I'm no voice actor but I've heard and reviewed quite a few voice acting reels in the past, so I can give my advice.
At 9/19/12 10:34 PM, 3Flay wrote:
Are you ever just not able to think of anything to say when recording a voice reel?
Just throw in random stuff dude. It doesn't need to be top-quality script material, or make sense with each other. Find what words and word combinations fit best with the voice you're doing. So for instance, if you're doing an imitation of Mario, the obvious one would be "It'sa meee. Maaaario!" or something. Of course you can always be more creative than that, and you'll have to be if you're doing voices which aren't necessarily imitations of anything/anyone, but hey you have to start from somewhere.
Check this out, by the way. It's a good example of where entirely random phrases, even if some may be stereotypical/generic, work well at showcasing the voice you're doing.
Also, part of the reason I can hardly find time to record (other than trying to juggle school and work around) is because I can't do it with other people in the house. I'm underage, so yes, I still live with my mom. It's one of those things where you can't shit with someone in the same restroom as you. It's just weird. Anybody else like this?
A friend of mine who voice acts is exactly like that, so you're not the only one.