September 2008 Blog Posts (46)

COMICAL VOICEOVER INQUIRY

Okay, I can work with clients who are on a restricted budget but this was the funniest response I have ever received;



"you got a great voice but i don't have a great budget.........your prices are just too high for me..i will have to go with the amateurs that charge $1.50 to $35.00 for a voice over....thanks anyway...sorry for bothering you..."



Can you believe that? $1.50? I told him I would do the voiceover if I could just slap him up instead. That's worth more… Continue

Added by Terry Daniel on September 30, 2008 at 7:14pm — 14 Comments

Question: “What’s the difference between a casting director and a talent agent?”

Answer: Check out www.voiceoverinfo.com/faq.html#16!



If your initial questions aren’t answered there…(or detailed in the latest edition of “The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover & The Business of Being a Working Talent”)… then you’re not asking the right questions!





Brush up from the greatest resource you have at your access regarding the business of acting... from SOUND ADVICE.

Check out our site or call us directly to secure the latest… Continue

Added by Sound Advice on September 30, 2008 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

September 29th, 2008 - Addendum

First off, Thank You to everyone who commented on my last blog post.Your words are very kind and very warm and I'm happy to have soo much support from everyone in this industry. ^_^





So Yesterday was part two of my Weekend Voice Acting Workshop, this time it was commercials with Bill Holms (who, by the way, is an AMAZING person/director/producer)... go see his film "Stump the Band" ^_^



Anyways, thanks to him.. I was able to find a niche. It turns out I've got… Continue

Added by Justin Daube on September 29, 2008 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Submissions, Please!

Call for submissions:



There’s a new online magazine just for us audio/video and marketing types. It’s called Speak Easy - Voices That Motivate. And, you are encouraged to contribute.



If you have a blog; if you have written articles, why not share them in one convenient location. It’s the newest Web 2.0 Social networking paradigm. It’s called “Blog Carnival”. If you are a voice actor, casting agent, advertising agent, producer, engineer, marketing guru, writer, etc. please… Continue

Added by Doc Phillips on September 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

September 27th, 2008 - A call for help

So, I'm not really feeling all that good today.



I just finished a One Day workshop with Bob Bergen and I don't think I've ever felt this unsure about myself in all my time working towards becoming a Voice Actor.



Today, I was faced with the reality that all I have are wacky, silly voices and Impersonations ... no real substance. In fact.. I was faced with the fact that I have no real substance at all.



All I am are the wacky voices and impressions. In both of the… Continue

Added by Justin Daube on September 28, 2008 at 12:07am — 2 Comments

losing weight and your voice.

I narrate a national car show called Steel Dreams. Although I have recently wrapped this project, I did notice something great about it towards the end of it; The effect of weight loss on my voice.



When I started the project a year ago, I weighed 252 lbs. Not that bad for someone who is 6'6", but not great either. Technically, I was overweight by nearly 30 lbs. About 10 weeks ago, I decided to get into shape. Since then I have lost 25 lbs. The affect on my voice has been very… Continue

Added by Frederick Anthony on September 27, 2008 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

The 7th Victim book promo is my latest work

Take a listen to The 7th Victim book promo for Vanguard/Perseus Books. Now playing on radio stations across the country.

Enjoy!

Added by Eddie Eagle on September 26, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How to make a boring technical read more interesting....

.....see attached file!!

BT Racket.mp3

Added by Darren Altman on September 26, 2008 at 1:02pm — 4 Comments

Air Force Times Review of Survival School.

The Air Force Times has written up a review of the new series I narrate here

Added by Eddie Eagle on September 25, 2008 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments

National TV commercial for the American Heart Association

I am filming this great gig tomorrow: Natasha - the clairvoyant Russian Gypsy -- warns the world about the danger signs of a stroke.

My auditions last week were great fun and the real ironic twist is that my father, when I was little and I started dancing, used to joke that I am just a little gypsy he picked up off the street ( this was in Spain and I was four, so it was quite credible). Anyway, I have been a gypsy ever since - professional Spanish dancer, world traveler, singer, actor,… Continue

Added by Adela Maria Bolet on September 24, 2008 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Preamp/Compressor Shootout: FMR vs ART - READY FIGHT!

