Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rish on "Space Vessel Bird"

Recently, Big asked me why I hadn't used this blog to plug the voicework I'd done without him (ie on my own incredibly crappy microphone at home), and I told him I thought this blog was about the 'steef only, or at least the Dunesteef team.

But he disagreed, so I figured I'd mention something I stumbled across just today.

A few months ago, Big and I had a bit of a crisis of faith when it came to the podcast. We shut down production and didn't work on it for a while, choosing to lick our wounds and pursue other endeavors. But I still wanted to be able to act and read stories and such. One of our listeners (and I apologize for not remembering who it was) mentioned that he knew of an audio drama that was looking for voice talent, and recommended I give it a try.

I checked out what people were asking for, still wishing I hadn't missed the chance to try for my dream voicejob of Jayne Cobb in the "Firefly" podcast. I recorded a couple of auditions, and despite my laughably terrible microphone, I managed to snag a couple of really exciting roles (one of them, a fun adaptation of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Season Eight comic book, can be found here: www.lightningbolttheater.com/default.aspx).

Among them was an interesting and well-written adventure set in the "Star Trek" universe called Space Vessel Bird. I got the part of Captain Zachary Beck, the disgraced former starship captain now stuck in a Starfleet penal colony. I hadn't heard back from them in a while, but I checked their website today and found that their first episode went up in September. If you're interested, give them a listen (I'm doing so now, and it's an interesting experience. As we've dealt with on our own show, the audio quality of different participants really varies, which is frustrating. And, of course, I can't help but scrutinize my own performance, but ah well).

During that period this summer, I recorded quite a lot for a bunch of different podcasts and audio dramas, but if they don't tell me the shows have dropped, I'll never know. I'll keep y'all posted, though.

Rish "Master Thespian" Outfield

5 comments:

  1. Hey Rish! I know the feeling. I'm still waiting for something to come out that was supposed to drop last April. I also know the anxiousness of finding out if the production was well done (or not, ugh!) and if your performance gels with the other actors. But you only find the most talented people by being active and trying things out.

    Bryan

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  2. "A few months ago, Big and I had a bit of a crisis of faith when it came to the podcast. We shut down production and didn't work on it for a while, choosing to lick our wounds and pursue other endeavors. But I still wanted to be able to act and read stories and such. "


    !!!!!!

    crap. are you saying that we almost lost you guys?

    sobering thought.

    So glad that you came through that period still wanting to podcast.

    Nigel

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  4. Just in case you missed it, here's the SSS episode you did lines for when I recorded the Jason Sandford story. http://www.starshipsofa.com/20100831/aural-delights-no-151-james-blish-jason-sanford/

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  5. I enjoyed that podcast 'space vessel bird'. Hope there is more coming.

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