I recently had an assignment to recreate a scene from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story The Hound of the Baskervilles. I had to find a scene that I thought would do well for a radio remake. My initial thought was that it needed to be a conversation or something of the like, because then I would have a bunch of dialogue I could use. The requirements were that it must be between 20 and 30 seconds and that it must have at least six different audio clips. Conversations are easy enough to make into a radio remake because it’s literally just talking/acting without a screen. In a way, the thought of doing voice acting is so much more palatable to me because there’s no need to worry about what your face or body says, just what your voice says. Finding a scene wasn’t difficult because the story is a very descriptive and entertaining tale. After finding a scene I really liked, I needed to figure out what parts I’d put and what I’d cut out. Having only 30 seconds max for the radio remake was pretty difficult because of how wordy all of the scenes are, though it did make it easier to hit the six different audio clips minimum.
-Excerpt taken from my little article on this assignment on Medium.com