112 & 113 - Cyborg and the "Good Stuff" with Zeno Robinson

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Part 1:

Part 2:

 
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Zeno Robinson

has had an amazing and wide-ranging voice over career. He has worked on shows like Spider-man, Mobile Suit Gundam, Craig of the Creek, Big City Greens and One-Punch Man. But he is best known for his work on shows like Ben 10: Alien Force and Ultimate Alien as Alan Albright, and more recently on DC’s Young Justice Outsiders, as Victor Stone – A.K.A Cyborg!

Show Notes:

Part 1: Zeno Robinson (Young Justice: Outsiders, Ben 10, Big City Greens, Spiderman) shares his journey through struggle and faith, finding his voice, and seeing himself in his characters.

Part 2: In part 2 of my chat with Zeno Robinson (Young Justice: Outsiders, Craig of the Creek, One-Punch Man, Mobile Suit Gundam), we talk about tackling iconic roles like Victor Stone, A.K.A Cyborg, and Lando Calrissian, the success of fan-helmed properties, and “the black character.”

Zeno Online:

Twitter

Instagram

Young Justice Season 3:

Available July 2nd

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso

Run Time:

Part 1: 35:03

Part 2: 36:41

Notable Quotes:

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Get Zeno to a million views and the longest Boo-Yah!

110 & 111 - Some Acting Tea with Romi Dames - Parts 1 & 2 - Fairies, Comedy, and Anxiety

Romi Dames

is probably best known to her fans as Traci Van Horn, the super snobby socialite (with a voice to match) on Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” She recently resurrected her popular character for a comedic video that went viral across multiple social media platforms, gaining over 20 million views. Nickelodeon’s “Winx Club” fangirls know her as Musa, the tomboy fairy of music, and “DC Super Hero Girls” viewers know her as the hilariously unhinged villain, Lena Luthor. She’s been hired to do both character voices and voices with character. Romi was raised on an American army base in Tokyo—she is a multi-ethnic “JAP squared”: Half Japanese, Half Jewish American Princess...both of which she will happily exploit for comedy.

Show Notes:

Part 1: Actress and flirtatious muppet princess Romi Dames (Hannah Montana, Winx Club, D.C. Super Hero Girls) shares her journey from Japan to Hollywood, her musical background, auditions, and of course hijinks galore!

Part 2: In part 2 of my chat with actress and flirtatious muppet princess Romi Dames (Hannah Montana, Winx Club, D.C. Super Hero Girls), Romi gets honest and spills the tea on pushing the envelope for comedy, being in class and doing your research, and dealing with anxiety.


Resources:

Romi Goes Viral as Traci

Where Romi Studies Improv

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Romi Online:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

Run Time:

Part 1: 23:05

Part 2: 34:51

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso

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PART 1:

PART 2:

Notable Quotes:

Part 1:

“I sang ‘Happy Birthday as my audition song because I didn’t have anything prepared! And they cast me as the role of Molly in this community theater production on the army base and ever since then that was all I wanted to do!”

“Technically, Musa is from another planet. She’s not Asian [...] she’s from Melody.”

“Every single day I was like ‘Oh my God they’re talking about me, and they hate me...they’re going to fire me!’ [...] I was so terrified afterwards [...] I think every actor feels that way in that situation, until you get to know the people.”

“I mean I’ve always wanted to be a muppet, this is nothing new [...] I want to be a muppet princess!”

Part 2:

“When I go in for Japanese roles now they’re like ‘Ooh, can you bring down the Japanese accent?’ [...] Which is why I loved doing We Bare Bears because they did not make me bring it down. They were like, ‘It’s authentic, you go for it!’”

“Coming from a comedy stance, I’m okay with caricatures [...] The question should be: ‘Is it funny?’ and if it’s funny and people laugh, then it doesn’t come across as racist [...] if it’s inappropriate and not funny, then oof that’s bad!”

“It's such a great way to get to know a culture–through comedy!”

“[Imposter Syndrome] – That’s a huge thing with actors, especially because we are all imposters. That’s our job! [...] Of course, we’re all worried! Are they going to catch us pretending?!”

“I surrounded myself with really crazy, impulsive characters because next to them [...] I seemed really square.”

“Play your age! I wanted to be grown up so badly that I was always trying to be older than I was [...] I was nerdy and younger and I should have worked that angle because it was so much more natural to me.”

 
 
 

Ep 106 - Professionalism in VO

Show Notes:

A look at professionalism–and the mindset that will help you get you there–in VO, as well as some practical advice. This is a nice, short episode, with some thoughts on refocusing, and getting the job done.

