So, like almost every person in the entertainment business, I still have to work another job. During the day, I do medical record stuff and filing in an office, but I am also a professional dancer. I am fortunate enough to make enough from my dance gigs to pay for my voice over stuff, such as classes, website, business cards, etc. etc. (Since I do want to do voice over full time in the future.) And, every once in awhile, I do some film acting thing. Wee.
Post by nomadicmaniac on May 2, 2017 10:21:34 GMT -8
I currently work at a hannafords part time as a bagger and a carriage pusher. Yeah i know not the most luxuriously job but hey i need money and they accepted me. I wish at some point in the future i could do vo work fulltime but i'll take what i can get at the moment.
Post by Amber Leigh on May 3, 2017 17:40:52 GMT -8
My 9 to 5 is in retail (boo I know) but I still love my job because it's not usually being stuck at a register checking folks out all day. SOME days if we are short staffed, but not all days. My main specialty in the store is that I am a Registry Consultant for the store's baby department as well as the social media captain for promotion on social media and in store events. It's not glamorous but it pays bills, I LOVE the people I work with like my family, and they are VERY flexible with my scheduling needs.
My LAST day job was working at Disney World..... I wanted to jump off a cliff about 3 times a week... sometimes 4....
My day job is in retail, working at a pretty fast growing grocery store chain. It's been a stable source of income for years now, but can start to drive me crazy if I'm not performing as well.
While voice acting is a dream of mine, I've actually only recently begun to actively pursue it (out of self doubt and uncertainty and the like making me hesitate). While my retail job is only part time, I also frequently take part in all sorts of local theater. Musicals, a Shakespeare troupe, a popular local chorus that holds concerts twice a year... I even perform educational shows with the local museum, traveling to schools and community centers to act as local historical figures telling stories of their lives and the history of the city / county. Some pay pretty nicely which helps a ton!
I've been doing a boring housing job for the past five years. It's not something I'm interested in, but it's reliable and with it being a small company has a friendly atmosphere.
I've been plugging a lot more time into artwork and animations and would love to make the transition to an indie studio at some point. Voice acting outside of my own videos is still a completely new venture, though, and not one I'm approaching with the intent of anything more than a hobby.
Post by ShadowRanma on May 12, 2017 21:39:34 GMT -8
I currently work as a cashier for my local grocery store. I ring up people's items and bag them. Sometimes, they have me work the self-checkout machines. Sometimes, they have me work in grocery department where I restock the shelves, help unload supplies from delivery trucks, and checking the dates on products to make sure the expired stuff are taken off the shelves.
Post by sibernethy on May 29, 2017 19:07:26 GMT -8
I did freelance sound engineering from 2012-2015, then I went into Youtube as a content creator. I want to move into the world of animation and producing. Writing stories helped me through school and shortly into my adult life.
Post by stevencuevas1408 on Jun 2, 2017 13:35:18 GMT -8
I work as a production worker at a factory. It's not the most pleasant job in the world, but the pay is pretty decent and I'm definitely taking advantage of the overtime hours offered right now. I will say my favorite part of where I work is the steady hours. We're guaranteed at least 40 hours a week and it's always 7AM-3PM Monday through Friday.
Post by Harry Vance on Jun 20, 2017 22:06:39 GMT -8
Right now my profession is "student" since I'm still working on finishing my undergraduate degree (Psychology), but as far as doing voice acting full-time, I'd be delighted if I could do that someday, though I know that it takes a lot of work to get to that point, and a lot of networking. It's a goal, something that's in the back of my mind, but once I graduate I fully intend on getting a regular day job to pay the bills to support my VA work.
Part-time voice actor, part-time lover of all things fandom.
Post by Lord Bartex on Sept 11, 2017 19:32:13 GMT -8
I'm trying to move up at Amazon Warehouse. My hometown just got a new one last year, I was part of the launch crew--first receiver, believe it or not! On the side, nonprofit, I run an RP board, stream whenever there's an opening in my schedule, practice my voice acting, make some comics, and try to learn as much about art and game creation as I can.
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alonsobetancor: Hey all! Casting calls are still up for the new radio play "Memories of Id". In particular, we are still looking for a female VA to play Lisa. For anyone that's interested please check out voiceacting.boards.net/thread/3421/memories-existential-radioplay
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WinterRose: Looking to cast SEVERAL parts including two principal roles in an adaptation of Transmetropolitan! Come have a look at the thread in the Unpaid Auditions - Animated & Visual projects. If you're a fan of the comic, I'm doing all of it! So drop me an aud!
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dylanstudent: Hey, my name is Dylan! My classmates and I are doing market research for a project we're working on for class. We would really appreciate it if some voice actors could please fill out this small survey: docs.google.com/forms/d/1rtYfQaj1-dftv1xRmGBSFocmyhA9
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viroth: Hey. I am 13 years old. I can only do work in private (my home). All work is free. Moderate stage acting quality is expected. I want to do my demo reel, but I don't have any ideas of what I should read for it. Any tips are useful!
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Bean: Occasionally. Most everyone's on the Discord at this point.
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