Lord of the Rings Voice Compares
SEASON 1 IS OVER

Round 1 - Theme: Scooby Doo

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All members of BTVA are welcome to submit a performance for voice acting practice or just for fun! See below for details.

THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Professional voice actors often have to create voices for a character with little more than a picture and a brief description to help them. In this same vein, for Round 1 we are offering you a picture of a character and descriptions of their personalities and asking you to give us your take on what their voice could sound like.

To make it easier on all of you we have chosen characters that most people will know and recognize. DO NOT mistake this for us asking you all to do the best impersonation of a voice actor who has already taken on these characters. We WILL NOT be judging this round based on who sounds the most like a previous incarnation of this character.

It is perfectly acceptable if you can or want to mimic a previous incarnation of these characters but it is not a requirement and will not give you an advantage over those that provide a new take on the character in the end its about the acting.

We WILL be judging it based on the following criteria:
• Can we picture your voice in a future cartoon/movie/game that features this character.
• Is your acting believable enough to the point where it doesnt simply sound like you are reading the lines.
• Do you capture the personality traits given in the character descriptions.

8 Finalists with the most votes will move onto Round 2.
4 Finalists from the remaining group will be selected by the Judges' to move on.
3 Finalists
will be eliminated.


Click on a character image to display their description and lines that you will voice act and record.
Fred Jones

Line 1:
"All right, gang, this is it. When the going gets tough, what do we do?"


Line 2:
"Hey, there it is, gang! Franken Castle! The only castle ever imported stone by stone from Transylvania."


Line 3: (Choice)
"Well, gang, I guess that wraps up the mystery. And the mummy, too."


Line 4: (Choice)
"I don't know gang, but I'll bet that witch had something to do with him."

Fred is usually depicted as the leader of the Mystery Gang. The brave and athletic sportsman of the group and driver of the Mystery Machine, Fred Jones is basically the polar opposite of Shaggy Rogers. His trademark line is 'Let's Split up, Gang' or anything else that includes the word 'gang' as he doles out instructions to the rest of the group as they try to solve the latest mystery. He is usually looked at as the one in charge and the amateur sleuth of the group.
Shaggy Rogers

Line 1:
"Zoinks. You know, now that I think of it, you're right. And that reminds me, I'm starving."


Line 2:
"Like, whoever heard such a ridiculous story? A 10-foot hairy monster with big feet and sharp teeth? Sounds like something out of a cartoon!"


Line 3: (Choice)
"The only thing I like better than an eggplant burger is a chocolate covered eggplant burger."


Line 4: (Choice)
"Like why do girls always scream in these dreadful horror movies."

Shaggy Rogers is the main human protagonist in the Scooby-Doo Franchise. He is best friends with his pet Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. Tall and lanky in appearance, Shaggy scares very easily and usually wants nothing to do with attempting to solve the different mysteries the gang find themselves getting into. He has an enormous appetite that seems to never be satisfied. His trademark line is 'Zoinks' and he usually refers to Scooby-Doo as 'Scoob'. He is usually, along with Scoob, portrayed as the 'comic relief' for the shows.
Daphne Blake

Line 1:
"Velma, here's the only thing you ever need to know about boys. They are stupid."


Line 2:
"You knew I'd do the opposite of what you said so you told me not to go up to that castle so I would go up to that castle where you've set a trap to capture me."


Line 3: (Choice)
"Jeepers, they were trying to warn us so that we wouldn't suffer the same fate as they did!"


Line 4: (Choice)
"Fred Jones, you've never backed away from a mystery in your life."

Daphne is the danger prone female of the group. Often getting herself in some sort of predicament in her quest to help solve the mystery Daphne is also noted for her well-to-do upbringing and her obsession with the latest fashions. She is also the looker of the group and has no problem getting the full attention of any of the men they come across in their quests. Her trademark phrase is 'Jeepers'.
Velma Dinkley

Line 1:
"Jinkies, Thats funny. If hes a phantom shadow, how come he leaves footprints?"


Line 2:
"It says, "The first is gone, the rest will go, unless you leave the island and ROW! ROW! ROW!" Signed the Phantom Shadow."


Line 3: (Choice #1)
"Oh please. You get kidnapped so much you should come with your own ransom note."


Line 4: (Choice #2)
"Jinkies, I'm getting worried. We haven't seen hide nor long hair of Shaggy or Scooby."

Velma is the brains of the operation. She is usually the one who deciphers all the clues and discovers the truth behind the mysteries. She tends to be depicted as slightly heavier set than Daphne and definitely does not have Daphne's fashion sense. She wears glasses and is completely blind without them and she also knows her way around a computer. Her trademark lines include 'Jinkies' and 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking' among others.
Voting has ended.
THE RESULTS ARE IN!
shleepers
shleepers
Playing: Velma Dinkley
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Wow, have to say, it felt like I just watched an episode of Scooby Doo. Each line you delivered showcased Velma intelligent, curiosity and concern perfectly. The variation between both "Jinkies" was icing on the cake.

Agrees (15)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

Phenomenal! The highlight was by far ‘signed…the Phantom Shadow’ EXACTLY what I was looking for in this character. Your final line fell short in my opinion when stacked up against your first two but you should sail through either way!

Agrees (18)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

This was one of my favorite takes this round among others. It had vibes of the original but more importantly I could absolutely hear this in a future Scooby Cartoon. It reminded me of the younger Pup Named Scooby Doo version of Velma. AWESOME!

