Final - Theme: Final Fantasy
All members of BTVA are welcome to submit a performance for voice acting practice or just for fun! See below for details.
Congratulations to MOM0KI
on making it to the "Act Your Voice Out" Finale!! Thanks so much to everyone who has participated in the contest so far whether it be as one of our amazing finalists or as a voter. We are now down to the final two in an all-out vocal brawl to the finish. However, before a winner can be crowned, both finalists still have THREE CHALLENGES in front of them. We present to you.... The Final ... which takes place in the world of the critically acclaimed video game series, Final Fantasy
Sometimes characters have existed in a medium for some time but have never been voiced before. This is the case with the following characters. With only an image and a character description, you'll have to give "vocal birth" to your respective character using your voice and imagination.
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(The party has reunited with Locke in the Phoenix Cave. Locke has found the Phoenix magicite, which he believes can restore his lost love, Rachel.)
"You're all safe! Behold... The legendary treasure that can undo death itself... This is magicite. Legend has it that the Phoenix turned itself to stone ages ago... It seems the story was true. But now it's filled with cracks. I don't know if it still has the strength to perform miracles... Rachel... I failed her. I broke my promise and lost the only thing that was real to me... So until I do what I said I'd do... Until I restore my honor... ...I'm nothing but a no-good liar."
(Rinoa is worried and traumatized after she is possessed by the witch Ultimecia aboard the Lunar Base. She expresses these sentiments alone to Squall outside the orphanage.)
"Edea's still... I can't guarantee anything, either, if Ultimecia possesses me again... You saw me. She controlled me in outer space and made me break Adel's seal. What might happen next time? What will I end up doing? Will I end up fighting everyone? ...Scary thought, isn't it? If I fall under Ultimecia's control again... SeeD will come kill me, right? And the leader of SeeD is you, Squall... Squall's sword will pierce my heart...... I guess it's ok if it's you, Squall. Nobody else. Squall, if that ever happens..."
The leading man of Final Fantasy VI, Locke is technically a thief, though he prefers to be called a "treasure hunter". Locke is a brave and caring young man with a heart of gold who opposes the Empire for the sake of the world. Despite his carefree, optimistic exterior, deep down Locke is haunted by the loss of his loved one, Rachel.
Final Fantasy VIII's main heroine. Rinoa is a member of the Timber Owls resistance group, which puts her at odds with her father. Rinoa is a very sweet and kind girl with a cute, playful personality. After hiring the mercenary group SeeD to assist her on a mission, Rinoa meets their leader, Squall Leonhart, eventually turning out to be the key to defrosting his icy heart.
In Challenge #2 you will be asked to do something many voice actors do in their careers... to have a CONVERSATION WITH YOURSELF! You've already had a dip in the pool in Round 4, but now, it's an evenly balanced conversation between two character, therefore making it even more important to provide us with two completely distinct voices not only in sound but in speech patterns and inflections as well. You have to make us believe that two different people are conversing with each other.
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(Cecil and Kain have come with a delivery to the town of Mist under the king's orders. Once they get there, they discover that their delivery is a bomb that has destroyed the village, killing everybody. The only survivor is a young summoner girl, whom Kain believes they must kill. Cecil, on the other hand, has drawn the line.)
Kain: "We have to obey the king's orders."
Cecil: "But she's just a child!"
Kain: "You intend to defy the king?"
Cecil: "I refuse to continue any more slaughter in the king's name!"
Kain: "I knew you'd say that. But don't worry, I'm on your side."
Cecil: "You are?"
Kain: "I owe the king so much, but I can't disgrace the dragoons."
Cecil: "So you'll join me?"
Kain: "Yes, but we will need allies if we are to oppose the mightiest kingdom in the land. We have to do it for Rosa, as well."
Cecil: "Thank you, Kain."
(Rikku, Yuna, and Paine have just run into Nooj, who seems to have had a connection with Paine. Rikku has become curious and wants to know more about the two, but Paine is resistant to disclosing information about her past.)
Rikku: "Whoa, whoa, whoa! You know him?"
Paine: "Why should you care?"
Rikku: "Come on, there was something between you two, right?"
Paine: "(frustrated) Rikku. I'll say this once, okay? I consider you friends, and I trust you. I even respect you. All right? I would think that'd be enough."
Rikku: "Well, yeah, but…don't you ever want to know more about your friends?"
Paine: "Not really."
Rikku: "(holding Paine's hand) Well I do. I do wanna know more about you."
Paine: "What for? Who cares what happened in the past?"
Rikku: "Aww! And I was looking forward to hearing the good stuff! Confessions of a shady past!"
Paine: "(frustrated) You're a pain. Minus four respect points, Rikku."
