Release Schedule

RELEASE SCHEDULE

5th of the month: Interview
15th of the month: Journey of a Voice Actor interview
20th of the month: Article
31st of the month: Wolven Newsletter

Friday, February 16, 2018

AVA Interview - Journey of a Voice Actor - Kira Buckland

This time on Journey of a Voice Actor, I interview voice actress, cosplayer, and friend to felines everywhere Kira Buckland on her origins and observations as a voice actress. You may recognize her from her earlier days as a machinima voice actress under the name Rina-chan; these days, you're more likely to recognize her as 2B from Nier: Automata, Mary Saotome from Kakegurui, or Eirika from Fire Emblem Heroes. Listen along to what Kira learned and endured as a voice actress.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

AVA Interview - How to act like a professional voice actor - with Tamara Ryan

In this interview, we hearken back to the awesome voice actress we first interviewed on this channel, Tamara Ryan, to talk about acting like a true professional in the VO business. Voice acting can be sort of an unknown frontier to those not used to the ins and outs of the business, so how can one present themselves in a positive, engaging way and not damage their standing with potential clients, colleagues and friends?

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Wolven Newsletter - 2/4/2018

Starting today, AVA will have a monthly newsletter. You probably guessed that because you are currently reading the newsletter. However, let me take a moment to explain what that means.

At the very beginning or very end of every month (depending on your perspective and time zone location, of course), I will release an update on this blog pertaining to various facets of my life and career. You can read these to learn what I've been up to, what to expect for the blog or my novels, what sorts of voice over gigs I've been a part of, and how many ninjas I've had to fight before I could get to my breakfast. (Over this past month? Many.)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

AVA Interview - Journey of a Voice Actor - with Sean Chiplock

You may know him from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as Revali, Teba and the Count Dooku/Great Deku Tree; you may know him from the rebooted Killer Instinct as Rash; you may know him from Fairy Fencer F as Zenke, or Cassim from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. He's voice actor Sean Chiplock and a pretty awesome dude.

This video is the first in a series examining how voice actors got where they are, from the moment they realized they wanted to voice act, to the struggles they faced picking up momentum, to what they've learned over the years - and what we can learn from them. Strap in and let's listen to the journey of Sean Chiplock.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The benefits of doing free voice acting work

How do you make money voice acting? Well, there's not exactly one easy answer, or you know what they say: everybody would be doing it. From auditioning to networking to just being at the right place at the right time, it's a multifaceted obstacle every voice actor must continue to learn about or risk backsliding. Compared to the difficulty of pinning down paid work, however, there is usually an abundance of free work to be had on the internet – YouTube animations, video game mods, comic dubs, I'm sure you know the drill by now.

As a professional voice actor, you might say signing yourself up for free labor is a waste of time. There is money to be had in voice over, and clearly it's not with free work, right? Make way for the payin' customers, why don'tcha.

However, to completely overlook the above categories (YouTube, game mods, yada yada) is to often overlook some critical parts of expanding one's voice over career. This does not mean you should be devoting 100% of your time to trying out for Abridged Series #5,880,701, or that you shouldn't weigh the pros and cons of getting involved in something. I am saying, however, that there IS benefit to taking on some free work every now and then. It would be a little like scoffing, “Who in the world would accept an internship? They don't make any money!” Sure they don't, right now anyway, but they are the dark horses, the underdogs that know everyone, have experience, and can begin rising to the top.