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TOP 16 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
- Listen To Callback Performances -
- Listen & Vote For Behind-The-Scenes Performances -

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

Congratulations to those who have been chosen to participate in our Callback Auditions for Season 2 of 'Act Your Voice Out'. It means that we liked what we heard from you in your Open Auditions and thought you had potential and we want to give you another shot at becoming one of our 16 finalists!

All of the Auditions that were chosen for callbacks will need to submit a second audition in order to be considered for one of our finalist positions.

Unlike your Open Audition, where you were free to do any voice, any emotion, any character and any line, we are asking you to do some specific things for your Callback Auditions.

Your Callback Audition will consist of 4 trials. The important part here is giving us a believable voice acting performance that displays the following emotions and requirements.

Note: Each performance does not need to be filled entirely with the required emotion, but it needs to be the dominant emotion.
eg. for "Joy/Excitement" the beginning can be normal and then build up to excitement.


TRIAL #1
Perform the monologue below and give us your interpretation of a character that has had a hard life, is depressed and believes life is destined to be like this forever.

Required
• Key Emotion: Sadness
• Voice: Any voice/age
• Type: Serious/Dramatic

"People are always telling me to smile, like smiling is going to just take away all the hurt and pain. Well I've tried that. I've tried hiding my sorrows and covering the sadness in smiles. And what I've learned is that when it hurts this much inside, your heart always has a way of showing it, no matter how many masks you wear."
TRIAL #2
Perform the monologue below and give us your version of an army drill sergeant who is sick of new cadets not understanding the sacrifices a soldier needs to make in war.

Required
• Key Emotion: Anger/Rage
• Voice: Created voice
• Type: Serious/Authoritative

"We dont ever quit Privates! You keep shooting till you're out of ammunition, you throw grenades then you start in with the bayonet and when you break that off, you use your rifle as a club! When you break that up, you go hand to hand till they get you, and the last thing you better do in life is sink your teeth into the bad guy's ankle as you lay there dying! Cause this is the ARMY and the INFANTRY and we don't quit until we're dead!"
TRIAL #3
Create/borrow dialogue that portrays a character's youthful excitement about something. Note: "youthful" can mean an old person being excited about say winning the lottery. It's youthful energy, not age.

Required
• Key Emotion: Joy/Excitement
• Voice: Any voice/age
• Type: Serious or Cartoony
• Length: Less than 20 seconds
TRIAL #4
Create/borrow dialogue that portrays an evil and maniacal character (eg. mad scientist, witch/warlock, supervillain) looking forward to their villainous plans succeeding.

Required
• Key Emotion: Insanity/Anticipation
• Voice: Created voice
• Type: Cartoony
• Challenge: Must include a distinct laugh
• Length: Less than 20 seconds

JUDGING: Each Trial accounts for one quarter of your overall score. And each Trial will be scored individually based on your voice acting as well as capturing each of the requirements.

Deadline for Callbackers: Monday June 11, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
• Voting/elimination rounds will begin after the Finalists have been selected.
• Members given a Callback will be dubbed "Callbackers".
• Members participating in the "Behind-The-Scenes" part of the contest will be dubbed "BTSers".
If you're a Callbacker or a BTSer, please to submit your performance.

Didn't audition in this season's AYVO? No worries. You can submit a voice acting performance just for fun! Just .

89 Callbackers Have Approved Callbacks:

Seymour , Ovarku , Jim Nickabocker , ChronoRabbit , Dogman15 , LordCrehavos , MasakoX , BobcatXtreme , Cydonia , LM-G1 , TwilitWing , BloodRedOath , Hayabusa47 , Mrbipolar , CatsTuxedo , Jmanvii , Rikka , luciouscbt , Martin Perks , Bree , Azure , Kino , mizura , Felinafullstop , GoldenrodGirl , sydsnap , The Pawt , chibiansem02 , Hathor Liderc , Kovabomb , Tyler James Thompson , AMT , Senile-Snake , Kuro630 , Mirne , SheilaMGagne , voiceofrei , ThisIsoRickx , Strikernofear , chococrepes , nvansistine , Koichi_Saito , TabbyKat , Koivo , PurpleMokona101 , Michelle Deco , tripredravage , Soldierkei , TuxedoTaargus , Sarah , AWIG , Mewsel , Corey Barba , asmithhers , OdellAtkinson , SCP21 , Cybergemini , MrLeekspin , evanASF27 , vendingmachine , Cypo , MightyMoose , SteveP , awsmith2006 , EliteF50 , vernsmith49 , Dillon Taylor , Gonax , pickle131 , animefangel , Shadowlink4321 , Red524 , FoxyLee13 , SacredTear , MegaMac , Calavera , Insanefoo , AirZach , DanKotori , Octopimp , Tara St. Michel , Estellise , RitsukaFlame , NeumanProductions , diariles , xapth , YukariKanashii88 , Sarahcfgirl , RiverK

43 BTSers Have Approved Performances:

JoeyKat , DeepC , ChibiSammii , NightSurfer , ichigara , TwoDoorCafeClub , SmartyBoyboy , JAB1190 , Millaninja , Kyhlarn , LionelRGuy , CrazyxVoice , XenoTheStranger , I_am_onlive , VodkaHaze , XiVeRo , Pokejedservo , One Born , finalCrystine , Beaux , Sarge Ray , TheMole135 , RozenStar , missvoiceofanangel , VocAwe , Asia (Stix1800) , TamaRanEd , ungodly , Psyche's Rose , The Flaming E , hankman , Obbl , derekotsu , HappyAsian2521 , Kiome , DarkSonic , Hendercrazy , Bamma , Nekoism , xYiNxYanGxYoukaIx , CarolsFire , VocalChameleon , Mickwhitefire28

2 BTVA Members Have Approved Performances:

Lapianoman , TheMisakiDubs

Waiting, Bored or Both? Want To Practice Your Voice Acting?

Head over to Voice This! and record some lines for a variety of images.

Where's My Audition Feedback?

Some public feedback for members has already been posted by the Judges NCZ, Foxwolf and OptimusSolo, while more feedback will continue to be added on a daily basis.

Privately requested feedback has and will be sent via the Forums Private Messages.

If you have requested feedback and still not received it, please check back daily. Feel free to message us if you would like your feedback sooner rather than later.


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CBUCK
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
Do they give you a phone call saying you got to the person's choice?
CBUCK
said at 8:28 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
Do they give you a phonecall of some sort?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:13 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Thanks everyone. You guys have been SUPER patient this whole day. I'm surprised no one flamed us lol

Hope to see most of, if not all of you continue on in the contest in Behind-The-Scenes :)
luciouscbt
said at 3:16 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf thanks for the chance to join. It was fun my friend. I wish everyone well and forward.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:58 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@luciouscbt thanks for being a part of it. it's been great to "chat" to you and so many of the other contestants over the past few weeks.

I hope that as BTVA expands with all it's planned voice acting features that we'll see you and everyone else find a "permanent home" here at BTVA :)
luciouscbt
said at 4:33 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf I hope you guys expand as well. This is a good site. Any who it's been fun thanks for the opportunity. :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:49 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
We are all done folks!!! :)
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:50 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo YAAAAY!!! :D
PurpleMokona101
said at 12:52 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo YAY!!!!! so excited and nervous
MOM0KI
said at 12:52 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo *A* Really excited to see who else is in this!!!!
LordCrehavos
said at 12:53 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Oh boy oh boy oh boy! :3
chococrepes
said at 12:53 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo My stomach is all in knots but it's so exciting!
Kino
said at 12:55 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo YES!
BobcatXtreme
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo I AM SO EXCITED!!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:59 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@BobcatXtreme If you reload the page you can click on the "Finalists" link now everyone.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:17 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Sorry guys - we are hammering out the final two spots as we speak...
Mrbipolar
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Hammer away... we'll wait :)
MOM0KI
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo *_*
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:22 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo S-so close.. ;w;
TamaRanEd
said at 12:24 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Rather you then me man lol
ChronoRabbit
said at 12:28 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Please dont flip a coin!!!! haha
SteveP
said at 12:28 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo You are tearing me apart OptimusSolo!
MegaMac
said at 12:33 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Stop.....Hammah Time!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:36 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@SteveP We are tearing every aspect of this apart to try to separate these last couple of people! This is not easy folks haha
SteveP
said at 12:51 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo I hope you got the reference ;)
MightyMoose
said at 1:49 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@SteveP What a story SteveP.
diariles
said at 12:13 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Refresh the page. Scroll down to see if there are updates in the comments. Sigh. Facebook stalk someone random. Come back. Refresh again.
AWIG
said at 12:14 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@diariles Same here.. well minus the facebook part. :)
SheilaMGagne
said at 12:15 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@diariles Ditto.
LordCrehavos
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@diariles Yup, that's what I've been doing all day. xD That's what happens when you have nothing else to do.
Mrbipolar
said at 12:19 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@diariles have you been watching me? LOL! Yup I am doing the exact same thing!
diariles
said at 12:25 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Mrbipolar Secretly. I am a ninja. :P
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:26 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@diariles What a coincidence! I was just facebook stalking you! :D
(Kidding, kidding. Maybe.)
ChronoRabbit
said at 12:27 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@diariles haha, this is too funny. I thought I would take a shower, then come back, walk the dogs, then come back, fold my laundry, then come back. I think I'm getting more house chores done this way...hmmm lol
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:42 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@ChronoRabbit glad we are helping out with your productivity :)
YukariKanashii88
said at 11:56 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I'm dying over here! XDD
asmithhers
said at 11:59 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@YukariKanashii88 You're not alone! lol
PurpleMokona101
said at 12:00 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@YukariKanashii88 me tooDX
TamaRanEd
said at 12:02 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@PurpleMokona101 Me three and I'm a BTS'er XD
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:04 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@asmithhers Haha thank goodness! XD
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:04 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@PurpleMokona101 It's okay, we have each other! xDD
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:05 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@TamaRanEd xDD We all feel the tension!
ChronoRabbit
said at 12:09 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@YukariKanashii88 ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I cant take it!! lol.
AWIG
said at 12:10 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@YukariKanashii88 Tick-Tock O___o!
Kino
said at 12:13 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@YukariKanashii88 I too and growing nervous!
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:21 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@ChronoRabbit Me neither! >w
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:21 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@AWIG ON THE CLOCK- oh wait xD
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:21 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Kino Hang in there!! ^^
MichaelJ
said at 11:54 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Hey can someone with access to the BTVA gmail account check their email?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@MichaelJ what good would that do???
MichaelJ
said at 12:46 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo I guess not a whole lot but I'd appreciate it. :/
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:14 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@MichaelJ sorry dude. you really sent them at the 11th hour. I replied to River telling him you hadn't sent them in a couple of days ago :(

