July 2009 Blog Posts (40)

Live Video VO Chat - Saturday 8/1, 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)

I'll be hosting a live Video Voiceover Chat on Saturday (8/1) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern).



I'll expand on some of the ideas I discuss in my podcast, "The Business of Voiceover."



In that podcast, I say that the artists who succeed on a high level are the ones who see themselves as independent business professionals. I'll share some new thoughts on this topic, and answer your questions about growing your… Continue

Added by Kevin Delaney on July 31, 2009 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Tribute Article for Dallas McKennon

I've added four photos to my tribute article to voice actor Dal McKennon, originally published July 15th:

http://voiceactors.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/in-passing-dallas-mckennon/

Added by Craig Crumpton on July 31, 2009 at 4:42pm — No Comments

JAY JOHNSON MENTIONED ON VOICES.COM TESTIMONIAL BLOG POST

Just got this letter from a gal at VOICES.COM and I thought you might like to see how clients are showing their appreciation for voice talent on the web... enjoy!

Added by JT Johnson on July 30, 2009 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

With summer here, and the "Monster Truck" shows everywhere, I got to thinking..

What would happen if Funeral Homes advertised the same way? I am thinking it would be something like this: MonsterFuneral.mp3

Added by Eric Morgan on July 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

"Art of the Audition" 3-Week Online Course — Sundays in August



I'll be hosting an online edition of my "Art of the Audition" voiceover workshop on Sundays, August 9-23, from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.



This is a course that I've given at studios in Los Angeles, always with spectacular results.



I've adapted the course for the Web, so now anyone, anywhere in the world can attend!



We'll delve into the experience of auditioning for commercial and character VO. I'll… Continue

Added by Kevin Delaney on July 29, 2009 at 3:28am — No Comments

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to Tokyo.

To promote, of all things, golf reservation system software.

8K, all expenses included, for 2 weeks, in downtown Tokyo, Japan.

And it's even in English, but I wouldn't know much about that, since I live in Texas.

It's a wild world, and one never knows what to expect in this crazy business.

Hope you are all well.

Barry

Added by Barry Moore-Barry@TenorTime.com on July 29, 2009 at 1:52am — 2 Comments

Broadcast on Stickam

I can't brodcast video through Stickam using my MAC but I do using my PC. Could you someone help me? Thanks....Carlos

Added by Carlos Estanga on July 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I LIIIIIIIIVE! I think? *pokes self* Yeah, I guess I am.

Sorry for the long silence, and thanks to those who reminded me I should log back in and actually check my stuff. Thanks to everyone also who left me comments about the podcast. You know, we lost our engineer a while back; a great guy who did great work and unfortunately decided that the industry wasn't supporting his family. Considering I actually pay out of pocket all the engineering, recording and other production costs of the podcast out of pocket, I've not been able to go out and find… Continue

Added by Avi Melman on July 28, 2009 at 3:21am — No Comments

Children's Demo Session

Here's a clip of my niece, Katie rockin' the mic during her voice over demo session! Just click on the image and it will take you to the video. :)



Added by Terry Daniel on July 27, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

House Hunting in Los Angeles

Seeking large, bright, airy house with 2-car garage for rent in quiet neighborhood. I have a cat (lazy) and a 6' grand piano that needs extra living room space. LOVE older houses and Craftsman-type houses, so if yours was built in the 1920's you have my attention!



Need 2 or more bedrooms -- mostly because anything smaller won't fit the piano and I need one room for a home office. I prefer hardwood floors. Seriously hoping for central air-conditioning (I've had window units for years… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on July 25, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

KDUX Web Radio Interview on VO - Part One

I had the honor of being interviewed by Charlie Vann of KDUX Web Radio, a station that's part of Richland College in Dallas, Texas. We talked about all things voiceover-related.



To listen to Part 1, in which I talk about how I got my start in VO, how I prepare for a role, and some of the special challenges of VO, click the player below.…



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Added by Kevin Delaney on July 24, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Here we go again ...

Well, as with most voice actors, I'm constantly attempting to improve my demos. There were two spots in my commercial demo I wasn't *entirely* pleased with ... and today, Dave DeAndrea (Thanks, Dave!) helped me update things so that those two spots are gone, and a couple of spots I'm much happier with, are in their place. The cool thing about it is that the two I've added are actual jobs. :) One was for 1800hotels.com , and the other was for a service offering from North State Communications in… Continue

Added by Jodi Krangle on July 23, 2009 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

You will REALLY enjoy the Marla Kirban Voice Wars Competition!

Even though this looks like an excuse for me to brag (placed thrid last week) The M.K.V.W competition is exactly what this industry needs. Professional fun for all and brand building to boot.
That is all.
-J

Added by Jacob Keebler on July 23, 2009 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Wow. #2, but still a winner :)

This was very cool news to receive yesterday ...



Hello Jodi,

We are proud to announce that you are the SECOND PLACE WINNER for MARLA KIRBAN'S VOICEOVER SHUFFLE COMPETITION from Voice Wars on Voiceover Universe in the Promo Category!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!




Particularly nifty (yeah, I know. Who uses that word anymore? ) because I was the only female in the top three. I'm really looking forward to the consultation with Marla. I think that'll be especially… Continue

Added by Jodi Krangle on July 21, 2009 at 1:13pm — 6 Comments

The Awful Presence

Well, today, I cried.



Not over any silly loss of a commercial or narrative.



Today, I cried over something much more than that.



My step-dad, who is 93, was diagnosed with liver and pancreatic cancer. Doomsday.



My original father was an asshole and died 15 years ago.



But this guy was different.



He treated my mom like gold in the hand.



So, if you don't hear from me in a few weeks, you'll know the story.



Life is… Continue

Added by Barry Moore-Barry@TenorTime.com on July 20, 2009 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Six Degrees of Voice-Over Separation

I posted this enrty on my VO Meter blog earlier this month. My readers as well as those on Kevin Delaney's Voiceover Ninja blog are struggling with coming up with an answer to the challenge so I thought I send it out to VU for everyone to take a shot at it before I post the answer...



July 8, 2009 VO… Continue

Added by Kevin Readdean on July 17, 2009 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Please check out new website! http://doublemproductions.info

Updated Website! Check it out and please give me feedback. I am reworking my demos so these aren't the new ones. Just general critique of site would be great.
http://doublemproductions.info

Mike

Added by Michael Murphy on July 16, 2009 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Pieces of the PUzzle

Tonight, my daughter and I worked on a puzzle. I admit that she did a lot more "working" on the puzzle than I did. She has an extreme amount of patience for puzzles that I simply do not possess. She can look at the box to see what the puzzle should look like, then seemingly go right to the piece or pieces she's looking for and put them together. While she's being very efficient, I'm spending way too much time looking for just that 'one' piece that's going to really get me started. Well, you… Continue

Added by Derek Chappell on July 16, 2009 at 4:19am — No Comments

More MIB for TNT today!

Turning out to be a good week! More importantly, lots of great auditions, too!!

Added by Mark Avery on July 16, 2009 at 1:49am — No Comments

R.I.P. Dallas McKennon

Dallas McKennon, a prolific voice actor for more than 50 years in animated films and TV shows, died Tuesday morning at the age of 89.



McKennon was best known as the voice of Gumby, as well as Archie in the Filmation animated TV series and Buzz Buzzard in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons.



He also did voices and sang for many Disney projects, including Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.



His voice also…
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Added by Sean West on July 15, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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