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Beyond the Western Deep: The Movie [OPENING PREVIEW!]



Beyond-the-Western-Deep The-Movie-poster2 OCT2015 by darkspeeds








Man, the voice acting team and myself have been trailblazing in terms of progress for this project!

I'm really excited to present this webcomic series by Alex Kain and Rachel Bennett in comic drama format and showcase just how fantastic their story is.

Share this around with those who love stories of kingdoms and conflict, epic fantasy and engaging characters.


This movie is set for release for X-mas/New Year. This will depend on how Alex and Rachel go with Chapter 2. To play it safe I'll say that this will be ready by mid-JAN 2016.


When we hit the premier date I'll host an online gathering so that we can all watch it together and talk about the story and characters created by Alex and Rachel! Just like we had one for the Lackadaisy Audio Contemplation where Tracy J Butler kindly hosted the group chat! ;)


Oh! And of course - HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! ^^


Narrator voiced by Fairfieldfencer
Littleplanet soundtrack (C) bensound.com
Beyond the Western Deep webcomic (C) Alex Kain and Rachel Bennett www.westerndeep.net/



:star: Beyond the Western Deep: The Movie [THE CAST]



And there we have it, folks, after just ONE WEEK of auditions we come to a CLOSE for auditions.

A total of 14 cast members (including myself,) have been chosen out of 76 auditions! What an amazing week.

THANK YOU to everyone who have participated in the auditions - it was lovely to listen to your interpretation of the characters!

And now a MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS to the ones who have been picked to voice act one or more characters for the project!


Beyond-the-Western-Deep FULL-CAST OCT2015 by darkspeeds


I will tell you now that it's been a pleasure catching up with all of you for a Skype consultation these past few nights. It was fantastic meeting new talent and sharing the same enthusiasm for great stories like 'Beyond the Western Deep' and also the joys of voice acting.

Already some of you have COMPLETED your character lines and I'm IMPRESSED with what I've received, you haven't disappointed me.

The plan now is to have the rest of the voice files ready for AUDIO PRODUCTION. As soon as I get them within the week I can start working on the audio (which will take about a month) and have it ready towards the end of November.

If all goes according to plan with Alex and Rachel they should have CHAPTER 2 completed sometime in December where I can use the high res. files for the MOVIE editing ~ that should take about 1-2 weeks to complete. 


I'm going to estimate the release date of the movie for X-mas or New Years 2016.


Anyways it's time for me to continue with further consultations with my CAST and finish recordings for my other role as HARDIN. 

If you want to hear what I've recorded for the past hour then here it is - it's KING DABHEID! This is how I sound when I'm over 50! ;)


[LISTEN TO KING DABHEID voiced by DARKSPEEDS]



Voice acting is a lot of fun! Here's my setup and me imitating King Dabhied for one of his lines. lol


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Oh and one last thing! There is this awesomely talented musician and artist by the name of Hugo (aka :icontoxodentrail:). During the audition week, I've been approached by him on deviantART and was told how he have embraced the story and art by Alex and Rachel after looking at my recent journal and he offered to do music for the project.

I've informed Hugo that I have the soundtrack that I needed for the project however after checking out what he can offer for COMMISSIONED MUSIC I couldn't help but get him started on working for a theme for 'Beyond The Western Deep'! It is currently in the works and so far the theme has a catchy melody!

My favourite commissioned composition of his goes to a recent webcomic that the team from :icondreamkeepers: have helped successfully publish - Uberquest (by Skidd and Phsuke aka :iconuberquest:). Have a listen!





If you're interested in getting your own original music for your adventure/fantasy inspired webcomic (or any other project) then look no further - Hugo's rates are very reasonable for what he has to offer!

Toxodentrail's Music/Art Commission BoardAre you an artist looking for a musician, or are you a musician looking for an artist?
Or, maybe, you’re looking for someone who knows both.
Chances are you might know me as the titlecard artist for the internet show "The Webcomic Relief", the composer for the webcomic "Uberquest" as well the artist for the film-review youtube-channel "Sam's Channel"
I’ve been doing music and art commissions for a while behind the scenes, so consider this a reintroduction, if you will.
Perhaps you want a drawing of that character of yours from your story you're currently writing. Maybe even a catchy theme that fits to your liking.
Here are some examples as for what you'll expect from me:
Prices for art:
Sketches 5$
(Note: Sketches are very quick to make. It usually takes up to 10 minutes to create, depending on how much I draw. Colouring is free of charge)
 



To end this journal:

It's amazing what great stories can do - it brings awesome people together. 

