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Title: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on March 25, 2009, 06:10:33 am
While Diaspora isn't quite at the point where we are ready to start adding the voice acting just yet, we've reached the point where we can start looking for people. Having an idea what sort of people we'll have available means that we can tailor some of our roles to fit them a bit better rather than simply waiting until everything is done and expecting our actors to read their lines like robots (Unless we decide to add a 1st CW Raider to our R1 line up. In which case we'll want you to sound exactly like a robot. :p ).

Since Shattered Armistice doesn't show any events explicitly shown by the TV show we don't need people to do impressions of the cast. If you can do a good Adama impression, that's great but we don't need it just yet. We'd still love to hear it though. :D

We have a variety of major and minor parts we'll need to fill. We're going to start with stuff from message.tbl as that is the most generic stuff. For those of you who don't know much about the engine, message.tbl handles the generic stuff from the redshirts you fly with like "Behind you!" or "DRADIS contacts!"

Here's a list of sample entries.




You may choose to record these or you can try to record a set of lines that cover the same situations but with different words. Feel free to be creative but bear in mind that Colonial pilots won't always be facing Cylons (for instance in multiplayer TvT) and any messages that do refer to toasters are going to sound rather strange there. Try to keep swearing to a very occasional frak or gods damn. We'd like to see all the lines covered so that we can judge your range.

In general we're probably simply going to use your lines to judge your acting ability prior to a callback but the team reserve the right to use any voice acting samples sent to us (with credit) in any way we see fit for the game. (I say that mainly so that we don't have any issues if we can't contact someone who provides samples but want to use them in the game anyway).

Make sure that any voice acting you send us is as clear as possible. You may be the next Robert De Niro but it won't count for anything if we can hardly hear your voice over pops, clicks and the whine of your processor fan. Each of the lines should be in a separate 16bit 44khz stereo  wav file. The entire set should then be archived (preferably rar or 7zip) before emailing them to diasporavoices [AT] googlemail.com. Please do not send mp3 files as we can't use them in the game so they will most likely be filed in the bin.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: vorlon010 on March 26, 2009, 05:56:56 pm
I sent mine in earlier. One thing that you may want to try and play with if you get enough contributers is the idea that different accents correlate with different colonies. You might find some ships are crewed mostly by Aeralon people, for example. Or you could take a little creative license, and use other accents (eg. Aussie) for one of the other colonies (saaayy... Picon or something).

There's a bunch of info (probably non-canon, but hey) on the makeup of the colonies and their representation in the RPG sourcebook, so you could tie it in with that
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Deckard on March 26, 2009, 06:21:25 pm
Cat had a very peculiar accent; as well as Baltar :P ( and yeah, he does not fly.. )

Ok, if I access to the appropiate equipment to record stuff then I'll send you some too. This is not going to be easy though..
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Frost on March 26, 2009, 08:07:16 pm
Just heard about Diaspora earlier today from a fellow BSG fan... he saw the voice acting casting call and directed me here. I actually do voice acting semi-professionally (as in good enough to get paid, but not often enough that it's actually a career) and have been on a couple of mods before (as always, usually having to do with something I'm a fan of; and being a huge BSG fan, couldn't pass this up).

I won't be able to get any studio recording time in till the weekend, but would passing along samples of other work I've done suffice till then?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on March 27, 2009, 03:33:23 am
The casting call will be open until at least mid-April so there is no huge rush.

I'll update the thread with a warning a week before I close it so no need to worry it will be closed tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Darkblade on March 27, 2009, 10:44:30 am
Dropped a load to your gmail account. :pimp:
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Something on March 28, 2009, 10:16:52 am
Dropped a load to your gmail account. :pimp:

Sinful! Clean it up at once :P

Anyway, I'll look into recording these and send an e-mail off to you.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: renayiiq on March 29, 2009, 03:39:09 pm
Hi, I'm ghost001's wife. I'll probably be submitting my stuff to you guys in a day or two, at least, if my voice clears up. I'll definitely send them before Wednesday (will be on the road and then in MD at Grandma's, she doesn't own a computer and I'll be there for a month).
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on March 29, 2009, 04:08:45 pm
Cool. BSG is one of the few sci-fi shows to have a fairly equal ratio of women to men as fighter pilots so the more women who apply, the better. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Morwen on March 30, 2009, 12:59:54 am
So I tried recording on my microphone, but the quality sucked as there's too much confusio... I meant noise. Is there any way I can reduce background noise? :S
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Dilmah G on March 30, 2009, 08:23:37 am
So I tried recording on my microphone, but the quality sucked as there's too much confusio... I meant noise. Is there any way I can reduce background noise? :S

