The scene opens in Waterfall City as Arthur talks to his son Will about test-piloting his newfangled Dragoncopter on its maiden flight.
Producer Tom Lopez and composer Tim Clark pulled out all the stops to immerse us in the acoustic environment, with the roar of the falls, the chugging steam engine, and the crowds on the ground.
We then follow Will into Arthur's laboratory, where they wonder about the mysterious stone that Arthur found on his journey below ground.
This acoustic adventure was produced by Tom Lopez, mastermind of the ZBS Foundation, with an original music track by composer Tim Clark.
Episode 2 arrives in a week. Each short episode will only be live online for one week, and then it will disappear.
If you'd like to purchase the full two-hour World Beneath podcast right now and hear all fifteen episodes back to back in a feature-length production, check out The World Beneath at ZBS Foundation website for the MP3 download. It's also available as a CD.
You can also order the original printed book from my web store and I'll sign it for you. (Ships via Media Mail within 24 hours of your order. US orders only for the book, please). The book is also available from Amazon: Dinotopia, The World Beneath: 20th Anniversary Edition (Calla Editions).
The Museum Exhibition
Many of these paintings will be on view at the upcoming Dinotopia exhibition at the Stamford Art Museum and Nature Center, Feb. 14-May 25. I'll be in attendance at events on Feb. 28 and March 1. Read more about the events here on this blog.