I managed to get the voice actors and Hugo hooked into the story, I hope that this project will get you all hooked too. 
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:iconkevintheman:
kevintheman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy belated Halloween to you as well! I have to say the voice acting is sounding fantastic on this!
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Toxodentrail Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's all the time I need to finish the overture.
*Cracks fingers*
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yush! :D I think what's gonna be an effective way to showcase your commissioned track is when the movie comes out - I'll have you post your Youtube at the same time and I'll have it linked in my description on Youtube, Facebook, twitter and deviantART. :D This should maximise exposure of your talent. ;)
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Toxodentrail Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man! Sounds like a plan. I already have an image how the overture should sound like. Can't wait to show you once it's finished!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooo! Can't wait to hear it Hugo! :D

And while I was rendering away the on the last hour of the commission I managed to listen to all of your commissioned work - wow, I'm very surprised at how diverse you can get! 

That Overcast composition was amazing - that near beginning section sounded like ChronoTrigger 2's intro - some of the instruments used were inspired from that track I'm sure! XD
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Toxodentrail Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you're going to love the next commissioned work I'm working on as well for a webcomic called Fractures. I think I may have created a "Overcast 2.0" in terms of style, but I like it XD

Nevertheless, I'm really glad to hear you like it, but it wasn't Chrono Trigger that inspired me, funnily enough (Well, the instruments where atleast). It was Super Metroid due to its chords.
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ClawRhythem Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait for the full thing to come out!
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:iconfruitso:
Fruitso Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Got literal chills listening to that preview!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yush! X3
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zeldalegends4525 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Bummed out I didn't get a role but I'll get em next time!! :) I will continue some more practice voice and upload them on youtube, also thanks for the opportunity it was really fun!!
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Is it fun playing the somewhat pragmatic,but largely grumpy old man Elson,haha? You should be able to put on a good Hardn too and it'll be interesting to see you do somebody still somewhat youthful,but hardly as effervescent as the majority of intrepid characters you play and isn't coincidentally Shadow. Nice casting and can't wait!
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Fruitso Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this project just gets even more ambitious! Having listened to some of the auditions, I know this is gonna be a treat when it comes out!

As for Chapter 2, I was kinda confused at first since I know it was completed, but then I remember some of the pages were released incomplete. So you have direct confirmation that those pages will be released?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Chapter 2 is not fully completed yet! = ) The scripts are all good to go but the uncolored pages need to be attended to and there will be minor adjustments to the visuals on some pages along the way.

Chapter 2, according to Alex, should be book ready by sometime in December. I wish them all the best, it's alot of work. X_X; Hence I'm giving it a leeway of an extra month, believing that the files will be ready by January 2016. = )
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WFengs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Congrats to everyone who was cast! This is going to be a fun one to listen to ;3
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Willow! And thank you especially for your participation via auditions. Even though if you didn't make the cut I still appreciate the time and effort put into your auditions. ;)
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WFengs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Thank you for keeping the auditions open! I figure every one is practice, and win or lose it's still a ton of fun :) Have fun throwing this project together, it'll be a long one!
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Shambleshambles Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Great! Can't wait to see it!
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
I just can't recognise your voice! O.O Also, is fantastic that a composer is interested on your project! Congratulations! ^^
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! That's how I sound like as an old man. X3

I also just paied Hugo for the music to 'Beyond the Western Deep', I'm really looking forward to how it turns out! X3
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Sweet! Sure he will do a good job. :)
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Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Sarge Ray here and thanks again for casting me and taking time to talk to me.

It may be a small role for me, but it will be an honor to be part of the project nonetheless. You're certainly dedicated and eager to know your actors. Diligence and enthusiasm are key to quality in my book.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there Sarge! Thanks mate, it's a pleasure having you on board. = )

Looking forward to putting your performance in the spotlight for the fans of the series. :D I'll be joining you soon as Hardin to fight the war. ;)
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Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Gotcha. :thumbsup:
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