Since the launch of Star Wars Fanworks in 2003, we have been featuring not just fan audio productions, but articles on how it's done. With tutorials, features, casting calls, and other methods, we have hoped to act as a parton of the fan audio art form, particularly among Star Wars fans.
From August 2005 through January 2007, Star Wars Fanworks offered fan audio listeners the F.A.M.E. podcast series, better known as Fan Audio Made Easy. In this series of short tutorials and hints, longtime fan audio community members like Rayzur's Edge Audio's Nathan P. Butler and Outcast Multimedia's Rich Sigfrit share the insights they've gleaned in their years of fan audio experience with the genre's newcomers, in the hope that the field will continue to grow in the years to come.
FAME began as part of Michael Stackpole's TSFPN.com. It is no longer a member of that website, but show producer Nathan Butler has left the opening comment about TSFPN in each episode of FAME as a tip of the hat to Michael Stackpole, without whose early suggetsions and support, the show would likely not have been created.
In order to make it easier on new listeners to utilize the materials in Fan Audio Made Easy, we have divided the 36 episodes in the FAME library into categories, based upon which type of fan audio production each lesson benefits most (audio dramas, audio parodies, or radio shows and podcasts). Some appear in multiple categories.
Review of Fan Audio Made Easy #1 by Matt Loewen
See Fan Audio Made Easy's Fan Audio Awards (Separate Pop-Up Page)