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Posted by NickSenny - January 11th, 2022


Hello all,


Been quite some time since I posted a significant update about my life. I was previously updating monthly on the 8th, but stopped as my full time job continued to demand more of my time. Rather than continue my current role, I've been looking endlessly for different paid opportunities in sound, audio / visual work, or editing / post-production.


If you work within your own company, or know there are openings remotely for any positions, I would greatly appreciate a heads up for an interview. I'd love to work within sound design / audio engineering / editing for projects (animations, podcasts, livestreams, etc.); as I've grown passionate about both voice acting and the sound industry as a whole. With my Bachelor's in Computer Science (Minor in Business Intelligence & Analytics), I'm hoping to find a position in which I can both grow and learn. In each position I have been provided, I have been promoted to managerial roles (Stage Crew Stage Manager; College Radio Head Manager; Privacy Team Lead). Time and time again, I have proven to be dedicated, efficient, and worthy of the opportunity. For this reason, I hope you would provide a fellow Newgrounder with this chance.


I've previously been involved with leading the Voice Acting Collabs alongside VoicesByCorey & Josh Dyton; acting as the sound designer for all @pukebomb animations; and acting as the sound designer / editor for Nintendo High. Personally, I act as one half of The Open Door Policy Podcast. Professionally, I have a larger background in Computer Science that I am willing to share upon request. Due to the current position in my company, I've started losing passion for all of the creative activities I once reveled in. I need to escape from this rut and truly bring myself back to my roots.


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"I'm a hard worker. I set high goals, and I've been told that I'm persistent. Now, I'm not fooling myself, sir. Having been raised with the self esteem movement so popular in schools, I used to expect my needs to be considered. But I know that these days, our culture no long caters to the job loyalty that could be promised to earlier generations. What I believe, sir, is that good thinks come to those who work their asses off. And that people such as yourself, who reached the top of the mountain didn't just fall there...


My motto is, if you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket."


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Posted by NickSenny - September 26th, 2021


YOU'VE BEEN ASKING FOR IT...

AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR...

PUKEBOMB'S 8FPS 6S ANIMATION JAM!!!

(PB8FPS6SAJ)


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Gather all your king's horses, gather all your king's men, and put together an 8 frame per second 6 second animation again. No sound? NO PROBLEM! No color?? NO PROBLEM!! No talent??? NO PROBLEM!!! PukeBomb's headquarters has recently obtained a rare artifact from time's gone by. Who knows what secrets are held beneath its PVC exterior?? It's a...

BORDER'S GIFT CARD THAT YOU COULD WIN!!!

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You will be tasked with creating the least effort animation as possible, VIEW EXAMPLES HERE:::

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_3ChkzbW5M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTcuzox5e4s


The (((rules))) are as follows:::

  1. 8 frames per second! (No more, no less!)
  2. 6 seconds! (THAT'S 8 * 6 = 48 FRAMES!!!)
  3. No color! (It's harmful to the eyes!)
  4. One layer! (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!)
  5. No sound! (It's harmful to the eyes!)
  6. No CTRL+Z (Eraser only BABY! Thanks, @sprin4el !)
  7. Tag with PB8FPS6SAJ
  8. Deliver before the due date!!!!!! (OH, October 20th!!!!)


Our illustrious host of judges will be none other than the PukeBomb crew themselves! Unfortunately, we will not be taking autographs at this time, but we do have pre-filled out headshots of ourselves that are 2% authentic!

You will be judged by::: @Nattosumi / @SepticSebi / @NickSenny / @Bro-son33

Based on the following numerous topics [

  • Lack of effort
  • ]


The due date will be on October 20th, none other than Snoop Dogg's (previously Snoop Doggy Dogg and briefly Snoop Lion; Wikipedia, Line 1) big FIVE-OH birthday!!!!!! Happy birthday, Snoop! Let's all put in the comments our favorite line from Snoop, personally mine is "Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands."


A huge thank you to TheWigglesFan2000 and TheOrangeDiamond for donating to this cause ($0 raised thus far)!


If you want a personally delivered BORDERS gift card, make sure to take part in this once in a life-time opportunity! Everyone's fighting for it, SO WHY DON'T YOU??

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WIN TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

please provide oyur full name an adres upon win :) [will not share!}


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Posted by NickSenny - July 8th, 2021


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Nick Senny (7/8)

I share all of my recent castings and updates on my website. My particular blog posts can be found here.


Hot Topic (Nintendo High Episode 2)

Episode 2 of Nintendo High is now live! After a fight with some bullies, Mario and Luigi find themselves in the principal’s office! What rabbit hole will they dig themselves into this time?

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Episode 1 has been posted on Newgrounds, as well! As such, make sure to follow both @NintendoHigh and @JosephAArts to stay up to date, and hopefully see some behind the scenes content / updates! Our voice actor for Bowser has a Newgrounds account, so make sure to give him a follow too! @satodeku97


Currently, the first episode has amassed 118k+ views with 6.5k likes! Episode 2 has reached 69k views in an even shorter time-span. We are really looking forward to what the future holds for these family-friendly adventures.

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Episode 3 is currently in the works, in which I will also be playing Mouser! Stay tuned, peasants!


