Three Episodes

by Doc Coleman on August 28, 2013 · 8 comments

in Voice Work

A lot can change in a week. And it can change in ways you don’t really expect. If you read last week’s #WriterWednesday  post, you’ll recall that last week I had signed on for a voice work contract for a property that I am really excited about doing. Well, that hasn’t changed. What has changed is that I can now say that I’m going to be part of the cast of P.C. Haring’s Slipspace: Harbinger podcast novel. Those sharp-eyed visitors to this site will notice that on my Voice Work page I already have Slipspace: Harbinger listed, and have had it there for a while. Well, that is because P.C. approached me about this role quite a while ago, but events on both our sides of the equation have delayed things from going forward until now. Now, we’re finally getting started with production! But there have been more changes…

As you may recall, last week I had recorded three auditions for new audio dramas. These weren’t paying gigs, but they looked like fun and presented an opportunity to put my name and my voice out in front of new audiences. Since then, I’ve heard back from two of those production. In one of them, I’ve been cast in a major role! In the other one, I was cast in three minor roles! Or one supporting role, depending on how I play it. This was actually much better than I expected to do, considering that I was auditioning for producers I had not worked with in the past. The third audition is still up in the air. I’m not sure what will be happening with that yet. Perhaps next week?

Oddly enough, on the same day that I got word that I was cast for the second audition, I got an e-mail from a producer I had worked with before. Protecting Project Pulp has another episode that they think my voice would fit perfectly. I’m thinking about doing it, but so far I haven’t had a chance to take a look at the story. Of course, Protecting Project Pulp has a really long buffer of episodes, so even if I do the episode, I’m still looking at a bit of a wait before it goes live.

The good news is that even though I have three new audio projects on my plate, each of them is just a single episode, so I should be able to knock them out in fairly quick order and still not impact my work on Harbinger. Even if I land a role in the last audition, I should be able to stay on top of the audio work. This  makes me feel pretty good about my voice acting career.

I need to become more active with ACX and get back into auditioning to narrate stories. I’ll wait until I’ve cleared some of these new things off of my plate, but I think it is coming back around to time to beat the bushes for paying work. This may mean that I take some risks with doing some Royalty Share contracts, but that may be what I need to do to establish my name.

We’ll see.

A lot can change in a week.

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1 Veronica August 28, 2013 at 9:36 am

YAY!! That’s awesome! I’m thinking that Harbinger is going to be extra-special fun for LOTS of reasons.
Auditions are always in flux; I’m betting that with your voice, you’ll hit a point where people begin to seek you out because they need “that” sound. Just think what one month could bring!


2 Doc Coleman August 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

And that is part of the reason why I’m still willing to do some pro-bono voice work for projects that are fun. They can’t come and ask for me if they haven’t heard my voice. So the wider my voice is spread and the more dynamic roles I can do, the better the chance I’ll get more paying work. And paying work always trumps free work.

It will be interesting to see where I am in a month!



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