So in 4 months? All the roles I've been rejected for Boy do they stack up haha.
Haha I'm right there with you! Sometimes rejection outweighs success, but that just makes us more appreciative/humbled when we are chosen!
I think that is general for any voice actor. You may audition for lots but only get a few replys and even then only one or two roles.
Just as long as you don't look at the list and go, "God I can't do this anymore." or "I give up." mearly becauseof this. But looking at the long list you have it shows you try. Keep it up and remember us if you get famous
Yeah, I get ya. It is pretty tough landing roles, but it really helps if you audition for more than one character for the same project. It doesn't always work of course :3 And like someone else said, it makes it that much more meaningful when you do end up getting a really awesome role. And it looks like you're involved in some really cool projects!
Here's some rough numbers for you fellas. I've auditioned for (and these are very very rough on-the-spot numbers) let's say 200 productions. Of these 200 (?) I've got a rough count of ~130 roles. Of these ~130, maybe 40 have been released in at least a limited capacity, there is a bunch of sequel episodes I've recorded for that have never been completed. Please keep in mind I am very selective with what I audition for, mostly because I want to see things completed.
The point here is, on the whole, MAYBE 10-15% of what you audition for will see the light of day, at least in my experience. So that feeling of "not enough" kinda comes with the territory.
Maybe some others can weigh in?
TwoDoor, I'm going to use you as an example, but please don't think I'm picking on you specifically. I noticed that your folder is called "failed auditions," and a lot of people talk about rejection. I think it's a little bit faulty to think of not getting a role as being "rejected" or "failing," persay. Here on the VAA, it doesn't seem unusual for thirty or forty people to audition for a project. In the professional world, there are hundreds of people who show up for every audition. So odds are that you're going to be cast a very small amount of the time. If the cast is chosen at random, and you're up against thirty other people, there's only a three percent (ish) chance you'll be cast.
If someone else is chosen, that doesn't necessarily mean you've been rejected. It just means the director has found someone else closer to his or her idea of the character. Often times, there are plenty of people who ARE a good fit for the role, but the director can only select one. Sometimes the director picks a person because they have a good working relationship. Sometimes the director has been wanting to use that person for a while (from previous auditions), and now they're finally getting the chance.
I guess, another way to put it is, if you eat out and pick something off the menu, you're not "rejecting" all the other food. The other menu options aren't "failed." They just don't fit what you're looking for right now.
Yes! In my experience, the ignores and rejections outnumber the landed. Everyone tells me this, even the ones with better averages. I am far from awesome, still learning and growing, but some roles that'll probably never see the light of day remain close to my personal favs.
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