May 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Evolution of a Voice-over

I recorded a short podcast that takes you through a single script, three different ways. I hope you find it entertaining and… Continue

Added by Dan Roberts on May 27, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Realizing your potential

Have you ever doubted yourself? It’s not that you suffer from depression or low self esteem; it’s when you just don’t know what to think…you’re at the point where you just don’t know what to do! I have been there, and you know what…it helps me to go through that now and then to reset. A good old fashioned reality check sometimes is in order.



In business you’re in control of your destiny, I believe that; and hope you do as well. If you are going to realize your full potential in… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on May 24, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 5/24/10

Hello and welcome back! Not that you went anywhere, but it's nice to have you nonetheless.



Life is FINALLY getting back to normal for me! I finished recording the audio books for Infinivox and the science tutorials for Sumanas, which actually turned out to be a companion for a textbook so it's sort of an audio book, too. Now I can get back on track. But first, an announcement!



Remember a few months ago when I said I did a video game but I couldn't talk about it? Well, now… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on May 24, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

Download Free Voiceover eBook "The Modern Voiceoverist's Guide to the Online Universe & Other Stories"



Goodmorning folks,



It’s a special day today because that project I was working on very recently just got finished.



What is it you might ask?



An 80 page FREE eBook authored by yours truly Mahmoud Taji entitled:



The Modern Voiceoverist’s Guide to the Online Universe & Other Stories.



The book is completely interactive so that any URL in it is clickable and will take you to any website… Continue

Added by Mahmoud Taji on May 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

We lose Voiceover actress & Coach, Cynthia Songe.



Voiceover actress Cynthia Songe dies

Credits included 'Stuart Little,' 'Clifford'





Voiceover Universe is sad to report the untimely passing of Voice Actor / Coach, Cynthia Songe. "Cyn" was a member of the VU family, and is responsible for inviting hundreds to network with the best of the… Continue

Added by Voiceover Universe on May 23, 2010 at 4:30pm — 18 Comments

When Voice Recognition Goes Wrong ...

Ok. This just had me killing myself laughing.

The dangers of outsourcing... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iNtOWLS7aY

Something to keep in mind for us North American voice over folks - lest we want some Scottish dudes tracking us down via our voices and getting arrested for doing us bodily harm. :D

Added by Jodi Krangle on May 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

New

I have no idea if anyone is reading this or not, but I thought I might as well start out by writing a blog entry. I'm new to this site and I'm very excited about it! I have been wanting to be a voice actor for YEARS. I'm currently a senior in college with a PR major and theatre minor. My ultimate goal is to do commercials, cartoons (anime specifically) and video games. That would be my DREAM come true. I think I should also think of a name for myself...as my last name is kind of difficult for… Continue

Added by Sarah Kotila on May 18, 2010 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

GKN Weekly Update 5/17/10

Hey there, all you TV fans!



Once again I have a busy day so I don't have much time. I have an audition in NYC for...actually I don't know! I'll find out when I get there. Then I have another animated science tutorial script to record (eight down, two to go!). Sorry if I haven't been able to give the GKN the time and effort it deserves lately, but I have a feeling things will settle down after this week.



TIP OF THE WEEK: Business is booming right now, which means more loot!… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on May 17, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Voice 2010 Conference

Hi George:

Would you please give me a brief heads up of what your technology of VO wil be about?

Thanks
Judy

Added by Judy Goldberg on May 16, 2010 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

Tips For Becoming Self-Employed Part II

So a couple of weeks have passed since I posted part one of this article which is:



Tips for Becoming Self-Employed & Staying That Way. but the fact remains that this is a pretty big subject and allot of good can be distilled from the Internet-Collective of thinkers and those-who-have-taken-that-path before us.



I'll start where we left off last time which is leaving the house at least… Continue

Added by Mahmoud Taji on May 16, 2010 at 3:44am — No Comments

A Rob Paulsen/Maurice LaMarche Primer

Rob 'Pinky' Paulsen and Maurice 'the Brain' LaMarche are providing some of the entertainment at the upcoming Voice 2010 Celebrity Banquet. I've put together a crash-course on their remarkable careers in animation. Visit my blog to read the story and watch some fun videos.



