October 2009 Blog Posts (35)

Perception = Reality

You have heard of the placebo effect right? Well I believe negative words and negative environments can cause the same thing in a person’s life if they don’t identify the problem. A spouse a family member or friend can offer you bad advice that can hold you back from being successful. John F. Kennedy had a rather odd view of himself; he wasn’t very self confident- his brother Ted told his brother, who cares what you think! It’s what people perceive you to be. Lots of truth to that. Create a… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on October 31, 2009 at 4:42pm — 27 Comments

Practicing and recording my AudioBook Demo (Inspired by DC Goode)

I have been reading George Washington's War in the booth. It has great drama, suspense, history. It's a long book and I am reading it as practice for my audiobook/narration as well as putting it all together for my demo. I have some grat spots on there but I have gone back to re-record some of the work. Seems like the more I work, the more I practice the more my old stuff doesn't sound so hot. I have been listening to different work and saw a post from my friend DC Goode and went to listen to… Continue

Added by Andrew Heyl on October 30, 2009 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Long, fun day ... and good news!

Over the years, I've done a few VO gigs that appeared within the framework of television shows. But, those gigs were always prerecorded or done in post production. Today, however, my role necessitated me actually being on the set of the sitcom Rules Of Engagement, performing live.



For anyone who thinks that working in Hollywood is a glamorous and leisurely endeavor, I can assure you that is a complete myth. First, as my "dressing room"… Continue

Added by Mark Avery on October 26, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

VO super star

It makes me laugh when I see how many voice-overs produced in the U.S. are from no names! Yes they have a name...But the industry hasn’t awarded them with any sparkling trophies or trips to Vegas. And this is the case with thousands of people in the industry that may never get the acclaim. Don’t let that be your focus, yes be excellent and pursue the big agencies and the high paying gigs...Don’t get sucked into thinking you’re not good if you don’t win a golden trophy for your work. There are… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on October 26, 2009 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Car commercials: My pet peeve

Everyone except who lives in a one-horse town, and can walk to work, or the nearest bar, needs a car.



So when I do a car commercial, why do I have to sound and act like a yokle?



Granted, a few car dealers treat their business like gold for the buyer,



But the majority of the commercials are trash talk, and honestly, while I'll prudently do the commercial for prudent funds, I am NOT gonna list it on my resume'.



Who writes this crap? I've read enough… Continue

Added by Barry Moore-Barry@TenorTime.com on October 26, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Who Are You?

I am no one and yet I am everyone.



You probably wouldn't recognize me if I was standing right next to you.



I live in anonymity.



You don't know me, but you trust me enough to help you make decisions about your family's safety, finances, home and health.



I am not a close friend, but I remind you about entertainment options and encourage you to do important things.



You will most likely never invite me to your home,… Continue

Added by Dave HIlton on October 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Our FIRST House!

Hey there, everyone!

It's been a while since I last posted an entry.

My hubby and I have been trying to get a foreclosed house for the past 15 months. And now, after all that time, we learned that it will be going up for auction on Nov. 21! We need to raise $35k to try and be able to make the winning bid for the house!

In our unique economy, we come up with unique and helpful ideas. This is one of them...

As a special fund raiser for our house savings, I am going to push… Continue

Added by Katie Dehnart on October 26, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

MO$T BLOGGABLE BLOGG***NOW THAT I'VE COME THIS FAR...

Now that I've come this far...what's next???



It's been about 3 years or so since I embarked on my journey into the Universe of Voiceover. When it all started I wasn't even sure where I'd end up or how well I'd do. would anyone even want to pay me for my voice to do more than club radio spots? where do I start? did this even make sense? what the hell am I doing really?



Its gotta take more than just a good voice to be a good candidate for this [un-proper… Continue

Added by Denise Nelson on October 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Getting it Right

Management guru Peter Drucker says, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” Efficiency and effectiveness are paramount to voice over talents and both are dependent upon daily habits. You know, those little things that can make us or break us?



Here are some success habits that I came up with that I work on daily that may be useful to you:



•The habit of practice, practice, practice! Even if you don’t hit perfect, you can’t grow… Continue

Added by Terry Daniel on October 23, 2009 at 5:54pm — 5 Comments

Why Do I Want To Do THis?

Because one freelance job in a creative market that may or may not be lucrative isn't enough!



Heh, err, no.



Actually, like many others, I love cartoons. As long as I can remember, I loved putting life onto paper by way of a pencil, like those I idolized. I'm not sure how old I was, maybe 10 or 11, when my mother said to me, "Aren't you a little old to be watching cartoons?" I told her no, I wasn't. "I'm doing research," I said, and went back to watching Woody Woodpecker.… Continue

Added by Sue Rankin on October 23, 2009 at 12:07am — 2 Comments

Wanted: The finest and most generous voice actors and singers!

