|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2011-07-03 08:02:00
Well Phooey, DAO
Ser Gilmore NPC Mod (Fully Voiced Version). First of all, the actor's timber seems right. The accent and voice pacing? Wrong. I just, I wish I had the words of a proper linquist or speech therapist or something to explain why the voice is just off. Best I can come up with is that the mod went for pseudo brit using the wrong localized british accent, with snooty overtones. And on top of that? I just figured out the other thing unnerving me. There's no acting. Gilmore's face goes from animated (origin involvment) to not (mod creation). And I guess, as someone who's been in love with CGI animation since Starship - no, since Reboot, no since War Planets; since a VERY long ass time, I notice when faces. don't. move. If the face is wrong, and the voice is wrong....
There are lovely clips on youtube with animation stills to match up little bits of dialogue. Those are the things that got me excited about DAO in the first place. I could hear the character. I could hear the personalities. Wise mocking older woman, dashing shy younger soldier, mocking snarky sarcastic wonderfully bitter enchantress type....
I love animation. I live CGI animation. I love well done voice acting... heh, sub vs dub, that's me alright. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Except I in no way feel fannishly expert in it in the least. I've never thought I've enjoyed it so much to feel when things are off and wrong. It seems easier to know when they're right and amazing. And wow did you see what they did there; That delicate smirk, matched to body-movement, they made the pupils widen and the actor matched with voice hitch....
Is there a word for Imposter Syndrome, when you KNOW you're not an expert or skilled, particularly? Or... I don't feel I can count time spent in theatre. Crap. Life gets complicated when all you've got is life experience. Too many years being hyperviglent where voice and tone meant so much with everyone?
This is so weird too, cause I've spent several days this past week, coming to the relaization should I ever spend the money on the Mass Effect Series; provided they stop quacking about with same gender pairings, My Shep will be Female ALL THE WAY - cause the Male Voice sounds like Dead Eye Sociopath to me. Or, at my best spin, a highly sophisticated but still lacking artificial voice box (if I could get a little something the character wore around their neck ALL THE DAMN TIME....)
Distraction: And I didn't do my pain journal today. Forgot it even existed, spent time sneezing and coughing and aching and wondering why. Then heard Thunder.