Enjoy!



Dan…



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Added by Dan Roberts on May 14, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

The Newest VO Email SCAM - Please Read and BEWARE !!!

I received an email today, and once this is posted I suspect many more will have also. Since this is completely unsolicited AND the email is generic, not specific with my name, I deduce this to be a scam, just as each of the others in the same verbiage have been. Stay away, don't answer any email that looks like this:



Header: 30 Second VO TV Commerical



(Notice the generic intro.......) Attention:



I am trying to reach this talent concerning a…
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Added by Barry Trussell on May 10, 2010 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

AIRS LATINO IS ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Six months ago I started working as a volunteer voice-talent and producer for AIRS-LATINO, the Spanish version of AIRS-LA, an organization for which many voice-over artists record information otherwise not available to the visually impaired.



Last week, I was appointed Director of Programming for AIRS-LATINO, a position that is certainly challenging. A position that entails much more responsibilty, work and above all...SATISFACTION! Yes, SATISFACTION! Why? Because AIRS-LATINO is going… Continue

Added by Pablo Hernandez-Pagan on May 10, 2010 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

Allen Swift at work on Mighty Mouse, Underdog and Howdy Doody

I found out about Allen Swift's passing when I got Zurek's e-mail announcement. I put together a few clips of Mr. Swift's work, which you can find here.

Enjoy.

Dan

Added by Dan Roberts on May 10, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Caring For Your Voice

I talk a lot. It’s how I earn money. No voice, no money. So over the years, I’ve learned quite a bit about vocal health and the importance of caring for my voice. Here are some tips that have served me well:



Warm up your voice and your body before you practice, audition, or record. These warm ups may include humming, tongue twisters, yawning, stretching, singing, jumping up and down, etc. Do what works for you. Your vocal chords are muscles that need to stretch and warm up before a… Continue

Added by Terry Daniel on May 10, 2010 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

GKN Weekly Update 5/10/10

And good morning to you on this crisp, Spring day!



I have to make this an uber-quickie one. Today I go to Panetta Studios to narrate the sci-fi audio book "Mongoose" by Ian Creasey. Then I go to Full House Productions in NYC to narrate some Cambridge ESL tests. Then I go back to Panetta Studios to narrate "Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance" by John Kessel. Then I'm taking my best friend Carly out to dinner for a small going-away celebration, since she is moving to Vermont.… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on May 10, 2010 at 9:27am — No Comments

Slick Tricks when you're Sick?

Hey everybody,

I'm sure everyone has run into this at some point or another...

I have a gig tomorrow morning and woke up with a voice changing cold today.

What remedies do you have to get though the gig and play through the pain without the producer going... "Thanks but, you should go home."

Please post your recommendations. I've got 15 hours til gig.

Thanks!


Kiff

Added by Kiff VandenHeuvel on May 9, 2010 at 6:25pm — 6 Comments

IndiePix has 'The Crooked eye'

My latest film short can now be seen online at IndiePix! Read more about it here: IndiePix has 'The Crooked eye'

Added by D.C. Douglas on May 8, 2010 at 4:16am — No Comments

What's Your Motivation?

Happy Friday...and welcome to another episode of [cue music] "my vo world" lol...sounds like some sort of soap opera...lol who watches those anymore anyway? Well today I reflect on this week's progress.



Progress



Did you know that "Reflection" should be taken as serious and as important as progress [as in work & goal setting]? This week's journey was filled with many promising opportunities. Thanks to my new relationship...oohh that sounds so… Continue

Added by Denise Nelson on May 7, 2010 at 6:20pm — 5 Comments

Website now live - seeking feedback comments

My professional website is now (finally) live! I'd love feedback on it - as it's still a work in progress.

Please visit www.writenoise.com.au and let me know what you think of the layout, the look, the demos.

Thanks! Virginia :-)

Added by Virginia Muzik on May 6, 2010 at 7:41pm — No Comments

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