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PukeBomb (Jimmies, Toy Story, Doktor Panic!, One Bad Dummy)

@septicsebi is almost done with his next animation, and boy do we have plenty of Jimmies for you!

n_e_e_t and Seb have both been working diligently on @WesMakowski's Toy Story 2 animation collab. In the mean-time, @nattosumi and @plufmot are also surgically stitching up Doktor Panic!


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As mentioned, we have a special cartoon being worked on with a very special voice actor...

Seb and I got to meet up with him this past week in Rhode Island, perhaps this is enough of a hint.

P.S. FUCK 2.


https://www.instagram.com/nattosumi/

https://www.instagram.com/septicslander/

https://www.instagram.com/nick_senny/

https://www.instagram.com/bro.son_/


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The Open Door Policy (7/8)

Genghis has become increasingly frustrated with how the mass media companies have been censoring him online, trying the Khancel him. He's been trying to speak out and have his voice heard, but the podcast keeps getting placed on the back-burner. Cyclone & Senny are moving and that means HE'S coming, too. Does that mean there's something special to be released soon? I am in fear of my life, dear god, just please help me. I'm not even hiding it anymore.


Make sure to order your Cyclone & Senny meals at your nearby McDonalds! Are you Senny and you selfishly took the 6th chicken nuggie? Or were you Cyclone and you got to suck on your special straw?


Production on Episode 5 and others is still in progress.

For anyone just starting to listen, here is a playlist for the show.

https://newgrounds.com/playlists/view/41a984a4944d67810d67c513dfab66ae


Download and listen as well on Spotify and iTunes.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you would like to draw fan art of Genghis or any of our other guests, please do so and tag it as #ODPfart so we can check it out!


Other Castings

In addition to the castings I have mentioned in my previous update...

  • I will be voicing Slinky, Ham, and the Aliens in @WesMakowski 's Toy Story 2 Re-Animated collab.
  • I will be voicing in the upcoming Toonami Collab, details to be shared next month.
  • I will be voicing Tom Fulp in @BuhlBoy 's Summer Jam Round 2 entry alongside @Oddlem as Boyfriend.


Releases


Goals

I will be using this section of my updates to inform whether or not my previous goals have been met.


Goal Update:

  • FAILURE (311 -> 327): Reach 350 followers on Newgrounds
  • SUCCESS (537-> 686): Reach 550 followers on Instagram
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Return to auditioning for roles and be casted for a larger project (Included in the Summer Jam animations and Toonami Collab)
  • SUCCESS: Develop a healthy balance of work and social life / exercise (My relationship has been going strong and I have not hidden myself behind my computer as much, likely due to the pause in project deadlines)
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Grow relationship with new work contacts to ensure involvement in official voice-over for my major company's brand. (I am now editing audio for my company and hope that soon I can lend my voice in their next instructional video. I've also recently been promoted to a Software Engineer 2.)
  • FAILED: Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5 (Other projects and social life have taken priority)
  • SUCCESS: Resolve my living situation, so I am free from familial boundaries (@cyclonebreitmayer and I are moving out together into a nice apartment with a SALT WATER POOL)
  • SUCCESS: Finish Nintendo High Episode 2, publish Nintendo High Episode 1 on Newgrounds


By next month, I hope that I will accomplish the following:

  • Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5
  • Reach 350 followers on Newgrounds
  • Reach 700 followers on Instagram
  • Voice in my professional career's position for instructional videos
  • Adapt well to my new housing environment and improve my audio quality with a new Neumann microphone


Closing Remarks / Thank You's

I am afraid that voice acting and editing might start getting to be of a nuisance to myself. I am either going 200%, or slugging along at 30%, I can't ever seem to find a happy medium. I am noticing my voice becoming increasingly scratchy / raspy from over-use, so perhaps this break is worthwhile. I must begin auditioning for larger roles, or else I will not be given any opportunities. For anyone in the voice acting community reading this, please make sure you take the steps to be noticed, rather than expect someone else to come knocking on your door. Or, perhaps you can take matters into your own hands and create that which makes you feel fulfilled.


I'd like to thank @VoicesByCorey @JoshDytonVO and especially @LuckyDee for helping with the management of the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab whilst I am busy with my move.


I'd like to thank @septicsebi for being a great friend, driving us down to Rhode Island to meet a ton of really cool people, especially Mark M. Pimento.

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And lastly, I'd like to thank you, for reading all of this.


Best regards,

NickSenny


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Posted by NickSenny - June 8th, 2021


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Nick Senny (6/8)

I share all of my recent castings and updates on my website. My particular blog posts can be found here.


Hot Topic (Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 P1)

An official Cerberus production, the 2021 rendition of the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab has been released! A huge thank you to @TomFulp for featuring us on the front page with the big box banner! We smashed our previous record (~15k views in 1 year) in a matter of THREE DAYS with ~20k listens. We hope to continue this in our next installment!


I managed this year's collab alongside @VoicesByCorey and @JoshDytonVO, performing acting, editing, and sound design for 10 of the 15 skits. This is in addition to managing the creation / approval / modification of scripts, auditions, and castings. I might have to step back slightly in terms of involvement for the next part as I have a lot of personal developments going on currently (moving, relationship, personal projects), but I look forward to seeing who I will work with next!


