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Apr 17, 2012 | 8:04 PM EDT
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2 min 18 sec
0.48 / 5.00

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Okay, so long story short, I'm voice acting for a friend's movie project...
I play a "badass, shady guy" whose origins lie somewhere in North America. He's somewhat reminiscent of the 'brooding pretty boy' anime cliche.

For the record, I'm English, so this accent is not at all natural to me. I was concerned whether it actually sounded good enough or not, and was wondering if you wonderful people could let me know good or bad it sounds and how I can improve..?
Thanks. :)



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Hhhmmm. I've never done voice work before, but if you want to make it a more generalized American accent, I humbly suggest not putting so much emphasis on any "t" at the end of a word. This is probably just a bias from my personal experience, as I am from the extreme southern US. And as the previous review said, you should change the pronunciation of the second syllable on Jester. Most of the time when you see a word ending in -er, just pronounce it like -ur. Almost like a growl in this character archetype's case. Other than that, just try to speak avoid slowing down in the middle of a sentence if you aren't pausing for emphasis. (Not sure if the slow points were simply stumbles in the reading of your lines.) If nothing else, take solace in the fact that your American accent is far better than my English accent.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

You did a really good job, by and large, passing for someone from the midwest; basically, what we North Americans consider to not be an accent at all. Which is perfect for what you're doing.

However, you do slip up on the second syllable of Jester. I'm not sure how to tell you to say it differently. Maybe try drawing it out a little more? Other than that, though, you nailed it.

Very impressive. I suck at non-Midwestern North American accents. You've got nothing to worry about.

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fitzy222 responds:

Thank you so much for the kind response. :D
I was told by the friends I was working with that it sounded good enough, but it terrified me that it would probably be going on the internet and actual Americans could hear and get offended or something... Maybe I was just over-analysing the situation or whatever, but I feel a lot better now. :)

Actually, the 'jester' thing was deliberate. the character I'm referring to is actually called Jesta: I was told that it was supposed to be a short, sharp sound.
In retrospect, I should've made a point of that in the description or something... Oh well. :P
Anyway, thank you again! ^_^