Beast Wars II FDP Episode 1 Released!

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  1. New Brandon

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    And here we begin our third ongoing fan dub series, Beast Wars II! With a good, solid cast and some great work, we couldn't be prouder of the episode. Like they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression, right? This series is a great departure from the more action oriented Victory, and Beast Wars Neo (although there are similarities). I feel we were able to convey the original mood and atmosphere in this episode. Some people may not consider that to be a good thing, as this series is very goofy at times, but I think it's a fun series to watch.

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    The episode starts out with a run-of-the-mill mission with Apache and Convoy. However, things go wrong (as always) and the Maximals are left without Convoy. So without a leader, they have to investigate strange energy readings on the planet Gaia - where the Predacons have already set up shop. What will the Maximals choose for alternate forms? Will they be able to fend off the Predacons, led by the ruthless Galvatron and the psychotic Megastorm? Or will they get slaughtered without a leader, as Scuba predicts? It's an ongoing series, I think the outcome is a little obvious!

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    We have a lot of actors who although they might not all be new to amateur voice acting, they are new to our projects. That gives everyone a little variety from our other series. Of course, we have TFCog veterans like Frank Todaro, Brad Venable (playing a villain for a change!) and Scott M. As I've said before (multiple times), I think it's a good mixture. I hope most who watch it agree with me.

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    Now the good part. You can download it from our website, TFCog.net, or log on to IaconHub and search for "Beast Wars II FDP #1 - The Birth of a New Army.avi" It is a 120 MB download. I'll (NewBrandon) try to have it shared as much as possible, and others will have it aswell shortly. Please use that as a secondary option, as I only have so much bandwidth and the website will likely give you a faster download. The low - er, lesser - quality version will be up shortly.

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    Feedback is appreciated! Thank you to everyone who watches this, support us, and these people too!

    <b>Cast</b>

    Brad Venable as Megastorm
    Brandon Williams as Scuba
    Cassa A. Dellinger-Jean as NAVI
    Cristina Vee as Artemis
    Curt Page as BB
    Chris Ho as Thrust
    Destin Berthelot as Apache
    Drake Lacy as Dirge
    Frank Todaro as Galvatron
    James Owings as Tasmanian Kid
    Jon Bales as Convoy
    Kenny McCoy as Narrator
    Peter Tagtstrom as Bighorn
    Rebecca McCarthy as Moon
    Scott M. as Diver
    Zach Dyer as Starscream

    Produced by Brandon Williams and Peter Tagtstrom
    Written by Brandon Williams and Kris Stemmer
    Sound Effects by Peter Tagtstrom
    Music by Peter Tagtstrom
    Encoded by Peter Tagtstrom
    Directed by Brandon Williams
     
  2. Ktulu

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    Cool stuff. Congrats guys, I'm glad to see everything is working out.
     
  3. Gryph

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    Kid's awsome. XD

    I have to admit, my Lio Convoy came out a little better than I thought it would.
     
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    You do a pretty good job, Gryph. Hopefully I'll be joining you in the cast when auditions for new characters open up. I decided not to give up, so I'll give it another go on the next group.
     
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    Bloody hell of a job. I really enjoyed that!!!
     
  6. Darkprime

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    You may want to looking into distributing this via Bit Torrent. If you are interested, email me and I can walk you through how to setup a tracker VERY EASILY on any computer so that you can host it that way. This way it will use up a fraction of your bandwidth.
     
  7. Croaker

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    I downloaded it but when I try to play it I get an error box that says invalid menu handle.

    Any helpful suggestions?
     
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    An excellent job :thumb . Very enjoyable to watch. While I liked my take on Convoy's voice, the voice you picked was pretty darn good.

    Croaker - download AVIcodec, it'll tell you what video and audio codecs you need to view the file (DIVX 5.0 and MP3 audio). Its been the most useful tool Ive used for trying to play video files.
     
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    A truly wonderful dub. I'm ready to buy Scuba, Bighorn, and Megastorm because of it :lol 
     
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    Good stuff :thumbs2: 
     
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    When I try to download it, it says that the file is corrupted. Why?
     
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    You need a codec capable of decoding Divx 5.0 to view this file. If you need it, you can get a copy from www.divx.com
     
  13. New Brandon

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    No idea. Could have been a problem with the download.
     
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    I got it now. Just needed to update my DiVX player. Now I need to track down your BW Neo dubs. :D 
     
  15. New Brandon

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    I had no idea the wrong version of the player and/or codec would give you that error. We have them on TFArchive.org, but I dunno if the downloads work.
     
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    Glad you all liked it!

    Fun fact: We actually started working on this thing last summer. Then, we skipped the project in order to focus on Victory. Now, we focus on Victory, and do this thing while nothing else is happening! So some sound effects are like from last summer, while some was added two days ago.. The voices however are all recorded this year, except for one scream from Bighorn that's from early Autumn 2005...

    Cheers.
     
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    This is such a fun project to work on. It's fun playing bad guys. :thumbs2: 
     
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    :lol  unless all you say is "Roger"
     
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    Hey, he's a sidekick!
     
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    I just downloaded it and need to watch it. I am very interested in doing voice work like this, how would I go about it? I have a mic but don't know what software is best for recording. I've been told I have a good voice, and a face for radio ;) 
     

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