April 2010 Blog Posts (29)

Thanks !!

Thank you everybody for your wonderful wishes on my Bday ! I had a great time in Punta Cana !

Added by Karina Ciprian on April 29, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

A lot like you. A little different.

If you live outside of Washington State, you’ve probably never heard these terrific ads for Pemco Insurance. They are well-written, spot-on caricatures of Northwest residents. “We’re a lot like you,” they claim, “a little different.”

The award-winning ads have been running for about 3 years now, introducing new characters with frequency, so that the audience doesn't burn out on the commercials. This is why it’s a great campaign. It has LEGS.

To see/hear the spots visit my… Continue

Added by Dan Roberts on April 29, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

by Kate McClanaghan, www.voiceoverinfo.com

Here’s a little snack food for thought that you may not know about…

matching—The term used when you are trying to recreate the timbre, emotion, inflection, phrasing, volume and/or tempo of a delivery to make a change to the read or to correct a minor error in the initial read.

Also, if at a session the client preferred a specific take and simply wants… Continue

Added by Sound Advice on April 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

GKN Weekly Update 4/26/10

And hello to you on this rainy morning!

This past week involved a lot of "homework", so to speak. I did a ton of home recordings for a series of animated science tutorials as well as a sci-fi audio book. Dems had lots o' big words! Notable terms included Noosphere, denitrifying, and abiotic. As I write this, I'm noticing that they all have that red squiggly line under each of them signifying, that even the spellchecker doesn't recognize them. It was a pleasurable challenge to define… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on April 26, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Are you Shure?

The world’s leading manufacturer of microphones just turned 85. Happy Birthday Shure!

Added by Kevin Readdean on April 26, 2010 at 12:28am — No Comments

If The Mic Isn’t Rockin, Start Walkin!

When the mic is rockin’, don’t bother knockin’! Okay, so what do you do if it’s just not rockin’ and you’re having a tough time getting it to come out right? Instead of getting frustrated and stressed out, take a break and come back to it.

That’s right! Go for a walk, turn up some music, make yourself a cup of green tea or take a power nap. Fifteen minutes can do wonders! While excessive napping doesn’t pay too well, either does excessive stress. My personal favorite? I go out and… Continue

Added by Terry Daniel on April 25, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

VOICE 2010: What are you looking forward to?

I'm really looking forward to the conference! In fact, I've already added specific classes to my Outlook/Blackberry calendar. You can see the list here:

Added by Dan Roberts on April 25, 2010 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Going to Voice 2010?

Hey everyone!

Who's going to Voice 2010? I'm getting excited to see many of you that I have not seen for a long time. Let me know if you're going and we'll be sure to hook up for a brew! :-)

Added by Terry Daniel on April 23, 2010 at 2:19pm — 9 Comments

Show me the money

Jerry McGuire’s line “Show me the money” has been my motto and business principle. I just think if you are good, you shouldn’t have to lower your price! Sure there’s plenty who will; and cheapen their worth in my opinion. Your reputation in how low you can go will travel to fast. If this is your bread and butter so to speak, let them know you have mouths to feed!

I don’t feel bad asking what I feel I’m worth, and you shouldn’t either. Have you ever paid for something… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on April 22, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

RADIO: 4/22/2010 Earth Day with "Green T" on Full Power Living radio show 10AM - Live from the NOKIA Theater!!

RADIO: 4/22/2010 Earth Day with "Green T" on Full Power Living radio show 10AM - Live from the NOKIA Theater!!

During the James Cameron AVATAR Eco Warrior Training. Full Power Living show today, when GreenT TV host Tamara Henry appears on Internet radio at www.EmotionalPro.com

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/note.php?note_id=416051642473&id=562863158&ref=mf… Continue

Added by Tamara Henry on April 22, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

Voice 2010

VOICE 2010

Are we excited yet? Heck Yeah! And Kristine Oller wrote a fantastic piece about organization when it comes to conferences/events that Bob Souer had put up on his blog which you can find in The Voiceover BobLog on VU - How to get the most from an event. Thank you both! I know it might be early to talk about stuff to do after conference, but this that I have to add is a good thing to keep in mind while taking notes during conference. Make a note of the top 3 things you want… Continue

Added by Diane Merritt on April 22, 2010 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Tips For Becoming Self-Employed & Staying That Way

I've always been one to set goals for myself. When I was younger it was all about becoming a musician my list kind of looked like this:

  1. find a good band and get into it
  2. get some good songs written
  3. play your first gig
  4. play to a massive crowed
  5. get on the radio
  6. get groupies
  7. get on tv
  8. get signed
I was able to achieve all those different goals except the last… Continue

Added by Mahmoud Taji on April 21, 2010 at 7:06am — 2 Comments

Podcast: Penny Abshire

In this podcast interview, Penny Abshire talks about how she discovered voiceover, and her partnership with James Alburger. In addition we discuss her role as an ambassador for thinking positive, background to VOICE 2010, and the importance of receiving encouragement as a child… you’ll enjoy this.

To hear the full interview, and view the transcript, please visit… Continue

Added by Andy Boyns on April 20, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 4/19/10

Good morning, my little chickadees!

I'm blogging a bit earlier than usual today. I have three animated science tutorial scripts to

record today and I have to create pronunciation guides for three

science-fiction audio stories I'm narrating. Them sci-fi authors likes

to use big ole' words!

I want to say hello to fellow GKN member Nicola Barber. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person last week and she was a delight!… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on April 19, 2010 at 9:37am — No Comments

New VO Website Up and Running!

My brand new voiceover website just went up on the server Sunday afternoon. I'm anxious to see what my fellow professionals think of the new site.

All replies are appreciated.

Thanks-in advance: www.garybegin.com

Gary Begin Voice Talent


Added by Gary Begin on April 18, 2010 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Today was a good day!


Added by Denise Nelson on April 16, 2010 at 12:23pm — 3 Comments

Welcome To: "my vo world"

Happy Tuesday……


Added by Denise Nelson on April 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

GKN Weekly Update 4/12/10

Good morning! Forgive the banality but I couldn't come up with a fake

holiday this time around.

Let's start with a quick word about last week's post. Remember that logo I showed you guys? Well, I can't

use it. Fellow GKN member Rob Sciglimpaglia, who is also a lawyer, said

it's too similar to the John Deere logo. Bummer! I was really excited

about using it. Thanks for the heads up, Rob!

For the past year or so, I've been trying to write less about my… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on April 12, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

Brand Image without spending LOTS of money??

Hey Kids!

I have just finished recording my demo (which I will receive in about 2 weeks). Does anyone have any suggestions about where I can create my brand image at a reasonable price? I have been given a few suggestions but it seems that everyone quotes me at around $1500 and up. I've already taken an image class (which was VERY COOL) so I have a really good idea of my brand however I'm looking for an inexpensive way to make it come alive.



Added by Denise Tapscott on April 11, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

At the speed of sound

“Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.” McQueen, Cars (2006)

Have I just landed my first role as a character voice in a major animated feature film? “Yes!”, would be a great answer, but alas to do that I would at least have had to auditioned… Continue

Added by Andy Boyns on April 11, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

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