Recording Engineer Michael Weissman

In the Recording Studio with Baymax : Big Hero 6

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Who was your favorite character from Big Hero 6? I think it is almost safe to say that Baymax is going to be at the top of the list for most people. I mean, this big, huggable robot is pretty amazing on so many levels. When I heard we were going to be spending some time in the recording studio last week, I had no idea we would be voicing Baymax.

Recording Studio with Baymax

Think about, Baymax is a robot. He has a robotic voice. Therefore, when you think about voicing a character, the robot hardly stands out as an easy one. But it really was!

Why? The Recording Engineer! Yep.

This guy really knows what he is doing. We worked with Michael Weissman who was fresh off working on the film. Obviously this guy knew what he was doing. He made us sound fabulous!

Well, most of us.

Recording Engineer Michael Weissman

Honestly, it’s hard to emulate such an amazing character. Scott Adsit IS Baymax. The character has the most important role in the movie. Trying to imitate his voice was not possible.

But, once you step into the recording studio it really seems to be an easy enough process.

Of course, we only did a 45 second clip.

Scott Adsit as Baymax

After talking to several celebrities about their time in the studio though, it would be such a fun experience. Each one seems to have their own tips and tricks as far as how they prepare and step into character.

Since they are usually in the studio alone, it becomes a place where their acting talents are actually drawn on more.

They have to imagine a fall to produce a grunt, wear heavy shoes to feel the weight of their character, or even lay flat on the ground to get their lines out.

recording studio with Baymax
Thanks to Becca from My Crazy Good Life for the picture

Speaking to Jamie Chung who voiced GoGo Tomago, she mentioned doing stretches prior to each day in the recording studio. She felt like it helped her not only physically, but seemed to warm up her voice as well.

Jamie reiterated that it was much more than just a voice performance she was giving. I can totally see what she means.

You have to mentally step into the character on the screen even when there is nothing but you and the mic. and without further ado… this is my version of Baymax:

Which character would you want to voice in the recording studio?

Big Hero 6 is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios and opens in theaters everywhere.

Follow the #BigHero6Event hashtag (and check back here) for more from the behind-the-scenes interviews, including Jamie Chung and Genesis Rodriguez.

Oh, plus I walk you through the steps to draw Baymax!