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Lani Minella

Post by BLOODTheChosenOne » Dec 20th, 2010, 08:05

Everyone here knows who Stephan Weyte is... But I figured I'd share some information on Lani Minella. If you're wondering, Lani did the voice acting for Ophelia and Gabriella. She has voice acted in over 500 games including Duke Nukem 3D.
One of the strangest moments was when I was in Seattle recording Ophelia and Gabriella for Blood 2. I did a series of screams and deaths until I was dripping wet with heat and lack of oxygen in the booth. I had to crawl out on my hands and knees and noticed a lot of drop-jawed expressions along with some frustration.

I heard, "Whoa! That was so impressive, now we will probably have to bring back the male talent to match your performance." It felt good, and I do tout myself as the best expletive giver and coach around.
Here's a video of StarCraft 2 with Lani Minella:

Face it people, no one can re-create the unique feel of Blood, only the gods have such power...

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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Le Babe » Dec 20th, 2010, 11:33

Hey, nice information there, thanks.

So she probably met the mighty Stephen, what a chance.
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Daedolon » Dec 20th, 2010, 11:57

I completely forgot that she did VA for Blood 2 as well. That's a nice quote, it's rarely we get some making of tidbits from Blood or Blood 2. I'm assuming that's her in your avatar, too? Could you post the original picture in the thread?
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by BLOODTheChosenOne » Dec 20th, 2010, 19:38

Ta da!
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Dimebog » Dec 22nd, 2010, 05:18

She also did Shadow Warrior and Diablo games. I think she did Drakan too.
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Panoptic Blur » Dec 22nd, 2010, 15:55

At the end of the game Portal they got the voice actress (who was also a professional singer) to do a clever little song about the game's plot.

I can only imagine how gory the song by Lani Minella would be, recounting the various atrocities that Caleb committed in a lilting singsong voice. O_o
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Post by Daedolon » Dec 22nd, 2010, 18:04

Dimebog wrote:She also did Shadow Warrior and Diablo games. I think she did Drakan too.
She did everything.

Just check her (incomplete) CV: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/shee ... perId,432/
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Panoptic Blur » Dec 22nd, 2010, 18:47



Still undead
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Caleb's defiance, inflicting the Cult with due distress,
Condemns them all to states of putrefaction.
A bloody consignment of death and despair from just one man,
Spills the blood of all of us, then wipes his hand on his head.

With his victims frying over barbecue stakes,
And their widows crying over headstoneless graves,
His defiance grinds on, as he hefts his mighty gun,
For the Chosen are all still undead.

His pitchfork is hungry! Striking his foes with fear, they cow.
Far too slow, they break their ranks, retreating.
He tears them to pieces, and flares all the distant ones with fire.
As they burn, their screams provide a piquant melody too.

Over rail and water rages Caleb, malign
Bringing gifts of slaughter, both profane and divine:
Even Cerberus gets burned, even Tchernobog gets churned
By the Chosen, who are still undead.

Make haste and leave him, O foolish devotee by his side!
Prayers of late have no decree help you.
Testing his patience? Tommy gun up, thumb down, bang-bang.
Watch your blood anoint the stones - it's pooling viscous and moist.

Look at all the faithful, seeking guidance from whom?
When he hears their prayers it makes him long for the tomb:
He's destroyed their deity, but they still request a creed
From the Chosen, who are still undead.

The gods relieve them, they are still undead.
They're self-reliant, but they're still undead.
They're psychopathic and they're still undead.
Death and dying, they'll be still undead.
All through time they will be still undead.
Still undead?
(Still undead.)
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Hellen » Dec 22nd, 2010, 18:57

Can I sing it?

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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Panoptic Blur » Dec 22nd, 2010, 18:58

Be my guest!
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Panoptic Blur » Mar 5th, 2012, 18:58



She has a four-octave speaking range. She shows this off at 1m33s, where she does rapid-fire imitations of the different voices of a woman, from baby to child to schoolgirl, through to mother, grandmother, and crone.

Amazing talent.
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Re: Lani Minella

Post by Bruce777999 » May 5th, 2012, 01:22

Crazy - looks like the voices are dubbed to the video... reminds me of the phone calls made by the Terminator.

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