Post by The Uncertain Man on Jul 26, 2017 7:58:52 GMT -8
Personally I think it's a nice way of boosting someone's confidence and getting a warm feeling in your tummy while you're out and about. Perhaps there should be a Director choice where they can disable the upvote system to avoid potential bias or popularity contests. Otherwise it's just a nice little system in my opinion.
While I mean this with no disrespect to CCC as they're like a sister site to us, the upvote system doesn't sit well with me at all. I know it makes sense in theory, and it works fine on commenting sites such as Reddit to indicate which comments people found the most useful/funny/etc, but I feel like implementing it for auditions turns things largely into a popularity contest, especially if the person casting takes the votes more into account than the actual audition quality. It also may create a subconscious bias for the producer knowing certain submissions are considered the "people's choice" rather than going in and listening to all of them blind. But that's just my opinion.
Well, I know when I first found the CCC and started submitting auditions there, I found it a helpful tool in seeing where I was doing better and where I was doing worse, and it was basically like a "snapshot" of feedback on what to improve on, which voice types sounded good or bad, etc. Also, I've found that director quality starts at the bottom, as it were. In my opinion, the directors who know how to hold an audition in the first place have been much more likely to a) follow through on completing a project and b) have that project be good, so I never felt like I was missing out based on the popularity contest stuff.
Honestly I agree with both of you lol. To what Star was saying, part of the reason I was surprised is because sometimes upvotes can sway a director's decision. At times they are an indicator of who probably did better, although at the same time they can also just end up being a popularity contest; but either way you never know what the director's vision for the character is (it may be completely different from what most people interpreted). Personally I completely ignored them the handful of times I used the site to cast (and even if I did care you have to consider lots of people use alt accounts to upvote their own auditions). Maybe use them as a tie breaker for a really tough decisions but other than that they should be ignored (but I'm not sure most directors do that). Razzle makes a good point though that if you're auditioning for any of the projects on Casting Call Club that are actually of some level of high quality, chances are you have a director that's actually competent and knows what their doing. Either way, I just thought it was surprising since you rarely see people that overwhelmingly love an audition where it gets tens and tens of upvotes.
Just saw the Japanese dub of the first episode of Fox Spirit Matchmaker (which is the first 3 episodes in the original Chinese version), can't believe that the episode got some of the scenes are either changed or extended. Although I don't like the fact that the first season of the Japanese dub is most likely a compilation of the first two seasons of the original version, but some of the changed scenes do make sense (like how the female protagonist, Susu was caught following her sister Yaya), however the change from Taoism to Buddhism doesn't though. (Since the organization that overlook human/spirit affairs is Taoist in the original and the robes are also Daoist in design.) At least they kept the fact that the two protagonists are technically running away from their respective betrothals without knowing who they're betrothed to.
-Doomwar, aka Triple B, aka Big Black Bruiser Creator and only Video Game Reviewer of the not-so-popular Triple B Show Youtube Channel, also one of the long time members of the VAC. For those asking what kind of accent I'm speaking, it's an Estuary-style Boston accent, not an Australian accent.
Post by noelegrosie on Aug 17, 2017 19:42:57 GMT -8
Anyone have some advice on diction? I think it's diction. Someone call me out on the terminology.
I don't know. When I talk fast, certain words and combination of words are hard to form. I stumble quite a bit. Everything seems to become a tongue twister. It feels like my mouth can't keep up with my brain.
Post by LadyStardust on Aug 17, 2017 22:43:17 GMT -8
I hate it when I right-click on something on a website for whatever reason (wanting to open a link in a new tab, etc) and they have that stupid "copyright protection" thing by disabling right-click. I understand not wanting people to copy your images of items for sale, but you DO realize that if someone wanted to do so that badly, they could simply "view source" of the page for the image URLs, or take a screenshot of it and crop the images from that, right? All it really does is create hassles for your actual paying customers.
Post by LadyStardust on Sept 18, 2017 3:01:45 GMT -8
I had to refresh/reset my Firefox due to a ton of issues loading certain sites (I had installed Noscript and unfortunately it messed with everything even on sites I whitelisted, and even after disabling the extension entirely the sites still stopped working, so now I'm gonna try PrivacyBadger in addition to my usual Adblock...) anyway, it removed the Firefox David Bowie theme I had installed so I had to go find a new theme but now *this* David Bowie theme is even hotter so I'm going to be super distracted when trying to work.
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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