Sunday, October 23, 2011

Episode 2 - Corned Beef Tempura


Welcome back to Wunderkind! The Podcast.  In this week's episode we meet Robbie Rosenberg's "WunderAgent" Izzy Cohen, and we learn a bit more about the behind-the-scenes life of film nerd buff Griffith Stein and his faithful pup, Sprocket.  As a reminder, Wunderkind! is the podcast version of an original comedy screenplay, and in reading it I generally retain the protocols of a screenplay format, with INT. and EXT. scene settings, camera angles, dialogue directions, etc.  It may be a little unusual at first, but hopefully you'll get into the flow of it and enjoy the pace, and how the screenplay instructions help you visualize the story.

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Previously in WUNDERKIND, we met film nerd Griffith (named after Andy, not D.W.) Stein. A true Cinemaniac, Griffith is a master of movie trivia, and works as a lowly projectionist at a major Hollywood studio. Always accompanied by his popcorn eating Schnauzer, Sprocket, Griffith spends his days, in the dark, and in the background, serving private screenings to the real movers and shakers, including studio owner Ted Murdock, and rising mogul of the moment, Robbie Rosenberg. Rosenberg's latest about to be a blockbuster is HYPERSPACE -- THE MOVIE, and all indications are it will be his biggest boffo hit yet. As we wrapped episode one, we watched Robbie Rosenberg in his stretch Limo, and Griffith Stein on his bicycle, wind their way back to their respective Hollywood homes. Rosenberg lives in a magnificent mansion... and as we are about to see... Griffith lives in a film infested dump...



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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Episode 1 - HYPERSPACE


Grab your popcorn and settle down.  The show is about to begin!  I am thrilled to be turning my original screenplay, "wunderkind!" into a serialized podcast.  My love affair with podcasting is a long one. As an early adopter, I was quickly enthralled by the notion of podcasting back in 2004/2005.  I started listening to the early podcasts like Adam Curry's Daily Source Code, The Dawn and Drew Show and Geek News Central.  Then I read an article about Scott Sigler and was introduced to what remains one of my favorite pastimes to this day, podcast fiction.  I was practically addicted to podcasts, and even as a listener I immersed myself in the podcasting community.  I was a guest on show 100 of Rob Walch's seminal PodCast411.  I reached out to Scott Sigler by email and we became good friends.

Fortunately, my business path gave me the opportunity to meet, befriend and even work with many great podcasters, all of whom have been an inspiration to me and all of whom are bright beacons of indepenence and creativity.  J.C. Hutchins, C.C. Chapman, Seth Harwood, Tee Morris, Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, and so many more talented storytellers have provided thousands of hours of free entertainment to tens of thousands of fans, and I am a grateful fan of them all.  J.C. and I have had the chance to work together.  C.C. and I are two of the five co-hosts of the Cast of Dads podcast, my first foray as a regular podcaster.

Enough backstory, let's go ahead and get into the story...  I do want to give Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff one last call out, however, because he was the first (as far as I know) to ever podcast a screenplay, in screenplay format.  When I listened to his fantastic podcast reading of his screenplay "Number One with a Bullet" (affiliate link) it dawned on me that I, too, had some potential podcast fodder in the form of "wunderkind!"  Thanks Mark!

Note: "wunderkind!" is a screenplay, and in reading it I generally retain the protocols of a screenplay format, with INT. and EXT. scene settings, camera angles, dialogue directions, etc.  It may feel a little wonky at first, but hopefully you'll get into the flow of it and enjoy the pace.  Please let me know.


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