Well we’re all done with the recording now and let me tell you… the actors I picked did an incredible job! So funny! I am really satiifed with all my picks.
We got a great lady named Ginny McSwain to do the voice direction and she really seemd to be able to vocalize what I was looking for from the actors. Me? I would have said… “umm, do it, umm I dunno, more like… um, well, maybe if you do it …. um a different way.”
Ginny was great at vocalizing ways to change the emotional intent and little nuances to get the attitude we were looking for out of the actors. She was kind to me as well and supportive in my freshman effort of Voice Actor. She definitely had to break out the Acting 101 class book, and for that I am grateful.
As for me and my voice performance? Eh, I’m not gonna win no freakin’ Emmy Award that’s for sure, but I think it will basically work. I didn’t see any people pointing and snickering so that’s a good sign, but maybe they did it when I wasn’t looking.
I learned a lot today tho;…
-I learned you can’t say “freakin’ ” on TV today or, “poop” or “crap” but it’s okay to say “puke”. you also can’t say “oh spit!”
-I learned it’s clear that my talents lie in drawing and NOT in voice acting but Flavio is a pretty simple character which i think require basic acting skills and I’ve got those. Robert DeNiro I ain’t!
-I learned that doing a voice can pretty pretty dang hard on your vocal cords becasue mine fell like I have a cold now…
-I learned it’s too quiet in that booth when your by yourself and that it is extrely humbling when all you can see is people talking but can’t hear what they’re saying.
-I learned they serve killer chicken nuggets when you record and you can eat as many as you want, and no one looks at you funny, at least not to your face!
-I learned they’re called Voice Actors for a reason and also that they earn their money when they go into that booth.
-I learned that you can make the word “dang glass” funny just by the inflection of your voice.
In the end, it came off sounding exactly like I imagined it in my head and the way I always pitched it, so that’s good enough for me.
Eventually you’ll all have the chance to judge for yourselves!