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Friday, January 2nd, 2009
1:57 pm
[n_e_star]
Podcast Promotion
Posting with mod permission, thanks!

The Digital Bookcase provides full cast audio versions of well loved fan fiction from a variety of fandoms.

There are several open production positions that need to be filled - mostly male voices; so if you're interested stop by the sign-up post and leave a comment.
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
12:11 am
[mamammami]
hello!
hello!

i was wondering how you get into voice acting. i love changing my voice and talking slong with cartoons and trying to mimic other voices. i would like to be an actor doing voices for cartoons. after i saw how much fun it looked on the behind the scenes of death note i was hooked! i also like how creative you have to be and how everyday is challenging. any tips on launching into the career would be awesome and if anyone is from the Pittsburgh area, i want to know if there are any teachers in voice acting that you could point me to. i don't wanna just go try out without experience. and i would also know how to make a real to show clients of my talents.

i hope i'm not asking too many questions, im just really interested!
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
4:46 pm
[movehalfaninch]
kinda random... jessica rabbit thing
i know this is kinda random, but my little sister turned me onto this girl and its like someone took Jessica Rabbit and Read more...Collapse )
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
3:31 pm
[prowlsgirl]
Newbie/Help please!
Hey everyone.  I'm new here.  I own a fan radio play production site: http://millenniumproductions.bravehost.com/index.html  I can aslo do a very good Luna from Sailor Moon.

I need some help.  I'm in prodcution of a G1 Transformers Radio Play and I need to find a replacement voice actor for Jazz.  The old voice actor can't do the prodcution anymore just when I just sent out scripts for the first episode.  If anyone want to try out please PM me and I'll send you some lines.
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
1:11 pm
[arisaariyoshi]

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 Hi my name is ArisaAriyoshi and I want to be a voice actor, I can mimic voices of other characters in anime.

Here's a clip of Goku and Bulma of Dragonball arguing in the above YouTube Video, I reassure you that I did both voices, you can tell by the stuttering.



Thursday, May 15th, 2008
11:46 am
[otakusrevenge]
my name is P.J. and I'm a voice actor........
Hey guys! Just joined the community and thought I should say hi. I have done a few local commercials and a couple of anime fan parodies. You can find samples on my myspace page:

www.myspace.com/pjanotakusrevengeproduction

I always like hearing professional criticism. Let me know what you think. Or even better, email me with a part.....please?

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
11:05 am
[kettri_lea]
New here!
 Hello everyone, just a quick introduction as it didn't feel right to just start replying to threads and posting without atleast first saying hello! 

I'm Kett, completely new to Voice acting along with being new to live journal! I never really thought of doing Voice acting until i was asked to play the part for a friend in a machinima he was making. I was very nervous in doing it as generally i'm a shy person but i think enjoyment won over the shyness! That was a few months ago and now i feel like doing some more. My acting skills aren't the best so it's practice practice practice for me at the moment!!

I hope everyone is well and thanks for reading!

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
3:06 am
[llucifera]
Where these people at?
Hi everyone; I'm kinda new to this thing... Well, sorta. I did amature voice acting when I was younger, I did a few radio plays but I've been wanting to do my own for years now. I was wondering... Where is the place to recruit voice actors these days? I know there were a few forums back in the day but I'm not finding anything too promising so far.

Could any of you point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: amused
Monday, April 28th, 2008
2:38 am
[lavahna]
Newbie Alert:
Hi all! Just joining the scene, both electronically and physically. I'm graduating from college in May and headed down to the steamy south (Atlanta) to make it or break it. I posted my very home-made first attempt at a demo (it's in story style) on my lj, and I'd appreciate any advice that you folkses are willing to give me. Great to be on board. Toodles!

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
6:19 pm
[zellie_bean]
Several questions
- It seems like there are some professional, paid voice actors here. So tell me, is it completely impossible to make a living at it?
(heh, my parents beat into my head that I should never be an actor or singer--the things I love and am good at--ever since kindergarden when I discovered it...... because I would starve so I forced my way through college and guess what, I'm still working 3 jobs to pay the bills AND I'm not involved in anything I actually enjoy ^_~ If I'm going to starve, I ought to starve doing something I like, eh?)

- Starting is smaller markets is recommended for acting, what about voice work? Where are the smaller markets exactly?