The countless talented voice actors, writers, and composers within our collab are as follows:

@AnimalSpeakAndrews , @BobbyDubs , @Bro-son33 , @chitstain , @CutToTheChase , @Fersto , @Floppydish , @Fro , @JennyGlynn , @Jonas , @Jone-Of-VOC , @Kalieth , @KidKerrigan , @LuckyDee , @makestuff , @MegapiemanPHD , @MisterJames , @Nick-ThomasVA , @Phobotech , @Proceed , @PsychoGoldfish , @SailorSilverStar , @SeanOArtsAndVoice , @TeraVex , @ThatJohnnyGuy , @ZaPanda-VA

We couldn't do this without the voices of the community. Thank you to all who worked endlessly to ensure this could become a reality.


I'd also like to give a giant shout out to @DoctorGrambo for taking Cerberus' commission to create the project's banner ad. If you haven't already, go and rate / favorite / leave a comment thanking Tyler for his help.


Here is the collaboration if you missed it! We are currently working on publishing all of the skits individually, which will then be posted in a playlist for all to listen to!


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PukeBomb (Dak's Big Bite / Doktor Panic! / Baggie & One Bad Dummy)

Thanks to the ever talented @nattosumi, our next cartoon has released!

A short fan animation for TikTok / Instagram's DakNSeth

"Oh, DaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAaaaaak!"


Doktor Panic! is a game we are working on with immense help from @plufmot

It is a frogger-inspired high-score based mini-game where you play as none other than The Doktor himself! Help Dr. Schmuck alleviate his patients with COLORFUL! poppy pills, while avoiding the coof germs and obstacles. Uh-oh, IBS!? What a load of BS! The good Dok just got finished devouring some gas-station schnitzels, so he NEEDS to take bathroom brakes, so don't forget to drop the kids off at the pool!

Super huge props to @plufmot for programming the game, as well as @nattosumi for making the sprites! @cyclonebreitmayer will be working on the soundtrack, while I will record SFXs and voice lines.


@septicsebi is working on one of our next animations revolving around a "child," a man, and his baggie.

@nattosumi is working on one of other next animations featuring our newest character: Seymour Smiles! Remember, Stay Smiling! We have a very special guest voice actor and can't wait to share with y'all the final product.


https://www.instagram.com/nattosumi/

https://www.instagram.com/septicslander/

https://www.instagram.com/bro.son_/


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The Open Door Policy (6/8)

5 7. The Great Khan has informed me that there are some serious forces pulling him towards the Newgrounds offices. He said something about a pod-bean, a fish, and some sort of imp. I have no idea what he's referring to. So maybe you should keep your eyes peeled? Or rather, your ears perked? Your podcasts... Newgrounds'd?


Cyclone and I haven't really been looking at what's been happening in the news, but some "Xander" guy keeps calling us about a "development." Apparently he's been calling for months, but Vinny keeps accidentally deleting the recording while practicing his "set."


Production on Episode 5 and others is still in progress.

For anyone just starting to listen, here is a playlist for the show.

https://newgrounds.com/playlists/view/41a984a4944d67810d67c513dfab66ae


Download and listen as well on Spotify and iTunes.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you would like to draw fan art of Genghis or any of our other guests, please do so and tag it as #ODPfart so we can check it out!


Other Castings

In addition to the castings I have mentioned in my previous update...

  • I will be voicing Slinky and Ham in @WesMakowski 's Toy Story 2 Re-Animated collab
  • I will be voicing Alex Jones in @ForgeFrog 's upcoming fake ad project


Goals

I will be using this section of my updates to inform whether or not my previous goals have been met.


Goal Update:

  • SUCCESS (226 -> 311): Reach 250 followers on Newgrounds
  • SUCCESS: Finish the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 [P1]
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Return to auditioning for roles and be casted for a larger project (Toy Story 2 Re-Animated, but I was reached out to, and I have not been auditioning much due to lack of time)
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Develop a healthy balance of work and social life / exercise (I've lost my diet regimen, but have met someone and am starting to socialize more, rather than sticking to my computer & Audition)
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Incorporate VA into my professional career (I've begun conversations with individuals in my corporation that create official training materials. They've stated they no longer bring in contractors for VA, but find workers internally. I stated I was willing to be the official voice and editor, and they are taking me up on my offer).
  • FAILED (529 -> 537): Reach 550 followers on Instagram
  • FAILED: Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5 (Other projects have taken priority)


By next month, I hope that I will accomplish the following:

  • Reach 350 followers on Newgrounds
  • Reach 550 followers on Instagram
  • Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5
  • Find a healthy balance between my relationship, work, and VA
  • Finish Nintendo High Episode 2, publish Nintendo High Episode 1 on Newgrounds
  • Grow relationship with new work contacts to ensure involvement in official voice-over for my major company's brand.
  • Resolve my living situation, so I am free from familial boundaries.


Closing Remarks / Thank You's

I have grown tired of the day to day continuous cycle within my career and life. Whilst I greatly enjoy having the funds to be able to pay off my student loans, I am reaching the completion of this task. My living situation is currently not ideal, as I am still living with my Father. This places me in an awkward situation, as I struggle to grow independently in my young adult life. As such, @cyclonebreitmayer and I have been searching for apartments in our area. While I would have preferred to move elsewhere like Texas / Florida, this is a happy medium for the time being. I hope that my career will shift further towards audio / VA as I continue to prove my worth in the industry. It will be two and a half years I have been at my current position, tomorrow. You take your first job, pick your second. I am not going to settle for anything less than what I feel as though will make me happy.


