Episode 115 - The Finale of Season One

What a wild ride it has been for Lucas and Mia. And we as the content creators are feeling pretty accomplished too. Talking about creating a podcast is easy, but when it came to actually writing, editing, and producing the whole thing it turned out to be a lot of work, but still a lot of fun.

A huge thank you to everyone that has listened along the way and has made it through this journey with us. And also a huge thank you to the people that came in to do the many guest voices we required. We look forward to an equally ambitious season two, which we'll announce official release dates for soon. There will be some extras here and there in between too. 

-Jen

Episode 115 Detailed Show Notes

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Charles Boyd as Nathaniel Simms
Matthew Guertin as the News Anchor
Edited by Dan Warburton and Jennifer Jacobs
Produced by Little Giant Monsters

http://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/93138/
https://freesound.org/people/MAJ061785/sounds/85533/

All other sounds self created or public domain with no attribution required from freesound.org and sonniss.com

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Night Music - Kevin Macleod

Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Into the Depths - Jingle Punks

Stale Mate - Jingle Punks

Episode 113 - It's like Thunder!

It's difficult to get all four of us looking like normal humans at once, here's one failed attempt.

It's difficult to get all four of us looking like normal humans at once, here's one failed attempt.

A short post for a short episode! No guests or anything too crazy for this one, but some fun with rain foley.  

Episode 113 Detailed Show Notes

Teddy dog is the unofficial supervisor

Teddy dog is the unofficial supervisor

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Lead Editor Jen Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

All sounds self created or public domain with no attribution required from freesound.org

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200047

Procession - Puddle of Infinity

Episode 110 - The Heat is On

The drama of the season is starting to heighten as Mia and Lucas follow the trail of some dark things. 

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It's very exciting to see the bullet points we had for season one coming together into a real story thanks to our writer, Jesstin. While we usually work together to develop season and episode outlines, he actually brings it to life by applying the events to our characters and creatures. The chupucabra noises were fun to play around with and manipulate, since it's such a unique specimen!

-Jen


Episode 110 Detailed Show Notes
Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Lead Editor Jen Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

https://freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/sounds/72024/

https://freesound.org/people/ramagochi/sounds/119638/

Into the Depths - Jingle Punks

Night Music - Kevin Macleod

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Episode 108 - No Fish out of Water

As our explorers learn more they become more comfortable with searching for the unknown. In this episode they journey on the water a little more intimately, getting up and close in kayaks.

None of us are wearing pink in this picture, that could have made for a good bonus  Mean Girls  joke too, darn.

None of us are wearing pink in this picture, that could have made for a good bonus Mean Girls joke too, darn.

I wanted to title this blog in a way that I got to make a Mean Girls joke, but I couldn't find a way to get the Katie vs. Caddy joke in writing. So pretend I made a funny joke here. Anyways, I feel like I'm really getting a handle on the sounds of water as we create more episodes with cryptids living in the depths. We're getting close to being done recording season one, and we're really excited with how the story is coming together. Hope you enjoyed episode eight!

-Jen

Episode 108 Detailed Show Notes

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Lead Editor Jen Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

https://freesound.org/people/Aiyumi/sounds/187711/

https://freesound.org/people/Dynamicell/sounds/17832/

Night Music - Kevin Macleod

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Stale Mate - Jingle Punks

Little Drunk, Quiet Floats - Puddle of Infinity

Episode 107 - Wild in the Woods

We're around the midpoint of season one, and this is the first time our characters strike out searching for a cryptid. 

Not sasquatch, just Jesstin (aka Lucas).

Not sasquatch, just Jesstin (aka Lucas).

Possibly spookier than a cryptid, a mystery toilet.

Possibly spookier than a cryptid, a mystery toilet.

We did a mix of our typical indoor recording and some outdoor recording. There were some parts that really needed the authentic environment. Unfortunately we did not find a bigfoot either...though we did find a toilet.

-Jen

Episode 107 Detailed Show Notes

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Liz Boucher as Christine
Charles Boyd as Sasquatch Sam
Lead Editor Jen Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

All sounds self created or public domain from freesound.org and freesoundeffects.com, including some sasquatch calls by Jen Jacobs

Night Music - Kevin Macleod

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Stale Mate - Jingle Punks

Finding the Balance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Get Back Up - Silent Partner

Procession - Puddle of Infinity

Stale Mate - Jingle Punks

Episode 105 - The fog proves to be a problem

For the first time, Mia and Lucas try to share their amazing experience with someone else - and it goes badly. This proves that Mia's grandfather was right about the fog, and makes Mia and Lucas think twice about involving other people in the future. 


