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Entering this for the Voice Acting Contest 9. I hope to make more of these voice acting pieces in the future.
I might return back to this and add SFX later, but I think it works fine the way it is. If it seems to need more, I'll add more.
Leave a review please!
I can hear some sort of dead air or maybe external noise from a computer fan or A/C unit in the beginning. The music bed covers it up for the most part, but it bleeds through. With that said, the music was a little loud. It's a good tool to cover that kind of stuff, but you don't want it to interfere with you dialog. While this may supposed to sound more conversational, I suggest being more over-the-top. It's always better to overact than under, especially in something more comedic and especially in an audio skit since there's no visual aid to hold the audience's attention. It seems like you improvised some lines. Improv can be good at times, but a lot of times it sounds unorganized as it does here. You stumbled, slurred and mumbled over some words; don't be afraid or lazy to do retakes. This was turned in early, so you had plenty of time. You have to take pride in your work. The timing between dialog threw me off at times. Sometimes there was too long of a pause or not enough, especially when a character gets interrupted. Overall, it's a pretty neat idea of having a "Bad Job Bar". The voices were definitely varied. My favorite was your voice for the bartender. The radio DJ definitely has the worst job on top of the fact that his voice is a terrible radio voice. haha. In the future, be sure to take your time and polish your recordings and don't be afraid to overact.
Additional Comments: The bit with the British guy was probably the most entertaining. I love the line "only 20.. what a newb." Only nitpick would be that the music was a little bit distracting, maybe a slower tempo song might have worked a little better.
Review: The acting just wasn't doing for me, it seemed a little dry. My suggestion would be to overact just a tad really push out the emaotion as it is a lot easier to bring it back than to pump it up. Your range was really close and I heard a few slip witht the bartender almost becoming your voice. I feel that you really nailed the very last guy though (the DJ), he seemed the most distinct out of your characters, if a little cartoony but that is ok. Mixing was fine, there were a few places where I heard some pops like you had left some residual noise when cutting out a part, it happens no huge point lose for that. Putting together all of these bad jobs into a bar setting, I felt that it fit the theme ok, though pushing it a little though I give full kudos for the original idea. Your writing seemed a little rough, almost as if there was a lot of improv involved in the proccess. All in all I think you did a decent job and would love for you to continue growing so that I can hear you future voice contributions.
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