Agrees (12)  Disagrees (3)
Ohaio
Ohaio
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Loved the mix of originality and a touch of classic Shaggy in the voice you created. You captured the two traits present in the lines (denial and food-on-the-brain) fantasticly. Awesome timing and enthusiasm in the food lines.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

Pretty original take on the voice although I’m surprised you chose Shaggy because a slight variation on this would have been perfect for Fred! Still a great performance. You are very natural with your delivery and your final line was fantastic!

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

It sounds like it could be a younger or different aged Shaggy. I liked the different voice used here. Although to quote Optimus, you could have done a great Fred here. Your judgment here on the performance was great. Good work.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (2)
Bear
Bear
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Great work on sounding like the Shaggy we're all familiar with. However, I felt like the voice permanently stayed in the high range, and it seemed to restrict you from getting any real emotion and acting out.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

One of the most dead-on impersonations of the actual Shaggy voice here, so congrats on that. You may have spent a little too much time debating the voice quality and not really capturing the emotion behind the lines. The third line was flat to me.

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (2)
SCP21

I heard here almost spot on Shaggy. Great work! There were many points in the lines that seemed to drop emotionally. Voice was a good part but the emotions/inflections are what are needed for the sale.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
HenshinJoe
HenshinJoe
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Really felt the energy in your performance. Your take certainly made him sound a little wackier than I'm used to, which is a nice spin. The "you know" sounded like a male doing a woman voice is the only thing that put me off.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (5)
OptimusSolo

You may have gone a little too overboard with this. The second line was good until the last couple words where you just trailed off. Also, the holding onto the last word in the third line seemed a bit odd to me. Just needed to reign this one in a little.

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

A little over exaggerated and rushed. I have nothing against original takes. However it just sounded almost announcery with a rushed vocal. Doesn't sound like it could be used in normal conversation.

Agrees (5)  Disagrees (1)
RedWishingStar
RedWishingStar
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

You had solid acting and sufficient emotion and energy to sell the character. But many parts were very slow in pace, which didn't seem to fit Shaggy's character. The beginning of Line 2 was the best part for me.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

Watch the mic skills as like a few other contestants there were audible ‘puffs’ and the like. Your third line was better than most who chose that line but something about the performance overall just didn’t work for me. Wish I could tell you why though.

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (0)
SCP21

I noticed some puffing in the mic. Try standing back. Some of the inflections are a bit off at the end of sentences. I liked it seemed to lack in areas as far as overall performance.

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (0)
Rev897
Rev897
Playing: Fred Jones
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

You really captured Fred's leadership and upbeat nature. Superb acting. The voice was original, but for me, just a little too deep. Favorite part was your "wraps up the mystery, haha ... mummy too". Perfect delivery.

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (1)
OptimusSolo

Like the inflections you used here & the cheese factor you incorporated in the final line. It brought out the fact that this character is not all he thinks he is. Only nitpick is it may have sounded too adult with the deep tone you chose for the voice.

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

I liked the original take on this voice. The tones were there but I could see this being like an older Fred with the voice you used. It had that great 70's/80's cartoon vibes in there.

Agrees (5)  Disagrees (1)
Pgirts
Pgirts
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Can't help but think I just listened to the real Shaggy. Getting the spot on voice is one thing, but to carry it with the fluid acting is another. The crescendo towards the high broken voice "out of a cartoon" was pure gold.

Agrees (14)  Disagrees (5)
OptimusSolo

So this must be why you are getting so many votes as the finalist to win this whole thing! LOVED the way you ended the second line, the switch in octave for the voice was perfect. My only nitpick was the last line as it seemed to trail off a bit.

Agrees (15)  Disagrees (6)
SCP21

Simply Put, AMAZING! I liked the vibes, acting, inflections and emotions presented here. It was close to the original but not trying to hit the actual cords but has your own vocal spin to it. Overall great job.

Agrees (12)  Disagrees (5)
Lapianoman
Lapianoman
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

The voice fit Shaggy really well. The main issue I had was that he sounded scared throughout. Which fit ones of his traits, but didn't suit all the lines. I think more inflections and variations in pace could've livened it up.

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (4)
OptimusSolo

Love the fluctuation in your voice but it was almost too much at a couple spots where it almost seemed like actual different voices instead of fluctuations within once voice. Good sound & very believable might not sound as natural as a few others though.

Agrees (5)  Disagrees (3)
SCP21

Nice similarity to the original. Almost had a Kermit the Frog in there with it while doing the ups and downs. Seemed a little slow in points of it. The emotions were there but the inflections seemed to drop at points.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (3)
MewVenus
MewVenus
Playing: Daphne Blake
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Superb acting. Really brought out Daphne's personality with her energy and spunk. However, I felt some inconsistency in the voices. Line 1 sounded older than the others. And Line 3 sounded like it was recorded further away.

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (3)
OptimusSolo

The first line was perfect in my opinion. However, it seemed that all three lines were using slightly different voices here especially if you compare the first with the third. I think both are spot on but maybe some inconsistency here between them.

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (4)
SCP21

I had gotten enough of the emotions and vibes from it to say it was close in feeling of the character. It was a little inconsistent in areas between lines as far as the voice however.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (4)
Jilly Bean
Jilly Bean
Playing: Daphne Blake
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

I really liked this take on Daphne's voice. Very heartwarming. However, I think you made her more mature and calmer than I'm used to. I didn't feel the energy and attitude that Daphne is known to have.

