Hello voice acting fans!
You've undoubtedly noticed that updates have been sparse since my return to the studio from Megaplex and Rocky Mountain Fur Con. Unfortunately, personal things have gotten in the way of production, so it may take longer to get the edited pieces done. However, there is one thing I can do right now, and that's get those Megaplex raw recordings posted!
I try to post raw recordings during every session so that there's something immediately available for everyone to listen to. Sadly, I had no internet access at all from the room that I held the voice acting panel at Megaplex, so I wasn't able to upload as we recorded. But that's no excuse for me not to do it when I get home! So, sorry for the delay, but here are the raw recordings from Megaplex 2016!
And I'll try to get these cut and cleaned up as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience!
Rocky Mountain Fur Con is the beginning of my voice acting panel calendar. It was at RMFC that I first reworked my voice acting panel from being sports-related to movie-related and attempted to tell an Old West story based on the con's theme. While I don't feel it was a success, it taught me a number of valuable lessons that helped shape what my Furrywood: Voice Acting panel is today.
RMFC remains my experimental con, the one where I try new things. This year, RMFC is getting a brand new teleprompter system, with the actors able to perform off a video screen rather than paper, both reducing the chance of paper noise, and encouraging the actors to keep their heads up as they perform. I'm also trying out a brand new Radio Show panel, with emphasis on teaching auditioning for voice acting roles and recording with a 4-mic system.
Also with the voice acting, I'll be hosting my informative Furrywood: Voice Recording panel, where I'll go over techniques for improving voice recordings at home. And finally, my Furrywood: Motion Capture panel returns to RMFC, this time with additional mocap technology with the thrilling Perception Neuron mocap suit!
It's rare that Furrywood makes it out to the East Coast. In the very early years, we've made a few appearances at FA: United, Anthrocon, even one appearance at FurFright. But in recent years, Furrywood has been strictly a Western affair, hugging close to its home in California.
But there is one city out East with enough sunshine and movie magic for Furrywood's return! This coming weekend, Furrywood will make its first appearance at Megaplex 2016!
And this won't just be an elevator pitch. Furrywood will be making a full presentation in Orlando, FL, using a brand new recording rig and featuring exciting new motion capture hardware! No more ruffling through noisy paper sheets! This will be everyone's first chance to try performing off a digital monitor for more freedom of movement at the microphone. And for those attending the motion capture session, not only will we be demonstrating the infrared technology of the Kinect, but also the amazing Perception Neuron suit developed my Noitom! And yes, both will be demonstrated live!
Despite being Furrywood's first appearance at one of the longest running furry convention in the world, the con was very generous and provided time for both demonstrations.
And for any aspiring Florida furry voice actors, you can get a head start on the scripts we'll be recording for Furrywood: Voice Acting. Just check out the 19 scripts listed below, including four brand new ones written by our top writer, Tazel Sixpaws!
The audio recorded at Furlandia 2016 during the Furrywood: Voice Acting panel has been edited and posted! You can find all five performances here.
This was a first time for Furrywood to appear in Portland, OR, though I've passed through the city many times before on the way to Rainfurrest. Unfortunately, with only an hour assigned, we were only able to get five recordings made, but even for this small panel, we had a few new things.
First, a big thank you to Ursula Vernon who generously gave permission to use a scene from her Hugo-award winning graphic novel Digger /
as a script in the packet.
Also, owing to the steampunk theme of the convention, the several-year running story of Swift made a comeback with a new Scene 5, introducing a new antagonist to the story. By luck, both Digger and Swift were recorded among the five!
Finally, as a technical web update, all of the character species have finally been filled out. There's still character and scene descriptions that needs to be filled, but at least now we know just what everyone is supposed to be!
We are now up to 434 performances recorded by 478 voice actors from the fandom!
Posted by Carrizo on Mon, 6 Jun 2016
No future Furrywood appearances are currently scheduled.
Requests have been sent to these conventions to host the Furrywood: Voice Acting and Furrywood: Motion Capture panels.