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Book 4 – Odious Optimism

If you’re interested in reading the individual background life summaries or viewing updated artwork of our Champions and Villains then please follow the links here: Champions and Villains. If you are eager to discover the main story that ties all the characters together in Project-X, then please use the following link: Story-line. These links are refreshed with new or redone content as they are released. We publish new articles, stories, videos and new or redone artwork DAILY.

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Ky's Korner #28: I Want A Flying Car Too!! Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

Howdy Friends!!

So this post isn’t about the latest gaming news but, it is about the latest flying car news. That’s right! If you haven’t heard yet.. this futuristic news is very real… FINALLY! I knew you guys would love to discuss this further… For us gamers technology is everything and this… well, this takes it all to a whole new level doesn’t it!?

When I woke up this morning, it was all over the news, and I could hardly believe my eyes. I knew this was possible… it was just a matter of when not if. Honestly, I’m surprised this didn’t happen sooner. We’ve heard this was coming for a long time now.

Watching this thing fly through the air is thrilling, to say the least. It will probably be many years yet until they create one that is low cost enough to market to average consumers. It definitely comes with a hefty price tag… Only $1-3 Million or so to buy one as of now. Sooo…. unless your piggy bank is overflowing with millions.. we have a bit of a wait.

The great thing is… It totally runs on electricity, so… not only would we be getting around quicker but also much more efficiently. Amazing how they can make a flying car, and it’s even better for the environment. And hey… who doesn’t like to save on gas money. Just plug it in.. charge it up & go… love that!

There are two modular self-piloting flying cars out right now by Aeromobile & Airbus. Airbus is calling their version of the Vahana Flying autonomous vehicle, and they have actually been working on it for some time now. During this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Airbus demonstrated the cars modulated functionality. This means that it operates both on land and in the air. How sweet is that!? Imagine you’re stuck in traffic…. you’re in a hurry and your running late… It’s cool just switch your car into the pilot mode and take off, you’ll be there in no time. That would be so awesome!! This car was designed with just that in mind… it was first thought of to help minimize traffic congestion in the main cities.

Physically the Vahana looks like something straight out of a science-fiction novel, but it does have all the practicalities one would need from a car. Airbus has teamed up with Italdesign for this capsule like vehicle. From their perspective they are calling it the “Pop-up System,” which includes an artificial intelligence program, catering to suit the user/owner, creating specified routes and transit option creating the optimal course of action or to find the quickest route. Italdesign has brought the technology to a mind-blowing level, they truly thought of everything including, an interface that will interact and respond to the user in a virtual reality setting during transit. This intelligence also offers alternative usage of ones scenarios… It allows users to choose their destination, scan social media and choose the perfect music mix to keep them company during their travels. Planned destinations can be set using the user’s smart device or simply through its app.

“We have wearable technology that identifies you as you get in. You have a big display that tells you what’s going on, you get access to your own content, and you can enjoy your space and take your time during travel,” stated Thompson.

“The four main technology areas that we are looking at right now at Airbus is connectivity, it electrification, it’s autonomy, that’s how we can create new mobility solutions, and when we start thinking about that and realize that here in the automotive world, it’s the same themes. That is why we can see Synergy coming forward and joining forces,” he says.

A rep for Airbus, Mathius Thomas, has commented stating that this technology should be available within the next 5-10 years for consumers, no matter how far fetched the idea may seem. To me, this means by then the technology may be more affordable.

A huge setback they may be facing is the required infrastructure and regulations it would take to allow these passenger vehicles to fly over busy urban areas. “It’s not so much the infrastructure but it needs to be there and city planning, it all takes a bit of time. So we actually see a good timeline for the technology maturation and regulatory environments to work together within the next five to ten years,” says Thompson.

So now after all this chatting about it, I’m sure your ready to see it for yourself, if you haven’t already. It’s carried through the air by two wings that almost look insect like… in fact, they open and fold as such. What about you? Either way…We really are on the cutting edge of technology, and this surely proves it! Here’s the premier of the Aeromobile version.. and I think I love it!