Agrees (5)  Disagrees (5)
OptimusSolo

In comparison with the other contestant that chose Daphne your three lines were more consistent in the fact that they all were the same voice. However, I wish you would have infused a little more ‘energy’ into your lines so they didn’t sound so subdued.

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (5)
SCP21

Had the same voice used in all which is good. However I felt it could have used more inflections and emotion in there. It sounded like a Daphne was tired. I liked it overall.

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (4)
mike33776
mike33776
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

You varied your acting really well to bring out Shaggy's personality. The voice was a nice mixture of old and new. If I'm going to give any advice, maybe you could up the energy and liven up the character even moreso.

Agrees (1)  Disagrees (1)
OptimusSolo

There was really nothing wrong with any of these lines but there was also nothing that made me stop and say to myself “He nailed it with that line”. Again a unique take and natural delivery but I don’t agree with all your inflection choices here.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

Nice original take on the character. Some of the inflections were a little off. I think it seemed like you were almost slipping out of character at points mostly in the 2nd line. But I enjoyed the different approach.

Agrees (1)  Disagrees (1)
Bastian
Bastian
Playing: Shaggy Rogers
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

I really like that you took Shaggy's one-in-a-while crackly voice and used it throughout the performance. Good foundation on the delivery and acting, but needed more energy and wackiness that he's known for.

Agrees (1)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

Don’t know if I completely buy this voice as fitting for Shaggy. Sure you fluctuate the levels and give him that squeaky/screechy sound but just not sure if I would buy this one. Also, watch your mic work, we shouldn’t be able to hear those ‘puffs’ etc.

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

I heard me some Shaggy here. There were a few puffs in there. Some of it seemed missing the feeling and inflections. More so towards the end. I liked it overall but it felt lacking.

Agrees (1)  Disagrees (1)
Wolfwings
Wolfwings
Playing: Velma Dinkley
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

The voice totally fit Velma. I felt Line 3 captured her personality the best. The others could've had more confidence, since that come from her intelligence. Also, quicker in the delivery wouldn've been good.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

Voice may have been actually easier to associate with the character than Shleepers but there were parts of each of your lines where I feel you fell a little flat. The second line was perfect for example until the last four words. Still very good overall.

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

Had a much closer voice for this role, sounded more like Velma with the meek/shy nature of her character. However some of the lines felt a little emotionless and flat. Not bad overall.

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (1)
Stingervoice
Stingervoice
Playing: Fred Jones
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

If there's ever going to be a new voice for Fred, I think I just heard it. New enough to stand on it's own, but with a hint of Welker. The performance sold on who Fred is and his position in the gang.

Agrees (10)  Disagrees (3)
OptimusSolo

Good commanding tone that I’d expect from the ‘leader’ of the group. Also, you did a good job of sounding the proper age, not a full on adult voice & not a kid voice. I honestly think you nailed this one. I could picture this in the next Scooby cartoon!

Agrees (15)  Disagrees (2)
SCP21

Loved the take on the character. I would say overall it fit the role and right notes emotionally. I could definitely see you as a Fred in a future Scooby cartoon. Great performance.

Agrees (12)  Disagrees (1)
chibiansem02
chibiansem02
Playing: Velma Dinkley
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
Foxwolf

Not sure if it's a side effect of you being sick, but the nasally young voice helped bring Velma to life. Line 3 had the most spunk, energy and variation, which I think could've made the other lines better.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (1)
OptimusSolo

Voice may have better suited a Daphne. Good pacing overall. Third line was the best overall with good inflections and emotion. There were however some ‘mic’ errors with breating/puffs in to the mic etc. I think you have some potential though.

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

It had a nice nerdy sound to it as well as good emotion and acting. BTW Couldn't tell you were sick so good job in that! I did hear some puffs / mic issues though.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (1)

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Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Sun Oct 2 2011
I haven't updated all the links yet, but here's Round 2 guys

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/act-your-voice-out/season-1/round-2/
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 10:33 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
Thanks so much to the people who voted for me!
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 10:32 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
Dookie. Better luck next time I suppose. The folks who made it through deserve it though. I can't wait to see how the rest of the competition goes. Congratulations!
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:21 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
Thank you so much you guys!!! I was really ill in the hospital (was losing weight real fast, wasn't a cold or anything REAL serious in that manner :) ) My recording got done in ten minutes with a program I wasn't familiar with because I didn't have access to my computer or mic in the hospital... just a handheld recorder which had audio quality issues. I wasn't even sure I should submit it and was pretty bummed but I'm glad I did. I appreciate this so much!! Great great job everyone!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:25 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@chibiansem02 sick or not, you deserved to move on. hope you're feeling 100% again coz you're gonna need a lot of energy for the next round :)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 9:38 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@chibiansem02 Great job, Chibi. I'm glad you are moving on. I hope you're feeling better! :] GL in round 2.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:25 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
RESULTS ARE IN EVERYONE! Great performances all round, but unfortunately as we progress we must say goodbye to fellow finalists. Hope you guys keep following the contest, and we look forward to seeing you again in future contests :)

For those moving on, we'll have Round 2 up in a few hours so you guys can get a head start instead of launching it tomorrow morning.
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:43 AM on Sat Oct 1 2011
Looks like we're all just waiting for the results now, everyone. Any of the rest of you on the edge of your seat?

