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1  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Marvels Casting Call: Lots of Voice Actors Needed! on: February 16, 2009, 09:42:18 AM
I know this board is in limbo right now, but I am in dire need of actors right now, so I'll try here and see if I get anything.

Recently I announced the start of pre-production in my new fan film project, Marvels. A departure from my past two projects, this stop motion animated film will shift my efforts from the Star Wars saga to the vast universe of Marvel Comics. Also unlike my past film, this is going to be a 5-7 minute faux trailer in the vein of Grayson and World’s Finest and is a direct adaptation of the classic graphic novel by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.

Since this is an animated project, I am in a great need for voice acting. There are currently 18 parts in need of actors, and all but one require only a single line (the other one requires only two).So if you would like to try a bit of acting and get credit for a movie this is a perfect chance for you to knock something out quick. I will provide a line for each character, along with descriptions and a bit of acting direction. Please email me at yodadaman@gmail.com with an audio sample of your voice saying the line. I will update this thread as parts get cast.

Thanks and good luck!



GWEN STACY

This is the next major character in the line-up. Gwen Stacy (a character from years and years of Spider-Man comics and played by Bryce Dallas Howard in Spider-Man 3) is a young college girl who features heavily in the life of Spider-Man but is now struggling with the death of her father and confused about her feelings for Spider-Man. I’d like the following line to be read with a bit of sadness and confusion.

I hated him at first… but now … I wonder if there is a face behind that mask.


DORIS JACQUET

Just like the character of Phil, his future wife, Doris, is featured at both a younger and older stage in her life (also early 20’s and mid 40’s). Both lines could be done by the same actress or by two different ones.


YOUNG DORIS

In this line, she has just sprinted to her boyfriend (Phil) and is in a panic about a superhero fight scene she just witness.

I was on my lunch break…


OLDER DORIS

In this line, Doris is about to tell Phil about a big secret their daughters have been hiding, so a hint of fear and nervousness would be great.

I…I think you’d better see this.


MARTY GOODMAN

This character is a newspaper editor, although I’d like him to be a lot more subdued that, say, a Perry White type (that’s another character). As you can see in the line, the character is surprised in this scene.

Phil… you’ve been begging to go to Europe for months!


NAMOR

This character is the famed superhero from the Golden Age and sometimes foe, sometimes ally of the Fantastic Four. I’ve always imaged Namor kind of having an alien and exotic voice like Spock's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6408JrvFNWc&feature=related), except with emotion. As it can be seen in the line, Namor is very angry and ready for revenge.

This is my final warning! Get off my trail, Torch… or suffer the consequences!



CLUB MANAGER

This should be played completely straightforward. As the message he is giving is grim, there should be a hit of fear in his voice as he says this.

I’ve been asked to inform you that the Sub-Mariner has launched a military attack on all of civilization.

YOUNG FEMALE BYSTANDER

As this is a simple line, so nothing is really required other than you be a female. As this bystander is witnessing Captain America leap into action, her voice is full of surprise and excitement.

There he is!


FRED STEINBERG

Just like the above line, nothing required other than you be a male, except this is an older man (late twenties/early thirties). His man Phil Sheldon just took a great picture, so his is being very congratulatory.

A front page for sure. Money in the bank!



BARNEY BUSHKIN

This is another newspaper editor, and unlike the previous one I’d like this one to be more like the stereotypical image of a newspaper editor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPT5KIbSuzM&feature=related) that you seen in countless films and TV shows, aged and wizened but loud and grumpy. He is elated as he is saying this.

Look at this! We’re the hottest paper in the city!



MALE CITIZEN

As the description states- I need a male who can sound angry and shocked. Not much else to say.

They tried to kill a man!


JUDGEMENT MAN

This is going to be one of those “The end is nigh!” guys. I don’t want this line to sound cartoony. He needs to be very assertive and confident, as if he believes absolutely everything he preaches.

There shall be three signs! Three signs and then the apocalypse.


NEWS ANCHOR

Just speak this in the same detached, emotionless way news anchors on any professional station report the news.

NEWS ANCHOR #1

Playboy Tony Stark has vanished, just days after the incitement…


ARTHUR

This is a random neighbor of Phil’s who is involved in a large anti-mutant mob, so speak this line with anger and a dark conviction.

Mutants! In our own neighborhood!



BOLIVAR TRASK

This is a very stubborn and hostile anti-mutant senator. He needs to sound literate and well-read, yet he must be highly emotional and roused-up in this line.

I have created a defense for mankind! The mutants will never take over the human race! Not while my army of Sentinels lives!