I have been submitting my resume to various locations in my area that deal with audio, with no luck. I even submitted emails / resumes / cover letters to a nearby professional wrestling promotion to see if they need an aspiring AV Tech, as well as Gearbox Studios. Perhaps one day, if I continue to will my dreams into existence, I will achieve my ultimate goals.


For any voice actors reading this, please be wary of predatory companies that seek to drain you of your funds in exchange for overpriced "classes" and sub-par demos. I mistakenly took an introductory class (not much in terms of funds, just like $40) that was being promoted by my nearby recreational facility on voice-over narration. I was ecstatic, as I hoped I would have met younger adults that shared similar interests as me in my neighborhood; or I would have connected with professional actors that I could treat as mentors. In the end, the apparent "ONLINE" class consisted of one voice acting "professional" shilling his $3k class, restricting us from interacting with any of the other classmates. I learned near to nothing, as he purely displayed pre-made videos and dodged any meaningful questions with smart-ass remarks. The only useful information I learned was to wear scarves in the winter, which I already do because I am a self-entitled, poser anti-hipster loser. As a result of this interaction, I feel inclined to start mass producing demos for my fellow VAs out of pure passion for the industry. If nobody is willing to give you opportunities, or will simply take advantage of you, fuck them. Take a stand, take action, and make your own dreams a reality by willing them into existence yourself through hardwork and determination.


I'd like to thank @plufmot for being super cool in helping us with the Doktor Panic! game out of the kindness of his heart. Really looking forward to playing his upcoming works. If you haven't already, please check out and buy his Steam game, Blue Boy: Bleeding Out, with pixel art by @Luis .


And lastly, I'd like to thank you, for reading all of this.


Best regards,

NickSenny


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Posted by NickSenny - May 8th, 2021


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Nick Senny (5/8)

I share all of my recent castings and updates on my website. My particular blog posts can be found here.


Hot Topic (Nintendo High)

My new biggest project has just been released alongside talented individuals such as Joseph Zampirri, Joseph Amaro, @cyclonebreitmayer, and Elijah Justice. Class is now in session! Join Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong, and other iconic Nintendo characters as they encounter their biggest adventure yet: high school! Nintendo High is a brand new web series following all the classic characters you know and love with a brand new twist! Do Mario and Luigi have what it takes to survive the first day of high school? Pack your school bags and join us over at Nintendo High!


So far Episode 1 has gained 3k viewers, and continues to grow after releasing just yesterday. If you’re interested, please watch, leave a comment, subscribe, and then follow smash.fanman on Instagram for continued updates.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duVLJWAO5QY&t=385s


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This is a passion project that Joseph Zampirri (smash.fanman on Instagram) has been trying to get made for years, so it means a lot that I was given the opportunity to help make that a reality. I perform the editing and sound design for this series (wear headphones, thanks), as well as voice Mario. All others involved are incredibly talented, with Joe’s writing and stellar performances / direction, @cyclonebreitmayer ’s (cyclonebreitmayer on Instagram) music I’ve been a #1 fan of for 15+ years, and Joseph Amaro’s (josephamaro25 on Instagram) / Elijah Justice’s (jus.ticeleaguer on Instagram) unlimited creativity and design with their artwork. Allowing actors who have struggled to find that one role to get them to the next level, it’s incredibly important to me that I can help them achieve their dreams and make them sound as great as possible. It somewhat plays in part with my work in the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab.


Previously, I had been using a small MSI laptop to do all of my work, which consistently overheated and made working quite the slog. I have since bought a PC build with a BENQ monitor. Now, with this new setup, and collaboration with the artist Joe Amaro, I will be trying to further "tween animate" the characters in a style of "Epithet Erased."


PukeBomb (Dr. Schmuck in...)

Alongside @Nattosumi and @SepticSebi , with writing by @Bro-son33 , our next cartoon has released!

Dr. Schmuck in... A DISGUSTING DISPLAY OF EXTREME MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


Everyone's favorite family practitioner is back at it again after years of being off the air!

This time, the Dr. performs an experimental life-saving surgery on a patient who's soon to kick the bucket BIG TIME.

I had a blast performing the editing / sound design, as well as the voices you hear!


We've also released a short animation celebrating our new YouTube channel, and its TEN WHOLE SUBSCRIBERS!

Please make sure you subscribe for further updates!



https://www.instagram.com/nattosumi/

https://www.instagram.com/septicslander/

https://www.instagram.com/bro.son_/


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The Open Door Policy (5/8)

After appearing on the Newgrounds Podcast recently for a special CERBERUS episode with bot[h] @JoshDytonVO and @VoicesByCorey, a sp[e]cia[l] someone made his NGP debut. [L]uckily, if you missed it, you can listen now to our e[p]isode! Perhaps The Conqueror's final words mean something is soon coming your way... 5 6.



I spoke about the countless projects I'm involved in, including the occasional Cutouts animations, PukeBomb, and Nintendo High! I also shared some backstory on my previous experiences and inspirations, as well as some personal stories. Josh spoke of his rise to fame on YouTube, his descent into madness as the EU night continued to torment his sleep deprived brain, and none other than SPACEQUEST!