(Or...falling off of your seat because you're tired like me?)
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 10:41 AM on Sat Oct 1 2011
I actually find myself hoping I'm out.

My kids are handicapped, and we homeschool them. My daughter started Kindergarten this year, and teaching them both instead of just my son is far more exhausting than I'd imagined. School hadn't started yet when I began this. I bit off more than I can chew :(
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:19 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@Bear well, assuming a finalist makes it to the end, the contest is going to last 8 more weeks, with 4 more sessions of worth of recording, each one longer than the previous.
So if you're unable to continue Bear, please let us know right away before we reveal the results.

@RedwishingStar results will be revealed in a couple of hours, but we're going to wait on Bear's response.
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 7:32 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@Foxwolf: Oh jeez, I'm sorry everybody, I've been offline all day. Sorry to keep everybody waiting.

I'd hate to quit. I talked this over with my wife, and she told me to keep going. She's going to help me with the kids more, for as long as I'm still in the running.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 7:33 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@RedWishingStar I'm definitely a little on edge.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:06 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@Pgirts thanks for replying Bear. okay, with your answer, I can prep the results. Hang on guys, results coming up in a few minutes ...
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:06 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
Sorry again for the wait everyone :(

I hadn't been online any today, because I just assumed I didn't have a snowball's chance of going on to the next round.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me. I am very very honored. I will try my hardest to do better in the next round.

Thank you so much.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:55 PM on Fri Sep 30 2011
Listening to the performances and will cast my vote soon... I've only listened to one and I'm already impressed!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:15 PM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@NCZ Its a tough call because there are quite a few vote worthy performances!!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:12 PM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@OptimusSolo I've got it down to two. Really, REALLY hard choice!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:04 PM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@NCZ Well at least you have it down to two!!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:58 PM on Fri Sep 30 2011
Time is winding down, hope you all have spread the word and gotten your votes in!!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:12 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
These were some very good performances! But no Daphne?! I was looking forward to hearing a few takes on her. Nobody was bad. Every performance was interesting. Pretty much every Shaggy voice knocked Scott Menville's voice from "Shaggy and Scooby Get a Clue" out of the water! Shaggy is a hard character to do! You should all give yourselves a pat on the back! Of all the performances, I thought Chibiansem02's take on Velma was the most interesting. It sounded very natural, like a real 15 year old girl. It would be a nice change if they went with something like that for a future voice. I ended up voting for Shleepers, but I'm being honest, everybody was fantastic!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:13 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 uuuuh, MewVenus and Jilly Bean both did Daphne ...
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:28 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@Foxwolf (Goes back over list) OH Sorry, I just noticed I accidentally skipped over that row! Thanks for reminding me! Both Daphne's were interesting, JillyBean did a unique soft-spoken voice and Venus went for a more feisty tone that worked well. I like them both for different reasons.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:29 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 Thanks for Voting Purple!!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:47 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 Well shucks, I guess Shleepers just did too good this round, haha. Kudos to Shleepers! GJ :]
PurpleWarrior13
said at 3:25 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@Stingervoice It really was a tough decision! So many talented performers, and we had to pick only one! Good luck in future rounds! You did great this round! Your Fred was different, yet it fit his personality so well!
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:24 PM on Sat Oct 1 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 Thank you so much :) I appreciate such kind feedback it truly means a lot to me given the circumstances I'm currently in and everything that went wrong with recording...haha! Many many thanks!
Brian
said at 1:30 AM on Thu Sep 29 2011
Pgirts is just too good. I've liked him since the beginning when I heard his Frieza. Pgirts all the way!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 10:18 AM on Thu Sep 29 2011
@Brian Aw shucks. Thank you kindly for the support!
PrivRyan
said at 8:10 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Shleepers is really good :) just sayin
shleepers (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 4:21 PM on Thu Sep 29 2011
@PrivRyan Thank you so much! : 3
VocalChameleon
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Sep 29 2011
@PrivRyan I wholeheartedly agree.

As a fan of the character of Velma, I wouldn't mind hearing Shleepers as Velma in future Scooby-Doo projects.
Michael Alex Kawa
said at 7:46 AM on Wed Oct 5 2011
@shleepers I know this is a little late ,but great job on Velma .:)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 8:03 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Thanks for saying, it made my day that much better. :]
I can't wait to see who makes it to round 2! :D
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 8:03 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Stingervoice meant that as a reply to VocalChameleon ;]
Stephy Laurens
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Stingervoice Very nice interpretation as Fred! Have you ever recorded in an actual recording studio for voice over? I have. If you haven't gone to a studio, I can tell you about it! It's great. If you want to hear some of my voice dubs, check out my YouTube channel: StephyLaurensVO

Very nice job with your voice over performance! :) You defintely show potential for voice over!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 11:07 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Stephy Laurens Well thanks so much for the kind words. I have never been to a recording studio before, but I have a half decent home studio. I will for sure check out your YouTube channel, and please feel free to check out mine as well should you get the time. :]
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stingervoice
VocalChameleon
said at 7:57 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Okay, Here's who I thought really shined in this round:

