SEASON 1 IS OVER

Round 1 - Theme: Scooby Doo

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

Shaggy Rogers

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

Agrees (15)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (18)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (2)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (5)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

Watch the mic skills as like a few other contestants there were audible puffs and the like. Your third line was better than most who chose that line but something about the performance overall just didnt work for me. Wish I could tell you why though.

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (0)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (6)  Disagrees (1)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (14)  Disagrees (5)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (15)  Disagrees (6)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (4)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (5)  Disagrees (3)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (3)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (4)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (5)  Disagrees (5)
OptimusSolo

In comparison with the other contestant that chose Daphne your three lines were more consistent in the fact that they all were the same voice. However, I wish you would have infused a little more energy into your lines so they didnt sound so subdued.

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (5)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (1)  Disagrees (1)
OptimusSolo

There was really nothing wrong with any of these lines but there was also nothing that made me stop and say to myself He nailed it with that line. Again a unique take and natural delivery but I dont agree with all your inflection choices here.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (1)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (2)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (10)  Disagrees (3)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (15)  Disagrees (2)
SCP21

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

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

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

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (1)
OptimusSolo

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

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (1)
SCP21

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

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (1)

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