Role Announcement | The Price of Crime (2014)

Greetings to all! Super happy to announce I’ve landed yet another film dub this time for multiple roles in the English dub of The Price of Crime. Thanks so much to the studio and all of my colleagues, it’s an honor and a hoot. Here’s to many many more! I’ll post more info in the future when the dub starts streaming, for now you can find more info over at IMDB here.

As always feel free to ask questions, thanks for tuning in!

I’m Hosting a Panel!

Greetings peeps! This coming Saturday, August 27th 2022 I’m hosting an intro to voiceover class at PopCult Anime Con in Waltham Massachusetts. I’ll be talking about equipment, software, the audition process, where to find work, and more! Everyone’s voiceover journey looks different, but this panel is designed to answer some of the basics. I’ll be leaving time to answer your questions as well.

As always, thanks so much for tuning in and please don’t be afraid to reach out and ask some questions. Here’s a link to PopCult Anime Con. if you’d like more info. See you soon!

Remina | Manga Review

I’m a big fan of manga, especially one offs. I do love series don’t get me wrong, but I have a poor attention span and single volumes are easy on the wallet (Looking at you One Piece). My favorite mangaka is Junji Ito, and Remina was my first dive into his work. Remina was first serialized in 2004 and us lucky folks in the U.S. received a gorgeous hardcover volume at the end of 2020. The art work is the first thing that drew me in, like look at how gorgeous this is!

I’m not good at explaining stories without going on some long tangent, so here’s an excerpt from the product description:

“An unknown planet emerges from inside a wormhole, and its discoverer, Dr. Oguro, christens the body “Remina” after his own daughter. His finding is met with great fanfare, and Remina herself rises to fame. However, the object picks up speed as it moves along in its curious course, eliminating planets and stars one after another, until finally Earth itself faces extinction… Is the girl Remina the true cause of the catastrophe? A masterwork of horror from Junji Ito, unfolding on a universal scale.”

If I had to describe it, I’d say it was an M rated Majora’s Mask. Without giving away too much, the daughter shares the same name as the planet/moon/celestial thing so when things suddenly go sideways, of course they blame her. Art imitates life right? While it is horror, it’s a somewhat relatable horror, not the typical gruesome and gory type. Sure there’s some of that, but it’s not the only thing that defines this as horror, like most other things.

Ito has a fantastic way of creating unsettling and cohesive short stories. If you haven’t experienced his work yet, I highly recommend Remina. I give it 5/5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

You can check out the official release trailer and read a free preview over on the Viz Media site – here. As always, thanks so much for tuning in. If you have any questions or comments, drop em’ below and I’m happy to answer. Until next time!

Should You Use Headphones While Recording?

This is a common topic I see covered and there doesn’t seem to be any right or wrong answer. When I started VO, I didn’t like my voice too much, and I thought hearing myself while trying to perform would be super distracting. A few years ago by and that changed, I could ONLY record which monitoring myself, fast forward to present day and I prefer a mix of both. What changed?

Well, I think monitoring yourself can be helpful for certain performances. Anything not 100% my natural voice I’ll monitor. I can hear pops and do a retake on the spot, same with weird mouth noises or my lovely cats scratching at the door of my booth. It can be wildly helpful for getting the right take the first time, however, you need to ride that fine line of slightly listening for those mistakes while giving your performance 100%. It sounds confusing, but over time becomes natural and you do it without really thinking.

Now what really changed for me, is I stopped focusing so much on character work and more on commercial work which these days, the real person read is HOT. I found that focusing on myself would make me critique how “real” I sounded, so I tried recording with no headphones on and oh man, what a difference it makes. I find I can only do natural, real person reads when I’m not monitoring, closing my eyes and pretending I’m talking to a friend sitting across from me. Sometimes it helps to get a new perspective and in the audio world, removing those headphones is a new perspective if you ask me.

If you do choose to monitor, I recommend hardware monitoring over software monitoring every day of the flippin week. For example, my DAW (recording software) of choice is Reaper. It has software monitoring built in, but it’s not 1 to 1, so there’s a very slight delay which is EXTREMELY off-putting. Hardware monitoring plays back in real time, so you can focus on the nuances and screaming kitties in your life, as they happen.

As always, if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks for tuning in and take care!

Role Announcement | Silent Fear (2015)

Role Announcement | Silent Fear (2015)

Good morning peeps! Yet another amazing announcement, you can hear me as several characters in the English dub of “Silent Fear”. You can learn more on the IMDB page here.

It’s been an honor to be part of the English dub for these films, working alongside such a kind and talented cast. Here’s to many more!

As always please don’t hesitate to ask questions, thanks for listening y’all!

Origin Key Giveaway | Command & Conquer Remastered

Origin Key Giveaway | Command & Conquer Remastered

Hey peeps! Hope you’re having an awesome day so far, today I’m back with another video game giveaway this time for Command & Conquer remastered on Origin (US only). All you need to do to enter is type in your email below and hit that big fat subscribe button. I’ll be reaching out to one lucky winner within the next few days.
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, thanks so much for tuning in!

Looking for Script Writers!

Greetings everyone! This is an open call. I’m looking for demo reel script writers specifically for commercial demo reels. If this sounds like you, please fill out the form below or just send an email to TristanStoneVA@gmail.com and include your rates, a link to your portfolio or samples, and I’ll get back to you ASAP! Also please let me know if you’d be interested in staying on a script writing roster as someone I can refer to when discussing demo reel production with my clients. Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Steam Key Giveaway | Ghostrunner

Steam Key Giveaway | Ghostrunner

Greetings and good day to all! I’m giving away a free Steam key to one lucky person, all you need to do is subscribe to my blog with your email below. This key will only work for U.S. Steam accounts. I’ll be selecting a winner within the next few days and contacting them via the provided email. As always please feel free to ask questions, share with your friends, and thanks so much for listening.

Role Announcement | Teenage Warriors Ice Hotel

Role Announcement | Teenage Warriors Ice Hotel

Happy to announce here that I will be voicing Kaziku in the video game, “Teenage Warriors Ice Hotel”. It’s still in the early stages but I’ll be updating as I’m able to share more info on the project.

Here’s my boy Kaziku in action:

Make sure to follow the official Twitter page here for more updates on the game. As always, feel free to ask questions and thanks so much for listening!