if you want, I can still submit them so they appear on the site.
EliteF50
said at 11:48 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
You guys sure know how to build tension. XD
Sarahcfgirl
said at 11:54 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@EliteF50 Agreed! @-@
AWIG
said at 11:58 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@EliteF50 True. In the meantime I'm keeping myself involved with some editing.
FoxyLee13
said at 11:31 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Oh dear! Mr. Hebert your birthday was yesterday!! Im sorry i missed it!! Happy (late) Birthday to ya!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:00 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Almost there guys! Should be done with the next 30-45 minutes if all goes well!
LordCrehavos
said at 11:02 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Excellent, good to hear. :)
SheilaMGagne
said at 11:07 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo YAY! :3
BobcatXtreme
said at 11:29 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Okay. I'll play things to keep my mind occupied until it's up.
luciouscbt
said at 10:09 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I'm waiting. I'm actually pumped up really because I got my top 16 winning and losing speech on me. haha :)
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 10:02 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I anticipate much coin flipping.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:08 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Just to make sure you guys know we aren't just sitting around doing nothing...we basically are in the process of narrowing down the 25 people who at least one of us had chosen for our Top 14, to the 14 people that actually make the Top 14 :)
LordCrehavos
said at 7:11 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Don't worry man. Just take your time and make a good decision, not a rushed one. :P
Martin Perks
said at 7:17 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Agreed, take your time. We're all just excited, no worried ^^.
SCP21
said at 7:58 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Ditto to above. I think next Season we should do top 20 to better this. Good luck to you and the other judges and here's hoping.
OdellAtkinson
said at 8:10 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo
We know brother, but damn are we excited to know the results. Especially up against 88 others. x_x
luciouscbt
said at 8:16 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo I am rather surprised of the outcome really. This is also another good way to recruit voice talent. I mean I am in the middle of a project and looking for voices and coming here is helpful.
LordCrehavos
said at 9:22 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Aaagh, the suspension is killing me! xD Never had to wait for results quite like this before.
Martin Perks
said at 6:39 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Agh, feel like I'm gonna explode! Good luck to everyone! XD
Sarahcfgirl
said at 6:46 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Martin Perks Same! Been checking back here like crazy, hoping for results xD At the same time, I don't want to know oAo Scary lol.. Good luck to you, too, btw!
Martin Perks
said at 7:01 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Lol totally the same! I've been watching some X-men eps (don't know why, had an urge) and keep checking back like a mad man after each ep XD. It's midnight! I should be sleeping lmao.
Tara St. Michel
said at 9:01 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Sarahcfgirl same! I keep like... checking on my iPod for it and I'm like... is it up is it up is it up?? 0.0 Aww not yet... well i'll go find something to preoccupy my mind and come back 2 hours later (which ends up being like 2 min half the time XD). Anyway good luck as well!
BobcatXtreme
said at 6:27 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I am on pins and needles here. It is killing me so much that you have no idea. Good luck for the rest of you who are also excited. :)
SCP21
said at 6:23 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I am sooooo hoping I made it despite having the Flu all last week. I still think I did very well for being ill.
asmithhers
said at 6:23 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Seeing all these comments about being nervous and yet still wishing the best to your competition just makes it that much more of an honor to be surrounded by such talented and yet humble people. Best of luck everyone!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:25 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@asmithhers all I can say in response to this and ALL the similar type comments in the past few weeks is ....

BTVA voice acting community ... BEST ONLINE COMMUNITY EVER!!!! :D
LordCrehavos
said at 6:20 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
We're all nervous, but we all know we gave it our best. Let's just keep on hoping we made it, and if not, there's always another shot. :)
PurpleMokona101
said at 6:03 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
GAH!!! soooo nervous XD
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:01 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
We are getting pretty close guys...please be patient just a little longer :)
SCP21
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo Thanks for the update and good luck!
MasakoX
said at 5:58 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Oooh, I'm getting really nervous about this. :) Good luck everyone!
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 4:23 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I can understand why it's taking longer than expected & I do not envy the judges in the least! There were 25 auditions I thought could easily move on to the Finals, in addition to many others I felt were *this* close. Cutting that number down to 14 would be tough enough for me. Getting 2 others to agree with my choices on top of that? Talk about Mission Impossible!

Good luck to all the contestants!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Lapianoman don't forget we've got 4 Callback performances from each contestant as well as their auditions to consider :)

But the delay has mainly been due to busy job/work schedules and not being online all at the same time.
HappyAsian2521
said at 4:23 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
There are so many talented voice actors/actresses, that I'd hate to see some of them lose. I wish there can be like 20 winners XD
Cydonia
said at 4:06 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Keep remembering guys, this is just for fun! I thoroughly enjoyed recording for the callbacks, and I'm honored enough to have been chosen out of so many auditions!
Corey Barba
said at 3:15 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Best of luck to everyone! No matter what the outcome, this is super dang fun!
MrLeekspin
said at 3:11 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
I never get nervous and I'm super nervous about this :3 Very best of luck to everyone :D
finalCrystine
said at 12:29 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Lol, I'm even nervous while I'm not in the callbacks xD Excited to see who the lucky 14 are!
Kino
said at 11:32 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Arghhh we gotta wait till tommorow? The pain!
SCP21
said at 12:02 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Kino No it'll be today just later today. They commented when it was Thu-Fri night hours.
Kino
said at 4:52 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@SCP21 oh! thats great then!
ChronoRabbit
said at 11:11 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Really excited to see what goes down!!
AWIG
said at 8:38 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Nervousness is an understatement but regardless of what happens we tried our best... and that's what we should all keep doing, trying and not giving up. Good luck! :)
LM-G1
said at 7:39 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Nervous, nervous, nervous! AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! D:
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:26 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Well, all of the judges have their personal picks for the remaining 14 spots completed, too bad the lists aren't identical!! Let the slugfest begin!!!
luciouscbt
said at 2:30 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo where's the list?
Sarahcfgirl
said at 2:42 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@luciouscbt Sounds like they haven't made the official list yet. They have to make sure they all agree on the final 14. In other words, their "personal choices" have to match up. But seeing as they've got their personal choices figured out, that's just one step closer to the judges having the official list ready :P
Sarahcfgirl
said at 2:44 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Sarahcfgirl *Final 16
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:54 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@luciouscbt the official announcement is looking to be late afternoon tomorrow. so hang tight guys. the pain is almost over :P
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:57 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Foxwolf more than likely early evening/late evening tomorrow I would say ;)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:57 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Sarahcfgirl EXACTLY! you are always right on the money!!
LordCrehavos
said at 3:17 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@OptimusSolo I'm crossing my fingers that I did well in your guys' eyes. If not, I suppose it just shows I have room for improvement. xD
OdellAtkinson
said at 4:10 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@LordCrehavos Ditto.
luciouscbt
said at 1:34 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
In case I don't make the cut on the top 16 let me say that it's been fun everyone. Great to be around other talented voice actors. Some I would want to work with on some projects. Keep up the good work everyone. :)
LordCrehavos
said at 1:56 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@luciouscbt I second this notion...Though I really really hope I make it. >_
luciouscbt
said at 2:29 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@LordCrehavos Same.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:53 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@luciouscbt well, hopefully when the new "Casting Call" section is out of Beta, you guys all CAN work together :)

Here's the section in Beta (about 80% complete with some test projects that members have added).

