02-26-2012, 08:09 PM
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02-27-2012, 09:59 AM
You already got my feedback regarding the peaking and dead air on Facebook, so I'm gonna see what I can say for the characters/acting here, where the critique won't be buried beneath other status updates. 'Tis a practice AVA demo, but I really appreciated you having a willingness to accept feedback, so I'm gonna be as honest as I can with this, alrighty?
I'm not entirely sure why you started off the demo with the first character/voice you picked. Often, it's best that voice talents start off with their best foot because (1) with other talents to compete with, it shows that against other talents, THIS is why the casting person should call you, (2) it sets an impression in regards to the rest of your ability, and (3) you never know when people will stop listening. You already got the spiel about people finding excuses to stop listening, so you don't want that excuse to be your first voice--"Saving the best for last" unfortunately doesn't work for demos!
So, in regards to the first character/voice, I'm not sensing a strong character. I'm sensing a caricature more than anything because his more seductive(?) qualities seem more exaggerated than genuine. Relax. Calming down will give off a more confident air than "lazily musical" inflections.
In the vein of starting with your strongest stuff, the voice/character that actually got my attention was the one around [0:46]. It still could use tweaking, because I'm still having trouble hearing WHO he's talking to, but it's much stronger than the majority of the other voices/characters you got because it wasn't as demonstrative. Other voices/characters "sounded this way TO sound this way", as if talking AT people than TO people ("speaking in a vacuum"), which is demonstrating an emotion rather than expressing them. It's tricky to understand, since I had to learn it 3-5 different ways before I got it, but I'm gonna drop a few links that'll hopefully help you as much as they helped me before I wrote them up.
Ask yourself/the character these kinds of questions from moment to moment and relax so the emotion will be more spontaneous, rather than an exertion of characterization. "Be, more than act", to put it another way. You have a very usable vocal range--You just need the acting in place to make the most of it!
Meanwhile, this SERIOUSLY needs to be updated, but what the heck--It might help you.
Hopes this helps!
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