Recently in Debbie’s Voice
Call it a phone patch or just a nifty add-on feature of my Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) connection… I call it a lifesaver, which again came to the rescue just the other day to help identify and deliver the exact type of voice-over recording my client wanted. But let’s back up and explain things a bit.
What Is a » Continue Reading.
This is Part 2 of the article, “Some Observations on the Ever Changing Landscape of Voice-Over Acting.” It will make more sense if you read Part 1 first.
Just Because It’s Easier to Start… Doesn’t Make it Easy to Succeed
Here’s the truth: If I was trying to start my voice-over acting business today, I honestly don’t know » Continue Reading.
The voice over acting business is going through something similar to what the music business has been grappling with in recent years.
Voice Over Agents (like record labels) are getting squeezed out more and more as the voice over actors (like music recording artists) find ways to go directly to their clients (consumers) via new forms of technology, especially the » Continue Reading.
This article is part of a series of articles exploring various aspects of what is involved in getting paid well as a working female voice-over talent in today’s highly competitive voice over industry. You may want to also read the first article in this series, Getting Paid by Voice-Over Clients – An Overview of What Matters Most, and look » Continue Reading.
Despite spending much of my work day seemingly cloistered from the world in my studio, I still find myself keeping up with some of the latest trends. That’s especially true when I land voice over acting jobs for new computer technologies and anything that involves rolling out, as long as the “rolling out” comes with audio.
One of those recent » Continue Reading.
Like it or not, we live in a whirlwind world where we’re expected to deliver so much more in a very compacted period of time. This means loads of pressure on all fronts and in every profession. And the voice over acting industry is certainly no exception.
At some point in the last several months, Facebook business pages changed their terminology, so that instead of having “fans,” my female voiceover services page now has “followers.” Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer the term “fans!” The word not only seems germane to the business of being a professional voice artist, but it also » Continue Reading.
As a mother, wife, homeowner, engaged theater community member, and, oh yes, a busy professional female voice actor, I find myself nodding in agreement at Paul Strikwerda’s November post on “overdoing.”
Each day, it seems we’re confronted with an increasing number of things to do, processes to manage, opportunities to pursue. At this point » Continue Reading.
When I begin a voice acting job, the questions I ask myself aren’t too different from those I would ask if I were starting a role for film or stage: who am I, what am I trying to get across, and who am I talking to?
As a voice actor however, I cannot use my eyes, my body, or my » Continue Reading.
The very funny writer/entertainer Amy Sedaris writes in one of her tongue-in-cheek books, “I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”
In the case of voice actors, we often find ourselves professionally obligated to be alone for hours » Continue Reading.