Promo Girl to Promo Pony: How it Feels to be an Animated Pony

I’ve taken my promotional work to a new level. I mashed it up with VO and ponies, and now I’m the voice for a Brony convention called Derpy Con South. Here I am as Beignet, the pastry baking, con promoting pony from New Orleans:

I really had a great time auditioning for the part and developing Beignet. I’ve always wanted to be a pony! Here’s the original audition:

I know you may be thinking “Prentice, the final promo sounds nothing like the auditions you did. I loved take #_ best. What gives?” And, my response is “You’re absolutely right!” This was what I liked best about this VO gig, and I’ll tell you why.

The voice seeker wanted a cute audition with a French flair, which is what I gave for the first take. The second was my own creation because I thought a  thick, friendly, Southern accent would fit the New Orleans vibe well (Though I did add a little French with “Bonjour,Y’all!” Lol).

Rarity-esque counts, right?

Rarity-esque counts, right?

The third was a Rarity-esque read, because I like doing those and felt it would fit the character, and I wanted to show range. Personally, the second read was my favorite, but C’est La Vie. (That means “Such is Life”, Y’ALL!).

When I got the gig, they decided I should mix elements of the last two reads. They liked the Southern accent, but they wanted the cute class and higher pitch of the Rarity-esque read. This is what I really enjoyed. To dissect my already established, Southern character into three distinctly different Beignets was a great experiment. One was a fusion of the two reads. The second was a higher and slightly toned down version of my original Southern gal, and the third was more sing song and airy. I sent all three, though I knew they would likely pick the third. What can I say? Bronies like squee-gasms.

So, how does it feel to be a pony? It’s awesome! The video was on Stay Brony, My Friends and Equestria Daily! The animator is another Brony from the ATL, and he did a fantastic job.  His other stuff is awesome, too! Check it out! I look forward to doing more videos for Derpy Con South. Besides, transforming from a Promo Girl to a Promo Pony is an adorable antithesis of Equestria Girls, right?

Perhaps it's my girly hormones, but despite haters hatin', I WANNA SEE THIS MOVIE!!

Perhaps it’s my girly hormones, but despite haters hatin’, I WANNA SEE THIS MOVIE!!

About purrrentice

Fantastic Voiceover? How About PRENTASTIC VOICEOVER?!?! I'm Prentice Osborne, a full-time, freelance voiceover talent out of Atlanta. My specialty is Millennial, teen and everything in between, and I work in multiple genres of VO, from e-learning to games to cartoons to radio and TV ads. I love the entire VO process, from pen to paper, mouth to mic, cursor to waveform. It's totally Prentabulous! Need some voice work? Bring it on, World! Freelance Prentice is here to blow your mind with laughs, creative magic, mad skills, and a little bit of razzle dazzle!
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