This is the model made by Airbus. While this is totally awesome, I have to say is definitely looks like an oversized drone made for actual people. Still very cool how this thing transforms from land to air. I’d surely give it a go… No doubt! Here’s the unveiling at the Geneva Motor ShowEnjoy!!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed dabbling the future of flying cars with me as much as I’ve enjoyed talking with you about it!

Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner! Until Next time my friends!


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BOOK 4, P4: Odious Optimism - The Day is Upon Us, Part 3. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

“Briiana!” Reisha was yelling at her. “Briiana, please wake up girl we have to get someplace safe” she pleaded as she held Briiana in her arms crouched down behind an overturned vehicle in the middle of 5th Avenue.

Today we continue with part four of book 4. Hope you enjoy!


As she began to open her eyes, the burning pain made her close them again tightly. She felt as if someone had seared her neck with a red hot branding iron. Slowly the chaotic sounds of Times Square began to overtake her senses, and she opened her eyes.

“Briiana!” Reisha was yelling at her. “Briiana, please wake up girl we have to get someplace safe” she pleaded as she held Briiana in her arms crouched down behind an overturned vehicle in the middle of 5th Avenue.

Slowly the realization of what had just happened began to materialize in her mind. As she and Reisha had jumped from the helicopter and headed west a sharp and stinging pain raced through her body, and she dropped to the asphalt banging her head against the hard concrete curb.

“Briiana! Please, we have to move!” Reisha once again begged her.

Briiana slowly turned her head towards Reisha and smiled, “Alright, alright stop yelling at me you sound like my Mom” she said as she sat upright and scrambled to her feet.

“Wow, I thought you were never going to get up. I was so scared. Are you okay sweetheart?” Reisha asked.

“Hey, I am a Champion now, that’s what we do. We get up even when we can’t right?” Briiana said as she pointed to the broken window of an electronics shop. “There, let’s get in there.”

The two women kept their heads down as they scurried through the shop’s window only to come face to face with the business end of a shotgun held by a small and frightened man.

“It’s okay sir. We are not here to hurt you or rob you or anything else. We came to help but as you can see my friend here has been hurt. Please, lower your gun?” Reisha asked the man in the calmest voice she could muster under the circumstances.

At the back of the store, a woman’s face peered around the corner of a display case. “Oh for God sakes Wilfred put that stupid gun down you probably will only end up shooting yourself anyway, you idiot. Besides can’t you see the poor girl is hurt?”

“Yes dear, your right. Please accept my apologies ladies. Quickly get to the back of the store, and my wife will get the first aid kit” said the shop owner with a slightly reddened face.

Reisha and Briiana made their way to the back of the store climbing over upended product shelving as they went. When they had reached the man’s wife, she was already waiting with the first aid kit.

“That idiot husband of mine just won’t let this junk go. I told him it’s all just stupid replaceable stuff and insurance will cover it, but nooo that moron has to go and pretend he is Rambo or some forsaken thing and act all tough” she rambled as she applied some gauze and bandages to Briiana’s neck.

“So, Doc am I going to live?” Briiana asked the woman.

“How the hell should I know? I’m as much a Doctor as an idiot over there is Dwayne Johnson. You got shot girl” the woman replied without any hesitation. “It looks like it was just a graze though you are a lucky little one.  What’s with your outfits? I mean hey, whatever you young folks want to wear these days is your business but, seriously where do you keep your phone? I mean, really what are you two supposed to be? If you are in some kind of gang or something, you are really terrible at it. One of you is shot, and the other one hasn’t even tried to steal anything from us yet.”

Reisha just smiled as she listened to the lady. She reminded her of her own grandmother. As the woman finished up with Briiana’s neck, Reisha went over and hugged her tightly, and for the first time since they entered the store the woman stopped talking

“Thank you, ma’am, my name is Reisha, and the shot one is Briiana. We are actually lucky that you and your husband were here and we are forever in your debt.”

“Don’t call me ma’am, I hate that. My name is Moira, that idiot over there is Wilfred, and you’re welcome. Just don’t go hugging me again or anything” the woman replied.

