LEGO NinjaGo: The Dark Island Trilogy Stop-Motion Cast Auditions

From the creator of LEGO BIONICLE Reiterated comes a stop-motion adaptation of the hard-to-find trilogy of graphic novels that are canon to the world of NinjaGo. In order to bring this mini-series to life, I need something important: YOU!

If you are a fan of NinjaGo and think you can do good impressions of some of the characters, then dust off those microphones and get to auditioning!

Qualifications:
Decent quality mic with the ability to export audio files. Doesn’t need to be anything fancy, but a clean audio file is essential. That means little to none background noise, so record in a small room or closet with the door closed to ensure good sounding audio.

How to Audition:
Upload a YouTube video or audio file link from a Cloud service in this topic of your audition(s). You can audition for any character on the list below that doesn’t have an assigned voice actor. Auditions will run from today (11/6/20) until December 7th, 2020. Remember to have fun with the auditions and since there’s limited time to audition, don’t put off for tomorrow what can be done today.

Slight edit, I realized that I uploaded an outdated cast list initially. The current list below is now accurate.

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Do you have any sample lines we can audition with, or do you just want random quotes from the character?

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Never heard of those books, I thought only TV episodes are canon. A few questions:

  • Does person need to have experience/be professional in order to participate? Or just anyone who speaks english can?
  • When will the filming and voicing of the episodes occur? This year, or in spring or in summer?
  • How long they will be/how much work should be done? Like does a person spend a hour or 7 hours in order to record 1 episode?
  • What Diero said.
  • Does standart laptop/headphones microphone count as “Decent quality mic”?

I ask because I really would like to participate, but hardly have enough time/skill. Thank you in advance for your answers!

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Random quotes pulled from the show are probably best, that way there can be direct comparisons to voice match with.

No prior experience is necessary! Just an understanding of the characters and how they sound in the English language.

Mid to late December, which is why the cut-off for the auditions is early next month. I’d like to release Part I in January to coincide with NinjaGo’s 10th anniversary.

Since it’s an adaptation of the Dark Island Trilogy there are three scripts, each one 35-40 pages long. The amount of time that needs to be put into recording will vary by character. For instance, Wu is the focus character and so takes up a good amount of the screen time, meaning whoever voices Wu will have lots to do. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Kai, who is absent throughout Part II, so whoever voices him will have less work to do.

Everyone gets a little something to do and a time to shine, though, so no-one ever really gets left out. Depending on how many takes an actor may have to do, I’d estimate that it’d take MAYBE four hours to record all three scripts depending on the character(s) that an actor lands.

Headphone mics would probably be the lowest range quality I’d be willing to accept. As long as the audio isn’t crackly and background noise isn’t terrible, you’re in business.

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Cool! Than you might hear from me some time soon…
And one more question: how much screen time each character will have? I assume that pirates will have very little, but I wonder about the remaining Ninja and Garmadon?

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I’m very excited for this!

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Well, I tried to speak like Cole and Garmadon, but it seems I am just an old man with a staff. An audition for Master Wu, using quotes from Episodes 10 and 26.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p9K2z_Imf8s1qww9YaC0HEON_7mMc9Vf?usp=sharing
Is it enough? Or should I record several more phrases?

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I’ve finished some auditions myself. I might redo them, but so far there is Kai, Cole, Wu, Flintlock and Clancee, and a Jay I did before he was cast.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xWsLtLy2bGD6w-TB-7O180bB95sn5MZs?usp=sharing

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Here’s mine for Kai, Lord Garmadon, P.I.X.A.L., Flintlocke, Clancee, Sky Pirate

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o31cl3Oq3bKfkhOqIhxzzEaiJVeHrEcJ/view?usp=sharing

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Here’s my audition for Kai. Let me know if you want or need more lines.

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Here are my auditions for Misako and P.I.X.A.L.! :3

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oKPt85NSqxlU2kpKQtyJHvNYGRFLk8Ys?usp=sharing

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Here’s my auditions for Pixal, Misako, Edna, Flintlocke, Clancee and Young Lloyd! my natural voice is in between super masculine and super feminine so this was fairly interesting for me to say the least hope y’all enjoy! https://drive.google.com/■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■

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I tried my best :slight_smile:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LJwMmHuNI_zBwhy3FslPDdBBuHKGPBNN/view?usp=drivesdk

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Was wondering if there is anyone doing the soundtrack for the project?