anonymous asked:

Out of curiosity, are there restrictions for voice actors? I have a fairly strong Australian accent, even though I can tone it down into something more 'proper' sounding. Plus the book has mostly male characters, but I'm assuming a lot of the contributors will be women. Can women play men?

We do work with a lot of ladies. Female vas can play male characters and male vas can play female characters. We don’t stress the gender of the actor, just the type of voice we need for the character and the ability to make that voice.

We want a general, ambiguous accent that cannot really be placed. Mostly devoid of accent with a nonexistent twang. We tell our actors to aim somewhere European or Eurasian but not overtly so. There is no Ireland (Or in this case, Australia) in Middle-earth but having a somewhat Irish sounding accent would be fine. We do aim for Norse sounds more than other accents.

A voice actress friend of mine was feeling down, so I talked to a mutual friend and was like… We should all change our Facebook profile pictures to our selfies with her in May… Which turned into… Why wait? So I did, then she did, then a bunch of others did.

We made her smile.

VO don’t always have it easy. They’re human. We’re human. If someone isn’t happy, simply letting them know you care can make all the difference.

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We are thrilled to announce Henry Rollins as the voice of the Book 3 main villain, Zaheer. Henry did a brilliant turn in this role, taking it very seriously from the get-go, going so far as to conduct an in-depth interview about the character, his background, and his motivations with Mike and me on the phone while he was on a spoken word tour––all before he even recorded his audition. If you aren’t familiar with Henry (likely because you were born in the ‘90s or '00s), he is a legendary punk singer, actor, speaker, activist, and radio DJ. He had a hilarious role in our buddy Kurt Mattila’s co-directorial debut, Lies & Alibis. We heard from Kurt back then how incredibly friendly Henry is and what a pleasure he is to work with, and he exceeded even that glowing report. Hearing Henry’s tales of his fearless travels around the world is a real treat. As Mike says, “He actually is The Most Interesting Man In The World.”

a little bit of out childhood died today...

Christine Cavanaugh, The voice of our childhood died today at the age of 51, here are some of her voices:

Dexter from Dexter’s Lab

Chuckie Finster from Rugrats

Bunny From Powerpuff Girls

Oblina from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Bunnie Rabbot from Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic SatAM)

Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard From Darkwing Duck

and still many more, a good voice has left this world T_T

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I shared this on my other social networks. It’s good info if you want to get into voice acting. 

The only thing I disagree with is the emails. Yes…sessions are great. But I know a lot of people (including my self) who communicate with there clients mostly through email and skype.

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Hanae Natsuki aka Kaneki when he drinks too much(⌒▽⌒)

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Recent Characters ( Anime summer 2014) done by Seiyuus

I put America because I want you guys to imagine how Konishi-san did an amazing work with characters who are serious. ( I still can’t believe it!) 

And for Miyuki , I wanted you guys to remember that she is the heroine from Utapri and that 3rd season will come soon!

Did you guys notice that the majority of seiyuus are reuniting when they are doing their work for Tokyo Ghoul. XD 

Thumbs up  if you didn’t know about their work.

Re-blog to share it to the others!