Video game composers John Robert Matz and Jeff Swingle hired me to adapt a scene from Final Fantasy 6 as an audio drama/musical.
I used my expertise in dramatic structure, dialogue writing, voice acting to create a self-contained narrative that met the following criteria:
Hit all the points of good dramatic storytelling
Fully utilize the audio drama medium
Add context so that the resulting scene satisfied fans and newcomers alike.
I had never played FF6, so I researched like mad to became an expert on the lore in short order.
Coached my writing partner in writing for drama in exchange for help with the nuances of the game’s lore
Designed the scenario
Wrote the following:
Scene #1 (1:15–2:55)
Scene #2 (3:20–5:32)
Scene #3 (5:42–8:49), and
Scene #6 (16:10–17:28)
Edited the entire sequence for consistency
Minor cameo as a goon @ 13:47
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