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MinnesotaUnited139 karma

Hey Seth! I'm loving all the clips so far. Could you say: "What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words." (even just the first sentence would be amazing, thank you so much for your time)

SethHendrix_VA178 karma

I'm wondering why it took so long for someone to want me to say that.

MightyMrFish53 karma

"Well, you found me. Congratulations. Was it worth it? Because despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far is my heart. Maybe you could settle for that and we'll just call it a day." - GLaDOS, Portal

If'n you can, make it sound monotone, but creepy-like.

SethHendrix_VA48 karma

Here you go! Feel free to critique! The local high school band is slapping instruments around so hopefully the background noise isn't too bad.

MightyMrFish8 karma

It has that creepy feel to it. Great job!

Do you know the source material? Because you said it similar to how GLaDOS says it.

SethHendrix_VA4 karma

I've played Portal & Portal 2 but I didn't reference the quote. Thanks!

SethHendrix_VA8 karma

I've got some ambient noise I'm waiting to go away (laundry); I'll get to this immediately afterwards!

FairyOfTheStars15 karma

Can you make laundry noises?

SethHendrix_VA64 karma

already_satisfied34 karma

Here's a challenge: Can you say anything from this iconic speech by Gandalf moments before the events leading to his death?

I particularly like:

Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.

SethHendrix_VA32 karma

Hope it's OK I didn't try to imitate it (I went in dry).

SimpleRegret28 karma

Hey, I'd really love you to do the grilled cheese rant pasta, but it's kinda stupidly long. So, would you be able to do the start of it?

A grilled cheese consists of only these following items. Cheese. Bread with spread (usually butter). This entire subreddit consist of "melts". Almost every "grilled cheese" sandwich i see on here has other items added to it. The fact that this subreddit is called "grilledcheese" is nothing short of utter blasphemy. Let me start out by saying I have nothing against melts, I just hate their association with sandwiches that are not grilled cheeses. Adding cheese to your tuna sandwich? It's called a Tuna melt. Totally different. Want to add bacon and some pretentious bread crumbs with spinach? I don't know what the hell you'd call that but it's not a grilled cheese.

If you think chopping bits out would be better for delivery, feel free. Free reign on style, it's your industry after all, but something a bit manic or to highlight the stress of it all. Grilled cheese is srs biznis after all.

SethHendrix_VA53 karma

I had to do that 3 times because I kept laughing.

fucksmoking-26 karma

Hey! Can you say "anything"?

SethHendrix_VA56 karma

Yep!

TheGoldMustache20 karma

Can you do this too, please? "Paul Rudd and Bob Dole visited the Wacky Wet And Wild Waterpark!" And say "Wacky Wet And Wild Waterpark" like Christopher Walken. (Yeah, it's a very weird request, but I really want it, I swear it would mean the world to me!)

SethHendrix_VA32 karma

SethHendrix_VA19 karma

I'm trying but I'm discovering my Christopher Walken impersonation is abysmal.

TheGoldMustache20 karma

Can you say "She wailed as he slowly inserted the slippery tip." with a lisp? I know it's a very odd request but can you please do it?

SethHendrix_VA46 karma

Peter_Panyc18 karma

How did you get into voice acting?? If someone wanted to get started voice acting and they had no money, how would you suggest they do it?

SethHendrix_VA26 karma

Well, it takes money to start; you need a mic, mixer, sound dampening equipment (that can come a bit later), etc. I still use Audacity (free!) but I'm planning on upgrading to some more robust software in the near future.

I started with a cheap Shure mic and began by voice acting reddit comments years ago, actually!

MightyMrFish3 karma

Are there any online classes or videos to check out if we want to practice doing voice over work? Maybe some exercises?

SethHendrix_VA6 karma

Well, preparing to voice over, SING. That loosens me up for a gig.

As for examples, I used edge studio for building my website (which isn't a thing anymore, at the moment).

