Added by Tom Dheere on January 31, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments
Well........I'm happy to announce that the nail-biting mystery of what the next VU Hot Pick is has finally been resolved!
I'm my last blog post, I said that I got a call from Harlan Hogan saying the my next new Hot Pick selection was going to be a mystery and he only gave me 4 clues!
Norman Lee here...
VU Family...I need your help!
I got a phone call telling me that I would be receiving VU's next Hot Pick, but I don't know what it is. I was told only these four things:
I sometimes wonder how we get caught up so much with trying to 'monetize' everything we do on the web. I think people worry too much about trying to measure effectiveness, and not enough time on simply being effective. Some people are just afraid to get in there and get their nose bloody. How can you be effective if you don't try? Is it fear of failure? I'd wager it has something to do with that. But if you don't fail, how do you learn to pick yourself up, dust yourself off,…Continue
Added by Brad Venable on January 25, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Someone's bound to come through with some sage advice on this one.
I was able to bring home a borrowed Rode NT2A last week to test out. Oh, yeah. I fell in love. Even in my imperfectly-soundproofed room, the mic is a joy to work with. (Most times. I still need a pop filter on the front of it...)
So, I need a processor. My old rig? MXL-1006 directly into a USB soundcard, Adobe 3.0 and the standard Adobe plugins, and a decent HP rig with Win 7. NO…Continue
Added by Rich Strong on January 25, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments
[originally posted 21 January 2011 at www.johnmatthew.com/blog]
My YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnMatthewVO) has received over 6,000 upload views in it’s first year – pretty cool! But a good part of that is thanks to just one spot. About 4 months ago, a YouTube user posted a comment on one of my Toyota commercials, wanting to…
Added by John Matthew on January 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The New LG Audition for voice over actors on the go:
Added by Haylan Studios on January 21, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Gotcha! This blog is totally not about what you were thinking, unless you immediately thought, "STUDIO HEADPHONES...YES!" And if you did, congratulations, you're not a lech. This time.
My friend Erik Sheppard posted a link about new studio headphones by KRK, and so I was inspired. Thanks, bro.
KRK Rokit 5's are the monitors I have in my studio. They're totally great for locking in my voiceover tracks.…Continue
Added by Brad Venable on January 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
How many times have we said the phrase “Ah, it’s good enough” when we knew darn well that is wasn’t? God knows, I have been guilty of that myself. Mediocrity should be illegal in this country. A crime punishable by a slap in the face and a kick in the ass! Okay, I’m kidding. Sort of.
When I first started out in voiceovers, I didn’t have the same principles that I do now.…Continue
Added by Tom Dheere on January 17, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Added by Julie O'Malley on January 13, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments
For Rodney's role as a "Homeless Golden Voice" singer, he nabs an NAACP image award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a daytime drama series on Bold and the Beautiful.
He also the voice of the Twix commercials, "Need a moment? Chew it over with Twix."
I have heard so much negativity from disgruntled voice actors, radio dj's, and voiceover artists about Ted Williams getting his big break. I have been experiencing that on a somewhat smaller scale ever since I became a professional. Why can't we be proud of our work? I don't post how much money I make from booking a session and yet I book two or three sessions in one month and post that it's a slow start but I'm thankful for it, and then get told by voiceover veterans, "slow?!? two or three…Continue
As a Voice Actor, Voice Acting Coach and Ohioan, it warms my heart to learn about the rise of Ted Williams, not just as a voice artist, but as an emerging, proud and productive member of society.
It's obvious that his heart is in the right place and that he wants to do his best. I hope that this experience will eventually inspire him to make a greater contribution to…Continue
Added by Jean Zarzour - LIPSCHTICK! on January 11, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments
Added by Tom Dheere on January 10, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments
[Originally posted 7 January 2011 at johnmatthew.com/blog]
Voice actress Melissa Lawson (http://melissalawsonvo.com/) asks: “… what is your take on building relationships as a VO talent? Do you cultivate relationships that keep you getting hired back by the same orgs?”
Great question, Melissa. The business of client relationships, and…Continue
I just thought I'd post this up, because every day I see job's slipping through the cracks! The easiest way for a voiceover to increase their chances of reeling in a gig, is to pick up the phone. Often clients leave an email address and a phone number when they put an enquiry in. Most VO's choose to reply via email, because it's easier and saves any awkward actual human contact. But actually, picking up the phone is way more effective. You have an instant human connection, and you're…Continue