Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions

Transformers News: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions

Sunday, June 17th, 2007 10:10AM CDT

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New Brandon of the FDP has stopped by to let us know they need some more voice actors. Here is his message:

Hey everyone, it's audition time! We've got a lot of characters to audition for our fan dubs here, but if you don't get one... there's still a lot more to go! We have some for both male and female voices, which isn't always the case when you're dubbing Transformers. We have fan dubs available of Victory, Beast Wars Second, Beast Wars Neo, Robotmasters, Scramble City, Zone... over 40 episodes all told! To check out our work, please visit http://www.tfcog.com.

Also, we have bit parts, episode parts and regular parts. If you're not looking to committ to a long deal, please don't audition for the Insectrons. Please record all the lines listed for each character. I have provided screen caps for each character and a Japanese voice sample of all of the major characters as a rough guideline.

Send all auditions to bwill(at)cogeco.ca. Preferably zipped. Save the files in MP3 format if possible. File attributes should be something like 48000Hz, 192kbps, mono -- although I'm far from strict on this. Name the files CharacterName_YourName_Line#.mp3. The deadline is Sunday, July 15. Now, on to auditions.

AUDITIONS

Beast Wars Second

Scrambled Voice
First, we have a bit part... a scrambled female voice. Needs to sound ominous, with no emotion. Send in clips of gibberish, about 5-10 seconds in length.


Maximal Drill Sergeant

The drill sergeant only has a couple of lines in episode 5. Unsurprisingly, he needs to sound strong and military-like. The character is only seen briefly, at a distance and in silhouette, so you won't need to match any mouth flaps.

"Gutless cowards! This is no drill! Don't help anyone but yourself!"


Mantis

Mantis is a semi-regular character and the leader of the Insectron faction in Beast Wars Second. Most of his appearances happen around episodes 6-12 or so. Looking for something strong, tough and maybe even slightly crazy (in an angry sort of way). He is a loner, despite being the leader of the group and would rather live in peace than fight, so getting caught in the middle of the Maximal-Predacon war angers him. His alternate mode should be obvious by his name.

"I am Mantis of the Insectrons and I look forward to challenging you one day!"
"The time for talking is over!"
"Those who threaten our lives are our enemies!"


Japanese Voice Sample


Bigmos

Bigmos is a mosquito. His voice should be deep and a little deliberate. He's always seen with Tonbot, who is pretty much the opposite of him.

"We can't let them live, Tonbot."
"Maximals, I believe we had a bit of a miscommunication."


Japanese Voice Sample

Tonbot

Tonbot ('tawn-bot') is loud and obnoxious. Has a high pitched voice. If I was to compare him to a character in the original Beast Wars series, it would be Waspinator. I'm not looking for a Waspy impression, but maybe something equally as obnoxious.

"Please help me! Please!"
"Wow, you Maximals are amazing!"
"We thought we'd finally found peace, then these guys had to come and ruin it for us!"


Japanese/Engrish Voice Sample


Scissorboy

Scissorboy is the teenage/young member of the Insectrons. I'm looking for a young voice, but more of a medium sounding young voice, nothing too high.

"Are you still working on that stupid thing?"
"I had this dream about you last night, so I was hoping I'd run into you sometime!"


Japanese Voice Sample


Drillnuts

Drillnuts is the scientist of the Insectrons. He always has gadgets that may or may not be any good, especially a device that detects rage. Looking for something that sounds "smart." I picture him with an English accent, but a Harvard lockjaw or some other similar sounding accent may also be worth a try. He doesn't need an accent, he just needs to sound intelligent. Has a medium voice.

"Look, what it does is it detects one's level of hostility."
"I've got bigger fish to fry. A missile I made myself didn't explode! I don't see why..."


Japanese Voice Sample


Powerhug

Powerhug is a goofy character. He's big and not really the brightest, so he should have a deep, slow voice. He likes to roll up into a ball and roll down hills until he loses control. No mouth, so it will be easy to synch the lines.