I never took classes, but I dream of going back in time and moving to LA (where the work is) as opposed to my current path.

sonicspeed150018 karma

Pls record this copypasta. Last AMA was fun and glad you're back. "Alex19 isn't so great? Are you kidding me? When was the last time you saw a player with such an ability and movement with fox? Alex puts the game in another level, and we will be blessed if we ever see a player with his skill and passion for the game again. mang0 breaks records. Armada breaks records. Alex19 breaks the rules. You can keep your statistics. I prefer the magic."

SethHendrix_VA14 karma

Sorry about the downvotes, friend! Here you go!

-o0-16 karma

You should go over to /r/nosleep and/or /r/iia and voice one of iia's stories....I listened to your GlaDOS just now and could see y'all being a fearful pair on a podcast.

And because I have to end in a question but also because I genuinely like to ask people, how are you doing today?

SethHendrix_VA10 karma

There was a guy recording /r/tifu a while back and I thought about doing that myself. I'll plug that into memory!

I'm doing great! It's Saturday and it's beautiful outside. That being said, looks like I'll be spending a lot of time inside (this blew up more than any of my other voice acting events)!

pausetheequipment13 karma

Hello Seth! How do you feel about the voice actors guild becoming unionized? I want to find something for you to record, it'll be from another show called Letterkenny though, but it's hilarious and I'd love to hear you read it!

"Except kids falling off bikes, fuck, I could watch kids fall off bikes all day, I don't give a shit about your kids." that, and "Oh I'm stomping the brakes, put that idea right through the fucking windshield."

SethHendrix_VA22 karma

The unionization ensures proper pay and supports lawyers for unpaid work. Living in a digital society, some times that happens; you record something, you send it, you never hear from the person again. Let it be known, I'm not a part of the VAG (lol).

First & second!

threadcrapper11 karma

Could you make one that I could use in random places (ring tones, videos, etc) at my 4 daughters?

"Remember, anytime you kiss a boy, God kills a puppy"

Even better than a rick-roll....

SethHendrix_VA24 karma

Here you go!

ghost-of-harrenhal8 karma

Can you say this iconic Jon Snow line from the 'a song of ice and fire' books?

"Edd, fetch me a block." And say it in a really slow, most evilest FIERY northern English voice you can muster.

SethHendrix_VA6 karma

Is this close?

neatoito7 karma

Could you please say, "Kristin Schultz, the love of my life, will you do me the honor of accompanying me to the courtyard so Mr. Woodsley my relive himself?" A great way to get my girlfriend to help me take the dog outside and get some laughs.

SethHendrix_VA5 karma

Lukasturbo6 karma

Hi Seth. I always enjoy when voice actors do this kind stuff. There's a guy named Nathan Vetterlein who does simmilar stuff over at Twitch. To get into the character (he voices Scout from Team Fortress 2) he always does the Die Hard glass scene. If you could say this line it would be awesome: "Glass? Who gives a shit about glass? Who the fuck is this?"

SethHendrix_VA2 karma

I had to reference it, but I don't like mimicking acting. That being said, here ya go!

MkidTrigun6 karma

”Hey, Mechazawa, there's something I wanna tell you... There's something that's been bothering me ever since I saw you across the classroom on the first day of school... Every person in this class, everybody in society at large, probably you yourself have noticed what I'm about to say. I mean of course you must know what I'm going to say, you're the one who's been living with it day in and day out, ya know? It's kinda hard to say... Well, then I'll tell you, Mechazawa... The second button on your uniform is missing."

SethHendrix_VA7 karma

Here you go!

bigmillion6 karma

Can you do Bane's monologue?

"Ah you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!"

SethHendrix_VA6 karma

I did it in my voice. Hope that's OK!

Laytheron5 karma

Could you say/sing children's nursery rhymes? Make it creepy, if you want. Things like: Ring Around the Rosie London Bridge is Falling Down Oranges and Lemons Hickory Dickory Dock etc.

I only put English nursery rhymes, but that's the general idea.

SethHendrix_VA12 karma

MDCCCLV5 karma

What do you think about the game voice actor union going on strike? Do you think getting residuals on the top tier games is reasonable?

