Introducing Kristyn Mass

What character are you voicing for Cosmic Rage?
Myza

Where are you from?
I’m from Iowa.

Why do you want to be a voice actor?
It started as a really fun hobby, and then I started getting paid and getting bigger gigs and long term gigs. That’s when I decided to make it my full time job. Having your hobby as your job that pays the bills is pretty awesome.

Who is your favorite VO actor?
I don’t know if I have a favorite VO, but I really like Johnny Yong Bosch. I know it’s a bit cliche since you can’t swing an otaku without hitting an anime he’s been in, but he’s voiced some of my favorite characters in anime.

Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
My favorite game character is probably Francis York Morgan from Deadly Premonition, which also happens to be in my top three favorite games.

My favorite anime character is a toss up between Spike Spiegel, Shizuo Heiwajima and Vash the Stampede.

If you could voice any character, who would it be and why?
I have know idea! If they ever did a gender bent animated Firefly, I wanna be Mal, because no character in history has ever had so many awesome lines.

What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage?
The story sounded awesome and casting call really made it seem like this was a project with it’s stuff together. Before I audition for anything I like to make sure it’s a project that will stick around and be able to succeed and Cosmic Rage definitely fits the bill.

Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work?
Folks can find out about me and see other projects I’ve voiced in on my website at http://ohnobones.wix.com/kristynmassva
My facebook is https://www.facebook.com/KristynMassVO/

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Production Update 162: 3D Renders!

Hey everyone! I really appreciate your patience over the last few weeks. There has been a lot of things going on, so let me get you all up to speed!

At work I have been putting in a little bit of extra time in on a few projects. It comes with the territory. Things have settled down recently which has freed me up a little bit.

I’ve also been back in school this semester working towards finishing my graphic design degree. I’m taking two courses this semester versus just one. My branding class is going great so far. The course that has been throwing me a slight curveball is my Art History advanced writing class. I have a big paper that is due by the end of February so I have been putting in white a bit of time on that. I am getting close to getting to the next check point on this paper so this course will have a lighter workload.

One thing I have also started but haven’t mentioned here yet, is I am also doing some assistant teaching/critiquing for an online animation course. My class has been fantastic so far and I have enjoyed every minute of providing feedback to other animators looking to up their game. The course is starting to level out so I am getting some of my free time back.

Slowly but surely I am getting some of my time back to keep plugging away on Cosmic Rage. While it sounds like I haven’t gotten things done, I assure you that isn’t the case. I have been doing some light 3D work and getting some renders set up so that the files can render while I am doing all of these other things. As things start to settle down, I will have my 3D renders ready to go for when I get back into After Effects.

Things have been forming nicely on the voice over cast. I will be updating you more on the VO cast really soon! Thanks again everyone for you patience, I am excited to get back in action!

Who Doesn’t Like a Quickie?

I apologize for being offline lately, it’s such an exciting time I want to share a bunch of stuff with you all. However, things have been really crazy on the full-time job front and also on the school front. On the school front, I have to start a progressive paper, so every week I have updates I need to get in. On the job front, I have had a couple tight deadlines to get turned around and I have also started a new freelance type position. Things will settle down, but Cosmic Rage has taken a backseat for the last two weeks.

I appreciate everyone checking in and sending emails about the VO cast and more. I have lots of exciting things coming up, just bear with me one more week. I am positive this week I will get back in action.

Looking forward to sharing more info soon. Thank you all! 2016 here I come!

Production Update 161: Another Scene Complete!

Production Update time! It’s been a pretty hectic week. I had to play catch up on a lot of real life stuff and school is getting started for the semester too so I a lot of “adulating” to do. Having said that, I found a bit of time over the weekend to get some work on Cosmic Rage in. Let’s get into it.

I have recently been working on the first scene of the episode. After I received the VO and shuffled some things around, I decided I needed a couple new pieces of art that I didn’t anticipate. So I was able to get those pieces of art drawn, inked and colored. With the new artwork in hand, I started working on animating the new scenes.

As I sit here typing out the production update for the week, I am also uploading the new scene 1 to send off for audio production. So far, the first 3 scenes are completed animation wise. While this doesn’t sound like a lot, there is one thing to understand, the opening scenes needed a little more fleshing out in terms of new artwork to handle the voice over capacity. When I start getting into the meat of the episode, there isn’t much for artwork that will be needed and production will go by quickly. I believe right now, there are 4 or 5 more scenes that need to be fleshed out a bit and the rest don’t require as much work.

I am still working on finalizing the VO cast. I’ve run into a couple hiccups in regards to a couple roles, but nothing that is hindering production at this point.

As things start to settle in again, I aim to be back on for blogs in the middle of the week(s) again and looking forward to revealing the voice cast as well!

Production Update 160: Back to the Real World!

Well my grant period has come to an end. Once again, I need to say thank you to the South Dakota Arts Council for awarding me the project grant. I was able to take the entire month of December off from my full-time job so I could work exclusively on Cosmic Rage. December was a whirlwind month and I am really amazed at how fast it went. Production has been amazing and I am in a good place now. But what does that mean?

Well, I have the majority of things prepped right now, I am awaiting some of the final voice overs to come in to begin plugging away at the remaining scenes that need to be done. I am hoping that by the end of this week the VO cast is pretty much done with outside of some revisions.

I spent some time this last week finishing up mocking up some 3D backgrounds and getting things framed up. I have one drawing I want to complete for a scene, but outside of that, I think the artwork is all wrapped up.

After that is done, I will start roughing out some of the animations so when the VO comes in I can work on editing them or fine tuning them. I will be sharing more on the VO cast in the future!

Thanks for checking in, 2016 is going to be an amazing year and I promise I will keep doing some Youtube updates as well!