Angel Between the Lines

A fan audio drama that tells what happens between the seasons of Angel

Archive for October, 2009

Behind the Story: Author Kevin Cummings

Posted by Tabz On October - 20 - 2009 1 COMMENT

ABtLS1DuluthitunesKevin Cummings is the Parsec Award-winning humorist behind the popular Short Cummings Audio podcast.  Each episode features a short, funny story that explores the humor to be found in ordinary life.  Listeners often feel that Kevin must be watching their lives because the experiences he writes about feel so familiar to them.

Kevin got his start writing humor as a stringer for The Davis County Clipper in the early nineties when he wrote an allegedly-funny weekly column.  When a new editor took the paper in a new direction, the column was axed.  In June of 2006 he resurrected the column as a podcast and has grown an audience of devoted fans.

In the Fall of 2009 he released a book-length collection of essays entitled Happily Domesticated.  In addition to material from the podcast, the book features a dozen essays from his days with the newspaper.  Information about the book and podcast can be found at Kevin’s newly redesigned web-site at http://www.HappilyDomesticated.com

His other forays into new media and blogging include working as an actor and director for the Between the Lines Studios and as a game review for TechTalkforFamilies. He particularly enjoyed writing Duluth as part of the Angel Between the Lines project.

ABtLS1Duluth – Stories from Wolfram & Hart: Duluth

Posted by Tabz On October - 19 - 2009 2 COMMENTS

ABtLS1DuluthitunesStories from Wolfram & Hart: Duluth

by Kevin Cummings – Short Cummings Audio

Edited by Tabitha Grace Smith

There’s amazing stories that can be told via emails. Stuck between the timeslips, the reports and that one email full of tasty cute kittens is a thread of stories from the most boring of all Wolfram & Hart offices. Or is it?

Cast:
Kevin Bachelder as Franklin Carruthers III,
Mandy Khoshnevisan as Mary Harris,
Jarrett Kaufman as Walter Lewis,
Crystal as H.R.,
and Brian Brown as Zevon Jolley.

Music:
Chopin is Dead – Adhesion
Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2, mvt. 1 – Mario Ajero
The Witch Dream – Brandon Moore
Lumiere – Andy Guthrie
The Last Vision on Dahlia Street – Mercy Machine

Notes from the Executive Team – Auditions (The Associate Producers)

Posted by Tabz On October - 18 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

hamsterWritten on March 22, 2009

Picture a hamster running on a wheel. Picture that hamster running really fast. Now picture that hamster collapsing by its water bottle, tired, but feeling accomplished.

It’s a day after the auditions for Angel Between the Lines have closed, and I feel like that hamster.

Don’t get me wrong – Buffy Between the Lines has brought me wonderful memories, friends, and opportunities that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise. But, boy, is it a lot of work.

Audition time for me means lots of emailing back and forth between me and Kim, Heidi and Tabz, and lots of staring at spreadsheets and audio files. It means emailing all those who auditioned and laying the foundation for the next step of the audition process: callbacks.

As I’ve said, it is a lot of work. That happens when you work on an international audio drama with hundreds of people. But, as I’ve also said, it’s very rewarding. There’s something so exciting and enjoyable about being at the start of it all: seeing the auditions come in and getting excited that so many people auditioned. It makes me very happy to be involved in the fandom in a project such as this. I can’t wait to see what’s in store next!

– Larissa

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So it’s the dawn after the eve of the night that auditions ended. I’m writing this on March 22nd and I am so excited.

I joined the crew after the auditions for BBTLs Season 2 so I never got to audition for a role. So this has been my first time through the audition process. I don’t envy the work that Kim, Heidi and Larissa have ahead of them to turn all of the audtions into a cast for ABTLs. Plus I can’t wait to find out if I have a role in the new production, and if I don’t then it’s still been fun trying…

As Tabz’s has said if you didn’t get involved this time around then please do so when Firefly Between the Lines kicks off. I was nervous about getting involved when I first contacted the crew having never done anything like this before. I needn’t have been, everyone is so welcoming and helpful, so if you’re not sure what to do then I encourage you to give it a try…

Andy
Assistant Producer, Upside Down and Halfway to Happyland

Notes from the Executive Team: How BtL Does Casting

Posted by athenamuze On October - 17 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

cowboyguyWritten on March 22, 2009

So here I am, frantically getting ready for the “work” part of auditions. The submission time is all cake and anxiety for me, waiting to see how many people apply, waiting to see if the right kinds of people apply, waiting to see if people are excited about the latest production.

