Thursday, August 26, 2010

You should know by now I have excuses...

Really and truly, I do.

Long story short, my car asploded. I couldn't fix it, so I bought a new one. Now the bank owns my car for the next 3 years. D:

As far as voice over goes, I've had a few things here and there, but nothing major. Mostly stuff online. I did get the opportunity to record some narration for an art film, which turned out to be really depressing. More info on that when it comes out. :)

Currently inches away from submitting my demo to a studio for the first time. We'll see how far this gets me, because I'm ready to be doing this stuff for real. So fingers crossed.

Clip to the right is a silly thing. Really. If you saw the last clip from Working! I was in, this is a follow-up. I really enjoy this character, even though he does get beat up QUITE a lot. Fun was had by all involved, so I hope you guys enjoy it. :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July is over, but life goes on!

So, we are quickly approaching the end of the middle of the year. Or... is it the beginning of the end of the middle of the year? I can never keep up with these things.

Anyway, some news:

- My official OFFICIAL demo reel is currently under construction, but is coming along quite nicely. I hope to have it up and running so I can send it to companies in the area before the end of August. The sooner, the better. :)

- I have recently been approached to work with a prestigious blog known as Voice Actors in the News! I'll be providing some news, info, and stories about Anime voice actors and their involvement with the industry and fans. So keep an eye out for more information there. :)

- Took the Adventures in Voice Acting Intermediate Voice Acting Workshop for the second time this past weekend. It'd been 8 months since the people had last seen me, and I think I brought the heat in this long-overdue session. Made some new contacts, and hopefully I'll have some big news for you guys in the near future.

And that's my news! Still looking for auditions in the LA/Burbank area, so if you guys hear about anything and want to pass along the information, I will love you forever and promise to buy you a plushie or stuffed animal when I'm rich and famous!

Enjoy the new Animation Voice-Over Reel to the right! I know I did. ^_^

P.S.: Those waiting for plushies and/or stuffed animals may end up disappointed because the likelihood of my being rich and famous is less than the likelihood of a penguin being struck by a bolt of lightning while driving a Honda Civic through the Gobi Dessert. Just saying. XD

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Well, hello there, Blog. ^_^;

Okay. Okay okay okay. Sorry. Been busier than a kid in a candy store.

First things first: Haven't heard back from the WoW folks. Waiting is the hardest part of this job. But I'm sure that if they find a use for me, they'll call. Just have to be patient. :)

Second: Went to AX. Participated in AX Idol again (for the last time). Didn't make finals, but my good friend Eric won the whole shebang! I was so proud of him, and I can't wait for him to move down here where all the work is. :D I also helped out my friends by doing the live voiceover intro for their show The Indecent Otaku Comedy Show. That was a cool experience, but a little hectic.

If you want to see my AX Idol Monologue audition, you can! They're up on my Youtube in my Fandubs and Voice Work playlist. Here's a direct link, just for the lazy people: Mark AX Idol Monologue You can also see my work at one of the Adventures in Voice Acting panels live-dubbing a scene as Kyon from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. :) --> Mark as Kyon LIVE

Third: Workshops galore! Two with Crispin Freeman this past weekend and 1 at the Adventures in Voice Acting this Sunday. Going to be interesting.

Fourth: Working on a new demo. Great Awesome McPerson Person Julie Rei is going to help me write it, and she'll even direct me too! She's so awesome! :D And my buddy Geoff is going to mix it for me! Who would've ever guessed that the smarty-pants teacher's pet from Downey would have such insanely nice and awesome friends?

Fifth: New stuff galore! The best way to check what I'm up to is to check my Playlist on Youtube, like I said. A new chapter of the ongoing original Machinima Obscurity came out. I play Simon the cop in this one as well as two other special characters. See if you can spot my voice! :D

Another episode of Star Wars: Blue Harvest is out, featuring your's truly as the voice of Captain Bulo. Check it! -->Star Wars: Blue Harvest Episode XXX

Also, two new dub clips came out. One from the anime Angel Beats! where I play Hinata (the blue-haired idiot). See that one in my playlist. It's a quick couple of lines, but not a character I get to play very often. :)

The second clip is the one to the right, and it'ss something I'm proud of. It's a shame that Youtube killed the quality of the upload, but let me know what you guys think. I play the main character/guy. His glasses are cool. :D

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Auditions, AX, and a New clip!!

Hey everyone! Sorry for the overdue update. It was work, then my birthday, then Father's Day, so I took some time to deal with all of that.

Now to fill you all in, I had some AWESOME auditions on Monday! Don't know how much I should say, but I got the chance to audition for some new characters the folks at World of Warcraft are throwing at all you gamers out there! That's all I'm going to say about that. But it was fun, and the casting director seemed impressed by my performance and said she would throw some more auditions my way as soon as she gets them. In the meantime, I now have to play the waiting game and hope I hear from them.

As to Anime Expo, I am still definitely going, and I am absolutely prepared to show my stuff at the AX Idol Voice Acting competition. Unless, of course, Blizzard calls me and has me come in and record before then. If I get paid, I officially cannot participate in AX Idol. But I'm going to keep practicing and really honing it until I got it perfect. :)

Finally, I did something else! I play the red tulip (I think it's a tulip; I'm bad with flowers XD) in this clip from Sailor Stars! It's actually part of the whole episode, but I was just this extra. Hope you guys enjoy! :D

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another New Clip!

This one is actually a bit old. I recorded for this probably back in October or November of last year, and the producer only just released this clip. I'm not too impressed by my performance, but given how long ago it was, I'll just chalk it up as a learning experience. Hope you enjoy! :D

Callbacks, Auditions, and Projects! (Oh my!!)

Been a bit busy again, but for good reason!

The truth is....

I was abducted by aliens.

No, really! Aliens of the auditioning kind! I got callbacks for an audition for a video game which happened yesterday. It was an awesome experience, and it will go down as my first official video game audition. More information about that when I can give it.

In the meantime, I continue to prepare for my final chance at the Voice Acting competition AX Idol at Anime Expo this year. This is going to be my final chance because after this, I'll be getting paid work. This is my chance to go out with a bang. It's my chance to announce to the world that I'm here, and that I'm ready to wow them. This'll be my 3rd time participating, and I've never made it to the finals. Even if I don't, if I do a good enough job for me, I will walk away happy.

That being said, it would be nice to make it to the finals. XD

Anywho, a few more projects should be coming out soon, so keep your eyes peeled for those. Other than that, I hope everyone is doing well. :D

Saturday, May 29, 2010

3 in 1 Week? What is this?!

I don't even.

Anywho, some more stuff has come out with me in it! I'm so excited! ^_^

First up is a brief little audio clip of me as a Shuttle Pilot, and my perspective on life when The Master controlled all of Earth from aboard the Valiant. If you don't know Doctor Who, you might not get this, but it still is a nice little blurb. Also, I got to speak in an English accent, AND it was done in support of the Haiti Relief efforts. :) CLICK ME

The second is the video you can now view to your right. It's the trailer for Chapter 3 of Obscurity! This project has been running for a long time, and it's been gaining some fans across the world, believe it or not. I play the crazy guy and Dan the Policeman. For now, enjoy this trailer, and I hope you'll all look forward to the full chapter when it's up at the end of June. :)

Other than that, I hope everyone is doing alright. I'm trying my best to get more and more of these blog posts in. Does it make any difference? XD

Happy Saturday! ^_^