Awards and Website Credits
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||An outstanding online radio dramatic series..."
February 15, 2000 - Site Of The Day!
--Mike Powers, Editor, Radio Sites, About.com
"... A fascinatingly offbeat
and probing exploration of fate and morality..."
--Web Notes, AudioFile, February/March 2001
Voted Most Popular Site In Several Categories
--Members Directory (1999-2001), NBCi.com
Episode 6, Winner of
The Silver Ogle
Presented by the American Society for Science Fiction Audio for
Best Fantasy/Horror Audio Production
The Judges cited the production as:
"A self-contained story that does an excellent job of working in the audio medium, using richly produced sound to convey a great deal of the action and emotion of the events."
|"...The highest quality audio production..."
--Minnesota Public Radio
"...An ambitious and thought-provoking series of dramas,
especially at a time when this kind of artistic expression
is so undervalued."--Andy Trudeau,
Executive Producer, NPR Cultural Programming
||On August 30, 2005, Jack Ward and Andrew Dorfman conducted a
telephone interview with the series creator, David Koenigsberg.
The interview and the first 7 episodes of The Soul Patrol
were included in their syndicated series of radio dramas,
The Sonic Society.
The interview was edited into two parts:
Part One premiered on September 6, 2005,
Part Two on October 4, 2005.
(which ran an Internet radio site for
the parents of autistic children) was
considering the series for their Radio
Drama Playhouse, their chief
"Frankly I am hooked on the
stories, and can not wait to
listen to the next episode; so I
know our listeners will be
hooked as well."--Brian Colucci,
WCLPi, Dayton, Ohio
||Jeffrey Kelly, a talk show host on
Dundalk fm100's radio station in Ireland,
heard about the series when interviewing
Hazel O'Connor for an upcoming concert.
Intrigued, he listened to it, loved it and
presented the series on air!
The show played every Thursday at 9pm from
October 10 to November 21, 2006.
Recording & Mixing Studios
Out in the farthest reaches of the San Fernando Valley is one of the best & most affordable Post-Production facilities, Command Post. What it lacks in looks, the company makes up in personal service, professionalism & price. (They have to try harder out there because of their location.)
Command Post specializes in working with independent filmmakers, music videos & industrials. We were their very first Internet project and they bent over backwards for us (as they seem to do with all of their clients). Now please, don't all of you go booking time there--we still need to get in to do our shows! -- April 2000.
(These tiles are shown in their full size so you could download them directly to your computer.) This design reminded me of the turn-of-the-century (19th/20th century) filligree that "theatre people" chose to associate with. That's why I'm using these tiles with any pages (including this one) which deal with the cast or individual actors. And like the Test Pattern tiles above, these tiles were originally available for free download at Webpagedesign.com. -- November 2003.
||Behind The Scenes Photos|
ALL of the photos of the cast & crew at work were taken with Kodak single use cameras (mostly with the model called "Versatility"). These cameras are incredibly simple to use and with Kodak processing you can end up with film negatives and a choice of prints, CD-Rom and/or jpegs emailed to your account.
We've had some experience in the archive world and can tell you that the more formats you save your "assets" in, the better. Negatives can fade and get scratched, CDs can oxidize and become unreadable and digital can always get blown away! The answer? Get all three!
We'd leave a bunch of cameras out for the cast & crew to take shots of one another but the ball really didn't start rolling until we promised to some of the people that we wouldn't post a photo of them without their permission. After that, the film flew freely! -- August 2014
"Major Domo" is the name of the mailing list program which comes bundled with the Apache web server but we thought it might also make a swell name for our mascot. -- May 2005.
||"The Soul Patrol" Font|
You can't have a website nor an entertainment series nowadays without creating your own special, unique and very applicable font! A good font should help to set the mood for the public's experience. (And it also makes it easier to protect trademarked merchandise!)
With this series and website, I wanted to give the feeling of the stifling bureacracy, rules and regulations faced by the patrol. The font should be holy and uncompromisingly inflexible!
I accidentally found a perfect example of what I wanted when visiting the Los Angeles City Hall in the 1980's to file a DBA for "The Cosmic Forces." The City Hall was in disarray in all manners, including fonts, because it never had a major rehab since opening in 1928. Of the many fonts used in the building, one stood out which served as the inspiration for what I would later christen, "DK Civic."
Initially I used the program for such endeavors, Macromedia's Fontographer (and in this case, Version 4.1 for Power Macs). The program had some limitations, number one of which was the inability to accurately document the construction of a character. (You would find yourself asking, "How did I arrive at establishing that curve in the "S"?) And so one would need to graph that out on a sheet of paper; hence the accompanying image.
But once you understand how GIMP works, you realize that all one needs is a Photoshop-like program to create a typeface. (Programs like Fontographer have the unnecessary additional burden of exporting.) Using what had been established in Fontographer, I recreated the characters in GIMP along with building new characters. (But you still have to keep track of how you formed each character!) -- January 2006.