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Going to school for Voice acting.
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I would say, don't force yourself to do something that you thought you would love but ended up hating. (Hopefully this doesn't happen! I would be very happy to see you succeed.) This is what happened with me in engineering. I have a natural talent for math, I hate language and reading, I have an interest in creative things like music and anime, I'm pretty nerdy and like science in general. So clearly I should be an engineer, right? Wrong. I hated it. All the math and science that was fun in high school was awful in college, and all of my BS classes (Psychology and Western Civilization) were my favorites. So something was very wrong.

Anyway, it took too long and I almost lost my scholarship, but I finally switched to Finance, of all things, and I'm really enjoying it so far. Dean's List and all that good stuff. Life is much better now, even though I never would have thought 2 years ago that I would be in Business.

So I would say, don't be afraid to be honest with yourself about these types of things, and don't hold too closely to your own expectations and others' expectations of you.

But also, you should balance this out with the fact that there's just gonna be a lot of bullcrap to deal with in college anyway lol. Kind of undermines my point, but you know...
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TrueGoober wrote:



But also, you should balance this out with the fact that there's just gonna be a lot of bullcrap to deal with in college anyway lol. Kind of undermines my point, but you know...

So basically know when to push yourself and know when it is better for you to quit. Just because you struggle does not mean you should quit. If you HATE it quit, but don't quit because it's too hard or too much effort. I think that was what truegoober is trying to say.

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Greenhousegirl wrote:


TrueGoober wrote:



But also, you should balance this out with the fact that there's just gonna be a lot of bullcrap to deal with in college anyway lol. Kind of undermines my point, but you know...

So basically know when to push yourself and know when it is better for you to quit. Just because you struggle does not mean you should quit. If you HATE it quit, but don't quit because it's too hard or too much effort. I think that was what truegoober is trying to say.

Yes, much better I couldn't quite find the words for it.
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I read a chart of how anime is made and the animation and sound effects are all made first then it is sent to a dubbing company(obviously Japanese dubbing first).


That would mean animators decide for voice actors how phrase going to be said, timing/pauses etc, everything set in stone by the time actors enter the game. Good acting it would be for them then! And fun for animators :D
I really doubt it can be this way.
Can't say for sure how it actually goes, only managed to find this: http://books.google.ru/books?id=rZg4AAAAQBAJ&pg=PT953&lpg=PT953&dq=anime+leica+reel&source=bl&ots=q-k7luy4lk&sig=9sUfts9b-eut_GdShAvFnSwwk0k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Fb6wU8nFHOTiywPR94BQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=anime%20leica%20reel&f=false
- it states voice is recorded for animatics (animated storyboard) - at early stage of animation. Seems more realistic.
But for translation dub - yes, lots of constraints.
I hope working voice actors who earlier posted in this thread can clarify this.

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I love to voice act, but only for the fun of it. lol.
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acertainfinefrock wrote:

I'm going to college majoring in acting with an aspiration to become a voice over actor. I'm wondering if anybody else here is also going to college for acting? Or if anybody has gone to college for acting and would like to share their experience.


What college are you looking to go to?
You might want to also take some classical voice (singing) training as well, that way if you ever are needed for a musical you can rock it! and it looks alot better in the industry if you are trained very well in singing as it makes you a better speaker. You can get a "theater" degree which also gives you more options. If you become a fantastic singer, actor, AND voice actor you can go lots of places, fill lots of roles, and be better off job wise than specializing in just VA.
ps. I know a very nice college where you can get such a degree (I haven't attended so don't ask me too many questions) and there are several very great professors who can help you. They are literally one of a kind people and you will be very lucky to ever have met them let alone get them to help you. Send me pm if you want to know more.



Thank you very much for those suggestions. And to answer your question on what school I'm attending it is The Academy of Art University it's highly credited and has a number of detailed programs. But it is super cool of you to be willing to help me with that thank you.
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Greenhousegirl wrote:


TrueGoober wrote:



But also, you should balance this out with the fact that there's just gonna be a lot of bullcrap to deal with in college anyway lol. Kind of undermines my point, but you know...

So basically know when to push yourself and know when it is better for you to quit. Just because you struggle does not mean you should quit. If you HATE it quit, but don't quit because it's too hard or too much effort. I think that was what truegoober is trying to say.

Yes, much better I couldn't quite find the words for it.


Yes that is all very true and I appreciate that kind of feedback. Like you said it is important to know when your pushing your self to unhealthy levels. And while I do very much want to go into this field and be happy with my work I will need to prepare if even on the one in a million chance that I end up hating it.
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