As Wilfred started to make his way to the back of the store three men smashed what was left of the front window and leaped inside knocking him to the ground.

“WILFRED!” Moira screamed as Briiana pushed her back behind the display case.

“Stay here and don’t move” Briiana instructed. Moira nodded and for only the second time stopped talking.

Reisha calmly stood up and faced the three men as Briiana made her way towards Wilfred.

“Well, boys, doing a little shopping are we? I assume that you will be paying for any goods before you leave the store this afternoon” Reisha cajoled the thugs.

One of the three men raised a gun and pointed it directly at Reisha, and the trio headed towards her as Briiana safely pulled Wilfred under a large steel shelving unit that had fallen against the front window frame.

“Come on now. What’s the matter, boys? What’s with the gun? Scared that a woman is going to kick your ass?” Reisha continued to egg them on as she jumped over a stack of big screen TV boxes and swiftly kicked the gun out of the man’s hand.

“You should be” she smirked.

Reisha landed a back fist on the side of the man’s face, and he fell to the floor. Jumping on top of him she pulled his right arm behind his back and yanked it upwards toward his neck popping out his shoulder. Another man jumped on top of her and tried to pull her off but suddenly began convulsing uncontrollably and fell to one side. Behind him stood Briiana with a huge grin on her face and a Taser that Wilfred had given her.

“I really need to get one of these. That was awesome” Briiana said looking at Reisha as the last man walked up behind her.

As Reisha opened her mouth to warn Briiana a computer tower whizzed by their heads and hit the man square in his face knocking him backward through the broken window. Both women turned to Moira.

“Idiots. Wilfred, get your ass out of hiding and help me start to clean up” she said shaking her head in disgust “Thank you, ladies. Your debt has been paid in full, and you can keep the Taser.”

Reisha and Briiana almost laughed at the strength of the elderly woman. “If you don’t mind we would like to stick around and help you get things tidied up a bit, ” Briiana said.

Moira looked at the two women and only said, “Whatever, suit yourselves, but I’m not paying you.”

Wilfred just smiled and shrugged his shoulders.

(To be continued…)


That’s it for now! The next story will be published soon. We will keep posting stories every week leading up to the anticipated Project-X announcement.

If you’re interested in reading the individual background life summaries or viewing updated artwork of our Champions and Villains, then please follow the links here: Champions and Villains. The main story that ties all the characters together in Project-X will be updated at the following link as stories are published: Story-line.

As always, your feedback is valuable to us so, please leave a remark here or through the contact us page.

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Ky's Korner #27: Two More Matrix Movies...Matrix: Reborn & Matrix Resurrection?? Heck Yeah!! Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

Friends, Friends, Friends…..

Let me tell you…

I am so happy to have discovered this info today… Have I been living under a rock??? I mean…. I had NOOO idea!!

There will be two to three more installments to the Matrix series starting with The Matrix: Reborn & The Matrix: Resurrection. These are the only two that I found are definitely in the works as of right now.  The Matrix debuted back in 2003, and it has been said that these sequels wouldn’t happen until they could deliver something worthy of The Matrix name. Hopefully, that time is now.

One thing is for sure… Keanu Reeves will return as Neo, of course… wouldn’t be the same without him.. and it looks as if the whole original cast is on board as well. To me, this is great news. Is there a need to fix what isn’t broken? Besides, we’ve grown to love these characters just as they are… would be really weird to change things up now. Reeves promises that these additions to the series will revolutionize The Matrix story and he promises he won’t let down its fans. Expectations are high, and he and the writing crew have every intention of living up them.  He wants these new movies to change the course of action genre films, just as the first one did. That’s huge, and I believe they can surely pull it off.

Reeves also mentioned in a recent interview that the additions will also be available in 3D. The 3D version is just another way to try and make this new Matrix experience all the more creative. They’re pulling out all the big guns… bringing us something new and fresh while still following Neo and his journey into the Matrix.

