View Full Version : Question for November 22-28, 2010
11-22-2010, 08:36 PM
Let's all walk down memory lane for the week. What got you to start Voice Acting?
11-22-2010, 09:10 PM
i am sorry you posted this as October....
hm.. i wanted to start way back in 2000 i think it was..might have been before. two things really kicked that up tho.. Castelvania (the one with issac) and how much i hated Yunas voice in FF X. pardon any misspellings.
i never got into it because i did not think i could do it(low self esteem) and i was working. one day a few months ago i figured i might as well try it because not doing it was not going to get me any place. My dream is to be in one game that will sell in stores. that is all.it does not even have to be a big game lOL. my other dream is to be in a Castlevania game with Alucard in it YEY!!... i do not think i will be famous and i am very much happy even if i never do.
11-22-2010, 09:12 PM
I think about 6/8 month ago on and off.
Stat it out just helping a friend, thot it was alot of fun and wanted to do more so now i am hear
11-23-2010, 12:11 AM
Thinking my voice was better than Sailor Moon's season 3/4 voice.
Bada boom bada bing.
I wanted to voice Haku in Naruto @_@
11-23-2010, 12:35 AM
i am sorry you posted this as October...
Ha, cus I never changed the month on my dry erase board when I went on vacation the last two weeks. I am really bad at updating it and it messes me up all the time.
11-23-2010, 02:53 AM
I feel like this question gets a lot...
Long story short, a bunch of things. My brother and I would play with our stuffed animals, giving a separate voice to each, and make them roam across rooms, climb furniture, and ride the rollercoasters we made with K'nex (probably the best present a kid could get besides Legos); or when we played in the 'forts' made out of furniture and blankets. My best friend had a tape recorder we tried to make a scary story out of. She would say a couple lines, I would continue it, and we went back and forth, eventually getting to the point where we didn't know what else to say. Years later we heard it again and laughed. I watched stuff like Digimon and Pokemon as a kid and loved that people were voicing these characters in a way I found completely believable-- but then, I was a little gullible kid. There was also roleplaying, which I did on Gaia for a while; somehow I got a link from there to VAA and started doing small parts with a $10 desktop mic. Eventually I got very self-conscious and stopped, but after doing some theater at school I gained some self-esteem and seriously get into it again.
And here I am.
Kingdom Hearts. I saw a friend dub it in my subscriptions on Youtube in July of 2007 & it got me VERY interested. I wanted to voice Kairi.. so badly..
11-23-2010, 06:27 AM
It was just for a few laughs at first, I guess. Then I kinda got into it.
11-23-2010, 08:13 AM
Just doing simple impressionism and not applying it to anything got old.
I also think that people said to me that I had a good voice for radio or something.
11-23-2010, 02:35 PM
I think the seeds for voice work (as I had been into acting itself for since I was 5 or so) were planted back in college while seeing the credits of DBZ on Toonami and it saying "Recorded in Fort Worth, TX" that caught my attention since I had a roommate from the same city.
Actually applying my interest in voice acting started when I found this site while trying to find some info on Chuck Huber for a friend's trivia quiz on her blog XD (someone mentioned him in their profile and so google linked me there lol) and BOOM! I found out I could do this as a hobby from the comforts of home, THANK YOU SO MUCH VAA!!!
11-23-2010, 03:03 PM
Alrighty so I was always interested bhut I would never know how to get started. During a forensics class I got to teach the class on whatever I wanted and test them. I chose Full Metal Alchemist. 1 one my class mates (lordofthemorning) liked it so much he watched the entire series and told me that he found a VA site where he would be playing Edward elric in a fandub. I found the sight and I've been hooked since =3
11-23-2010, 03:26 PM
It all began Otakon '09.
I went to a Bang! Zoom! VA Workshop at the con, hosted by Tony Oliver (Of Lupin the III fame). I was lucky enough to be chosen to go up and voice a scene. Afterwards I met with him a bit and he told me I had a good young voice, and to keep up with it.
Later, I went to a panel hosted by the VAA. Towards the end, I lucked out and got chosen for a scene at the end, Spirited Away where I played Haku. After I was done, the audience erupted into applause and afterwards a couple of people came up to me and started to ask for tips. It was then that I knew I had something special, and I might as well try.
Thus, here I am :-o
I was inspired for a couple reasons. One, the radio drama of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was so professionally done that I wanted to give this a try.
Likewise, an old Sailor Moon fandub I watched made me think "Wow... these VA's had it made." And thus... it became my little hobby!
11-23-2010, 11:12 PM
Back at the end of middle school I was getting into digital video editing, and with the program I had at the time I discovered you could add a voice over track. I just started to play around with that by myself for awhile, and then overtime I just kept going with it (and better programs/software).
11-23-2010, 11:57 PM
I've always made silly voices. Entering first semester of college, I took a Screen-writing class. In that screen-writing class, you had to write screen-plays, and scripts, and then you'd give some copies to people in the class to read it out loud. Once in awhile, my class mates would hand me a interesting script, and I'd voice the character out with the other students playing the other characters.
11th grade through 12th grade in High School, I got Flash CS4 for Christmas, and I've been dabbling in flash animation ever since then. I've added my voices in some of my flash creations, like, The Annoying Christmas Caroler. It's not finished yet, but it has this caroler singing in a annoying tune, and somebody tells him to shut up, and throws a rock or brick at him. I did all the voices for that, as well as some of my other moving animations. I also made a little puppet show in my theater class in 11th grade involving Harry Potter, Dumbledore, and Lord Voldemort. I made them myself, and used popsicle sticks, and plastered the pictures on the top of the stick. Then, I taped myself doing the puppet show, and wha-la! You got youself a Harry Potter puppet theater presentation. I think I still have the script if anybody wants a copy.
Before that, I was reading Calvin and Hobbes when I was ten years old, and using a tape recorder, I read all the dialogue, and recorded it. When I was finished, I played back the dialogue while reading the strip. Twice the fun I say, it was turning into an audio comic book adventure. Before that, I was messing around with my Star Wars action figures, and made dialogue come out of their mouths.
LUKE! I AM YOUR MOTHER!
Shouldn't it be, I AM YOUR FATHER?
NO! I'M PRETTY SURE THAT'S WHT IT SAID IN THE SCRIPT!
George Lucas: CUT!
That was all fun. but what got me into voice acting in the first place? Playing with dinosaurs in preschool, and making epic battles. RAWWWWR! TAKE THAT! RAWRRR! SMASH! SQUISH! MUNCH! CHOMP!
Ooh. Long post. You should hear my history of why I dislike pie. It involves a nasty baby-sitter, and her passive-agressive boyfriend.
11-24-2010, 12:22 AM
I guess I just got interested in it after watching tons of anime and playing countless video games. It seemed like an interesting career, so I gave it a whirl.
Something like that. Honestly, I can't say exactly why I started going down the voice acting path... Other than that I've never been able to find any other ability that I'm any good at (that could be used in a career).
Though another factor might be that I love using my imagination, so being able to become a certain character is a lot of fun for me. The thing is, though, is that I hate to physically act, like on stage and such. Not only am I not very good at it, but I can never remember my lines. Voice acting was much easier for me...
11-24-2010, 07:47 AM
So, nobody laugh at me, but the thing that got me interested in voice acting isn't even something I've had the opportunity to do very often...
It was the trailer for Terminator 2: Judgement Day. This was the first time I'd heard Don LaFontaine (The Movie Guy a.k.a. The Voice, RIP) and actually paid attention. Now, of course, I didn't have the voice for that kind of thing, and I still don't, though I can fake it pretty well. But it didn't stop me from trying to turn everything into a movie trailer.
I thought that was where everything was at. It wasn't until a few years later that I learned that cartoons were voiced over as well.... >.>
11-27-2010, 02:19 AM
I started in June or July of this year because I always wanted to try my hand at acting -- stumbling upon the VAA was the perfect way to do so.
Like many others on here, I wanted to try voice acting because I was raised off of Disney cartoons and anime.
11-27-2010, 06:06 PM
Reading the Galaxy Angels manga when I was 13, I never thought of the voices that go behind the characters and I started reading manga out loud and all my passion towards VAing just exploded when I came here.
11-28-2010, 09:06 PM
I remember seeing Mippa's fandubs and I wanted to be the next her.
11-28-2010, 09:13 PM
...I wanted to be the next Vic Mignergannoff
clearly not my goal anymore :I
11-28-2010, 09:35 PM
I wanted to become like these people...
YouTube - Misa, Takada FanDub
Also, it's a re-upload from early 2008. I can't find the original video, but it's still the same fandub.
11-28-2010, 09:36 PM
I always had a thing for doing really different and strange voices when I was a child... because my dad used to do and still does some really weird voices, so I'm sure I inheirited(SP?) that from him. And after I got a little older and I realized people got paid to do voices for video games and stuff, I got the idea in my mind that I could voice some of my favourite characters, like Tails..(still is my childhood dream to play him professionally :~ : <3)
*I also used to read my manga out loud xD
11-29-2010, 12:44 AM
love games and anime, love for the arts, boom. Simple enough lol.
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