OozeBear online improv snippets are short recordings created by the wonderful improv community that can be used by other improvisers or performing artists.
Anyone can make online improv snippets for OozeBear and share them for public use inside of OozeBear OR to be put up for sale as "sets" of snippets for others to use after purchasing. These snippets can then be used by improvisers during live OozeBear stages or for offline practice by yourself.
What are they used for? Absolutely anything!
You can use them to practice improv online by yourself!
You can share your sets of snippets with your friends and challenge them to do a improvised scene online with the snippets you've created.
They also can be made public for OozeBear users (like yourself) to be able include random voices into their shows for inspiration. You can run a whole show of just you responding to random snippets!
All improv snippets first go through an approval process by OozeBear to check that the content of what is said on the snippet matches what was recorded AND to make sure it's usable and appropriate for audiences.
Tips on What to Say
These are just a few tips and suggestions but feel free to say whatever you wish. This is all very experimental!
Have fun with it! If you're having fun, it will come across in your snippet to the listener.
Try to be broad in what you say. Don't worry about "being funny".
Give a compliment
Repeat a phrase multiple times with different points of emphasis
Give yourself compliment
Describe something you see
Give an apology
Describe the person you are talking to
Describe how you are feeling
Guess how the other person is feeling
Give sage advice
*In general* try not to say someone's name, where you are, or say something extremely specific about the scene. It may make it difficult for the person responding to your snippet to make the scene make sense, BUT it could also be a fun challenge for them.
Your regular voice is perfectly unique on it's own. In general, you don't need to worry about making a voice or becoming a different character when recording a snippet. If you keep your same voice consisten it will give the illusion that the performer is always talking to the same snippet voice. It could also be fun to do a larger set of improv snippets in a specific cowboy character or even a famous person impersonation as well though. Up to you!
If you make enough snippets and turn them into a set, OozeBear users will be able to choose to draw snippets specifically from that set. You must be logged in when you create your snippets for this to take effect so that they can be associated with your account.
Selling Sets of Snippets
You can put any amount of snippets that you make into a "Set". Sets can then be sold to users so that they may interact with your voice. Categorize your sets by different voices or characters with different points of view to get more users to check them out!
To create a new set, all you have to do is update the name on any of your snippets and a new set will be made with that name.
That is exactly what I like to hear.
I hope you really mean that.
I can not wait to find out what comes next.
I am so sorry for being a total mess right now. It's so me.
That looks like it's extremely expensive and rare.
The longer grass feels really good on my feet.
It is very bright outside but I think I'll wear sunglasses.
Take this with a grain of salt but I'm scared about this.
I want to be as free as a dove in the wind, ya know?
My grandfather always told me to eat sunny side up eggs because they have more protein.
You remind me of my mother when you do that.
The measure of a man is not of where he is during the day but where he sleeps at night.
I've always wondered if that's true but I'm not willing to stake my reputation on it.
You are very helpful to me. Like the perfect co-pilot.
You make me happier with every moment that I get to know you more. Keep talking.
I feel like when I'm with you there is always a shadowy figure in your mind.
I love it when you wear a hat. It makes you look like a real professional.
I haven't does this in ages.
I'm trying to quit being such a know-it-all.
What you're saying is true and I don't think it's the full story.
I cannot stop myself from blabbering about you to my co-workers.
I'm proud of you as a person and a role model citizen.
I think the gutters on my house need a deep clean.
You are just a one person rock concert.
I didn't want to say this but I need to apologize for being a lazy person.
The sky seems more full of clouds than I am used to.
I wish I could have planted more trees in my lifetime.
I want to say yes to everything I see.
I want to get pulled over by a cop before I die.
I feel like a house rebuilt by professional masons.
I bet you are thinking about everything you dream of becoming in the next 3 years.
I can tell that you're thinking about how we got to this point.
Try not to think so much about what could have been and think about what will be.
Try and think harder before responding.
I like it when you talk to me with a little attitude.
I googled what it meant to be courageous and it told me the first step is to be vulnerable.
I follow a blog of horoscopes and today they told me to stand up for myself alongside close friends.
It feels like the world is always looking at me for the answer.
Your personality never ceases to surprise me when I am at my low points.
The first step to a good outlook on life is reflecting on where you can make improvements.
I feel like a muddy four-wheeler with a full tank of gas and you're riding behind me.
You make me want to be a part of a team.
You are always thinking like a winner.
Part of your family heritage must have been to be really cool.
The DNA of a winner is you my friend.
This is gonna be harder than I wanted it to be.
I think I've got the exact same idea as you right now.
You can not stop a good person with a great idea.
I feel like that would be painful and I'm a really good judge of that.
Please try and not to be judgmental about what I'm about to say.
I want to tell you something that I hope you'll never repeat to my loved ones.
This is hard for me to say but I want you to hear and absorb every second of it.
I'm not a spokesman for all smart people but I'm not afraid to speak my mind.
Learning to follow the leader has been the greatest challenge of my yound adult life.
You can not be stopped.
Hope is not an element on the period table but that doesn't mean I don't have it for you.
You're a really sweet person, inside and out.
I'd like to know something deeper about you.
This ship has gone way off course.
I think you are really really confused right now.
Yes siree, bob
Do not ease up and do not take it easy on me.
That should be widely accepted as truth everywhere.
The world wil never be able to muzzle us if we keep fighting for it.
I'm glad that you can keep things low key and chill because I can not.
To sum up our entire conversation, in my opinion, the theme is to take what I want no matter what the cost.
I've never been really good at much.
You're a diamond in the rough and I feel like I'm only at the beginning of this coal mine.
Sharing is caring.
Living without regret is hard and I hope that it doesn't suddenly become harder.
Are you saying what I think you are saying?
That is a lot for me to handle right now.
You just keep putting more and more on my plate.
I'm really glad you said that.
Do not be afraid to say more on that.
Oh shoot, I've just got some devastating news.
Please take a seat if you can, this might shock you.
Right before we started talking I thoguht I had my life together.
First you gotta dip your toe in the pool and then you can dip your ankle.
Obviously magic is not real but I couldd be easily convinced.
This just got a lot easier.
I did not see that coming.
I need a second to process that.
I'd like to volunteer.
Am I allowed to say that?
They did not teach me that in school.
I'm sad and surprised.
I am happy you told me and scared of what's next.
It feels like we are going in circles.
That means things are going to change for me.
I'm angry about that.
I'm sensing that you are angry right now.
I've been holding this in for a while.
There's not much more to life than this.
I need to get something off my chest.
I need to take a breath.
You're good at showing me the right answer.
I think I've got an answer for what's bothering you.