I finally got to be a computer!
I had my first voice acting gig a couple of months back for a sci-fi short Indie film called “SEED.” Due to the fact that I can imitate my Garmin pretty well, Tyson Wade Johnston –director of “SEED,” asked me to be the voice of the intercom for the movie. With a geeky grin, I said, “HELL YES!” Once a nerd, always a nerd, I guess. It’s odd, but I’ve always wanted to play the voice of a computer.
Tyson Johnston (dir.), Brandon Jones (audio), and Justin Zachary(“Kamp”/writer) were completely professional, and welcoming. Honestly, I’d work with those guys again any day. Recording was awesome. I spent more time running vocal warm ups than I did with the actual recording. I was in the booth for 2 or 3 minutes repeating the same paragraph over and over until they heard something they liked and said ‘Thank you.’ I tried to get them to agree to let me read more, but that’s they needed. Mimicking the GPS was one of those things I stumbled upon by accident. So, what does one do with a talent like that? Why, freak out my friends of course. :D. Brandon (the audio technician) tweaked the lines a bit to get it where he wanted, and I was told he had fun playing with my voice. *Insert giggle here.* There’s more that I read, but this is what made it into the trailer.
Ya know, it’s odd how I somehow inadvertently find myself linked to horror movies. First as a P.A on the B horror feature, “Dark Honeymoon” (with Roy Scheider, Nick Cornish, and Lindy Booth), and now with “SEED.” Why is it odd, you ask? Well, I’m not a big horror movie fan–never much cared for Gorno. I like the psychological ones that really get into your head and mess you up for days. Daniel Radcliff’s “The Woman In Black” is up there on my list of awesome horror movies with “The Haunting of Hill House.” I don’t need blood to be scared so much I can’t sleep.
I give you the training wheels of my voice acting career. (aside from the McCarthy Wholesale radio jingle I sang in ’06.) Squee! I’m so happy something I did with the industry made it past pre-production and survived Pilot Season!
“SEED” is a science fiction horror Indy short film set to release in August 2012.
Hello, everyone. Happy New Year to all, and many resolutions you will see through, or at least give a tremendous shot at seeing through. Starting in 2012, at the end of January, I will post the first adventure of Khyler Fannisand’s favorite uncle, Wizzfeth Stipplewhim. Throughout book 1, Khyler is constantly recounting the wondrous tales off his uncle’s journeys through Itara. With these stories, I’m hoping you will read the title as the capricious little Gedni begins the tale and know the story as a sort of behind-the-scenes taste.
The Adventures of Wizzfeth Stipplewhim coming soon!
If you were at the 1st annual Comikaze convention at the L.A convention center, you probably saw me ‘dashing’ around as the competitive attitude queen, Rainbow Dash. When I wasn’t being snagged for photo ops (which were all awesome!), I busted out my own camera and took some shots. If you dressed up, I may have caught you in one of my pictures. I’ve put up the ones that turned out on my photobucket page. Check it out! If you find yourself, that’s great! If you can’t find yourself, seek therapy. Or just wait for yourself to come home from where ever you were.
If you see yourself, please let me know and I will change the title on the picture. You can send me a direct message via the contact page on this site. 🙂 I’m not a professional photographer, but I do know how cool it feels to see a picture of yourself that someone snapped guerrilla style.
The number of intense, amazing, detailed, and jaw dropping costumes I saw at Comikaze landed somewhere in the… hundreds, maybe? We’ll say there were a lot, so please let your imagination fill in the rest. I ran into a plethora of Batmans, Supermans, Pokemon, and a few other ponies with Yaya Han. Even the guide for the Haunted Mansion ambled by lighting the way with his trusty lantern, and I got to race Sonic the Hedgehog (I’m still faster, by the way.)
As Rainbow Dash would say, the people, the costumes, the camaraderie, the friendships, all made the first annual Comikaze Expo “20% Cooler.”
ComicKaze has returned to Los Angeles!
Now for a bit of nerdnip….. Mark Hamill will be there! SQUEE! Hence the photo on the comikaze home page.
It’s like a less expensive version of Comicon, with sweet guests like Stan Lee and Elvira, and again… Mark Hamill. 🙂
How is this related to “Itara” you ask? Why simple, my friends: I will be there as a customer (sadly not as a boothie) dressed as Rainbow Dash, in a costume I hand stitched together myself. I am very proud of the wing production and intend on being in the Masquarade to show off my work. Even if I don’t win, just being there will be fun. 🙂
Congratulations. You officially got a sneak peak into my little hobby of cosplaying –however lightweight it may be. Although I am not a professional seamstress, I still have fun running around a convention center and posing for pictures as I show off my Hard Work and Guts! (less of the guts, though, I hope).
If you see me there in sky-blue clothes, rainbow hair, a colorful tail, and 3 foot wings, please stop and say hello! I’d love to hear if you’ve read my novel, or are planning to buy it, or get a stack of them for Christmas gifts.
Comickaze website –>click
Times: Nov. 5th–6th.
Masquerade@ 4pm, Sun 6th. Vote for Rainbow Dash!