Hnilmik's News

Skullgirls EVO 2013 Stream + Hear me in HoN (again)!

2013-01-24 17:15:56 by Hnilmik
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There's going to be a Skullgirls Evo 2013 fundraising stream tonight at 8 PM PST!

Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/eightysixed

Show up, donate to help get Skullgirls into Evo 2013 + fund breast cancer research, and there'll be special guests (hint hint)!

Donate: https://www.wepay.com/donations/evo2013-sg

[EDIT]: HOLY SH!T WE WENT FROM $6,700 TO $21,000~ish GEEEZZZZZ

In other news, I voiced another character in Heroes of Newerth~ Ven, the assassin, is the 3rd avatar (the 3:04 mark) in the following video:

%V The first character I voiced was Queen Serecta~

I also voiced and helped cast this wonderful game for PlayStation Mobile, Haunt the House: Terrortown!

Lots of familiar names in the credits, oy! Like The-Super-Flash-Bros!


Skullgirls nominated for an Annie Award!

2013-01-02 01:21:56 by Hnilmik
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Thaaaaat's right! Skullgirls got nominated for an Annie Award, and HOLY SMOKES, THAT'S A CRAY-CRAY AWESOME HONOR!! I really hope it wins because seriously, feast your eyes on the launch trailer again.

Meanwhile, I recently put together a clip reel of the roles I voiced over the years, especially since the last one I made was in 2009. Let's see if I can work on more exciting things this year!

Hmmm... Sanity Not Inlcuded concluded its short season 3, but that's just to wrap up one year and gear up for the next one, if you ask me!

I return as Chi-Chi in TFS's DBZ Abridged again...~

And I'm also Chi-Chi in the upcoming Goku vs. Superman DEATH BATTLE, so look forward to that!

Lastly, I was interviewed on GameOn Podcast! And if you've already heard enough about me, Austin Wintory, the composer of Journey, is the featured guest!

Have a great year, everybody!


Dust AET is Competing in Spike 2012 VGA's & Voicing in Heroes of Newerth!

2012-11-25 16:31:45 by Hnilmik
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Exactly what is says on the tin.

Dust: An Elysian Tail is nominated for Best Independent Game in the Spike 2012 Video Game Awards!

Do you guys even NEED to be reminded how my Newgrounds voice actors are in this!?

Even Toonami thinks we're cool, so vote for us, should you feel that we deserve it!

...Especially since Journey is competing in like 3-5 other categories. Oh that blasted pretty-ful game...

And we're invading Heroes of Newerth 'cause what were the odds...!

So I guess I'm gonna be in Heroes of Newerth on the 28th, as an alternate avatar to Pestilence! Buncha gals get cute, sexy, and action-y characters. Me? I get a BUG!! Who's SEXY and CONFIDENT IN WHO SHE IS!! And a QUEEN!! She's totes progressive u gaiz.

But I DID say that a chunk of the Dust AET was in Heroes of Newerth too, soooo...!

Newgrounds Name - Dust Character - Heroes of Newerth Character(s)

Hnilmik (ME) - Fidget - Queen Serecta
Lucien - Dust - Grinex & Cupid Succubus
Darkwolf - Ahrah - Gideon
ShudoRanmaru - Ginger - Heavy Metal Rhapsody
Kay Challis - Oneida & FloHop - Phoenix Ra & Clockwork Archer
Rikachu - Corbin - Pearl
Shock-Dingo - Blop - Frankie Pebbles
Omahdon - Fuse - Red Raja
Rina-chan - MaMop - Seductive Announcer

And a demo reel has been made at last...

I've been doing animal noises since I was a kid, and lo and behold, it's been a skill that booked me various voice acting gigs, from animations to video games! I don't just make noises; I bring critters to life, whether they're cats, birds, dogs, foxes, monsters, dinosaurs, giant insects, aliens, and so on! So it was about time that I condensed a fraction of my ability down to a minute, leaving what else I can do to your imagination~

Long time listeners might be able to pick out 3-4 of those characters~!
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/511660

And that's my update for now!

Fun Fact: I voiced in over 200 released projects. It happened like a month ago. Whhooooaaaa... /kept track to measure her progress and things just got insane


I'm voicing in anime, on TV in several countries, video games...

