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12-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Sorry about being late. Dropped the ball thanks to some real life issues. And that just makes a PERFECT lead into this next question... which will run a little longer to get back on schedule and since this week is already half over and this is a pretty good question that deserves more then a half a weeks time.
Everyone has real lives. At least we always say we do. How much time and work are you willing to put into your voice acting hobby? When is the point you have to stop to put real life first?
12-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Thats rather a hard question... Since I'm in my final year of high school, trying to figure stuff out for myself, I dont have alot of time to record as I did 4 years ago. I am lucky enough to get one small fandub clip out once a month.
I find the older you grow, whether it be school, full time jobs, families, ect. It gets harder and hard to find time to just sit down and record something. But when I do record something; I put all my effort and dedication into it.
12-08-2010, 10:58 AM
Voice acting as for me should never get in the way of my school work. I take my school work very seriously, and always try my hardest to get good grades. However, when I have time and I have no more work to do in regards to school, I tend to put many, many hours and effort into VAing/Producing, so I'm especially productive during holidays, haha.
If I don't get my school work done because of something VA related, that's when I know I'll have to give it a rest for a bit.
12-08-2010, 01:13 PM
I've been having alot of problems with this recently due to doing more community/amateur theater around town. I see it all as part of "acting" so I'm cool with it. When I don't have a show in town is when I can really jump back into online Vaing. Dosen't make me miss it any less though.
12-08-2010, 02:28 PM
I can put in enough time to balance out between college and this, but when my grades start to slip in classes I need to pass in, I would drop the mic in a heartbeat and work on my studies.
Sometime's a test is far more important than doing a derp, right? :T
12-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Right now, it's about five hours a week VA and editing.
36 to 44 hours a week on the day job.
Single, no kids, so family life is not interupted.
If VA things work out and I get picked up somewhere, would quit the day job and work VA nine hours a day, everyday!
off to another audition...
12-08-2010, 11:38 PM
VAing I definitely will spend time on to get myself where I want to, however, I always have to put my school work first. Without getting proper education, even being a Voice Actor would be almost impossible. I try my hardest in school to get good grades, but whenever I don't have anything school related to do or finish a school project early, the rest of the time is spent on auditioning for fandub series, recording, and/or mixing.
If for some reason there is a drop in my grades, well then I'll have to rest the mic and pick up the books for a bit 'til those grades go back to where they're supposed to be.
You might (or might not) be surprised how much a dedicated mind can squeeze progress out of 24hrs. Even when I answer Life's call, there is still enough time to finish a project. Anything important to me I make time for, no way around it.
12-10-2010, 03:19 AM
For me, voice acting is entirely a hobby -- which means I only dedicate so much of my free time, seeing as I'm an AP/Honors student. I'm in a club every day of the week, and I've also got college to worry about.
Hopefully, everything goes well and I'll be able to start recording more freely once I start college -- I'm hoping to get my own apartment close to campus.
12-10-2010, 02:02 PM
I think in general on the VAA Voice acting is a hobby, as no one gets paid and everyone has a life to tend to, being school/career/family. This is a hobby but something still really important to me so I keep several lists of things to do in my life, like school work, errands I have to run and then projects I have to record for.
That's why I really like the VAA because every single person I've ever spoken to has always said "life comes first", like this is just something we do for fun, and it's true. And everybody understands when there are finals or you have a super busy week from work/school. So life is always first and I think this is a fun activity that you get to do when you have time. =)
12-10-2010, 07:46 PM
I like to put as much time as I can into lines to make sure I'm not late on deadlines. The time I put recording behind life is probably only when homework calls. Which is rare. =\ ... and sadly, lately.
12-10-2010, 08:12 PM
Real life always comes first, plain and simple. Right now voice acting is, as already stated, just a hobby. If there's a pressing matter in real life, this hobby is temporarily put on the back burner. While I do always try my best to get my lines in on time if I'm cast in someone else's project, sometimes it's inevitable that I ask for an extension; especially these last few weeks, what with college, me badly spraining my ankle, my grandmother passing away, my mother's car being totaled, and a few other things.
Heck, even my own projects have been slowed down greatly lately because of the various reasons as mentioned above.
I realize that I have a duty to whoever casts me, but I also have a duty to myself, my life, and my family. This is only fair, and until (if) voice acting becomes my career, it will have to remain only a hobby.
12-11-2010, 05:43 AM
This is why I haven't been around in months. Work kept me away from this place. 1st job was working 8+ days in a row with one day off between them. 2nd job was me walking and running around all day. 3rd job I was working 13+ hour days, called in because almost everyone didn't show up all the time and would be at work till 2am in the morning.
Never had to time to do errands, spend time with family, get proper sleep, etc. Since voice acting is a hobby for me, I had to put all those things first when I had the chance. I hope to be more active around here now that I don't have a job. I still hope to be active when I do find a new one as long as the schedules aren't insane.
12-11-2010, 06:29 PM
I hate to disappoint people, so I really do the best I can. But with six courses, graduation on the way, transferring to a university, leasing for a dorm, getting supplies for said dorm, finals for those six courses (two of which are English so it's a lot of reading and writing), my aunt coming home super early and making me run errands...VAing has become increasingly difficult.
The VAA isn't a priority of mine right now. I'm sure I'll be more productive once the semester is over. :)
12-12-2010, 12:06 AM
I produce more than VA nowadays so basically I work my writing/mixing around when I can. I usually cram as much stuff as possible onto a pair of flash drives so I can mix during breaks and stuff.
In general, though, I work my hobbies around my life, as should most people.
12-12-2010, 08:42 PM
When I'm incredibly bored, or when times like this when the forum is virtually dead, I'll do what I need to do.
12-15-2010, 12:13 AM
I keep my voice work pretty modest only for the sake of being productive and not overloading myself. I really only have two prime recording days a week and even that isn't the case sometimes. I would certainly like to be able to increase my workload but until I get more days off or actually manage to soundproof a space I shall continue with my normal output XD
12-17-2010, 02:40 AM
How much I plan to put into my hobby depends on a few factors, including, but not limited to; amount of general work to do (including voice acting), general health complications, and amount of sleep received (usually very little sleep, like 5 hours on average. Getting 7 hours of sleep is what I call a great sleep.)
If doing voice acting actually interferes directly with my plans (those plans being very important), then that's where I draw the line.
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