Thanks a bunch for making this thread and its guidelines, Dranzer!
(Aug. 21, 2011 8:46 AM)BeyCenter Wrote: I can't believe its some one from WBO XD
Q: How excited are you to be playing Zeo?!
Watch me give the long answer to such a simple, but good question.
It's kinda funny. When I first found out my audition for Zeo was chosen, I was thrilled and terrified at the same time! Most any VA is happy to be working, even in commercials, but I also had no idea what I was getting into at first. I didn't know about Metal Fusion, and thought all the Beyblade anime had ended years ago with Tyson's story. I'd also only done cartoons before, so I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to adjust to the anime style.
Though, now that I've finished recording for Metal Masters, everything went way more smoothly than I ever could've imagined. I think Zeo gets to do a lot of really cool stuff, and I absolutely loved learning his character's story. I've actually never been so excited to hear my finished work on TV, and hope that many will enjoy watching Zeo's episodes, as much I enjoyed recording for them.
(Aug. 21, 2011 9:15 AM)Janstarblast Wrote: What are your views about Zeo, and his part in the anime as a whole?
I think Zeo is a fantastic, well-rounded character, with a story that's very easy to relate to. When you get right down to it, he's an extremely loyal friend, faced with many obstacles and difficult choices in his path. He may resort to some very desperate measures, but he always remains determined and convinced that he's doing the right, unselfish thing.
I'm also very happy with his place in the anime as a whole. I feel like someone who's never watched Beyblade before can just jump right in the moment his character is introduced, and easily follow along with the story for the rest of the season. Yes, I'm a little sad he's not doing nearly as much in 4D, but it makes sense, story-wise. I think it's still a neat bonus that we get to see him again at all.
(Aug. 21, 2011 10:00 AM)KaizerMFB Wrote: lol, his Voice actor on the WBO...
Use his fame to increase the members....lol jkes but really...
1. How is the WBO for yourself?
I've never been involved with a production that's had this kind of huge, devoted following, and I find it all very interesting. I normally shy away from fan interaction, but I think this is a really neat, and well-managed community. While I haven't posted much yet, I really appreciate that everyone's been so very kind and polite.
(Aug. 21, 2011 3:43 PM)Trev Wrote: Q. In what country does the dubbing take place? Canada, USA? Thanks
All the English production work is based in Toronto.
(Aug. 21, 2011 3:46 PM)BeyBladestation Wrote: Q. How do they change the mouths of the characters? DO they re-animate? Sometimes, it fits so well. I thought they just used to use the done animation and just dub. SO basicaly, how do they fit the dub with the characters mouth without re-animating the anime?
It's very, verrrry rare that a mouth movement will be changed for the dub. 3 factors really make it all work: The writers, the actors, and the audio engineers. When we actors go in to record, we watch the anime scene on a monitor, without any audio. As the scene plays, the script lines are highlighted across the bottom of the monitor, at the speed we have to say them, just like a karaoke machine. If a line feels too long or short for us to fit the characters lip flaps and sound natural, we may ask to add or remove some words in the script.
Next stage is audio engineering. They use computer software to cut, stretch, and shrink our recordings here and there, to make our acting match the lip flaps even better. It's really amazing to me how much difference they can make to a line, with just a few seconds of work. Sometimes I think they may actually be wizards.
(Aug. 21, 2011 4:53 PM)Poison pegasus Wrote: Do you think zeo is the right character for you?
I don't think any character I've seen in the series could've been a better fit for me than Zeo, and I feel very fortunate to have been trusted with the role. It was very easy for me to understand his motivations and struggles, and as an actor I got to show a whole lot of emotional range.