Production on Episode 5 and others is still in progress.

For anyone just starting to listen, here is a playlist for the show.

https://newgrounds.com/playlists/view/41a984a4944d67810d67c513dfab66ae


Download and listen as well on Spotify and iTunes.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you would like to draw fan art of Genghis or any of our other guests, please do so and tag it as #ODPfart so we can check it out!


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Releases

I will use this area to update on previous News Post castings and provide updates on releases here.

  • @BigTexasTony 's recent #FridayNightFunkin cartoon has released and is currently at 7k viewers!



Goals

I will be using this section of my updates to inform whether or not my previous goals have been met.


Goal Update:

  • SUCCESS (172 -> 226): Reach 200 followers on Newgrounds
  • SUCCESS (481 -> 529): Reach 500 followers on Instagram
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Make significant progress on the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 [P1]
  • FAILED: Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5 (Other projects have taken priority)


By next month, I hope that I will accomplish the following:

  • Reach 250 followers on Newgrounds
  • Reach 550 followers on Instagram
  • Finish the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 [P1]
  • Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5
  • Return to auditioning for roles and be casted for a larger project
  • Develop a healthy balance of work and social life / exercise
  • Incorporate VA into my professional career


Closing Remarks / Thank You's

I've been getting increasingly involved with personal projects rather than auditioning for outside roles. While I am having an extreme amount of fun with working on my own animations / cartoons, I am starting to burn the candle at both ends. I'm not exactly taking care of my health or social life as I should, and am even finding it difficult to watch films as I start to feel guilty for not working on something for a given hour(s).


Having a good amount of responsibility and expectations placed on myself does become somewhat stressful, but I am used to this type of pressure. It's what allows me to thrive and continue working on that which I am passionate about, whereas otherwise I would be wasting my life away at my monotonous job. I have actually been informed that I might have an opportunity to record and edit professional tutorials for a large corporation. Let's see where that takes me. I've been attempting to find a different job that is centered in audio (hopefully in Texas), but unfortunately no buyers yet. I am not defeated, however, and will continue to strive for that which I believe I deserve: a fulfilling job in a career I am passionate about.


I'd like to thank Joe Zampirri, Joseph Amaro, Elijah Justice, and Nicholas Breitmayer for their work alongside me in Nintendo High. We have a good future ahead of us and are going to continue developing the series as a team.


And lastly, I'd like to thank you, for reading all of this.


Best regards,

NickSenny


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Posted by NickSenny - April 8th, 2021


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The Open Door Policy (4/8)

As you may have noticed, or maybe you didn't, I did not post any new episode(s) of ODP today.

As mentioned on my last post, ODP is on temporary hiatus as I am finishing up other projects.

You will hear about those projects shortly.


In the mean time, I intend on bringing Genghis on some shows in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for some surprise appearances coming your way. Production on Episode 5 and others is still in progress.


For anyone just starting to listen, here is a playlist for the show.

https://newgrounds.com/playlists/view/41a984a4944d67810d67c513dfab66ae


Download and listen as well on Spotify and iTunes.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you would like to draw fan art of Genghis or any of our other guests, please do so and tag it as #ODPfart so we can check it out!


Nick Senny (4/8)

I share all of my recent castings and updates on my website. My particular blog posts can be found here.


Hot Topic (Cutouts Series)

I have been working for the past month or so on my first "official" animation. It is not, however, technically your standard "animation" style, so I do not feel as though it warrants attention for that particular aspect. What is important about it is the vocal performances and aesthetic. Considering I am hardly an animator, I am only capable of so much, so I must incorporate a unique style in order to make up for a lack of experience.


There is an ultimate purpose to releasing these upcoming short "cartoons," or what will be referred to as "Cutouts." I feel as though not enough attention is brought to those behind the scenes or small pieces of a larger project: the writers, the voice actors, and the concept of sound design. Within these "Cutouts," I will be bringing the faces of the performers front and center, in order to provide them with the recognition they deserve. Voices alone are capable of telling a story, but with added, limited visuals; one can truly appreciate how important such performances are. Sound design, as well, sometimes tends to take the backseat. By experimenting with sound design that coincides with visual cues, I hope to continue to improve my expertise within audio engineering.


I will likely use either original skits written by fellow friends, or take skits from the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collabs and adapt them visually. This "cutout" from a larger piece allows for particular performances to shine and be given a spotlight that otherwise might have been overlooked. I intend on focusing primarily on comedic skits and horror. You will understand shortly why only these two categories will work for the style.


The first "Cutout" to be released will be written by @Bro-son33, acted by myself, @JoshDytonVO, and @EmilyGoVo

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Nattosumi / SepticSebi's Upcoming Cartoon

Production is close to finishing for @Nattosumi and @SepticSebi 's cartoon written by @Bro-son33 .

Line-work has been completed and coloring is currently in progress.

These two individuals have been working diligently in order to create one of their best works yet.

Please follow these two individuals both on Newgrounds and their respective Instagrams.

You might know Nattosumi from his work in How to Bomb the U.S. Govt.


https://www.instagram.com/nattosumi/

https://www.instagram.com/septicslander/


They have proven to be incredibly great friends and I am incredibly gracious to have met them.

