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  • Juan Santiago Mendoza #1067143947
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    Hi, Rafael!

    Thanks for sharing your work with us. 

    After listening to your deliverable, I do think it sounds robotic. As a listener I felt as if different lines of text had been edited together to make a longer coherent speech. It was not a natural and conversational message.

    For a VA it's very important to study the script prior to the recording. For example, pay close attention to grammar to determine if it'd be better to slow down, halt, or a complete stop. In your audio, at 0:03, the line "on an exciting" sounds out of place. There is a clear editing cut that disrupts the flow of speech. That makes it sound completely robotic. Why did you edit the audio in that particular spot? It's better to record longer and continous lines to achieve a natural intonation, rhythm, and tone.

    For example, you made a full stop at 0:06 after 'organization', in the middle of the sentence, and picked up a second later. That's not how the script is written. The way you read it changed the whole meaning of the script.

    A great voice actor is not the person with the most beautiful voice of all, but that who is able to transmit a message clearly conveying the human emotions that the project requires.

     

    Let me know what you think, Rafael.

    Best,

    Juan.

     

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  • Permanently deleted user #1142179724
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    Hey Juan,

     

    I appreciate your feedback. I think you are right about the little editing at :03, usually when I do those they don't sound that obvious to people and I can't tell if I'm being overly critical or not. I will keep that in mind moving forward.

     

    In regards to your second observation about the pause at :06, wouldn't you agree that 2 of the accepted auditions, including the one that ended up being approved for booking, share the same pause? Maybe those worked because overall they had stronger rhythm/tone.

     

    Appreciate all your comments, and looking forward to working and improving on more auditions!

    -Rafael

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  • Juan Santiago Mendoza #1067143947
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    Hey, Rafael!

    You are right about the pause, I agree.

    I'll say intonation too.

     

    Best,

    Juan!

     

     

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  • Permanently deleted user #1142179724
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    Hi there!

     

    Since this rejection, I have gotten signifcantly less backup contests coming my way. Even when they were coming they come generally between the hours of midnight-5am, and I am wondering what I can do to get more auditions again?

     

    I feel I have a decent amount of samples on my profile, and am hungry to keep working!

     

    Thanks,

    Rafael

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  • Angela Serrano #830202147
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    Hi Rafael

    Thank you for letting us know and for your patience here! I apologize for not replying here sooner. 

    First of all, keep in mind that up to now, you've been working with our boosted stats for Pros. However, as you have already submitted 5 auditions for projects that are eligible for your stats, the system is now running with your own stats. As you weren't chosen as the winner of any of the projects, your rating might've gone down compared to other Pros in your own category. Keep in mind that our system is comparative, so it depends a lot on how well you perform compared to other users that are set to get projects in your same category.

    Now, this doesn't mean you won't get any projects anymore! it just means that you may see fewer invitations from now on. Actually, you're indeed getting the invites. The thing is that our system doesn't differentiate between time zones and the invitations will be sent out at any time during the day. The system works this way to make sure all the Pros we have in any country are given the same chances. 

    So, I would say it's a matter of being patient and trying to get to the projects you get invited to as fast as you can!

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