6th Voice Acting Contest Results!
VA CONTEST 6 SHOCKDINGO WINTER FINAL SCORE: 93
I always enjoy your narration voices. It really brings the listener to attention. I also notice that you have a very wide range, each voice with obvious experience behind it. You can come up with a character at random and stereotype it to the extreme, with an added flare of character and a boost of good acting. You also back up everything with loads of sounds and music mixing.
One thing I noticed immediately, however, was that your choices of music at points were distracting and/or didn't fit. Although, keep in mind that is my opinion and not nescasarilly a fact. I just sometimes didn't like the choice in music. I know the other judges loved your acting, but at points I noticed lack of heart in the voices, mainly with minor characters such as the little girl, which was a guy apparently lol. Even though minor characters have the word "minor" in them, they still are a big part of the skit. Minor characters help bring the story along, since the same main characters voices can start to grow dull. Minor characters spicen up things a bit, and sometimes can be the favorite characters of the story since you can really stretch their personalities out. You can make them a lot stranger than the main characters for comic relief in serious skits. In comedy skits, such as this one, you can give them hilarious one liners. You did that pretty well in the mall scene, just remember to still get into character properly even though they have one line! *yes I realize the acting in the mall scene was purposely bad lol*
The story itself was great with action, drama, and comedy. The fighting scene was my favorite part. You really like to act with noises, such as a rock hitting the characters hit, or a fist punching the character into the stomach. You have errors every now and then, but those errors add to the corniness of it all. When acting in a serious animation, remember to be REALLY FUCKING SERIOUS when the character is hurt. I find this the most difficult part of acting, and therefore find it a lot easier to do it in comedy, since it is suppose to sound bad at times such as the line, "WHAT THE FU- OOoooo" The one thing that confused me was the constant flashbacking. I had to listen to this skit at least three times before finally putting everything together. This, however, is an error in "audio" script writing. If this were an animation it would be easy to follow. Hopefully someone turns it into one! When writing audio skits, remember to make them easy to follow for someone who just puts on a pair of headphones and presses play. You should be able to achieve this with your experience.
Overall, fantastic skit! I have always enjoyed your voice acting, Seriously, that fighting scene was awesome. Keep it up!
Here are the few weak points in my opinion- The scene changes were a bit hard to follow. This is partly due to mixing and partly due to some voices sounding similar. The recording clipped a couple of times as well. I'd really love to hear you stretch your range more. You have a great talent for making the most of your mid-ranged voice, but I would really like to hear you try some higher and especially deeper voices. Overall, I really enjoyed the acting. Very believable and fun to listen to. A very original idea and the SFX/Music were excellent choices without taking over the recording. I really hope I can find another good animator for "Critical Point" so i can work with you further. Good job!
Acting - 35/35
Fit - 25/25
Range - 12/15
Mixing - 10/10
You have no idea how #$%*ing hard it was not to give this submission a perfect score.
Suezo's Easter Judging (V.A.C. 6)
It's Easter and I figured you deserve some reviews you were promised. I thought I would throw my two cents in as a peer reviewer.
Wow. I'm already familiar with some of your work, but this is definately one of the top entries in this contest.
Acting: There isn't alot of things to be said about your acting. Your characters are diverse in personality and their interaction between each other is top notch. the only problem I saw was when the scenes became more frantic and fast paced, the acting may have become a little convaluted in all of the madness. other than that I thought it was great.
Continuity: There might have been a little too much information being thrown at the listener. I would love to hear Hogan's back story and all, but I think you would have been better of just introducion him and jumping right into the main plot. I don't think it took a whole lot away from your skit though.
Originality: Death battle with Snowmen and Santa Claus? I'm on board. I like how you added the cliche "shout your attack before it happens" gag. I think where the originatly was the strongest was how your story was linear as opposed to just jumping into the mix like most people. It gave me a better understanding of the difference between this skit and all the others like.
Range: As said before, when the action started heating up, your voices started to mesh together a bit as the same thing. This in no way means you didn't fill the category. Infact I think you gave more voices than we needed. great job there. On the range front (individually) I think you didn't a fantastic job.
Mixing: Same as before with the action part. you mixing is good (as expected) but in the fray of everything it became a little difficult to understand your english character (volume wise compared to others and the music) besides that I don't have any real issue with your mixing.
Keep up the good work Shock-Dingo!
How's it going? I hope you had a happy easter! Thanks a bunch for the honest review. I cherish these more than "Dude awesome" reviews. :) You're right, upon re-listening, there was some issues with clarity at points. I kept changing the script and wanted to do too much in too little a time. I originally was just going to make characters for this contest and leave them alone, but as the development went on, I created an entire history for the characters and had the itch to turn this into a series. As a result, I kept adding in a ton and thus things got a little murky hehe.
Thanks again for the review! Well constructed and helpful! I'll keep your advice in mind for the future. Take care and all the best to you! :)
Voice Acting Contest 6
"VA Contest 6 Shockdingo Winter" By: Shock-Dingo
Comments: Here are the few weak points in my opinion- The scene changes were a bit hard to follow. This is partly due to mixing and partly due to some voices sounding similar. The recording clipped a couple of times as well. I'd really love to hear you stretch your range more. You have a great talent for making the most of your mid-ranged voice, but I would really like to hear you try some higher and especially deeper voices. Overall, I really enjoyed the acting. Very believable and fun to listen to. A very original idea and the SFX/Music were excellent choices without taking over the recording. I really hope I can find another good animator for "Critical Point" so i can work with you further. Good job!
DANGIT! YOU GUYS DON"T MAKE IT EASY
Dangit why are there so many good entries in this contest, just makes my job so much harder...
This was hilarious, its so over the top. Its awesome.
Hehe, thanks man. I appreciate the kind words. Yea, I tried to push its insanity level as much as I could without it killing the story. I was a bit worried about it coming off coherent; I had to make some big revisions a few times and I felt this was the best version.
Thanks for the review! Take care!
Great job man, good luck on the contest bro. Eeek lol. I really dig all the stuff you do by the way man. Keep up the great work.
Thanks for the kind words and well wishes! :) Best of luck to you as well man. :)
I'll give yours a look and a review as soon as I can.
All the best to you dude.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.