Post by LadyStardust on Feb 1, 2018 15:04:32 GMT -8
Okay, I don't know if I'm just having an off day or what, but in my last few recording sessions this week there were certain phrases I just COULD NOT SAY. Not even a matter of tripping up a couple of times... more like, tripping up 8-10 times, and in one case the line even had to be reworded because I just couldn't do it! It's also especially bad if you have to speak fast due to timing restrictions---sometimes when practicing the phrase over and over I could do it if I slowed down, but the moment it had to be sped-up and in-character it just went out the window again.
Here are the ones I remember: "against an enemy" "the real world will" "or long-term storage solutions"
I just recorded the first two books in Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall trilogy. I swear that line shows up in EVERY CHAPTER! Like you said, fine if I'm reading it slowly and deliberately. But as soon as I'm reading it at speed and in character? I swear it turns into two words. I've added this to my list of practice tongue twisters.
Post by Brittany Ann Phillips on Feb 1, 2018 18:03:55 GMT -8
Any sentences that contain several "of's" and "if's." For some reason my brain just does not compute when there so many of them so "f" ends up almost completely silent. Then I over enunciate to try and make up for it and it sounds like "ovv" or "ivv."
Sometimes sentences that flow so elegantly in your head as reader do not flow so well when you say them out loud. *shrug*
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Some words or phrases where I have soft "s" or any kind of "t" sounds in the word in rapid fire succession are big issues for me.
For example, "businesses" and "inherited it" came up recently from a couple tryouts I did. The first made me sound like a snake on at least two of the three "s" sounds every take I did until I edited it, and saying those last three syllables in the other part was annoying whether I sped myself up or slowed down.
I TOTALLY know what you mean. On very rare occasions I'll run into a line I struggle with so ridiculously hard that I literally just give up on the entire audition because of it lol (or if this happens in a project I just say to the director look I'm sorry but I just can't do a take I'm satisfied with so I have to reword the line). Nothing comes to mind at the moment but if I recall it occurs when a tongue twister of a word ends with the same letter as the letter the next word starts with (which is also a total tongue twister of a word); and usually the situation occurs because that's mixed with the fact I'm also either using a different voice than my normal voice, have to talk fast, or it's a really long run on line where I'm running out of breath. I just can't stop myself from slurring the words together or stuttering. It's so frusterating haha.
Post by eternalflowers13 on Mar 26, 2018 16:44:14 GMT -8
Hahaha there was an audition I did for some animation project and the name of the place was: Da City Metropolis. I had a lot of problems saying the line containing the name of the place. Good gracious I had to do another take but made a note to go with my audition when I submitted it, just being honest about how much that line gave me trouble. Of course I laughed at myself afterwards. xD
If I have a lot of "hard r's" in a word or sentence I can struggle. So for example I can trip up on the word "appropriate" or when saying the name "Rory". I think it's because in England, generally "r" is pronounced more softly (compared to Americans for example). Some people in England can pronounce their r's so softly that they can even sound like w's and I know some people who sound this way, a bit like Barry Kripke from The Big Bang Theory. Fortunately I don't have this issue but I can when saying these type of words and hope I don't ever have to say the sentence, "That's appropriate Rory!"
When doing an American accent, there's also a vowel sound that can throw me off. In English, there are words that share a vowel sound but in American they have two different sounds that I can kind feel are opposites in terms of mouth movement. When I have to go back and forth between these words that I would normally all pronounce the same way, that can throw me off. For example, if I have to say "walking horse".
C_Squint: Hi Y'all, thanks again for answering my question from before. Again with resumes, like the thread example, if the Company's/Developer's name is too long and goes into the second line, how should we format it?
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