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SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012


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Sent my auditions in last night, Joe. Thank you!

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Unmature
May 9, 2008


The Joe Man posted:

PART 1 HAS BEEN FILLED, DO NOT WASTE TIME ON IT

I still need an actor for PART 2

I wasn't able to record today and might not get to until tomorrow morning. Think it'll be filled by then?

EDIT: Audition sent!

Unmature fucked around with this message at Jul 28, 2018 around 18:10

Covok
May 27, 2013

Yet where is that woman now? Tell me, in what heave does she reside? None of them. Because no God bothered to listen or care. If that is what you think it means to be a God, then you and all your teachings are welcome to do as that poor women did. And vanish from these realms forever.


Wendell posted:

Turn down the gain on the mic, and try not to breathe into it.

What is the fan video youíre hoping to get into, covok?

It was just some random fandubs and stuff online. I was looking for practice. Like some dramatic readings and the such. Mostly nerd related.

Just doing those auditions, most of which I couldn't bring myself to submit (only submitted one) did kind of reveal two things that I need to work on: and this everything and anything. My voice was very flat and lacked emotion and I couldn't seem to make it do what I wanted it to do. I always seemed to sound the same and I couldn't think of how to make it sound like what I was trying to invoke. It was terrible.

I think I'm going to have to very remedial on this and, you know, actual train and learn how to use my voice as a toll. Should have done that from the start. Sort of classic arrogance, I suppose. I must sound like a dumbass and/or a story you've heard a thousand times before or both.

Also, what is gain and how do you turn it down?

Wendell
May 11, 2003



Itís basically just how sensitive the mic is. How much itís going to pick up. If itís picking up every little breath youíre making I thought yours might be too high! There should be a knob on your microphone you can turn.

There are many nice helpful posts in the OP, and one of them suggests reading aloud every night in order to improve your delivery. Try that! Read some Robert Munsch or something.

Stinkmeister
Sep 20, 2004



Lipstick Apathy

Sent in my audition. Good luck, everyone!

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012


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My CAD e100s goes from inaudible to eardrum bursting if I don't get the gain just exactly perfect. I don't have the same problem with my RODE NT1-A. I'm using a Behringer UMC204HD for both microphones so I don't think it is the interface. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong or is it just a quirk of the e100s?

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

Thank you to everyone who submitted auditions! At least 10+ different actors so far.

I STILL HAVE NOT FOUND A MILTON I AM 100% HAPPY WITH. Some are closer than others but ehhhhhh

Keep the submissions coming. Remember: cartoony, memorable, ham it the hell up folks. The audition is only 3 lines, feel free to go in a few different directions and play with it.

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012


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The Joe Man posted:

Thank you to everyone who submitted auditions! At least 10+ different actors so far.

I STILL HAVE NOT FOUND A MILTON I AM 100% HAPPY WITH. Some are closer than others but ehhhhhh

Keep the submissions coming. Remember: cartoony, memorable, ham it the hell up folks. The audition is only 3 lines, feel free to go in a few different directions and play with it.

I'm off work today (it's my birthday!) so I'll record some additional takes and send them your way by this evening!

JossiRossi
Jul 28, 2008

A little EQ, a touch of reverb, slap on some compression and there. That'll get your dickbutt jiggling.

Pillbug

The Joe Man posted:

Keep the submissions coming. Remember: cartoony, memorable, ham it the hell up folks. The audition is only 3 lines, feel free to go in a few different directions and play with it.

To people auditioning, when I did a second round of recording for this project, I actually had to scrap an entire session because I messed up really big on the energy levels (too low). Often with cartoony characters you will feel like you are hitting a point where "no this is too much I need to dial it back" when in reality you might be at the bare minimum of energy/cartoonish required. So do not be afraid to go over the top.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

If I start going over the top, I get massively paranoid about going ham. It's something I could never shake.

blinkeve1826
Jul 26, 2005

WELCOME TO THE NEW DEATH


WarpedNaba posted:

If I start going over the top, I get massively paranoid about going ham. It's something I could never shake.

He's literally asking for it though

Unmature
May 9, 2008


blinkeve1826 posted:

He's literally asking for it though

Yeah crank it up.

And it's always easier to tell how an actor can pull it back than push it forward.

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

PART 2 HAS BEEN FILLED

Thank you to everyone who auditioned and as always, I'll post again when I have more work available.

jeeves
May 27, 2001

Deranged Psychopathic
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My girlfriend does accents really well to a point of actually making me jealous. She's mentioned maybe trying out for being an audiobook reader with said skills-- so I thought maybe I'd get her a USB mic and show her how to use Audacity or something as a gift. She'll most likely find it way more tedious than her actual current steady work, but hey-- I'll let her figure that out on her own.

The OP is like 4 years old since last edit-- but are the mic recommendations in it still valid? Or is there some new hotness?

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012


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jeeves posted:

My girlfriend does accents really well to a point of actually making me jealous. She's mentioned maybe trying out for being an audiobook reader with said skills-- so I thought maybe I'd get her a USB mic and show her how to use Audacity or something as a gift. She'll most likely find it way more tedious than her actual current steady work, but hey-- I'll let her figure that out on her own.

The OP is like 4 years old since last edit-- but are the mic recommendations in it still valid? Or is there some new hotness?

If you are looking for microphone recommendations and reviews check out a YouTube channel called Booth Junkie.


I wanted to ask the thread, when you are recording something do you read the script as you are recording or do you do a quick review, put down the script and then start recording? I'm trying to figure out why I'm so stiff and a bit flat when I record. I think part of it is not practicing enough but I think it might also be that I read as I record to make sure I don't gently caress up any of the lines.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

I can read faster than I speak, so I usually have the script in front of me. After that, it depends on if I can make minor adjustments for tone and flow - depends on the director.

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

SwitchbladeKult posted:

I wanted to ask the thread, when you are recording something do you read the script as you are recording or do you do a quick review, put down the script and then start recording? I'm trying to figure out why I'm so stiff and a bit flat when I record. I think part of it is not practicing enough but I think it might also be that I read as I record to make sure I don't gently caress up any of the lines.
I usually have the script/PDF on the right-half of the screen while I have my recording software readout on the left. I read while I record and like WarpedNaba, can scan several words ahead so I can start moving into the correct intonation early....then I usually throw everything in that first 30min out after I've settled on a voice/warmed up and completely re-record everything for (hopefully) my final or semi-final reads.

Oh, and Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure now has a Steam page. Wishlist it! If you decide to purchase upon release, you'll hear characters voiced by VO goons JossiRossi, WarpedNaba & yours truly:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...ulhu_Adventure/

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



So, when I got laid off in May I started doing VO auditions on the pay to play sites again. This is the first thing that came in. Pretty standard explainer video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycDmCM7LrjM

I landed another job but they have not been responding for my requests for a copy of the spot...

I've taken a little break from the grind of auditioning because it gets a little depressing after a couple of months but I'm starting up again after I post the next episode of Lou Reads.

Here's an audition I did that I really liked but didn't get the gig.


That concludes my non-regularly scheduled update.

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blinkeve1826
Jul 26, 2005

WELCOME TO THE NEW DEATH


King Lou posted:

So, when I got laid off in May I started doing VO auditions on the pay to play sites again. This is the first thing that came in. Pretty standard explainer video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycDmCM7LrjM

I landed another job but they have not been responding for my requests for a copy of the spot...

I've taken a little break from the grind of auditioning because it gets a little depressing after a couple of months but I'm starting up again after I post the next episode of Lou Reads.

Here's an audition I did that I really liked but didn't get the gig.


That concludes my non-regularly scheduled update.

A lesson learned, and one that I'd say is *extremely* common--but better to learn it with something with lower stakes like this. Meaning--if you just wanted it as a portfolio piece, you could theoretically take your VO track, use whatever assets you might actually have, flesh it out with some additional audio/video (royalty-free stock stuff if you have to) and finish it yourself. At least it's a lesson learned before this happens with a higher-stakes project where the repercussions could be more substantial. It's still a bummer of course, but learn from it and it never has to happen again.

In the future, write it into your contract (or initial email correspondence if you, siiiighhhhhh, don't have a contract), including not just the fact that you want a copy, but exactly when, from whom, in what format, etc. with as much specificity as possible. Account for all possibilities (if it's not publicly released but was finished/produced, you'll likely still want a copy, so specifying that you want a copy "upon release" doesn't account for that, etc.) right up front. You'll still have issues like this from time to time, but both setting the expectations and identifying exactly what you agree on and from whom you're supposed to get it from the start will help you and they'll certainly be less frequent and more clear-cut at the very least.


On a different note: I think I know everyone from this thread who's in NY or LA already but JUST in case, here's a link to my next free VO class in LA on the 17th.

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