11 June 2012

Fate Saga's Heading to Metrocon!

Fate Saga is heading to Metrocon 2012 in Tampa Florida! There, I will be hosting three panels:

1) Friday 6/15/2012
Panel Room 24-25
11PM
Fate Saga: Developing and Pitching an Original Animated Series
Description: Have you ever had a dream to create you own original animated series? Have you ever wondered how does one even go about it? Join Fate Saga's journey from its original idea to the development of the pilot episode and the pitch to Warner Brothers.

2) Sunday 6/17/2012
Panel Room 24-25
12AM (This panel takes place during the Saturday convention day. It's just listed as Sunday because it starts at Midnight)
Fate Saga: Bringing Characters to Life
This panel talks about everything to consider when creating memorable characters for an animated series - from developing their personalities and backstories, using research to expand their worlds and avoiding the dreaded Mary Sue, to showing those personalities in action through animation and voice acting.

3) Sunday 6/17/20
Panel Room 24-25
5PM
Fate Saga: Animation Technicalities
What goes into the development of an animated series? What computer programs are used and what's the production process? Join us as we review Fate Saga's production, and explain the steps and programs used for the series' pilot episode.



Also, Fate Saga voice talents Scott Smith and Ashley Sahler will be hosting two voice acting-related panels at Metrocon:

1) Friday 6/15/2012
Room 19
10AM
Beginners panel; some of the topics we will cover are as followed. What is voice acting? Where do I begin? What voice acting is. Discovering character types to get roles easier. Starting voice acting from Point A to Point B; practicing and finding your voices range and versatility, taking classes, research. Making demo reels to market yourself. Equipment & Mic technique of the voice actor. Q&A with the panel hosts about voice acting and what we have covered today!

2) Sunday 6/17/2012
Room 19
5PM
Advanced Panel; The Voice Acting Industry and Challenges the voice actor will face. How to get your foot in the door/where to start. The voice acting industry and understanding how to use it to your advantage. Networking, auditioning and understanding and applying acting by understanding the character to make them believable. Ashley and I will talk about our experience and projects we are involved in, so the students can learn from professionals. We'll have some people to read scripts and step into the "suit" of the character (taking all that we have taught them). A live script reading by Ashley and me ending with questions and answers about what the students have learned.

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