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Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 01:31:46 Reply

Hey you there! Thats right you, not that guy creeping over your shoulder, not the kids playing outside your window, not your pet goldfish, and certainly not your little sister who keeps tapping you over and over again requesting your attention to help attend her tea cup party with Mr. Fluffles and Jeff the cat.

I think YOU should enter theFourth Voice Acting Competition! If you want to be/are a voice actor and you have a microphone sitting somewhere within your piles of cheetos and empty coke cans, then you have everything you need to enter this contest. If you wish to enter, please read the rules below. If you don't read them, you might record a 5 minute long story of epic proportions and get your ass disqualified just because you ended it with "Du Hast" ! I would hate to do that. :'(
__RULES!__ *READ READ READ READ THEM!*

- Record an original story that you wrote by yourself. It can be a parody.
- You must end yourt estory with the word "muffins" or "muffin"
- Use AT LEAST three different characters using different sounding voices.
- Your recording needs to be a minimum of 2 minutes long.
- Your story must be submitted to the Newgrounds Audio Portal
- You must use your own voice, you may try to sound like another character from another story.
- You can use audio equalizers, but no filters.
- You can use pre-made background sounds and music for atmosphere in your recording.
- You can be inappropriate, but no sex please... please.
- You can use any microphone of your liking.
- You CAN NOT use copyrighted music.
- You CAN NOT use recordings of another persons voice.
- You CAN NOT use voice filters to tweak your voices pitch.
- You CAN NOT submit past the deadline.
- You CAN NOT PM ANY JUDGE! Ask all questions here and I will answer them.

IMPORTANT

Each contest I present a certain phrase, theme, character design, e.t.c. that everyone should base their story around.

In this contest, your story needs to take place at the main characters job. A plumber would be at someones house fixing drains and shit, a taxman would be working in his office typing at the computer all day, e.t.c. You can make some pretty hilarious stories with this theme. I am excited to see what comes up.

You MUST end your story with the word "Muffins" Try to be creative in inventing a nice ending to somehow tie up your story with this one word. Look back to the last competition to see how people ended their story with the word turtles.
__PRIZESSSSSSSSS__ *Thanks Tom Fulp!*

1st: 40$ in store Credit + Orgasmic Front Page

2nd: 30$ in store Credit +Marvelous Front Page

3rd: 20$ in store Credit + Happy Happy Front Page

4th: 00$ in store Credit + Front Page WOOT

__JUDGING PROCESS__

Each entry will be judged like so:

Acting - The most important of all, YOUR ACTING! Your voice acting needs to sound like the character is actually in his or her situation. Try not to be monotone and dull. - 35 points

Fit - How well each charecters voice fit with their being. *An old man would have a raspy voice and a big guy would have a deep voice. e.t.c.* - 25 points

Originality - How original your story was. Be creative! - 15 points

Range - How well each character sounds different from eachother - 15 points

Mixing- Not all of us can afford a good mic, but please try to make your final production as high quality as possible! If your voice is fuzzy and staticy, the judges cant judge your voice as well. - 10

All of the judges will give you a score out of 100, based on this judging process. Then I will average the score salong with mine and review your submission with a summary of what each judge said.

THATS IT!!! I can't wait to see what entries come up this time! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JUDGE, PM ME WITH YOUR EXPERIENCES IN VOICE ACTING. Thanks guys! And good luck. >:)

By the way, this small Voice Acting Tutorial might increase your chances of winning.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 01:38:25 Reply

YO YO FOO I'M DOWN LIKE THE DOWN BUTTON ON A NINTENDO CONTROLLER!

Whaaaaaaaaatt!!!


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 02:09:05 Reply

Okay two quick questions:

Number 1: Maybe I'm overlooking it, but what is the deadline?

Number 2: I have a friend who's interested in entering, but she's never recorded anything in her life. Can I assist her in the mixing part, or would that somehow violate the rules?