- Is it completely impossible to get started outside of TX, LA, and NYC? (...I hate ALL of those places -_- )

- How to avoid scams? Everywhere I look, looks like a scam.

- Remote work? voice123 and I think voices.com too have what look like projects posted for audition, opinions? Legit? Payment? Other similar sites to check out? Do they typically require you to head out to a studio if you're doing it remotely or would they accept something from saaayyy... a samsun c01u?

- Anyone on here who is just starting out or has the time to do things like audition for flash animations and game mods?

- ....if so, where do you usually find auditions?

I've got a book I'm looking for an agent for and I'd like to put together an audio sample chapter for my website (zellie.bigcreepymansion.com) so I put up auditions on the Voice Acting Alliance and Voice Acting Club forum (here and here, auditions closing May 34th 08 unless I don't get enough/the right people). But haven't had as much response as I'd like yet.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
3:28 pm
[sl_podcast]
Buffy Audio Drama needs YOU!
Are you an insane Buffy fan? Or a voice actor wanting to be part of a huge international casting and crew? Then we need YOU!

We are currently having a OPEN casting call for roles in Season 2 of Buffy Between the Lines. What IS Buffy Between the Lines? It's an audio drama set between the seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Special Note: you don't need to be a big Buffy fan or even have watched the series to participate).

Season 1 is in full swing currently and is set between Seasons 5 and 6 of the tv show. Season 2 is in the auditioning process and will be set between Seasons 2 and 3 of the TV show. Our needed cast list is long, so we're only auditioning some of the available roles. There's a LOT more than are on the list. So if you feel like you would like to become part of the Buffyverse audition! Even if you don't "sound" like a Californian this season has a LOT of different characters that we need voices for. We especially need auditions for people with Mexican/South American/British accents. If you want to learn more about the auditions click here.

AUDITIONS CLOSE ON MARCH 21ST
If you'd like to listen to Season 1 visit our website and click on the pictures in the right hand corner. Those are the episode banners for each of our current shows. Once you've clicked you can listen via our website. Or you can subscribe to our podcast for FREE on iTunes.

 If you have any questions let me know.

This is strictly for fun and experience - no one in this production is paid
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
6:49 pm
[thatvoiceguy]
NBC News Unofficial Audition
Very unofficial.

Long story short: NBC hired Michael Douglas to voice its intro to the Nightly News. His performance, to put it nicely, is considered crap by myself and other professional voice talents. The result? A slew of "auditions" for a job that's not open, but which yielded vastly superior results to what's currently on air.

The voting has now commenced, and I'd be indebted to you if you went over there and voted in my favor. (David Houston.) The cool thing is, you get to pick two other voices (so as not to feel guilty if you think my entry sucks.) You have all year to call in the favor I'll owe ya, but voting ends soon. So snap to it! (Please.) Also, my thanks to those who've already voted...



Monday, November 26th, 2007
1:58 pm
[thatvoiceguy]
This is getting embarrassing...

Looks like the news is out elsewhere, so it might as well be out here as well. (For once, I didn't have to whip up my own press release...)

 

MI6 News: David Houston to provide voice for James Bond in new videogame


According to several sources, voice-over actor David Houston will be providing the voice of James Bond in the upcoming 007 videogame from Activison. MI6 understands that Daniel Craig will be providing his likeness to the digital 007.  [More...]

 

 

Vox Daily has also published the news.

Seems there's some negative reaction among die-hard Bond fans at the MI6 forums. If I recall correctly, however, several fervent 007 fans were also dead certain that Daniel Craig was a terrible choice...before Casino Royale was released. He's now quite the fan favorite.

At any rate, I'm just hoping the rest of the production comes off without a hitch --- according to the studio, the Bond 22 film won't be affected by the WGA strike as I indicated previously --- so that fans can judge the final product. Still very excited about the gig, and looking forward to the sessions.  

 


 

Monday, November 5th, 2007
10:55 am
[composerscott]
A Shout Out
Hi, all. I just joined as I'm starting to really do a lot of self-promotion for voiceover work.

I have my own web page as well as a web page at voices.com.

Feedback on how the pages look and the demos would be welcome.

Cheers!

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
11:57 pm
[spiffystuff]
Where to begin?
Hi! Newbie here; this community seems kind of slow but it's also exactly what I'm looking for.