www.behindthevoiceactors.com/casting-call/
luciouscbt
said at 2:56 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Foxwolf I'll keep a look out. I also have a couple of projects of my own,
YukariKanashii88
said at 1:13 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Well guys.. today we find out. ;w; I'm so nervous its not even funny. ^^"
Telme22
said at 9:23 PM on Thu Jun 14 2012
Happy Birthday Kyle Hebert!
Zylphia
said at 12:18 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
Gosh, I wish I found out about this website sooner! I would have DEFINITELY entered... and won! mwahahah! lol jk. This actually sounds like a fun kind of audition! :D
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:32 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Zylphia then we expect to see an audition from you next season! :D

but you can still partake in the contest in a fun non-competitive way. you can actually submit a performance for one of the trials above.
Zylphia
said at 11:29 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Foxwolf oh SWEET! :DD
Well in that case, lemme find my old headphone set and get to recording! lol :P
AWIG
said at 6:22 PM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Zylphia That happened to me last time, I discovered the site and contest when it was near it's end :P
Tyler James Thompson
said at 8:26 PM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Zylphia Yeah same thing happened to me last year. Trust me, your time will come around very quickly! Look forward to hearing you next year!
Dogman15
said at 11:05 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
How will we be notified of who the 16 finalists are? Individual e-mails to the "winners", or will we just have to keep checking the site and searching through pages?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:29 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Dogman15 I don't really think much 'searching through pages' will need to go on since there is a side menu that lists all the major sections. Not to mention the front page "Contest Graphics" that will change when the Finalists are announced etc etc
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:34 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Dogman15 also, in the AYVO navigation you'll see yellow buttons that indicate active phases of the contest and the inactive ones are gray. "Finalists" will be active next.
LordCrehavos
said at 7:19 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
You guys should probably update the side banners to include Yuri and Tara's stuff alongside Kyle's. You'll get more attention that way, I'm sure. :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@LordCrehavos yeah, its on my list right after finishing my scoring of the Callbacker performances :)
LordCrehavos
said at 8:05 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf Cool, glad to hear it. :)
luciouscbt
said at 1:51 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
Now those are some announcements. Makes it more the worth wild participating in this contest. Time to put on the game face and rock and roll :)
AWIG
said at 9:23 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@luciouscbt Same here! That's even more motivation. >:D
AWIG
said at 1:02 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
And now the waiting game... reminds of college days, waiting for class scores on the net. :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:31 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT #2 - Tara and Yuri will not only be guest judging, but they'll also be sponsoring the content. Sponsoring with what you ask?

They are very kindly donating 8 copies of their "Voice Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind The Mic" book AND their voice acting The Warm-Up CD.
Round 3 (which they are judging) will consist of the Top 8 Finalists, each who will receive a copy of both book and CD.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 1:40 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf Trying not to flip out.
Trying not to flip out.
Trying not toiesiaohrisoah
AMT
said at 1:54 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf WHOOOOO! This is great! Just to have real voice actors behind this contest, supporting it is great! But THIS!? I feel woozy... @_@
TamaRanEd
said at 9:44 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf I have their book and it's a great read ontop of very helpful with a nice charm to it
SCP21
said at 12:41 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf That so adds to the awesome!
Tyler James Thompson
said at 1:28 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf I had a feeling when I saw their ad on the site! Wow... three of my all time favorites judging this contest! It's really amazing. And that book is absolutely wonderful! Taught me so much :)
Martin Perks
said at 2:04 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Sarahcfgirl I saw their ad and thought hum seems interesting. So awesome to have it as a prize! I'm sure I remember watching an interview of them talking about that book. Can't remember where though.
MegaMac
said at 2:13 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
Wow, that's awesome. I hope I'll make it to at least the Top 8. Sounds like those items are pretty interesting and could prove to be great assistance in getting better! =)
Kino
said at 2:31 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf Thats awesome! Must have items for aspiring VA's!
SCP21
said at 3:58 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@MegaMac Yeah I agree, would be really cool to at least get to the Top 8 to get those.
YukariKanashii88
said at 2:23 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Foxwolf Excuse my while I go faint. @^@''
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:21 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT #1 - Voice acting couple Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt will be Special Guest Judges for Round 3!! So a big thanks to them for taking time out their busy schedule to be apart of AYVO.

And for clarification, Kyle Hebert will be guest judging Round 1.
LordCrehavos
said at 10:28 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf Holy crap, yay! That's amazing that you guys got them all as judges! Can't wait for this thing now, this kicks up the excitement level tenfold!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 1:44 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf Oh, man. If I wasn't crazy nervous before, I definitely am now.
AWIG
said at 9:24 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf That's awesome! Even more incentive for everyone to do a good job :)
TamaRanEd
said at 9:43 AM on Wed Jun 13 2012
@Foxwolf XDDD Man if that doesn't drive in the nervous needle for people now. Awesome sauce!!! Good luck everyone
YukariKanashii88
said at 7:05 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
And the waiting game begins once again, oh goodness. xD Anyone else feeling ultra nervous?

Ah well, good luck everyone! ^w^
OdellAtkinson
said at 8:14 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@YukariKanashii88 A wittle biyut. >_>
YukariKanashii88
said at 2:24 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@OdellAtkinson xD Glad to know I'm not alone!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:22 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
So we got 2 big surprises that will be announced later today (maybe 3 depending on how you look at it)

You guys may be able to guess one of them but the other is just an awesome bonus beyond the already killer winner prize ;)
SCP21
said at 5:31 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf Oooh Goodie! Wonder what that is?
YukariKanashii88
said at 7:05 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf You just love to torture us huh? xDD
MegaMac
said at 7:27 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf Very interesting. Making the stakes even higher, are we? It'll make the competition all the more stiffer...aye yai yai.
LordCrehavos
said at 8:50 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf I can't even think of what these surprises could be haha. Can't wait to find out. :)
TamaRanEd
said at 8:56 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf I'm nervous and I don't even know if this is Callbackers only XD Heck I'm nervous anyway in the BTS for some reason.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:57 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@YukariKanashii88 more like I enjoy building up the anticipation :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:00 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@TamaRanEd lol, I hope it's a good nervous :P and it's actually for the finalists :(
TamaRanEd
said at 10:02 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf lol It's a eager nervous. And aww poo you guys get all the fun lol Looking interested anyway
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I would like to give everyone a friendly reminder that anyone who makes it into the Top 16 will need to potentially be available to record performances once every 2 weeks up and until the end of August.

If you know you won't be available during that time due to vacation etc. please let us know now. we had 2 finalists drop out last season and would like to avoid that happening again. Thanks for understanding.
luciouscbt
said at 5:15 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf No problem. Being that I'm on Hiatus from other projects I'm open.
SCP21
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf No problem for me :D - I plan to be around the WHOLE time.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:11 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf appreciate the responses from luciouscbt and SCP21 but to avoid a potentially lengthy comment thread, maybe those who can't be around can reply :) thanks!
SCP21
said at 6:21 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf LOL No problem haha.
evanASF27
said at 10:21 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf "Once every 2 weeks". So if we're away from a means to record a submission for one 7-day period, then we're good to go? Because I have one of those I believe near the very end of the contest period.
evanASF27
said at 10:25 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf (addendum) I'd like to add that, aside from that one week, I would be able to participate in each round.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:33 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@evanASF27 do you mind if you share those dates? I can see if they clash with the submission dates.
evanASF27
said at 11:14 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf I'll send a Private Message.
Dogman15
said at 4:41 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
RiverK, anyproblems123, shwabadi, MichaelJ, onemunki, Luminabyss, and TheMadcapJack didn't submit callbacks. Out of the 95 people who initially were selected for callbacks, 88 succeeded at successful submissions. Add in the 2 who are already in the top 16, and that means that 88 people are competing for 14 spaces. That means we each have about at 15% chance of being a finalist.
Dogman15
said at 4:41 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Change "about at" to "about a".
The Flaming E
said at 3:23 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I know the deadline is over (at least for Callbackers), but for future use, I thought some people might find it helpful to know that you can use iTunes to convert sounds files.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 4:08 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@The Flaming E How so? I've never heard of that.
The Flaming E
said at 4:42 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Check this link out: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550

Just add your sound file to your library, and then follow the steps they say to convert a song's format. And once you have the settings set up the first time, it only takes a few seconds to convert a file each time afterwards, because you can just right click the file in your library and just choose the option to create an MP3 version right away.
BobcatXtreme
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Now the Callbacks have ended. And now.. we wait...
TheMadcapJack
said at 12:18 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I missed out on the second round due to being on vacation. I wish everyone luck to the finals! Truly some talented folks on this site!
OdellAtkinson
said at 8:13 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@TheMadcapJack We'll miss ya Madcap! :< I was looking forward to hearing your stuff more.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:19 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
So now the deadline has been lifted for BTSers, meaning you have the entire contest to submit a performance and still be eligible for the prize.