2012-11-10 21:58:42 by Hnilmik
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@@; I said I'd be back in 2 weeks. More like... 3-4 months 'cause I've been BUUUSSYYYYY...!! And I'm STILL busy! Like, right NOW even! I just don't look it on my Facebook! Well, I have lots of updating to do, so sit tight!

Releases on Newgrounds!

Oddball Omnibus (Ch 1-3) - I voice Ruth. She screams at Redi at the beginning!
Legend of the Void 2 - Should you create a female character, you'll be hearing my voice!

Still camping on a few other things to release while recording for a few more. Like, at least 1 game, forgot how many animations are still being worked on that I finished recording for earlier in the year, and I'm recording for another series this weekend. Fingers crossed for smooth development, especially for the creators!

Oh! And remember when I gave best voiz akting tipz evar? Time to give you evry bad voiz akting demo evar!! /inb4 i never get cast again

You Can Hear Me in Anime! And on TV!

If you're watching Neon Alley, I provide additional voices in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan! I'm... Actually not sure which episodes I'm in, but I'm around!

Long time watchers might be wondering if I'd ever get any screen time. Good news! I voice three characters in K-ON!, season 2! You can check out some pictures of my characters on my Facebook album~ My personal favorite of the three is Shizuka, 'cause she's adorable~

Do you live in Spain or Andorra? You might've seen me on TV! I voice the Hen in Bye Bye Bunny, which was LOADS of fun because creatures, man. Since it's on TV and hitting the film festival circuit, it won't be online in full for a while (bummer!), but here's a teaser of what to expect! You won't be hearing anyone, but AMIGAWD SO PRETTY!!

VIDEO GAMES VIDEO GAMES VIDEO GAMES

I helped cast for and voiced Emma and the A.I. in Galactic Phantasy Prelude, which you can get in the App Store! It was tough and challenging, but D-Mac showed me the ropes and it was awesome working with the cast. Some of which are Newgrounds people too~

Oh there's a REALLY exciting role I recorded for another video game recently too. I also helped cast for and am voicing in 2 other awesome-sauce games that shouldn't go unnoticed. Hopefully all of those will come out REALLY sooooonn!

Want me to voice in your game, especially as enemies and NPC's, but don't have time to contact me or wait for my recordings? I voiced in another SFX library for Affordable Audio; Merchants, Enemies, and Townsfolk! And I'm not the only one! Take a listen for yourself, as there're a couple Newgrounds VA's in the cast here as well~

Once again, should you make a purchase, a portion of the proceeds go to charity~!

As for MORE DUST AET SPAM...

...And you thought you could escape.

My teacher, Crispin Freeman, recently interviewed Darkwolf (who voiced Ahrah, the sword) and I about our work in Dust: An Elysian Tail!

It's VEERRYYY insightful, and we even provide tips!
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Still not enough behind-the-scenes stuff about Dust for you!? I've been uploading some of the video footage I took of the ensemble recording sessions I had with Lucien Dodge (voice of Dust) and D-Mac/Deven Mack (the casting/voice director)!

And as a closing...

It was AWESOME being a guest of honor alongside Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle, Jennifer Hale, Cathy Weseluck (and many more I wasn't able to meet), but NOT as awesome as meeting people who appreciated my work at Canterlot Gardens! It was a WILD first con I've been a GoH at, and I hope there'll be more!

Panels I participated in:
Mane6: Fighting is Magic Panel
Fan VA & Skullgirls Panel

On camera interview with Anime on Location:

@@; yeah i was nervous/excited!!

And finally I voice Phoenix/Dark Phoenix in this MvC3 animation~!

HOLY CRAP WHY DO MY UPDATES NEVER SHRINK!? HAHA I'M BEHIND ON TUMBLR TOO--


Dust: An Elysian Tail is Out! You'll be hearing lots of NG VA's~

2012-08-15 15:07:23 by Hnilmik
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Hoooo boy. I mentioned this was going to be an eventful August, so let's get this party goin'... While battling front page Clock Day traffic. HERE WE GO--

Dust: An Elysian Tail is out at last on the Xbox 360! I voice Fidget, the orange flying weasel-cat-fox-bat-like nimbat that accompanies you throughout the game~ TONS of my voice acting pallys are in the cast, many of which you've MORE LIKELY heard around Newgrounds at some point or other.

