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  • 6Total Roles
  • 6Open Roles
  • 10Total Auditions
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  • Oct 08, 2017Listed
  • Nov 17, 2017Deadline
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About LEGO Nova Corps (Marvel Brickfilm Universe)

Hi there! My name is Jack Rizzo, and I normally go under Jam Pot Studios or some other condiment-related moniker. Thanks for clicking onto this casting call; I hope, after having a read, you might be interested in auditioning for this project. It's one I've wanted to get stuck into for a while, and the first episode (which I used to test the water with my usual audience) went down much better than I had expected. This is an amateur, unpaid project, and - like many of my animations have been - a bit of an uphill struggle, but one that I'm hoping will take your fancy nonetheless.

Prerequisites for VAs
Before I get stuck into what the series is about, I'd just like to cover a few minor points that are prerequisites for anyone wanting to submit an audition. Sorry if this seems fairly basic, but it's just a bit of housekeeping to prevent any misunderstandings further down the line.

1) Good mic quality is really important, with little to no background noise, and a minimal amount of peaking. I strive to make sure every character's audio quality is as consistent with each other as possible, and I believe bad audio brings the viewer out of the story quite easily.

2) If I cast you, please be committed to getting your recordings to me relatively speedily, and to continuing to fill the role for as long as is humanly possible. I understand that this is an unpaid project, and we all have lives and other, more pressing commitments (I am in full-time employment so my own time is very limited). If you get to a stage where you think you might not be able to continue the role, please also let me know as early as you can so I can recast without it putting me too far behind.

3) Please be patient. As I said before, I'm currently employed full-time, and a long commute means my animations now take a lot longer to make. Stop-motion is already a pretty lengthy process, but I'm now more limited, so if you don't hear from me for a few weeks or even a few months, please don't assume the project is over and that the role is finished; just shoot me an email and I'll give you an update.

4) This project is part of the Marvel Brickfilm Universe (click here to find out more)  a shared continuity of LEGO Marvel animations run by me and a large group of friends. The full saga currently comes in at 63 videos, and we're still powering ahead. Please be open to voicing for the other animators in the MBU if your role recurs in one of their series' or films. They're all nice people, and I'm happy to either put you in touch or mediate scripts and lines between you, but please be ready to voice for them should the time come. For roles like Ahkenaten this is less likely, but for Johnny Storm and Bobby Drake in particular, they're likely to appear in other peoples' projects in the next six months. Please please please bear this in mind when you audition.

5) Our content is as family friendly as a PG-13 movie, like Marvel Studios' current saga of films. I know that most of our audience is within a certain age bracket so we are careful not to include anything inappropriate. However, some VAs in the past have been troubled by the use of words like "damn" and "hell", and by some ideological themes that we deal with. The lead protagonist is LGBTQ, and we believe in social equality. If you are not comfortable with that language or those themes being present, please don't audition. Sorry if this seems a silly point, I know PG-13 content is itself pretty tame to most, but I've had some people be fairly nasty to me in saying I "tricked" them into something they didn't believe in.

The Series
LEGO Nova Corps is a stop-motion fan series, of which I am a co-writer and Aether Films is lead writer, director, and animator. The series is broadcast on his YouTube channel.

following Suki Yumiko, a relatively new member of the Nova Corps, an intergalactic peacekeeping organisation founded by the Nova Empire. Suki is dealing with the aftermath of an event that took her close colleague, fellow Nova Richard Rider, while balancing her life on Earth with her duties in space.

Episode 2 is out now:

Episode 3 is currently in production.

If you have any questions at all, or concerns about the project, or want to learn a little bit more about it or about the Marvel Brickfilm Universe, please don't hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment here. I'm happy to answer, and I check the page very regularly.

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