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If you’ve ever felt “over your head” in a VO session while trying to direct voice over talent, OR if you’ve been underwhelmed with the final recording from your selected talent, even though you thought you gave them proper direction, here are a few easy things you can do before you get into the session that will help to » Continue Reading.
Raise your hand if you ever turned off the radio, TV or Internet video just because you didn’t like the sound of the person speaking? Most of us probably have, proving that the voice-over read of any given project can make or break that project’s success.
A high-quality voice track is a key part of the communication of the » Continue Reading.
Remember Winky? Winky was just one of many different cute, pencil-drawn animals that my generation may fondly recall appearing in a series of ads in the back of magazines. The ads promised something like:
“If you can draw this, you may » Continue Reading.
I went to a little awards presentation at the local VFW for my daughter’s school last Thursday night. Middle schoolers were asked to write a short essay on why our armed forces are important. My daughter is a truly outstanding writer, but she didn’t win the contest.
In fact, she didn’t even place.
This was quite upsetting to her, » Continue Reading.
My goal from the very beginning of my acting career was to be a successful working actor. I had the dream that I could make my living as an actor for my entire life, despite the discouraging statistics around job outlook and wage projections for working actors.
In the “old days” before the » Continue Reading.
The battle of the sexes definitely rolls over into the voice-over arena these days. Actually, there’s not really a battle going on, but rather a very good question:
Is it better for your company or client to hire male or female voice-over talent?
Like most things in life, there is no cut-and-dried, right or wrong answer. But my experience » Continue Reading.
Fear is one sneaky little critter, and it can be a pretty crafty foe when it comes to stopping us from doing all kinds of things…
Like asking for what we want.
I’m not talking about asking for what we want by slamming down our fist with a ridiculous demand. I’m referring to polite and non-threatening requests that can » Continue Reading.
Let’s say you’re looking to buy a new book, pair of shoes or computer, or even scoping out hotels near your upcoming vacation destination. If one of the first things you do is check out online reviews, you’re certainly in good company.
Nearly 80 percent of Americans have taken to reading reviews before purchasing any type of product » Continue Reading.
I found this article by James Clear to be very insightful and thought-provoking. It is relevant for voice artists and anyone who “creates” for a living, which includes a lot of people beyond our typical definition of what an artist is. He opens with a story about a very famous choreographer named Agnes » Continue Reading.
It never really gets old. As a voice over professional, when you hear your voice on a commercial spot, or a promo, or some animated project on TV or radio, it is always a bit of a treat.
It’s not quite like being a pop star and hearing your song played on the radio, but it’s still pretty cool.
These » Continue Reading.