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Old 02-20-2013   #11
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Default Re: How well do Australian voice actors do in America and Canada?

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Sure!
Monday - Southern accent - haven't decided which one though
Tuesday - Russian (I have to debate as Aleksandr Kerensky, so it helps to put on an accent)
Wednesday - The name fails me at the moment, but it's the common sort of American accent.
Thursday - Irish or Scottish
Friday - British, like in this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UQFvqLGXVU (I'll be dressing up as an Ork from Warhammer 40k, so I need to sound like them )
Any chance you'd record them for sharing? I wouldn't mind hearing them myself!
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Old 02-21-2013   #12
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I'll record a little bit each day and post it on my soundcloud, then!

(Be warned - I've only ever been taught by shows I've watched, youtube videos and games I've played)
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Don't worry, that's how I got my American accent. LOTS of American tv and movies growing up.
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Well, that's comforting. Hopefully I don't butcher too many accents.
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I like to think that extensive watching of Doctor Who is teaching me to differentiate and imitate the various types of British accents. These days, whenever I hear an American try to do an accent, I'm a lot more critical and analytical of it. Aside from Spike, most of the fake English accents on Buffy were varying degrees of terrible (Drusilla was inconsistent; sometimes good, sometimes cringeworthy). Then again, even though I'm of Scottish descent, I'm not actually British by birth, so what do I know.
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Welp, I've completed the southern day and I'm half way through Russian day. I'll be uploading the little samples at the end of the week.
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@Wolfie great to hear from a fellow Adelaide-ian. I'm originally from Adelaide myself but moved to the States like 10 years.

From what I've learned, voice over gigs in the US are generally looking for American accents. The audience is American so the same accent relates to them more. Obviously there are exeptions like say using an Aussie accent for the "Outback Steakhouse" restaurants here in the US or characters like the Clone Troopers from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Having an authentic Aussie accent is definitely beneficial but it pays to be versatile.
Didn' the CT's have a New Zealand accent.
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Correct. I should say Australasian accent then.
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