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 03:18:51 Reply

I are judge. Fear me.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 04:05:09 Reply

I'm gonna try this. I've only done VA once...but I think I'm gonna try it again.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 07:24:04 Reply

i say old bean. i think me, myself and ones own being may just join this.. oh wait... only one person..i choose...um.... ME! yay. tell myself to fuck off and ones own being to jump off a bridge. =D

another Contest. yay for that. i must join in the groupgasmic fun this time... :D
but with tingtonger on the loose, i think i might just die in comparison shame. *sad panda*

well good luck to all you guys/gals and if you fancy some cake then enter my penguin hall and nibble on a cats tummy flea.

AND FATKID i assume it can be ANY JOB IN THE WORLD... so yay. i have a cunning plan my lord. :D


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 07:48:17 Reply

I might give a whack at this!


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 08:12:47 Reply

At 8/19/09 03:18 AM, Eddache wrote: I are judge. Fear me.

holy crap. i thought you said "jeeze ME? famous?" or something like that... and holy shit. i click that link on your sig and you have a whole online community at your feet.
just howy Kwap.
i might join your forum thing. i checked your porcupine eye spy thing and i lolled.
jeeeeeeeezus porn hats.


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 08:30:34 Reply

At 8/19/09 08:12 AM, Stalagmite wrote:
At 8/19/09 03:18 AM, Eddache wrote: I are judge. Fear me.
holy crap. i thought you said "jeeze ME? famous?" or something like that... and holy shit. i click that link on your sig and you have a whole online community at your feet.
just howy Kwap.
i might join your forum thing. i checked your porcupine eye spy thing and i lolled.
jeeeeeeeezus porn hats.

It's a small community to be fair. And yes, I'm still surprised people had heard of me at all, let alone call me famous and/or popular. That's just staggering!
And we'd welcome you with open arms to the forum!

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 11:08:21 Reply

i'll throw in another prize. A free voice123 account good until January 22nd. A great way to test your mettle in a real marketplace. Good luck to all competitors.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 11:26:34 Reply

At 8/19/09 11:08 AM, MaestroRage wrote: i'll throw in another prize. A free voice123 account good until January 22nd. A great way to test your mettle in a real marketplace. Good luck to all competitors.

MMMM, sounds like a good incentive for the hardcore voice actors. :P


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 15:15:13 Reply

Call me a heartwarming old grandad, but I don't see a deadline o_O

Anyway, I love you, Sick Numbles...I mean, Nick Sumbles, your theme fit my idea for an entry almost exactly how I wanted it...except for the muffin part, though I've got that covered already.

So, yeah, I'll go for them 40 imaginary dollars, I might sound like an arrogant piece of bird shit, but I do believe my idea is top 3 material.

Good luck to all and don't have sex with your siblings...seriously, I mean, we're right here, next to you.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 17:56:02 Reply

So, yeah, I'll go for them 40 imaginary dollars, I might sound like an arrogant piece of bird shit, but I do believe my idea is top 3 material.

sexy ideas sure, but just because you know the theory doesnt mean you can get jiggy like saturday night eh =D
hopefully your performance can do your idea justice XD
good luck :)


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 17:57:20 Reply

Well I certantly hope so...I guess we'll just have to see.

'Till then!

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 18:03:00 Reply

I may give this a crack, something new to try out :)

When is the deadline pray tell?


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 18:23:25 Reply

At 8/19/09 11:08 AM, MaestroRage wrote: i'll throw in another prize. A free voice123 account good until January 22nd. A great way to test your mettle in a real marketplace. Good luck to all competitors.

Really? Well thanks a lot for that offer! i have no idea what a voice 123 account is but hey, i guess ill just have to find out. The prize will go the the FIRST PLACE WINNER.

Also, I didnt forget the deadline... i always wait a little while before putting the deadline in. Apparently this competition become somewhat popular so I think i wont have a problem waiting for the thread to become active.

HEY EGG.. egg.. edd.. whatever your name is, hell yes your a judge. We need quality judges and you fit the quality pretty damn well. Welcome in! AND THANKS.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 20:18:35 Reply

Sounds interesting, but I was wondering if you could clarify something. You wrote that we can't use copyrighted music, so that means movie soundtracks, game rips and such are out right? What are we able to use?

Thanks in advance for the answer.


Need a voice actor? Give me a call! I've got 8 years of experience and great vocal range.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 20:24:32 Reply

At 8/19/09 08:18 PM, Shock-Dingo wrote: Sounds interesting, but I was wondering if you could clarify something. You wrote that we can't use copyrighted music, so that means movie soundtracks, game rips and such are out right? What are we able to use?

