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Posted 5/8/15
I've always been interested in getting into voice acting for many different mediums (anime being one of the bigger ones of course ), but 1 I don't feel like I really have the confidence to spend that amount of money or time into something if I'm just going to flop and 2 I'm not really sure how to actually GET IN to it.

Let me know what you guys think about voice acting
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Posted 5/8/15 , edited 5/8/15
Back in the day you heard the same people in all the different roles in almost every dub ever. That is changing and there might be something of a boom coming with Funimation planning to release dubs faster. Other dub studios might follow. I don't know how you get into it but I'm sure a degree in fine arts and studio wouldn't hurt your chances. But if you can drum up some support online for your talents that can help too.
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Posted 5/8/15 , edited 5/9/15
First go to college get a degree in theater, then move to Texas (best option), make a video resume or whatever they call it, send into Funimation/Sentai Filmworks.

You really have to love the industry to get involved since it pays very little from what I've read. I also wanted to get into voice acting but quickly found out moving to Texas for the most part was a deal breaker. I don't know where Aniplex is located but they don't do as much dubbing from what I can tell.

Most of the dub actors usually have an outside job to meet the bills or go full blown into the Industry.

Note this was anime related and OP was talking about it in general...Im smart.
Posted 5/8/15
As with any artistic ventures; voice acting requires a lot of patience, repetitive training and artistic input.

It's not something you can go into, half-hearted.

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not only am I a musician, but I am also an actor. what you need to do is get connections, or go to any auditions that you think you can voice act for, and prepare by reading the script over and over. The main thing as a voice actor is try to find your characters regular vocal inflection, and where in the script that might change. You also want to write down your beats and triggers, so you know what emotion to use and when it happens. You also want to make sure your rate when your saying your lines stays consistent, unless it changes for a reason in the script.
tl;dr Get connections, audition constantly, analyze the script well, and prepare.(there is going to be a lot of newbies like you audtioning as well, so don't sweat it)
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Posted 5/9/15
The US also has a very old animation industry.Mel Blanc Sr. would have to be considered one of the best innovators.If I was thinking of a career as an English speaking voice actor/actress it might be more feasible to start there.
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Posted 5/9/15
This is some pretty good advice so far guys, thanks
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