Beau Weaver answers questions about the voices that are used to narrate trailers for feature films and thier television campaigns

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Comment by Lyle Scott Schnebly on September 9, 2008 at 10:27am
Hi Beau, Blessings and Peace as you celebrate Papa Don today...

I look forward to meeting all of you someday.

Comment by B.Z. on September 2, 2008 at 3:36pm
One moment for the king of subject of this group...

One man...that has touched all of us...with his talent, generosity and voice...has joined...THE ONE he has provided a voice for here on earth! Don!

This one's for you big chief. Rest In Peace.
Comment by David Marc on September 1, 2008 at 11:20pm

Hey! How's life in the most beautiful part of California ... Ojai?

I'm thrilled you have started this group ... I realize that this is a very small "niche" group of individuals ... the trailer guys that is! In studying with Maurice Tobias, she tells me that 40 people or so on the planet are making a living in the world of trailers ... I'm thinking, Why Not Me!!! With my drive and passion, IT WILL HAPPEN ....

My signature is more of the Disney, romantic comedy, family stuff, so I'm going to stick with what fits best. Besides your fantastic advise from The Spoken Word, any advise for me? I'm with a great agent and I'm also a very good marketer ... of myself. Coming from a background in movie marketing here in L.A. for the past twenty years, I plan to utilize the contacts and relationships I've made during that time in my career ... would love for you to give my trailer demo a listen on voice bank ...

Thanks and have a great week!

David Marc
Comment by Eddie Eagle on August 27, 2008 at 12:14am
Hey Beau,
Someone on another board posted your free ringtone. What a riot that tone is.
Comment by S. Michael Leier on August 19, 2008 at 8:00am
Hello All,

My forray into the movie trailer spectrum has mainly been in small budget independant productions. HA HA...I've become a big hit with the hopeful up and coming directors in film schools around the world. The only problem has been that film school students don't have a budget for their trailer VO. Soooo, I give it away a lot to those guys. Who knows maybe one will be the next

I like helping those guys, and you'll never find a more appreciative audience for your work. I am often amazed at the quality of their productions and the imagitive way they do what they do with little to no money.

Anyway, great to be here and hope to be a regular participant in future discussions.

Talk Soon,
Comment by Eddie Eagle on August 6, 2008 at 1:54pm
What a great thread so far. I love lurking. you all Rock! I've been lucky enough to do some DVD trailers and sizzle reels through my contacts in home entertainment and auditions from producers by word of mouth. If you can start doing scratch tracks for the trailer houses you have your 1st toe in the door. Even that is tough because they won't listen to just anyone's demo. It doesn't hurt to know someone and also be good at what you do.
Comment by Beau Weaver on August 4, 2008 at 7:40pm
Randy, you will be forgiven for the lapse in memory; it was a long time ago....but I was on KNUS, the Gordon McLendon AOR/Top 40 Hybrid, when you were at the 'Zew. We met at a couple of Record Company things....and I was hopelessly smitten. Sigh.... All those years ago. And, DC: Yes, I worked for Bill Drake in the seventies....the proudest entries on my resume are the RKO stations, KHJ and KFRC. To All: Letting you know how narrow are the opportunities in the trailer niche will deter some of you from trying, and will inspire others to be relentless, and continue to hone their craft, until "LUCK" happens. Luck is, of course, the intersection of preparation and opportunity. You can control one, and not the other. So, keep working! SIDEBAR: I was not particularly interested in animation work.....that is, until Michael Bell told me I probably would not be able to make the transition. Oh really? So, you think I CAN'T do this? Hmmm. Now I'm starting to get really interested. So, I worked at it for about 18 months.....even took Michael's classes......and eventually did lead roles in several great cartoon series, including Superman and Fantastic Four. I share with you guys the realities of the trailer business not to discourage you....just to arm you with the truth. What you do with it is a measure of your character as much as of your talent. Dude. I know guys with tons more talent that I have...........and they work at Footlocker. Word up.

Comment by Martin Victor on July 29, 2008 at 3:37pm
Hi Beau, glad to be here. Just went through my first earthquake tremor about an hour ago here in Studio City, so I'm wide awake and ready for ANYTHING now!
Comment by Matthew Hobley on July 27, 2008 at 2:51pm
Kzew had all the big voices at one time. John B. Wells and Randy Johnson, can make your teeth rattle, Beau Weaver is no soprano either. what did they put in the water?
Comment by Randy Thomas on July 25, 2008 at 4:42pm
yes Beau may have worked for Bill Drake, but most importantly Beau worked with ME. Back in 1975 we were on a little radio station in Dallas called KZEW The Zoo. We were just kids.
Beau, remember those salad days?

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