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Blogs How many ways can you DIE….

You have to get very creative in your death scenes. You can only die so many times and in the world of video games, you can die over and over again. The interesting thing about a death scene is that this isnt something we can truly relate to ourselves. And the way we die in animations isn’t realistic to most deaths we know. So we have to become very creative and think outside the box.

Blogs What are the Roles of the Voice Over Producer and Director?

What are the roles of a Voice Over Producer and Director? If we use the analogy of The Wizard Of Oz, the producer would ultimately have to be The Wizard, that being said s/he can be the Wicked Witch as well. The Director is the liaison between actors and the engineers, writers and producers, and must be as loved as the Scarecrow by all.

Blogs Professionals Give Voice Acting Advice – Part 2

These two videos feature actors we have had in the studio, giving their audition advice for aspiring voice actors. Katie Crown shares that you must always know the tone of the project you are working on and how that can lead to success in the booth! In addition, Charlie Bodin gives his audition advice. His tip: take risks. He stresses the importance of reaching above and beyond your comfort zones and not going with the most obvious choice.

Headline News Voice Cast Goes to Hell & Back for R-Rated Stop-Motion Feature

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 1:04pm

ShadowMachine has tapped Nick Swardson (BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR) and TJ Miller (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON) to head the voice cast for their R-rated stop-motion feature HELL & BACK, reports Deadline.com.

Blogs Professionals Give Voice Acting Audition Advice - Part 1

Here are four videos from actors we have had in the studio, giving their audition advice for aspiring voice actors. First, Sean Hankinson reminds us that this whole process should be fun. Paula Rhodes then gives a couple of tips, including how you can get close to voice over casting specialists and voice over directing experts. Next, Nakia Burise shares that you should always be yourself and have faith in your success. And finally, Laura Gerow tells why you should let yourself be nervous.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 26

Joel and Alan sit down with the very Linda Beck, newly inaugurated ASIFA East President, Animator, Producer, Actress, and Former Temp, to talk about those roles and birthing a human. Plus a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, which, if you are reading this online, trumps it's impact: the new Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum website revealed at long last!

Headline News Bryan Cranston Talks Lt. Jim Gordon in Batman: Year One

Three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston flips to the other side of the law as the voice of Lt. James Gordon for the animated retelling of Frank Miller’s landmark comic in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Blogs In Their Own Voice: Richard Epcar

Richard Epcar has voiced more than 300 characters, in games, cartoons, and anime, so he’s no stranger to juggling multiple roles. He recently worked on an audiobook where he played the entire cast, and we were curious to know what it was like to have to go back and forth between so many characters. Here’s what Richard had to say:

Headline News The Godfather Star Alex Rocco Talks Batman: Year One

Alex Rocco, best known for his role as gangster Moe Greene in The Godfather, returns to his mobster roots as Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Blogs Preparing for your Voice Over Casting Session – Part 2

Welcome back! Last week we talked about the importance of coming to your voice over casting session with a great sense of the characters and tone of your project. This week, we’re focusing less on the creative side of things, and more on the practical – how much money do you have and how fast do you need it by?

Blogs In Their Own Voice: David Lodge

If you’ve ever watched a cartoon or played a video game, you’ve probably heard David Lodge’s work; his resume boasts a wide range of heroes and villains alike. We’ve used him as everything from orcs to puppies, and his never ceases to surprise us with his creative choices. In this clip, he talks about what it’s like doing voices for video games.

Headline News Voice Cast Contract Dispute Could End The Simpsons

The Daily Beast reports that contract negotiations between the six primary voice actors on THE SIMPSONS and FOX could jeopardize the continuation of the longest running sitcom past this current season.

Blogs Preparing for your Voice Over Casting Session – Part 1

Voice over casting can be one of the most creatively exciting times in the life of your project. Finding the voices that fit the characters that have been living in your script/storyboards/head makes everything feel like it’s really starting to come to life. We love watching that moment happen, and we’ve seen it happen over and over during voice over casting sessions. We know it’s risky to put this information out there on the Internet, but we’re going to reveal the number one secret to finding the perfect voice cast. Are you ready? This is going to blow your mind.

Blogs THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION

As you graduate today, and face an uncertain jobs market, many of you are asking yourselves 'What does the future of animation hold for me?'   To see what lies ahead, one only need look to the past...

Headline News Postman Pat Feature Coming To Cinemas Spring 2013

Classic Media, a media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and RGH Entertainment, the animation development and production unit of Rubicon Group Holding (RGH), are proud to announce that Postman Pat will be making his big screen debut in ‘Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re the One’.

Headline News Futurama, Prep & Landing, Boardwalk Empire Win Creative Emmys

Call it the comeback king. The Comedy Central resurrected FUTURAMA won Outstanding Animated Program at the Creative Arts Emmys Awards on Saturday, Sept, 10, 2011.

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