However… I have noticed that there isn’t a whole lot of information out there on Reborn… Just that it should be finished either by then of this year or by the beginning of 2018. Some bloggers are convinced it’s never going to happen but, I disagree… There are too many trailers, too much work has been done already for the creators to just give up and move on. This series was and will be huge again.. they know there is a ton of profit to be made from it. To keep up to date on the progress of Reborn, you can follow it on Facebook.. the link is below…

https://www.facebook.com/The-Matrix-4-REBORN-258261764203919/

Here are a couple trailers for The Matrix: Reborn. Looks crazy awesome to me. What do yall think?

 

Yay! I was even able to find the trailer for The Matrix: Resurrected! Morpheus looks crazy in these new additions… does he not?

It’s been over ten years now since we witnessed Neo stop bullets in mid-air or fight machines to keep his friends alive and there is still so much story to be told… they’ve made us wait long enough I’d say. Keanu has reportedly said he only wants to make these movies with Andy & Lana Wachowski, writing and directing. I am hoping this doesn’t stall the development of the picture. I say this because it has also been reported that it could be written and directed by someone else entirely and when you have the star saying he only wants to work with the original writer/directors, this could cause issues. Don’t get me wrong… I’m with Keanu on this… It’s so much smarter to keep the system in place that worked so well the first time around. Together this crew created movie magic unlike any other… so I sat let’s keep these creative minds together. It’s obvious the collaborate perfectly.

It was surprising to read how many people think that Neo’s story should not continue. How do you guy’s feel about all this? As you could tell the idea excites me but, I realize not everyone feels the same. What do yall think? I’m interested to know! Are you as excited as me to see where this story goes? Or do you think the story should end with The Matrix: Revolution? The story between Neo and Trinity was almost just developing, and I would like to see where that goes as well. Did they have children? Did their love last? I’m pretty sure it did, but the point is… I WANT TO KNOW! LOL

Well, thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today… Don’t forget to comment below. I really am hoping to hear how yall are feeling about all this. Let’s chat again soon… Shall we!?


To read more from Ky Lynn click here

DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHOR. THESE VIEWS AND OPINIONS DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF SALJACK ENTERPRISES, IT’S STAFF, AND/OR ANY/ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SALJACK ENTERPRISES WEBSITES. SALJACK ENTERPRISES MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING, DOES NOT ENDORSE, IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH AND IS NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LINKED WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON IT. IF YOU DECIDE TO VISIT ANY LINKED WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE OF THE RELEVANT LINKED WEBSITE.

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Streaming Games and Latency. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

Streaming games have become hugely successful in recent years. It allows streamers to broadcast themselves playing; viewers tune in to view the game and to socialize with others. Users who visit similar channels often form communities. Commitment is naturally high on these platforms, and it’s common for users to spend many hours in any given session.

Top 4 streaming platforms with no particular ranking:
1.) Twitch
2.) HitBox
3.) YouTube Gaming
5.) Stream.me

The biggest advantage of game streaming services is the chance to interact with others. The stream consists of a window showing the game being played and another window of the streamer playing. There is also a chat window where all viewers can interact. People converse with each other about aspects of life or how the streamer may play better.

The new streaming trend shows how the power has shifted to consumers. In the past, the consumers used to rely solely on game trailers to purchase games. The suppliers were in control and could make the trailer look super awesome even though the game was mediocre. Now, the consumer can watch the entire game played on a stream before deciding if it’s the right game for them to purchase.

Of course, all of this wouldn’t be possible without an efficient latency. Viewers now demand an experience as close to real time as possible, and if there’s an annoying delay (what is also known as lagging) in the stream, the streamer loses control of the game and their viewership, which is the source or revenue for streamers and the platforms too.

Many streamers do decently, and some actually end up with great salaries ranging anywhere between $5,000 to $8,000 a month through paid viewer subscriptions and donations. Then there are an elite few, the creme de la creme, who make over $100,000 annually, with sponsorship making a huge chunk of their revenue.

All of this wouldn’t be possible if the streamers weren’t able to effectively and efficiently entertain and communicate with their audience in realtime. Latency problems mean fewer subscriptions, sponsorships, and donations which in turn means less money in the streamer’s and the platform’s pockets. Thus, it is essential that gaming platforms provide high quality and low latency in their video experience for their communities.

