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We’re joined by a very special guest on this episode to help us find a new angle to come at the topic of writing characters! Neil Kaplan (Digimon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Power Rangers) joins us for a discussion on writing characters from the standpoint of a voice actor. How do you find that unique turn of phrase or affectation to make a character’s inner life show? What considerations might a cartoonist keep in mind when building a character from the ground up?
It’s a fun and lively discussion with Neil and Paul Storrie, followed by some more comics recommendations with Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library. Sharon also drops the news about the new comics website at AADL, where you can subscribe to the video episodes of this show!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting them!):
- Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind The Mic
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
- Starcraft II: Heaven’s Devils
- I, of the Wolf
- Power Morphicon
- Star Wars Original Opening Crawl
- Optimoose Prime
- The Birth of Optimoose Prime
- Back to the Future
- Mel Blanc
- Dick Gautier
- Billy West
- The Mouse and the Monster
- Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy
- Neumann Microphones
- Dan Gilvezan
- Transformers: Prime
- Audio Theater For Our Troops
- Braille Institute
- The Making Comics podcast
Comics and Book Recommendations:
- Alison Dare
- Saturday Morning Webtoons
- The Story of Roberto Clemente
- Daisy Kutter
- Iron West
- Winters in Lavelle, Vol 1
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TinkerHub Webcast 1: All Hands Active
Tinkerhub is a webcast collaboration between Ann Arbor District Library and All Hands Active, Ann Arbor’s Makerspace. Recorded in Downtown Ann Arbor, TinkerHub webcasts connect learning, technology, and the Ann Arbor community. In this episode of the TinkerHub, Terence O’Neill of the AADL talks to Josh Williams, the shop manager at All Hands Active. They talk about what all happens in the technology club-house that is AHA and all about the crazy array of tech-progressive insitutions that exist in Ann Arbor. Tune in to learn about what a 3D Printer is, why Hacking isn’t a dirty word, and all about the world of Making-Hacking.
Links mentioned in the episode:
- All Hands Active website
- Backyard Brains
- Backyard Brains TED talk
- Digital Ops
- Ann Arbor Art Center
- The Bead Gallery
- Maker Works
- Ann Arbor Reuse Center
- EMU Bright Futures
Past AADL-All Hands Active Events
Do you ever wonder what it was like to work for one of the largest employers in Ann Arbor and one of the most prestigious and well-known camera manufacturers in the world?
AADL talked to Art Parker, an avowed “Townie” who spent nearly 20 years with Argus Camera. Art talked about his family’s long history with Argus and the company’s social life that included Christmas parties, teen dances, summer camp, scholarships and profit-sharing.
We also talked with Milt Campbell, Art Dersham and Elwyn Dersham about their years at Argus during its heyday in the 1940s and 50s and the challenging years of the 1960s and 70s as the company’s fortunes declined and Argus left Ann Arbor forever.
Cheryl Chidester, the Argus Museum curator shared the history of the company, its products and innovations, and its role in United States’ victory in World War II. We also learned about the founding of the Argus Museum, its missions in preserving the history and material culture of this early Ann Arbor industry significant to generations in the community.
We would like to thank the Argus Museum, located in the original Argus Building at 535 W. William St. for generously sharing its resources, artifacts, and archival materials in preparing this AADL exhibit on the Argus Camera, Inc.
A special thank you goes to Cheryl Chidester, the Argus Museum curator. In this podcast, she shared the history of the company, its products and innovations, and its role in United States’ victory in World War II. We also learned about the founding of the Argus Museum, its missions in preserving the history and material culture of this early Ann Arbor industry significant to generations in the community.
We can see photos of the Museum and its exhibits as well as samples of the Argus Eye, a monthly newsletter produced by the Argus employees from the Museum’s archive.
In this episode, AADL talks to former employees of Argus Camera. In 1931, a group of Ann Arbor businessmen got together to address the problem of unemployment amid the Great Depression. They raised stock and formed a company that would become Argus Camera. Argus went on to become one of the largest employers in Ann Arbor and one of the most prestigious and well-known camera manufacturers in the world.
We talked with Milt Campbell, Art Dersham and Elwyn Dersham about their years at Argus during its heyday in the 1940s and 50s and the challenging years of the 1960s and 70s as the company’s fortunes declined and Argus left Ann Arbor forever.
In this episode, AADL talks to Art Parker, an avowed “Townie” who spent nearly 20 years with Argus Camera. During its heyday in the 1940s and 50s, Argus was one of the largest employers in Ann Arbor and one of the most prestigious and well-known camera manufacturers in the world. Art talks about his family’s long history with Argus and the company’s social life that included Christmas parties, teen dances, summer camp, scholarships and profit-sharing.
Mariela Griffor is an acclaimed poet and publisher, whose personal experience with involuntary exile from Chile has shaped her feelings about intellectual freedom. Here, we talk with Griffor about poetry as a universal language, the influence of geography on Chile and its writers, and the importance of the freedom to read, write and express oneself.
Griffor will be read from her work and discuss her extraordinary life in honor of Banned Books Week at AADL on Wednesday, October 3.
Mary Stewart Adams is a star lore historian, storyteller, and program director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, a 600-acre park in Michigan's Emmet County. She was also instrumental in securing the recent passage of Michigan Public Act 251, which establishes a 23,000-acre Dark Sky Preserve in Michigan. On her way to a signing ceremony with Governor Rick Snyder, Mary stopped in to talk with me about the process of securing a dark sky designation, the importance of dark skies, and her passion for telling stories about the stars.
Mary will be at the Downtown Library on the eve of the autumnal equinox - Friday, September 21, 2012 - for an evening of Storytelling with the Stars.
Fritz Freiheit has been writing science fiction for years. For most of those years, he was working toward an end goal of getting his book published in the traditional manner. He was shopping for agents and dreaming of seeing his book in bookstores. Then Borders closed, and he began to think of things differently. Here, Fritz talks about his decision to self-publish, and introduces us to Dispensing Justice, his alternate-world, coming of age, novel.
In this episode, former Washtenaw County Sheriff Doug Harvey shares his memories of the turbulent 1960s in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He recalls some of the personal, political, and law enforcement challenges he encountered during his years as sheriff - from the 1966 UFO sightings and the South University Riots, to the Coed murders and the John Norman Collins case. He also responds to some of the controversy surrounding his reputation and he speaks candidly about the community leaders and colleagues he admired during these years - and those he did not.