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11-16-2010, 08:14 AM
Amby's away for the week, so I'm filling in for her. Sorry for the delay - that was actually my mistake, so I apologize. Anyway:
Do you want to pursue voice acting as a career? And I mean really want to - you have future plans [or a plan in the works] to try to make it a serious career.
11-16-2010, 09:10 AM
I'm considering it, but since I live all the way in Australia there's nothing really pertaining to my interests (You know, games, anime, so on) that I can try out for. I've asked my father if I could do voice overs in any of his ads but he says he doesn't need an androgynous sixteen-year-old voice for anything he's been doing recently. So I'll have a more definitive answer in a couple of years, but for now, it's "Would like to, but it's not practical/possible".
11-16-2010, 09:37 AM
Yep. I keep mentioning the commercial reel that I work on, that I need to send to a Production Manager in Southport (maybe for a critique even). Like Kamuro said, there probably isn't a place to put my true voice acting interests into, but i'm game enough to use my voice whenever possible
Jigen's pink puppet
11-16-2010, 12:46 PM
I've asked my father if I could do voice overs in any of his ads but he says he doesn't need an androgynous sixteen-year-old voice for anything he's been doing recently.
Ouch. oO Or maybe it's a compliment--not everyone can say that they can do an androgynous voice. ^^ And you do a really good one. : ) You might try websites that announce casting calls and hope there's a VO one that you could submit your demo or some other sample electronically.
:boom My heart burns with an overwhelming, inextinguishable desire to become a working actor in any field I can.
My plan is to continue checking daily the breakdowns list for my state, and when the community shows that I'm in are done, submit my resume to the local professional theater, go audition for Non-Union film projects, audition for theme parks and the big Renfaire in this state, and go to local ad agencies and see if they need VO there--and continue networking with other aspiring professionals. If I fail, I'll fail with having knocked on every door.
11-16-2010, 03:59 PM
Ever since I lost my voice a month ago, I've gotten more passionate for vocal work. Whether it be singing or reading narrative work, commerical, animation work. I want to have my voice heard. I don't think I've ever been more depressed over an illness before. I also have several inspirations for this career field that keep me going. If possible, I'd like to say I'd like to be in the entertainment/art industry as much as possible.
But to answer the question in full: Yes.
11-16-2010, 04:08 PM
Not as a career. I've seriously thought about doing freelance, though, if I make certain choices down the road, but at the moment it's just another option I'd love to have the chance to take advantage of.
11-16-2010, 04:14 PM
I would love to =D especially with the anime I'm working on now ^w^ Its fun do to and it would make an awsome career
11-16-2010, 05:00 PM
I would like to make a career out of voice acting. I know it's a long and difficult road, but I do plan to try to make a career out of it nonetheless.
I'm in a number of acting and theater classes, which should help down the road. There's only one actual voice class at my college, though, but it's better than nothing.
The main problem currently is that I live in Oregon, and there's next to no voice work available here at all. I'll probably have to move somewhere else if I want to even try making a career out of voice acting after graduating from college... Probably Dallas, Texas, as supposedly that's a pretty good place for voice acting, as much as I'd hate living in Dallas...:sweat
11-16-2010, 06:27 PM
I used to think about it but not anymore. My dad's girlfriend has been looking out for auditions that I could try for both in voice and live acting but it isn't something that I would absolutely love to take up, I'd rather stick to my art. To me, it's just a hobby and a bit of fun. Not saying that I wouldn't enjoy a bit of pro work, though. Haha.
11-16-2010, 08:03 PM
Oh man, I would love to get into the voice acting business, and work on something like The Simpsons, Home Movies, Family Guy, or what have you, and walk into the studio, work with your fellow voice actors/actresses, have a good time, give it your all, and at the end of the day, be proud with the end results.
My mom knows this friend who has a son who works for Robot Chicken and she's trying to get her son to get me onto the set of Robot Chicken as an intern, and learn about everything there is to know. So, I hope that happens so that I can get some experience.
So yeah, voice acting as a career is definately one of my interests.
11-16-2010, 10:30 PM
I'm doing anything I can to practice and to find the right people to talk to.
11-16-2010, 10:36 PM
For me, it's mostly a dream. I use to be more gung-ho about it, but back then had an uplifting rejection of a sorts to help me move on with my life. Not saying I was stuck there trying to be one with nothing else to do, but being free to explore other options. In my priorities, I think I'd want to publish one of my original novels first (and it may be bad unless it's a Hitchcock cameo, but I'd love to act in one of my own stories lol). Of course, if I could get my friends and I to work together, it would be great to start our own media company--but it takes a lot of work!
