EDIT: Salem has been cast, but I would like to extend auditions for Kenji for 2 more weeks. C:
Congrats to Great Dinn for getting the role of Salem, you did well!
I've decided to change the set up to a RPG style conversation, you know...
With one character on one side, the other character on the opposite side? Yes. It's gonna be like that. Their mouths will move, they'll blink, their expressions and poses will change according to their emotions. So I have the basis of the project done, I just need to color it and then start working on the expressions/mouth moving/blinking/poses...and such.
If you have any questions, please ask! If there is anything that is unclear, please tell me and I'll fix any errors.
I have a series called Soliel, and I was going to make a drawing by drawing "animation" of Kenji and Salem's beginning conversation. Of course, you all have no idea who Kenji and Salem are, so let me introduce them!
Kenji, the captain of the ship, is...crazy, to describe him in a word. He is possessed by the spirit of a two headed dragon demon that is able to take over his personality, depending on the situation. If his eyes turn black, it's the black half of the dragon that is present. The black dragon causes Kenji to become horribly mean and violent. When his eyes are white, it's the white dragon. The white dragon is sly and manipulative, and can talk it's way out of anything. Kenji, without the influence of the demon, is an arrogant asshole with a superiority complex. He thinks he's always right, even when he's not. However, he is loyal to his crew, and tries his best to protect them.
Salem is Kenji's first mate and is always annoyed. But of course he is, he has to deal with Kenji's antics all the time. Salem is always the one who is making sure Kenji doesn't end up killing someone because of his crazy plans. He usually forces Kenji into a compromise, making his plans considerably less life threatening. Salem is very intelligent and level headed, and is usually right, much to Kenji's annoyance. Because he's always right, he's a bit of a snob.
The scene is, basically, Kenji and Salem arguing over a major problem...the ship is sinking. Kenji has a "brilliant" plan, but Salem tries to talk him out of it...
Accent: Russian/Slavic [A good example is Niko Bellic from GTA4. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG6Cm2AZXEE"]YouTube - Niko Bellic Sounds[/ame] ]
Age range: 18-20 years.
Voice Range: Medium. He's mature, but his voice is not low. Not a child's high, but not low.
Important details: Because Kenji is so utterly arrogant, his voice oozes confidence. He doesn't sound shy at all. His tone is always commanding and strong. Feel free to give Kenji's voice different tones when it's the black and white dragons are present.
Age Range: 18-20
Voice Range: Medium
Important details: Salem is chronically irritated, so everything he says has an air of annoyance. He always sounds like he's in a bad mood...because he is.
1. I'm the fucking captain of this ship, who the hell do you think you are? (Yelling at a crew member, hints of arrogance)
2. Heh, of course I'm right, I'm always right! Even if you don't think so~ (Arrogant tone)
3. You do as I say, or I'll keel haul your sorry ass! (Threatening/black eyes)
4. You don't like my idea? Perhaps we can...strike a deal....~ (Sly and intimidating)
1. You're kidding me right? You really are a fool, aren't you? (Annoyed and sarcastic)
2. Pft, some kind of captain you are. (Snobbish confidence)
3. What!? You're endangering your life, my life, and every single member here! (Outraged)
4. Don't worry, I'll handle this. (Reluctant)
This project will take a while, since I have to hand draw everything.
Auditions are over January 1st, so you all have plenty of time.
Please email me your auditions in MP3 format, saved with the name "Soliel_Character_Your Username" to PitTheAmerican@gmail.com
Thank you very much if you audition! <3 It means a lot to me!