Watch me list just a few people off the top of my head, and be a derp forgetting the others' Newgrounds accounts because there's just so many TO list.

ME - Fidget
Lucien - Dust
Darkwolf - Ahrah
ShudoRanmaru - Ginger
RicePirate - Elder Gray-Eyes

Motley-Fool - Merchant Sereth
Aramek - Bean
Animator1mike - Reed
Biggiek7888 - Geehan
Kay Challis - Oneida & FloHop
Sarifus - Mayor Bram
Shard-Spider - Fale
Ovarku - Avgustin
Andyopus - Gianni
Actorman - Moska
Bezo - Shopkeeper Mordecai
Anjidu - Haley
Denten - Matti
FrancineLouise - Cora
Dellaciel - Sarahi
Rikachu - Corbin
AmandaJulina - Colleen
Rina-chan - MaMop
TeresaDecher - SmoBop
Shock-Dingo - Blop
FredykPhox - Old Gappy
TomaMoto - Baron Kane
EileMonty - Lady Tethys
Omahdon - Fuse
Sonicmega - Sanjin
RiverK - General Gaius
General-Ivan - Royal Army Commander
Takahata101 - Royal Army Soldier
Kirbopher, Ydoc Nameloc, Apatheria, ShadyVox, Lefthandedsock - Moonblood Soldiers
Dapootieman - Calum
Missbunniswan - Bopo

HAHA. A FEW.

D-Mac-Double gets ALL OF THE CASTING AND DIRECTING CREDIT (with Darkwolf being his assistant).

IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2332302/

But Onto Your Other News

Xionic Madness 4-3 - In this finale, I voice everyone's favorite homicidal psychic dominatrix robot once again, Kary-08! Curious about how I did it? Check out 2 of the 4-ish passes I recorded, but spoilers abound!

And Other Stuff?

To people meeting me for the first time because of Fidget... Whoops! Well, hiya, I'm also Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls, and if you're crazy about ponies, I'm also Rarity in Mane 6: Fighting is Magic. Wanna get to know me better~? Survive my spamming on Facebook! Listen to an interview I had with 9.18theFan! OR! Meet me at Canterlot Gardens in Ohio, where I'll be a guest! Yay! Along with Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle, John DiMaggio, Kira Buckland, and moooorrreeee~~~! HOLY--

Detective Grimoire got OVERFUNDED LIKA BAUSS!! Now, to camp for the release sometime this August! Forgot what it looked like? Here's a refresher (and again, Fidget voices Lady Weybridge, Fuse voices Detective Grimoire himself--dude, just look at the game already)~

Still providing voices for Affordable Audio, where game developers and audiophiles can not only use the SFX and pre-recorded content for their games and collections, but also have a percentage of their purchase go to charity! For now, you can already hear me in the Action RPG Characters collection, where a portion of the proceeds go to Human Rights Watch. And at least 4 other cast members from Dust too!

Look, I'm Rarity and Luna. And look, it's Kira and Erica again!

Look, I'm Pikachu. And look, it's Xander again!

Look, it's the Hiimdaisy Persona 4 Comic Dub again, all in one go, where I'm Nanako (see i can prove it). And look, it's... Another huge chunk of the Dust cast!

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...Why do I feel as if I forgot something? Baaahhh~~ Catch me in 2 weeks where I'll spam some more about AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST--


Grandpa Passed Away + I drew 100 hands.

2012-07-10 15:37:48 by Hnilmik
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'Kept it quiet and private for a long time, but I feel it's probably for the best that I fill y'all in that I'm going to be mourning for 49 days as a part of grandpa's Buddhist funeral traditions. He passed away on the 5th, so today is... Day 6-ish. He meant a lot to me, my family, friends, and the Vietnamese community, so the very least I can do is make and devote some time to pay my respects to him.

So, more hiatus-ing and delays with my voice work.

