me Blue Sky: The Podfic

This Tumblr is dedicated to turning the Portal story Blue Sky into a full-cast audiofic. Don't know what Blue Sky is? See here.

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Thank you to Waffles, the author, for letting us do this.

Contact the directors and co-producers here (never feel embarrassed if you want a question answered), or e-mail them at artoveli.podsky@gmail.com. You can also note the director at her deviantART page.

Portal, Portal 2, and all characters in the series are property of Valve.

Blue Sky, original characters, and the Human!Wheatley design belong to Waffles.

Co-directed and co-produced by Artoveli and Ridel.

Click on the tabs at the tabs above to find out more.

Auditions are now open for the character of AARON HALIFAX (as of September 2014).

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OPEN CASTING for role of AARON HALIFAX

Hello everyone!

It seems that due to circumstances beyond his control, our current Aaron Halifax has had to bow out of the project.  As we have reached chapter 2 however, we are in DESPERATE NEED of an Aaron in order to move forward!

So we’re reopening casting for this character.  If you feel that you can pull off the role of a tall, powerful, grizzle-haired man of about fifty with a lined, no-nonsense face and craggy brows that suggest that here is a man it would be better to have as a friend than an enemy, please send us an audition tape!  Here’s a batch of lines for you to read in any such audition (I left a bit of narration for the sake of direction, but please just read the dialogue):

"Well, I better get hoofin’.  Store won’t open itself.  See you later, Mystery Girl.  Hey," he added, pausing, "you see that shooting star this morning?  Came right down over the northeast fields just before dawn.  Coulda knocked a vort’s eye out- brightest thing you ever saw.  Good omen, huh?"

"Well, if Mystery Girl says it can keep till tomorrow, it can keep till tomorrow," said Aaron easily. "I got to get back, anyhow, before Garret brings the place down round his ears.  Thinks he can rig up some new kind of relay to fix all the signal problems he’s been having, which is great, ‘cept he’s turning the whole damn stockroom on its head to do it.  I don’t understand half of what’s coming out of that kid’s mouth these days."

"You know, moment I set eyes on him, I thought he reminded me of someone. Took me till just now to place it." His eyes stayed on her, kindly, concerned.  "Someone I met ‘bout four years ago now.  Just walked into town one day out of nowhere, just like that.  Jumping at shadows, looking at every little thing like they’d never seen the like of it before, like any second they were going to wake up and find themselves somewhere else.  Somewhere they weren’t too partial to, either.  Now, that someone… she was strong, and she got better.  Him, though… Kind of squirrelly, isn’t he?"

Going Forward

Hi everyone!  Co-producer/Director Artoveli here, speaking on behalf of the Podsky team.

We’ve been completely bowled over, blown away, humbled, tumbled, and overwhelmed by your ecstatic response to Podsky chapter 1.  Seriously, the response has been unanimously positive and incredibly supportive!  Shmowzow!

Of course, our inbox has been filling up with messages from understandably curious/worried/cautiously-optimistic people asking what our release schedule is going to be from here on out, which is the main reason for this post.

We’ve talked about it as a team, and we’re going to try a 2-month creation period for each chapter.  A bit of a wait, but compared to TWO YEARS??? it’s a veritable fire-hose!

Estimated ETA for Podsky chapter 2: Round-about the end of June.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to Matthew Zuckerman, who did the bulk of the sound work for chapter one, and who will be our chief sound engineer from here on in.  He joined the team originally to play Space Core, but has ended up bringing much, much more to the project.  He also composed most of the original music you heard in the first chapter.

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This time it should work!

For those without iTunes.  We love you too! ^_^

See this post for the full credits, as well as the link to download it from iTunes.

Blue Sky - Chapter One: The Recall

Download Chapter 1 from iTunes

Space, thought Wheatley, was big…

Chapter 1 credits:

Author - Waffleguppies

Directors - Mocha, Artoveli, Ridel

Sound Engineers - Devin Zoltowski, Matthew Zuckerman

Music - Harry Callaghan, Matthew Zuckerman

Narrator - Talythia Starseeker

GLaDOS - Jessica Eggerth

Wheatley - Harry Callaghan

Space Core (Kevin)Matthew Zuckerman

Announcer - James Hyett

Chapter 1 image art - Marshtwain

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Re: The Posting Issues

Thanks for all the suggestions guys!  We’ve been trying to post the link from a DropBox account, but it’s not working.

HOWEVER, You will still receive it today because we’re putting up a direct link to download it from iTunes! :-D

Just one moment while we get it ready…

26 04.06.14

Last-minute uploading issues

Hi everyone!

We’re attempting to post chapter one, but the file won’t play in the draft!  It’s an external link, since the actual file is far too large to upload from a desktop.

Any thoughts on what the problem might be, or how to get around it? Please send us a note! We’re all itching to release this thing, and such a last-minute hitch is really frustrating!

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Space, thought Wheatley, was big…

Download chapter 1 from iTunes

Chapter 1 Credits:

Author - Waffleguppies

Directors - Mocha, Artoveli, Ridel

Sound engineers - Devin Zotowski, Matthew Zuckerman

Music - Harry Callaghan, Matthew Zuckerman

Narrator - Talythia Starseeker

GLaDOS - Jessica Eggerth

Wheatley - Harry Callaghan

Space Core (Kevin) - Matthew Zuckerman

Announcer - James Hyett

Chapter 1 image art - Marshtwain

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ANNOUNCING — Saturday April 5th 2014 is the official release date for Blue Sky, Chapter One: The Recall.

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In the mean time, please enjoy this Portalized rendition of ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky, brought to you by Harry Callaghan (who’s playing our Wheatley)

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