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Scoring Magic

There are so many guides out there for how to make a podcast, and for how to make an audio drama. But there’s a difference between reading an article and hearing the reality behind the process.Scoring Magic is a podcast by Hug House Productions documenting every step of the process. Scoring Magic follows Anne Baird, Katie Youmans, and Wil Williams as they make their first audio drama. They’ll share tips, tricks, and resources, but also what it’s like to work on a massive creative project with friends.There’s going to be exciting highs, like the moment they decided to work together–but there’s also going to be some very honest lows along the way. And all of it will lead to an audio drama they hope you’re going to love.

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Mid-Season Hiatus Announcement

Scoring Magic is on a brief hiatus, with an exciting episode coming soon. So why not take this time to listen to what Scoring Magic is all about--VALENCE--on this, the day of our Hug House's birth? About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

28mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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1.2: Collaboration

Episode Notes We're taught so often that art is a solitary practice. We're taught artists are introverts, sole creators of their work, and that the influence of others always diminishes their vision. On this episode of Scoring Magic, we'll tell you why that's a whole mess of hogwash. About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:-Find Sarah Shachat on Twitter, on Fear of Public Shame's website, on No Bad Ideas, and writing on Wolf 359. Find Julius Dobos's article on artistic collaboration here. "Gold Lining" and "Summer Spliffs" by Broke for Free Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

21mins

6 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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1.1: Create Is Feels Good

Episode Notes CW: Discussions of burnout, vague discussions of mental health issues There's a difference between business and creative work, no matter how fulfilled you feel without a creative endeavor. In our first episode, Wil starts an ambitious project . . . a while ago. Hear what drove her to stop, and what drove her to try again. About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:-[StarTripper!!] (https://www.whisperforge.org/startripper) by The Whisperforge[What's the Frequency?] (https://wtfrequency.com)[Start with This] (http://www.nightvalepresents.com/startwiththis) by Night Vale Presents "Gold Lining" and "Summer Spliffs" by [Broke for Free] (http://brokeforfree.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Thinking Music" [Kevin MacLeod] (https://incompetech.com/) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

17mins

22 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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1.4: Writing Someone Else's Characters

Episode Notes So. We've got our producer. We've got our story bible and all our plans set. But now it's time to start writing--which means it's time for Katie to start writing for characters she didn't come up with. This week, hear about how to overcome the anxieties of working with a story someone else already has roots in, featuring some truths and advice from Eli Barraza of The Whisperforge. About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits: -You can find Eli Barraza's work on The Whisperforge podcast collective, where she's worked on ars PARADOXICA and created The Far Meridian. You can also find Eli on Twitter.-You can find Gabriel Urbina's 33 Question Character Crash Course on his website, along with his other useful writings on writing.-Music by Broke for Free Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

21mins

3 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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1.3: Meet Our Producer

Episode Notes We've found our producer for VALENCE, and we couldn't be happier. This week, listen to how we made the decision, how we reached out to her, how we made her contract, what information we gave her up front, and how she super made Wil cry. About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:-Find our amazing producer Julia Schifini on her [website] (http://juliaschifini.com) or on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/juliaschifini). Music by Broke for Free Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

23mins

20 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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1.6: The Casting Process

Episode Notes Last episode, we told you about our casting call. This episode, we're going to talk about what happened when we started listening to auditions. Learn from our mistakes! Trust your gut! And hear some of our initial reactions to auditions along the way. VALENCE IndieGogo Campaign-We're crowdfunding our first season of VALENCE! You can find our campaign--which includes rewards like your own bespoke sound of magic--over on IndieGogo. For every 10% raised, we'll announce a new cast member!About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:-The music this week was provided by Broke for Free. Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

19mins

14 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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1.5: Casting Calls

Episode Notes When you make something with a cast, you have to . . . cast it. And when you cast something, you have to make a casting call. This week, hear about how Hug House went about its casting call--plus our usual updates and an exciting surprise.VALENCE IndieGogo Campaign-We're crowdfunding our first season of VALENCE! You can find our campaign--which includes rewards like your own bespoke sound of magic--over on IndieGogo. For every 10% raised, we'll announce a new cast member!About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:-The music this week was provided by Broke for Free. Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

19mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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1.18: Collaboration, Part 2

So, create is feels good. Collaboration is feels good! Friends is feels good! But what happens when miscommunications means that isn't feels good? This week, Katie breaks down what lead to a fight between her and Wil, different styles of anger and conflict, and the steps you can take to talk to your friends about your needs. About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

12mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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1.17: Writing Episode 4

In this episode, Wil talks about writing episode 4 of VALENCE. Content warning: This episode discusses suicidal ideation, abuse, and PTSD in depth. Take care of yourself. Resources- If you ever need it, the National Suicide Prevention Lifelines are:+1 (800) 273-8255 for the U.S.+44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 for the U.K.+61 08 93 81 5555 for Australia+1 (800) 448-3000 for Canada An article on self care An article about how to talk to a friend who's struggling An article with advice on choosing a therapist And an article on what you can do if you can't afford a therapist About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:- Music by Kai Engel and Komiku Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

23mins

29 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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1.16: Mini Episode 2: Take Selection

It's time to select takes. So, let's talk about time . . . and how sometimes we're not great with it.About Scoring Magic-Scoring Magic is presented by Hug House Productions. You can support us for behind-the-scenes details and early previews of upcoming projects on Patreon. Support Scoring Magic by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Credits:- "Fluff a Duck" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support Scoring Magic by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/scoring-magic Find out more at https://scoring-magic.pinecast.co

7mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #10