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WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

King Lou posted:

I'm working on a VR game and they released a trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgN7h1nRJn4

Oh thank gently caress, I thought it was going to be subverse.

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The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

WarpedNaba posted:

Oh thank gently caress, I thought it was going to be subverse.
i'm not sure if i regret deciding against auditioning or not

i think i'm good with it



hrmm

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

On the other hand, have you seen the bank their crowdfunding had?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


No joke: I thought about auditioning, but I kept putting it off, and whoops! Time has passed.

On the plus side, my last shred of dignity is still intact.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Sometimes I wonder about the VAs for hentai and the like - should I feel sorry for them?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


WarpedNaba posted:

Sometimes I wonder about the VAs for hentai and the like - should I feel sorry for them?

I'm going to be honest here. If I had the opportunity to dub pornographic anime, I'd do it. Not out of desperation, mind you, but out of sheer curiosity. Plus, you'd only be working on it for two weeks, max.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Yeah, but I'm assuming they're in it long-term.

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


As long as it was just a script and you didn't have to watch it..

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


Honestly pissed I didn't get a callback on that one. My voice is sexy as hell! it's like one of those classic butler limosines made entirely of purple velvet.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

I've always thought of myself as a second-rate Scott McNeil.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


I'm going to try and get my demo reel in front of some people at Rooster Teeth, so what should I say in a message that won't make me look weird?

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

To us, or to Rooster Teeth?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


WarpedNaba posted:

To us, or to Rooster Teeth?

To Rooster Teeth - it's going to be pretty hard for me to look not-weird on the SA forums.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Considering their studio name is a synonym for cockbite, you'd have to try pretty hard to weird them out.

I'd just say that you're looking for voice roles, here's your demo reel, if they think they have a role that you'd match well with then they know where to find you, etc.

JossiRossi
Jul 28, 2008

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

Do they do a reel submission thing? Or do they go through a casting agency these days?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


JossiRossi posted:

Do they do a reel submission thing? Or do they go through a casting agency these days?

I asked my voice teacher (who used to work for RT), and she said they do reel submission.

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012



"The warmth of life has entered my tomb!"


Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


How do I start doing VA for romance novels?

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

PHIZ KALIFA posted:

How do I start doing VA for romance novels?

https://www.acx.com/ and undercut everyone else. There should still be a ton on there.


lol yep:

The Joe Man fucked around with this message at 05:45 on Mar 25, 2020

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Bit of a warning, though - crappy bodice rippers and self-insert books kinda turned me off voicing longer titles.

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


The Joe Man posted:

https://www.acx.com/ and undercut everyone else. There should still be a ton on there.


lol yep:

perf, thanks bud!


WarpedNaba posted:

Bit of a warning, though - crappy bodice rippers and self-insert books kinda turned me off voicing longer titles.

i am mostly curious if i can keep from laughing throughout.

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

PHIZ KALIFA posted:

perf, thanks bud!

i am mostly curious if i can keep from laughing throughout.
Please update the thread if you end up booking/finishing one!

Between myself and a frequent actress I hire, we finished off the audio for another game's trailer coming out shortly. I believe that it'll be a fully animated cartoon instead of just game footage so that'll be kinda cool to see.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Just checking because I'm not sure how frequently the OP is updated—is the Blue Yeti still the best mic for cheap voice recording? I was hoping for something under $100 but if the difference between great quality and trash is $20 I'm happy to spring for the Yeti.

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


If there's a better mic with a straight USB connection I haven't found it, most everything else requires another layer of hardware.

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



The game I did VO for has been posting snippets of some my stuff but never told me!

https://twitter.com/intotheradius/status/1243678161088339968?s=20

ItWasMoida
Jan 30, 2019

I only come out when it is wet.

I've made my order for new VO equipment!

My new mic is an Audio-Technica AT2035 XLR, with an added XLR cable for extra length.
My preamp, by suggestion, is the Solid State Logic SSL2 USB Audio Interface.

I'm already set for headphone, a pop filter, and recording program (Reaper). By next week, I should be set up once more to return to voice over work. Wish me luck!

Buzzsaw Roomba
Feb 13, 2012

Christ, what an asshole.


Good luck

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Seeing as how we may never go outside again, I've started to consider improving my home set-up to studio quality. Here is a photo of what I have now:



What should I get to supplement my current situation?

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

I'd shift that peach for sunset orange imo

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Before anyone asks, no my house has no closets.

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


replace the ok computer poster with an In Rainbows one.

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



I have been super in the dumps during the pandemic and haven't been able to record any auditions or anything because I AM NEVER ALONE in my apartment.

The VR video game came back for more lines and I was finally able to put my restored ProTools iMac to use again. Felt nice.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

When you say never alone, you don't mean in the VN protagonist way, right?

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



I mean in the "since COVID, my children and wife are almost always in the house common areas which also include my recording area" way. I did manage to record some VO last week but had to wait until midnight for everyone to be quiet enough to get the recording done.

Depressio111117
Oct 18, 2014

A whole world of imagination beyond the oompah band.

Hey folks - since I have a shitload of time on my hands right now, I thought I'd start exploring voice acting a little more seriously. I've recorded a handful of things (mostly for work - I work in a media production house, so I've got one foot in the door already) and would love to start getting my foot in the door as a way to make a little extra money. A recent example is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bphhn2vBPXY (I actually don't like this read very much but we were significantly under the gun.)

My question - how much/what kind of legwork should I expect from a V/O producer, and what's a decent vs. a ripoff price for their services? There's a company nearby that will provide scripts, script edits, three coaching sessions, and final edits and consultation for $1,200, which seems like a good enough deal. I am also a terrible judge of this sorta thing, and should probably shop around a little more. I just want to get a baseline idea of what I might be looking at.

Tia!

AccountSupervisor
Aug 3, 2004

I am greatful for my loop pedal

Depressio111117 posted:

Hey folks - since I have a shitload of time on my hands right now, I thought I'd start exploring voice acting a little more seriously. I've recorded a handful of things (mostly for work - I work in a media production house, so I've got one foot in the door already) and would love to start getting my foot in the door as a way to make a little extra money. A recent example is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bphhn2vBPXY (I actually don't like this read very much but we were significantly under the gun.)

My question - how much/what kind of legwork should I expect from a V/O producer, and what's a decent vs. a ripoff price for their services? There's a company nearby that will provide scripts, script edits, three coaching sessions, and final edits and consultation for $1,200, which seems like a good enough deal. I am also a terrible judge of this sorta thing, and should probably shop around a little more. I just want to get a baseline idea of what I might be looking at.

Tia!

Hey! Would you be interested in a gig for corporate VO work for Johnson and Johnson? I'm a producer/editor for J&J and I'm currently casting for a short 1.5-2min HR video to be circulated internally indefinitely. You're exactly what I'm looking for and would love to have a goon on this.

Shoot me a PM or email me at mikemartinez @ insideideas dot agency

Any others are welcome to send me a message/email with relevant demos, casting women only right now. Thanks!

Depressio111117
Oct 18, 2014

A whole world of imagination beyond the oompah band.

AccountSupervisor posted:

Hey! Would you be interested in a gig for corporate VO work for Johnson and Johnson? I'm a producer/editor for J&J and I'm currently casting for a short 1.5-2min HR video to be circulated internally indefinitely. You're exactly what I'm looking for and would love to have a goon on this.

Shoot me a PM or email me at mikemartinez @ insideideas dot agency

Any others are welcome to send me a message/email with relevant demos, casting women only right now. Thanks!

Sent you an email! If you didn't see something I might not have typed out your address correctly, hopefully I did.

AccountSupervisor
Aug 3, 2004

I am greatful for my loop pedal

Depressio111117 posted:

Sent you an email! If you didn't see something I might not have typed out your address correctly, hopefully I did.

You did! Just replied!

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

See everyone? The system works!

Depressio111117 posted:

My question - how much/what kind of legwork should I expect from a V/O producer, and what's a decent vs. a ripoff price for their services? There's a company nearby that will provide scripts, script edits, three coaching sessions, and final edits and consultation for $1,200, which seems like a good enough deal. I am also a terrible judge of this sorta thing, and should probably shop around a little more. I just want to get a baseline idea of what I might be looking at.

Tia!
I wouldn't pay $1200 for services I could do myself. Not sure what good scripts would be when you'll be reading someone else's copy (who are also in charge of their own edits), "coaching sessions" are usually bullshit because every job you do is different and general coaching doesn't really apply unless you're horrible (you're not), and then editing/mastering the audio files is something you should absolutely learn to do yourself (or the client has their producers handle it themselves).

I'd save the $1,200 and reinvest part of it into some decent audio editing software. I still use what I originally learned on back in radio (Adobe Audition), but I'm sure other goons have good (and more up to date) suggestions as well.

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Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


Seconding Audition as I was using it right up until my station decided they didn't want to pay for any more Adobe licenses.

Haven't played with pro tools for over 10 years ago but I remember it being as good as the user and the guy I worked with setup EQ settings for every single voice in the building and knew his craft so well, his work was incredible. No idea what a setup for it would be nowadays but at least they moved into plug in boxes rather than massive cards c:

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