First off, a round of applause (standing ovation, really) to the awesome staff at Tekkoshocon. The “Big Bald Broadcast” had a successful live stream. My compadres, Otherworld Steve and The Engineer, were official guests of the con for the first time and much fun was had.
Upon returning, I received a very important phone call from my agency. A phone call that is representative of something I’ve wanted, literally, since childhood. After years of auditions, I was finally booked to record on a major cartoon series: Marvel’s “The Avengers”. A representative gave me authorization to announce that I will be voicing a few incidental voices on some episodes. The show itself will debut on Disney XD this fall. Aaaaaand that’s all I can say at this point, other than the experience was every bit as exciting as I had anticipated. For those who don’t know, unlike anime, cartoons are recorded with many of the cast present. Each talent has their own mic/music stand, and the show is recorded/performed much like an old time radio play. There’s no overlap in the dialog, but we are able to play off of each other’s performances. In between takes, there’s a lot of goofing around that is truly the icing on the cake. I got to work with some amazing individuals this past week (and will again in the future). For all the struggles, financial woes, stress, and depression that comes with working (moreso, NOT booking work) in this field, achieving such a personally important goal suddenly made all of the hard times absolutely worth it. I’ve made a lot of progress in the few years I’ve been in Los Angeles, and this cements everything. I’m exactly where I need to be. I’ve got a really great feeling deep down in my soul. You guys are going to be hearing me on bigger stuff in the coming years.
If you follow me on Facebook, a few folks took advantage of the super limited discounted spaces in my private online voice acting consultation sessions. Within hours of my latest session with Adrienne in Florida, she was kind enough to write up a review………..
In the voice acting or acting area in general I’m what you’d call a ‘greenhorn’. I have very little experience, but I am willing to learn more. When I saw the offer of a one on one session I jumped at the opportunity to learn something new and see if I had potential. I contacted Kyle and he walked me through payment and setting up a time to talk. Once the session started, it was like I was talking to a friend, a very comfortable conversation. He was encouraging when it came time to read the lines provided, giving pointers on how to change the volume and sound of your voice. He was friendly and open about everything. Soon as we had finished reading, he told me about great places to go to leaner more and people I could go to in order to start a possible demo in the future. I would recommend Kyle’s lessons to any of my friends who are looking into getting started or even setting foot in to Voice Acting. I am very grateful to Kyle for opening up his time and heart to give these lessons.
For those in the midwest, I will be doing some voice acting critiques for free during my “Anime Auditions” panel at Anime Detour this coming weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota. We will also be gathering all the voice actor guests to perform a cold read of an authentic “Shadow” script from 1938. I’ve been a guest at every Anime Detour since its inception and I always look forward to returning.