I see great potential in both of them, and believe both of them have very bright futures in art / animation.


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Newgrounds Podcast April Fools Day

For anyone who tuned in to listen to PsychicPebbles on @TheNewgroundsPodcast , I'm so sorry.

You likely had the pleasure to listen to @squidwardtesticles @CutToTheChase @Proceed and @HarpyCarp play really annoying and grating characters to rustle your jimmies. If you happen to be a fan of art, you likely also enjoyed Harv-E and his many NFTs.


In the near future, myself and @JoshDytonVO hope to have an upcoming episode alongside @VoicesByCorey to speak about Cerberus and our intended future together.


Other Castings

In addition to the castings I have mentioned in my previous update...

  • I will be voicing Stan, Kyle, and Kenny in @TheBestNerd 's upcoming South Park animation.
  • I will be voicing Pico in an upcoming animation for Pico Day.
  • I will be voicing and singing in an upcoming Willy Wonka / Breaking Bad Parody by @Nichols .
  • I will be voicing in @SonnyFern 's upcoming Werewolf Horror animation.
  • I will be acting as the backup for Croc Hernandez within @LittleRainySeasons 's The Blue Ferret Kids.


Goals

I will be using this section of my updates to inform whether or not my previous goals have been met.


Goal Update:

  • FAILED (156 -> 172): Reach 200 followers on Newgrounds
  • FAILED (475 -> 481): Reach 500 followers on Instagram
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5
  • PARTIAL SUCCESS: Make significant progress on the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 [P1]
  • SUCCESS (Cutouts): Make significant progress on a personal animation project to test the waters
  • SUCCESS (Practices / Bone Prop): Improve my diction / pronunciation in speech


Closing Remarks / Thank You's

As mentioned in my previous post, I was involved with a certain project that truly tested my patience and acting ability. As a result of my experiences and recent changes, I have learned what to look for / what to not look for in projects. I have garnered an appreciation for my work and will stand up for my self-worth. Rather than painfully attempt to meet unrealistic expectations for no pay, I will only be involved with fully professional, original projects. I have decided to not be involved with large scale fan projects any longer.


I'd like to thank @Bro-son33 for being a really cool dude and having a stellar sense of humor (and for being a monkey in a sailor suit).


And lastly, I'd like to thank you, for reading all of this.


Best regards,

NickSenny


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Posted by NickSenny - March 8th, 2021


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The Open Door Policy (3/8)


The first half of Season 1 of ODP ends today, with the remaining four episodes paused for release.


I want to ensure I can deliver episodes on a monthly basis (consecutively four times), before starting the next wave.

As such, there will now be a break until we fully produce the final four episodes.

We had a relatively large budget at first, but SOMEONE spent it on Cyndi Lauper vinyls.


I intend on bringing in various talents in the second half, with some short lived familiar faces making their return.

I'd like to also bring awareness to a personal campaign, as Cyclone and I have recently lost someone very important to us. Internet famed streamer "Ween," whom we've worked with for a series of productions, has been placed on the official missing person's list. The family has informed me that they have various professionals working on her case, so it is a work in progress. For the time being, out of respect, I will not divulge any further details. In the meantime, if you happen to have any helpful information, I'd request you share it with the hashtag #SEENMYWEEN. Officials have stated that her last known location was about 5.9-7.2 miles from her house. Please stay alert and safe if traveling alone. https://fbi.gov/wanted/vicap/missing-persons


For anyone just starting to listen, here is a playlist for the show.

https://newgrounds.com/playlists/view/41a984a4944d67810d67c513dfab66ae


Download and listen as well on Spotify and iTunes.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you would like to draw fan art of Genghis or any of our other guests, please do so and tag it as #ODPfart so we can check it out!


Please also follow @cyclonebreitmayer , who recently released his newest original composition, The Battle of Grapevine Creek.

It is an original folk/pop/country composition based upon the real Hatfield-McCoy feud, similar in style to a “Devil Went Down to Georgia” type ballad. He's actually told me his original intent was to display a style similar to that of Tenacious D's "Kickapoo," but went a slightly different route.


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Nick Senny (3/8)

I share all of my recent castings and updates on my website. My particular blog posts can be found here.


Hot Topic (Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021)

All of the scripts for the next Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab have been written, with more than half already fully voiced and in the stages of production / sound design. I took a manager position this time around, as opposed to acting as just a collaborator. As such, I've been able to work with the individuals within the VA community to a greater extent to ensure everyone's visions were able to come to life. This includes approving scripts, organizing / managing the Discord, remediating audition and final line recording submissions, setting deadlines, and producing the final skits.


I am excited purely for the fact that this next rendition will solidify @VoicesByCorey 's original intent of bringing attention to Voice Actors within the Newgrounds community. With the two of us and @JoshDytonVO at the wheel, we intend on revolutionizing the site within the audio portal. Everyone deserves an opportunity for their voice to be both spoken and heard. We've already connected with a slew of new actors that we did not have the first time around; all incredible talent that deserve extreme recognition.


If you never listened to the first rendition, listen now!