My boyfriend and I are starting to work on a flash animation. My main creative outlet has always been illustration, especially comics, but he's much more attracted to video. We've been able to hammer out a flash project we both like, where I do the character art and he the animation.

So, we've got a script, I've made the concept character sketches, he's now gotten the character traslated to flash and walking and able to lip synch with voice overs. But now we're facing a problem we didn't quite expect; voice acting :P With apologies to the newb-ness of this comment "I thought it would be easy!" XD He's trying to get the character's initial narration down so he can start really animating to it, and things just aren't sounding right. Unfortunately it's something I'm less suitable for, as it's an old man's voice, but future projects may require me to voice act as well.

So, the question is, where do you start? Are there any tips and tricks to voice acting? What can be done with digital enhancement, vs what needs to be in the raw recording? (for example, can you make a voice sound softer and older? Or do you need to work on making your own voice sound that way?) This tutorial seemed kind of cool, but it was the only one I could find on the site. Anyone care to point a beginner in the right direction? (I've also downloaded audacity, although I haven't done anything with it yet...)

Thanks!!!
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
10:35 am
[kaylamay]
double the books
Hello guys. I don't know if I can do this here, but it was worth a try. I ended up getting 3 of the same books over the holidays.. So I am selling one copy at a very low price.
The books are:

"There's money where your mouth is: An insider's guide to a career in voice over" By Elaine Clark ( selling it for 10.00)

and

" The voice actor's guide to home recording" ( also selling this for 10.00)

If anyone is interested, please leave me a comment. thanks.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
2:49 pm
[voiceovereasy]
Charlie Adler in "There Used To Be Fireflies"
Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know, in case you haven't heard...Charlie Adler is performing a one-man show called "There Used To Be Fireflies" at the Hayworth Theater in Los Angeles. My wife and I saw it last week (pre-opening), and it carries such an important message that I thought I should share the information with everyone. Charlie does a spectacular job, and he's such a master of characterization, that he switches between characters seamlessly.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, you should definitely go see Charlie live!



For those who might not be familiar with Charlie Adler, he's voiced hundreds of animated characters, and his recognizable voice is heard as Buster Bunny in Tiny Toons, Ickis in Aaaagh! Real Monsters, and Mr. Whiskers in Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.

For tickets, call the Hayworth Theater box office, or visit www.brownpapertickets.com

Charlie is also our next guest on the Voice-Over Podcast, so you'll hear more about it soon.

Spread the word! See the show! Its a joy and a must!

-VoiceOverEasy

Current Mood: artistic
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
3:27 pm
[voiceovereasy]
Voice-Over Podcast Episode 5 - Greg Cipes!
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that my interview with Greg Cipes is now live! Greg discusses his unique experiences trying to make it in Hollywood, and we have a special treat: a song from Greg's band: Cipes And The People!

You can grab the iTunes link:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=204537587

Or find it on my website:

http://www.avimelman.com/podcast

Enjoy!

-VoiceOverEasy

Monday, January 1st, 2007
9:29 pm
[bonsaiboglin]
I'm looking for voice actors who are interested in doing "gollum-like" characters...
...by that I mean extreme mood swings, paranoid tangeants, you know. Can be male or female, as my character design is fairly ambiguous.

I hope this doesn't come under 'advertising', does it? I looked down the page and saw a similar request, and that hadn't been deleted.

If you know other places I could ask, then let me know. I'm around London/Cambridge/Surrey, UK, but I don't see why we can't do it over the internet.

I'm making a short student animation with a therapy session between two unusual characters. I think we get finance to pay actors... I'll know soon.
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
6:19 pm
[voiceovereasy]
New Podcast Episodes!
Happy Holidays everyone!


We just finished the edits for the Holiday Podcast, and its now live! You can find it on the iTunes store, or by logging onto my website:

http://www.avimelman.com/podcast

Incidentally, I'm a little frustrated to say this, but I'm going to have to cut back the podcast episodes to once every 2 weeks, at least for now. I've had to hire a new editor for the podcast, and since this all comes out of my pocket, I'm unable to afford a new podcast every week. It means a little longer wait for episodes, but the quality will remain the same.

Anyway, enjoy Pat Fraley's madness, and we'll be back in January with Greg Cipes and more guests!

-VoiceOverEasy

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