GelderHead Productions is now accepting submissions for the seventh edition CD of "Holiday Magic, A Gift for Children of all Ages. ”A holiday recording to brighten the holidays of the children and their siblings at Children's Hospitals across the country.



CD's will be distributed in December. Please submit a song, story, riddle or rhyme, anything that welcomes Holiday time! Make it less than four minutes, and please send it on CD or e-mail a wav, aif or MP3 file. Character voices are… Continue

Added by Jeff Gelder on October 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — 25 Comments

So you want to be a voice-over artist

One of the first things I ask a prospect exploring voice-overs is why? Here is what I get most of the time. People tell me I have a good voice, my boy friend or girl friend says I would be good at the business, or my mother says I should be on the radio. The most important question I could ask a prospect is what do you think of you doing voice-overs? Many say they don’t know great answer! I like to teach individuals that want to learn the art of voice-over, willing open participants desiring to… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on October 21, 2009 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

Rejection, do I suck?

Do you wound easily? Then Voice-overs may not be for you! It’s all part of this dog and pony show. It would be so nice to know exactly how the producer thought for every project but that’s just not likely unless you are a mind reader. So toughen up and break a mic! The fact is… if you are going to get better you will need to have some doors slam shut. Now it’s not always that you sucked, it’s just not what the casting director envisioned for the scrip. Now if the door is closing way, way too… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on October 20, 2009 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Homesick for CHI TOWN

Hey Girlfriend;



You're making me homesick for CHI TOWN, especially The Autumn season.

It was a Breath of Fresh Air to read your post, positive, compassionate content was

much appreciated.



One of the most profound Theatre Companies in America is The Trap Door in Bucktown

(South Chicago) and another Steppenwolf, where one of my co workers from CSI:NY originates.



I'm proud of you and CHICAGO as you have made a mark in Legit… Continue

Added by Chicago Sugano on October 16, 2009 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Don’t kid yourself!

If you have worked in the industry as I have for the past 23 years things have changed, and loyalties are not what it used to be! When you hit a winning streak and you feel you’re unstoppable, stop and get a grip. I won’t mention any names but many big names have had the carpet pulled out from under them, with not a hint of why! Don’t get to comfortable with your agency…clients come and go; you on the other hand have to keep producing.



My recipe is a constant evaluation of marketing.… Continue

Added by Keith Alan on October 14, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Hey I know we're in competition here, BUT...

You know, I could care less whether or not. Why? Because I don't run my business to "compete" with anyone else.



*****



Whoever is for the job, whoever is right for the job, is tight with me.



When I pull a job, it's right by me.



I hate the constant competition by desperate people.



You pulled your plugs and voted to go this way, and I, for one, despise, how far you'll go to get a gig.



This is a competitive business, just like any… Continue

Added by Barry Moore-Barry@TenorTime.com on October 12, 2009 at 7:36pm — No Comments

VOTE NOW! Voting for "Project Green Search" is now live! Vote for Green T!!



VOTE NOW:

http://projectgreensearch.com/tamara-henry/540/



Dear Eco-Voters - Under my image you will see stars, reporting how many votes I have and my average score. Five stars is the best, but all votes count. So, send your friends to support Green T and vote. Public voting will close on October 16th. The vote will help the judges in their tough task of choosing 10 of us to come to the finals in Los Angeles. The 10 finalists will… Continue

Added by Tamara Henry on October 12, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

ChiVO: People of Chicagoland Voice-Over

Until recently, all I have ever known is stage acting. Since starting to take voice-over classes, I've noticed a gigantic difference between stage actors and voice-over actors; not just in the people themselves, but in the environment they create. Every person I've met who is involved in voice-over has been so incredibly nice, generous, and just looking to have a good time. I've met VO people from Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Kansas City, among others, and the one thing we all have in… Continue

Added by Morgan Bailey Keaton on October 11, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

ISDN GOODBYE

You reading this might be the greatest voice artist in the state, but have absolutely no idea what I am posting/talking about, but if you can, kindly take a second to see if it affects you. (No question; it will eventually as the greedy, blind to beauty and artistically void Telcos take your ISDN away).

One reason I recently started to hook up on these pro sites is to mention/discuss the demise of ISDN in its true form, hoping some of you have some techy magic to offer.

I am severely… Continue

Added by Geg Hopkins on October 11, 2009 at 12:23pm — 7 Comments

New Website Is Up And Running !!!

Hello To All My Friends In The VO Universe!

Wanted to share my new and improved website with you ....

All The Best!

David Marc

Los Angeles, Ca

Added by David Marc on October 11, 2009 at 1:04am — 1 Comment

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