SENTINEL

These are the robots built to hunt and kill mutants. They need to sound robotic (duh) and monotone. This is a good example of what I’d like them to sound like. This is for anyone who does droid voices for fan films.

We serve none!


HUSBAND

This is an older man, and in this scene he is in the midst of a very hateful and violent mob. His voice should be filled to the brim with anger and a lust for violence.

Come out and die muties!


MAGGIE

I really don’t know if anyone here would be able to voice this character, as she is eight years old. But if anyone here is able to do this somehow, she is completely terrified, as she is hiding from the ugly world outside. In this scene she is begging Phil to let her stay with him and his family.

My parents w…went away. Are…are you going to send me away?


MARCIA HARDESTY

This character is a very nerdy and mousy woman in her early thirties. She is a bit meek and shy, although in this scene she is finally letting her frustrations out, as she is not happy with the direction Phil is leading his life.

All the things you’ve done… all this… and it’s like it means nothing to you!


I understand that I won’t be able to cast everyone at once, but I’m just putting all the characters out there to ease the process. As I said earlier, if you’re interested please send me (PM first preferable) an audio file of you reading the line. Thanks and good luck with the auditions!
2  Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales production / Star Wars Tales: Official Release Thread on: October 29, 2008, 07:17:07 AM


I am very proud present my stop motion Star Wars fan film, Star Wars Tales. This fan film is totally faithful in form and tone to the comic it is based on. Here you will find five different stories spanning every corner of your favorite galaxy. Starring several of your favorite characters from all eras, including Yoda, Princess Leia, General Grievous, Bail Organa, and even Wuher the bartender, Star Wars Tales will show you a side of that galaxy far, far away you never knew existed.

Links to Film

Thank you so much to all who helped. It could not have been done without you. 

Enjoy and feel free to comment!
3  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales: Official Release Thread on: October 29, 2008, 07:16:17 AM


I am very proud present my stop motion Star Wars fan film, Star Wars Tales. This fan film is totally faithful in form and tone to the comic it is based on. Here you will find five different stories spanning every corner of your favorite galaxy. Starring several of your favorite characters from all eras, including Yoda, Princess Leia, General Grievous, Bail Organa, and even Wuher the bartender, Star Wars Tales will show you a side of that galaxy far, far away you never knew existed.

Links to Film

Thank you so much to all who helped. It could not have been done without you. 

Enjoy and feel free to comment!
4  Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales production / It's a Wrap on: September 13, 2008, 06:19:24 PM
It's it. The day I thought would come eons ago has finally come, and surprisingly I'm a bit sad to see it come. No, it's not the fact that I came back home for the weekend- today I shot the very last bit of footage for Star Wars Tales. Twenty-five frames taken, five figures, blue screen, and one accessory, all for a scene very close to the end of Heart of Steel. But this is more than statistics- this is the end of a significant era in my life and the closure of an activity that has been a staple of my life for four years. But, all good things... oh screw the cliche, it's not over yet! That'll come on 10-29-08, but for now I can firmly say that production has completely finished and it's all post from here on out. A two and a half year shoot... only in fan films, right?

See the blog for more info!- http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&pop=1&ping=1
5  Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales production / Star Wars Tales Final Trailer on: September 05, 2008, 07:15:33 AM


After 38 months of work and 26 since the last trailer I am completely relieve to bring you the Final Trailer for my fan film Star Wars Tales. This stop motion animated opus is a reimagining of the classic Star Wars Tales comic book series from Dark Horse Comics in cinematic form. Here you will find five different stories spanning generations, planets, and allegiances. Featuring Yoda, Emperor Palpatine, Princess Leia, General Grievous, and scores of your favorite unsung Star Wars characters, Star Wars Tales will show you a side of that galaxy far, far away you’ve never seen before.

Quicktime Downloadable
YouTube
Vimeo
MySpace TV

Please check out the final film on 10-29-08! The film's website is here.
6  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales Final Trailer on: September 05, 2008, 07:14:19 AM


After 38 months of work and 26 since the last trailer I am completely relieve to bring you the Final Trailer for my fan film Star Wars Tales. This stop motion animated opus is a reimagining of the classic Star Wars Tales comic book series from Dark Horse Comics in cinematic form. Here you will find five different stories spanning generations, planets, and allegiances. Featuring Yoda, Emperor Palpatine, Princess Leia, General Grievous, and scores of your favorite unsung Star Wars characters, Star Wars Tales will show you a side of that galaxy far, far away you’ve never seen before.

