[MUST READ] Voice Acting Competition & Guidelines

ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' GoodPVKII Team
edited June 2016 in Team Applications
RE: JUNE 2016 HIGH VOLUME VOICE ACTING

Hello everyone,

We appreciate every single application for voice acting to the PVKII Team and Octoshark Studios. You've been in great communication, you've been putting in the effort thus far, and you all have been really eager to get things going. Due to the high volume and traffic, we just have to bottleneck this and do things a bit slower than we'd usually do.
Due to the high volume of applicants we will be providing challenges to individuals (but we remaining in contact with everyone!), based on the following criteria:

1. Priority need for voice (i.e. Bondi, Knight Assassin, Buccaneer)
2. Potential for alternate or upgrade voice acting of existing characters (i.e. Alternate/New Gestir, Alternate/New Man At Arms, etc)
3. Vocal Range, skill/ability, and application/ experience/ portfolio strength

*And overall, if we feel you will be the best fit for a class.

We are trying to organize everything for you in an effective and clear way. As we still have scripts in progress, please do take initiative if you like, make attempts to record your own lines created by you, to show us your enthusiasm level and approach if you were to be developer. Your effort to do this may make the difference between being a promoted to the team and being tentative default/ potential alternative.

Tentative Default
We may deem you "Tentative Default" status for a class, which is tentative default voice for the class. Please do not feel discouraged if we provide others with the opportunity to capture "tentative" status. Remember, we will be going with who we feel is the best fit. If you lose tentative default status we will give you alternate voice for our future Split Personality Patch!

Scripts
As we have only recently promoted a new character artist to the team, we are now finding ourselves with an amazing 3d artist who is more than talented to complete these classes, AND an overflowing amount of voice acting talent. Let's just say that the passion project has evolved since the 9 class goal, and is now reaching the dream at a greater pace. So with that being said, we're still working on scripts for these classes, and some class scripts have yet to be started such as Cleric, 'Ealer, etc. The classes are planned out in concept with weapons, and personality, but now is the time to fill in the gaps and we could use your help! Now is an excellent time for you to express your personality and creativity to help the team create lines for your character. We also invite the public to suggest voice lines in our suggestion forum. This is why things will take a bit longer than we'd like, but the time spent will be worth it.

Everyone Will Have A Chance
We will provide every application with a challenge, so please don't worry if your applicant's challenge is differed to a later date. We would love to find a spot for everybody, believe me, but it will take some time, perhaps around a few weeks, before we know where you stand. Do not worry if you are not selected, we will remain in contact with you for future need if your skills are enhanced. We will try to find a spot for everyone. Everyone has been so patient in this application process, and we encourage you to stick with it, and it will pay off you!

Please feel free to message me on forums if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, you all will help us kick some ass.

Thank you!
Colonel

PVKII Team
Octoshark Studs

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  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited June 2016
    Below is our process for voice acting.


    Expression of Interest via email (optional)
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    Application (Mandatory) You may submit your own audition reel for PVKII on your own initiative - Example Here
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    Submit First Recording in your Applicant's WIP Zone thread, use script provided, or if no script available yet, please provide sample lines for a personality on own initiative or provide recording using sample voice commands of existing classes that is provided to all voice acting applicants. Example: challenge is to voice Gestir so use sample gestir voice files as reference (consider dialogue, but you may also want to try different variations) or challenge is to voice Cleric so create your own lines (such as "Please allow me to heal you my son") as there may be no script ready, and use sample voices as reference. Show us your personality and creativity! Allow script lines to flow from the character!
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    Iterate if necessary, submit addition recordings, please consider feedback from devs/testers/creators etc. This is where we will need you to be most understanding, flexible, and we want to hear your creativity.
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    Recording Session, script finalizing, and final iterations. Once we are quite happy with how things are sounding, we will sit you down with a dev or two, and we may have a group recording session if we have several applicants wanting to voice the same character (i.e. 2 voice actresses want to be an Assassin) We want to hear your best voice, your battle urgency, and you fighting for your life in the shoes of the character class. This will probably be your ticket onto the PVKII Team! Please don't be discouraged if the process takes awhile longer for you.
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    Recording session on your own, for final quality. Once you have everything down from our first recording session, you may record on your own one final time if you'd like.
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    Sound editing, ideally please do this by yourself. At this point you will probably have access to "upload" the files for testing purposes.
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    Final QA
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    Showcase Trailer and Dev Journal!
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    Release!

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