So that’s the story of our girls – now for the story behind the podcast.
Vamps started out life as a stage play. After attending a talk by Dirk Maggs at the 2018 London Screenwriters Festival, I was inspired to try my hand at audio production. As it was just an experiment, I wanted to find something I could voice myself. With its all female cast, my Vamps play was an obvious choice.
I sliced it up, re-wrote the sections with visual gags, and recorded the whole thing on my phone. I found a free sound effects library and downloaded some free software to edit it in. I had no idea what I was doing, but I surprised myself with how well it turned out – and how much I enjoyed the process.
The first two series are a little rough around the edges, sure, but it’s thanks to them that I am now a professional voice artist.
I owe my girls a lot.