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25/06/2016 18:47:57

MarcKennedy
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clayster2012 wrote:
MarcKennedy wrote:
I love voice acting. I'd be happy to pitch in. Here are auditions for a few characters.


Lol I love those pickup lines for milo Bill, you seem to understand his character that's funny, could use those, and you know I been looking for a good sound for Robo James, because him being a clock work robot and with that hollow sound you made seems fitting, and another thing that weird is for some strange reason you hit Quick Jack the way I would always imagine how he would sound, are you getting into my head or what, anyways those Characters are available if you want them, aslo I may use those pick up lines.

Oh and to let everyone know, I may use this 30 minute video as a submission to try and get Finger pistols are Dangerous published.
edited by clayster2012 on 25/06/2016



Lol. You did a great job designing them and describing them so I picked up on those cues and ran with it. I'm happy to do as many of these characters as you need. I love collaborating on projects. (Note: I didn't have any good ideas for the chief that weren't terrible racial cliches so I didn't audition him). And I'm happy just to get my name in the credits no matter what you do with the project in the end. I'm not looking for compensation, just for fun.
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25/06/2016 18:57:16

MarcKennedy
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Clayster, even if you don't get Finger Pistols officially "published", you should look into monetizing your Youtube videos.

The Music industry has taken advantage of bands for years, offering them bad contracts in exchange for all the rights to their music. Lots of people are finding out that they can make almost as much by marketing their work themselves than they can get with a record deal... and they still own the rights to their music! You might find the same to be true for video.

YouTubers LOVE funny videos, and if you set up your account as monetized, youtube takes care of putting the ads on your page, and you just get the money. It's not much at one time, but it keeps trickling in forever. And the more videos you have, the more it trickles.

Also Facebook is aggressively promoting their own video, and due to the way people on FB can easily link to anything posted there, it works well as a way to build a following. I'm not sure if Facebook video can be monetized though.

If that sounds like too much hassle, consider delegating it to somebody else. The bigger your production gets, the more you will benefit from specialists.


I actually work full time in marketing and I agree that you should monetize your videos on YouTube. It's easy to do. All you need is to set up a Google AdSense account. The longer the videos the higher you will rank on YouTube. Right now the genre that rules YouTube are video gamers who record themselves playing games because YouTube gives big points for length of time watched and those videos get the most minutes watched of anything on the platform. Another important ranking factor is the number of subscribers you have to your channel and there are a lot of videos on YouTube about how to get more subscribers. If you do get a distribution license, make sure it's not exclusive so you can still publish your videos through your own channels for money. It's always good to have a hand in your own marketing. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, talks a lot about how he wishes he had self published. His publisher got most of the benefit from his first best-seller and there are a lot of tools out there now to help people do their own marketing. I recommend reading blogs from Neil Patel, Ramit Sethi, and Brian Dean to get good self-marketing tips.
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25/06/2016 19:15:55

Rocque
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Thanks for all the marketing information MarcKennedy. I made some AdSense money one time with blogs, but it has been a long time since that happened. It took a lot of time and was not as much fun as making animations even though I have never seen a check for any of mine. Maybe one day, it will boost a retirement income. Now back to reality.

I actually work full time in marketing and I agree that you should monetize your videos on YouTube. It's easy to do. All you need is to set up a Google AdSense account. The longer the videos the higher you will rank on YouTube.
Isn't it the longer that people will watch your video from start to finish the better Google likes it? I attempt to keep my videos about 3 minutes and no more than 5. It is interesting to learn about marketing updates since that was my college major after I could not stand majoring in math any longer.
Although animation is a hobby for me, Clayster and others on this site have such a gift of creativity that it would be nice to see them afford to do what they obviously love and be able to pay some bills along the way.
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25/06/2016 19:37:17

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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MarcKennedy wrote:
I love voice acting. I'd be happy to pitch in. Here are auditions for a few characters.


Excellent voice work there!
I'd recommend you get a fairly good mic since you might even be able to monetise your talent.
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25/06/2016 19:37:28

MarcKennedy
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Rocque wrote:
Isn't it the longer that people will watch your video from start to finish the better Google likes it?.


Partially it's about the % of a video that gets watched but even moreso it's about total # of minutes watched per video, so those crazy long gamer videos rake in the ad sharing money. PewDiePie made between $4 and $7.4 million last year. Recently when I went to visit my sister, my nieces and nephews one rainy day watched episode after episode of someone on YouTube playing King's Quest. The guy doing the voiceover was charming and "Let's Play" videos are huge business.
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25/06/2016 19:42:02

MarcKennedy
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MrDrWho13 wrote:

Excellent voice work there!
I'd recommend you get a fairly good mic since you might even be able to monetise your talent.


Thanks, MrDrWho13. I've taken voice acting classes and worked for an audio post production company for a couple of years. I was around so much stellar talent though that I don't take myself too seriously. I will look into getting a good mic. I almost bought one on Black Friday but I didn't think I'd need it For these auditions I just used the built in mic on my laptop, which is pretty bad.
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25/06/2016 21:49:49

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Excellent voice work there!
I'd recommend you get a fairly good mic since you might even be able to monetise your talent.


Indeed Marc, you sound great, but the mic sounds terrible. (I know it was just a demo and that's probably why you used the most convenient mic)

ESPECIALLY in collaborations when a lot of people are contributing audio that will be joined together later it is important to have a clean signal on all the audio tracks... otherwise hearing the snippets back to back it becomes obvious very quickly that it's an amateur project.

The hollow sound in your demo isn't just due to the mic, it's also due to room reflections (that's why recording studios have that acoustic foam on the walls.. to absorb sound that would otherwise reflect and sound like reverb)

If you get serious about voice acting, you can buy a baffle that will keep all that from happening. (It's a lot cheaper than sound-prepping a whole room) http://www.musiciansfriend.com/sound-shields-reflectors/cad-acousti-shield-16-stand-mounted-acoustic-instrument-enclosure?pfm=sp

Or, you can accomplish approximately the same thing with blankets or a pillow or other absorbent material on the other side of the mic. The pillow doesn't look as cool, but you probably already have one. ;-)
edited by PatMarrNC on 25/06/2016
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25/06/2016 23:56:32

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Speaking of good mics, Musician's friend has a daily sale item they call "Stupid Deal Of The Day", and they often have pretty good mics for not a lot of money (comparatively speaking). If you sign up for their SDOTD mailing list, every day you'll get an email of that day's StupidDealOfTheDay.

Or, you can just click this link (It updates every day)
www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

If you want to get on the mailing list, scroll down from that link and look on the right side of the page about 2/3 of the way down.
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26/06/2016 02:48:43

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Clayster, even if you don't get Finger Pistols officially "published", you should look into monetizing your Youtube videos.

The Music industry has taken advantage of bands for years, offering them bad contracts in exchange for all the rights to their music. Lots of people are finding out that they can make almost as much by marketing their work themselves than they can get with a record deal... and they still own the rights to their music! You might find the same to be true for video.

YouTubers LOVE funny videos, and if you set up your account as monetized, youtube takes care of putting the ads on your page, and you just get the money. It's not much at one time, but it keeps trickling in forever. And the more videos you have, the more it trickles.

Also Facebook is aggressively promoting their own video, and due to the way people on FB can easily link to anything posted there, it works well as a way to build a following. I'm not sure if Facebook video can be monetized though.

If that sounds like too much hassle, consider delegating it to somebody else. The bigger your production gets, the more you will benefit from specialists.

Yea i signed up for that, Just waiting for the email
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26/06/2016 02:52:58

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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MarcKennedy wrote:
clayster2012 wrote:
MarcKennedy wrote:
I love voice acting. I'd be happy to pitch in. Here are auditions for a few characters.


Lol I love those pickup lines for milo Bill, you seem to understand his character that's funny, could use those, and you know I been looking for a good sound for Robo James, because him being a clock work robot and with that hollow sound you made seems fitting, and another thing that weird is for some strange reason you hit Quick Jack the way I would always imagine how he would sound, are you getting into my head or what, anyways those Characters are available if you want them, aslo I may use those pick up lines.

Oh and to let everyone know, I may use this 30 minute video as a submission to try and get Finger pistols are Dangerous published.
edited by clayster2012 on 25/06/2016



Lol. You did a great job designing them and describing them so I picked up on those cues and ran with it. I'm happy to do as many of these characters as you need. I love collaborating on projects. (Note: I didn't have any good ideas for the chief that weren't terrible racial cliches so I didn't audition him). And I'm happy just to get my name in the credits no matter what you do with the project in the end. I'm not looking for compensation, just for fun.

Ok, then you can Have quick Jack, and Milo Bill, and robo James, once I get the full their scripts ready I'll send you their Lines.
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26/06/2016 05:37:58

MarcKennedy
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PatMarrNC wrote:
(I know it was just a demo and that's probably why you used the most convenient mic)


Lol. Yeah, don't worry. I used to work in audio post. I would never turn in actual work files off that kind of mic. I'll either buy or borrow one.
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26/06/2016 05:39:15

MarcKennedy
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clayster2012 wrote:
Ok, then you can Have quick Jack, and Milo Bill, and robo James, once I get the full their scripts ready I'll send you their Lines.


Sounds like fun. I look forward to it.
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26/06/2016 14:20:21

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Update, now that I got the opening scenes done, I started work on animating the town, using Key frame for the horse and wagon is a lot of work, and added a few people for street traffic, but going to add more, this will be the starting scene that will kick off the saloon scene that will start all of the action.

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26/06/2016 14:28:31

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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I like the stylized horses!
Lookin' good Clayster! Can't wait to see the first episode!
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26/06/2016 14:35:14

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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actually this is going to be a 30 minute episode, and my presentation for publication, and like you said, if don't get published I can set up for youtube, and I did that, just waiting for the approved email. well got to goto work.
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26/06/2016 23:26:34

Rocque
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Just out of curiosity, and impatience. Did you receive the voice auditions that I sent? If not I will resend them.
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26/06/2016 23:55:37

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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No have not received them.
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27/06/2016 01:08:32

Rocque
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clayster2012 wrote:
No have not received them.


Can you message your email address to me again?
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27/06/2016 07:33:18

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Rocque wrote:
clayster2012 wrote:
No have not received them.


Can you message your email address to me again?

I got your voice files, I'll listen to them in the morning, its late here
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28/06/2016 04:06:02

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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I finally finished the saloon set, now I'm just waiting the Voices for Quick Jack, Robo James, Wild Bill Hiccup, and Milo Bill, while we'r waiting here's an update screen shot.
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