Mostly right now I'm just Networking. I've gotten to know a few FUNi voice actors on a more personal basis from con's (thanks to my roommate who commisions portraits) and I do let people know that I do voice over work as a hobby. I found out in my new town that one of the Looney Toon characters voice actors lives a few cities north of us and records all his lines at homes and sends them off :shock: he doesn't even have to be near the work like most places require!
So yeah, there's that part of me that's still hopeful.
11-16-2010, 10:45 PM
I plan to pursue it. It's something I love. I don't care about pay to be honest with you. I'd rather do a job I love, even if paid only a little rather than do a job that makes me hate my life even if I do make a lot of money in it.
11-16-2010, 10:48 PM
Oh god yes! This year I went to like two different VA conferences at Comic Con because I take voice acting seriously. I even changed my major so that it would suit my voice acting needs (obviously I switched it to acting)
11-16-2010, 11:08 PM
I feel weird answering this question, because it IS my career. So I guess I can say no, since I already consider it my career. However, if you would have asked me a year ago, I would have said yes. :)
S h u d o - R a n m a r u
11-16-2010, 11:35 PM
Definitely plan to. I'm in Ohio though so there's really not much going on over here, but I plan on making the move to the west coast after I finish college and get a degree in something that can supply me with a stable flow of income, with flexible hours, while I pursue it.
11-17-2010, 12:08 AM
It is definitely one of my careers.
11-17-2010, 12:15 AM
Not seriously, no, I'm not actively trying to seek connections to the industry or really gun to get a paid gig or anything. I'm headed for medical school soon, and that is a full-time career right there that I've been working very hard for as well. In essence, I want to keep this a genuinely fun activity that I don't need to rely on as my source of income. That latter bit, for me, really can take the fun out of a creative endeavor, so that's what I'd like to keep it to. The fun is much more worth it than the money for me. =3
11-17-2010, 01:03 AM
No. I use voice acting as a hobby, and that's it. I try out for something solely if I have time to and if it interests me, but I put producing first.
I produce things to help me improve my writing. Believe it or not mixing radioplays together shows you how you can improve your dialogue because real live people are saying your lines. :sweat Of course, there is also the factor that it makes a decent pre-lay practice for VAs because the characters have to be performed just like pre-lay, there's no lips to match nor a pre-set voice for the character that must be emulated like in a dub.
So I'd like to say I provide VAs a venue to improve their skills with while they help improve my writing by performing my dialogue.
11-17-2010, 01:29 AM
Definitely if the oppurtunity was given and I was offered the chance, I would pursue a career in voice acting and give my all to impress directors/scouts/etc.
Still torn, I really want to go into a career involving my artwork and photography : ~:
11-17-2010, 04:20 AM
I'm considering it. Though with my limited resources I may end up becoming an RN and using my paycheck from that and working on a voice acting career.
Like Kamuro said, I've considered it, but there's not anything that I know of here that does pertain to my interests. Though, I do feel my college course at the minute links to it slightly, so maybe when I'm a little older I'll have more opportunities related to voice over work.
11-17-2010, 06:18 PM
I'm definitely going to make it happen.
I used to be unsure on it, and might have gone after graphic design or something, but after being in a real studio this summer, I knew that this was what I wanted to do.
11-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Vic Mignogna said, "If you want to do this, do it because you can't see yourself doing anything else."
When I first started acting it filled me with a passion that i've never felt before and the same goes for Vocie Acting. So yes I have every intention to make this my reality. Acting is all I can see myself doing for my life.
11-20-2010, 12:14 AM
If I had the opportunity, I would love to. But of course you can't live off of voice acting alone, so hopefully I can get a teaching job near whatever studio I might be working at. :)
11-20-2010, 02:48 AM
At one point voice acting and acting in general professionally was my supreme goal. I felt I really wouldn't be satisfied unless I was somehow making a living off of acting. But as time has gone on I've found my goals changing. I realized I didn't want to be a suffering artist. In the couple years after high school I pursued acting so single-mindedly it made me miserable. I've realized that though acting is a passion of mine, I don't want to make myself miserable to achieve it. My basic living, the people in my life, and my desire to enjoy myself now take precedence, but acting will always be a huge part of me. I'm even taking steps toward voice acting professionally right now, but even once I have my demo, I'm going to take a relaxed approach to my acting career, doing auditions here and there while I go to school for a skill I can actually make a living from. And of course, I intend to keep doing the amateur stuff :)
11-22-2010, 06:08 PM
Depends on how the cards play out, and how networking goes for me.
If I can get a good name in the industry, sure, I'll stick with it. At this point I know more people in the Film/Theatre business though so my luck would be better elsewhere.
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