Thankfully, I have Larissa and Heidi to help with the organizing and emailing or I would never get it all done (and hopefully they will share their parts in this).

My first step is to make sure all the files are in order. I’m sure there’s a couple stray files we don’t yet have (and should) so with the help of the girls we’ll get those tracked and requested. I’ve been able to keep on top of responding to the questions so far (there haven’t been many), and I’ve set up (with some help, thanks Rose!) the pages for the callbacks. They are not traditional callbacks really, just some roles we have that need a specific sound, so we have to ask for additional readings for them. They aren’t even necessarily large roles, just important ones with a unique sound (that’s actually true of all our roles for auditions). The callbacks are also usually roles we want to keep secret for some reason.

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Blue Sun Menu

Posted by Tabz On October - 16 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

If you’re like the Angel Investigations gang, you get hungry for Chinese food – especially when working on a particularly tough case. Well, now you can order from Blue Sun, just like the Angel crew. Or at least print off the menu and impress your friends.

Leave your very own restaurant order on our phone line: 206-309-9967 (or you can record an mp3 and email it to us at betweenthelinesstudios-at-gmail.com)

Designed by Nuchtchas

ABTLS1_BlueSunMenu

ABtLS1Comic2 – Tiny Feelings

Posted by Tabz On October - 15 - 2009 3 COMMENTS

ABtlS1PromoEp2 – Next time on ABtL…

Posted by Tabz On October - 14 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

Our next full-length episode features zombies, some old friends and some flashbacks! Stay tuned for Angel Between the Lines Episode 2 – Fragmented!

Edited by Tabitha Grace Smith
Announcer – Edwyn Tiong
Music: “Wanna Lose Control?” by On Blast

Character Blog: Inching Towards Sanity

Posted by WillowRRRR On October - 13 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

willowLocation: England

Mood: Unknown

One of the Sisters suggested that I start keeping a journal. It felt weird holding a pen and poising it over paper. It’s kind of like “hey pen, I know we haven’t seen each other for awhile, but I’m your old pal Willow!” I had to stop myself from using magic to just write what I was feeling. It’d be easier. The paper would absorb my feelings and I wouldn’t have to think about it.

I miss Tara.

And now I’ve made the page all blurry. Good one Will.

Let’s talk about something else.

Apparently Giles thinks I should keep talking with the folks back in Sunnydale, but I’m still not sure if I can get to the point where the pain in their voice doesn’t make me want to bury my head in the nearest mire. Oh yes diary, I’ve learn British. It’s a confuse-y language – so many words are the same, but they’re used different. The other day I think I offended Giles when I expressed my frustration. So I’m staying out of the word wars for now.

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ABtLS1BtS01 – Behind the Scenes with the Writers

Posted by Tabz On October - 12 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

The first step in producing an audio drama has to be the script writing, join Kim Butler, Tabitha Grace Smith, Emma Rawlin, Volo and Melia as they discuss the writing process.

Hosted and Edited by Kevin Cummings
Special Editing by Tabz

Intro Dubshack – Farpoint Recap

Featuring:
Tabitha Grace Smith
Emma Rawlin
Kim Butler
Melia
& Volo

Music:
Angel Between the Lines Theme – Beatnik Turtle
The Battle – DASJAMBO
Mrs. Parker – Tea Leaves
Yes, It’s You – Tea Leaves

ABtLS1V001 – Why ABtL?

Posted by Tabz On October - 9 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

The cast and crew discuss why they decided to work with Between the Lines Studios.

Intro: Kristyn Burtt from The Web Files and The Red Carpet Closet or follow her on Twitter
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