried to underscore important details frequently throughout the story to help ensure that listeners wouldn't get lost. We might have over done it a few times
Pettit Bros. Direct
Dan and I envisioned Nick and Linda Pettit as playing off each other along the lines of Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man. Alex Fleig capably takes direction before his scene
We figured out some tricks to distinguish session takes. This helped jump to the correct location with in hours of data in the raw audio track
Wally Asset Library
Some extra Foley clips to pepper throughout the adventure
The Real Duke Knight
Brian has some notes about his character, Duke Knight
Which Page are we On?
An early draft of the script has an additional trip back up to the fort with several Jetty Bay police officers when we merged the new scenes over the old there were a few discrepancies to reconcile
What can I bring?
Alex contemplates bringing props