Animating Mort

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Animating Mort

Postby ramtopsman » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:06 am

Hi everyone i was going to bring this up at the Trry pratchett Convention in Birmingham on the weekend the 28th of august 2010 but i cant make it sadly

So im anouncing it on here

As some of the people of the forum know im the main uploader of terry pratchett based material on youtube (www.youtube.com/user/ramtopsman) recently i have been getting back to my animation roots again 5 years down the line.

So let me cut to the chase i am about to produce terry pratchetts MORT from the scripted play into a full length cartoon. I need your personal oppinions and sugestions on character design and how they should sound.

Within the next few months i will be meeting with people across manchester who will be helping with the voice talents. (if your from manchester and intrested please PM me i will get back to you as soon as possible.)

Please send your sugestions

Lots of thanks

Damian Hockey :D - ramtopsman
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:34 am

Welcome to the site! :D

Are you getting permission to produce Mort? I'm not sure what the legal aspects of doing that are.
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Postby ramtopsman » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:41 am

Hey yh looking into it

non of it is non proffit and all of it is going on youtube as a fan based thing hope i have your support tony =]
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Postby ramtopsman » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:43 am

sorry let me re phrase that its all non proffit and is all for the fans =]
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:46 am

I know that Terry has been very generous with his support for such projects in the past - such as Troll Bridge and the German film of Lords and Ladies. :)

I'll certainly look forward to the finished piece. :D
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Postby ramtopsman » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:52 am

may take about a year to finish

do you have any personal prefference to any of the characters would sound like

death - deep booming voice

mort? (personally i always hear a yorkshire accent)

ysabell? (personally posh accent)

Albert? (personally grumbly man)

Just wondering what they sound like to everyone else
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:07 am

:lol: After the first time I met Terry, I just hear his voice when I'm reading the books.

Mort is a country lad - so I guess a rural accent - maybe West Country. Ysabelle reminds me (not sure if this was intentional) of Estella from Dickens 'Great Expectations' - indeed there are some similarities in my opinion with Mort being Pip and Death being a sort of reverse version of Miss Havisham. So yes, a posh and patronising voice for Ysabelle I guess. :)
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Postby fords » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:59 pm

In Wyrd Sisters the witches had a west country accent so it would be more fun for Mort to have a Yorkshire one :)
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Postby ramtopsman » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:59 pm

Yh i never understood that either they are from Lanca (lancashire)
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:08 pm

The physical descriptions of Lancre don't really fit with Lancashire in my opinion. There's nowhere even remotely as mountainous there. It's my belief that Lancre is a reference instead to the Pendle Witches from Lancashire.

Discworld is not Earth, even if it seems like it sometimes. Who knows how they talk there? I once saw a production of Wyrd Sisters with Nanny Ogg being played with a Welsh Valleys' accent. It worked really well. :)
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:20 pm

i think deaths voice should be a richard burton type voice but i am biased :lol:
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Postby Quark » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:13 am

Sounds like a brilliant project - I'll help any way I can.

Except I haven't been to Britain in years, so I don't understand the subtle differences between any of these accents :oops: .
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Postby KPDGaskell » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:04 am

I would love to help but I couldn't voice act to save my life and while I am skilled in using movie editing software (Windows movies maker, sony vegas, final cut ect.) I highly doubt you can't use those programs yourself :wink:
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Postby ramtopsman » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:49 pm

actually i use vegas and ulead ultimate 11 =] but i am willing to use all the help i can get
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Postby Archbishop73 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:35 am

Just had a look at your intro. Music fits in it great.

about voices and accents, as a Swiss guy, I am only of limited help.
Mort should be located in the south of U.K., I totally agree with that.

I'd love to have some characters in it with a Scottish accent.They bring in soo much colour in a conversation.

For me the Lancre Witches are more the Scottish kind of elderly women. Characters and the rought nature around it fits great for my imagination.
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