A five episode audio adventure series following three siblings as they undertake a cross-country road trip to avert the oncoming apocalypse and reckon with their father.
A Road Trip to Save the World is a Capstone project created for the IUPUI Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Media Arts & Science program (formerly SOIC). The capstone is a project which acts as a synthesis of everything the student has learned and achieved during their time in the program.
Due to COVID-19, I knew I would be unable to make a video, so I decided to make an audio drama instead, since the talent would be able to record their voice lines remotely. I held auditions in the beginning of 2020 via Zoom and then selected my talent from the auditioning pool.
At this time, I had already finished a script re-write. The script was originally used in an independent study, which I decided to pursue as my capstone. I met with the voice actors and actresses via Zoom to coach them on their lines while they recorded.
Afterwards, I took all of the voice files and began editing. I made my own Foley sound effects with a Zoom H4N recorder and my own music using Garage Band publicly available loops. Other SFX were found on free sound effect site freesound.org.
This was the biggest, most ambitious project I had accomplished at the time. It took a year of production and prep work to make it and I am very proud of it, despite the story being a wacky one.
Fun fact, my younger sister plays Spring LaPointe.