6th Voice Acting Contest Final Results!
A Winter Voice Ensamble Final Score: 77
FatKidWitAJetPak's Final Judgment:
Remember to properly mix each layer of voices at specific volume levels. The background singing, for example, should have been turned down just a little itsy bitsy bit, and the lead voices of the letters to Santa should have been turned up at least 20% more. It was hard to make out everything said because all the volume levels were flat. Mixing is an extremely important aspect of voice acting, since it gives flavor, depth, and excitement to the skit. That was your main fault in this skit. Everything was really quiet. You did mix the layers pretty well together... but didn't adjust them properly.
The acting was pretty good! In fact, I thought it was one of your strong points. I was amazed at your oval range and think you should certainly make a voice acting demo reel thats properly mixed using all your voices to the best of your abilities. I hope to hear more from you soon. The skit was kind of dull at times, in my opinion, but your voices still brought life to it. IT was kind of hard to understand your words at times, even though I knew that was the style of your characters. Never make a character that is impossible to understand, unless of course it is a minor character and not a main character. Every kid here was considered a "main" character since they all were the main focus on the skit. Most of them were hard to understand, and therefore made this skit less enjoyable. Pronounce, pronounce, pronounce your voices!
Also, I can't tell if your a girl or not. LMAO. I can't even tell your age. xD
JaShinYa's Final Judgment:
First off, I'm very happy to hear a female joining in for once! With that said, on to business. First thing I noticed was the volume. When you edit, crank up the volume. If it's not hurting your ears, you need to adjust the gain. The other thing with your mixing was the puffs and pops. Either make a pop screen or back up. While I could tell the difference between the kids, it didn't show off your range. I'd like to see a wider variety. Your acting was a bit robotic at times... add some spice! Enthusiasm and letting go are key. However, you should also wtch your diction. Take your time while acting your lines. Overall this was pretty good. I hope to see what you have in store for the future. Keep improving! (I Hope you get a pox? lol)
Acting - 29/35
Fit - 19/25
Range - 12/15
Mixing - 05/10
Nice concept, good variation of voices, my only major compliant is that the submission was hard to hear unless you maximized your volume.
FatKid, you did it!
Thanks for the compliments! Can't tell my age or my gender, that's great! (I think.) Anyway, YES I am a girl and I'm 20 (was 19 when I recorded this). That you couldn't tell that was awesome. Anyway, I will definitely be practicing mixing sounds and raising and lowering the volume where necessary. I can only do some much with my equipment, but I will try my hardest to do better. Diction, range, acting, and a better storyline will be what I will concentrate on.
Thanks for the review, the compliments, and the constructive criticism!
Suezo's Easter Judging (V.A.C 6)
It's Easter and I figurd you deserved some reviews that you were promised. So I thought I would throw in my two cents as a peer reviewer
Finally getting some chicks in this sausage fest.
Acting: To start of, I think you acting was very genuine for the story you were trying to tell. you definately showed some good variety with each changing letter to santa and the child narrating it. now, that being said, I think you can put some more diversity in the different voices you used. You started off good with timmy but I think you could have done more accent wise as opposed to age.
Continuity: The overall idea was a good one. My only problem is that I didn't feel any type of closure with your skit. Jessica seemed to have more emphasis than any of your other characters so that would have been a great chance to add that to your plot, but I don't feel like that came around as I hoped it would (maybe like a conclusion with an elf at the north pole receiving the letters and doing something with them.) You did, however, did a great job of changing the mood when her section came in, pointing out that it is possible that some people don't exactly have good things to say to santa.
Originality: Again, this was an overall good idea, but I think the lack of an actual plot as opposed to it being a series of short monologues took away from this being a stand out skit from the other entries. Don't get me wrong, it was a fantastic idea, I think you just need to plot it out a little better.
Range: You fufilled the category of different voices but I only felt a distinct difference between the first 3 voices and the last one. Accents will help mae your characters more diverse (hence timmy) and I think you have the potenial to give them more of this.
Mixing: As everyone said before me, you could do to be a little louder on the microphone. Don't take away any of your voice though! you have a great outward presence with your voice you just need to amplify it a little more to give it a better shape in your acting. Aside from this, you just need to refine your mixing elements (timing, balance, etc.)
You've got some good things going on here. I hope to see more from you in the future!
Many thanks for the review! I enjoyed your compliments and will try to take your critiques to heart and implement them in my next skit.
Voice Acting Contest 6
"Dear Santa" By: FreyasDaughter
Comments: First off, I'm very happy to hear a female joining in for once! With that said, on to business. First thing I noticed was the volume. When you edit, crank up the volume. If it's not hurting your ears, you need to adjust the gain. The other thing with your mixing was the puffs and pops. Either make a pop screen or back up. While I could tell the difference between the kids, it didn't show off your range. I'd like to see a wider variety. Your acting was a bit robotic at times... add some spice! Enthusiasm and letting go are key. However, you should also wtch your diction. Take your time while acting your lines. Overall this was pretty good. I hope to see what you have in store for the future. Keep improving! (I Hope you get a pox? lol)
Thanks for the review! I really appreciate your input and will try to implement it in the future. Yeah, when I made this, I still didn't have a pop screen. (Still don't, just some tissue paper over a wonky metal hanger.) And am I really the only female to do a voice acting contest? That's curious, since there are plenty of female voice actors on the site. Anyway, thanks for the review, appreciate the feedback, and appreciate the decent score! (I honestly thought it'd be lower, but my self esteem sucks, so this is a pleasant surprise!)
A bit quiet.
Some good acting and voice diversity here. The only thing I want to point out is that this is very quiet. Its better to go loud rather then quiet since its usually easier to reduce volume then increase it on the listeners end.
As for the story, I like how it takes place in present day (with the war in Afgan still going on) and I never thought Santa could be so picky about religions.