Listen to Chat Fiction on Tap

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And it's a show about to be FF's you compete for one spot on high school acapella team. Now, what's cool about the story is this is got. All kinds of media sprinkled throughout it. So there's voice notes. There's smales. There's FaceTime calls, and there's even original music, which is a first for for tap story to have original music. So I cast it and produced it in Toronto, and they team up with my writing partner who's actually based in San Francisco, and it just launched on tap said it's exciting. So how long are the stories and how many other yes? So for ditch squad. It's about twenty nine minutes of consumption. But that's if you just do it from end to end its ending as well, which I think if we're about to mention, so there's eight parts if you go straight through, and you don't go back and do a different ending men. It'll be about twenty nine minutes by it could be up to an hour and a half. If you go in, you know, different choices in different endings as you go. So what made you intrigue by the world of chat fiction? Yeah. You know? I I have a background is a content creator and producer and writer on an actor and back to Toronto after being in the states for ten years when I got here. I heard about tap. And I thought wow, what a cool new way to consume content. You know, it's kind of a unique time for the entertainment business. And I thought well, this is disrupting things. So I went in and I started playing around with it. And I thought I really wanna do one of these stories. So my first story actually is called duped. It's a horror story while it was in LA. I spent a lot of time in the live streaming you go system in I was co-creator parachute. TV, and we had a horror show on there. And I thought well this could work with the video and do this on tap. And I just I just think it's a really cool new innovative way to tell stories when you tell everybody would else you doing in Toronto. When you're not doing tap. Thank. For asking. I am also an actor. I just appeared on the show Condor with William hurt and Brendon Frazier. And I'm doing an episode of private is with Jason Priestley. That's coming out in twenty nineteen outside of that. I'm continuing to write end do these projects for tap and produced, and I also like you a photographer. So I'm working on that my art there Patricia Toronto. No, I most I do some pictures of Toronto I live in the beach, so not like your beautiful, Manhattan beach. But I do take photos down at the beach. And then I do a lot of portrait's. Which beach. Are we talking about in Canada? Yeah. It's called balmy beach. So it's in the beaches area of Toronto. So you get a few of the tower. It's on the east end in. It's it's a lovely little community. And it is beautiful. There's some rocks out there. You can go out onto the pier. NC L downtown. But it's we don't get the sunrises and sunsets. That you guess, no. But you get the seasons which we don't have though it is right now Santa Anna season. So we're getting some pretty amazing sunsets. You know them. Well, we're getting the fall leaves. I'm looking out my window right now. And there's some beautiful yellows and reds. So you're you're right. We get that. Where can people see your work your photos? Oh, yes. So if you go to Caroline Lesley photography that CRO L. I N E L ES L E Y, photography dot com. This to my work up there or a or you can check it out on my Instagram. Same handle and remind everybody had to see how to listen to the online chat show. This is a you. Download the tap. Yes. So you go to the app store and you download tap by watt, Pat. It's the green logo, and then you can start reading stories right away. It's a free free app, but you have options to get subscription. So if you want you can do a week or a month or try it out if you really like it you can pay for the year. And then read all the stories and see all the media in my story. A dish squad is right at the top right now in the best of in its featured. So it's a there for you to view and consume already. Caroline Lesley from Toronto checkout fiction and checkout her photos on Instagram and on the web Caroline, thanks for being here. Everyone listening to talking tech police strategy on the podcasts, please favorite show on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show as always thanks for listening. Their job sites that make you wait for the right candidates to apply to your job. Not smart. But you know, it is smart going to ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech. Talk to hire the right person. Ziprecruiter, doesn't depend on candidates finding you. It finds them for you. It's powerful matching. Technology scans thousands of resumes identifies people with the right skills education and experience for your job. And actively invites them to apply. So you get qualified candidates fast. 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