21 OctListen to a message from Raphael Sbarge … and Kaidan Alenko
Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time, Mass Effect) checks back in.
On the Mass Effect recording process (Transcript):
By request, a message from Kaidan Alenko (Transcript):
Hey, it’s Raphael Sbarge and I had hoped to do sort of an audio tour of the actual interior of Technicolor, but I wasn’t able to do that. My phone doesn’t really work in the elevator and there’s a garage, etc. But here’s what I can say:
You pull into the garage, you go up to the third floor, there’s a gal there who signs you in. You get a pass, and there’s a guard there, and they then press a button and these two doors sort of “Open Sesame.” And then you walk into what is essentially sort of a whole bunch of recording rooms off hallways, and this one central area, with just the most enormous server you’ve ever seen, surrounded by glass, and it’s obviously temperature-controlled and everything else.
Then go into Studio 3, which is where we’ve done all the recording for Mass Effect. And today, we did the last scene in the game. It was intense and emotional and, for the ladies, I can say it’s pretty rip-your-heart-out. The director is up in Canada, and the writers there as well, and they’re sort of called/patched through, so I hear them on the line, and we were all really choked up by that last scene. It was beautifully written and exciting to be a part of this whole journey of Kaidan.
Anyway, we’re back next week, next Thursday. They’re on a tremendous deadline to get this all done. We don’t usually have a lot or any time to chat or banter. We usually have to sort of keep going, “Next line, next line” — cough excuse me — just moving through. I’m tired because it’s a four-hour session, four-hour block of recording that happens. And it’s just me and a microphone, and them over the headphones, and then David, my recording engineer, who I get to look out at, who smiles up at me. I took a picture of him, and I’ll tweet that as well. But we had a great day today, and it was definitely a red-letter day, in terms of getting to something – getting to the end of something, even though we’re not done recording; it felt like a powerful moment.
OK, until we speak again. Thanks.
Shepard, it’s Kaidan.
I need to tell you that it’s been a long wait since we’ve had a chance to play together, to go out, do what we need to do, travel the universe … keep this galaxy safe. I just want you to know that — I really depend on you, and I’m really, really looking forward to this mission, to the missions we have ahead and to the excitement that we know that we have a galaxy to protect and places to go, and a world to discover.