We meet one of the young stars of Mackaroy Uncovered, a new ABC fictional podcast, and find out whether or not the old-fashioned art of the radio play is making a come-back.
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Watch this video to understand the elements of Radio Drama and explore how a performance is put together.
What is Radio Drama?
The 4 Elements of Radio Drama
Insider's view of the 1930s radio studio showing the production of dramatic sound effects.
A boy lies on his bed (wearing a white shirt and a necktie), listening to a radio western. We see the images the radio creates in his mind, then we cut to the studio, where we see that this whole fantasy world is created at a frantic pace by announcers in three-piece suits and sound-effects technicians operating incredibly complicated jury-rigged devices. We get to see such things as one guy doing both voices in a conversation, an adult do a very convincing impersonation of a child's voice, guys playing cowboys impersonating the sound of conversing while riding by playing "horsie" while reading their lines, and all the weird stuff used to make sound effects. Since this is a Jam Handy picture, the good guys catch the bad guys in the end because the good guys are in a Chevrolet and the bad guys are only on horses.
A real gem of a short. Watch it the second time with your eyes closed.
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation