Movie-ish characters Demo Reel

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Please leave me some feedback on what I did right and wrong. Bare in mind I am a beginner and this is my first attempt. This is only a few of the voices I can do and it also displays my ability to manipulate audio.
Song 1: Fur Elise
Song 2: X-Files Theme
Song 3: Terminator Theme
Song 4: Clown Song Stock Music
Song 5: The Shire Theme


It's not bad -- certainly much better than my god-awful first demo reel(s) back in the day -- but there's a few things I'd keep in mind when moving forward with any future reels.

While impressions are all well and good (and certainly a skill in their own regard), ultimately, you should strive for originality in the types of voices you deliver to the best of your ability. For example; it’s one thing to voice a character in a manner that sounds similar to Gollum if it’s right for the character at hand, but not to the extent that people will hear the voice and immediately think “Oh, it’s Gollum”. When that happens, you’ve essentially put yourself into the same boat as anyone else who does the same general impression/voice.

Moving on to Pogo the clown. First and foremost is the issue of volume. To clarify, in this instance, I’m referring to the actual volume and projection of your voice in-person rather than the output of the rendered audio. When I think of a creepy/potentially evil clown character, I think of the following traits first and foremost; loudness and eccentricity. You can go for the creepy-quiet approach, but that would typically a different type of character altogether -- something a little more Heath Ledger Joker-y. For Pogo, think something closer to Mark Hamill Joker-y in terms of energy. I’m making fairly broad generalizations here, but that’s because that’s usually what voice acting for more ‘specific’ types of characters like that boil down to.

Also, for voiceover reels, the general concensus is to avoid any and all effects (postprocessing basics such as compression, EQ, etc aside) because you’re trying to convey what you can do with your voice alone. A voiceover reel should therefore be solely limited to plain and simple voiceovers without any of the aforementioned manipulating of audio.

Hope that helps!

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ToonPoon responds:

Thanks for the feedback buddy! I'll definitely keep that in mind for Pogo!
In terms of Gollum, I didn't do Gollum, it was supposed to be an alien haha!
There was, however, an attempt at Gimli in there just to show my ability to do impressions.

Thanks again for the feedback, I really appreciate the detail you put into each section.

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4.05 / 5.00

Jun 9, 2016
2:14 PM EDT
Voice Demo
File Info
1.2 MB
1 min 0 sec

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