I have a New Zealand accent, which (I read/heard this somewhere) is apparently one of 'the hardest accents to understand' (in the world...?).
Because we get heaps of American/British shows over here though, I've learnt how to put on an accent pretty naturally though... But sometimes particular words throw me off. For instance, whenever I have to yell (especially the word 'stop') with an American accent, my voice cracks.
It ends up being "stooOOOoop!"
Random off-topic - being born in the Year of the Monkey apparently gives you an affinity for languages (which... I dunno, I find is pretty accurate. I love languages and know quite a few myself ). Knowing the language DEFINITELY helps with the accent... in my opinion, anyway. Heh.
....Oh yeah, and the other night I was recording audition lines and I just couldn't say 'regretting' properly. I kept on saying 'regletting'. I had to do the line at least ten times before I got it right >__>
Being a producer and having your computer break, and the only way is to get on a cousin's computer who only comes over every other week T-T;. It's ticking me off. Having no computer at all to mix, and plus I generally only get five minutes so I can't contact my cast and or the people I'm helping. *shakes heads* Darn computer breaking... (And I finished mixing for projects too...)
Yes, the New Zealand accent is tough to parse out, but then again, the last time I heard it, I was at a conference in Australia, attended by folks around the world, and by the end of the meeting, we were all speaking in broken English. Go figure.
Wow guys...I'm so glad I'm not alone on this accent thing! I kinda have an accent but it has no origin. Just mixed. =/ But it's quite easy to get rid of. I just watch pronounciation here and there and I'm good...kinda.
And the worst thing happened today. I got my boy voice just right! And then I forgot how to do it! D= And I still wanted to re-audition for Bravestory...
I just got another! When you do a line PERFECTLY! and then there are random 'pops' in there...by accident...
So frustrating! ;_;
It worked out, though, because I realized that what I was doing before sounded like crap; if my computer hadn't crashed, I probably would've kept it and it wouldn't be paying proper respect to my voice actors.
My computer thought it'd be funny to delete all my awesome sfx from my disk...
Now I have to get them back. >>
When someone posts in my audition thread only to essentially tell me that they don't think the project looks interesting.
Seriously? In that case, why post?
edit: Or, when other producers make passive-aggressive messages saying that the only reason people audition for my project is because they're "fanboys". Um...ever stop to think that just maybe people are auditioning because 1) they think the story looks interesting (!); 2) the audition post is organized properly and easy to read; and/or 3) I have produced for years and have a strong track record of finishing the projects I start and putting effort into making them as good as possible? Any other producer who does these things will likely find people wanting to audition for them, too.
I feel like I should end all this negativity with something positive, so: I love it when people audition for an original story of mine, especially when I was nervous that it wouldn't get a lot of response.
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