When there are constant competition and technology is ever evolving, how will the platforms, old and new, accommodate and continue to innovate?

What are your thoughts? Please leave a comment or tweet us @essjay_ent.


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Ky's Korner #26: Horizon: Zero Dawn. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

Ky’s Korner #26: Horizon: Zero Dawn. Presented by Saljack Enterprises

Howdy Gamers!

Ever since I first heard about this game, I was completely intrigued! Unfortunately for me, it’s only out on PS4 right now, and I no longer have one of those. NOOOOOO!!!! I’m begging Guerilla Games to please, sometime soon; please make it compatible with Xbox One…. PLEASE!! These are the moments I totally wish all games were compatible with all systems. You guys know what I mean…

Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open-world, role-playing action game… and as I mentioned before, it was developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PS4…and it was released February, 28th 2017… I’ve been hoping to hear it finally came out on Xbox ever since but, no such luck…

Our scene in this game is set in a post-apocalyptic world run by a slew of robotic dinosaurs, about 1,000 years into our future. The first time I saw it’s trailer I thought… WOW!!.. These graphics are out of this world! That much was apparent right off the bat! At that point, I just wanted to play it so I could see all the beautiful artwork. It truly is just so peaceful and amazing!

This game follows our lead character, Aloy, she has an excellent mix of curiosity and strong survival instincts along with a passion for learning more. That’s a recipe for the perfect character if you ask me. Her inner need to keep evolving is what keeps Aloy going throughout the game and were right there with her.

She is fascinated with the robotic dinosaurs that roam the landscape’s of her home and even more fascinated with finding out where they came from…. how they work and who’s behind it all. Her encounters with others in the game are purely personal, much more than just trying to save the day. She is a character made up of deep intellectual thoughts, smarter than she even knows… and as we watch her journey to finding the truth develop, we are able to watch her curiosity turn into brilliance. Most importantly, she acts and reacts like a normal human being… I love this aspect of the game. It allows our relationship with Aloy to feel very real.

These robotic dinosaurs are either composed of electricity or metal. Either way, Aloy is a scavenger.. using the elements around her….these items are vital to Aloy so she must loot their corpses to gather enough resources for crafting. Aloy has a wide variety of techniques for tracking and taking down her enemies. She sets traps with trip wires, and her primary weapon is her bow and arrow… she is also able to craft bombs, and of course, there’s a melee form of defense. Other forms of weaponry can be bought through traders.

Eventually, Aloy is able to hack into a particular group creatures with what is called the Override Tool… turning these creatures into makeshift ways of travel as well as turning them into her companions.

Hiding is easy for Aloy, she is able to hide in the foliage and is very good at sneaking up on her enemy for a swift kill they never even saw coming. So be patient and take your time. We’ve all played enough assassin games to know that for sure.. right!? LOL

During gameplay, you will notice there is an outstanding day-night cycle. Again… allowing us to feel even more connected to the story. Sections of land are portioned off so that you can tell which areas are heavily crawling with the robotic dino’s AND… it tells you the extent of their aggression.. this is good.. there are 26 different robot species and this way we know what were getting into before we even get there. Thanks Guerilla Games!

Aloy’s story starts off as a sad one…. She was abandoned at birth and treated as an outcast. She is not certain as to why exactly and she is determined to find out. Aloy is also on a mission to stop the overrunning of her home by these robotic creatures. It seems no one is doing much about it and she feels as if she is the only one who can stop them, and she’s right.

Here’s the trailer friends. ENJOY! I know you will!

I mean WOW!! Wasn’t that awesome! Here’s a little clip of the actual gameplay. I think it’s important for me to show you how intense and beautiful this game really is even during heavy action… The creators didn’t save those special moments just for the cut scenes… THANK GOODNESS!

Don’t know about you guys but I am IN LOVE with this game! I am so very jealous of you PS4 players right now… not even gonna lie! If you have played this game, please do comment… I’m excited to hear your thoughts!!