SethHendrix_VA6 karma

I'm not god tier status on voice acting, but there was a quote from another voice actor on one of those posts (don't have it on hand). The way he described it, it seems to make sense (as in, I'd probably feel the same way). Getting paid more for high-stress voice acting (screaming, for example) seems legit; it's kind of like hazard pay since you're stressing your money-maker.

bencerda14 karma

Mind doing this one? "Usually, the good Lord works in mysterious ways. But not today! This here is 66 tons of straight-up H.E-spewing dee-vine intervention! If God is love, then you can call me 'Cupid'!" -Sgt. Johnson in Halo 2

SethHendrix_VA4 karma

SethHendrix_VA4 karma

Mods removed my post for lacking "proof". Guess my voice isn't good enough to prove I'm a voice actor!

dark5ide3 karma

Hey there! Thank you for doing this AMA.

I found out about voice acting and having some talent in it late in my education. My parents would have never supported me going into any field of acting, and I was (and still am) too afraid of not being able to be successful to throw myself in it. I was recording a commercial demo professionally at a studio in NY before my current job popped up.

I still have the dream of being a voice actor, but am too afraid that I am competing with people who spend years acting, learning, and performing for years. I know there are things such as community theater, but even that looks like a huge time crunch for me at the moment.

Getting to my question (finally)... What would you say I would need to know or have in order to pursue this and eventually make it viable? At what point did you know "This is something I can use to pay my rent"?

SethHendrix_VA5 karma

To be honest, I still have a day job (this isn't paying my rent yet). As for how to get into it, that's exactly what I'm doing here, right now: doing it.

My paid gigs have come from being seen on reddit and local word of mouth (AKA luck).

I said in a previous reply, I wish I would have just grown the balls to move to LA and take proper voice acting classes and be near where all the work is. You can do this remotely, but being able to show your face (I can only assume) helps a ton.

The voice acting community is actually super supportive; everyone's voice is different and some times your voice will suit better than someone else's. There are times I've told a customer that I honestly don't think my voice is good for the product they're wanting to convey.

Just like any other passion, you have to just force yourself into it; save up, get a good mic, and start recording!

DasFrettchen3 karma

"I'm just glad I finally got my Tourettes under MOTHERFUCKING control. Fuck."

Can you do it for a friend?

SethHendrix_VA2 karma

SgtOceanus3 karma

Hi Seth! Would you mind saying this? "GREETINGS BATTLE BROTHERS I AM NEW. HOLDS UP BOLTER MY NAME IS SERGEANT ARGUS BUT YOU CAN CALL ME BATTLE BROTHER. AS YOU CAN SEE I AM VERY LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR. THAT IS WHY I HAVE COME HERE, TO MEET OTHER BATTLE BROTHERS WHO ARE LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR LIKE MYSELF. I AM 127 YEARS OF AGE ( PRAISE THE EMPEROR) I LIKE TO PURGE HERETICS AND XENO SCUM WITH MY BATTLE BROTHERS ( I LOVE MY BATTLE BROTHERS, IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THAT THE DEAL WITH IT) IT IS OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR. ALL MY BATTLE BROTHERS ARE LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR TOO OF COURSE, BUT I WANT TO MEET MORE LOYAL SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR. LIKE THE EMPEROR ONCE SAID, THE MORE THE MERRIER. I HOPE TO BOND WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF LOYAL SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR SO JOIN ME IN PRAISE OF THE EMPEROR. FAREWELL.

PRAISE THE EMPEROR!

-BATTLE BROTHER" Best of luck to you on your career!

SethHendrix_VA2 karma

For whatever reason, I bounced my knees a lot while doing that.

A_D_O_L_F3 karma

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SethHendrix_VA5 karma

Yep!

