The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 30
Chapter 30 . Audition selection
“I’m so sorry, Sister Xuan, you have to let you take the subway.”
In the afternoon of the working day, the extension line of Ningjiang Metro Line 2 was very empty. Xu Rui sat in a chair and said to Li Ruoxuan next to him.
“It doesn’t matter, the subway is also very convenient, and…”
Li Ruoxuan smiled and reminded him again.
“There is no need to call me Sister Xuan. It looks like I am very old. I have just graduated for a year. Just call me Ruoxuan. This is what our editorial department calls me.”
Xu Rui didn’t know much about it. Li Ruoxuan was almost like a phantom employee since the animation production started. She came here every other time. She herself was young and friendly, and she quickly became mingled with other employees of the company, even if outsiders were indifferent. Yi Qianqian, Li Ruoxuan can also chat with her a few animations.
“The recording studio is near Yulan Road, three subway stops.”
Xu Rui glanced at the road map.
“…Why is this, Kaoru sister…”
At this time, at the other end of the same compartment, a girl standing at the door chanted words, causing Xu Rui to turn her head.
There was clearly a place in the carriage, but she chose to stand. The girl looked about the same age as Xu Rui, with slightly curly long hair shawl, wearing a white shirt with lace trim, dark red plaid skirt, and thin black. In silk stockings and small leather shoes, the girl is holding a stack of A4 paper in her hand. She seems to be reading against the content on the paper.
“For the first time I have someone I like, and for the first time I have someone who can be a friend for a lifetime. Two happy things overlap, and these two happy things bring more happiness. It should be a happy time like a dream, but why is it so…”
The girl whispered in a low voice, her voice filled with confusion. Although she could not hear clearly on the slightly noisy subway, she still made people feel the emotions of sadness and confusion intertwined in the words.
Her voice is very special, with a bit of immature in the cold, which is impressive.
“Is this a line?”
Li Ruoxuan whispered in Xu Rui’s ear, the warm breath made Xu Rui subconsciously tilt her head slightly.
“It seems to be the line of “Soul Eater”.”
To be precise, this is the line of the “Soul Eater: Zero” animation. It is from Xu Rui’s hand and the line from the classic animation on the earth. He is deeply impressed.
But the question is, why does she have this line?
Xu Rui quickly figured out the problem, that is, this girl is one of the voice actors who is preparing to participate in the selection.
Generally speaking, after the project is established, the sound director will send an invitation to the dubbing studios that cooperate with them. These studios will assign some suitable personnel to audition. At this time, a copy of the role and line information will be given to the dubbing actor. We practice in advance.
These materials only have a basic introduction to the characters, and the lines are only a few lines, and I will not see any plot from it.
In fact, people involved in animation production will sign a commercial confidentiality agreement. In the past, there have been serious incidents in which the new original artist responsible for the original animation uploaded the storyboard draft to Weibo and ridiculed the story, so the industry is very strict about this. .
The girl was very serious and focused, and didn’t even notice Xu Rui’s side.
The two did not say much. The three subway stations arrived quickly. The girl got off the subway nervously. Xu Rui and Li Ruoxuan followed behind.
Walking out of the subway station, Li Ruoxuan naturally propped up the parasol when the heat wave hit Ningjiang in the midsummer.
“I don’t need it anymore.”
Xu Rui declined the other party’s kindness to invite herself to walk under the umbrella, and just strolled in the dazzling sunshine.
The two soon came to a building with a “Media Studio” sign.
This is a larger recording studio in Ningjiang. It not only undertakes animation dubbing, but also includes some private albums, and the sound effects of the movies are processed here.
Walking into the lobby, Xu Rui found that there are more than one animation dubbing and auditioning here today. For example, Rainbow Media’s October new work “A Boy Looking Up at the Sky and a Different World Reflected in His Eyes” is dubbed here today, and Mushroom Movie’s original work “Galaxy Assault Team” in January also has an audition today.
Entering the elevator and pressing down the sixth floor, Xu Rui naturally gave way to Li Ruoxuan, so as not to make awkward contact in the crowded elevator.
In comparison, other animations are indeed more popular. A small group of people got off the elevator in the audition room of Mushroom Film on the third floor, and more people left in the recording studio of Rainbow Film on the fourth floor. When they reached the sixth floor, there was only one left. Xu Rui and Li Ruoxuan were dropped.
They walked through the corridor and came to the recording studio. Some were beyond Xu Rui’s expectation. Many people have already been waiting here.
Today is an audition for an animated female character, so all waiting are girls, each of whom is young and beautiful. For a moment, Xu Rui has the illusion of a cluster of flowers.
“Ah, it’s the director.”
Someone recognized Xu Rui, who had appeared on TV, and said hello immediately.
With this sound, other girls greeted Xu Rui one after another, including the one he and Li Ruoxuan saw on the subway just now.
Xu Rui didn’t know these girls, probably because of the production team, some big-name voice actors are not willing to waste time to participate in this animation.
“Uh, everyone has worked hard.”
In a sense, the job of these girls is up to them to decide. So Xu Rui didn’t know what to say for a while, so he could only quickly walk through the corridor and knock on the recording studio. Gate.
“Ah, Director Xu, we have five minutes to start, you sit first.”
It is Tian Zihui, the sound director of “Soul Eater: Zero” who opened the door. She has collaborated with the old Phantom Animation several times in the past. It was Cheng Kewei’s contacts that accepted this cooperation.
Interestingly, there is a well-known voice actor named Tian Zihui in the industry. It makes people wonder what the situation would be if they met in the recording studio.
“Hello, Sister Tian, this is Li Ruoxuan, the editor in charge of the original work.”
After introducing the people around him, Xu Rui quickly saw the producer Cheng Kewei, holding a cup of hot tea in his hand, and chatting leisurely with others.
“Brother Cheng, you were here before.”
“Yes, things went smoothly unexpectedly, so I came directly, alas, Xiaoxuan is here too.”
Cheng Ke looked at Li Ruoxuan and Xu Rui in a meaningful way, and let out the sofa for them to sit on.
“Director Xu, we will have the voice actors audition one by one later, and all auditions will be recorded for you to choose later, so you don’t need to decide immediately on the spot.”
Tian Zihui said, pointing to the equipment aside.
There are various recording equipment in the place where they sit, and on the opposite side of a transparent glass, there are several microphones, which are the soundproof rooms for real recording.
The process of Xu Rui’s reception can be a thick pile of materials. These are the resumes of the voice actors who participated in the audition today for him to check.
A few minutes later, the staff opened the door of the recording studio and said to the outside.
“The audition for “Soul Eater: Zero” has officially started. Now, please come to audition for the person who reads the name.”