Thank you my fellow gamer friends for stopping by Ky’s Korner today. Talk soon!


To read more from Ky Lynn click here

DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHOR. THESE VIEWS AND OPINIONS DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF SALJACK ENTERPRISES, IT’S STAFF, AND/OR ANY/ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SALJACK ENTERPRISES WEBSITES. SALJACK ENTERPRISES MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING, DOES NOT ENDORSE, IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH AND IS NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LINKED WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON IT. IF YOU DECIDE TO VISIT ANY LINKED WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE OF THE RELEVANT LINKED WEBSITE.

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Ky's Korner #25: How To Become A Video Game Voice Actor. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

Hello, Friends… Welcome back!

How many of you would love an excellent job in gaming?? I’m a freelancer by nature so, I’m used to looking for gigs a bit outside the box. In fact, that’s how I found this incredible opportunity with Saljack Enterprises!

Big thanks to Saljack for believing in me! Teamwork makes the dream work!

Recently, I have come across some gigs for voice actors. So I thought I’d share the info I have discovered and let you in on some of my secrets for success. I’m hoping this helps those of you that are interested in working in the gaming industry… I’m here for you friends! A super way to break into the gaming scene is to become a voice actor. Yes, this job is real, and voice actors are actually in high demand. Here’s my advice for beginning your search and finding the best opportunities out there…

Games these days are more realistic than ever. Characters are loaded with personality and have some very real dialogue… that being said.. voice actors are essential. A voice actor has the chance to bring character’s to life, making them feel all the more real to us. Some games even use facial recognition so that the emotions of the character are genuine.

The first thing you want to think about before diving into the voice actor scene is… Do you really have the right voice for it? We must all be honest with ourselves from the get go… Having goals is important but so is being realistic. Second thing… Can you act? Voice acting is still acting. You’ve still gotta have the chops for it. No doubt. Maybe even more so… we can say a lot with our facial expressions but, one would think it may be harder if your work is based on your voice alone. That dialogue must be full of feeling and emotion to get your point across to your audience so keep that in mind and practice… practice… practice! We are never done learning or perfecting our craft.. we must keep evolving and growing no matter what we do.

Next, you must create a demo! When applying for these jobs, you need a different sort of resume. They will want to see what you’ve got right from the get-go. If you have what they are looking for, they will be able to tell right away based off your demo. This also shows professionalism, which is what they look for when hiring. A little sample of what you have to offer is always good, and it also lets them know you’re serious.

Now, you may be wondering if you need an agent. The truth is… an agent may bring you more opportunities but, you are what seals the deal. You can do this on your own even without paying an agent.. it is very possible, you just need to know where to look for these types of gigs. No need to pay someone to do a job you can do yourself.  Now, maybe after landing a gig or two you might want to find representation but, you can surely start out on your own.

Upwork.com is a great place to look for gigs. There are a ton of freelancer sites that strictly post jobs just like this.  Believe it or not. Craigslist.com is another great way to find out of the ordinary kind of employment. Or simply Google it, you’d be surprised what jobs will come up…. And, no matter what you do or what site you look on, make sure the gig is legit. Make sure the gig really is what you’re looking for. This is life, my friends… always keep your guard up but, this is the freelancer’s way. Eventually, you will be able to sniff out a scam from a mile away… no problem. It takes time but, you’ll get the hang of things. No worries!

Before even looking for gigs make sure you have all the right equipment… first thing you will need is a good microphone. The first video found below talks explains more about the equipment needed and the best buys for beginners…

 

This video features Jason McCoy, and this is the first of 5 videos he has made on the topic… So be sure to follow all 5 for all his tips and tricks for breaking into the industry…

Big Thanks to Jason for making such informative videos… Nothing like getting advice from a pro. Getting all the information from someone who is in the biz already is so useful!!

Well, friends…

I hope this blog finds those that are looking to get into voice acting but weren’t quite sure how to do it. Let me know your thoughts… I love your feedback!

Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today… don’t forget to check back in tomorrow!


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