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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-11-23 19:45:43 Reply

At 11/23/13 05:48 PM, Laphin wrote: How long is the judging process?

I think JaShinYa said the results would be in "no later than December 15." I guess that means that we could get the results sooner, but I figure we should expect them to take as long as possible (we wouldn't want them to rush it!).

Maybe Moonvamp or one of the VAC veterans can chime in with how this process usually works.

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-11-23 20:51:01 Reply

At 11/23/13 07:45 PM, grhmhmltn wrote:
At 11/23/13 05:48 PM, Laphin wrote: How long is the judging process?
I think JaShinYa said the results would be in "no later than December 15." I guess that means that we could get the results sooner, but I figure we should expect them to take as long as possible (we wouldn't want them to rush it!).

Maybe Moonvamp or one of the VAC veterans can chime in with how this process usually works.

Well, last time I was in the contest, JaShinYa decided he wanted to do an animation for the winners at the last minute. A lot of things got in the way of that, and we ended up not knowing who won for a good couple of months.

However, since I do believe that he has planned ahead, it will probably be a quicker turnabout time.


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-11-25 09:54:55 Reply

At 11/19/13 10:37 PM, moonvamp wrote:
At 11/19/13 04:23 PM, JaShinYa wrote:
Last contest's champ was actually our own Zipzipper who is judging this time through. Moonvamp placed fourth but DID get the Best overall voice acting nod!

talented and versatile actors that really nail it. AderuMoro and PiperAnn really come to mind for this, as well as others, so my chances are basically pretty slim.

Aww. I hadn't seen this. That's so awesome. My, my. I must be blushing. This has been so much fun. I really enjoyed @AderuMoro 's entry. She did quite a few voices!All very good, I might add.


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-11-28 11:48:15 Reply

Bumping this thread in order to wish everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. Now don't end up as immobile bean bags from all the food you consume. XD


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-11-28 15:52:19 Reply

At 11/28/13 11:48 AM, moonvamp wrote: Bumping this thread in order to wish everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. Now don't end up as immobile bean bags from all the food you consume. XD

What? I cant hear you over the sound of this delicious stuffing


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-03 06:28:28 Reply

*still digesting turkey*

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-03 22:10:26 Reply

less than 40 days and I will have a brand new baby.
it's too bad the contest ends months from now, otherwise, I'd let the winner give our daughter her middle name. For serious.


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-04 02:47:26 Reply

At 12/3/13 10:10 PM, AnalogByNature wrote: less than 40 days and I will have a brand new baby.
it's too bad the contest ends months from now, otherwise, I'd let the winner give our daughter her middle name. For serious.

Actually everything is due in 10 days.

On that note, everything is going just swimmingly, however I'm afraid things may have fallen through on the animated thing. :( Not the animator's fault, but rather my own. It's been a hell of a month for me. Sorry guys. Maybe we can get a late one up after the scores are in? But I don't want to make you all wait again like last time.

Also, there's a strange trend of babies being born during contests. o.0


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-04 04:08:06 Reply

#longasscontestholyshit


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-04 22:17:46 Reply

At 12/4/13 02:47 AM, JaShinYa wrote:
At 12/3/13 10:10 PM, AnalogByNature wrote: less than 40 days and I will have a brand new baby.
it's too bad the contest ends months from now, otherwise, I'd let the winner give our daughter her middle name. For serious.
Actually everything is due in 10 days.

On that note, everything is going just swimmingly, however I'm afraid things may have fallen through on the animated thing. :( Not the animator's fault, but rather my own. It's been a hell of a month for me. Sorry guys. Maybe we can get a late one up after the scores are in? But I don't want to make you all wait again like last time.

Wait....we can still submit more stuff?
More importantly - DO NOT ABANDON THE ANIMATION. It's something special and sexy to add to the VAC 11. For the folks that didn't enter, the end animation might pull in outside interest. I will offer some drawings if you're up for some collaby. Not sure if I'm eligible to do that, but I'd still volunteer to take on a hefty load. er....workload. Uh. Yeah.
NG needs more collaborative funstuffs like this. :)


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-04 22:50:50 Reply

I've been very preoccupied with school, but I had done about 3/4 of the judging before finals nonsense began. I'll get the rest done this weekend. I'd love for the animated awards to still happen if everything could still work just with more time...it makes the contest unique and the unveiling very special. But it's really up to the contestants to decide...some seem antsy.


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-07 12:15:35 Reply

It's a shame I didn't get the time to submit something...guess I'll keep my eyes open for the next one.

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-10 02:44:22 Reply

*eyes are peeled like a banana!*

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-13 17:38:45 Reply

I waited for an animation for VAC 10

I CAN WAIT FOR VAC 11's ANIMATION


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-14 00:04:02 Reply

At 12/13/13 05:38 PM, Chongo wrote: I waited for an animation for VAC 10

I CAN WAIT FOR VAC 11's ANIMATION

ME TOO...


