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πŸŒ† #10: Aimee Smith (Voice Actress)

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Aimee Smith's voice can be heard in many places - Australian corporate videos, video games big and small, online webseries, you name it. On this episode we talk recording setups, discuss how to get into the industry, and most excitingly, geek out about self-pricing in the gig economy. Wowie zowie. Also, what's an Aphmau?

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Was pretty sure I'd left a review on this already, but I guess I'll do so now. Was a pleasure to listen to! Fun and inspiring, and a lot of info on the VA path along the way. Though the ending really came on abruptly, no questions or thanks, just one impression and then... that was it. Nice impression though. XD Didn't come across so loud here. Assume: good editing.

-cd-

ATheatricalSongBird responds:

Aww, thanks so much!

Haha, man we did a LOT of talking, so couldn't blame him for trying to keep it under the hour! XD
So glad you enjoyed it though!!

willKMR responds:

You're totally right about the ending - I've made sure since to end episodes on a more concrete note. Thanks for all the good feedback!

This is very very cool

A lot of achievements! That's pretty cool. How long did it take you to start achieving your goals. I had very minor achievements so far, and currently I am trying to expand it but I understand it takes time.

I have to find some of your work. If you hadn't done this interview, I wouldn't have heard of you! So thanks for doing it because you have my best interest. Continue your work and live a happy life! I assume you're living your dream job right now. Also, have a great day. :)

ATheatricalSongBird responds:

Thanks a bunch, and sorry for the late response!
I've done this for a VERY SCATTERED 8ish years. Two years as a hobby, two years off, then officially went part-time for a couple of years, then I went full-time as of this year.

Games can take years to release after you provide the voiceover. I'm in a great game called Folk Tale, but I was cast in 2013 from memory, and it is STILL in early access! It gets there in time, so don't give up hope!

Thank you again, if you're interested, you can find my work at: www.aimeesmithva.com

Enjoy your voiceover journey!

Some of the topics made me think a bit. mainly regarding AU's triple-a developers shutting down (my condolences, Australia btw) and realizing i dont even know any big dev teams from where i am in NZ. I'm aware of a lot of small contract-based studios but that doesnt exactly fit the bill i dont think.
Always considered voice acting for funsies but i have horrible word processing so i can never get anything out in a fluid fashion. much as audacity can edit it out but wouldnt that kind of kill the quality of the actor?
Also Aimee's american accent is so on point its scary.

ATheatricalSongBird responds:

Thanks for the lovely words about the accent! Sure has been a lot of practice!

The game development situation is incredibly interesting. I can't think of many big NZ developers either off the top of my head or am sure of the funding situation over there either, but have worked with a couple of smaller indies from NZ, so I can imagine the situation to be similar to that of Australia.

I honestly think it doesn't hurt to try the Casting Call Club and Voice Acting Club - They are great training grounds for the aspiring or even just for doing voiceover as a cool hobby.
It doesn't hurt to have a play, and practice is only going to make you better!

nice episode
voice acting is always interesting
i myself did some for a game i made and hearing my own mouth noises is
weird but fun at the same time
most people are not used to hearing themselves
would have loved to hear more of the financial part of a upcoming person
as it would be nice to earn money doing something you love
thanks to Aimee was a fun chat to hear

ATheatricalSongBird responds:

Oh drat, people DID find the financial part interesting! Haha!

Thanks so much, really glad you enjoyed it!

Here are the two sites I was mentioning should you like to learn a little more about voiceover and potentially getting into the auditioning process:
http://voiceacting.boards.net/
https://www.castingcall.club/

Thanks again!

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