Beowulf (1985)

by Mark Smart and Jerry Fitch

We did this heavily Monty-Python-influenced radio play as a project for English Lit class our senior year of high school. We got an "A", and I still find it pretty amusing.

Beowulf (7.9 MB mp3)

The Making of Beowulf

No doubt you are asking yourself how we were able to achieve such stunning high-quality audio effects in Beowulf. We used a highly sophisticated technique known as AIR MULTITRACKING. With this method, a gaseous medium is used to combine signals from different audio sources and professional radio actors.

The diagram below illustrates the technique.

Hi-Fidelity Audio Source #1 (Narration)

Radio Actor #1

Gaseous Audio Combination Medium (78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, trace amounts of other gases)


Radio Actor #2

High-Fidelity Audio Source #2 (SoundFX)

High-Fidelity Audio Source #3 (Music)