In terms of recent castings, they are as follows:

The Protectors (Dwarves, Goblins, Snakes)

The Protectors is a stand-alone mod of the game Warlords Battlecry 3, produced by Infinite Interactive. This mod has been in development since 2010. Improvements include a new campaign, modified units and tech trees, enhanced AI, a new single-player mode, special characters / companions, and higher resolution capability.

I am voicing a series of dwarves, goblins, and snakes in the upcoming patch. This will be my first role in a mod of an existing game, so I am thrilled to be a part of a continually growing and loyal community.


CryNN's Madness Techno Song (Tricky the Clown)

@CryNN was looking for a voice actor to depict a Tricky the Clown sample to be used in his upcoming Madness techno song. This is my first official song collaboration to be released on Newgrounds and similar platforms. I have done work before in samples for rappers on Fiverr, but those were smaller projects with not as significant of a reach.


RalvinTY's Upcoming Anime (Robby)

@ralvin-desu is currently working on an anime based project and has offered to use my voice as one of the characters. I cannot provide further details out of respect, so please consider following them and subscribing on YouTube!


AIKODE (Tree of Life Scientist)

This action RPG follows Aiko, an android created from human memories. However, it turns out to be a failed prototype that will have to face the reality of its past while searching for the meaning of the word "exist." I will be playing an elderly scientist who lives in the Tree of Life. I cannot provide further details on this project out of respect.


Other Castings

In addition to the castings I have mentioned in my previous update...


Releases

I will use this area to update on previous News Post castings and provide updates on releases here.


Goals

I will be using this section of my updates to inform whether or not my previous goals have been met.


Goal Update:


By next month, I hope that I will accomplish the following:

  • Make significant progress on ODP Episode 5
  • Make significant progress on the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 [P1]
  • Make significant progress on a personal animation project to test the waters
  • Improve my diction / pronunciation in speech
  • Reach 200 followers on Newgrounds
  • Reach 500 followers on Instagram


Closing Remarks / Thank You's

This past month was particularly excruciating for me. The Ace Attorney: Operation Turnabout project I was involved in was quite a large effort. Upon being cast as the lead, the project managers found my test lines for the first few lines of the script different from my audition. As such, I had back and forth discussions with their casting director. Eventually, by hopping on a call, I was able to resolve the issues (turns out they never gave a natural dialogue line in the auditions, so I kept making the wrong guess on the character's natural demeanor). Thus far, this was my greatest obstacle to overcome, but I remained diligent and proved to be worthy of such a position. I re-recorded the first few pages upwards of seven times, so I am now used to exhausting all avenues of a particular voice.


As usual, I'd like to thank my main men in Cerberus @VoicesByCorey and @JoshDytonVO , as well as @Fro .

I'd like to thank Team LordIban for pushing me to my limits to ensure I am the best I can be.

I'd like to thank @DoctorGrambo for drawing the banner image for the upcoming NG Voice Acting Collab 2021.

I'd like to thank @SepticSebi and @nattosumi for being really cool friends during a pandemic, where I otherwise don't get to have too much social interaction. I always look forward to our streams #WillysWonderland


And lastly, I'd like to thank you, for reading all of this.


Best regards,

NickSenny


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Posted by NickSenny - February 8th, 2021


Hello all current and (hopefully) new followers,

Welcome to my first monthly Open Door Policy | Nick Senny update (ODP|NS).

Preferably pronounced Oh-Dee-Pee-Niss...


I intend on updating all of you on the current status of The Open Door Policy and my current voice acting achievements | hopeful goals. Expect these monthly around the 8th of every month.


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Currently, the first three episodes of ODP have been posted here on Newgrounds, with Episode 3 being just posted today. Please give it a listen if you have been following along. If not, please start listening! We're close to 1k on E1 and 2k on E2!


I have created a playlist that will contain all episodes of the show.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Also, please follow @cyclonebreitmayer if you have not just yet!

https://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/41a984a4944d67810d67c513dfab66ae


My intent for the show is to have 8 episodes per season, with a small break in-between the first four and last four episodes. This allows me to produce the show to its utmost extent and release them in a timely manner. Then, upon completion of a season, a longer break to plan and establish the upcoming season. When episodes are being uploaded, expect them to be placed here monthly on the 8th of the four consecutive months.


Fan Art / Suggestions

I'd also like to thank @CrashCanTheMan for drawing art of our newest guest, [King] Hollow Melvin (or at least a depiction of how he'd want to be displayed in one of his "animes"). Take into consideration that our guests, despite displaying themselves in one way or another, will continue to develop their personalities over time. Everyone deserves a chance to improve and find themselves. If you would like to draw fan art of Genghis or any of our other guests, please do so and tag it as #ODPfart so we can check it out!


If you have any suggestions for guests on the show, or places we should visit, please suggest and we will take it into consideration! As long as it's approved... by him.

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Nick Senny (2/8)

I currently have numerous projects under my belt, with a lot more to come. I am incredibly excited to share them with you, if interested (as you are still reading this). I actually share all of my recent castings and updates on my website. My particular blog posts can be found here.


Hot Topic (SpaceQuest)

Episode 2 of SpaceQuest, made by @JoshDytonVO has been released, listen now! Featuring myself, Josh, and @VoicesByCorey. Josh produces this himself and does an absolutely stellar job, alongside the soothing but pumped music of @LDUK.


