|Or maybe it is|
I am a member of a Voice Acting forum and a freelance site. I tried to use the freelance site for writing jobs and had little luck. That's where I met Aaron and we all remember how that went. I'd rather not post about that again. Sadly the way the freelance website works is that I can't try out for any paid VA jobs until next month. I can only put myself in one category at a time and multimedia is a different category to writing. It takes a while for them to formally swap me over and apply for multimedia jobs.
|Woo, applying! Although technically it's more of an audition|
I didn't let that stop me though and still scoured the VA forum. They post jobs for both fan works and original series' there. I once applied on there for a fan project. I think I might have blogged about it. It was an MLP voicing and I made it past the first audition but was cut. This time I went for a completely original story and, as the title suggests, got the part.
|It's two references in one!|
The story is a gay love story, and there are two straight side characters. One is called Gill. He's a hopelessly romantic poet who also happens to be a merman. Words cannot describe how perfect I was for the role. Evidently the writer agreed and asked me to read all my lines within two weeks. I'm me, so of course I had them done in less than an hour. I sent them off and said I would be willing to reread anything if need be, and haven't heard back. Presumably everything is fine.
Now I won't be getting paid or anything for this. It's mostly just helping someone with a pet project of theirs. But that still feels good. This is also something for the portfolio. I have experience now. I'll be able to point and say "I did that. That's my glorious voice." I also do have a year experience in the radio industry. Technically. I'm part of a weekly live broadcast podcast and have been for a year. It counts.
Have you ever had to audition for anything, or apply for anything, other than your actual job?