View Full Version : Question for March 8-14, 2010
03-08-2010, 04:43 AM
What attracts you to a production and makes you want to audition for it?
03-08-2010, 04:48 AM
Well, if its an anime that I love I'll audition or if its an anime I just got into and wanna know more about i usually audition :) although i like to familiarize myself with the show when I audition.
If there's a voice type or a character that's a dream role or a pitch i wanna try.
if its put together well, with info and pictures I try :) or if its with a producer that I admire or I really like there work, or if they seems like a good person willing to see a project through to the end than I'll audition ^^
03-08-2010, 05:52 AM
Ah, so many things that attract me to audition for projects...
The role, for one. The series it's from, the producer, the voice the role requires, et cetera.
...Basically everything Subaru said up there XD
03-08-2010, 06:44 AM
If it catches my interest. If I have faith in the director(s) and their project, if the project is well organized and posted according to the rules of the forums, then that lets me know that the director(s) took the time to pay attention and actually put effort into their project. Lastly, if the content of the production is something I find interesting. :)
03-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Audition thread that is neatly organized, full of detail and looks like the person put effort into it. Plus having characters that I might actually fit voice type wise.
That's it. I don't care what anime it is nor who is doing it (most of the time) I'll audition for almost anything; doesn't matter if I find it interesting or not. Same goes for non-fandub projects. I'm not picky, I just look for responsible producers who know what they're doing. :)
03-08-2010, 04:33 PM
First off, the project being something I'm interested in. After that, it's all about how well put together/organized the audition thread is, and how realistic the producer seems to be handling the project(in terms of length; no bajillion episode dubs). If a producer can't be bothered to handle an audition thread effectively, it doesn't give me a lot of faith in their ability to actually produce the project.
03-08-2010, 06:04 PM
A well made thread. If it's organized well then that tells me the person doing it plans to put the time and effort into the project.
03-08-2010, 08:25 PM
1. A thread with only a few roles in it, because I know the production will get done sooner. I almost never audition for anything where the main post is two pages long on it's own!
2. I can forgive minor errors, but if the thread looks like crap, I won't audition.
3. If the turnaround time is short (i.e. It's only a couple of lines).
4. If it pays, Steven plays!
03-08-2010, 08:49 PM
I want organization. The thread must look like time and care's been put into it, and there is enough details on the characters that it looks like the producer has thought his/her project out. This is especially true if it is an original production. An original production that looks hastily put together will not get my attention for very long.
Proper grammar is also important. It means you have passed basic English classes and so have the capability to write.
03-09-2010, 12:09 AM
A well-organized thread. Decently-sized pictures, detailed descriptions of the characters, and threads that don't look too much like eyesores. I want to know that the producer will actually put effort into the project, and a good-looking thread is a nice start, IMO.
If it's a fandub that I'm familiar with, I'll audition for it. If it's not a fandub I'm familiar with, but the thread fits the criteria I stated before, then I'll audition for it.
If it's an original project that looks like it has a decent story, attractive images, or if I've heard the producer's audio mixing skills and it sounds really nice, then I'll audition for it.
*breathes* Yep, that's about it from me. XD
03-09-2010, 03:33 AM
If the production is something that I heard of. If the person put pictures, voice references or voice types. When the deadline is.
03-09-2010, 04:13 AM
Of course a well set up audition thread is a big attention grabber for me, on the surface. But even if there is a really well structured post, the actual production itself is still the bulk of it.
It just somethin about me but 95% of the time, I only look at ORIGINAL productions or things where ther voice of the character has never actually exsisted before. When I make a voice, I want to be the one creating it. I don't like to go and mimic someone elses voice so I stay far from animes that have already been dubbed into English.
I always tend to stay away from original things that aren't really all that original. So many times I see thing that are just a heartbeat away from a fanfiction with names changed to protect the identify of what it was originally and just... yeah no. No thank you.
03-09-2010, 07:25 AM
Either if the thread made well or simply because it's a director that I know that can A. Get the project done and B. Make a spectacular job. I'd also add C. as an apendix if a director actually gives time to critique and help your performance
03-09-2010, 07:55 AM
The title of the thread is a big thing for me. If the title of the production sounds interesting (especially for original works) I'll click on it. If it isn't interesting looking I'll by pass it easily.