Quicktime Downloadable
YouTube
Vimeo
MySpace TV

Please check out the final film on 10-29-08! The film's website is here.
7  Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales production / Re: Compression/Hosting Request on: August 25, 2008, 04:36:06 AM
Found someone to help me!
8  Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales production / Compression/Hosting Request on: August 24, 2008, 07:49:28 AM
Some of you may groan at the title and demand that I do this myself, but the truth is I've had no experience with compression and would probably mess it up, plus I'm very very busy with college and trying to finish up the rest of the film. As the title of this thread clearly indicates, I have a video I would like compressed into a manageable size. It's a two-and-a-half minute trailer that's currently at 341 MB, and I'd like it at something far more manageable. The file is quicktime and I would like the finished compressed file to also be quicktime. If possible I'd like the compressed video to have the same level of brightness/contrast and close to the same quality. You will of course be credited for this. I will email you the uncompressed video if you wish to help me.

Then there's also the hosting I need for this video. If anyone would be kind enough to host this trailer once it's good and compressed I would greatly appreciate it. You will of course be credited. I can't foresee there being way too much traffic to this trailer, but if it just magically becomes a hit that's something beyond my power.

PM me if you could help me out.
9  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Re: "Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man" - new 1920s collage serial on: August 20, 2008, 07:03:54 AM
I was just on Fan Cinema Today http://fancinematoday.com/ when I saw your silent Batman movie up on the front page! Nice job!
10  Filmmaking / In Production / Re: Punisher Hell Tickets - 1. Croatian fan film based on comic book vigilante on: August 18, 2008, 11:49:56 AM
Hmm. Croatian, huh? Love to see that fan filming is alive all over the world. I just watched the trailers and they looked cool. The first one had very little to offer and showed me absolutely nothing  of the film other than you have a Punisher in it (sorry, teasers without footage from the film itself are a pet peeve of mine), but the shot of the Punisher walking up and aiming the gun at the camera was cool. The trailer itself was cool. It's lacking on the violence (or at least you don't show us any), which is a staple of the Punisher, but it looks dark and it seems as if it has potential. Good luck with this film and let's hope it's better than the god-awful Hollywood Punisher movie coming out this Christmas.
11  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Re: "Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man" - new 1920s collage serial on: August 18, 2008, 11:42:26 AM
I just watched the two videos. Very nice job! As a Batman always a fan I was aware of the silent movie influence on Batman (especially the Man Who Laughs), but I never got familiar them. Very good idea for a mash-up. I thought it was very well executed, especially with the music. It has a perfect dark and creepy tone that fit with the images. It was a well done experiment. Good job.
12  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Re: NEW VIDEO: and... I NEED YOU TO HELP ME WIN MONEY $$$ on: August 02, 2008, 08:45:07 AM
I watched and rated it. Thanks for coming back to the forums  Grin

This was a good video. I don't know what the requirements were for length or anything but I thought this could've been much better if it was shortened down to about 30 seconds, the standard length of a commercial. The gag is pretty good (a man acting like a fish to get his Klondike bar) but the fact this was extended over a minute wears it out pretty thin. You could've easily cut some of the silly reactions of the characters and cut straight to the action, like most commercials tend to do. Overall it was still good and good luck with the contest.
13  Filmmaking / Filmmaking / Re: DeusEx Short Sequence on: July 26, 2008, 06:33:37 AM
I've defiantly done that level this movie's based on  Grin I highly enjoyed this sequence, very much especially since I've played the game. All the designs in this were spot on (especially the environments) and the way the level played cinematically was very nice. Love the use of the main character's (forget his name!) different weapons. It's a great little bit at the end when the explosion makes you not sure if the terrorist got to the bomb and blew the train up or the main dude stopped him.

While non players of the game may just enjoy the cool animation, I appreciate it a whole lot more for its closeness to the source and as a great little film. Which is what fan filming is all about.
14  Filmmaking / Star Wars Tales production / Update on: July 21, 2008, 09:45:59 AM
This really depresses me seeing threads made over two years ago and realizing I'm still working on that same damn movie  Embarrassed Well, I am still in production of Star Wars Tales, but it finally seems to be coming to a close. I'm currently working on the last part of the film and I think the whole thing should be out by November at the latest. If you want to see more, please go to the new and much much improved site at www.swtmovie.com No new trailer yet, but there's plenty of new pictures and stuff.
15  Community / Social / Re: OFFICIAL SOCIAL THREAD on: July 21, 2008, 09:42:35 AM
When I made a post today it said I made that post 38 years, 6 months, 18 days ago. That's either a bug or this forum is trapped in a time warp and my post predates the internet.  :Smiley
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