Recently in Debbie’s Voice
Part 1 of an Interview with Marketing Executive, Scott Tingwald of Villing & Company, Inc.
Female voiceover artist Debbie Grattan and marketing executive Scott Tingwald of Villing & Company, Inc. sit down to talk about the criteria he uses when hiring voice talent.
Voiceover Artist – Debbie G: Scott, can you give us some background regarding your role at Villing & Company and how you got started?
Scott Tingwald: My roots in public relations go back 15 years, starting as a PR account executive. About five years ago, I became Vice President at Villing where I work with a » Continue Reading.
Part 2 of an Interview with Lowell Christensen of Spotworks Creative In this second installment, professional female voiceover artist, Debbie Grattan interviews Lowell Christensen of SpotWorks Radio Creative and Production to discuss the attributes that male and female voiceover artists need to get steady work from online production agencies. Read Part 1 of this interview here.
Voiceover Actor – Debbie Grattan: How do you discover new voice artists?
Lowell Christensen: I set up a subscription-based voiceover online talent site because I get so many voiceover artist pitches. The site gives male and female voiceover artists an opportunity » Continue Reading.
Part 1 of an Interview with Lowell Christensen of Spotworks Creative Female Voiceover Artist Debbie Grattan interviews Lowell Christensen of SpotWorks Radio Creative and Production about how to market your voiceover artist talents and services on the Internet.
Voiceover Artist – Debbie Grattan: Can you give us some background as to how you got started in the radio creative and production services business?
Lowell Christensen: I started out in 1989 writing copy for radio stations. Later, I got into production and voicing.
When the Internet came along in the late 1990s, I saw an opportunity to sell my » Continue Reading.
Part 2 of an Interview with David Louis of Audio Images Kauai
In the second installment of this series, Voice Over Talent Debbie Grattan and Dave Louis of Audio Images Kauai discuss the practicalities and working relationship between producer and voice over talent.
Voice Over Talent – Debbie Grattan: For people that have their own home voice over studios, what kind of advice can you give them from an audio engineering perspective?
David Louis: Ambient noise is probably the number one problem as far as quality, so soundproofing is the most important thing » Continue Reading.
Part 1 of an Interview with David Louis of Audio Images Kauai
Professional female voice talent Debbie Grattan chats with Dave Louis of Audio Images Kauai about how technology has changed the voice over business
Debbie Grattan – Professional Female Voice Talent: Dave, we’ve known each other a long time, but I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the story of how you got started in the business as an audio engineer and producer.
David Louis: I got my first job in radio around 1974 doing everything, including voice overs, writing commercials, and » Continue Reading.
Professional Commercial Voice-Over Artist Debbie Grattan offers her thoughts on the advantages of hiring a Pro Commercial Voice-Over Talent versus someone who is newer to the voice-over business.
. Being a full-time commercial voice-over artist, I always have my ear tuned to commercials. Whether it’s on tv or radio, I find it amusing how just as many listeners are taking their attention away from the program (as it goes to commercial break), I am unconsciously tuning in.
Living in a relatively small media market in the Midwest, I see and hear a wide range of quality in the radio and » Continue Reading.
Female Voice Actor Debbie Grattan covers some of the pros and cons to consider when hiring a male and female voice actor for a voiceover project..
I read recently that there are over 3.3 million commercials playing each day just on the radio alone! That number is staggering, but it’s good news for me, because every one of those spots needs a voice talent.
I find most people don’t pay all that much conscious attention to commercials. We’ve gotten very good at tuning them out (I bet the advertisers really hate hearing me say that). That’s why we are » Continue Reading.
Female Voice Actor Debbie Grattan offers 5 Key Questions that anyone who needs to hire voiceover talent should ask themselves before moving forward with a project.
In this age of technology, it is all too easy to achieve the appearance of being a quality voiceover talent even though you’re not quite up to snuff. Seemingly, all that is needed is a good microphone, a decently sound-proofed room in which to record, some editing software, a slick website, and presto… you’re in the voiceover business!
Living now in a relatively small media market in the Midwest, I see and hear » Continue Reading.
Female Voice Actor Debbie Grattan shares why attitude and a positive perspective are critically important when trying to build a successful voiceover career.
In reading blogs from other voice actors, I’m noticing that lately I am hearing a good deal of complaining. Discussions about the negative state of the economy, how the market is flooded with “wanna-be” voiceover talents, and that those who used to be able to make a good living as voice actors, without a lot of effort, are now having to either work much harder, or settle for a smaller piece of the pie. All of » Continue Reading.
Female Voiceover Acting Talent Debbie Grattan shares the challenges of recording in a Home Voiceover Recording Studio when outside the leaves are a-fallin’!
At last we are nearing the time of year when the leaves have almost all fallen safely to Mother Earth and the roaring chorus of leaf blowers and lawnmowers has reached its climactic finale.
What does this have to do with being a female voice actress, you ask?
Well, here’s the connection. I live in the Midwest now, where they actually have a season called Autumn. Being born and bred in southern California shielded me from » Continue Reading.