Daphne: Mewvenus
Fred: Stingervoice
Shaggy: Pgirts
Velma: Shleepers
ConfusedPhantom
said at 8:00 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@VocalChameleon Agreed!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 8:19 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@VocalChameleon Thank you kindly!
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@VocalChameleon Eep! :D thanks so much
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 11:14 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@VocalChameleon
VocalChameleon
said at 9:53 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@Pgirts You're very welcome. :)
VocalChameleon
said at 9:54 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@MewVenus You're welcome, milady. :)
VocalChameleon
said at 9:55 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@Stingervoice Thanks, and you're welcome. :)
VocalChameleon
said at 9:55 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@VocalChameleon Good luck to everyone! Keep up the good work!!
hlynn79
said at 6:01 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@judges Ok so how do we take back if we accidentally hit disagree on a judge's comment?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:34 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@hlynn79 right now, you can't take it back. however, if this becomes a recurring problems for our users, we may implement something where you can change your decision.
hlynn79
said at 6:01 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Ok so how do we take back if we accidentally hit disagree on a judge's comment?
Ducky
said at 4:27 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
I am blown away by the amount of talent showcased in this competition! My favorite is definitely @Stingervoice!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 4:48 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Ducky Thanks! :D I'm glad you liked it.
Alex
said at 3:25 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Judges: Are you guys professional voice actors?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:49 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Alex No, none of us our professional Voice Actors. We hope to have professionals as judges eventually though.

Steve has a ton of voice experience in fan projects as well as casting and directing in a handful of productions. He has the best Megatron voice I have ever heard!

Fox has attended workshops with professional Voice Artists and he is the owner and head of this entire site so that should speak for itself.

As for myself, I have emceed at a handful of public events but otherwise my voice experience is limited to fan projects. I have stage experience and singing experience so from an 'acting' and 'mic skills' perspective I definitely know what I am talking about. My experience as an Administrator at this site as well as my personal background has left me with a lot of experience in both listening and analyzing voices though.
X-Files
said at 1:17 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
I was trying to play the sound and was having trouble and accidentally hit the vote button before I meant to. If I hit it for someone else does that change my vote?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:50 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@X-Files sorry, one vote only and its final :(
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 10:39 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Just curious, how long will the voting last?
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 11:21 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Pgirts "voting ends on friday." - Foxwolf
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 12:07 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Stingervoice Ah, thanks!
tonyfox
said at 8:47 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
I'm hearing what some people did that got high scores from judges, and I respectfully disagree with the comments. I think overacting is okay for Anime, but for normal western audiences it's just too much, and too out there. Bring it down a notch and keep it believable. Nobody will scream and gush over a cheeseburger.
tonyfox
said at 8:54 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Lapianoman and Mewvenus, I thought yours were very good.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 9:07 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@tonyfox I appreciate the feedback!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:29 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@tonyfox I always respect a conflict of interest. so thanks for sharing your thoughts. just to put things into perspective, us as judges wrote up our feedback all separately before they appeared on the site, so it was very coincidental that our feedback was so similar.
So while I totally agree with you on the overacting for Anime, I never really found Scooby Doo to be ground in reality for believability to be the goal. I mean, there's a talking dog :P And even look at the live action movies. But those are just my thoughts :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:52 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@tonyfox You obviously have never seen a Scooby-Doo cartoon because Shaggy screams and gushes over food on a regular basis!!
tonyfox
said at 4:00 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@OptimusSolo: I've seen it and don't care for it.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@tonyfox Oh, I wasn't saying you had to 'like it' but if you have seen it then you should know that the 'overacting' is part of Shaggy's character and that he in fact would most definitely scream and gush over most types of food :)
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 6:34 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@tonyfox Thanks :D I have to say, this round was far out of my comfort zone. I've only ever done anime fan dubs so this was very new.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:29 PM on Thu Sep 29 2011
@OptimusSolo I'll take your lack of response as a concession tonyfox :)
Aetherblade
said at 12:42 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
Gotta say loving pgirts and stingervoice and hating that eggplant burger line.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 12:55 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Aetherblade Thanks! :]
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 10:35 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Aetherblade Yes, eggplant burgers are gross. And thank you much!
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 11:31 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
Uhm...clicking agree or disagree on the judge feedback isn't voting is it? D: cuz I kuna did it accidentally :/
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 11:37 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@MewVenus I don't think so, cause there is a thing at the top that says we can't vote, so I'm assuming that's a block. Don't worry. =)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:41 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@MewVenus oh no, you're good. The agree/disagree is for the judge's comments.
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 11:11 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
I actually was really tired when I recorded. I've been sick this whole week and I haven't been getting as much sleep as usual. I kept putting off my recording hoping that I'd feel better. Not only that, but when I recorded in my natural voice I kept thinking that I sounded too young for Daphne (I sounded about 12 or 13) so I felt like I had to lower my voice. I can't emote very well when I'm deepening my voice, and I hoped it wouldn’t be this obvious but listening to the others I feel really embarrassed now! I should've just submitted the lines where I thought I sounded too young. Better than sounding boring. Oh, well. >.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 11:25 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Jilly Bean I'm sorry to hear that. I thought your performance was good! :D I was sick all week as well which is why I waited until the last second to record, haha.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 11:32 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Jilly Bean Don't fret. =)
I know I'm trying not too. I keep thinking of things I could have done, but there's nothing to be done now except keep things in mind for the future.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:40 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Jilly Bean nothing to be embarassed about at all. its simple the choice we make to create the character. sometimes it works. sometimes it requires some tweaks.
RagingRaven
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Jilly Bean Don't fret, you did great! Just look at it as a lesson for the future!
Keep at it and don't give up!
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:37 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
Nice work everybody! Quick question, though. Is there going to be some area where we can see who's in the lead, or are you only going to show who got in the top eight once voting's over?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:50 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Rev897 to protect the results, no one except the judges will know exactly how many votes each finalist got. we may let everyone know after the contest is over.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:50 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Rev897 only the top 8 will be revealed and only once voting is closed
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:30 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@OptimusSolo Top 12 :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:15 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Foxwolf Well the judges choices wont have vote totals revealed ;)
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 5:37 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@OptimusSolo Ok, thanks.
VocalChameleon
said at 10:22 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
So far, from what I'm hearing, Stingervoice is my favorite male contestant and Shleepers is my favorite female contestant. I'm having trouble deciding between the two of you.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 10:42 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@VocalChameleon Well I am glad I made it believable, haha. :D
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 10:20 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
These clips are a perfect example of how talented all the finalists are. Everyone did amazing! I can't wait to see who moves on. Great job guys, and good luck! :]
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:57 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
Pretty impressive guys. Interesting to see where other people found ways of emoting.
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:55 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
Ha! If I couldn't convey a sense of panic before, I bet I can now! I'm really impressed by some of the Fred Jones action, all the ladies sound great, and there are some really good and unique Shaggys.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 7:56 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@HenshinJoe Haha, your comment was great. :] It's making me nervous because all of the finalists did such a great job, lol. Good luck everyone! :D
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 9:50 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
I realized that I don't know when voting ends. Is there a cut off date yet?