The first, and last, thing he ever heard me voice in was Kagemono, which is now on Newgrounds. I voice Beopup the Fox~ Give Arythusa s'more love; She's awesome and we could use more of her amazing animations on NG~

I draw when I'm stressed, so when he was suffering in the hospital, I drew 100 hands in 5 days to improve my skills. I heard somewhere that at Disney, animators made their interns draw 100 hands to buff their art skills. True or not, I still learned a lot, and it was neat seeing my friends participate at well~

And now, to spew the past month's updates for the folks who don't follow me on Facebook!

Voice Acting News - August is going to be a BIG Month + Charity

I FINALLY have an entry on Anime News Network, thanks to providing additional voices for and having a name in the credits of K-ON! Season 2! Part 1 is out now and Part 2 comes out in August~

Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming out on the Xbox 360 on August 15th! It was a MASSIVE hit at E3, Shigeru Miyamoto gave it a look-see (I wish I knew what the creator of Mario thought of the game!), and I voice Fidget, the orange flippy-flappy fox-bat~!

Detective Grimoire, FINALLY has a projected release date-time-month: August! You can pre-order the game and get some sweet swag if you give its Kickstarter some lurve~! Again, I voice Lady Weybridge, and she makes an appearance in this trailer~

The game runs on the following iOS devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, iPad 2 and iPad 3. It'll also run on most Android phones and tablets with Android 2.3 or higher.

And holy crap, Rival Threads: Last Class Heroes, where I voice leading lady Maya Pendleton, is at 472%. 3 hours left 'til it closes! GIT YERSELF SUM M04R SWAG!!

Aaannnnnddd I also provide a rather Khajiit-sounding voice for this SFX library. What's this SFX library, you ask? Well, are you a game developer in need of quality, pre-recorded voice recordings (among other SFX) for your games? Affordable Audio has got you covered, with over 4300 files, and 25% of each purchase goes to Human Rights Watch. Basically, a resource for game developers that also goes to a good cause!

Other members of the cast include, but aren't limited to: Omahdon, Karen, Rina-chan, Seymour, and many, MAAAANNNYYY more!

m04r Voice Acting News

Re:DarkSouls - I voice Quelaag~ That was cute~
TOME Episode 4 - Once more, I voice Granda. Nylocke lovers/haters, I DEFINITELY had fun with my scene~! Here, in case you couldn't hear all the stuff I improv'd:

TeamFourStar's DBZ Abridged Episode 30, Season 2 Finale came out! Again, I voice Chi-Chi, and she shows up in part 3, as well as the Godzirra Girl~ To give you an idea of what my recording session was like...~

Aligning with my current Skyrim addiction, I voice Lydia in this Skyrim parody, with Druox being the uber awesome star of the show and TomKitsune being awesomest for making all this possible!

...According to this, I recorded 185 released projects. Lets see if 15 more get released this year so I can say that I recorded 200-ish projects in my 4 years of voice acting!


Kagemono, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Summer Rec, & m04r!

2012-05-12 17:55:30 by Hnilmik
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xx; Holy crap, has it really been 3 months since I last updated...!? Who remembered the days when I used to update every 2nd week!?

Life

When I'm not voice acting, I'm tackling my life. I got a TMJ scare a while back--Imagine your mouth being in immense pain every time you close your mouth when your livelihood is voice acting. It's better now though. I hope my grandpa and great aunt are alright... They both had to go to the hospital in the same week... They were fine upon visiting, but looked really sad when we had to leave... They're both really old and I really want them to see how far I can go while I still have them around...

No, I haven't been playing Skullgirls since it came out. The TV has been broken long before and won't be fixed until both of my siblings finish their finals. My sister is graduating! She's getting an associate's degree and is hunting for an art college that'll focus on her interests~

Me, I've been out of school for at least a year now. Busy with voicework, sure, but I'm beginning to think that I oughta go back to school sometime. Perhaps to major in art, namely animation. I'm just terrified of majoring in another field "that I actually hate" (like screenwriting/writing). My plan is to save up to probably take a few "smaller" art/animation classes to test the waters before investing in another degree. People who follow me on Tumblr and FB know how much I draw or express an interest in animation/storytelling using it. I have too many projects I want to do, but not enough time or skill to make 'em happen.