Resources:

Ep 101 - I’m a Voice Actor

Ep 103 - Imposter Syndrome

Ep 104 & 105 - It’s A Mindset Thing - David H. Lawrence XVII Part I & Part II

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso

Run Time:

15:11


Ep 104 & 105 - It’s a Mindset Thing with David H. Lawrence XVII Parts I & II

Show Notes:

Part 1: Actor and entrepreneur David H. Lawrence XVII (NBC’s Heroes, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.) shares his journey from radio to screen, the incredible importance of your mindset as an actor, our mental conception of struggle and success, and some helpful best practices!

Part 2: This is Part 2 of my interview with actor and entrepreneur David H. Lawrence XVII (Heroes, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.). David talks learning by doing, golden nuggets in the world, having a healthy ego, and doing more of what works!

Resources:

David’s VO2GoGo

The Rehearsal Pro App

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Audition Psych 101 by Michael Kostroff

David Online:

Official Website

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso

Run Time:

Part I - 31:25

Part II - 40:14

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Notable Quotes:

“Part of it is training yourself, before it’s necessary, as to how to respond when your body and your mind start playing tricks on you.”

“I don’t look like I sound. Number one, I have what they used to call a ‘face for radio,’ and I thought, well how will this work on camera? And it turns out it will work really well if I want to be a creepy, evil villain.”

“Sometimes we want something really bad and we have to be careful about wishing for that because we just might get it, and then we’re stuck, because the goal was to GET it, as opposed to the goal was to KILL it, you know, kill it in a good way.”

“In your slate, you can blow it, and in your slate you can sell it. That ‘slate,’ to me, is one of the most overlooked and valuable pieces of real estate when you send in a voiceover audition or even when you send in a self-tape for on-camera.”

“Sometimes, [actors] take it way too far, and we insist that if we are not struggling, well, we can’t possibly be good enough to be a professional in this business. If we become successful, well, then we’re selling out to the ‘the man.’”

“Some people can’t imagine being successful, because the only ruleset they know, is that ruleset of struggling.”

“Almost everybody I come in contact with has at least one golden nugget...somebody is going to share something that is that quarter twist of the screw in the factory that makes the machines run better, and I’ve learned over time that you never know where that is going to be coming from.”

“I think you have to have a healthy ego about what you do in this business, you can’t be constantly denigrating yourself and being falsely self-effacing, nobody wants that, they want somebody who they can count on. They want somebody that they know can do the work.”

“Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.”

 

103 - Imposter Syndrome

Show Notes:

Today we are defining “imposter syndrome,” and discussing how it hinders us, and how we can combat it while we keep moving forward towards our goals!

Resources (Knowledge is POWER):

The Five Types Of Impostor Syndrome And How To Beat Them - FC

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome - HBR

Culture is Key with Michael Lombardi - What’s Next! Podcast

Voice Acting Mastery with Crispin Freeman

I Want to Be a Voice Actor Website

I Know That Voice Documentary

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso

Run Time:

13:20


102 - Making it in VO...

Episode: 102 - Making it in VO…

Show Notes:

What does “making it” even mean in VO and what does the process of booking work look like for a working voice actor? That’s what we’re talking about in this episode!

Thanks for stopping by!

Run Time: 18:24

Resources:

Mike Pollock’s Ratatoing Post

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Samples:

J Michael Tatum

Youmacon 2016

D. B. Baker:

Klaus

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso


101 - I'm A Voice Actor

Episode: 101 - I’m A Voice Actor!

Show Notes:

In the first episode of the series, I introduce the show, share a little about me, and talk about just what makes the great voice actors we all know and love, so special!

Thanks for stopping by.

Let's get started!

Run Time: 23:50

Resources:

“I want to be a voice actor!

"Voicing An Army"

Music:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

Samples:

Dee Bradley Baker:

Demos

Cinnamon Bun

Klaus

Clones

Momo/Appa

Sterling Holloway:

Winnie the Pooh

Jim Cummings:

Winnie the Pooh

Christopher Robin Movie

Cover Art:

Alejandra Reynoso



The Podcast

 
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Welcome to

“Rolling Wild!”

A voice over about voice over!

In this podcast series, a young professional voice actor – that’s me! – talks all things VO and takes the opportunity to shamelessly pick the brains of some pretty cool people!

Launching my own podcast has been floating around in my head for a while now, and I am very excited to finally have something to share with you!

Please listen, subscribe, and comment what you’d like to hear on the show!

Thank you for all the support!

I’m so glad to have you on board as we roll wild!

 

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