"Aaaarrrgghhhh! Help! I'm out of control!"
"And defy the code? Never. The only way I fight is like a true insect!"


Japanese Voice Sample

Beast Wars Neo


Hydra

Hydra mostly appears in episode 12 (we're on 11 right now), but appears later on in the series. He likes making bad puns and he thinks he's funnier than he is. He is an old friend of Ramhorn's and is jealous of his success. Magmatron has put him incharge of the fortress planet Porcupine which has the population of 2 -- Hydra and his drone.

"Lord Magmatron, you'll never believe it, sir. The Maximals have requested landing on Porcupine!"
"I'll need some help. Send one of your troops in and we'll take their ship out."
"Haaaaahahahahahaha!"


Japanese Voice Sample


Hydra's Drone

Female voice. Needs to sound plain like a computer but still have an underlying sense of humour. Doesn't have a mouth, so there's not a lot of difficulty in synching lines. I'm relatively sure she's just in the one episode.

"With these new spaceships being built into Porcupine, it will truly be the most powerful fortress planet that has ever existed."

Japanese Voice Sample

That's it for auditions. If you have any questions, please reply to this thread or e-mail me at my address above.
Credit(s): New Brandon
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Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (168876)
Posted by Hotrod on June 17th, 2007 @ 10:14am CDT
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Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (168889)
Posted by Scatterlung on June 17th, 2007 @ 10:31am CDT
We allowed to put flanging on em if we have the facility?
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (168916)
Posted by New Brandon on June 17th, 2007 @ 11:10am CDT
Meverix wrote:We allowed to put flanging on em if we have the facility?


Nope.

(Edit: Let me expand on that... As long as you send me the raw. The raw file is what interests me. None of the characters in these series use flange... The drone will be heavily flanged, though.)
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (168999)
Posted by Justicity on June 17th, 2007 @ 12:51pm CDT
Are English accents allowed?
I'm English & I can do an American accent at a push, however I'd be more comfortable auditioning with an English accent.
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (169012)
Posted by jgilkinson on June 17th, 2007 @ 1:02pm CDT
cool, might have to give this a shot
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (169049)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on June 17th, 2007 @ 2:02pm CDT
Hmm, I've done some theatre work, this could be fun to try
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (170294)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on June 18th, 2007 @ 12:28pm CDT
Sent mine ages ago
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (170398)
Posted by New Brandon on June 18th, 2007 @ 1:46pm CDT
Justicity wrote:Are English accents allowed?
I'm English & I can do an American accent at a push, however I'd be more comfortable auditioning with an English accent.


No rules there, especially with Drillnuts.
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (180338)
Posted by Taggenagger on June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:40pm CDT
Keep em' coming! :D
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (180957)
Posted by New Brandon on June 24th, 2007 @ 1:06pm CDT
As you can tell by the updated auditions received list, they're pouring in but that doesn't mean we don't want more!
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (199955)
Posted by New Brandon on July 4th, 2007 @ 7:08pm CDT
It looks like it may be hard for me to choose roles... However, there are certainly VAs who stand out from the rest.

Sometimes, however, you are equal to another VA. How would I choose you over somebody else? Well, I look at who followed my directions the best. Not everyone is good at following them. If you look back and you say "waaait, I didn't follow the directions! I should re-send now!" Please don't worry about it... It may annoy me a little bit and now you know for next time, and there will be many next times.

Keep sending in auditions, I want to see new blood in these dubs! Thanks and good luck for those who are waiting till the end, which is approaching fast!
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (207574)
Posted by New Brandon on July 8th, 2007 @ 4:07pm CDT
I'm waiting on one or two people, so if you're planning on auditioning, don't wait any longer!
Re: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions (207909)
Posted by Judge Deliberata on July 8th, 2007 @ 6:18pm CDT
Just got mine in. Wish it hadn't had to have been at the last minute, but there was no other choice. Hope you guys enjoy!
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