I don't know if this is legal, lol, but I'd like to bump this thread so people can see the cast list. This may sound unnecessarily needy, but I would like to go ahead and establish the cast now so I can begin working on the more difficult elements such as finding sounds/music etc.
Those of you who considered auditioning, I'd like to hear what you've got if you're still interested.
Now that definitely corker, Rich! Grand to see this released at last ;D
Next to the excellent Small Railway Models - with faces that would have made the model crew proud - I adored how nicely you edited/remixed the Thomas themes to create seemingly new-sounding cues. Fantastic work thar
That was an entertaining story, Richard. Loved the courageous efforts of Bert to get the passengers to the station, and it was interesting to see him undergo the same overhaul process River Irt went through. Excellent job!
Liverpool, I left you Said goodbye to Madryn Street I always followed my heart And I never missed a beat
Destiny was calling, I just couldn't stick around Liverpool, I left you, But I never let you down.
WHOA! THAT... IS... AWESOME! I loved it! Will we be seeing anymore of them?
Director, Producer, Illustrator, Voice Actor, and Co-Writer of the VRS. Wrote for the Shining Time Station Fansite's Episode Guide. Lead Actor, Vocal Director, and Writer for the #ThomasCreatorCollective. And also Winner of the following awards from IMTA-LA '17 & '18: -Monologue -Singing -Improvisation -Cold Read -Male Actor of the Year -Test Screen -TV Real People (Man, this guy's done a lot! ;D). For more, check out my VO website, www.manyvoicesofjoel.com.
It's been over a year since Dark Times: Reloaded was put into action, and I'm finally starting to work on it!
I've been working vigorously in Max and Trainz over the past few weeks developing all the characters and locations and am only a month or two away from being totally able to film the movie. What I ask from everyone is this:
I would like everyone who I contacted or who auditioned for a role in the film to please contact me rapidamente. This includes those who have already sent in lines (which I will also need to be reminded of).
I may have sent out the wrong version of the script to some people. If you think I sent the script to you, please say so, and I'll send out the newest one to make absolutely sure.
Those are really the biggies at the moment. Spread the message around I'm back on track!
It's been roughly four months since I've heard back from most people who I asked to help with the voice acting in Dark Times. I'm sure everyone's very busy, and that's fair. I have been as well, so I can understand.
To help with this I'm going to clear all the cast spots, save a few I asked for specially. If you feel like you won't be able to fill your spot below, don't worry about it. I'm sure someone else will come along who will have the time to do it.
Anything below is open to anyone who wishes to participate. If I contacted your for a spot and your character isn't down here then I have already gotten confirmation from you in some way:
Gordon James Edward Thomas Various Minor Roles (I'll have to check with the script to make sure of these.)
That's the list as it stands at the moment. All of the other characters in the film have already had lines sent in, contacted for especially, or done my me. Just know that if you do audition for a spot, you'll need to keep in contact so I can "get this show on the road" as it were.
If I have any more concerns, be sure to keep checking in with me here in the thread.
I realized this morning that I had not logged on to SI3D for almost four years. Since August of 2016, I have been pursuing my medical degree and am currently interviewing for residency positions in pathology. Despite my busy schedule, I have been trying to get back into film-making. Please find my humble offerings below!
I have a couple videos in the works right now. I'm writing an episode about Donald, Douglas, and Gordon which I hope will delight. If anyone knows of a good Ringo Starr-esque narrator I can commission, please let me know!
*Looks at the date of post before this one* I'LL SAY!
I'm really pleased you've come back to making videos again! "The Dream" is very spooky and certainly builds-up the mystery as to why Percy is in (what I can only describe as) the third-dimension! Looking forward to seeing how the DC of Sodor: Dark Times will be when it comes out!
In answer to your request Richard, I recorded this back in July where I try to follow the style of Ringo's Ladybird narration (note the huffs, puffs and lip-smacks as he inhales). Although, I must confess my narrating style follows more towards Angelis than Ringo, so it may not be what you were looking for. I hope you like what you hear anyway.
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PercyFan1998: I think for me the issue is one of inconsistency. They took down the restored versions that have the highest quality image but will leave the lower-quality uploads all over the place.
May 7, 2021 0:37:55 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Except that if you put it that way, it is consistent: They're specifically targeting the higher-picture-quality restored versions. Because gee, what's up on the streaming services and for sale on new-pressed disks? The restored versions
May 7, 2021 1:07:23 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: They're trying to force you to head to the paid options if you want to get the good picture quality.
May 7, 2021 1:09:31 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Of course, in some ways the joke's on them because a lot of those restorations have worse editing and/or use inferior takes compared to the broadcast/VHS versions.
May 7, 2021 1:10:48 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: IMO Mattel would profit a lot more if they slashed the merch licensing fees. They were damagingly high even by the time of buyout, and have gotten worse since. And the bloated price tags have been definitely hurting sales from what I've seen.
May 7, 2021 1:16:28 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Sales of a lot of the Bachmann Thomas rolling stock seemed to plummet as the prices jacked up based on the discontinuations (And I suspect the same hit the Hornby range even worse). And the Wooden Railway range had vanished from non-TRU bigbox stores (tbc)
May 7, 2021 1:21:53 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: in my area by 2015, and its shelf presence had been shrinking leading up to then. Thomas' shelf presence in general seems to have diminished a fair bit, and I imagine this is the cause. HiT and Mattel failing at distribution of the show can't have helped
May 7, 2021 1:24:55 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: HiT actually distributed the show very well in my opinion, good merchandise, Thomas was definitely more popular and well-to-do during the Miller era than during BWBA or today. But I agree for everything else, I'm curious about what you say about TWR,
May 7, 2021 2:53:36 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: growing up, the bigbox store never sold TWR, I could only get it at Barnes & Noble or Toys'R'Us, it was too expensive for Walmart or Target, that was Trackmaster territory.
May 7, 2021 2:54:29 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: For a while, Target and Mall Wart actually did stock it and decently. At least where I am. But that was in decline. Probably didn't help that Thomas-size engines were around $15
May 7, 2021 4:35:16 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: And I mean that HiT did a poor job distributing the show itself - the actual episodes. They got complacent about seeking alternatives to PBSKids even as viewing there (and govt. support) slipped into decline - and Mattel continued this complacency.
May 7, 2021 4:43:59 GMT
LNERandBR: Well, personally I think it's time to draw a line under all that and concentrate on better things. Speaking of, we have a new ERS volume for you all Check out who's returning: sodorislandforums.com/post/388698/thread
May 7, 2021 11:04:07 GMT
harperman: I Have read up to i think 133 out of 376 volumes
May 7, 2021 11:58:46 GMT
alexander876: Hey, Harperman, what did you think of Last of the Crewe Engines?
May 7, 2021 15:39:19 GMT
harperman: I Thought it a very good ERS Volume
May 7, 2021 15:45:56 GMT
harperman: I Am reading the entire ERS Library to gain a better understanding of it and its universe before attempting to try my hand at becoming an ERS Writer myself : D
May 7, 2021 15:50:52 GMT