1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Elizabeth Banks appears in a VR short called Asteroids!, showing that virtual reality has opened up a new career path for actors.

    The actress, perhaps best-known for the fanciful character of Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games films, provides the voice for the part of Cheez, described by Banks as "a cute little alien," who appears in an animated VR short called Asteroids!


    (Photo: Baobab Studios)

    A four-minute version of the film short, produced by Silicon Valley VR upstart Baobab Studios and out today for Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, drops in on Cheez and fellow alien space traveler Mac as their space ship unexpectedly encounters an asteroid field. A longer 10-minute version will debut at the Sundance Film Festival next month in Park City, Utah.


    The characters Mac and Cheez from the animated short Invasion! (Photo: Baobab Studios)

    In addition to providing the voice for Cheez, Banks also had her facial movements recorded, "so when you do inflection and everything they can match it with everything you are doing with your face at that time."

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    12-26-2016 07:57 AM
  2. pjs37's Avatar
    As there is a booming demand for content this will surely increase. Even outside of movies games still need voice actors and actresses; narrators for scenes. It is always nice when a new market is open and makes jobs available to those who otherwise wouldn't get a chance in more established industries.
    12-27-2016 09:43 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    I am SO in love with her! You probably don't know this movie but she was also in something called Zack and Miri make a porno.
    12-28-2016 07:59 AM
  4. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I am SO in love with her! You probably don't know this movie but she was also in something called Zack and Miri make a porno.
    LOL that movie I think was the first one I watched of her, was pretty funny and silly, I liked it a lot.
    12-29-2016 11:46 PM
  5. pjs37's Avatar
    Did not even know this was a movie I will need to check it out I always am looking for a good comedy.
    12-30-2016 07:21 AM
  6. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well we are talking of a movie she did years ago, this one (Asteroids) is a 10-minute short movie and will debut at the Sundance Film Festival.
    12-30-2016 08:40 PM

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