ANNCast The Hebert Report
by Zac Bertschy, Feb 11th 2011
ANNCast 066 - The Hebert Report
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It's another one of those weeks where there isn't much news, so instead of prattling on, I get straight to the interview with voice actor and candid dude Kyle Hebert. Kyle lets us peek behind the scenes a bit at what the lifestyle of a freelance voice actor is, how he interacts with his fans, convention work, and the hurdles involved in living on the west coast and commuting to Texas for work.
A quick warning: around the 17-minute mark the audio starts getting a little janky due to some Skype issues, but we clear it up around the 23-minute mark. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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NSFW Language Warning: Eh, not so much.
ANNCast Episode 66 Breakdown
01:50 Kyle Hebert introduction
06:30 Kyle's shift from Texas to Los Angeles
16:50 The concept of voice actor as director/engineer/writer
19:10 Performing as Ryu and the reality of video game franchise work
22:50 The little things about working in anime that make it worthwhile
29:50 Kyle's voiceover "workouts" via skype
36:20 The blue collar reality of freelance voicework
40:20 Kyle's status as a true nerd's nerd
42:20 Twitter time! Fist of the North Star, Final Fantasy XIII and more!
And that's it! See you next time!
Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!
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