When I've clicked on the thread, if there is bad grammar, I leave immediately. If there's bad grammar in the thread then the project is deemed to be a bad one for me. Also, if the plot of the project (for original works) is bad, or seems cliche, I leave. Sometimes that's bitten me in the butt but I stand by it.
For fandubs, if it's an anime I really love I'll audition. If I don't know the anime, it has to be a producer I trust and know turns out quality work. I won't name anyone, but if I see a thread posted by certain producers, even if the project looks interesting I'll turn away because I know they won't get the project done.
And of course a well put together thread is a huge bonus as well. If it has no voice types, I leave automatically.
03-09-2010, 08:12 AM
Definitely a pretty and a well organized thread. Even better, if it's made by a producer who I know will get the project done, then I will always audition.
03-09-2010, 08:20 AM
First of all, it really has to have a character I know I can confidently play even if I don't know them. If not, I just click back. Secondly, I have to know the producer is serious about this. Generally, that means I have to have seen 'em around a bit or they have good grammar (if it seems rushed and with cruddy grammar, then nine times out of ten it was just a flight of fancy that'll never start). Thirdly, I happen to love those transparent character pictures. The more photoshop, the better!
So basically, what everyone said plus more transparencies and photoshop.
03-09-2010, 06:06 PM
Let's see... Visual Production wise, I always need a picture.. obviously professionally written and of course the mandatory set of rules and lines.
Audio Production - it just all has to look professionally written and the person has to know what their getting into.
The director has to know what they're doing and what they will be doing. Unfortunately.. if it is someone who's fairly new.. I will have to think twice about it.
Surprisingly, the names like 'Video Game' or 'Need voice actor for this", always draw me in.
03-11-2010, 04:35 AM
if it has a plot or certain appeal to me, as well as characters I could easily voice. generally, this means I audition for mostly stuff that has either teenage boys or men in their early 20s ^^
03-14-2010, 07:07 PM
There are 3 things I look for when looking for auditions.
1. What anime is it? Generally I've noticed that if I've never seen the anime then I tend to voice the characters better for some reason ^.^ I tend to go for anime's I've never seen cause what's the fun of voicing a character in an anime youve already seen. I like suprise. I want to be able to get the full effect of the characters. The only time I'll really go for an anime/manga that I've already seen is if it has one of my dream casts in it or if I'm scouted. I like to be able to read through the script as the character and be just as shocked and flipped out or sad as they are when something happens.
2. What are the characters like? If I see a project title that intrests me of course I'm going to click on the page. I usually read the descriptions of each of the characters then decide if I really wish to audition for a project. I tend to be alittle off put if the characters seem genaric. I mean with some projects here you can just read the character descriptions and tell just from that what the story will be like. I want something that's not genaric. ^.^'
3. Who's the producer? If you've been around the forums you can definantly relate to this. I look into the producer alittle to. I check to see how long they've been on the forums, if they've ever been cast as something, if they've ever released a fandub before. We can all remember the time we auditioned for a part from some new person and we were excited to see the final product and in the end it was never released or if it was released then it wasn't that amazing or put together. I'm especially weary if the person has been here for less then six months yet puts an audition thread up that says they're doing a full series dub shoot even full episode dubs are challenging. I'm still working with my chrono crusade fandub and it's only the 1st episode and It's been over a year [then again I keep getting swamped ^.^']
03-14-2010, 08:04 PM
For both kinds productions, it doesn't necessarily have to be pretty, just well-organized. The producers should make an effort to sound at least a little bit professional. No uncapitalized letters where they should be, correct grammar, etc.. Lower case i's are a major way to make me stray from the project.
I'm picky about original audio productions (I tend to avoid 'fan' productions because they're always a form of bad fanfiction). The synopsis has to be interesting, the characters, well fleshed out, and even more. It has to be something that I'd actually pick up and read, which is rare on these boards.
Although it's biased, producers with experience (and has released some good-quality stuff) are the ones I'd go for. Every now and then if a new member seems reliable or holds a project that I'd really go for, then I'll audition for them.
...oh yeah, if the producer has over 2 different audition threads currently running, I'm not auditioning...
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