Do you have a laptop? Move into a different room

If not, turn down the sensitivity on the microphone, on audacity I use 0.1 to great effect :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Echelon9 on March 30, 2009, 09:36:42 am
So I tried recording on my microphone, but the quality sucked as there's too much confusio... I meant noise. Is there any way I can reduce background noise? :S
Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) also had a built in plugin for ambient background noise cancellation. Just record a couple of additional seconds of ambient noise before you start speaking, and it will do a decent job of then removing that ambient noise from the period when you're speaking.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: LordNecro on March 31, 2009, 03:57:07 am
I'm an aussie so if you need some one to trial let me know
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on March 31, 2009, 05:31:04 am
Surely the thread is already letting you know. :p
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: odo2063 on March 31, 2009, 10:48:28 am
do we want to have non-nativ speakers? :confused:
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Meleardil on March 31, 2009, 11:59:15 am
12 colonies = at least 12 accents. Is there a cylon accent, or they adapt? :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Mobius on March 31, 2009, 12:01:00 pm
I guess there should be more than 12 accents. Each colony would be various in terms of dialects.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: The E on March 31, 2009, 12:13:28 pm
12 colonies = at least 12 accents. Is there a cylon accent, or they adapt? :)

They adapt, I guess. Remember D'Anna Bier's introduction? While she was with the fleet, she had a New Zealand accent, but the Three (?) that appeared at the end of that episode in a movie theater on Caprica had an american accent. So, their accents seem to depend on wether or not they were infiltrating colonial society.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Mobius on March 31, 2009, 12:16:05 pm
Adapting is extremely important, unless you live with Sagittarians... :nervous:
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Cobra on March 31, 2009, 12:44:23 pm
I've sent mine in. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: LordNecro on March 31, 2009, 04:42:27 pm
I just sent mine in, let me know how it goes.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on March 31, 2009, 05:36:55 pm
Adapting is extremely important, unless you live with Sagittarians... :nervous:

Frakin' dirt worshipping saggies. They got their wish in the end didn't they.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Deckard on April 01, 2009, 07:02:31 am
I'm "negotiating" with a girl with an excellent voice register. This way we send male and female samples from here :)

By the way, those who have fulfilled and sent the required list , you guys could add some link to a separate recorded "frak" wave file as well.. Post your better frak. I collect fraks ... I think this could deserve a new thread though :P

Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: torc on April 01, 2009, 08:41:31 am
hello everyone! i'm torc... maybe someone of you reminds me in btrl forum! :cool:
ok...tath's the point...i am italian and i am a singer too...if you want i can try to record something 'cause i have the right instrument for a very good quality voice and i can read the english very well (i can't tell the same thing for writing unfortunely)  :rolleyes:
let me know if you're interested ok? i offer my time for mixing and equalizing voices too...
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: FraktuRe on April 01, 2009, 08:57:09 am
y o u = you = your mum? :S
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: torc on April 01, 2009, 10:03:42 am
ehm...just another thing....i hope we don't have to wait 2 years for playing this game :D after all this time and the BTRL'delusion, we pretend it! it's a respect thing! :hopping: :hopping: :D
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: The E on April 01, 2009, 10:10:46 am
Now random posts get replaced with that?. This is what he actually said:
ehm...just another thing....i hope we don't have to wait 2 years for playing this game :D after all this time and the BTRL'delusion, we pretend it! it's a respect thing! :hopping: :hopping: :D

EDIT: Wait, what? Now it's back to normal again. For a second there, I read something about a pregnancy...
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 01, 2009, 10:14:42 am
All right guys and girls, let's try to keep to the topic.

