Anybody out there sound like someone from a galaxy far, far away? :)

J-IXJ-IX MassachusettsRegistered User new member
Hi all!

Myself and a few folks are currently working on an alternate Star Wars IX radio drama fan project to, once completed, benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. We're looking for some people who might like to participate who can pull off a good vocal impersonation of characters who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away; past and present. There's no video component, and you don't need to know anything about Star Wars to participate, either; you just need to sound like a character(s) from Star Wars that we're looking for. You might enjoy it more if you're familiar with the subject matter, but it's by no means a requirement. :)

We're looking for guys and gals, so if you may be interested (or know someone who might be) and would like to know more, please feel free to send me a message. Residents in the local MA/NH/RI area are preferred because it may be easier to coordinate, but hey, if you're from out of town, feel free to ping me as well and we'll see what we can do; especially if you'll be attending PAX East this year. For example, if you sound like John Boyega (FN2187/Finn), then that's great and just what we're looking for. However, if you *are* John Boyega, then that's even better and we'll make it work no matter where you are! :P

We'll be attending this years PAX East next month ourselves and would love to plan a meet-and-greet with anyone on here who may be interested in being a part of the project or learning more about it. Let me know and we'll get something set up! Thanks for looking in on this post and for your interest, everyone. I look forward to hearing from you guys soon; have a great day!

Oh yeah, and May the Force Be With You! ^_^

- J-IX

Every story has an ending. Which one is yours, the choice is up to you.



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    J-IXJ-IX MassachusettsRegistered User new member
    Hi everyone!

    So, I've gotten a few questions that in one way or another come back to being centered on location, so I think I may have inadvertently given the wrong impression that we were exclusively looking for people who live somewhat near us, but that's not the case. We just thought it might make the recording experience a bit more fun if folks were local (and easier for everyone as we already have the equipment), but that is by no means a requirement! My excitement for hobnobbing with locals at PAX East got the better of me. :)

    So, let me take a quick second and cover a few things here that I've been asked about...

    Q: Are you only looking for people to contribute who live in New England?
    A: NO! We are accepting submissions from all over the world, and off-world of anyone out there in the cosmos wants to send something in! If you can do a decent imitation of a Star Wars character we're looking for, past and present, and have a way to get a good recording of your voice, go ahead and reach out to me by sending me a message! It doesn't matter if you're on the moon, I'd love to hear from you!

    Q: What's a radio drama? What will this sound like?
    A: If you're not familiar with a 1940s/1950s radio drama, in this day and age the best example would be an audio book. What we're doing additionally over a standard audio book is having different voice actors read the lines for all the characters (instead of just the narrator reading the whole thing), and adding music and sound effects to add depth and immersion to the listening experience. We will also have some storyboardesque visuals that will pop up from time to time to literally help illustrate key moments of our tale.

    Q: I can't do an voices/imitations. Is there any other way I could be a part of the project and help out?
    A: Possibly. The project is three main parts, with three leads heading them up; the script, the score, and the storyboards. The script is completed, and around that the score and storyboards are being constructed. I don't believe at this time we need assistance with the score (but that may change as schedules fluctuate), but we may with the storyboards. The style guide for our storyboard visuals is being done by my good friend and industry veteran Pete Paquette.

    Pete has worked on many Dreamworks Animation films (Ice Age, Rio, etc.), as well as on games like "Bioshock Infinite" for Irrational Games and "League of Legends" for Riot Games. Currently he is kept busy working primarily for Blizzard, so that eats up a lot of his time. That said, he may welcome a hand or two in assisting with the creation of some storyboard scenes. Take a look at our website in my signature and you'll find a few examples posted there of the style we're going for. If it seems like something you can do and are interested in pitching in and assisting Pete with, then feel free to send me a direct message to find out more, or contact me via our site. :)

    Q: When are you looking to release this?
    A: We're doing this as a part of this year's "Extra Life" event for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. We're all donating our time and talents to make something cool to benefit these amazing kids who are battling sadly more often then not life-threatening illnesses. Extra Life will be held on/around November 3rd, 2019, so that's our target date for completion and release.

    I think that covers all the common questions I've been getting, but if anyone has any other questions, please feel free to reach out or reply back here and I'll try to answer them as soon as I can. If anyone would like to contribute their vocal or artistic abilities, regardless of where they live in the world, go ahead and send me a direct message and let's see what we can get going! I'd love to hear from some more folks out there who would like to take part in a fun project for a great cause and schedule some sort of a meet-up at PAX in a few weeks to chat about it more and in person! Or, should I say, "In the words of Darth Vader: 'We would be honored if you would join us'." ;)

    Those that we've already teased with glimpses of what we're putting together have found it to be really exciting and are stoked to see the final product. We think that many in the Star Wars community will feel the same way and really enjoy it once it's completed and everyone can have a listen, at least we hope so! Thanks again for your interest, everyone; it's greatly appreciated! Hope to talk to and see you all soon! :)

    Every story has an ending. Which one is yours, the choice is up to you.

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