Sound design was fun on this one. I like to close my eyes, listen, and check if the sound effects align with what the visuals would be. Joe Verrier was our guest, and has chosen not to be pictured for this, but it was great having him! We are getting more efficient with how long it takes to record and edit, as we find a groove with this whole thing.

-Jen

This picture was taken some time around when we would have recorded this episode in July/August. It was hot and we all looked pretty gross afterwards.

This picture was taken some time around when we would have recorded this episode in July/August. It was hot and we all looked pretty gross afterwards.

Episode 105 Detailed Show Notes

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Joe Verrier as David
Lead Editor Jennifer Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Produced by Little Giant Monsters
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

Sound and Music:

http://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/93138/

https://freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/sounds/72024/

https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/165551/

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Day of Chaos by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Get Back Up - Silent Partner

Night Music - Kevin Macleod

Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100655

Episode 104 - Werewolves, Halloween, and the Hunter

Episode 104 leads us to the classic werewolf, though Lucas and Mia do disagree about that term.

We were excited to have two guests creating this episode with us!

-Jen

Starring Matthew Guertin as  Adam

Starring Matthew Guertin as Adam

Starring Eric Thaler as the Hunter

Starring Eric Thaler as the Hunter

Episode 104 Detailed Show Notes

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Matthew Guertin as Adam
Eric Thaler as The Hunter
Lead Editor Jennifer Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Produced by Little Giant Monsters
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

Sound and Music:

https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/165551/

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200047

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Anguish by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Night Runner by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
http://audionautix.com/

Episode 103 Frogs - Monsters, Myths, Ohio, and Frogs

Episode 103 leads our characters to learn more about cryptids while also learning more about each other. 

We hope you are enjoying the podcast so far! Jesstin does an amazing amount of research on the creatures our characters search for each episode. It's amazing what myth and lore there is to discover just in the United States alone. There is actually an International Cryptozoology Museum right in Maine (that we may be visiting some time in the future, for research of course). 

-Jen

This is a place where frogs might live. It was also foggy when I took the picture, so that makes it mysterious.

This is a place where frogs might live. It was also foggy when I took the picture, so that makes it mysterious.

Episode 103 Detailed Show Notes

Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Lead Editor Jennifer Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Produced by Little Giant Monsters
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

Sound and Music:

https://freesound.org/people/craftport/sounds/204904/
https://freesound.org/people/bewagne/sounds/187615/
https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/339324/
https://freesound.org/people/redjim/sounds/32584/
https://freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/sounds/72024/
https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/82390/
https://freesound.org/people/-sihiL/sounds/213844/

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200047
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Turnpike - Silent Partner

Finding the Balance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Episode 101 - The Beginning

Let me start by thanking anyone who has listened to this episode already! Episode 101 starts the journey of our characters, Mia and Lucas, and it also starts our journey into podcasting. You can look forward to Episode 102 on Friday, 10/13.

The logo for the podcast you're reading about. Designed by Jesstin

The logo for the podcast you're reading about. Designed by Jesstin

Jesstin, Dan, Danielle, and myself have been working to develop, write, record, and edit this podcast for about a year now. We threw a bunch of ideas out and decided to pursue this one first. Filmmaking was our norm, so learning how to approach an audio-only show took some thought.

For anyone interested in our process, it begins with outlines. Jesstin is the writer but we usually sit as a group to develop the ideas and decide what points we want to hit and when - then Jesstin makes the story come to life. We meet a couple times a month to record Jesstin and Danielle (in our hi-tech studio closet), with extra days for guests as needed. Some nights it's smooth sailing and other nights Providence seems to be the path for the loudest of all vehicles, making recording stop and go.


After the recording is done, I take the audio, do some general equalization and leveling, then I hand it off to Dan to complete a rough vocal cut. He sends that back to me, and then I add things like ambience, sound effects, music, and monsters. We source sound effects from the web (see attributions below) and make a lot of our own. Jessy and I review, add finishing touches, then get it release ready!

-Jen

Special guest Jesse Moffett, voice of Norman Carter, the Grandfather (and Jen's actual Grandpop)

Special guest Jesse Moffett, voice of Norman Carter, the Grandfather (and Jen's actual Grandpop)

Episode 101 Detailed Show Notes

Starring:
Jesstin Jacobs as Lucas Campbell
Danielle Verrier as Mia Miller
Jesse Moffett as Norman Carter
Lead Editor Jennifer Jacobs
Editor Dan Warburton
Produced by Little Giant Monsters
Written and Directed by Jesstin Jacobs

Sound Effects and Music:
https://freesound.org/people/magedu/sounds/273438/

Brittle Rille - Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Awkward Meeting - Supernatural Haunting by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Turnpike by Silent Partner