In terms of recent castings, they are as follows:

LuckyBoy (Thug)

While not a large role, probably one of my most professional to date. I will be playing a thug in Domenic Romano / DomRomArt's upcoming SCAD animation, LuckyBoy. I'd like to thank BrandyBuizel for casting me, as well. This acts as one of my most professional castings to date, considering the amount of individuals involved in the project, the production quality, and the talent I will be voicing alongside. It was actually one of my first direct live recording sessions.


The Blue Ferret Kids (Dukey Terbull)

I was casted as one of the main characters in @LittleRainySeasons / roboticdreamz's upcoming series, The Blue Ferret Kids. I am extremely looking forward to playing the shy, yet "brave" lion, Dukey, within this cheerful animation. I am looking forward to more original animated roles such as this where I can bring a character to life that has yet to be introduced to this world. If you would like me to be a part of your project, please feel free to reach out here or at sennysounds@gmail.com


Ace Attorney: Turnabout Jackpot (Apollo Justice)

I am more than thrilled to be given the lead role in this fan fully animated and written series based upon the Ace Attorney series. Among 200+ others, I was casted as the man himself, Apollo Justice. I'd like to thank LordIban and Looi for this opportunity, I will not disappoint. This is likely my largest responsibility I have been provided thus far, and I expect to prove myself worthy of this position. Join the other 4.7K subscribers and 70k+ viewers to their channel!


Other Castings

  • I will be voicing in @DannyGoodShirt 's upcoming Fists of Fulp collab.
  • I will be voicing in @BigTexasTony 's upcoming Metal Slug animation.
  • I will be voicing in @FriskyObriskey 's upcoming Sopranos animation.
  • I will be voicing in @GrayAnimations 's upcoming FatMan animation.
  • I will be voicing in @I-Co 's upcoming original animation (it's going to be stellar, follow them).
  • I will be narrating in @CacklingPumpkins upcoming YouTube Emo Top List.
  • I voiced in a couple of @SepticSebi 's animations, and will continue to do so.


Goals

I will be using this section of my updates to inform whether or not my previous goals have been met.

By next month, I hope that I will accomplish the following:


Closing Remarks / Thank You's

I really hope that I prove to be worthwhile of your attention here on Newgrounds (and outside). I anticipate continuing to increase my reputation within this site in order to potentially work in the future with some of my heroes. As such, I will continue to strive for excellence in my personal projects (ODP / SpaceQuest) and external castings.


I am acting as one of the head managers of the next Newgrounds Voice Acting Collaboration, and am certain you will all love it once production completes. Of course I'd like to thank my fellow managers @VoicesByCorey and @JoshDytonVO. I'd also like to thank all of those that I have been working with.


I'd like to thank @Jouste for drawing our Cerberus logo, that you will see shortly.

I'd like to thank Biggs for drawing my updated avatar.


I'd like to thank @Fro for always being by my side and supporting my works, as I am cheering him on in his upcoming Strongman Competition.


And lastly, I'd like to thank you, for reading all of this.


Best regards,

NickSenny


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Posted by NickSenny - December 30th, 2020


[H]ello [E]veryone and potentia[L] new fans of OD[P]!

I sincerely appreciate you listening to my and @cyclonebreitmayer 's podcast.

I would like to thank @Fro and @TomFulp for giving us this chance by featuring us.

We take this as our opportunity to prove ourselves to this wonderful community.

Please consider following us for future updates.



Regarding Future Episodes

Currently, only Episode 1 is released on Newgrounds, as I am remastering Episodes 2 & 3.

But, you can listen to Episodes 2, 3, and 4 early on Spotify and iTunes.

Make sure to follow me here on Newgrounds to catch the recent releases!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Inspiration & Efforts

This podcast is [H]eavily inspired by Justin Roiland's Grandma's Virginity Podcast.

[E]ach ep[I]sode we will be introducing a new, wacky gue[S]t as the underlying plot continues to develop.

Episode 3 in particula[R] signifi[E]s a gig[A]ntic jump in production qua[L]ity as I switched to Audition from Audacity.


Every episode is filled with full sound design for environments, as well as SFX to enhance jokes and punchlines.

The show began as a radio show at our university, but as I have increased my experience in acting and editing, we've brought it to its full potential. Cyclone has even produced various music tracks as themes / jingles for the show that he will post on Newgrounds, so make sure to follow him too! It often takes me up to a month to finish a given episode, but if we have a following, I will feel more inclined to ensure I reach a greater turnout rate.


If we are capable of capturing a loyal audience, who knows how far we will be able to take the show.

After all, it is you, the viewer, that can free us from the depths of anonymity.

Help us bring Genghis Khan back to power.


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Posted by NickSenny - December 18th, 2020


Hello all!


I just recently managed to put together a NEW VOICE DEMO for the upcoming NEW YEAR.

You know what they say, New Year, New You. Or, like I say, New Year, New Me.

In an effort to stand out, I applied stereo voice work. You'll hear layers of characters throughout.

This allows for additional acting and story depth; it also allowed me to better practice sound design.

For fun, I based parts of the script on my previous important works such as "PiraTeam Building" and "The Amalgamation."


My close friend and co-host of The Open Door Policy, @cyclonebreitmayer covered "The Entry of the Gladiators" for the final part of the demo.



Links

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