Also, thank you for the feedback. It's always helpful to have that. =)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:51 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Wolfwings ah, I'll need to display that on the page. but voting ends on friday.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 12:14 AM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Foxwolf Ok. Thanks. =)
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 9:17 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
Ah yes! I can finally hear everyone's work!
RagingRaven
said at 8:38 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
Can't wait to hear all these guys!
Go Jilly Bean! (
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 9:08 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@RagingRaven I have a fan? :O
Stephy Laurens
said at 7:32 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
I can't wait to hear everyone's voice interpretations! If I was in Round 1, my character I would've picked would've been Daphne! She seems a bit easy for me! Hope everyone had fun doing it! :)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 8:43 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Stephy Laurens I had tons of fun doing it! This contest is a great way to get more experience, and get feedback so you can improve. I know that round 1 is going to be amazing with so many incredibly talented people. I can't wait for voting to start. :D
WannaBeVoiceActor
said at 5:48 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
when will the voting begin
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 5:52 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
and where?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:02 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@WannaBeVoiceActor in a couple hours right here on this page
WannaBeVoiceActor
said at 6:05 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Foxwolf right on cant wait to hear 'em
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:48 AM on Mon Sep 26 2011
chibiansem02 is still feeling under the weather but still managed to put together her round 1 performance. what a trooper!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 2:03 AM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Foxwolf I'm sorry to hear that. :[ I am glad you managed to get your submission in though! I hope you feel better soon, Chibi. :D
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 2:10 AM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Foxwolf
I'm glad to hear that she's still with us.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 4:03 AM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Foxwolf That's great. =)
Chibi, get well soon!
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 7:09 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
@Foxwolf Well done, chibiansem02. We salute you.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:56 PM on Sun Sep 25 2011
While you guys wait for the voting to open, would you mind giving us some feedback on Round 1? I had some questions posted here that will hopefully improve future rounds.

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19188

Also, anyone who can't post on the forums may still need to activate their account by email. Let me know if you need with that. Thanks guys!
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 10:52 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
I have to say I'm a bit nervous XD I hope everyone does very well though :) and I hope ms. chibi gets well soon! D:
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 12:29 PM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@MewVenus Me too. (>*o*
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 7:53 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
Did chibiansem02 and GameBuddy submit their performances? I hope they didn't get discouraged & just drop out.
Bastian (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:08 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Lapianoman I hope so too! Everyone's auditions were fantastic, and I'm looking forward to hearing all these entries for Round 1 too!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:49 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Bastian well, chibiansem02 said below that she had just gotten out of the hospital, but was trying to make the deadline. Haven't heard from GameBuddy though.
Hang tight guys, one more day before we can unleash your Scooby characters for the world to hear .... and vote :)
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 12:27 PM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Foxwolf I hope they're ok. =[ Do they still have time to submit or is that deadline final?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:39 PM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Wolfwings Gamebuddy has sadly informed us that he doesn't have the time and has to drop out. No word from chibiansem02 yet.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 2:13 PM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Foxwolf I'm sorry to hear that. :[ I hope chibi is ok.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:38 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
I have submitted my performance. I hope it all checks out.

I would like to add, good luck everyone! I can't wait to hear everyone's performances!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:43 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice well done dude. I didn't hear any lingering cold at all :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:44 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice Thanks man! Only TWO to go!! Looking forward to seeing how people vote!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:46 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Foxwolf Haha thanks! I rested A LOT today because I tried to record earlier and I just wasn't feeling it.
I am so excited to hear everyone else. May the force be with you all! (I am aware I'm nerdy lol)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:52 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice dude, I don't think ANYone who visits BTVA isn't at least a little bit nerdy ;)
eaglewings
said at 8:51 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
@Foxwolf: I happen to know Stingervoice in real life and have to say he's exceptionally nerdy! :p Kidding! He's actually a pretty cool kid. I've loved the times that I've gotten to hang out with him. He's hilarious, very humble and very kind-- even in the face of negative comments. I voted for him because I really do like his voice, but have to admit that his attitude in life, especially that he displays this despite dealing with some physical handicaps in life, swayed my decision as well. Good luck Stingervoice. I think you've got the right stuff. I hope others think so too and that you make it far in this particular field. The world needs more guys like you. Your friend, Eagle.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 3:04 AM on Fri Sep 30 2011
@eaglewings Well thank you, Eagle. I'll do my best not to let any of my fans down. Thanks for taking the time to check out my submission, but I think I am gonna have to step up my game if I wanna compete with the other finalists :p I am very blessed to have made it this far. I'll give it all I have, but I am honored to be one of the finalists.

