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Documentary Style Video Narration for Fire Up 2100

Video Narration for Fire Up 2100: A New Chapter

When I hear the word “sensuous,” I usually think of things like steamy novels, bubble baths and fleece blankets. But a documentary I narrated for the American Steam Railroad Preservation Association (ASR) did it’s very best to add another item to the sensuous list: the steam locomotive. Entitled “Fire Up 2100: A New Chapter,” the… Read more »

Key Factors to Consider When Hiring Voice-Over Talent

Key Factors to Consider When Hiring Voice-Over Talent

Continued from Part 1: “Before You Hire Voice-Over Talent, Run Through This 10 Point Assessment” This article is written for anyone who might hire voice-over talent, but especially for those who may have never hired voice talent in the past, or who have done so only a few times. In today’s competitive and diverse market,… Read more »

10 Point Voice-Over Talent Assessment

Before You Hire Voice-Over Talent, Run Through This 10 Point List

You liked the sound of the voice-over demo, so you hired the talent. But something happened on the way to the final video, and now your client is upset over the less-than-ideal voice-over recording that was supposed to be the perfect fit for their project. You found out the hard way that a good-sounding demo… Read more »

Life as a Working Actor

Life as a Working Actor Requires Perseverance, Tenacity and Patience

If You MUST Act, Do it For the Right Reasons For anyone who gets into acting for egoic reasons, to feel special, famous, have adoring fans, etc… This truth is a harsh wake-up call. If you’re in it to be rich and famous, you’re likely in it for the wrong reason and it’s probably going… Read more »

The Troublesome Plight of the Working Actor

The Working Actor’s Relentless Pursuit of the Next Acting Gig

Continued from Part 1 The Working Actor and the Relentless Pursuit of the Next Gig The desperation in acting is so strong you can actually feel it in casting waiting rooms. I remember that feeling back when I started out in the acting world in the Southern California market. At that point in my career… Read more »

The Troublesome Plight of the Working Actor (and Voice Actor, Too)

The Troublesome Plight of the Working Actor (and Voice Actor, Too)

The 69th Annual Tony Awards aired last night, and being a Broadway nerd (my car radio is permanently tuned to the Broadway Channel on Sirius XM) I always enjoy the build up, listening to interviews with the nominees, and anticipating the live performances. It was a fun show to watch this year, with one of… Read more »