And now ANY BTVA member is able to submit a performance. All performances from BTSers and regular members will be go public at the same time the Callbacker performances are. ie once the Top 16 are announced :)
OdellAtkinson
said at 3:28 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
What time do you think they'll be posted (Eastern)?
Sarahcfgirl
said at 3:42 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@OdellAtkinson Not sure about the time, but as for the day, June 15 is when they plan on making the Final 16 public. You can look at the planned schedule for the entire contest in the sidebar where it says (of course) "Schedule". (You'll have to scroll down a bit once you get to that page to actually see the schedule)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:55 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@OdellAtkinson assuming we don't run out of time, we aim to be done with judging by thursday night, which means we can potentially announce the Top 16 at midnight on friday. however, if there are delays it'll have to be friday evening.
OdellAtkinson
said at 4:30 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf Thanks guys! ^__^
Kiome
said at 2:09 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
OMG I submitted the wrong audio, is there a way to re-summit?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:48 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Kiome sending you a forum PM
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:47 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Kiome wait, I just listened and you submitted trial 1. did you not want to submit that one?
Kiome
said at 1:15 AM on Thu Jun 14 2012
@Foxwolf I was undecided so yea lol
Sarahcfgirl
said at 1:57 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
*Phew* Mine is finally submitted.. My stomach hurts from being tensed so much OTL

I had to use a different internet browser (dang these computer problems getting in my way!) But then it submitted right away and all is well :'D

I admit the sound quality isn't great, but I did my best, and if I hadn't submitted it, I'd just end up wondering how I would have done until next season. So, very very glad I got to c': Thanks again for giving us a few more hours!
evanASF27
said at 1:32 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
This may not be the case for some, but it's possible a few folks were confused with the deadline being Eastern Standard Time, rather than Pacific.... which it was for the "Audition" round. It actually took me a couple reads to make sure it *was* 11:59pm Eastern and not Pacific.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:06 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@evanASF27 yeah, sorry about that. if you notice the timestamps on our comments are Eastern though I was told the site was hosted in the Pacific. so to make the deadlines match the comment times I changed it to EST.
evanASF27
said at 2:37 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf I thought something like that may be the cause of it. =)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:39 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I'm opening up the submissions for a couple more hours so you guys can submit. The 1969 thing is probably a code related bug. so ignore that.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:45 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf oh, and I'm still going to open it up for all non-Callbackers (BTSer's and BTVA members) to be able to submit a performance indefinitely. just busy with my day job right now but will get to it right after.
Hendercrazy
said at 1:24 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Foxwolf - Alright... I'd deleted my BTS performance thinking it was too late... then I see this post! Doh!!! So, I've quickly recorded a fresh new one and have submitted! Thanks!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 1:26 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Hendercrazy You couldn't have gone to your computer's recycling box? O:
Hendercrazy
said at 1:32 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl - Naw... when I toss something in the trash... I empty it. Usually though, I'll save my project in my recording program and then convert to an MP3... but I didn't do that either! In any event... I just rerecorded. It's how my last few days have gone.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:22 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I just found a program that works in converting! But a little too late? When I refresh it's saying I already sent my auditions.. On december of 1969........ Ugh... I can't catch a break..
Hendercrazy
said at 12:23 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl - I think that means they've locked things down for the Callbacks! I'm late as well.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:28 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Hendercrazy Does that mean you're getting the same message? Dang DD: Maybe we'll learn not to wait until the day of to send them in, huh? >
Hendercrazy
said at 12:30 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl - Yeah... I'm getting the same message. I had family functions to attend to... but I thought I had until Midnight CST... but it's EST. :(
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:36 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Hendercrazy Aw, crap. That really sucks :/
Hendercrazy
said at 12:20 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Awww man! Don't tell me I'm too late!
Kiome
said at 12:17 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Wait, did I make it on time?
Hendercrazy
said at 12:14 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Are they closed? It says my performance is awaiting moderation... but I haven't uploaded yet!
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:07 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Well, I hope I made it in on time.. xD
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:10 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@YukariKanashii88 You did!
YukariKanashii88
said at 12:11 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@OptimusSolo Oh thank goodness! XD Phew~~
xapth
said at 12:05 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I apologize, sickness among other things put off my recording until tonight, and I realized at the last minute that my Trial 4 went over the limit. I was scrambling edit literally up until 11:59PM before I exported and uploaded all my files, so I didn't get a chance to listen to them. I hope they're acceptable!

Good luck to all the other Callbackers and BTSers!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:01 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
*wav format (sorry for comment spam. It wont let me reply to my own comment, I guess)
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:00 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
I guess I can't get away with wmv? Otherwise, that's it for me this season.. Can't even put in my callbacks.. :/
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:02 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Not he files have to be MP3 - There are many free programs online to convert to MP3 or try PM'ing Fox in the Forums and maybe he can help you
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:12 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@OptimusSolo Everything I seem to find either takes time to download (which the deadline has already passed, it seems) or the sites don't accept my files because of an "error". It's always been like that and I normally always just got my dad to use the program he has, but it's not even letting me email them.

I PM'd Fox, but at this rate, it doesn't seem like I'll make it this season..
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:15 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl I am sure for technical difficulties and for posting here prior to the deadline Fox will accept you emailing them to us
OdellAtkinson
said at 8:11 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Look for "Switch" it's the program I use. SIMPLE, clean and efficient.
Kiome
said at 11:54 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Just made it YATTA!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 11:53 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Craaaaap! My files wont convert to mp3s and I only have 10 minutes!
luciouscbt
said at 11:41 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
I'm happy with what I got, even with the weak ones. 1 and 3.
The Flaming E
said at 11:27 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
I just realized I kinda made a mistake. I said, "...smiling is just going to take away..." instead of "...smiling is going to just take away...". I know it doesn't matter as much since I'm just a BTSer and no longer in the main contest, but I still hope it's not too much of a problem. Though to be fair, I'm not sure my submission is that great to begin with. But other than having to rush a little, I had fun with it, so I guess that's what matters most. Nevertheless, I'll remember to be more careful next time.
MegaMac
said at 11:34 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@The Flaming E
Lol, I did the same thing actually. I corrected it though. That way does seem to flow out more automatically than "...smiling is going to just take away...". In fact, I changed a couple of things around in Trial #2 for flow's sake. Some of the text didn't seem right to me, so I hope that doesn't take away any points. After all, it's the same dialogue.
The Flaming E
said at 11:39 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@MegaMac Lol. Glad to know I wasn't the only one. Too bad I didn't notice before I submitted it, but it's not like any words were removed or replaced, and it doesn't change the meaning of it or anything, so I don't think it should be a big problem.
derekotsu
said at 11:24 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
phew finally turned in my behind the scene entry T-T
Estellise
said at 11:22 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Submitted! Best of luck to everyone! :>
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:02 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Just in case you don't see your name above and are nervous if we have or have not received your submission...

The only people who we DON'T have callback submissions from are:

RiverK
anyproblems123
RitsukaFlame
diariles
Estellise
xapth
YukariKanashii88
shwabadi
MichaelJ
onemunki
Luminabyss
TheMadcapJack
Tara St. Michel
NeumanProductions
Sarahcfgirl
Calavera
said at 10:20 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Under the wire. Good luck to all!
MegaMac
said at 10:10 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Excellent. Complete. Feel kinda silly for turning them in so late, but eh, some things can't be helped. Hope they're approved and if there's any issues, lemme know!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 9:15 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Ugh... Last day, and I haven't recorded a thing.. My own fault, but gah, I feel stuck in the mud here. So many of my weaknesses being put to the test (mainly the laughter). Guess I'll just have to do my best and hope it's enough in this little time that I have.. :c
Psyche's Rose
said at 9:15 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
I wanted to do both trial 1 and 2, but I could only do one so I submitted trial 1 since I have a personal experiance with it.
Shadowlink4321
said at 8:07 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Whew~ finally finished em. Just in time too. x3
FoxyLee13
said at 7:21 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
I think Trial 2 was the hardest. It's a bit harder to do for females with softer voices. But i can pull through it!!
PurpleMokona101
said at 7:02 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
submitted^^ good luck to everyone~
Dillon Taylor
said at 6:52 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Submitted! Good luck to everyone =D
TamaRanEd
said at 6:38 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Wanted to change the recording I did but since my mic isn't with me tonight I goofed and will have to accept my previous recording lol Oh well.