I'm trying extremely hard to wrap up voicing in... Around 10 more projects until I'm "completely free" (3 of them can even be done today if I work hard enough), but I want to use that time to get my life back on track. I'm distracted by too many things and I seriously need to focus on the stuff most important to me now. My friends and family are very aware of my concerns.

Dust: An Elysian Tail

...I'm gonna start spamming more of this in the near future. For now, just know that I voice a pretty big character in this. Well, relatively speaking. The cast will be amazing.

Lots and Lots of Student Animations!

Speaking of graduating, I voiced in quite a few student projects. One of them I can't link to anymore, but there's a promise of it being on NG eventually and I hope it does soon! It's very cute~

The Moon Guardian - I voice Luma in this, but the real star is DragonKnightTara as my mom~ And Apatheria is pretty snazzy too~

But the student animation I'm MOST proud of taking part in? I voice Beopup, the fox, in Kagemono!

And Darkwolf voices Gertrude the skeleton dog and Amanda voices the shadow mouse~ You have absolutely NO idea how excited and proud I am to have worked with Otherwise (or Arythusa)! She's an animator I've always wanted to work with since I've first seen her animations while interning at a post production studio years back~ I practically jumped at the opportunity to work with her, a while before it was publicly known that I voice Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls~

Last year she was invited to work at Gobelins, she's graduating from CalArts, and I believe she's gonna intern at Pixar (again?)! As someone who enjoys the quality animations from all of those places and hopes to voice for all of them someday, it's been a huge honor to work on Kagemono~ Wonderful student animations like these are why I do them, 'cause the students of today might/will be the geniuses of the future and who wouldn't want to help them when they needed it most?!

KICKSTARTERS!!

Speaking of folks who need the most help, remember Cheromanchequois? Pixmintro needs your help!

Summer Rec is an AWESOME animation series he wants to make happen and while the pilot is already close to completion, with other amazing cast members in the lot that you REALLY OUGHTA CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER to learn more about, he wants to go big with it. Festivals, TV series... It can only happen if he has the funding (and a new computer).

Meanwhile, I'm also helping Rina-chan with her Equestria LA efforts! It's not on Kickstarter anymore, 'cause it's been successfully funded, but every little bit helps in making it an awesome con! I voice Fluttershy and Rarity in this promo, animated by the oh-so-kind rebornMCW~

Rival Threads: Last Class Heroes is also successfully funded, but if you're a game dev, you know VERY well that every bit helps. Seriously. This game is gorgeous and could use more pretty-ness! I voice the leading lady, and other members of the cast include Animator1mike, RiverK, and Sarah Williams, who voiced Peacock in Skullgirls! And hopefully 1 more fella! Check out the Kickstarter for all the details and goodies (like tons of artwork and a demo of sorts of the game) while this? This is something to get your appetite goin'~

Anything Else You've Been In The Past 3 Months?!

YEP. AND THANKFULLY, YOU CAN CHECK OUT MY LINK-SPAMMING TO THE LEFT OF THE PAGE THIS TIME 'CAUSE NEWGROUNDS IS AWESOME. HERE, HAVE SOME MORE PROJECTS I'M IN.

I voice the titular character (lawl) Loren in Loren the Amazon Princess! It's an RPG game for the PC and I love the equal opportunity romance in this game~

EMBEDDING IS FUN, CAN'T YOU TELL!? Denten, a cast buddy who worked on a Charlie Brown flash with me, put together a neato adaptation of one of the Scott Pilgrim comics~ I voice Stacey Pilgrim, and there're other nifty folks on board, should you check the credits! ...I'd link all of them if I knew all of their accounts, especially NG accounts. ALL OR NUTHIN'!!

And lately, I've been moving up from additional voices to incidentals in a studio I've been frequently working with, so my bit parts actually have some screen time now! Yay! I'll share them on my Facebook sometime~

You get a funfetti cupcake if you've read everything.


Apatheria's 2012 Demo + m04r VAing news

2012-03-31 15:56:34 by Hnilmik
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Seriously, give it a listen.

Apatheria is a champ~

(Along with Sapphire and Darkwolf for mixing/producing majickz~ And, like, one more dude, but he's being too humble.)

Update/Agenda?