As for the waiting time, that's the whole point of this thread. Faster we can find a good enough set of actors, faster we can start finalising the dialogue. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Demitri on April 01, 2009, 10:20:32 am
Have just sent my monotone of doom!  :P
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: torc on April 01, 2009, 10:41:02 am
just one thing...where i have to send my wave or mp3 files?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 01, 2009, 11:23:22 am
Email address is in the first post. And don't send .mp3s.
Title: Re: Joining The Diaspora Team
Post by: renayiiq on April 02, 2009, 05:30:59 am
Ok, I didn't get the chance to send the stuff in, and I'm leaving El Paso in like an hour or so, but we'll be at a motel or something with WiFi, so I can do it then on my hubby's laptop. Wish me luck with that (lol).
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: torc on April 05, 2009, 02:08:31 pm
ok...i've send my voices...let me know if they are arrived!!!! :shaking: :shaking: :confused: :confused:
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Felix 039 on April 06, 2009, 07:44:40 am
Question: If i use a Mac (or Macbook to be more precise), what application do i need to record? (Free apps preferred) and after I record it, what do I need to do with the file?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 06, 2009, 09:38:07 am
Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is available for the Mac. Record your lines and save them in wav format (with the settings from the original post) and that's it.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on April 06, 2009, 08:44:06 pm
Adapting is extremely important, unless you live with Sagittarians... :nervous:

Fraking gods damned dirt-worshipping sagies...
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Dilmah G on April 07, 2009, 08:26:24 am
Out of curiosity is there a reason .ogg files aren't being accepted or have I mis/skim-read something?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 07, 2009, 09:50:10 am
They're a lossy format. They can't be edited and re-saved without some loss of quality.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: torc on April 08, 2009, 02:13:01 pm
ehi guys! have you found some good candidate? have you start to put some dialogue in the game? (ehi i'm just excited for this new project!)   :nod:
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 08, 2009, 02:46:16 pm
We're not going to cast anyone for another couple of weeks as we'd like to have a bit more choice for voice actors.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: torc on April 08, 2009, 03:19:24 pm
ok thanks... remember i offer to you my max disponibility... if i can help i'm here... after all diaspora is our game too !  ;)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: TheRealJulien on April 09, 2009, 06:52:56 pm
Hi folks.

New to this forum, even though I'm neither new to voice acting or RDM's Battlestar Galactica.

Anyways, I registered here right after sending my samples, with the same account name as on moddb. Not only for that, of course, but also to take a look around. ;)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: rbxplayer on April 10, 2009, 08:21:17 am
When will you submit feedback on the samples received?

No pressure, just curious. I started seeing Battlestar Galactica as soon as I heard of this project and became passionate about it. The waiting is killing me... ;)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 10, 2009, 01:08:05 pm
We probably won't give much feedback beyond "you got in/you didn't get in" I doubt anyone has the time for much else.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Snoe on April 13, 2009, 06:02:40 pm
Just sent in my own!

I've been lurking around this mod for quite some time... When I saw you guys were doing auditions I decided I should try to contribute a bit too. Never done any real voice acting before, but I think they came out pretty well.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 13, 2009, 06:33:18 pm
Thanks a lot. Keep em coming guys.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: LordNecro on April 14, 2009, 07:04:35 am
will we be notified if ours are any good, or if they are unclear and need redoing?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Demitri on April 14, 2009, 08:14:47 am
Was there a set deadline for having to send samples in, or is it just a case of the team deciding that they have enough samples to pick from for R1?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 14, 2009, 10:22:19 am
will we be notified if ours are any good, or if they are unclear and need redoing?

Yes. But we're mostly waiting and seeing what comes in for now.