God Bless,
-Ray
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:29 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
Only three more left who haven't submitted their clips: chibiansem02, GameBuddy and Stingervoice...hope you three get them in on time!!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 12:32 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@OptimusSolo I'm workin on it! It's slow going though :[ I'll have it in on time.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:42 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice no problem man just hope the other two will as well :)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:02 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@OptimusSolo I think I have 2/3 down....just one more to go. :]
SCP21
said at 1:13 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice Awesome man, we can't wait to hear them. I know I was liking your works among a few of the others in the Top 16.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:27 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
I still think picking existing characters for models is the way to go because its the best way to stack you all up against each other acting wise on a level playing field. Each of you doing an original character would be very hard to judge but I am sure there is a way we can mold this into a future contest :)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:03 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@OptimusSolo I agree, but it creates the problem of wanting to just "be" that existing character lol. I think it is better this way. Just gotta roll with the punches to be a voice actor. :]
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 1:15 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@OptimusSolo I can totally see how that would be very hard to judge. I like that you gave us two character options when it came to a show category. It makes it easier than saying everyone has to fit into this one character.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:29 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@OptimusSolo i mentioned below that an idea could be that we create characters ourselves, but then that puts a lot of pressure on us to come up with interesting characters and lines.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 1:34 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Foxwolf You could possibly go to a source where there are strong characters, but they haven't been voiced in cartoons or movies so there isn't a preconceived notion of how they should sound. Something like a book, graphic novel, or comic strip. I know you mentioned the book thing before. =) It's one of those things when they take a book and make a movie out of it and you say "Wow that's not what I pictured but it works."
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:41 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Wolfwings most definitely. it'll certainly make future contest more interesting if we can mix characters up that come from a variety of sources.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:49 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Foxwolf I think the contest is great so far! Always room for improvement, but I have to say you guys have done a great job so far for your first one.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:17 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice thanks man. means a lot to us.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 7:48 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@OptimusSolo I completely understand your point about having to judge original characters against each other. I hope no one thinks I was complaining earlier. I just wanted to let the judges know they had done thier job by giving us a real challenge. This is a competition, so I'm not expecting it to be easy...where's the fun in that? :D
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 10:18 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
I'm sorry to hear that some of the contestants are under the weather. I hope you guys get well soon. Drink something warm and soothing for your throat and take care of yourselves!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 12:13 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Wolfwings Thanks for the advice! I am trying to record right now and it's so much harder. >.< Oh well I'll give it what I can.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 1:11 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Stingervoice Just don't hurt yourself. That won't help. Take little breaks to relax your throat if it starts to hurt or anything. Sip some tea if you like tea.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 1:52 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Wolfwings Thats exactly what I did (which is why it took me so long to get it finished lol). My throat was getting scratchy real fast, but I got through it with a lot of water, and a few breaks. Thanks for giving me the advice. :]
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:20 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
Very interesting to hear how challenging you guys found this round. I'm sure having the original voices in your head made it more difficult. Let's say I'm personally surprised so far how many finalists veered towards one particular character.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 9:52 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@Foxwolf Yeah, especially since the second paragraph starts with, "To make it *easier* on all of you we have chosen characters that most people will know and recognize." Personally, it would have been easier (acting-wise) for me to create a new voice for a new character. Like I said earlier, I tried other voices, but in my mind they never sounded right if they didn't sound like Shaggy (or Fred.)
Bastian (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 10:05 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@Foxwolf I get the feeling that most of the guys went for Shaggy, myself included. For myself, I enjoy playing comedic characters, and he was definitely the more comedic of the two.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:41 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Lapianoman I certainly understand where you're coming from. To be honest, it was probably easier on us to use existing characters than come up with our own and make up lines for them. Maybe something we'll try to do for a future contest.
Just like auditions, we'll get everyone's feedback on what they thought of the round.
Bastian (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:00 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
Woo, down to the wire! But I've got mine in, and am excited to see how things go. :D
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 5:32 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
That was so difficult. >.< I at first read the lines in my natural voice, but after listening back to them I decided that I sounded way too young. So, I had to lower my voice a tad. I hope it sounds natural. Also, I couldn't for the life of me figure out how Daphne's second line was supposed to sound. I'm eager to hear how the other ladies (if they tried out for Daphne) read it.

If I make it past this round, I'm hoping the second round will be easier for me.
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 5:34 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@Jilly Bean I meant to say picked, not tried out for* >.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 6:04 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@Jilly Bean Yeah, I hear you. I am just getting over a cold from last week and I can't get it to sound just right.

I hope the second round is easier too. Good luck with your submission. :]
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 6:30 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@Stingervoice Thanks. I hope you feel better soon. ^^
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 12:14 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
This round was really tough for me. Having grown up watching Scooby Doo, the way Shaggy talks has been burned into my brain. Believe me, I tried several different ways of re-imagining his voice, but as I listened to the playback, I kept rejecting them in favor of my takes where I'm doing my closest rendition of Casey Kasem's Shaggy. I also tried Fred, but just couldn't come up with anything I was remotely happy with.

