1) PRACTICE. I've learned a lot over the past year, but I know there's much more I can do. I specifically want to take more classes and work on my own acting.
2) I'd like to be involved in more projects, paid or not: I have a lot of fun when I'm in the booth auditioning, but I'd like to be able to land more roles and work with others.
3) More collaboration: To be honest, the voice acting community is by far the friendliest community I've ever met. I was helped out a lot when I was just getting started, I'd like to do the same for others and form some good friendships.
I'll probably end up developing more goals as we get a little into 2018, but I think these three are certainly a good starting point.
Post by hedonisticactor on Dec 15, 2017 4:24:56 GMT -8
On the top of my list would be to master any North American accent so that my changes at getting cast would improve. I'll also try to audition for local dubbing studios and possibly get some formal training for my craft.
Post by Michael Macaw on Dec 17, 2017 19:46:55 GMT -8
Actually get serious. I've got new equipment coming in fairly soon, but that's not going to make up for lack of action, practice, auditioning, collaborating, discipline, etc. I've been just aimlessly auditioning for projects and getting some advice here and there, hoping that it'll all just fall into place over time, but I could be doing so much more with the resources available to me. I'm hoping to find some direction so I know what to do to actually improve.
All of that and actually land a role of any sort. I'm currently batting a whopping zero.
I finally got one and it's one I auditioned for through these very boards! So I guess my revised goal is to deliver a good final product for this role and then start making this a more "common" occurrence.
Post by spearcarrier on Dec 18, 2017 2:36:08 GMT -8
So I'm sitting here wondering what I can add to contribute. The only thing that comes to mind is to master 1 or 2 characters and - most important - learn to STAY in them. =^-^=
I'm also doing an audiobook right now, and with real life making my input slower than I'd like I hesitate to audition much. I'd like to complete the current VO class I'm taking. That would be a good resolution. So I can sign up for another.
______ *** _______ K. J. Joyner, author (Black Wolf, Silver Fox), terrible filker, and aspiring actress on sunny days.
Well my main goal for the next year is to improve my overall financial situation, but I think I'll be able to dive more into voice acting once that's handled. My set up is decent now and I've gain my confidence back when it comes to performing so all that's left is affording the time to do it. At least it's the slow season so I won't be missing out on too many opportunities.
Right now I have three websites: One for my small press, one for my webcomic, and one for my writing and voice acting resumes and samples. I think I need to make two separate websites for writing and voice acting, even though it means more managing. I also think that all of the sites need a redesign, including all the logos and graphics associated with my stuff. Right now they are all just standard wordpress sites, running like the 2012 theme layout or something. It's really obvious, I think, that they're not professionally crafted sites, which is probably not good for business.
I should hire people to do all of this stuff, which is why I've put it off. I used to pride myself on being able to do this all myself, but it's getting to tough to justify spending the time it takes to keep up with the trends and tech required for an online presence. That's something I should outsource, and then spend more time on the things I actually want to be doing.
I also need to find better outlets for advertising my books and podcast and such because my current ads are not driving any real traffic (but I don't want to spend more on new ads until after the rebranding is done and I have all the new graphics and such!)
It's... daunting, and I don't wanna do it, but I NEED to do it, and soon.
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1 - I'm recording a new book (one of my favorites), and I realized way too late the cast of characters is larger than I remembered, and out-strips the voices I can call up on demand. I am bound and determined to add new voices to my repertoire, and as spearcarrier said, learn to STAY in them and call them up at will when I need them.
2 - I'm gearing up for another round of microphone building some time mid-2018. I want to finalize plans for a couple of internal PCBs for building mics tailored specifically toward voice acting. I figure it'll require a couple of rounds of prototyping before they're ready, but I'm looking forward to the results.
I only started mid way through this year and am quite happy with what I've had so far, though in 2018 I want to do a lot more, rather than using a phone to record stuff the aim is to pick up some decent recording kit to ensure sound quality can't stand in the way and see where it all goes from there. Roll on 2018!
Post by trainertrevino on Dec 28, 2017 20:22:14 GMT -8
Right now, 2018 is looking to be promising for me and my VA goals. I should have my demo finished in the coming month, and with that my goal is to find an agency in TX to get representation. If I'm successful, I hope to start getting more paid professional gigs here and there. It'll be tough, but I've never been more determined than before.
Part way into 2018 already, but it's never too late to post some goals! After years of wanting to make Voice Acting a reality, this feels like my first chance to give it all I can. My 2018 goals are as follows...
1: Be active on this forum, as well as others, as a way to learn and meet others who are either interested in or are currently finding success in voice acting.
2: Kick start a YouTube channel, as a way of demoing voices and getting myself out into the world.
3: Land my first voice acting role, whether that be paid or unpaid. No matter how small, I want to prove that I have what it takes to be a part of something. It may take longer than a year, but nothing can stop me from trying other than myself.
4: Learn more about the world of audio and recording at my current job as an AV Tech.
Seth Lycoris: hey! How are you guys?
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thejackmage: Just set up an audition for an animatic one shot of Avatar: Rise of Kiyoshi for whoever's interested!
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lanieuwer: Help!! Beginning voice actor needing help finding an affordable mic to get me started!! any help is appreciated
Oct 5, 2020 15:44:46 GMT -8
vytamind: I'm a fairly new voice actor myself but my starter mic that I have been practicing with for the past year or so is the rode nt1-a. From my research, it seems so to be a popular first choice for lots of people
Oct 5, 2020 15:59:35 GMT -8
lanieuwer: Thanks for the tip!! I'll check it out
Oct 5, 2020 16:22:07 GMT -8
lanieuwer: Okay follow up... realistically, will I be able to find something decent, that won't sound like garbage in the $60-$120 mic range? I know you that if you want quality, you have to pay for it, but I just don't want to break the bank
Oct 5, 2020 16:33:00 GMT -8
lanieuwer: in case it turns out I hate voice acting (unlikely) or I'm just too lousy to be successful (more likely)
Oct 5, 2020 16:33:58 GMT -8
vytamind: The thing is that it is more about the quality of the sound than your level of acting or performance. Good equipment with a well-treated environment goes a long way
Oct 6, 2020 10:31:50 GMT -8
vytamind: there may be good prices on mics somewhere. Maybe even looking at pre-owned equipment?
Oct 6, 2020 10:35:07 GMT -8
lanieuwer: Okay, thanks again for the tips
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lrutsah: New paid job added.
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sam18: New Unpaid Va's added
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