Omegaman is set in an alternate reality of the United States where in 2008, a real life superhero appeared: Omegaman. The story begins in 2019 centered on a reporter visiting a prison specially designed to house supervillains. Her assignment? To interview some of the more prominent villains (some super powered and some not) about their first encounters with Omegaman, in search of uncovering a secret conspiracy.
SNEAK PEEK: Gold Foil Edges Episode 2 - The Eleventh Hour Worker
This story was written and performed by Jason Chao. Inspired by The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard found in Matthew 20:1-16. Music from audiio.com and sound effects from freesound.org. Thanks for listening.
Sound of the mill: https://freesound.org/s/401913/ (https://freesound.org/s/401913/)
Morning sound: https://freesound.org/s/216672/ (https://freesound.org/s/216672/)
Turkish Marketplace: https://freesound.org/s/463990/ (https://freesound.org/s/463990/)
Fall to the floor: https://freesound.org/s/187569/ (https://freesound.org/s/187569/)
Cicadas: https://freesound.org/s/187109/ (https://freesound.org/s/187109/)
Digging in mud: https://freesound.org/s/124916/ (https://freesound.org/s/124916/)
Argentine farm: https://freesound.org/s/110921/ (https://freesound.org/s/110921/)
Barn Door: https://freesound.org/s/85509/ (https://freesound.org/s/85509/)
Copper bell: https://freesound.org/s/68981/ (https://freesound.org/s/68981/)
Walking in dirt: https://freesound.org/s/407659/ (https://freesound.org/s/407659/)
Footsteps walk then run: https://freesound.org/s/264469/ (https://freesound.org/s/264469/)
Walking on dirt: https://freesound.org/s/210865/ (https://freesound.org/s/210865/)
Men talking and laughing: https://freesound.org/s/438408/ (https://freesound.org/s/438408/)
SNEAK PEEK: Gold Foil Edges Episode 1
This is Jason Chao, writer and director of Omegaman. As you’ve heard, Omegaman is a bit of a bigger production. A large cast, lots of sound effects and multiple locations. Why we’re fundraising is mostly to pay for all of those things and people.
But part of what I love about audio as a story-telling format is that you can still tell stories with just one voice, a microphone, and a little imagination.
So here’s a sneak peek at another audio project of mine: gold foil edges. Gold foil edges is biblically inspired fiction, narrated and voiced by me – although I may bring in some additional cast members – that explores some of the side characters in the bible.
I’d like to explain it more, but I figure, might as well just let you hear it for yourself. This sneak peek episode is entitled: “Itri and the prodigal sons”
Launching our fundraising!
Go to our website omegamanpodcast.com for more information or search for "Omegaman finish season 1" on indiegogo.
What We Need & What You GetThe first 7 episodes were paid for out of pocket by me, Jason Chao, the writer, director, and editor of Omegaman. But I need more funding to help finish the season and attempt another. Much of the cost is to help feed my family while I write, record, and edit, but also to help pay the actors and crew what they are worth and to be able to access the tools and libraries to really make the audio drama come alive.
What you get is the advancement of the story that hopefully you already like. And if you give extra, you may even score a cameo in an upcoming episode.
Our current perk levels are:
$20 donation = I'll include your name in the show notes of each episode and online at our website.
$50 donation = previous perk as well as a 1 week exclusive sneak peak when the rest of the season drops.
$100 donation = Previous perk as well as your name will be credited by me at the end of every episode for the remainder of season 1.
$200 donation = You will be credited with a special thanks at the beginning of every episode in the remainder of season 1 (which you can voice record your name yourself).
$300+ donation = All of the previous perks as well as a minimum one-line cameo in one of the upcoming episodes.
If you don't wish to be credited, please let me know and I will keep you anonymous.
What I can do with each of our goals:For each of our goals, I can gauge the interest in the show and spend time and resources accordingly.
$4000 - Finish Season 1 and call it a day. I have an idea for a ending that will take around 3-4 episodes more. It will conclude Omegaman.
$6000 - Finish Season 1 on a budget and leave room for Season 2. This will be about another 7 episodes. The budget will come from the fact that I won't be adding many more character and also will be keeping sound effects free and simple.
$8000 - previous one but just better. I can get more actors to fill in some of the roles that we haven't heard from yet (Warden Jeffries, William and Anikka Gaines, and more) and also gain access to higher quality recording equipment and sound libraries.
$10,000+ - Everything and more. I will probably start writing season 2. I really doubt I'll get here so if I do, I'll have to think about more of what I can do
This is Jason Chao, writer and director of Omegaman. Before anything else I want to give credit to two people who you didn’t hear in our end credits. Thanks to Kim Bowen, our sound recorder and production mixer and also to Christopher Lim who designed the cover at.
I hope you’ve enjoyed listening to our first 7 episodes, which I originally envisioned as half a season. So I’m asking for your help to keep going.
First, if you like the show, make sure you subscribe wherever you get podcasts and share it wherever you can with whomever you can.
Secondly, we’re getting ready to launch a fundraising campaign on May 1st, 2020 in order to raise the funds needed to finish this season and also maybe clean up some things in the last 7 episodes.
Like what you ask? Well to start with, all of our cast and crew basically took pennies compared to what they’re worth and I would love to be able to fairly compensate them for their time and work.
Then you may notice a lot of the sound effects, especially footsteps were re-used and didn’t quite fit perfectly. This was because I was using sounds that while I appreciate were free, were limited (Big shout out to freesound.org).
I envision a lot of big things as our characters spill out from the prison into the city and I would love to be able to access high quality and expansive sound libraries in order to tell that story.
If you would like to donate now, please go to Omegamanpodcast.com where you can donate directly, or consider supporting me on Patreon. Otherwise we hope to be able to really start strong with our fundraising campaign, so please once again subscribe our emails at omegamanpodcast.com and subscribe to the show where you get podcasts.
Thanks for listening.
Omegaman Episode 7
The truth may not be what we want to hear.
Omegaman Episode 6
Jennifer is used to being the one in the know, but the tables are slowly turning.