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 02:28:40 Reply

At 12/13/13 05:38 PM, Chongo wrote: I waited for an animation for VAC 10

I CAN WAIT FOR VAC 11's ANIMATION

Looks like I am

And I have no problem with that


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 04:46:23 Reply

ALRIGHT GUYS AND GIRLS! The scores will be up very soon, but first I'd like to say a few things.

I apologize for being more distant than I have in past contests. Things have been kind of hectic in my personal life. This is also the reason why there's no animation. Completely my fault since FoxPirate was still up for doing it. Sorry again for not getting that done. Who know's? Maybe someone will step up and animate some of their favs?

As for the skits, Some general "if the shoe fits, where it" type of tips that I found to be somewhat common:
-Improv can help a script when added in here or there, but it shouldn't the entire skit.
-Don't be afraid to let loose! Let go of your inhibitions. I understand how awkward it feels to tell and scream and act like a fool, but it makes your acting better. Overacting is much easier to tone down than having to dial up something that flat lines.
-Noise removal is not always your friend. A lot of times, it distorts your audio so unless your background noise is THAT bad or you really know how to use the removal software well, it could be best to not use it.
-Watch your levels. Your voice should always be the loudest. Music and SFX are secondary, only to help paint the scene.
-Watch your mic usage. A lot of people were WAY too close to their mic which creates puffs/pops, audio clipping and weird breathy noises. 6 inches is a good distance in most cases.

General comments: This time, I continue to be impressed with the amount of talent shown by all of you. Every contest, new names pop up and blow me away with their skits. And once again, the contest has grown to the most entries so far. I love seeing this community grow. Speaking of community, this is also the most active and helpful I've seen contestants yet as far as reviewing, critiquing and giving advice. Makes me proud! And of course, there was also a record number of women who entered which is always exciting since the female representation is often lacking here on NG.

Lastly, I will be posting my scores and comments on each entry in the review sections along with the comments from the other judges. If you would like a breakdown of their scores, you will need to contact them to discuss it. Speaking of judges, one judge did not get their scores into me and therefore will not be included. Also, PLEASE respect all of the judges and their opinions. Your scores are not biased nor to be taken personal, trolling, flaming or any other kind of disrespect will get you banned from any future contests. (Note: You are of course welcome to discuss the scores with the judges, but keep your tits calm when doing it.) Keep in mind that the final score to determine the place of each entry is an average of all the judges' scoring. As for prizes, I will contact Tom for the tore credit and front page (which may take some time) and Kyle Hebert to let him know about the 1st place winner.

I think that's all I had to say. I will, of course, post anything else I think of after the scores. The thread generally stays pretty active for a bit so feel free to chat and discuss how you think things went, congratulate each other and any other random crap you have to post! Scores will be up soon! Any questions, feel free to PM me!


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 13:57:45 Reply

A couple more things: butsaay didn't give any comments, so that's why you won't be seeing anything from him in your reviews. Mine, ZipZipper's and FeliciaAngelle's comments will be included, however only my scores will be made public in those reviews. If you want to know more specifics as far as how the others scored you or anything like that, PM them. Also, it may take a little bit for all of the reviews to go up as it tends to be tedious.


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 14:21:22 Reply

Without further ado... (all ties broken by me)

1st Place: 144/150

  • First Time Rule Breaker
    First Time Rule Breaker by PiperAnn

    Well known honors student gets caught without a hall pass.

    Score
    4.64 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Drama
    Popularity
    3,068 Views

2nd Place: 136/150

  • Timmy's First Board Game
    Timmy's First Board Game by moonvamp

    Timmy's First Board Game of Delectable Delights. VA contest 11

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    4.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Voice
    Genre
    Comedy
    Popularity
    295 Views

3rd Place: 136/150

  • VAC 11 - "My First Time"
    VAC 11 - "My First Time" by Laphin

    My Entry for the 2013 Voice Acting Contest 11

    Score
    4.58 / 5.00
    Type
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    Comedy
    Popularity
    177 Views

4th Place: 136/150

  • My First Time Out Drinking
    My First Time Out Drinking by Zakton

    Jeff's never been drinking before, what's in store?

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    4.84 / 5.00
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    Comedy
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    290 Views

5th: AderuMoro-135/150
6th: grhmhmltn-132/150
7th: iamavoiceactor-132/150
8th: ecopper12-129/150
9th: KirbzVA- 125/150
10th: chevronrock-123/150
11th: Saminat-121/150
12th: lapianoman-121/150
13th: tonash-118/150
14th: chongo-117/150
15th: leathertoast-116/150
16th: wardogblacky-112/150
17th: elreybon-112/150
18th: nintendoart-108/150
19th: psychoticwalrus-105/150
20th: Synectics-101/150
21st: mechassassin-98/150
22nd: plasmarift-93/150
23rd: videogamemaster64-93/150
24th: 11linda-92/150
25th: analogbynature-92(DQ?)/150
26th: swedishcountryboy-91/150
27th: orias1992-90/150
28th: theswordofdestiny-84/150
29th: forserious-82/150
30th: DCserkies42-76/150
31st: jaggblade-66/150
32nd: zolen-56/150
33rd: jihadgrandad-56/150
34th: kreuvf-55/150
35th: trixiestale-51/150
36th: powerboiii-46/150
37th: angelofpeace-DQ/150

Congratulations everyone! I'll be contacting Tom and Kyle and I'll let you know when the prizes should approx. be sent. I'll be slowly posting reviews over the next few days. :)


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 15:12:58 Reply

O_O.......................Second place? ...................................HOW IN THE BLOODY HELL DID I GET SECOND PLACE? OoO

Congrats to Piper Ann for winning the contest and all the other top performers in third and fourth place, but DAMN!


