Star Trek: Prodigy takes you behind the scenes.
Star Trek released a new video of finished footage from Star Trek: Prodigy being paired up with and compared to the animatics footage. For those unfamiliar, animatics are oftentimes animated footage, that is barely edited, and used as a placeholder during recordings.
The illustration differences are obvious, with simple lines and a general idea being enough to give the cast an idea of what’s going on.
Most if not all voice acting roles deal with animatics and to see just how simple and plain these are, especially compared to the final product. It’s something that most fans don’t really get to see.
One Star Trek: Prodigy star loved the whole process
Animatics are used in recording sessions, for the most part, a process that can be very tiresome and grueling. Unlike acting on a set, when voice actors record their lines, they do so often by themselves, and with no one to play off of.
Kate Mulgrew is one of those actresses who doesn’t mind the whole process. In fact, she quite enjoys it, saying;
"I like being alone in the recording booth. It gives me a great sense of freedom. That might be counter intuitive but it actually does work that way for me. I love putting on the headset. I love the darkness of the booth. I love having the directors and the creators on zoom. I love looking at the animatics. I love all of it."
It takes a talented actor to be able to step into the booth and perform against yourself. To find the same energy needed time after time to deliver the same line. No matter how many times it takes. So it’s not all that surprising that Mulgrew seems to enjoy the challenge. She’s an established talent and has a long history of stage work.
She’s used to acting in different settings, so for her, a booth is probably no different than a stage.