As permission has been granted to me by the previous owner of the radio show, Teh Brawler. I present to you the all new HP! Radio Show.
Please read the entirety of this post before deciding to contribute. This rule is in place to prevent un-needed posts and replies with questions which have already been answered. Thank you.
If you are new to the whole concept of refashioning comic strips into audible voice renditions, please feel free to ask questions that are not already answered in the FAQ section near the bottom of the post.
Welcome to the HP! Radio Show, our main purpose in this project is to recreate most of the Housepets! comic strips into arc-long audio renditions. In short, we're trying to create a spoken version of the comic for people to listen to.
- You can always contribute- Okay, so maybe you didn't get the spot you wanted. But don't feel bad! There are many other ways for you to contribute to the project. Getting the word about it to your friends, making banners, or even applying for another role. So get back up and help out!
- There is no timeline- There will never be a strict time in which we will produce a given arc. When we finish one, we finish one, and if were running behind, instead of complaining about how slow we might get, why don't you help out?
- The way we produce is Arc-to-arc format- Each and every show will be a specific arc written by one of our script writers, and will end when an arc ends. If an arc is shown to be too long for one episode, it may, or may not be split into 2 parts to keep production going.
- Any audition you post here, and not send a link or form to me via private message will be ignored.- No exceptions.
- Life gets in the way- If you are certain that you will be away from the forums and unable to contribute for a set period of time, inform me via pm so that we can accommodate your spots until you get back.
As said before, an audition not sent to me is an audition not submitted.
- Auditions must follow the guide- Shown at the bottom of the page. They say your audition is a window into the way you handle things. It doesnt matter if you have the most breathtaking vocal talent in the world, if i cant find it in the heaping wall of text you post, it will not even be considered. Be organized.
- Auditions are never closed- although a spot may be filled up, if you believe that you could do a better job, or simply think you and the one already in the spot should work together, feel free to send in auditions or reference forms for me to review.
- Extremely minor roles will be filled when the time comes- Characters which only show up once or twice will be filled when we need it. No sense trying to organize it when you don't need it.
- How the assembly line roles
The whole process may not involve you until later, just chill.
- writing the script- First things first, before we start voice acting we need something to say, and in order to do this we need capable people willing to write out the arc in an understandable text format, for this to work we need sound effects queued exactly at the right time, what kind of emotion to show, any special music, or rewriting jokes so they make sense with no visual. If more than one writer is available, then the writers are expected to work together to create the main storyboard.
- Voice acting- Now that we have what to say, we cast the characters. We then send their character's specific parts directly to each user for them to record and send back. For diversity, we require 2 separate recordings of the same line, so that if you mess up, or it sounds better moreso on one than the other, we can simply switch the audio out when needed to create a better audition.
- Musical background- Some strips may require music specific to that strip, and thats the job of the musicians, who's job is not only to create music for the show, but also at times find the right track which fits perfectly into the situation.
- Sound effects- These people are mostly responsible for creating/ finding sound effects to be used at certain intervals during the show, though this position is mostly covered, we can always use a second hand.
- Editors- Their main job is to piece it all together. Once all voice recordings, sound effects and music is all ready, it is then sent to the editor to shape into a suitable sounding show. However, they are also expected to reduce or remove any background noise from poorer microphone setups, which is bound to occur.
- Appraiser- Called this because i couldn't think of another name, their main job is that after the editors are done they will review the full track and write down any inconformities which he finds. It will then be sent back to the editor for editing.
Audition Submission form:
Jerry Arbelt (Tiger/marvin/zach Owner)
Officer Bill (Fox Owner)
Daisy(Seriously Guys): Diven
Karl Lenin Faust: RussiaRules1
-Multiple Actor Characters
Zoo Animals (Multiple People Wil Play These Parts)
Bad Guys/other Spot Characters
FAQCharacter(s) or position(s) you are auditioning for:
Samples: (if you are auditioning for more than one character, provide a sample for each.)
Personal comment:(you can leave blank)
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Q: Why would you want to do this?
A: The main reason is to get the word out further, and have a little fun while were at it.
Q: What if i want to audition, but don't have a microphone?
A: You ca usually pick one up at your local supermarket for pretty cheap, but remember that the cheaper you get, the more background noise takes up your whole audition, meaning more work for the editors. The less background noise, the better.
Q: Okay, i recorded my audition, but the background noise is very distracting.
A: Most of the time, the Editors can drown out the noise. but if it is really that bad then i'd suggest getting a better mic or try turning off some of the devices which could be causing the problem. ( A/C, fan, closing windows)
Q: I want to submit, but someone already took the role i wanted.
Well, maybe you should cook more rolls.It's okay if someone already has it, if you think you can do better then submit away.
Q: Where is this going to be uploaded?
A: We're mostly focusing on the Housepets! Youtube page. And our own forums. Any suggestions of places more would be helpful.
Q: Can I post my audition on the forums anyway?
A: Of course you can! If you want feedback, here is the place to get it!
Q: What if i don't have that much voice acting skill?
A: It's okay, you have to start somewhere.
Q: Do i have to submit 2 separate recordings when auditioning?
A: Not unless you want to.