Hey Newgrounds!

It's been a long time since my last post here, but I feel there couldn't be a better time to make one than now!

So, close to two years ago I posted my voice acting demo reel here in hopes of connecting and working with some of the finest illustrators, animators, and filmmakers that contribute to the rich collection of media here on a daily basis.

Fortunately, there is a plethora here of fellow voice actors who are immensely talented at what they do. When it comes to finding someone to voice a character, I'm sure it's not very hard to pick from just a handful of the many excellent voice artists that fulfill their needs without having to wade through a seemingly endless list of demos, regardless of how great they are.

I completely understand that at some point, these things have to get made, and when all of the right elements are in place (such as the right voice for a certain character), they are!

I was contacted at one juncture to work on an animation that was intended to be submitted to the portal in which I voiced every character, which was a hell of challenge (but EXTREMELY fun regardless). However, the artist was unable to finish it due to techincal complications with his hardware. It was definitely a bit of a bummer, but I'm incredibly thankful for the experience and, who knows, perhaps one day he'll be able to complete it for the rest of you to see!  

For some time after that, the requests to audition for a role in any kind of animation weren't too frequent. I was offered roles for some promising machinima projects that I'm guilty for not responding to in time by the time production began. However, despite their potential, a few of them didn't seem to pan out after all.

Then, one day, I was contacted by one of the most amiable, understanding, and multi talented collaborators I've had the utmost pleasure in working with. Over the past week, you may have come to know him as "BuriedAntenna" on P-Bot's Top Daily Submissions, aka, Mr. Phil McDermott.

To me, he's a bonafide Renaissance man that has given me the tremendous opportunity to breathe life into a fascinating character inhabiting an equally fascinating world in his captivating motion comic series "ARCIS: Sevetrin Descent".

Phil had initially PMed me with a description of what he was looking for when it came to the voice of Waren Leffler (the protagonist of ARCIS) in addition to how he thought my voice could fit the character very well after listening to my demo. Upon watching the first five episodes he linked me to in that same message, I was floored by everything in each installment: the writing, visuals, audio, and editing made for an engaging viewing experience that really sold Arcis as an atmospheric place you couldn't help but want to know more about.

As soon as time permitted, I got in front of the microphone eagerly and recorded a sample bit of dialogue for him. Phil liked it enough, but had the concern that it sounded too youthful for the character. Without a moment's hesitation after receiving that response, I recorded another take, sounding five years older complete with a raspier delivery.

Fortunately, Phil happened to like it and offered me the role!

As they say, the rest is history.

I just want to thank all of you who have viewed and supported Phil's creation. I knew I wouldn't be the only one who saw the appeal of Arcis all of those months ago. Based on all of the positive reviews and kind words offered for each episode that debuted here over the past week, I was right!



I'm Batman!

2013-01-19 08:57:46 by DietingNinja

Bat Toast

When I auditioned for this short at the Voice Acting Club, I had a feeling that I wouldn't actually get it. I viewed the demos of the other voice actors who submitted their takes on The Caped Crusader and I thought to myself, "Well, I don't think I'll be considered for this because these guys are GREAT. Fuck!"

And then about two or three days later, I received an awesome e-mail from the immensely talented Shippiddge saying that he loved my Bat voice.

I must've grinned from ear to ear, for I finally had the opportunity to voice my all time favorite DC hero!

Introductory Post

2012-12-13 21:17:44 by DietingNinja

Firstly, thank you for visiting my page!

My name is Brian and I recently joined the NG community, but I've actually been a lurker for years. I've seen so many awesome animations and games birthed from the incredibly talented content creators here over the years that it's hard for me to think about what my formative years what have been like without this place. So, thank you!

I've never been a deft animator or game designer, I've always had a genuine passion for entertainment in general. Once I realized that being an artist or game designer wasn't my calling, I still had the urge to be involved in some way in the worst way. While I considered being a writer (and often still do), one of my other main passions has always been acting. For me, nothing is more rewarding or satisfying than bringing a character to life.

Over the past 3 years, I've been auditioning for voice over roles for all kinds of projects. In the beginning, I got used to hearing the word "No" (or no response at all!) from the majority of producers I contacted to the point I felt like throwing in the towel. Thankfully, I didn't, otherwise I wouldn't be posting here today in hopes of collaborating with other talented individuals in making compelling entertainment experiences that are capable of making our lives that much richer.

I posted my demo reel here a few days ago: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/514324

Thank you in advance for listening to my demo and if you're interested in working together, feel free to shoot me a message!