Appendix 1: Behind the Scenes
Welcome, dear listeners, to a very special episode of “Enki: Tales from the Past.” Today, I invite you to take a glimpse behind the scenes of this immersive narrative podcast experience. My name is Mário Portela… and I’m thrilled to have you join me on this journey that could very well be the journey an alternative human history.
As the creator and author of this podcast, I wanted to take a moment to share with you the joy and excitement that goes into bringing these stories to life. “Enki: Tales from the Past” is not just a podcast, it’s a passion project, a labor of love that allows me to explore the depths of science fiction and ancient mysteries in my own peculiar way.
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Behind the Scenes, appendix 1
When I sit down to write each episode, I’m transported to another world, a place where imagination and research intertwine. I dive into the depths of the Ancient Aliens theory, drawing inspiration from extensive studies and adapting them into captivating tales. It’s a thrilling adventure of blending fact and fiction, creating a narrative that keeps you on the edge of your seat… or at least I hope it does!
But the magic doesn’t end with the writing. In the editing room, I carefully shape the audio, selecting and trimming the voicing, and layering sound effects, music, and atmospheric elements. It’s like painting with sound, crafting a sensorial experience that lingers in your mind long after the episode concludes.
And then comes the moment of truth—publishing the episode. No expectations, no plans, no second intentions. It’s like releasing a part of myself out into the world, hoping that it resonates with someone. Your feedback, your support, and your engagement mean the world to me. It’s what keeps this podcast thriving and inspires me to continue pushing the boundaries of storytelling and my own boundaries to be fair.
Now, you might wonder why I chose a podcast as the medium for this extraordinary adventure. I wanted to create something unique, something that transcends traditional forms of entertainment. “Enki: Tales from the Past” is unlike any other podcast you’ve encountered. It’s a captivating blend of mystery, science fiction, and ancient wonders that tickles your imagination and takes you on an unforgettable journey. It’s not better or worse than the remarkable narrative podcasts out there—it’s different.
And here’s the best part—I get to share this experience with all of you. I want to share with you the creative process behind the unique structure of each episode. You see, I wanted to create a sense of realism, a feeling that you, the listener, are uncovering long-lost secrets through the pages of ancient journals. That’s why each episode is crafted as one or two journal entries, meticulously written to capture the essence of a distant era. By presenting the stories in this format, I aim to provide a sense of cold distance, as if we’re observing events from a scientific perspective. But here’s where the magic happens. When I add the sounds, the effects, and the music, it breathes life into each scene. It transforms the words on the page into a vivid tapestry of sights and sounds, drawing you in and transporting you to another time and place.
Imagine, if you will, the crackling of a campfire, the rustling of leaves in an ancient forest, or the distant echoes of an otherworldly civilization.
These carefully curated audio elements create the ambiance, the backdrop against which the narrative unfolds. Just as a master storyteller captivates their audience with every inflection, every pause, I strive to bring that same level of immersion to each episode. It’s a delicate balance, combining the detachment of a scientific journal with the emotional connection of a captivating tale. A daunting task I’m not even sure I’m achieving.
I want to share with you the extensive research that forms the foundation of this podcast. You see, my fascination with the Ancient Aliens theory began decades ago, back in the 80s when I first discovered Erich von Däniken’s groundbreaking book, “Chariots of the Gods.”
Since then, my thirst for knowledge led me to explore the annals of Sumerian and Akkadian history, immersing myself in the rich tapestry of ancient civilizations.
This podcast is not mere fiction; it is a reflection of the conclusions I’ve drawn from my deep dive into the realms of ancient history, mythology, and the Ancient Aliens theory. With each episode, I share the threads of ancient wisdom and scientific speculation, presenting a narrative that dances on the blurred lines between fact and imagination. It is my attempt to breathe life into the mysteries that have fascinated me for so long and share them with you, my fellow explorers of the unknown.
Now, let me take you behind the scenes of “Enki: Tales from the Past” and share with you my path of discovery, learning, and creation. As an amateur in the vast world of audio production, I embarked on a quest to harness the power of various audio apps and technologies to bring this podcast to life. Armed with determination and a thirst for knowledge, I dived headfirst into the realm of digital tools. From audio editing software to graphic design apps, I explored every avenue that could help me weave together the intricate tapestry of this production.
And then, there’s the soundscape. The very heartbeat of “Enki: Tales from the Past.” I immersed myself in the world of sound design, experimenting with a myriad of audio effects, foley techniques, and ambient recordings libraries. Every footstep, every whisper, every breath was meticulously selected to transport you to the heart of the story.
Then, drawing upon the vast array of technology available to us, I explored the realm of AI. I harnessed its potential to enhance my creative process, using AI algorithms to assist in music composition and voice generation. It’s the fusion of human creativity and artificial intelligence, resulting in a truly unique sonic experience.
From the inception of an idea to the final touches of a finished episode, I’ve been immersed in every aspect of this podcast. It’s been a journey of continuous learning, growth, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as an amateur solo creator. My aim is to blend technology with artistry, to create an immersive experience that transcends the limitations of traditional storytelling. Every pixel, every word, every sound is a labor of love, crafted with passion and dedication.
So, my friends, as you listen to “Enki: Tales from the Past,” know that behind each episode lies the culmination of my relentless pursuit of knowledge, my creative vision, and the use of cutting-edge tools that fit my wallet.
As I stand here, a solitary figure in the vast landscape of podcasting, I want to extend my hand and invite you, dear listener, to be a part of something bigger than entertainment, something that transcends the boundaries of a mere sensory experience. “Enki: Tales from the Past” is my vessel, my platform, my way of teaching, sharing, and sparking discussions about the fascinating world of ancient alien theories. This podcast is not just about presenting you with captivating stories. It’s about imparting knowledge, challenging preconceptions, and igniting curiosity. It’s my humble attempt to weave together history, mythology, and scientific theories into a tapestry that unravels the mysteries of our past and opens doors to endless possibilities.
But I cannot achieve this vision alone. I need your support, your participation, and your engagement. I implore you to join me on this intellectual journey, to delve into the depths of ancient civilizations, and to question the narratives that have shaped our understanding of the world.
Constructive criticism, thoughtful suggestions, and passionate debates are the lifeblood of any vibrant community. I welcome your insights, your differing perspectives, and your collective wisdom. Together, we can build a community that thrives on the exchange of ideas, where minds collide, and new knowledge is forged.
“Enki: Tales from the Past” is my voice, but it can be our shared voice, amplifying the echoes of the past and shaping the discourse of the future.
So, my dear friends, thank you for joining me today and for being a part of “Enki: Tales from the Past.” I hope this little glimpse behind the scenes has sparked your curiosity and added a touch of magic to your listening experience.
Until our paths intertwine again in the next episode, remember to stay curious, keep exploring, and always embrace the wonder that lies within the enigmatic tapestry of the universe.
“Enki: Tales from the Past.” Join Mário Portela on this remarkable adventure, where the power of knowledge and the unity of a community converge. Engage, participate, and let your voice be heard. Together, we’ll explore the cosmos of ancient aliens and redefine our understanding of the world.
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