Best of luck to everyone, contestants or BTS'ers
awsmith2006
said at 5:32 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
I had the most fun with trial #4. Can't wait for the results!
EliteF50
said at 5:04 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Submitted. Can't wait to see how things go! Good luck, everyone.
MightyMoose
said at 4:21 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Performance submitted. *Sigh of relief*

And now we wait.
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 3:21 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Submitted.
evanASF27
said at 3:05 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
well, it's in the judges hands now.
SCP21
said at 2:17 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Mine is submitted FYI just don't see it yet.
MegaMac
said at 1:16 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Ugh, I guess I'll be one of the last minute people lol. Simply could not find the proper time until now. I'll be submittin' my trials sometime today.
OdellAtkinson
said at 3:23 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@MegaMac Ditto. >_
asmithhers
said at 12:46 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Submitted!
SCP21
said at 10:16 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Posted mine just FYI In case it's not there. Still sick but got them out to you.
Sarge Ray
said at 8:55 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
So, my performance has been approved? What happens now?
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:06 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Didn't play "sad" as much as "full of remorse"
RozenStar
said at 5:54 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@OdellAtkinson Now I'm curious. Hope you don't mind me being a creeper. I'm gonna wait until I can listen to it lol
OdellAtkinson
said at 1:30 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@RozenStar Creep away, creep away.
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:04 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Just submitted mine. Huzzah!!
AWIG
said at 12:27 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
Finally submitted mine. Good luck to everyone! Blessings!
XiVeRo
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
I submitted mine already, however I could only finish the 1st trial, it is utterly impossible to record anything during a storm. Anyways, good luck to all the Callbackers and BTSer's for a great performance and I hope you could enjoy mine as well, or whatever is left of it, I had so many ideas planned for the rest of the trials, ;_;.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:46 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@XiVeRo as a BTSer, you only needed to submit 1 trial, so you're good! ;)
XiVeRo
said at 4:10 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@Foxwolf I know, but it would have been fun anyways! :)
RozenStar
said at 9:57 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Well, it's the waiting-for-approval game again. I picked the most challenging emotion for me. I wonder how it'll go.
Beaux
said at 9:30 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
I didn't feel like writing a script and my youthful and nasally voice doesn't work well with being angry (though I did impress my little brother with an incredibly over the top, high-pitched, country take) so I went with the sad trial. I started doing my various takes without much thought, but I have a flat voice and had trouble getting it to sound genuinely sad so I tried to make it feel more like a slightly bitter sadness. I ended up going a little too over-the-top so I toned it down for the clip that ended up here, but I still think it sounds forced. Either way, it was fun doing this and I can't wait to see what the next trials will be.
RozenStar
said at 10:12 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
@Beaux I struggle with genuine crying scenes too making it all the more tempting to record trial #4. Oh how I love voice acting villains.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:05 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
MrLeekspin and Koivo have asked about going over the 20 limit by 3 seconds. Originally we were only going to let it slide by 2 seconds by will allow 3. That will be the absolute maximum. Anything over will unfortunately affect your score.
MrLeekspin
said at 5:36 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@Foxwolf Thank you very much for being so lenient! I hope my callbacks impress :3
Koivo
said at 5:33 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@Foxwolf

Much obliged.
Michelle Deco
said at 7:33 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Submitted mine! I had an absolute BLAST recording all 4 trials ^_^
Koichi_Saito
said at 7:23 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Sent mine not too long ago. Hopefully, my trials will be accepted and I hope everyone enjoys em'. XD
TabbyKat
said at 7:21 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Sent in my callbacks! Trial one and two were alright, although my voice hated number two :). Number four sounds more evil than insane, and I think the laugh is just plain annoying. However, number three was my favorite. I never thought I could find a way to mix nerdy and energetic...
Koivo
said at 7:08 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Callbacks sent. Trial 1 and 2 weren't too bad. Trial 3 was difficult at first because not much over excites me but I found something. ;) Trial 4 I couldn't get shorter than 23 seconds because every time I tried rushing it lost some of the energy. I hope thats not a problem. Its the evil laugh thats the longest and I thought cutting that off would kill the performance
MrLeekspin
said at 5:28 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
I haven't submitted quite yet, but my trial 4 is 23 seconds long. Is that ok? It's kinda as short as it can be with all the dialogue I still want in it. Pwetty pwease? :3
Strikernofear
said at 4:24 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Well i gave my best, but i doubt it will be good enough. Oh well, better luck next time.
finalCrystine
said at 3:39 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
I have submitted mine and done trial 2 for the BTS to try out yelling. Was fun, but my voice didn't like it. XD
Hathor Liderc
said at 4:06 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
@finalCrystine I hear ya! that line really put some strain on my voice.
ThisIsoRickx
said at 3:25 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
I have finally uploaded my lines for the callbacks sorry for the wait.

I did do something wrong though.

My trail 4 is 30 seconds long could I reupload to make it eligible for approval.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:00 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
@ThisIsoRickx sending you a forum PM
AWIG
said at 11:13 AM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Quick question, each file do they need an introduction?
Kyhlarn
said at 2:04 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
@AWIG
I asked the same thing some days ago.
You don't need an intro :)
AWIG
said at 3:20 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
@Kyhlarn Thanks :)
VodkaHaze
said at 9:03 AM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Submitted my performance as a BTSer
SheilaMGagne
said at 7:23 AM on Sun Jun 10 2012
Submitted. I did each trail in a voice that was not on my original audition; it was so much fun to tell their stories. Hope you enjoy them. Good luck, everybody!
Kuro630
said at 10:10 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
I have now submitted my callback ^^
Senile-Snake
said at 10:09 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
I submitted my recordings! Now, I wait...nervously.
AMT
said at 9:27 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
Alright, I sent mine in, finally! Just awaiting approval. God... I suck at evil laughs... Idk why! Someone's gonna have to teach me how to get better at it -_-
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:49 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
Ho lord, I'm submitting mine although I know 1 and 4 are a bit sketchy... I've had horrible vision problems and my computer screen time is limited at the moment @_@ hopefully my next neuro appointment fixes this before the first real round. Anyone else completely bomb Trial 4? Haha.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:23 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@chibiansem02 I remember you had bad luck last season with being sick :( I hope it's not an AYVO curse! :P anyway, I hope everything works out with the neuro and your vision goes back to normal.
The Pawt
said at 2:47 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
Submitted my callback! This round is going to be FIERCE!

Can't wait for the results ;D
GoldenrodGirl
said at 9:55 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
Just submitted my callback~! ^0^/
Felinafullstop
said at 9:19 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
my call back has been submitted :D
ADream
said at 1:15 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
;A; My file is toooo big to even submit! xD I'll try BSTer's the next time~ =w=
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:34 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@ADream how big is your file?
CrazyxVoice
said at 8:07 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
ok I submitted my BTS audition! I suck at evil laughs xD
Kyhlarn
said at 10:59 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@CrazyxVoice
I wanted to pick that trial :P but I couldn't imagine an evil gnome laugh seriously xD
Millaninja
said at 6:18 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
submitted for BTS!
Kino
said at 5:01 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
Submitted. Loved the trials, felt the place I recorded also provided much better audi quality. Can't wait to see if I made it!
Kyhlarn
said at 3:52 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
submitted, focused more on acting this time :)
Martin Perks
said at 8:15 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
Submitted. I'm really happy with the lines this time (rush job last time for the auditions). Fingers crossed >_< and good luck to everyone! ^__^

Ugh, I hate all this waiting already. I've got a knot in my stomach @_@
luciouscbt
said at 2:03 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
I went left field on Trial four. This is going to be the most odd but memorable one there lol
Mewsel
said at 12:17 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
Agh, blast, it's my worst nemesis:
EVIL LAUGHS!!

D:
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:11 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@Mewsel time to make it your BFF :D
SCP21
said at 12:08 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
Can we submit these as we get them done? Meaning not all four at the same time?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:12 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@SCP21 nope, all 4 at once. though I don't see any benefit to submitting them one at a time ???
SCP21
said at 2:06 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@Foxwolf Well I was 100% on 3 of the 4 and may redo the one is why I asked.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:15 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@SCP21 sorry, I'm not sure I understand.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:15 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@Foxwolf He's saying he was happy with three of his recordings so he wanted to submit them but wanted to spend a little more time on the 4th one. I can definitely see why some people would want to submit each one as they complete them.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:23 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@OptimusSolo ah. got it. had I a lot more time on my hands, I would accommodate for that.
LM-G1
said at 11:44 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
There are two of my trials that I'm a bit worried about now as I just realized that I didn't get the emotions correct. Is there any way that I could change those two performances or am I stuck with the one's that I've submitted? D:
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:00 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@LM-G1 are you saying you misread the emotions as something else?
LM-G1
said at 7:03 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@Foxwolf I was in a rush to get things done and I overlooked the emotion bit of the description. The other 3 I felt that I still did correctly but I may have not done what you guys expected of me for the 4th recording, that's the one that I'm most worried about. If it's too much trouble I completely understand as it was my fault in the first place. Sorry about this. :(
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:37 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@LM-G1 sent you a forum PM
LM-G1
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@Foxwolf Got it! :D
SheilaMGagne
said at 10:38 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
When I record trails 1 and 2, I clock in at 30 seconds. Is that too long? Thanks! :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@SheilaMGagne There are no time constraints on Trial 1 or Trial 2.
ichigara
said at 10:32 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
I am so excited!!!!
Hayabusa47
said at 10:21 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Yes got approved!
Though I do have a small question and I apologize if it's already been asked or even answered somewhere else but are the callback trial performances going to be made public like the auditions?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:30 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Hayabusa47 yup
LordCrehavos
said at 8:31 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Quick Question: After I submitted my stuff, it says "Your performance has been submitted and will be active upon approval." It's been approved, and yet still says the same message. I'm just confused and thought you guys could clear that up. :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:36 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@LordCrehavos laziness on my part with the messaging. Basically if you see your name in the list, it's approved/active.

