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Hello! As I realized I have been gaining pageviews and more followers, I decided to become a bit more active on DA. I am going to tell a few tips of how you can get into voice over.

FIRST, THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

1. IT'S NOT ABOUT DOING FUNNY VOICES
2. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO ACCEPT FAILURE

You MUST know and understand those two things first before you actually start doing voice acting. I will explain why.

Yes, as you watch a cartoon, the characters have funny voices, make funny noises, or whatever it may be. That's not because they are supposed too, it's because the people know how to act. It's called voice "acting" for a reason. If it was just about doing funny voices, it would be called funny voices. Ya get what I mean? If watching a cartoon was just about doing funny voices, then anyone could do it and it wouldn't be a hard industry to get into. Not everyone can, which is why agencies seek voice over "talent." That's to be explained in a different journal entry.

When the actor acts out there character, they imagine themselves in that same situation. Like if your character was about to jump out of an airplane, wouldn't you be scared if it was you? Especially if you never done sky diving before? This is what the actor takes to key. Imagine yourself in the situation, and it will make it more fun and easier to act out your character. I was told this many times by my director Shelly Shenoy who voiced on Cartoon Network a few years ago. IMAGINE YOURSELF IN THE SAME SITUATION, how would you react if it was actually you?

For the final part of this entry, you must be willing to accept failure. I will explain.

When you first start doing voice over work, it's challenging. Don't think you will get roles easily and instantly. The best way to start to do auditions is through websites like Voices.com, Voices123, etc. You can record from home and audition from websites with clients hiring. It's not the "real real" way to get an audition, but it's great for experience and to learn. I'm not saying you SHOULDN'T do it, by all means if you have the money for a membership, take a shot at it! 

This is where the part you must accept failure comes into play. When you do auditions, you will fail usually 90% of the time. Meaning you won't book auditions for 90% of the time. The other 10%, you will. This is when you first start obviously. After a few years, you may book more, but it depends. You can book 2 gigs a year that pay only like $100 each, and still be working a full time or part time job. When you first start, don't expect big payment right away.

Any questions feel free to ask!

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Limey Pie
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I collect videogames and game systems. I have 23 game systems now, my oldest one being the Atari 2600. I play Xbox the most but Playstation not so much. Nintendo is my second favorite I play besides Xbox.

I'm part of the team "Project Frixion", a DA team dedicated to making the canceled Spyro Movie back in 2011.
I'm also a brony, deal with it :P

I upload frequently to Youtube of projects I make, like PMV'S, or some video games. And a bit My Little Pony here and there.

I also appeared on TV and I am a voice actor. If you have any questions ask!
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AzureDragonOfNether Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. ^^
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MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!
a voice actor!
what a lovely job, I bet its fun!
^-^
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Spyro1267 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes it is! I'm not just that well known yet. It takes time to make yourself noticeable
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MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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Bomerman3001 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
So how's it going dj?
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Spyro1267 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi
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Bomerman3001 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Hi
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SHADOWSHAUN200 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

ps there is a creaking sound in the background so just ignore that :)

 

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Spyro1267 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok it's good, but no need to make it a 6 minute video if I just need to hear a preview of your voice. Just a minute would be fine so I can see if you voice is worthy enough. I know everyone wants Spyro cause they wnaa be the bigshot, but I'll get back to you on it once I can compare other auditions
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SHADOWSHAUN200 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 ok thanks :)
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