View Full Version : Humility's Demo Reel 2010
06-14-2010, 09:25 PM
My third try. Perhaps more along the lines of what a demo reel is actually supposed to be, as opposed to the 7 minute one I made the first time around.
Humility's Demo Reel (http://www.4shared.com/audio/zhHHcwjC/Demo_Reel_23.html)
Let me know what you think of it!
06-15-2010, 01:26 AM
I have to tell ya, you have a great lower intense tone. It has a rough, intense texture that is so hard to find in voices these days. You also have a good amount of solid accents, which is always a plus. I would suggest that you should cut out a few of the similar voices to tighten the demo up a tad. I would say about a minute to a minute and a half is adequate time for a demo reel. I did feel that a few lines fell a tad flat, so it wouldn't hurt to take those out. I may also suggest putting your voice through a compressor to really sharpen it up. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Overall, it was a good display of your abilities!
06-15-2010, 02:38 AM
I appreciate your feedback!
If you wouldn't mind could you answer two questions?
1. Which voices would you take out to trim it down? I did feel some of them weren't my best but I don't think I could pick through them as accurately as an expert listener.
2. What is this voice compressor you speak of? I have an editing program, MixCraft, which I'm sure has something in there somewhere, but I'm not exactly sure what to look for. What does it do?
06-15-2010, 03:58 AM
1. I'll give a play by play:
Line 1: It's always good to start a demo with your best voice, so your normal voice is optimal in this post.
Line 2: This line has some slurring, so I would give it a once through.
Line 3: I assume the looking at line was a separate one, but wasn't quite sure. It's a good voice, but a tad too short of a line.
Line 4: I liked this voice! Good accent.
Line 5: I think at this point, the biggest problem is that the voices are starting to sound a tad similar, so I would move such a line elsewhere. If I might suggest for this line, try giving it a bit more of a nasally quality, and maybe some creepy breathing.
Line 6: Good voice, but I felt like you were holding back a bit too much in the emotions department, especially considering that someone's teeth have been kicked out.
Line 7: Good voice, but I would suggest adding a few sound effects and different music. Maybe some military-esque, along with a siren in the background.
Line 8: This is an odd one. Not enough energy to give such a cartoonish voice that character quality. Pump it up, and it should sound pretty good though.
Line 9: I like this voice, but once again wished this line was longer.
Line 10: I would highly recommend on removing anything that sounds like Dr. Claw, only because it's like the voice acting equivalent of a Christopher Walken impression :D
Line 11: Gotta love the Mexican stereotype! Up the volume on your vocals though, since he speaks rather quietly.
Line 12: Probably one of my favorite lines of the entire thing. You play a rather convincing pirate, and the music was appropriate.
Line 13: I think if you made this character a little more maniacal, then you have a Dragon Ball Z character for sure. Give him a quirk or personality. This is just as much a display of your voice as it is a display of your character creation skills.
line 14: If you added even more sass to this line, it would sound great.
Line 15: I think if you did this line with a smoother voice with a rough quality at the end, it would make it stick out as quite the unique voice.
Line 16: This line confused me at first, and honestly since you already have a country voice, it's probably best not to include it.
Line 17: this is a cool sounding character. Make sure that you sustain your voice throughout though, because it sounded like you wavered a tad about half way through. Remember, your demo take is your best take.
Line 18: This line really needed some juice. It just lacked much emotion that it desperately needed. Give this line an overdramatic, angry take, and it would sound great. It has the potential to be sure.
Line 19: I like the accent once again, but I think it would sound even cooler if you added a subtle sinister quality to this voice.
Line 20: That voice is very cool! That is all.
Line 21: One of the few moments where the accent wavered. I couldn't tell if it was brooklyn or projects. I think you should attempt both, but more then anything, work to differentiate your voices even further.
Line 22: Sounded just fine.
2. Well I am not too familiar with that program, but every program should at least have dynamic processing, which works some magic on the vocals. I used Adobe Audition 3.0, which is a sweet program. If you get the right compression type, it basically gives the recording it's full quality, which is usually lost by natural file compression. Filters have similar effect. If you like, send me a line and I'll send you back both a normal and an effected copy so you can hear the difference.
06-15-2010, 04:56 AM
Thank you much. I will get cracking on a revision presently.
06-15-2010, 04:20 PM
So I couldn't figure out how to specifically do the dynamic compression and all that but I did find a way to save it as a higher quality, which may be the same thing. Its a bigger file which leads me to believe it has more going for it but I lack the experts ear to determine the subtle difference.
I took your notes to heart and here's the new take of the reel. I appreciate your help and hopefully you find some improvement.
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