After I'm done with writing up everyone's audition feedback, I'll tweak the message.
LordCrehavos
said at 8:38 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf Good to know. Thanks for clearing that up. ^-^
Jmanvii
said at 7:21 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
submitted!
NightSurfer
said at 6:18 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Submitted mine ^^
DeepC
said at 4:35 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Never mind, already submitted mine and used a voice that's not a specific character.

I REALLY fumbled this time.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:47 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@DeepC dude, it's all cool. your submission was fine. No fumbles :)
DeepC
said at 4:53 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf Phew.

Know what would be funny? If it turned out that I was not too hot at other characters, but fairly good at original characters.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:17 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@DeepC hey, that's a great skill to have. some people are only good at impressions.
Kyhlarn
said at 6:46 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf
Guilty as charged here ^^ but I will do my best to improve my acting :)
DeepC
said at 10:39 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf

And I was able to pick any one of the trials, or did I have to do all four in one recording, or do each one as a separate submission? I'm asking because I thought I could pick one of them and I chose #4.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:32 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@DeepC you did everything correctly
DeepC
said at 4:26 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
An intro is required for this?! Nuts! I got to add it in!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:46 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@DeepC i was saying below it's NOT required.
Kyhlarn
said at 12:55 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
anything I should say in the recording? like "Hello, this is my trial for BTS"?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:23 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Kyhlarn an intro is no longer necessary but you can if you like.
Cydonia
said at 11:10 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Callbacks have been submitted! Ugh my voice is so shot now after trial 2. xD
Mrbipolar
said at 12:56 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Cydonia I know what you mean. I saved that one for last and as I thought I have had to munch on some black licorice a little to recover. But now it is just a waiting game to see what happens next. Good luck!
Cydonia
said at 2:40 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Mrbipolar I know that feeling. I'm drinking lots of tea now. XD Good luck to you too hun!
MissAdrianna
said at 3:39 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Cydonia Here's a tip: When you're shouting, shout from the diaphragm (located right above your stomach). It puts much less of a strain on your throat, and it'll keep your throat healthy and usable! :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:49 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@MissAdrianna that's a GREAT tip. In fact it's the recommended voice acting technique. I learned it at a workshop. To breath using my diaphragm while I'm voice acting. Wasn't very good at executing it though :P
LordCrehavos
said at 5:47 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@MissAdrianna That's what I use as well, makes voice acting so much easier!

I actually found Trial 2 rather easy, I guess since I've done a lot of practice with shouting and screaming that it came out naturally. ^-^
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:42 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@LordCrehavos And all along I thought this was common sense :) - Guess my background in singing taught me more then I ever realized!! haha
TamaRanEd
said at 11:17 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@OptimusSolo I make sure any shouting I do I'm not bending forward limiting my breathing like when you're sat down. Otherwise it's water water and water
Martin Perks
said at 6:03 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@Cydonia I had an okay time with trial 2. Shouting for about 9 hours (across 3 days for multiple things not just trial 2) and my voice was still fine after. But a whole day of shouting and screaming on roller-coasters at Thorpe Park today has done a number on my voice. I think it proves as a valuable reminder on what happens when you do and don't use your diaphragm for shouting. Of course, that's not something you think about when riding a white knuckle ride...my poor throat. T^T I hope it gets better by the next round (if I make it through.)
SheilaMGagne
said at 4:21 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Thank you for allowing me to move forward in the competition. Good luck to everyone (and have fun)!
I have a question as well: Since this round is more acting focused rather than doing impersonations, is it safe to assume that it’s okay to not use any of our impersonations for these submissions? Variation is good, of course, but will it be held against us if we just do our own unique voices? Thankies! :3
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:06 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@SheilaMGagne well, it's ALWAYS acting focused :) if you think you can get a great believable performance out of doing an impersonation, go for it. it's up to you if you want to do your own unique voices, impersonations, or a combination of the two. just give us your best acting!
SheilaMGagne
said at 6:15 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf Lol, excellent. Will do and thanks for the quick response. ^_^
Koivo
said at 3:23 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Question: If you find dialogue that sounds good for a trial but you can't match the original character voice, can you use the same dialogue with an different character that you create yourself?
Sarahcfgirl
said at 3:34 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Koivo As always, they're focusing not on the character you use, or if you even use a character, but on the acting. So, you can really use any line, whether made up or existing, and any voice. As long as you don't focus so much on your voice imitation, but focus more on how the line is delivered (and that the delivery is believable) then you're good to go.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:54 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Koivo what she said :)
TamaRanEd
said at 1:11 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Question. Can people who DIDN'T enter in the contest participate in the BTS entries? As in people who didn't audition for round 1 at all and want to join in just for fun
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:28 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@TamaRanEd I was thinking about that but was worried about the prize and how it would be unfair for someone who didn't audition to have a chance to win it. if people don't have an issue with it I'm all for opening it up to the whole BTVA community.

maybe the prize is only available for those who auditioned and as you said, anyone else can just do it for fun.
TamaRanEd
said at 9:24 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf I think it's a good idea to let it be open bar the prize. I'm sure alot of people missed out on this and my friend personally is kicking herself for missing out. I'm sure she'd like the challenge alone and the prize wouldn't be much skin off her nose
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:26 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@TamaRanEd thanks for the little push. I've been so busy with all the other contest related things I didn't have time to think about it. but it's really a no-brainer to let the whole community participate :D
TamaRanEd
said at 4:16 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf No probs ^_^ I think the entries amount shows how much people like competition in this lil hobby of ours but also the challenge to get better so the more the merrier
LordCrehavos
said at 12:54 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Submitted my performances! #4 Goes over the 20 second mark by just 1 or 2 seconds, hope that's not too much of a problem! :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:28 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@LordCrehavos we won't penalize you .... much .... :) j/k a couple of seconds is fine.
The Flaming E
said at 12:50 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Just to be clear, from this point on submissions won't need introductions of any sort before the actual recordings, right? I assume it was only for the auditions since it was the beginning of everything, but I thought it would be best to clarify just in case.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 1:14 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@The Flaming E Good question. Wondering the same thing, but I wouldn't think it'd be necessary. If anything, the last season didn't do the introductions for rounds 1-4 and finals, but can't be sure about what they'll say for the Callbacks.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:36 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Sarahcfgirl once again you are correct. I think I'll just leave you to answer everyone's questions while I take a much needed break in Vegas :P

but no, we haven't specified for an intro, so from here on in, no more intros are needed.
ChronoRabbit
said at 12:32 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Super excited to be apart of this! I had a blast recording #4
Seymour
said at 11:55 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Hoping my submissions were approval worthy~
Dogman15
said at 11:51 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
I got wonderfully red-faced while recording trial #2. That was fun!
Ovarku
said at 10:52 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Handed them all in. Never realised how much laughing like a madman can take out of me. Thought I'd go into cardiac arrest. Better work on breathing again
vernsmith49
said at 10:42 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
In regards to lines in trials 1 & 2, can our character be free or does the line need to be verbatem? I know we can all get a little wacky immersing ourselves into a character. Sometimes a word can be added or left out of a good take in the heat of the moment. Will we get the boot for that?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:45 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@vernsmith49 we'd prefer if you stuck to the script.
MegaMac
said at 12:45 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf I hope it's alright, but I personally did some minor adjustments to Trial 2's dialogue in order to make it flow better. I could have done it before sure, but some grammatical things just didn't fit right. No real changes were made to the words aside from one or two added or swapped. From your response to vernsmith49, I'm assuming this is unacceptable?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:50 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@MegaMac can you post what you recorded? i'll need to confer with the other Judges. we honestly didn't see this coming up.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:00 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@vernsmith49 and @MegaMac we can let a word or two slide. however if so much is changed that it changes the meaning or context of the line, we'll have to deduct points.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:17 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
The submission form is up.
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Sorry if this is posting twice... For Trail #4 my recording is 22 seconds instead of 20, I know it seems silly but I'd rather not shave off those 2 seconds if at all possible...is this alright? Thanks!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:51 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@chibiansem02 yeah, we can let it slide :)
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Awesome! Teehee, off the hook! Many thanks :)
NeumanProductions
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
It's interesting how Trial#4 fits the character exactly of my audition reel. Guess he gets to make another appearence.
Kyhlarn
said at 7:31 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
can you clarify what "any voice" means? like any voice that already exist, or any voice as in my own?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:50 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Kyhlarn any voice means any voice, existing or created by you :)
Kyhlarn
said at 8:17 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf
thank you C:
evanASF27
said at 7:08 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Hopefully a non-stupid question for the judges... is there a time restraint on Trials 1+2? To be precise are these expected to be within the 20 second timeframe like Trials 3+4, or are they a bit more lax as long as the whole line is delivered?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:21 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@evanASF27 there's never a stupid question, unless we stated it above :P

no, there is no time restriction. we didn't want you to rush the monologue. so take as long as needed to get the best performance out of it.
luciouscbt
said at 7:05 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
I want to point out something and please don't take this the wrong way but I see Trial 2 kind of unfair to some females. Notice I said some. I say this because when you think military scene you mostly see guys nailing the drill Sargent roles. Don't get me wrong not all guys can do a good drill Sargent voice but they have some sort of an idea of what to sound like because they see or watch a drill Sargent (male) pretty much anywhere. so, this pretty much leaves the females to imitate a male drill Sargent and you can notice on the fly. Some can pull it off while others will struggle. I was thinking can Trial two be broken in two or something. one be the military tone that we have and if the ladies feel confident in doing it great and the other with the same serious/authoritative type fit more in the lines of Mother talking to her misbehaving child?

just a thought.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:11 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@luciouscbt not taken the wrong way at all. we discussed this and feel that gals can pull off a tough character like a drill sergeant just as well as the fellas.

if this seems different to anyone (boys/girls) then the point of the Trial is to rise to the challenge, just like a real life audition would be.

and please don't take THIS the wrong way but you may be underestimating the what the gals are capable of. A few of the gals auditions had tough characters that would fit a drill sergeant perfectly.

