We Interviewed Voice Actor Tremendous_VA!

We had the pleasure of interviewing Tremendous_VA all about being a voice actor! Check it out to learn more about the craft, Tremendous_VA goals & creative journey!

1.What initially inspired you to become a creator, and how has that inspiration evolved throughout your creative journey?

I was inspired to become a voice actor watching the cartoons and video games from my younger years. I would act out and try to copy the voices of the characters and their actions. I was so obsessed with acting out these storie and as I grew older I always figured that would be a great job I could do. Especially since i’m a very dramatic guy. I’ve been going to conventions and meeting these heroes of mine in person for years now. I wanna someday be told by a young fan of mine that “you are my hero” and then I will know I have completed all the hard work to get to that point.

2.Can you share a specific moment or experience that fueled your passion for your current creative project?

I was a massive fan of Yugioh when I was younger. I still am very nostalgic for the earlier generations. I go back to rewatch them all the time. I am a massive fan of the 4Kids entertainment era of saturday morning cartoons. Very underrated in my eyes, most of those actors are incredibly talented, so much so that I use their work to give me a template to create my own to launch from. Everything from creating voices to understanding how to speak like different characters.

3.What challenges have you encountered as an indie creator, and how have they shaped your approach to your work?

My biggest challenges were not just my lack of resources and the funds to acquire better ones, But also my job is very hard on my body and mind. Finding time to work on VA auditions while sleeping, eating and social interactions have to take priority is very tough. Not to mention I live with my parents still so its hardly if ever quiet.

4.Are there any particular creators who have significantly influenced your style or approach? How do you incorporate those influences into your own unique voice?

Actors who I inspire to be like, especially in voice over, are Dan Green, Nolan North, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy and eric stuart.

5.How do you navigate the balance between staying true to your artistic vision and adapting to feedback from your audience or collaborators?

I am not a guy who used to take criticism very well, I used to see it as an insult, if I did something wrong than it was all a waste of time and I shouldn’t have even tried. Now however, I try to take it was a bit more of a mature perspective. I just see it as a reason to improve instead of an excuse to just give up. It’s important to nurture your style of creating so it can become truly and only yours someday.

6.Can you recall a memorable success story or milestone in your indie creator journey that stands out as a turning point for you?

I was cast in a youtube video based on one of my favorite franchises. The video has since received over 20k views, and I received a t-shirt as payment that i still own. It was a very magical moment. 

7.What role do setbacks or failures play in your creative process, and how do you overcome them to keep moving forward?

They play a massive role in the up and coming career that Voice actors face. For every 1 success there are 9 failures. And You just have to be comfortable with that. You have to be ok with failure to be able to cherish your successes!

8.How do you manage your time and energy to sustain a consistent creative output while juggling other aspects of life?

That the thing that I suffer from the most at the moment. Poor time management and planning will be the undoing of a great voice actor. I’ve been doing all I can to space out all my plans and commitments. Sadly, this may sound callous. There isn;t enough time for everything each day, take some days to yourself. And some days just to make money, a day from VA work and so on. Theres not enough time in the day, but thats why we live to be 90.

9.Have you found any unexpected joys or rewards in the indie creator community, and how has it contributed to your overall experience?

I’ve been told  by so many that my voice possess the talent to make it big if I was able to get my name out there. I used to believe  it was them being nice since they are friends of mine. But the more i’ve been seeing it, the more I came to realize “I can really make a difference if I just work hard enough!”

10.If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring creators, what would it be based on your own lessons learned?

Never back down! Never surrender! If someone tells you you can’t do something it means they are jealous of your success. Become rich enough to be their boss one day, I for one, believe you can do it!

11. What are your thoughts on All Ages of Geek? What are some things we should change/do? What are something you enjoy about our website?

I must confess I don’t know that much about your website or you all as a group. It wouldn’t be right to express feelings about something I don’t like very much. From what I can see is that you all seem very dedicate creators yourselves. I’d love to work with you all in the future if you had a place for me

12. Goals for 2024?

I wanna be able to audition for several roles each and every week. As well as update the same equipment and recording space ive been using for 3 years now. I want to be as professional as I can possibly be. And that means pushing myself harder than I ever have before.

Twitter: @Tremendous_VA


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