Alrighty gang! I know some of y'all were waiting for this and now it's here -- this week's episode of AVAD!! As you can see, I am now utilizing a disclaimer portion to the video to not only be clear on the purpose of the video, but to provide a chance for difference voice actors to be a part of this. This whole series itself was made to help VA and Producers, so I feel as if anyone can participate in the disclaimer reading (under certain restrictions of course).
And now for the topic's explanation:
Alright VAs (and Producers too depending on the situation), say you (or you and your friends/teammates) released a fandub/cover/one-shot on youtube and received a good reception from the community of fellow VAs/Producers. Until, someone comes in and gives a "critique" on the voice acting (or editing) saying it isn't the way the character should sound or how the editing/writing should have been done.
So to make his point, he decides to send you (and/or your friends) a link to his version of the character or scene to show how he is suppose to sound. As we all know, this is getting to the part of the Ego-trip of certain VAs. I can see if you gave a well thought of critique and referred him to something you did as a tool. But, if you give a "I don't think you are good for this. Maybe I can voice it for you" kind of response, then it shows how arrogant you are and show no consideration of actually helping the VA or producer improve in anyway.
Okay, back to the situation. So, the person sends you a link to his/her video to show of their voice. You may be like, "Hmm, I guess I will check it out. Maybe it is something I can benefit from." As soon as you play the video, you know its bad. Not just bad, poor quality. Bad mic, lousy editing, not much thought on writing, a voice not even close to any language dub made of a production... you name it. And you are asking yourself, "Are you serious?"
And that is what this episode is about! Sorry for the essay, everyone. But, I think I have made my point in both the description and in the video (or at least tried). Anyway, please enjoy the video! :D