I'm confident we'll hear some great takes on the character from both boys and girls :)
luciouscbt
said at 7:43 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Noticing I was flip flopping just to be safe. I know some can do better than the guy like my friend Rina chan. I understand though. :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:49 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@luciouscbt is that the same Rina chan the Admin at Voice Acting Proboards?
luciouscbt
said at 8:27 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf That's the one.
vernsmith49
said at 10:50 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@luciouscbt, In the military, there ARE female drill sergeants and I can tell you that you would take them seriously very quickly. They are as tough and brutal as any male, maybe more so because they are in such a minority. You can do it! Use your loud playground voice and a confident cadence in your speech pattern. You can do it! GRRRRR woman, you make babies, a maggot of a private is nothing but poo on your boot!
luciouscbt
said at 12:09 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@vernsmith49 I'm a guy btw. -.-
Tyler James Thompson
said at 12:54 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf I understand what you're saying. I think some of the females might be the best ones! My only problem I'm worried about is that I'm only 16 and my voice isn't exactly mature/strong enough to pull off a drill sergeant. I'll definitely (and obviously) give it my best shot but I have a lot of doubts for this one personally. All the other monologues are adjustable for all ages, except for #2, at least that's my opinion.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:55 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Tyler James Thompson hopefully if you're like me, your voice is deeper in the morning, you know how you have gunk in your throat and you have to clear it. if you do, I'd say try to record it with your morning voice.

if that doesn't work try searching for techniques to get a deeper voice. otherwise as you said, do the best you can. good luck dude.
TabbyKat
said at 2:10 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Sorry, I have yet another question. Do you have to submit your performances all at once? Or do you just have to be sure to have them all submitted by June 11th?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:15 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@TabbyKat no worries, that's what we're here for :) yes, the form will have 4 upload fields and you'll be expected to upload all 4 at once before the 11th.
TabbyKat
said at 2:16 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Ah, gotcha. Well, looks like I need to get to work, then! Thanks!
Kuro630
said at 3:53 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@TabbyKat Since you asked this ill just add here, Because you want all 4 at once would it be Acceptable to zip all four together.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:15 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Kuro630 4 separate mp3's as stated above please.
TabbyKat
said at 1:50 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Wow, I already have a question. So do we record each performance seperatly? Or just pause between each, and make it all one loooong recording?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:52 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@TabbyKat good question. It'll be 4 separate MP3's. I just updated the text above as well.
TabbyKat
said at 2:09 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Alrighty, then. Thanks!
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 1:27 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
For what it's worth:

I just finished listening to each and every Callback audition (at least twice) and made notes, as well as a general ranking of where I felt the performances fell. (i.e. "Definite Finalist Material", "Could-be Finalist but not sure", and "Close, but needs some work.")

Anyone looking for feedback can feel free to either post a reply here or PM me. Any feedback I give will remain strictly confidential.
Martin Perks
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman If you've been through the effort already, it'd probably be rude not to. So some feedback would be cool ^^.
YukariKanashii88
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman Hi! ^^ I'd be interested in your feedback! Feel free to PM me anytime it works for you. :)
chococrepes
said at 1:51 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman I would love some feedback! Feel free to PM when you can!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:56 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman thanks for taking the time to do this. It's appreciated by all.
Mrbipolar
said at 1:58 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman Serously? Wow I would have never done that much work if I didn't have to... but, like Martin said it would be rude not to accept your feedback after going through all that so if you don;t mind you can send it to me and I will accept it gladly.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:59 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman do me a favor if you will and make a thread in the AYVO forum for this and post it here. I'd like to avoid cluttering up the comments. Thanks
Corey Barba
said at 2:12 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Lapianoman Wow, you did that? If you have notes, I'll for sure take your thought! What a guy!
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 2:12 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf You got it Foxwolf!

For those who've posted already, there's no need to post again in the thread I'll make.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 2:17 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Feedback request thread here: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=33469#post33469
Dogman15
said at 1:17 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Some spelling/grammar/punctuation issues in Trial #2. What it should say, for better readability:

"We dont ever quit, Privates! You keep shooting till you're out of ammunition, you throw grenades, then you start in with the bayonet, and when you break that off, you use your rifle as a club! When you break that up, you go hand to hand till they get you, and the last thing you'd better do in life is sink your teeth into the bad guy's ankle as you lay (or lie) there dying! 'Cause this is the ARMY and the INFANTRY and we don't quit until we're dead!"

Those are just suggestions. I'm not recording Trial #2 until I get home this evening. (But I've done #1 and I'm please with it.)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:30 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Dogman15 I added 2 commas based on your suggestions, for as you said, better readability. The rest is straight from a supposed real-life quote so we'll keep it like that. Bad grammar adds a bit of character don't you think? :)
Ovarku
said at 2:48 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf especially when you're P.O'd. Trust me, it's happened in real life for me.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:16 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Ovarku lol, so true. no time to think about grammar. just raging those words out haha
vernsmith49
said at 11:03 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf, Trained military drill sergeants do not usually use contractions in favor of extreme clarity of message to a raw recruit. Their breath is always bad on purpose for when they get close up in your face. Can we break up those contractions, do not will not, can not?
Dogman15
said at 11:44 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Please excuse me, but the main thing I was after and wanting you to change was the "sink your teeth into the bad *guy's* ankle". "guy's" needs an apostrophe, since it's possessive. That's important to me.

Okay, I'm going to record trial #2 now.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:16 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Dogman15 that's a fair request. I apologize I did not notice it. I've updated it.
Dogman15
said at 1:32 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Foxwolf Might I ask what the "supposed real-life quote" is?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:44 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@Dogman15 We took this monologue from a site about people's experiences in boot camp. So this monologue is apparently quoted from a real-life drill sergeant.
MegaMac
said at 12:51 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Question, fellas! I recorded some lines before which I think would work for the 4th trial. Then again, part of it was used for the last part of my Audition. Would that exempt me from using the rest of those lines or would it be recommended I recreate the scene from scratch? If it's an issue, I can create some devious dialogue myself if I think it'll be better. ;)
MegaMac
said at 12:57 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Actually, scratch that. I created some dialogue that will surely be better and more cartoony and such. lol
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:05 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@MegaMac cool. but I'll answer it anyway in case other people are wondering.

We have NO RULE on whether you can use parts from your audition. The gamble is you don't know if that part is what helped you get a Callback, or if it was a weaker part of your audition.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:41 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Just a couple of tips as I've scoured the latest comments (the last 2 are my personal opinion - not speaking for all the Judges)

- Make sure you read EVERYTHING above carefully.

- I know what it's like to get lost in the excitement and voicing a fun character but remember each Trial has a handful of REQUIREMENTS, and if you miss any, you'll score less.

- Personally I would avoid rehashing any voices or characters from your audition, unless you can vastly improve on it. Otherwise we've already heard it. Let's hear something new :)

- As for Joker, my personal thoughts are similar to others here. I'm all for hearing Joker. He's a great character. But it's possible to get tied up trying to get the voice "perfect", but then the acting suffers as a result. If you can't do a solid impersonation, mix it up, take what you CAN do and combine with it your own originality or even another character. Just put the acting above all else.
Octopimp
said at 12:17 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
These seem like they will be really fun to record. I already know what I'm doing for #3!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:58 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
To give some clarity on TRIAL #3, please see the update note in red. "Youthful" excitement does not necessarily mean a young voice. It can be an old person that shows energy/excitement that is youth.

Think about the grown-up line "I feel like a kid in a candy store" :)
Martin Perks
said at 12:12 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Lol already went Young OTT cartoony oh well, gives contrast to the other recordings XD.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:28 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Martin Perks and that's perfectly fine :) it DOES indeed contrast well with the others. just wanted to let everyone know that they didn't have to feel restricted to a young voice.
SCP21
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Good to know LOL. I also see the addition of • "You can only submit your performances ONCE, so make sure you're happy with it."

