It all started when I auditioned for this animated film called “Something’s Fishy” back in March.
I had originally been scheduled for a midday appointment, but I was on a shoot until 5PM, so they ended up letting me come in the evening at 7:30 PM (I remember, because the audition was a ways out and I almost didn’t feel like going, but sucked it up.)
The storyline was: “A group of youthful fish find themselves in the future on a quest to save the world…”. I was called in to read for 3 teenage boy fish. When I got to the audition, and I was the last person they saw. I started with the first character, and they loved it. Same with the next. In fact, it went so well, that they ended up having me read for every single character (and I even got to read for the girly fish).
And I had SO much fun. Sometimes auditions can be intimidating, or hard… but not this one. I believe they even said something along the lines of “save the best for last”.
I’m not quite sure what happened to the project, or if it ever even got made, since I never heard from them. But, it did ignite a little flame in my heart for the love for voice acting. I mean, I had done VO before– mostly commercials– but these loveable fish made me realize I could actually use my crazy fascination of making odd voices in a cinematic way.
Now, fast forward about 9 months, I finally had some free time (see last post). After researching mics and acoustics, through voice acting expert friends, several online forums, and a kick ass sound master man, my home studio is complete!
And I have literally been auditioning non-stop from my own little mini-hallway-in-my-room-slash-doorway turned voice recording studio nonstop. In the past 3 days of voice over auditions, I have submitted for 18 projects and 28 roles.
Okay, okay. I’ll give you a little peak at some lines from auditions.
*Note: the audio quality may have downgraded, since I had to run it through iMovie and YouTube, since WordPress wouldn’t let me just embed an MP3 -_- …