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Adventures of Jeff and Billy

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Oct 8, 2011 | 6:19 AM EDT
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7.9 MB
5 min 46 sec
Score
3.98 / 5.00

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Rated 3.98 / 5 stars
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763 Plays | 29 Downloads
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Author Comments

This is my submission for Newgrounds' 7th voice acting competition: http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1269617

As it turns out, this is my first time entering a Newgrounds voice acting contest.

The rules were that submissions needed to have at least 3 voices, and be between two minutes and six minutes in length. Check and check.

The theme this time around was "apocalypse". At first I wondered which type of apocalypse would be the best to convey through audio. Then I decided "Hey, why not all of them!" How many kinds of end-world scenarios can you spot?

Working with a deadline like this, and trying to juggle this many sounds was a mistake, but it was certainly a learning experience, and it proved that I could get it done! All things considered, I'm alright with how this turned out.

Sounds taken from the following websites:
soundjay.com
audiomicro.com
flashkit.com
freesound.org

The "Soldiers Marching" sound and "Wooden Thump" sound were used under creative commons from Mike Koenig.

Special thanks to David Hutchings for helping me test for quality.

If you liked this, be sure to check out my official voice demo! http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/418899

Thanks for listening!

- Matt

Reviews


JaShinYaJaShinYa

Rated 4 / 5 stars

VAC7 Comments

Josh:
You had a good range, but I didn't really feel that a lot of the voices fit Jesus' voice sounded like a serial killer and Thor just didn't sound authoratative enough. Some voices I'm not sure where they came from. It's an interesting concept having all of the world ending events happening at once, but it was very random and hard to follow. Some of the SFX were loud. Some parts did make me laugh and I think with more orginization and better range, this could have been even better.

Andrew:
I really liked this skit. Way too many voices to keep track of but it worked for me and gave a great example of your range. Your acting was believable and put together rather well. Very original and very well written. I liked the Four Horsemen bit and all of them sounded yet again believable and different. Overall I enjoyed listening to it and I hope to hear more from you.

Bryson:
None

SimCorder:
Although there was a lot of emotion, it seemed as though you quieted your voice in certain parts of your acting, especially when there was yelling, which took a toll on your acting. There an an amazing range of voices here, from gods, to scientists, robots, soldiers and devils although some sound a bit similar, some are crazily unique. Although some voices fit, others did not, I don't think Jesus would sound so..uh..tough. some people stick with one thing, but you my fellow vict-..er..friend you went with EVERYTHING When is an apocalypse not enough? When you include every single apocolypse into existance.


Loy6 responds:

I made Jesus intentionally not sound like you'd expect Jesus to sound. The original voice I had planned for Jesus was the one that he's normally presented with, soft-spoken and calm. But I thought it would be boring to listen to and sound a little too much like the generic God character at the end. I thought it'd be funny to have Jesus sound like some heavy-set alchoholic smoker. It was my (clearly poorly communicated) attempt at a joke. ~*~ImAgInAtIoN~*~ and all that. Ah well.

And yeah, this wasn't mixed very well. The file got so big it was taking me an entire 30 seconds just to backtrack and listen to a part of it again because of the lag.

When it comes right down to it, this was probably not the best concept to try to tackle within a 6 minute limit. But hey, live and learn. Thanks for the constructive criticism, guys!


MichaelJMichaelJ

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Might be a little better with music!

Great range, lots of voices! The humor is good, too. Good acting! Jesus's voice might be just a little too gruff. The Jeff character might be just a little too calm at some parts. For finding free sound effects on the internet, you did a good job.

Music would make this a lot more enjoyable!


Loy6 responds:

I was wondering about putting music in. I thought that there was already so much background noise (except for the scene at the end, but that was kind of intentional), that music might end up making it all sound like static. I think I made the right call not putting music in, but I can't say for sure. I never tried.

And yeah I agree that Jeff is a little off. What you hear in this scene is the second version of Jeff. Originally he had a completely different voice, but when I listened back to it, it sounded completely off. So I recorded him again, and what you hear are the first takes because I didn't record multiple versions of every line. I wish I had, but the deadline was looming over me and my editing program was being a huge pain. I thought if I gave myself more to sift through I might not make it in.

I'm glad you enjoyed what you did like, though! Thanks for the review!

- Matt