This really isn't going to be a fair fight, not even a little.

If you read my blog, you'll know already, that I don't run a booth out of my home anymore, and no longer keep a lot of gear here. From bouncing around town though, I've been getting the equipment bug (I have Gear Acquisition Syndrome, if you will), and decided to throw down on some mid range consumer kit.



I've got a pretty well established mic collection, so I figured it… Continue

Added by SomeAudioGuy on September 23, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Randy's Book Signing

For those of you who may have missed it, Randy Thomas had a book signing last night. Very cool lady, and a neat event, held at Barnes & Noble at the Grove, here in Los Angeles. Several of the LA VO stars were there, and it lasted about two hours.



The book is excellent, with a companion CD.



There was a Q&A session, followed by the signing, and everyone hung out and chatted for a bit after that.



Joe Cip was there, fresh off his Emmy gig, and addressed the… Continue

Added by TJ Jones on September 23, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Inspirational News Anchor

We're inundated by pretty faces, blinding white smiles and forced chuckles that follow inevitable b-roll of waterskiing squirrels at the end of many local TV newscasts in America. A modern day scenario that was brilliantly portrayed as something isolated to the 70's in the movie "Anchorman." In many markets, though, it still happens.



Fortunately, many communities are blessed with Anchors we've grown to know and love. I see many great Anchors and Reporters across the country that make… Continue

Added by Scott Carty on September 20, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

New Promo Demo ... Would love some feedback!

Promo Demo_Tim Rice.mp3



My last entry was a failed attempt at sarcastic satire that went over like "a led balloon" ...as they say. If anyone reads these things ...I beg of you, I am in dire need of some feedback regarding my new promo demo.



My non-industry friends seem to like it ...but what really matters is the… Continue

Added by Tim Rice on September 19, 2008 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

When it rains it Floods...

All I can think of is thank god...



1-That I backup everything, every session, work and freelance.

2-That I was smart enough to get Insurance

3-That I lost so little compaired to those in Texas, New Orleans, and other places.



Long story short, I lost almost my entire home studio. Just as they are almost finished rebuilding my smaller station studio.



Going through everything... and praying I have enough coverage.

Good thing my laptop… Continue

Added by Texas Terry Phillips on September 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Telephony Geek

Many people have asked me how I got started doing telephony, so I thought I would write down my story and a few tips for newcomers.



What it is:



Briefly, telephony is one of those ‘below the radar’ types of work that many people don’t know about or care about, however, it can be very lucrative and generally your clients will stay with you for a long, long time leading to continued earnings for you.



Telephony includes everything from the messages you listen… Continue

Added by Roxanne Hernandez on September 18, 2008 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

Don Morrow Workshop

Hi All - Just want to let you know that we will be hosting a workshop on movie trailers with the legendary Don Morrow. If you heard the recording on the VU home page, you might recognize his voice. The workshop will be held at Nakamoto Productions in Sacrcamento on November 1st. We've been trying to get Don to come out west for over a year, and now it's a sure thing. Please call me or let me know if you need additional info or want to register. This will be something special to be… Continue

Added by Luis Garcia on September 16, 2008 at 9:16pm — 2 Comments

Catchin' Up with the Chameleon



Greetings to the entire Voiceover Universe and all the ships at sea! ...Clients and Com-padres alike.





Tis I, The Tim Man, the Timster, the Timinator, the Tim-Master-General with a long overdue VOChameleon update! My apologies to the literal millions of you that have been anxiously awaiting news from Chameleon Studios. This thriving suburb of Tampa truly never sleeps ... I can barely find the time to scratch my own tukas.… Continue

Added by Tim Rice on September 16, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Published Article on Actors' Access

http://more.showfax.com/plus/pov/
Actors' Access has my article about singing actors and training.
it's more of a musical theatre article, but the basic meaning applies to VO and performance in general.

enjoy!
adam kern

Added by Adam Kern on September 16, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

PROMOTE!

What's the ONE thing you need to do to turn your career around to start booking steady?



That's simple... PROMOTE! And persist at promoting!



Call to secure the latest mailing list for the regions you need NOW.



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Added by Sound Advice on September 15, 2008 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

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