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 16:34:01 Reply

At 12/16/13 02:21 PM, JaShinYa wrote: Without further ado... (all ties broken by me)

1st Place: 144/150
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/556606
2nd Place: 136/150
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/555544
3rd Place: 136/150
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/555429
4th Place: 136/150
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/556344

Gratz to the winners! You guys all did great!

And Piper, let us know how your session goes with Kyle! Maybe we can live vicariously through you :3

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 17:15:04 Reply

At 12/16/13 04:34 PM, grhmhmltn wrote:
Gratz to the winners! You guys all did great!

And Piper, let us know how your session goes with Kyle! Maybe we can live vicariously through you :3

Those sessions are only $75 if you have the scratch. It's definitely worth the money!


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 17:54:09 Reply

At 12/16/13 05:15 PM, JaShinYa wrote: Those sessions are only $75 if you have the scratch. It's definitely worth the money!

Uh wow that's a great price. My VA teacher charges $90/hr and that's already a great deal.

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 17:56:35 Reply

WOAH! Oh my gosh!! YAY!!!

Wait, am I allowed to be excited? *ahem*

This, this is so wonderful. Oh my gosh. Thank you to everyone involved. Congratulations to everyone. I love you guys. Oh- GROUP HUG!! Too weird? Just.... just thank you!


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 18:16:31 Reply

At 12/16/13 05:54 PM, grhmhmltn wrote:
At 12/16/13 05:15 PM, JaShinYa wrote: Those sessions are only $75 if you have the scratch. It's definitely worth the money!
Uh wow that's a great price. My VA teacher charges $90/hr and that's already a great deal.

If you decide to do it, tell him I sent you! If he knows we're sending people his way, it makes us look good for future sponsors for prizes. (Not that he wouldn't sponsor in the future otherwise, but it's a nice way to show him appreciation. :) )


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 18:28:46 Reply

At 12/16/13 05:56 PM, PiperAnn wrote: WOAH! Oh my gosh!! YAY!!!

Wait, am I allowed to be excited? *ahem*

This, this is so wonderful. Oh my gosh. Thank you to everyone involved. Congratulations to everyone. I love you guys. Oh- GROUP HUG!! Too weird? Just.... just thank you!

Well now I'll have to call the excitement police... *tsk tsk*

I'll let you know about how to claim your session once Kyle gets back to me. Congrats!


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 20:13:00 Reply

Can't say I'm really proud of myself at first, but I say that I was up against some really great talent this round, so I'm not even upset! Everyone did a splendid job and I'm glad to have been a part!


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 20:41:43 Reply

Congratulations to the winners and kudos to everyone who participated! I just wanted to comment here in case anyone wants to PM me for their detailed scores ^_^

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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 20:49:25 Reply

Also, Like last contest, I'm awarding people who did the best in each specific catagory and I'm hoping that sigs will eventually be made for those VA's to display proudly should they choose to.

BEST ACTING: moonvamp
Honorable Mention: piperann, grhmhmltn, laphin, kirbzva
BEST VOCAL RANGE: iamavoiceactor
Honorable Mention: psychoticwalrus, zakton, piperann, Ninetendoart
BEST CHARACTER FIT: piperann
Honorable Mention: laphin, ecopper12, psychoticwalrus, zakton,
BEST AUDIO MIXING: chevronrock
Honorable Mention: aderumoro, ecopper12, leathertoast, grhmhmltn
MOST ORIGINAL SKIT: grhmhmltn
Honorable Mention: 11linda, tonash, saminat, aderumoro
BEST WRITING: ecopper12
Honorable Mention: aderumoro, nintendoart, zakton, piperann


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Response to Voice Acting Contest 11! 2013-12-16 22:59:10 Reply

10th out of 37? not too bad, BUT, best audio mixing!? Am blush! Not too shabby for a virgin contestant I dare say!!

Thanks for the recognition, and congrats to everyone in the top five! And to everyone else; keep up the great work! I know the biggest part of being successful is actually DOING IT, perseverance is half the battle!

Now excuses: I felt like I needed to hurry up to get my entry in early to allow extra time for people to check it out (only two nights! ugh...), now I know I can spend a lot more time polishing the script/acting and play loose with the deadline... NEXT TIME.....!

Thanks again NG community, looking forward to lots more interaction in the future!


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