Yeah at this stage prolly better that way.
MasakoX
said at 11:12 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
I'm so relieved I got a callback. Good luck, folks! :)
Senile-Snake
said at 6:22 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
@MasakoX Of course you got a callback! You're very talented and you have amazing range!
Martin Perks
said at 11:07 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Aww I already did insane for my first audition, have to rethink Trial #4. Still, recording #2 and #3 was fun XD.
AWIG
said at 9:41 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Awesome, I like a good challenge. Good luck to all! :)
TabbyKat
said at 9:16 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Yay! I can't believe I got called bacK!!
Ovarku
said at 5:25 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Now I play the waiting game.....

*twiddles thumbs*

Ugh, waiting game sucks!
SCP21
said at 5:22 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Unfortuneately the weather is having an effect on my voice so gonna have to post pone my recording til later in the week. Kinda sucks but another day I'll have my stuff nailed down what I wanna do. I have Trials 1-3 already thought of for voice / character but voice 4 I am stuck on a few good candidates. I know the Joker is going to get heavily used by the males so most likely going for a different role there.

Note: Thing about the Joker if most plan to do it, if you cannot capture the essense properly or the voice it's not going to sound right and may fail epicly for you. Because the better impersonation like when PGIRTS did it, will end up tossing the rest who do that character into the blender. But that's just my babble.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:57 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@SCP21 Agreed on the latter point.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 11:00 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@SCP21 D'aw shucks!
SCP21
said at 11:36 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
@Pgirts Well it is true my friend. I can do the Joker voice too but not nearly as accurate as you and can't do the laugh 100%. I just think if you can't don't lol. You clearly can.
MrLeekspin
said at 5:03 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Thank you for inviting me to the callbacks! It's truly an honour :3

This process looks really fun and I can't wait to get stuck in! Also, the judges really have their work cut out, I've listened to a few auditions, I'm super worried about the competition now :D
Good luck everyone!
AMT
said at 3:29 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
I get the feeling a lot of ppl will be going Joker with Trial #4 lmao but you know what they say, When In Rome... Impersonate a Mad Clown.

Something like that...
Sarahcfgirl
said at 3:38 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@AMT Personally, I'm totally fine with that. I don't know about you, but I love me some Joker impressions ;) (Can't say I know what the women will go for, though)
luciouscbt
said at 4:23 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@AMT I got something better than the joker.
Ovarku
said at 5:06 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@AMT CHALLENGE. ACCEPTED!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:00 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@AMT I'd actually recommend not doing the Joker. Not only is a voice like that hard to capture perfectly, but I'm worried people would focus too hard on getting the voice down and wind up overshadowing the ACTING part of this.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:02 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@NCZ Now of course, if you can prove me wrong and show off a good imitation and great acting, I'd like to hear it.
AMT
said at 2:28 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@NCZ Eh, my imitation of joker is crap, vocally anyways. But the style behind it I think I can do! >=]
EliteF50
said at 3:12 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Very creative, guys! Looking forward to recording. Altho I wish you gave us the lines for all 4 monologues. :P
Ovarku
said at 2:56 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Trials 3 and 4, I shall have to try my best to look for
Dogman15
said at 1:56 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
I'll have to do this tomorrow, when no one's sleeping.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:57 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Dogman15 lol, what, you can't do a quiet and angry drill sergeant? :P
Sarahcfgirl
said at 2:21 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Sure, if we all just pretend all of that shouting caused him to lose his voice! ;D
Kuro630
said at 12:46 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
By created voice do you mean a voice within a show or one that we already have created?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:47 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Kuro630 not your natural voice.
Kuro630
said at 1:50 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Awesome thanks ^^
luciouscbt
said at 12:40 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Do I pick one or two?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:51 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@luciouscbt Those selected for callbacks must do ALL four.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 12:11 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Hmm faking a laugh has always been my weak point in acting... Better get practicing!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:28 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Sarahcfgirl well the key is to make it genuine...that way you're not faking it ;)
luciouscbt
said at 2:02 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@OptimusSolo also where do we send these recordings to?
Sarahcfgirl
said at 2:24 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@OptimusSolo So I just have to channel the inner psychopath in me... Sounds easy enough.

@luciouscbt As it says above, they'll be putting up a submission form soon. I assume sometime tonight or tomorrow. I'm sure it'll have an upload button to click for uploading the files, just like the auditions did.
luciouscbt
said at 2:47 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Ok I just have to wait because i was done with my takes 5 minutes after they posted this.
AMT
said at 3:26 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Im with ya, sometimes I can fake a genuine laugh, but mad scientist laughs... well, you already said it, better get practicing! @_@
Sarahcfgirl
said at 3:32 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@luciouscbt A little tip from experience. Listen to each of those takes again and again for.. Well, I'd suggest at least a couple of days. You might catch something in there that could cost you a spot in the finals if you hadn't caught it sooner.

When I'm recording and putting my takes all together, they always sound great to me. Then, I listen to them a day or two later, just to encourage myself, and I realize, "Wow, I should have changed that, and this, and that". I don't know why, but my self-criticism never kicks in until I get the initial nerves/excitement out of my system, and sometimes I end up paying for that later.
Sarahcfgirl
said at 3:35 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@luciouscbt You might have also noticed quite a few of the people who didn't get callbacks are saying that they had to rush their recording together, or do it last minute. Sometimes doing a take quickly can really hurt your actual performance. Just a tip, of course. Just make sure you listen to it a few more times and don't be afraid to give yourself some harsh criticism before sending it in.
luciouscbt
said at 3:57 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Sarahcfgirl I am not worried about that. It's how I am, my actors blood rages
The Flaming E
said at 4:12 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Sarahcfgirl My self-criticism is the exact same way. I think that's one of the main reasons why I didn't make it to callbacks. My audition sounded a lot better when I first finished it. I'm definitely making a note to self not to submit anything until at least a full 24 hours after finishing recording and re-approving it, unless it really needs to be rushed due to extreme circumstances.
11linda
said at 12:05 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
Ah well I didn't make it to the call back zone xD at least being able to still be apart of it behind the scenes is pretty nice =) I have a question that may seen really stupid so sorry for asking in advanced, if you didn't make it to the call backs we just have to choose one of these performances or do we do them all just in one file?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:29 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@11linda You just pick 1 of the 4
CrazyxVoice
said at 12:04 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
can we do a media monologue??? like that has already been made?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:29 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@CrazyxVoice for Trial 3 and 4 yes.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:29 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@CrazyxVoice just make sure it is under the time limit etc
Seymour
said at 12:03 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
-Done recording-

...And now I wait.
CrazyxVoice
said at 11:50 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
I guess I can try one even though I didnt get a callback
CrazyxVoice
said at 11:49 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
aw man this would have been so much fun to do! :S I am so good at angry and psycho voices.... *sigh* oh well
Koichi_Saito
said at 11:41 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Heh heh heh. This is gonna be awesome! I'm gonna give this my all!
SCP21
said at 11:10 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Nice, I have voices pre-created for these lol. Not real characters from something either.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:08 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@SCP21 well that's no fun using existing stuff :P btw you are just referring to Trials 3 and 4 right?
SCP21
said at 5:11 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@Foxwolf Actually no, I've done voices like these before not from cartoons but for original audio plays. For all 4 rounds I've already gotten voices in mind. The tough part is the dialogue I want to use for rounds 3-4.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:12 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@SCP21 ah, I misread. I took "voices pre-created" as pre-recorded clips :P
Senile-Snake
said at 11:08 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Plenty of time to repair my voice and knock these out of the park!!
Shadowlink4321
said at 11:04 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Um... "insantiy?" xD
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:15 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
@Shadowlink4321 what, you never heard of "insantiy". It's like the new "it" word. All the cool kids are using it :P Fixed, thanks :)
Shadowlink4321
said at 11:18 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
@Foxwolf Lol, sorry, but I couldn't help but point it out.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:04 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Well everybody, this is your chance to truly show us what you can do. Blow my mind.
Cydonia
said at 10:57 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Ooo, this is going to be fun! :3
LordCrehavos
said at 10:54 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Well! *cracks fingers* Better get cracking on this as soon as possible! I've got fantastic confidence in myself for this!! :D
Sarahcfgirl
said at 10:50 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Nevermind my last comment. I just had to read more thoroughly to get my answer.

A little bummed, admittedly, that those voices wont be used, but hey, I'll find some kind of use for them someday haha.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:54 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
@Sarahcfgirl That's the spirit!!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 10:47 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Dang, I already have a question haha.. Trial 1 and 2 end with a paragraph in italics. Is that just an example or do we /have/ to read that paragraph for the callback?

I only ask because I had recorded some things earlier to prepare that I was pretty proud of and would fit into one or both of those categories.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:51 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
@Sarahcfgirl Hate to tell you this but everyone is required to read those lines for Trial 1 and Trial 2. We needed some sections which included the Contestants reading the same lines for comparison purposes.
Calavera
said at 10:46 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Oh good, I'm out of town tomorrow until Sunday--will be good to have through Monday to polish these up.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:40 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Best of luck to everybody!!