Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turkey Day Approaches!

Hoping to have a wonderful time of it.

But you guys don't care about boring stuff like that. So let me talk about the awesome stuff. New video is my Animation Demo Reel for 2009. It's a collection of works I've been involved in with the sole intention of showing my ability to match lip flaps. Hope it works on that end, and I really hope that people enjoy it.

On another note, Episode 3 of Genesis Avalon (featuring my debut as Martin Alvers) is FINALLY out! Head over to http://pendantaudio.com/genesisavalon.php#new and check it out! And while you're at the Pendant website, you should take the opportunity to subscribe to their podcast so that you can get the new episodes monthly. And also, check out this week's episode of This Week In Pendant (TWIP), because yours truly has a highlighted interview. If you need an extra link for that, here it is: http://pendantaudio.com/twip.php

Other than that, some more projects are coming up soon (I hope), and come next year, once I can afford it, I'm going to be taking some voice lessons with an awesome person who has agreed to help me. I'm not at liberty to say who, but just know that I'm going to be working my buns off! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Look! New Clippage!

So, first things first. The new clip is a wonderful little fandub of the new series Fairy Tail, which is still overseas in Japan. In this clip, directed by the wonderful Jordan Woollen a.k.a. Para_bolic (Dead School Productions), I play Natsu (the pink-haired screamy guy). Had a lot of fun in the role, even though I was still recovering from my bout with Pneumonia, and who knows? Maybe there might be more in the making...

Anyways, this past weekend was amazingly busy. Friday night a couple of friends and I made it to the launch party for Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt's new book, Voice-Over Voice Actor. This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone even remotely interested in voice acting and what it's like to be in the industry. Finally met Yuri, who was on my list of voice actors I needed to meet before I died, and he is such a nice guy. It was great to be able to talk to him.

Saturday was my best friend/sister's 21st birthday, where we finally got to play BlazBlue. Ironically enough, our friend Cristina was able to make it, and she happens to voice a couple of characters in the game. Well, 5 minutes after we started playing, she came in as I was playing with her character. Next thing I knew, the character entered and said her line, and I heard it coming from right next to me as well! It was pretty epic.

Saw Cristina again on Sunday at another friend's birthday party. Played some Rock Band, some DDR, and sang the blues about not being able to play guitar while being accompanied by some very talented musicians. Overall, it was a great time, and I was glad I was invited.

And finally, Monday night was the screening of Magnum Farce: A Shot in the Dark at the LA Comedy Festival at the famous ACME Theatre in Hollywood. It was great to see all of the talented actors in all of the films, and I gave my support to Ken Mora, the director of Magnum Farce. Kyle Hebert was there as well, and we got to talk about a few things, including (but not limited to) FPSs vs. RPGs, zombie invasions, industry standards, and the state of living these days. It was overall a very enjoyable night.

I'm still recovering from my Pneumonia, and yet, I've no time to dally. Over-due lines to record tonight, and I'll have to look into some more projects soon, because my schedule is starting to have open spaces. Thinking about creating an acting account on New Grounds, so keep a look out.

Stay safe, everyone! ^_^

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So, I Didn't Have Swine Flu After All...

Turns out it was actually pneumonia. Lucky me, huh?

Anywho, life is returning to normal for me. I've finished lines for a few projects this week, and I have even more to do tonight and tomorrow. Somehow, I've got more on the weekend, which I have to do around some housework and various other responsibilities. But I'll do it.

I hope to be attending the debut of Magnum Farce on Monday night to support Kyle Hebert. Assuming my paycheck comes in on time, I can buy my ticket ahead of time so that I'm sure to have a seat. But we'll have to wait see. Should be pretty fun. :D

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween, H1N1, and more!

That's it. I can't take not updating this thing anymore! You may want me to shut up, but I'm not going to. Because I like the sound of my own... typing.

Anyways, Halloween was cool. Went as a vampire-demon-thing. Not really sure, but had a good time. And then, 2 days later, I came down with Swine Flu. Still trying to kick this sucker, but luckily all symptoms are gone save for a racking cough and the occasional sore throat. But I'm hoping to be fully-recovered very soon so that I can get back to recording lines.

I was accepted into a voice acting competition called "Act It!" and our first challenge is due this week, so here's hoping I can recover by then. If you're interested, you can check out the details on THIS NEW VOICE ACTING COMMUNITY SITE CALLED VIRTUAL HOLLYWOOD. [/shameless plug]: http://z6.invisionfree.com/Virtual_Hollywood/index.php?showtopic=10

Last but not least, I attended Cripsin Freeman's Anime Mythology seminar about women. If you get the chance to attend, do it. The Adolescence of Utena makes so much more sense now. So, it's definitely worth it to attend.

Trying to aim for Crispin's Intermediate VA workshop again on the 21st, but we'll see what happens, since I'm incredibly broke. But life goes on, and so must I! Peace! ^_^