Cecil's friend since childhood and a fellow member of the Red Wings. Kain is a Dragoon with a strong sense of honour, but their rivalry as soldiers and his unrequited feelings towards Cecil's loved one, Rosa, provides tension between the two. After being brainwashed by Golbez and forced against Cecil and Rosa, Kain is determined to rejoin them and atone for his actions.
The main character of Final Fantasy IV. Cecil begins the game as a Dark Knight and the captain of the Baron Kingdom's Red Wings. However, Cecil has serious doubts over whether what he's doing is right, and with the help of his friends eventually quits the Red Wings, becoming a Paladin to fight against the evil Golbez. As a Paladin, Cecil is a typical knight in shining armour; brave, strong, and heroic.
Rikku is an energetic, cheerful Al Bhed girl, putting her at odds with fellow teammate Wakka. She is also Yuna's cousin, and joins the party in order to stop her pilgrimage, knowing full well what completing it entails. Rikku has some insecurities and her life hasn't always been perfect, but she never fails to keep a positive outlook on things.
A new character in Final Fantasy X-2. Paine is the third member of the main trio, alongside Yuna and Rikku. Unlike her peppier teammates, Paine is reserved, serious, and cynical, and thus acts as the most mature of the group to keep them in check. She has a colourful past, though she refuses to tell anything about it at first.
For the last challenge, you will do one of the most common things voice actors do during a gig. In Challenge #3 you will voice ONE SIDE OF A CONVERSATION without being able to hear the other voice actor's side of the conversation. Due to scheduling conflicts and time restraints, voice actors are often in the recording booth on their own, having no idea what the other characters in the scene sound like.
We have chosen a scene featuring two of the most popular characters in the Final Fantasy franchise, Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart.
You will record each line as a separate clip and submit all of them together. We will merge clips from both finalists to form the full conversation.
(The party is preparing to head into the Northern Cave to face Sephiroth in battle in the morning. After Cloud gives a rousing speech, everyone goes home to rest up. As Cloud and Tifa have no home, they are by themselves on a grassy hill as the Highwind airship hovers above.)
Tifa: "Everyone's gone..."
Cloud: "Yeah, we don't have anywhere or anyone to go home to."
Tifa: "You're right... But... I'm sure someday... they'll come back, don't you think?"
Cloud: "Hmm... I wonder...? Everyone has an irreplaceable something they're holding on to... But this time, our opponent..."
Tifa: "Hmm... But that's all right, even if no one comes back. As long as I'm with you... As long as you're by my side... I won't give up even if I'm scared."
Cloud: "...... Tifa......"
Tifa: "No matter how close we are... We were far apart... before this. But when we were in the Lifestream surrounded by all those screams of anguish, I thought I heard your voice... ...sniff... you probably don't remember this... But deep in my heart I heard you calling my name... Or at least I thought I did..."
Cloud: "Yeah... At the time I heard you calling me. You were calling me back from the stream of consciousness in the Lifestream. After all, I promised. That if anything were to ever happen to you, I would come to help."
Tifa: "Cloud...? Do you think the stars can hear us? Do you think they see how hard we're fighting for them?"
Cloud: "I dunno... But... Whether they are or not, we still have to do what we can. And believe in ourselves... Someday we'll find the answer. Right, Tifa? That's what I learned from you when I was in the Lifestream."
Tifa: "Yeah...... that's right..."
Cloud: "Hey Tifa...... I...... There are a lot of things I wanted to talk to you about. But now that we're together like this, I don't know what I really wanted to say... I guess nothing's changed at all... Kind of makes you want to laugh..."
Tifa: "(suggestively) Cloud... Words aren't the only thing that tell people what you're thinking..."
(Later, during the middle of the night...)
Cloud: "............It's almost dawn..."
Tifa: "H, huh...?"
Cloud: "Sorry. Did I wake you...? It's almost dawn, Tifa."
Tifa: "Umm... G, good morning... Cloud. Give me a little longer... Just a little bit longer... This day will never come again... So let me have this moment..."
Cloud: "Yeah... okay. This is probably the last time we'll have together......"
will not only have the enormous task of performing FOUR characters
but also with instilling enough variation in voice AND acting to distinguish all of these characters.
Voters will have 5 performances to listen to. 2 Character Monologues, 2 Self-Conversations, and 1 combined Conversation.
There can only be one winner, who will claim a Private Voice Acting Consulation
with Kyle Hebert
and the winning title. Once again, the judges will have no say in the outcome here, it is all up to the people to decide who should be crowned the ACT YOUR VOICE OUT CHAMPION
of Season 2!
Voting has ended.
THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Kain Highwind &
17 BTSers Have Approved Performances:
SmartyBoyboy , CatsTuxedo , JoeyKat , One Born , Pokejedservo , RozenStar , FoxyLee13 , Mickwhitefire28 , VocAwe , I_am_onlive , Dogman15 , Kiome , VocalChameleon , Strikernofear , AWIG , AMT , The Flaming E
3 BTVA Members Have Approved Performances:
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