I think I'll leave this open another week and then we'll see what we have.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Demitri on April 15, 2009, 02:27:18 pm
Out of curiosity, how many people have sent in samples?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: kodiakus on April 16, 2009, 08:00:28 pm
 I think I'll make some recordings for you tomorrow when I get some free time. I haven't really done voice acting before, but I think my accent stands out a little.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 16, 2009, 08:34:09 pm
I'll record some later, I want my signature callsign in there.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Grigori on April 17, 2009, 08:38:22 am
I've got a Yorkshire accent (Baltar's 'Arielon'), so I'll get some voice samples done and sent. I love the fact there's a whole planet of Yorkshire in the Colonies! ;)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: -Joshua- on April 17, 2009, 09:29:41 am
I sended mine... Damn my varying voice ptich.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Dilmah G on April 17, 2009, 10:17:50 am
I was extremely, and I mean extremely bored today. Results of which have been forwarded to your inbox :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: kodiakus on April 17, 2009, 07:41:09 pm
Edit: sent mine in. Here's to hoping a guy like me can get in!
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Angreifer on April 18, 2009, 09:53:18 pm
I sent mine in weeks ago, but since everyone seems to be announcing that they sent theirs in, I feel obliged to join the club. So...I sent mine in.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: -Joshua- on April 19, 2009, 11:27:38 am
Ehrm... Does one recieve confirmation that the files have been recieved?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 19, 2009, 11:36:20 am
Yeah, got your stuff. Thanks.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: kodiakus on April 19, 2009, 01:06:09 pm
Mine as well? the file was to large to use my own email, so I had to go through a third party site. The file was labeled "Kodiak's Diaspora Audition", or something similar. My full contact info is in the .rar somewhere.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 19, 2009, 02:58:50 pm
Yeah. I grabbed that. Probably better if anyone else uses a couple of rar files though. The expiration date on that file was the 23rd which meant if I didn't grab it, I'd probably lose it.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 19, 2009, 07:48:53 pm
Try MediaFire. How long do I have, cause I can't do anything for a few days.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Frost on April 19, 2009, 08:28:16 pm
Apologies for taking so long on this even though I posted right after the call went out. Couple of local jobs have kept my recording time completely blocked off. Sent in the RAR just a moment ago. In the event it doesn't work I also included a link in the e-mail to a file hosted on my site.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 20, 2009, 01:06:38 am
Try MediaFire. How long do I have, cause I can't do anything for a few days.

Till Friday at least.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 20, 2009, 02:10:00 pm
Cool.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Fuz on April 22, 2009, 09:18:27 am
Maybe I'm late... but are you still looking for voices?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 22, 2009, 09:35:48 am
As long as you can post on this thread, we're still looking.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: MR_T3D on April 22, 2009, 02:24:52 pm
i'll try to do one either tonight or friday...
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: The Final Cylon on April 27, 2009, 04:48:25 pm
Is it too late to submit for this?
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on April 27, 2009, 04:59:12 pm
As long as you can post on this thread, we're still looking.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Deckard on April 28, 2009, 02:53:43 pm
/* .. at least read the last page.. lol :D */

Anyways.. **** happens.. no equipment no voice recording. Moreover my female voice actress candidate is pregnant.. so maybe in some near future

Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: ZippyDan on April 29, 2009, 01:46:02 am
I just sent mine in.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Belisarius on April 29, 2009, 09:54:34 am
I sent 36 voice samples to you today. I hope you will like and use them :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Fear33 on April 30, 2009, 12:29:16 am
Just sent mine in, hope there alright  :)

-Fear33
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: IceWulfe on April 30, 2009, 03:45:42 pm
Ummm I'm from Tennessee so my accent is southern is there a place for that because I would like to send a sample
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 30, 2009, 04:34:18 pm
I don't recall any Southern accents in the show but send one in and we'll see if we can use it. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 30, 2009, 05:05:18 pm
Well they had a few different accents, Gaius's English Gentleman, The Tauron Accent, the prevalent American accent, a heavy African one IIRC...
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Cobra on April 30, 2009, 06:36:14 pm
Bulldog really didn't have much of an African accent, if that's who you're referring to.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 30, 2009, 09:00:58 pm
I don't know who,  I seem to recall one.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Cobra on May 01, 2009, 11:46:02 am
Probably the black market dude, then.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 01, 2009, 01:58:17 pm
Maybe.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Bilal18 on May 02, 2009, 03:09:08 pm
I swear he was the guy from predator that went complete tits-up haha..in that case he had an american accent
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Frost on May 02, 2009, 05:05:31 pm
Yep, that was Bill Duke, who played Mac in Predator. His accent's completely American.
Title: Re: Diaspora Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on May 04, 2009, 07:04:23 am
Okay guys, we've made the decision that we'll be closing the auditions on Saturday. After that although people may still apply it is fairly certain that they won't make it into R1 as we'll have already decided on the roles.