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08-15-2005, 07:41 PM
Did anyone else feel really unconfident in their voice when they first started or got back into voice acting? Because I keep feeling that way when I listen to the playbacks of my horrendous voice from my recordings. I don't know why, but I don't remember feeling that why when I started a long time ago... and all of a sudden I feel that way know.
Oh, please tell me that wasn't confusing...
08-15-2005, 07:47 PM
I'm still like that. I'm really not used to hearing my own voice played back. I feel it sounds really bad and I never noticed how muddled my accent sounds before.
08-15-2005, 07:51 PM
I know how you mean. I laugh when I hear my voice .-. That can't be too good a sign. I think it's just in a person's natural longing to want to be better that some people think that way.
For example. I think that was quite possibly the worst and most confusing sentence I have ever written in my life.
Yep, I know how yas feel. But with me I have a sense of humour about it. I do feel bad cos it sounds crap but I still have a good laugh. And um.. I dunno building up your confidence so you're happy with your voice is always a good thing..I'm no expert here so just slap me and tell me to shoe.
08-15-2005, 08:13 PM
I had fun and didn't care five years ago. Then I started getting serious and by that time I had already gotten used to my voice >D
08-15-2005, 08:15 PM
it's completly natural to feel that way, you can't just expect an award winning performance with no practice or expierience.
now then. the more you voice act the better you will become. the more you dedicate yourself to your voices the beter and more natural they become. the more expierience you have the better.
personally after doing this for quite awhile, I still think I'm not as good as I should be, but listening back on my old old old clips and demos I realize that the current me wouldn't cast the old me if he old me was the only person the new me could turn to. and that is because the old me was not only terrible. but cocky, arrogant, half-assed, and had some of the worst quality in everything you could think of. lukily having the sense emotionally beat in to me over and over again left me with two options. 1. just give up vaing and do something else. or 2.keep on trucking, listen practice, and practice some more. I chose to do the latter and am happy I did.
now back to the question in question.
the reason you didn't realize the terrible quality or deliverence of your perfomance is most likly because back then you didn't have the expieience you do now. that expierince and self honesty is what can make you one of the best ava's if used correctly. you need to stop bieng baised when submitting or recording your auditions. you need to get into the character and listen to the performance you are giving. correcting the mistakes in your range, breathing, and emotion can significantly enhance your chance of bieng cast. and bieng cast gives you the opportunity to recive some criticisim from the community, constructive or just insulting either way it gives you expierience and advice that you can apply to your future.
remember we were all complete n00bs once (even though in my case I was a b0rk). we can only grow or give up.
08-15-2005, 08:28 PM
My first attempts at recording my own voice were
terrible. Headset-microphone, Windows audio-recorder
and a completely untrained voice. Terrible. Just
When I now listen back to my roots I shudder.
But everyone has to start. I became used to my
own recorded voice very fast; As anything else in
life it's a question of practice and training.
I'm sure you will get back into it, still_standing :D
08-15-2005, 08:57 PM
Well, it's natural to hate your own voice. What happens is that you listen very closely and pick up problems that other people don't.
At least that happens with me.
If you feel self-concious (sp?) about your voice it's perfectly okay. If you let that get in the way of critiquing (sp?) and fixing up problems in your voice then you need to fix that.
Eventually you'll get used to hearing your voice again. Don't worry!
08-15-2005, 09:06 PM
If you have any little kids in the family practice your characters when your playing with them. I can get mine to roll all over the place when I'm doing a little boy or an old man. Holloween is always fun too :-D. And be confident, thats why you dislike them, Just do it. You can't hold back or have doubt in your abilities. It's hard to explain, do it and know your doing it well, kind of like brainwashing yourself.
08-15-2005, 10:37 PM
I spent 5 years on the radio at my campus and was 3 years into the radio when I stumbled onto the VAA 2 years ago.
I was already used to my voice by that point and wasn't surprised to hear myself anymore.
I enjoy hearing myself.
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