Location: The Hamptons, bragging 'bout what I make
Joined Apr 28, 2011 at 08:41PM EDT
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SCP-420-J all day, er’r day.
>IMPLYING YOU WERE INVITED TO TWINS’ AND MY DEEPLY PERSONAL, HEART-TO-HEART CONVERSATION
Just to give context, Twins had earlier made the exact same comment that animation wasn’t art, so I just had to remind her who the master race is around here. It’s all in jest.
Hmm, refer voice actors? I’ll do my best, but as of yet I’m collaborating with them through other people, middlemen. I haven’t actually spoken personally to the one currently signed up to help me out. But when I do, I’ll see.
>implying music is real art
Yeah, I don’t blame you. Voice work sucks. Every now and then I tell myself, “This fandom could use a good Braeburn voice actor. C’mon, you know you have it in you.” Apart from my lack of any microphone aside from my laptop and phone, I just can’t do the whole “get into character” shebang, and I get down when my voice doesn’t sound exactly like it does in the show. I’ll admit it’s harder than it looks, but I feel like if it’s something you’ve had practice at you could do it in no time at all.
What kind of music are you trying to make? I know exactly squat about music so I’m not asking this in a I’m-trying-to-be-helpful kind of way, I’m just curious.
Hey! You’re a girl!
Seeing as this is the case, how much would your voice happen to sound like Rainbow Dash’s? I need a couple lines (only a couple!) voiced for an animation project. I’ve been working for like a month, but flimsy voice actor commitments have very much got in the way. It’s an animated interpretation of that comic DeadParrot drew a while back where Scootaloo gets her cutie mark in being cute.
Just figured I would ask. If you can’t, that’s fine. I have friends in high places who said they can hook me up if I can find any actors myself.
Whelp, I downvoted your post on my wall because I’m a horrible person who spams his mouse every time the smallest unwarranted popup appears. I’m sure some good soul will correct that shortly, since so many people visit my wall all the time.
The only physical pony evidence I have are a bunch of sketches that float around my room and eventually get crammed in a drawer between notebooks or under my bed to hide them. Though I would like to inquire as to what your carefully / heedlessly constructed plan is.
If any of you plebs kept up with Internet you’d know that SMG13 was hacked a few months back and had all his vidyas taken down and I don’t believe he’s bothered to reupload that one. Get all of KYM to pester him.
Also, to answer your “research” question about how much I keep my ponies in the closet, this is my wallpaper. That and a single link to my deviantArt page from my Facebook account are the only evidence of ponies I have on public display. When people ask if I’m a brony, I say yes, but when people ask what my wallpaper means I say it’s an obscure inside joke they wouldn’t get. Now, if you went through the files on my computer, literally every single folder you can open from Finder, which default opens to my desktop, contains ponies, so it would take you all of five seconds to find some. But people don’t touch my computer. I make damn sure of that.
I get the feeling you and DeadParrot are doing something creative without me.
Suddenly, a voice actor for Scootaloo and Applebloom! I take back everything negative I ever said about voice actors. My high profile animator contacts think they can hook me up with a voice actor for Rainbow Dash, as well, which just leaves Sweetie Belle, but since all Sweetie Belle does is scream once, I doubt she’ll be a problem. Man, those friends in high places sure are paying dividends.
And now silliness.
Rant, pt. 1 (I swear to God I’m not being butthurt)
Okay, you called me out on my tasteless exaggeration; they don’t complain all the time, but I’m friends with a couple animators and musicians who have done voice work on the side (all male, unfortunately) and one of their common gripes is that they’re treated like dirt by other animators and musicians. Hell, I even made a comment a while back calling voice actors “no more than goods to be acquired,” and I have no intention of taking that back. At any given moment, I’m involved in a Skype call or two that essentially turns into a pro-animator anti-everyone else circlejerk.
But the whole notability and credit thing is more or less flipped when going from amateur to professional. I’ll admit I don’t give a hoot about who’s involved in making my favorite animated shows. The obvious exception is My Little Pony, but that’s only because the producers are so involved with the fandom. But when it comes to amateur animators, I know a good deal of them like the back of my hand and I could name a voice actor or two.
Rant, pt. 2
The real problem is that, to be brutally honest, voice actors have the easiest job with these sorts of projects. You took a long time to draw the comic, I’m taking a long time to animate it, Fifths will probably take a good amount of time to make music when I finally get around to asking him. But were Rainbow Dash and the Crusaders all male, I could sit down and voice that whole comic in a couple minutes. Depending on their work ethic, any female voice actor could be done in the same time, or at least not much longer. So it’s just kind of annoying that I have to grovel on my knees to see if a voice actor is feeling like helping me out, even though I understand they’d probably feel exploited if they took every project that came their way. But it’s still very frustrating that a project can grind to a complete halt just because no one is willing to sit down and talk into a microphone for a few minutes, leaving me with naught but SSP and storyboarding my fan fiction.
If anything I’m saying sounds overly pretentious, stuck up or privileged, it’s because animators are the master race and voice actors are but our tools to be ground to dust.
I got a voice actor’s autograph once.
I get that voice actors complain all the time about not getting enough credit even though their work is vital to my success, but the problem is that someone with, let’s be honest, very little stock in a project can cause said project to completely stall.
Just warning you, if you ever decide to get serious about animation, here’s a picture of the average amateur voice actor:
I swear I’m not doing this on purpose. 50% of the people in this world who suck are probably voice actors. I made that number up, but I’m probably not far off. The one I’m currently working with has straight-up ignored me for about a week now, so I’m going to go off into the magical lands of the Internet and find some more. I asked a second one, but they were too busy (I think that was just a polite rejection).
Just because they took the picture with the camera upside down doesn’t make it artsy.
Is that… a new vidya gaem?
Thanks man. I appreciate it. Unfortunately, I am cursed with the blessing of a Mac, so I’ll have to wait until I have time for some fancy-shamsy computer smoke and mirrors before I can get it to work.
“Dear person who barely goes on Steam (I mean you Exudes).”
FINE I CAN TAKE A HINT.
Ignore the lack of shoes.
Also, the piano version of that song is pretty fresh. I think it would even go better with the game than the one I’m using right now.
Expect at least a crude version of the game by March 12, since I need to have it kinda finished by then if I want to escape the fascist institution of the American public education system. Going with Dmitri as the first playable character, and I’ll add more through updates.
Edited meme entry My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic.
Edited meme entry My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic.
I am a robot. Not a miracle worker.
Really pleased with how Dmitri came out. Trilli’s pretty good except the proportion of her head is a little whack and it looks like someone draped a squid over her receding hairline. And I swear to god I was drawing eyes like that before I started watching ponies.
If you ever find yourself in possession of Adobe Flash, I could help you out. I gave all my Flash builds to DeadParrot, so he can attest to my excellent animation tutoring ability.