Voice Acting Feedback

Discussion in 'NOTD Discussion' started by Ability, Mar 8, 2013.

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    Omega_Death, thanks for all the work so far. Let's document the discussion here.

    Inputs
    Capt Linh - Stephanie Mann (attached): I need an Asian voice (Linh is Vietnamese descent) and someone who sounds more assertive (like Charlize Theron's character in Prometheus). Can she adjust?

    Lt Sheng - Levenstein: Sounds a bit WarCraft-y. Need something that sounds more authentic in a battlefield. Can he sound more like Josh Harnett's character in Black Hawk Down? (2.25 onwards in Youtube clip)
    https://soundcloud.com/levenstein/lt-sheng/s-7K6l8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kuu2edvI4Q
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    RE: Voice Acting Discussion Thread

    I'll get in touch with Stephanie to giver her feedback.


    About Sheng, he does have a gruntly voice.
    Levenstein is new, so he would appreciate some feedback.
    What you think that he can improve?

    Did you receive the Edwyn audition?
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    RE: Voice Acting Discussion Thread

    Edwyn - edwyn.tiong@internode.on.ne

    - Lt Sheng: Too British. Need someone sounding like a seasoned veteran.
    - General Koller: Sounds too young. Need someone sounding like their late-40s. A commanding voice.
    - Dr. Bergmann: Pretty decent. He needs to sounds more European/American.
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    RE: Voice Acting Discussion Thread

    General Koller needs to sound like Stephen Lang's character in Avatar, only a bit more European.

    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aQPffdHWcs[/video]
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    RE: Voice Acting Discussion Thread

    Linh should sound like Kerrigan - just more Asian (or Asian American) - and a bit harder.

    Try to show the voice actor auditioneers these videos as reference points maybe.

    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKzCsKxaj5w[/video]
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    RE: Voice Acting Discussion Thread

    Bergmann should sound like Stellan Skarsgard's character in Good Will Hunting (0:08 - 0:35 in the clip below). Sure, intelligent, mature but also comes across as human (and someone we can eventually relate to).
    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iRMJHsPyF0[/video]

    Not cocky-sure like Guy Pierce's character in Prometheus. That would be better for Senator Wilkins.
    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7gspHxZiI[/video]
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    Capt Linh (Steph - take 2): Needs to sound a bit punchier (assertive) with more energy. Hope she saw the Kerrigan video link to get a better idea. She's in a combat zone, there's a sense of urgency/command that's needed.
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    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    I think we need Samuel L Jackson, anyone know him? :p
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    Can try this for HAL - ours is really a homage to the movie:
    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwBmPiOmEGQ[/video]
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    Feedback (Legendofdelzalol)

    The 1st voice set will be better for Lt Sheng (he sounds too young for General Koller) - it needs a slightly calmer/reassuring tone though. The 2nd voice set is no go - it's a little annoying.

    Net, with some work, I think Legendofdelzalol could make a decent Lt. Sheng. Please let him know - and to also try some Lt. Sheng lines. I'm happy to speak with you/him on WhatsApp (+65 9457 4582) or Skype (darenyoong).

    Please try not to relay my feedback word for word to the auditioneers - I'm just being a bit more frank here so you get my point. Don't want to sound too harsh to them. They're volunteering for this and I appreciate it.

    Overall feedback for most of the voice auditions is that I don't feel a personality/depth coming through. I think the voice actors needs a bit more material to research and understand the characters. These are not one-dimensional stereotypes. Let me know if you need more information about the characters - I'll also try to lengthen the character profiles on the Character sub-forum next weekend:
    http://www.notdstarcraft.com/forum/foru ... php?fid=17
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    Sorry about the relaying thing. Not going to happen again. I'll apologize to people cause now i'm thinking that i sounded too harsh on them. Later I'll get in touch with the Legend, and there's someone from Newgrounds.com interested on Bergmann and Koller. I'm waiting his demo.
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    Matt Laughlin (epicpretzelz@gmail.com) - General Jan Koller

    This is decent (the 5th rendition)! Needs to be slightly more assertive and he's not bad for General Koller. I'm good to go for him. Please let him know. General Koller is an important supporting character in NOTD and I need someone who can voice him long-term.

    Once he's on, would be good to have him reach both of us on Skype/WhatsApp.
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    Already contacted him and the Sheng guy.

    Now i'm going to the HOTS launch event. When i get home, I'll see if i got some answer from them.
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    Justin Kraus - justinkraus64@gmail.com (Lt. Sheng)

    Luke de Boinville - lukedeboinville@verizon.net (Koller and Bergmann)

    Both are no go - don't have the punch/personality I'm looking for. Thank them for auditioning though. It's still okay to keep Sheng/Koller open but we'll prioritize the search for other characters now.
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    The 3rd Stephanie audition for Linh, and one for HAL
    Edwyn 2nd try at Bergmann.

    Feedback: Edwyn needs to tone down the European accent a little bit. I need the voice of someone who's dealing with inner conflicts as well. I'd keep him as a backup but he's not the right one for this role. Someone more mature should be voicing Bergmann.

    Stephanie is no go for both. She sounds a bit too teen-y. It's not her fault. Just need somebody else.
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    Levente Tarr <levente.tarr@yahoo.com>

    Sheng - Bergmann - Koller!

    Feedback: This is WarCraft-y. I like his voice but he really comes across more like a Knight/Footman. Now I wish I had a fantasy game.

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