February 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Another Legend has passed form this world to the next

(CNN) -- Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing "the rest of the story" with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.

Paul Harvey received the Medal of Freedom from President Bush in 2005.

He was 90.

Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he kept a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for the networks. He was surrounded by family members when he died, Adams… Continue

Added by S. Michael Leier on February 28, 2009 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

New Member of the VU Family cut and paste the link and George & Amy will introduce you to Ella


Added by John Taylor on February 27, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

New Cartoon with VU family members John "Boris" Taylor and Stephanie "Bride of Frankestein" Riggio singing backups

Hey y'all! I got to do a fun update on The Monster Mash with my VO bud Stephanie Riggio at the fabulous JohntaylorZone Studio High Atop JohnTaylorZone Tower in Hollywood....Ok, it was recorded in my whisper room.

Click and view here http://www.markfiore.com/zombie_bank_0

And if ya feel like it.....leave a comment

This one gets played on the San Francisco Chronicle homepage and numerous other online news outlets around the country. Gettin' to do fun satirical stuff like this with… Continue

Added by John Taylor on February 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Branding yourself in 2 minutes flat

This is really a blast you've got to try it...it might save you some money...comments are welcome

Added by Bryan Cox on February 27, 2009 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

My new website is now live! :)

It's finally the way I want it to be (and looking at the cakes on it always makes me hungry :D).

Have a look at the new site when you get a chance and let me know what you think, hmm?

Thanks, guys. :)

Added by Jodi Krangle on February 26, 2009 at 1:18am — 4 Comments

Network, Network, Network

Ok, we all know that the economy is terrible and pointing fingers at that guy or the other guy doesn't do anything to help right? So how do we improve our own personal economy in this market?

Network. Don't fear it, do it. If people don't know what you're all about, then they won't think of you for the gig. I carry my demo with me everywhere, and there's a couple spares in the car.

I run into someone downtown, "Hey how ya doing?"

"Great! I'm back acting again and doing… Continue

Added by Monk on February 24, 2009 at 5:17pm — 3 Comments

VO, FILM and ACTORS in the NYC area

This looks like a cool place to network. Cheers...Bryan Cox

I just found this link http://www.theshowbizexpo.com

Registration is now open for the highly anticipated...


"The Largest Event for the Entertainment Industry"

Sunday March 29, 2009 10 AM - 6 PM

Hilton, New York City



Added by Bryan Cox on February 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


Someone once asked me, “How many voices can you do?” and the truth is…I’ve never counted. I just do them. So here is me…doing them:

*This sample is all about the singing. I do all the singing on these and some of the reading vocals, too.

*And this sample is me being normal. Okay, if you know me, you know that joke.

Added by Michael Stuart on February 24, 2009 at 8:59am — No Comments

Academy Awards 09 ..... PLEASE READ AND RESPOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am shocked and beyond disappointed as the Academy FAILED to mention Don Lafontaine's name last night as part of a group of legends who passed in 08. Don SHOULD OF been a part of the tribute. I have called and emailed the academy regarding this error and I would encourage ALL OF YOU to follow suit. PLEASE send an email to :


I spoke to Sid Gaines (President of the Academy) assistant who assured me that ALL emails will be forwarded to his blackberry… Continue

Added by David Marc on February 23, 2009 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments


Many of you know that 90% of success in life comes from just showing up. After auditioning for an indie film role last week, I got a call this weekend from the writer/director asking me to take the lead role of Nick in the film SUBPRIME. It is certainly timely, as I play a burned-out supersalesman who manages a predatory mortgage house. SUBPRIME chronicles the ugly deceptions and moral ambivalence that the housing bubble and government sponsored greed perpetuated. Principle shooting begins next… Continue

Added by Pat McCall on February 23, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

The Oscars

Does anyone know if they acknowledged Don LaFontaine during the Academy Awards? I'm skimming through it on my DVR, and there was no mention of him during the tribute to the people who passed away last year. I'll be more than a little PO'd if the voice of countless movie trailers didn't get his due.