Still incredibly busy. I'm holding to my current mantra of "don't accept projects unless my demo is done", because I've been making progress in finishing projects that've been in my backlog for half a year--I just have one more on that backlog, in fact! So I'm 3 projects away from completely finishing all my projects that have a deadline, 2 ("secondary priority") + 4/5 ("tertiary priority") projects from clearing another agenda for projects that didn't give me a deadline. I kept up my pace of recording every single day and yes, a few times I had to take resting days to fix my voice up.

Paying Me For Voice Acting

Auditioning and recording for more paying projects nowadays because some people don't take my voice acting as seriously as I do unless I show them a check in the mail or confirmation on Paypal. I still love j00 guys for helping me make it this far, by giving me roles and offering support, so don't think that I'm gonna start shaking people down~ I discreetly posted this up about a month ago beneath my profile picture, but I'll clear it up here because... Character limits.

Ad rev is a good incentive for me to accept projects, 5-7% of, depending on how many other hands are in the pie (the fewer folks involved, the more to spare, for instance). Incentive. As in, "I'm holding to my 'no projects until I have a demo' mantra, but if you want me to voice for your project anyways (which MANY of you do), you have to bribe me to squeeze it into my schedule". Up front payment is a bigger incentive, but as a whole, I'm very flexible in terms of payment and am willing to negotiate a payment within budget.

Again, I don't shake people down. If payment isn't brought up, I just pass on a lot of projects as usual and only agree to the ones I like--I don't tell or ask people to pay me if the thought never crossed their mind. If it's brought up in the first email/PM, you EXTRA got my attention. Trust me, it's not because I'm suddenly greedy. Some people are trying to ride the Skullgirls train, scouting me for the name value more than trying to create an all-around good project, so... I'm not kidding around about the high volume of requests.

When my demo's finished, you can worry about this less~

Released Newgrounds Projects:

TOME Episode 03 - I voice for Granda, the dinosaur girl that RAEG's against Nylocke. Oh, you'll be seeing more of her soon enough... If you're a fan of Nylocke, the next episode is gonna be funny. If you're a hater of Nylocke, the next episode is gonna be HILARIOUS.

42 Boxes ACT 2 - Whoa, I recorded for this at least 2 years ago, so I'm wincing at my performance, but it's still amusing enough~ I voice for Liz the Fire Mage~

ARE YOU GOING TO SPAM ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS MS. FORTUNE IN SKULLGIRLSAGAIN?!

Hey, I spaced out my journal posts! Rumor is, Skullgirls is gonna be out around April 4th-ish (4 DAYS ISH!!) in the XBLA (downloadable on the 360), then on the PSN (downloadable on the PS3) a little bit after that! For how much? Not much more than any other downloadable game (ballpark of $15) and there're definitely plans for DLC to expand beyond the initial playable cast of 8 characters! LOTS of awesome friends of mine worked on it too, so if you're not picking it up for me, pick it up for my animation and voice acting pallys!

This SHOULD be the last time I spam about it, 'cause my last two posts already covered my Ms. Fortune! I mean, the cat's already out of the bag, so why pussy-foot around it?

Stuff I Do When Not Voice Acting

Tumblr: http://hnilmik.tumblr.com/
Formspring: http://www.formspring.me/Hnilmik

Write/Give Video Game Coverage on VG Tribune

-- Latest Articles of Note:
Interview: Crispin Freeman (Voice Actor and Motion Capture Performer)
Interview: Hitbox Team (Game Developers behind "Dustforce")
Interview: Zach Hanks (Video Game Voice Actor and Casting Director)

I have no idea where I'll find the time to interview the... What... 2-7 VA's and game developers in the near future. It'll happen eventually though, and game coverage is mainly to show that I have a pulse.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hnilmik

Believe me, I was afraid of making one for years because it'd come off as pretentious, when I'm EXTREMELY new to the industry, don't have 100,000+ subscribers/fans on YouTube, I'm an extremely private person by nature, etc. But, push came to shove, some out of control weirdos made close friends and family uncomfortable (in the vein of invasion of privacy), and let's face it, my friends doing the "make a fan page when your personal account gets 5000 friends" route? Those "friends" of theirs aren't transferring and some have done some weird stuff on their accounts.