Zurgalicious3 karma

Can you say, "Alex19 isn't so great? Are you kidding me? When was the last time you saw a player with such an ability and movement with fox? Alex puts the game in another level, and we will be blessed if we ever see a player with his skill and passion for the game again. mang0 breaks records. Armada breaks records. Alex19 breaks the rules. You can keep your statistics. I prefer the magic." In the voice of the super smash brothers Melee announcer? That would be godlike

SethHendrix_VA3 karma

Did this for an earlier comment, but not in this voice.

JohnnyBrizz3 karma

Could you say:

"You question Johnny's knowledge? He is the king of Back to the Future. He knows all, and you know nothing. Ask him anything. Go on! He'll know. Who do you think are to doubt the master?"

Thanks for coming back man! Glad to see ya again.

SethHendrix_VA5 karma

Here you go! Also, thanks! I'm going to try to do these every Saturday.

PM-ME-YOUR-TEA3 karma

What got you interested in voice acting?

What's your favourite part of voice acting?

Who did you study voice acting with?

What words of encouragement do you have for voice actors who have talent but struggle to get serious work?

Here's my mini script: (side note: I love variety :P)

Voice acting is the coolest because I can sound evil like this! [evil laugh] or if I wanted to, I can sound like teenager like this or I could speak with an English accent like this and then change that into a southern accent like this one right here!

Voice acting is the best because I can be anyone I want to be! (and hopefully get paid for it [uncertain laugh] hahaha...)

SethHendrix_VA6 karma

Recording first!

  1. Getting complements on my voice and constantly "free-styling" characters. There was a lot of "you have a voice for radio!" that got me researching in doing it as a career.
  2. I'm pretty anal, so when doing paid work, my favorite part is creating a perfect product and making my customer happy. Also getting complements!
  3. No one! I've started this all on my own. I wish I could go back in time and take proper lessons/classes with well known voice actors.
  4. NETWORK. You have to get your voice out there or no one will ever know you exist.

Thuban2 karma

How do you feel about Hollywood now using big name actors for dam near every voice acting job?

SethHendrix_VA2 karma

It's low hanging fruit for a huge cost. I'm not against it at all; it's easier for production companies to let the agents do the talking.

MyHandRapesMe2 karma

Hey there. I'm curious as to how much you practice, or if creating voices just comes naturally. Also, how many voices can you currently do?

And for my request, could you please say...

"Listen, Kim. Your wonderful boyfriends doesn't mean to be inconsiderate of your feelings. He's just a guy, and guys are dummies for the most part. I mean, look at him. He acts like an idiot the majority of the time. Eating like a caveman, slurping his noodles. Who does that? Eww. Just trust that he loves you. And remember.....he saved your life. Always remember that."

Thank you do much!

SethHendrix_VA2 karma

I'm kinda using this as my practice. Other than that, I make up voices all day at my coworkers. I've said in earlier posts, but singing helps a ton.

Here's your recording!

orangejulius2 karma

Hi SethHendrix_VA, your post has been removed because:

Your post has been removed because it lacks adequate proof.

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Here's a link to the section of our wiki that discusses proof.

Please let us know when the proof has been added by replying here and we'll put the post back up. Cheers!

Please contact the mods if you need further assistance

SethHendrix_VA2 karma

I think the fact that I've been voice acting comments for 3.5 hours is enough proof? I linked my original post, with this same account, that had the proof necessary.

Please bring my OP back up.

Darknezz1 karma

There's a Seth Hendrix on IMDB, and he's got all of one actor credit, as a one-episode bit part on a sitcom no one's ever heard of. I'd like to assume that's not you, so where can we find out more about you and your work?

SethHendrix_VA5 karma

There's more than one Seth Hendrix so I had to associate my middle name. Here's my IMDb (it's pretty slim!). I've also since cut off that dang hair.

streetgoon1 karma

Why do this over computer engineering?

Chevaboogaloo6 karma

Happiness, probably

SethHendrix_VA5 karma

Nail on the head.

JergenJones3 karma

If I had to wager, I'd say his voice acting career isn't paying the bills.

SethHendrix_VA3 karma

Correct, I can't currently pay my mortgage with voice acting income.