Added by Jon Thomas on February 23, 2009 at 1:23am — 4 Comments

I have an agent!

Here is some good news and bad news that’s happen to me in the past few weeks.

First, on Thursday Feb. 5, I was let go from my radio job of 3 ½ years. I started at WKKI in Dec. 2005 doing mornings and then moved to middays (10am – 2pm). I was shocked to hear the owner fire me. This recession is hitting everyone. I’m sure it was due in part because I was the last one getting paid salary. Everybody else on the air was getting paid a cheep hourly rate.

Anyway…on Tuesday Feb.… Continue

Added by Frank James Bailey on February 21, 2009 at 11:29pm — 4 Comments

How to get started

I am trying to break into voice acting. I am signed up on Voices.com and Voice123. I keep auditioning but I never get hired. What do I need to do to stand out from the rest?

Added by Steve on February 18, 2009 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Most Small Businesses Fail Because They Give Up Too Soon (From an SBA study!)

Most small businesses fail because they give up too soon, found a study by the American Small Business Assoc. But I'll add to that finding and I am writing an article about this subject too. I'll let you know where it ends up being published online when it's finished. As a voice coach and longtime voiceover pro (studio singer too) who has been through hard times and good, who started out in this nutty business with a four month old baby and no husband, no money, no job, who moved to a new city… Continue

Added by Bettye Zoller on February 16, 2009 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

What are the benefits of going Union or Not?

Being new in the Voice Over world has been full of learning things that I love to do all day. There are a couple important answers to which I'm seeking your advice.

What are the benefits of becoming Union or staying non Union?



Added by Matthew Henriksen on February 16, 2009 at 1:10pm — No Comments

This time, the time is right.

This is my second foray into the VO world, back in the early 90's I trained with Steve Harris and his class "The Art of Voice" in Manhattan. The classes were great and I learned a lot. I was working as an on-air personality at WBBS/WSBS and part of the Berkshire Broadcasting news team, the VO classes really improved my delivery and connection with the audience.

I asked Steve, "So, I have a demo, now what?" and he said that I had to be in NYC in order to make it work.

Oh… Continue

Added by Monk on February 16, 2009 at 9:07am — No Comments

A Valentine's Day Podcast.

Happy Valentine's Day all!
I just wanted to stop by with a "too cute" short story that I narrated for Valentine's Day with some help from Chip Joel.

"Two Lips for Valentine's Day"

or the direct download location is here:
Right-click here
I had a lot of fun reading this, I hope you all enjoy it! :)

Added by LindZ on February 14, 2009 at 1:10pm — 4 Comments

Accents, accents, accents, and more accents. How to get rid of one?

Hi everyone I am a proud Latina who was born in this beautiful country. I have the blessing of being bi-lingual as I stated before I was born in the us but was raised in Mexico. I have a very neutral Latin American Accent. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I can do a lot of accents in Spanish. However English is a hole lot of new issue for me. So I moved to Mexico when I was 3 years old. I only spoke Spanish at the time and some word in English from cartoons I sure. I came back to the United… Continue

Added by Jessica Trinidad on February 11, 2009 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Recording & Editing Software: How Complex? Beginners, Keep It Simple

Dan Lenard and I produced our first Podcast together.

Check out the story and the cast on VoiceoverXtra.com

We discuss the pro's and con's of using Pro Tools in a typical voice over artist's studios, and alternatives that can make your life so much easier when it comes to banging out recordings rapidly and posting MP3's as painlessly as possible.

There will be more to come as we plan to make this a regular… Continue

Added by George Whittam on February 10, 2009 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

Audiology Productions launches Automotive Advertising Solution

Clients Rev up Their Radio… and reap the rewards.

Audiology Productions is pleased to announce the launch of a new automotive advertising solution. CarSpots.ca is a freelance automotive production house specializing in radio creative for the auto industry. Auto Dealers always want something different. They want something their competition doesn’t have. CarSpots.ca is that something, offering a multi award-winning creative team, out of this world… Continue

Added by Audiology Productions on February 9, 2009 at 7:39pm — No Comments

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