Recently in Debbie’s Voice
Published by Debbie Grattan on 08/08/13
One of the truly unexpected pleasures of being a voice over actress is working with people all over the world. Just this past week alone, I had the opportunity to share my female voice over talent with clients in Singapore, Australia, Spain, and Canada, all while working with my regular voice over clients » Continue Reading.
What are the secrets behind being a successful professional voice over talent?
This is a question I am asked regularly, and I also see it often in online voice over talent groups and forums.
Of course, there are no real secrets. The idea of a “secret” anything is usually just a tactic used to sell more books, seminars, » Continue Reading.
From time to time, I receive requests for female voice oves from student filmmakers. For some reason, I’ve gotten more requests from students in foreign countries than from here in the US. I really don’t know why that is. Often, I’m not sure what country they are from, but they usually speak enough English to email me, and write » Continue Reading.
Published by Debbie Grattan on 06/19/13
Company name changes…when they happen, they can be a challenge.
Having worked through a few over the years, I can say that I am now well-prepared for those situations when a company approaches me in need of voiceover solutions related to a name change.
The trick is being able to edit the new company » Continue Reading.
You never know what a client may want from voice over auditions.
This job came from an audition on a P2P site. It was listed as a VO for a “Bee” character, that was going to be in a recurring campaign for the Visitor’s Bureau in Butler County, Ohio.
I love bees! In fact, my name “Debbie” comes from the » Continue Reading.
In my experience, Pay to Play (P2P) sites are a great way for voice artists to find new voiceover clients.
If you’re not familiar with the terminology, “pay to play” refers to websites where there are rosters of professional voice talents who pay an annual fee to have the opportunity to peruse and audition for specific jobs, posted by voiceover » Continue Reading.
Lately I’ve been able to do what I truly love: collaborate.
Several clients I hadn’t heard from in a while contacted me with work offers: for ISDN voice over services.
There’s definitely something to be said for Real-Time communication!
I find it difficult most times to read a client’s mind (though I always do my best and I actually think » Continue Reading.
As a professional voice over talent, when time is of the essence, I step into high gear.
Which is why I am going to share a project I did recently with Doug Clark Creative—with whom I’ve worked many times, both on-camera and as a voiceover talent.
Doug Clark Creative was working with a new » Continue Reading.
Instructional videos are an important part of my voiceover services work, so I was happy to hear from this new client who found me via a web search.
We communicated only by email, but the process worked out well.
He needed a voiceover services audio turned around quickly for an e-learning type narration. Since his client was going to conduct » Continue Reading.
I’ve seen this video by Dove about “Real Beauty” a couple of times now. It seems to be making the rounds of social media. Good for Dove. So now, I’m examining the whole thing a little more closely, without the initial impact of the first viewing, and coming up with some additional thoughts and conclusions.
The first time viewer » Continue Reading.