View Full Version : Question for December 20-26, 2010
12-20-2010, 06:30 PM
What captivates you to an original project?
12-20-2010, 06:44 PM
Like to audition for?
Well...I'll say...Effort. Honest-to-goodness effort. The amount of work done to the art/animation, the script, characters and the story itself is enough to drag me in. Or at least, one of the four.
12-20-2010, 07:23 PM
A few things:
1. If it's visual, the art/animation has to be decent. If it looks like some kind of quickly done hash, then A. The project will be unappealing visually and B. the people involved haven't thought things all the way through, so how can i trust them to compleate the project fully?
2. Previous work. I'm not saying they have to be super amazing artist/writers, but it helps to show that you have worked and compleated projects sucessfully.
3. If it's unique. It doesnt intrest me to do a "Sailor Moon vs Star Wars" fanfic.
4. It's fun to be a part of something new. Sometimes, something comes out of nowhere and creates something huge. Yu-gi-oh abridged started as a fun project, and look now at it's popularity and influence!
I don't mean to sound so diva-ish, but if we're going off preference, I'd prefer it to be something more than someone who doodled an anime character, called him steve, throws it up on devient art, and now wants to make a project out of it. It has to be a bit more thought out than that.
12-20-2010, 11:16 PM
The originality, but if the product is bad then my captivation is lost.
12-21-2010, 03:27 PM
Initially, the title has to draw me in. I know I probably look over lots of great potential that way, but frankly, there's sadly not enough time to check out every last project out there. Still, being scouted is an easy way for me to look it over, especially if there is something I'm specifically directed to.
Of course the summary needs to spark my interest too. If its a project that is based on something I'm not familiar with and requires to know said stuff, then I'll feel lost and detached. If it's based off of something I'm familiar with and enjoy, then its easier to give it a chance.
If its something that is completely original where I can just start with that and be able to understand everything fine, then it goes to if it's a genre I enjoy. After that, what is unique about it to make me want to know more about it. (Actually, the unique factor could probably take precedence if it was presented to me before all the other stuff)
For auditioning, since I'm unlikely to know the characters in an original project before it comes out, its how well the characters are presented so I know what the director is looking for. Is there anyone w/in my vocal range that I can connect with or would look fun to play? I'm not that great an artist myself, but visuals help a great deal too.
Then comes the rating of the project. I like to stay within the range that any age can enjoy. It's nice for auditions that have disclaimers about language or explicit scenes so I can avoid those projects, but it would be nice to know ahead of time on other projects if that's something that might be encountered later or not.
Some personal things to spark my interest are the four elements, mythology (Greek, Norse, Celtic, Asian, etc.), Christian, medieval, music, tasteful humor, etc.
12-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Good lines that require just the right amount of emotion behind them to carry them off.
In other words, a well written script. Art and effects have very little to do in my decision process. Sometimes I pick bad projects to work for, but they were written well...
12-21-2010, 08:10 PM
When scoping original projects, I'll generally take interest if I see its something being done by a name a recognize with a good reputation. Its kinda like, I always know McTricky and Andieluca always post very good quality radioplays so if I see their name I'll open the thread right away. But on occasion I'll just browse and if the story seems cool, I'll look into it :)
12-21-2010, 08:39 PM
Uh... looks good...on...a...resume...!???
Well, depends on how legitimate I'm getting.
12-22-2010, 06:37 PM
A good story line. Something quick and simple cause I don't want to read a lot, but using the simplicity to really grab my attention.
And definitely a recognizable producer.
12-22-2010, 07:15 PM
First off, you had me at "Original"....For the amount of organisation and effort that is put into an audition page is a must for me, first that tells me the person is meaning business. Second, I look at the characters to see if they capture an interest. Thirdly, The audition lines is a biggie, it tells me how the head of the project is as a writer (optional; if he's writing a comedy and doesn't rely on meme spouting to make me laugh, that's a bonus)....and finally (another optional look), if it's animated, it must look pretty funky.
If it pays, then all of the above is obsolete:razz:
A great mix of wackiness and follow-through. Add clear vision to that and that's game....
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