Don't worry, it's not like I'm keeping fans away with a 100 ft pole--95% of my FB spamming is copy/pasta'd to the fan page, no joke (and the 5% you're not getting is mainly me posting strongly opinionated stuff that may offend people). And, there're exclusives! I already posted voice acting resources in the Notes section, am working on a FAQ, announce the bulk of my voice acting news there (NG, YT, dA, and anime/video game projects, all in one place) instead of on my personal account, and as a whole, once I get several more reels finished, this is gonna be my "poor person's" VA site until I get enough monies to make something prettier for more professional folks~

Here, have one of my doodles that I posted onto Tumblr, 'cause I'll always be better at drawing animals than humans. To my chagrin.

Apatheria's 2012 Demo + m04r VAing news


Voicing Rarity in Mane6! HOW AM I NOT DEAD?!

2012-02-22 22:23:16 by Hnilmik
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I TOTALLY thought I'd be updating this more often, but PHEW, I've been busy! ESPECIALLY with voice work! Seriously, I used to be clocking 3-5 projects a day (smaller projects), but now I'm in the 2-3 projects a day range (usually 1 big projects + redos/smaller projects). And as usual, I've been auditioning/voicing for animated TV show pitches and video games--That's a LOT of voice acting!

(SOMEDAY MY DEMO WILL BE DONE. SOMEDAY...)

So guess what I do when I'm not voice acting? I write about or provide coverage for video games:
http://vgtribune.com/author/kimlinh/
-- Latest Articles of Note:
Interview: Hitbox Team (Game Developers behind "Dustforce")
Interview: Zach Hanks (Video Game Voice Actor and Casting Director)

-- To Be Written:
Some MORE voice acting + game development interviews! Seriously, some are just waiting to be formatted while I juggle other gaming news!

I also doodle/draw; GRADUALLY, EVER-SO-SLOWLY getting over "artist fears" while improving my skill and wandering out of my comfort zone! Maybe one day I'll actually start animating my characters...! OR EVEN (GASP) BEGIN PRODUCTION ON SOME OF MY PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT!! ...Until then, expect silly exercises and lots of practicing.
http://hnilmik.tumblr.com/

Voice Acting News!

This is gonna be a long post.

I auditioned for Mane6, which is essentially a fan-made MLP fighting game.

Since I have friends who never really pinned me as the Rarity type, I also recorded some footage of me recording a chunk of the above lines. Note my distance away from the mic and room echo. I REALLY had to back up from the mic and turn the gain WAAAAYYY down to not destroy the audio quality while performing Rarity the only way I practiced.

...Then I got called back for another round of trying out. I got a whole mixed bag of critiques, ranging from "Your voice is too high/low" to "Your pacing was too fast", but the biggest thing I had to fix was showing more of Rarity's calmer side. I also DID get quite a bit of feedback of my audio quality because of the aforementioned room echo, peaking (DESPITE my lower-the-volume efforts), and a need for normalizing. So, I practiced Rarity in a way to hopefully slow down her pacing and NOT destroy the mic to show her calm, lady-like sophistication that she's known for. A friend helped me find lines, while another friend took care of mastering my audio.

And then, I got cast as Rarity in Mane6. Yay! I think over 34 people tried out (which is the number I saw when I submitted my first pass) and they also include some honorable mentions to give you an idea of what I was up against. Some people are still clinging to their respective favorite fan voice actresses, but hey, if Rarity's "Art of the Dress" song taught everyone anything, you can't please everypony!

And yes indeedy, MANE6!Rarity is voiced by Ms. Fortune, a la Skullgirls. Some people still don't believe it... For some reason. Lots of friends of mine are in this game (as animators and VA's) too, so I'm just throwin' this out there to keep it on the radar! SERIOUSLY, THEY'RE JUST CAMPING FOR THE RELEASE LIKE I AM!!

Old videos are oolldd~ The game is RIDICULOUSLY close to completion!

What else is there... Oh!

By now it should be known that I'm Exiss in Echo Force Zero!

I also snagged the role of Riley in Osuka's Ngfigure Voice Acting Contest (and be sure to check out a bunch of the cool entries that didn't make it 'cause there weren't enough roles to go around)!

