Note - This Does Not Guarantee Work, But It Will Help You Grow As An Actor
I'm lame, I'm keeping the title simple for the contest. There's a few contests out there, but a lot of them are "popularity and public voting reliant" which leads to a lot of "impression reels" becoming the focus instead of the actual art of acting with your voice. Voice matching is good to be able to do but if you can't act then you are missing a tremendously crucial attribute when it comes to your voice over work. That's why we're holding this contest. It is designed to emphasize actual acting, your range is good but that's not the focus. Can you make a character sound believable? Can you really move your audience? That's something that is lost now, especially in the online scene. A lot of new voice actors try to go pro but focus on different voices and who can do the best "Morgan Freeman" impression. But the fact is a lot of your work in the professional world, especially to make some money may end up being commercial stuff. So we're going to touch on commercial narrations as well.
Unlike most contests where you get eliminated and that's it, we will provide a short explanation on why you were eliminated. The winner will receive a free professional website designed for their voice over work and unlimited server space as well as $75.
How to Auditions: Submit your most recent demo reel. Nothing longer than 1:30. NO Impressions. No Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, no impersonating famous voice actors. Focus solely on a balance of range AND acting.
Rounds will be based on themes. No impression themes, emotional themes.
Round 1: Commercial Narration (20)
Round 2: Normal/Content/Happy (15)
Round 3: Anger/Frustration/Rage (10)
Round 4: Sadness/Depression/Crying (5)
Final Round: Combination of emotions to showcase the ability to act and mix emotions naturally. (2)
Voting: Judges only. This is not a popularity contest.
Judges: Current Judges
Mark Allen Jr
Clifford Chapin IV
Entrants: When eliminated you will get an explanation/quick, short critique.
Rewards: Free website design for your personal/professional use and $75 to go towards a new microphone.
How to Enter:
Send your demo reel (character or commercial) of no longer than 1:30 to firstname.lastname@example.org
NO IMPRESSION REELS
We will take the top 20 participants. If we receive less than 20 we will adjust.
Deadline for Entry – July 28th