It will be interesting to hear what everyone else came up with. Good luck to you all!
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 9:28 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
we have until the end of the day tomorrow, right? I just got out of the hospital -_-
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 9:51 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
@chibiansem02 "DEADLINE: Sat Sep 24 2011 at 11:59 PM PST" Yep tomorrow.

Sorry to hear about the hospital :[ Hope you're doing ok.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:36 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
@chibiansem02 oh man. I hope everything's alright. let us know if you need anything.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 10:15 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@chibiansem02
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
Whoo! Submission numbers are increasing!

And oh man, my avatar is one pixelated mess.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 5:58 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
Good to see the submissions rolling in!!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 5:42 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
Lines submitted! Good luck to all!
Sonicdeadpoolfan
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
I'm new here, so I don't know much about the contest.
Am I eligible to still enter, or do I have to wait till round 2? And on top of that, When does round 2 start anyway?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:56 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
@Sonicdeadpoolfan unfortunately, Rounds 1 - 5 are only for the 16 finalists. Each round some finalists are eliminated and a winner is decided at the end of Round 5.
You'll be able to audition for Season 2 of the contest.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 8:17 AM on Fri Sep 23 2011
Figures I'd get picked for jury duty Tuesday...it's definitely put a cramp in my recording schedule. I'm still going to make Saturday's deadline.

Just to clarify, are we still following the same rules about not adding to our recordings (no music or fx) - voice only?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:14 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
@Lapianoman ah, that sucks. I had a jury summons a couple months back. lucky I didn't get called up. Just sat in the waiting room all day.

yeah, same rules. Let's just keep the recordings with your voice only.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:37 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
Looking forward to seeing the other 13 submissions, hope everyone gets theirs in before the deadline!!
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 5:42 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@OptimusSolo
It's gonna be even harder to get stuff in on time once school starts back up for us young'uns, but hopefully we won't keep you in anticipation of our wacky antics for long.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:20 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@HenshinJoe we figured most of you were still in school which is why each round gives you a week to submit your performances. I had initially wanted the rounds submissions and voting be 1 week, rather than 2. But Optimus convinced me otherwise :)
In any case, always put school first, but do let us know asap if any of you don't have the time to continue on in the contest.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 9:27 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@Foxwolf did I just hear a...."I told you so"? Hmmm maybe I am just hearing it in my head somewhere :)
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:36 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@OptimusSolo Well, you have my thanks because I was assigned two essays this week. Thus, you have saved my proverbial hindquarters.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:43 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@OptimusSolo no no, that might just be the voices in your head :P
Ryan the Game Master
said at 10:58 AM on Thu Sep 22 2011
Where can we submit our performances?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:22 PM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@Ryan the Game Master sorry, the rest of the contest is only for the Finalists.
dizmidget
said at 11:30 PM on Wed Sep 21 2011
is this only for the finalists?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:42 AM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@dizmidget uh...yea
Stephy Laurens
said at 9:50 PM on Wed Sep 21 2011
Ah! Interpretations...now THAT'S fun to do! Especially if you give the character your own voice!

Good luck everyone! :)
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 7:50 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
At first I just did the Shaggy lines as Shaggy, but then my understanding was that we were not supposed to "just do impressions" and that we were supposed to use only the short description of each character to come up with a new take on that character, as if we'd never heard of them before. So I decided that if Shaggy was a scrawny comedic coward, my new weird version of Fred would be a big brave athletic guy with not much of a sense of humor (ala Patrick Warburton from Venture Brothers). I hope I understood what we were suppose to do, by taking an old character in a new direction.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:53 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@Bear its up to each contestant to interpret our instructions as they wish
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 7:15 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
Hard to ditch all the things we associate with the original Scoby Doo.
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 2:48 PM on Wed Sep 21 2011
@Bear
I hear you on that.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 6:30 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
I'm glad that this isn't just a voice match kind of thing. It will be fun to hear the different takes on the characters. =)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:00 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
This may or may not help some of you get some ideas on different things you can do with these characters...

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Scooby-Doo/
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 3:39 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@OptimusSolo This is actually really helpful, and probably just what I needed. Thanks!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:43 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@HenshinJoe no problem! Thought maybe one of the different versions of the characters might trigger something for someone in creating their version :)
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 7:49 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
By the way, should there be an introduction in our files like there was for the auditions, or should we just read the lines?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:32 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@Rev897 no need this time. You're just going to embody the character now :)
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 5:35 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@Foxwolf Thanks. Good to know.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:01 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
shleepers, you're quick off the mark :P btw, I sent you a message on your profile
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 11:22 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Ooh, this'll be a little tough because I didn't grow up watching Scooby Doo, but I guess that'll help me come up with original voices. Hmm, now which one to choose...
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 11:22 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Cool! This should be a fun round. Good luck, everyone!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 10:41 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
BRING. IT. ON.
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG!?
mike33776 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 10:15 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Oh boy, this is going to be tough! When I look at the pictures of Fred and Shaggy all I can hear are...Frank Welker and Casey Kasem! I'm up for the challenge though!
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 10:00 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Well, this'll be an interesting round...Can't decide between Fred or Shaggy, so I guess I'll just try both of 'em and see which one sounds best.

Here's to a challenging round, everyone!