Thanks in advance for the answer.

the audio portal?


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-19 21:07:28 Reply

At 8/19/09 08:18 PM, Shock-Dingo wrote: Sounds interesting, but I was wondering if you could clarify something. You wrote that we can't use copyrighted music, so that means movie soundtracks, game rips and such are out right? What are we able to use?

Thanks in advance for the answer.

You can use any sound effects that ARE NOT COPYRIGHTED.

If you use a mac computer, use Garageband. Garageband is available on every mac purchased. It has hundreds of background sound effects and music, many entries use the program.

If you have a PC, or for some reason need more sound effects than Garageband has to offer, I would recommend going here and downloading some sounds.

Or you could always make your own sound effects and get permission from an audio artist here on NG to use their song in your clip.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 04:08:18 Reply

i make my own music and download all my work from free sites. it is certainly possible.
if you need me to do some i can go "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
but that is all.


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 07:59:01 Reply

This one I will enter. I have the greatest idea EVER... well maybe. I will enter and I will regain my 4th place title!

but 3rd, 2nd or 1st wouldnt be bad =p


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 17:19:07 Reply

Oh man! Last month's contest was so fun (thanks of the recognition, FatKid. even though i didnt win, it was still fricking awesome to at least get mentioned :D). You can definately expect me to pull something awesome together sometime soon (this week or next, hopefully depending on how college goes). There may even be a suprise visit from a certain sandvi-...ohshi- i just ruined the suprise didnt i...well...I'm planning on a guest appearence from everybody's favorite rye bread clad hero Reuben. But...*raises a glaas* Here's to even better entries than last month (awesome entries from just about everybody).

Peace.
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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 17:44:27 Reply

At 8/20/09 05:19 PM, AMTRAX91 wrote: Oh man! Last month's contest was so fun (thanks of the recognition, FatKid. even though i didnt win, it was still fricking awesome to at least get mentioned :D). You can definately expect me to pull something awesome together sometime soon (this week or next, hopefully depending on how college goes). There may even be a suprise visit from a certain sandvi-...ohshi- i just ruined the suprise didnt i...well...I'm planning on a guest appearence from everybody's favorite rye bread clad hero Reuben. But...*raises a glaas* Here's to even better entries than last month (awesome entries from just about everybody).

I LURVE sequels! i am sure it will be totally awesome! hopefully to hear some cool new ideas too! =D

Peace.

Why dont people stop offering PEACE and start offering A PIECE of PIE. obesity will help us overcome the depression of the worlds lack of peace

AMTRAX91

your name is like something from AM record Trax on 91st street.


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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 19:17:21 Reply

Hey stalagagagmite, thanks again for judging every contest so far side the first one. Youve been a good help! Are you judging this one or entering? :L

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 19:20:53 Reply

At 8/20/09 05:44 PM, Stalagmite wrote:
I LURVE sequels! i am sure it will be totally awesome! hopefully to hear some cool new ideas too! =D
Peace.
Why dont people stop offering PEACE and start offering A PIECE of PIE. obesity will help us overcome the depression of the worlds lack of peace
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your name is like something from AM record Trax on 91st street.

Good idea...I like pie... it's better than cake...

XD Actually my name comes from My Initials A.M. plus Trax like music tracks cause i write music and 91 is my birthyear. But yes ideed. I used to use it for kareoke

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 19:32:25 Reply

lol

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 19:34:09 Reply

is there a page where you can view all the entries (other than the audio portal) cause this should be a good laugh

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 20:50:33 Reply

At 8/20/09 07:34 PM, prowlie2 wrote: is there a page where you can view all the entries (other than the audio portal) cause this should be a good laugh

You could always check out the entries from the past competition!

1st competitions entries.
2nd competitions entries.
The last competitions entries... *the best*

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-20 22:55:36 Reply

Think I'll give this one a go, too.

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Response to Voice Acting Competition -4- Prizes 2009-08-21 00:25:12 Reply

does the main character have to stay at work the entire time... or could a instance (zombie apocalypses) occur, which naturally leads the character out of his work environment?


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