In the winter, I got to see a screening of the first bit of my bestest best friend in the whole wide world's thesis animation! It was CRAZY seeing it on the big screen! And this WASN'T EVEN THE INSANELY CRAZY AWESOME PART YET!!

Holy moly, there's ALWAYS more to share! You have NO IDEA how excited I am for voicing in Kirbopher, Otherwise, and theartrix's respective animations in progress...! AND EVEN MORE STUFF I'M NOT YET ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT!! So, like me, you're gonna have to wait 'til they're done!

fgdfhbfdjbfdfk thank y'all SO much for the support--You guys have NO idea how happy I am to have folks who've heard my Internet works and remember them as I pursue and end up in even bigger and bigger things! 4 years of voice acting ambition, baby!


I voice for Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls!

2011-11-11 18:45:57 by Hnilmik
Updated

I CAN FINALLY SAY IT, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~

This is gonna be a long post 'cause I'll be sharing tons of stuff that piled up over the weeks...

What is Skullgirls?! - http://skullgirls.com/
Who is Ms. Fortune?! - http://skullgirls.com/characters/ms-fo rtune/

Some behind the scenes stuff on voice acting for Skullgirls! - http://skullgirls.com/2011/06/on-voice -acting/

For the lazy yet still curious folks: I auditioned from my home in southern California, they liked what I got (I was choking on stuff all day out of surprise when I was told that I was cast), and I drove out to record the real thing in the studio, where I got directed to scream, attack, and meow all over the place. Meowing was of course our favorite parts of the session and I hope to record more for her soon!

If you've read some of my older blog posts, you'll know VERY well how much of a fan I am of Alex Ahad's work (long before Skullgirls got under the gaming radar), so I'm REALLY happy to finally work with him on something! I'm also happy to be in a game of this much awesome-ness with my voice acting friends in the cast, with more to come!

WAIT WAIT WAIT WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMATED CHILDREN'S TELEVISION SHOW YOU VOICED IN!?

Oh yeah, I provided additional voices for the first episode of the Secret Millionaires Club mini-series that aired on The Hub (in October)! You can baarreeellyy hear me say "MAGNIFICENT!" near the end of the fashion show scene~

Funny story: I found out on accident that it was going to air on TV while watching My Little Pony~

What else piled up?

Awesome stuff on Newgrounds like:
Jack's Halloween Treats - I voice for Chloe and all of the little kids in this~ I hope it places in the Halloween flash competition 'cause it's VERY cool!

Resident Evil Code: Pwanchi Part 2 - I voice for Ingrid Hunnigan~ Small part, but I always want to work on something Pwanchi because of the fun writing!

And, I helped a friend of mine, Jinberry, with her Sound Construction project for her Masters degree by voicing the mermaid in this adaptation of Emily Carroll's eerie comic, The Prince & The Sea!

Voicing with me are my friends Omahdon as the Narrator and Apatheria as the Prince! Be sure to watch this in glorious, HD FULLSCREEN! It better emulates the experience Emily Carroll was going for with her comic!

No, seriously, watch it in fullscreen. GOGOGOGOGO!!

WAIT, THERE'S MORE STUFF!? WELL, YEAH!!

Hear me once again as Chi-Chi in TeamFourStar's DBZ Abridged in the Lord Slug movie that premiered at Youmacon!

I think I got everything--NOEP.

I voice for Lyaazor in this Artists At The Ready 2 flash entry for round 3 by the talented PhiTuS! It's unfinished, but hey, for OCT's (which I've ALWAYS wanted to voice in), better something than nothing! Also in the cast is Omahdon once again! Seriously, I'd watch it JUST for him I've never seen kooky and suave pulled off simultaneously before jkdhskghjkl

AatR2 R3 Lancaster Turnpike Act 1
AatR2 R3 Lancaster Turnpike Act 2
AatR2 R3 Lancaster Turnpike Act 3

@@; For folks who don't believe how busy I am... There you go. Now if you'll excuse me, I still owe lines and I have more auditions to do!

Junk Drawer: Copy/Pasta Time

Formspring: I like answering questions, especially about voice acting! Mean questions just make me sad!
Tumblr: Where I scream at paper until the fibers surrender strange markings!

I voice for Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls!