After 2 months of auditioning, I finally got my first gig from Voices.com (WOO HOO!) I guess my audition to hire ratio is now officially 38 to 1. And ...believe it or not, I didn't even low-ball my rates! I followed my rate sheet to the letter, as always. I was beginning to think that perhaps I was asking too much for my services. My friends in "The Biz" assured me that I wasn't ...but I had my doubts.
Anyway, this marks a… Continue
Added by Tim Rice on July 18, 2008 at 11:00pm —
My new promo demo is up and it's HOT! Please indulge me and listen....
It's on my page here on VU.
I'm still trying to upload the new demo onto my webpage. I'm not too website smart.
Added by Joey Pepin on July 18, 2008 at 3:28pm —
Today I have been researching demos, and pouting that I don't live in L.A. I feel so determined to move there, allowing me to go circling things in newspapers, and finding an agent................. but no, I have to slow down, and relax. These things don't happen overnight. I'm doing a Creative Writing course at University, and am on the verge of taking my second year.
I'll go to America, but after I've got my degree. I'm only 19, I have time to do things. I'm sure I am not the only… Continue
Added by Rachel Brooker on July 18, 2008 at 10:30am —
I signed with my very first Voice Over Agent (TGMD
) aprox. 7 weeks ago.
I am thrilled.
I have never felt so alive as a VO Actor to actually be AUDITIONING
on a daily basis, and auditioning for A+ projects.
Just today, I went in for a radio spot-that I was perfect for.
While I was there, I was also handed a tv commercial (that I rocked
), and a live announcer gig (one that would be a dream come true gig!)
, yet I haven't booked anything… Continue
Added by Leah Ann Cevoli on July 18, 2008 at 1:16am —
For episode 19 of our Voicey award-nominated podcast, "Voice Overs On Demand", Terry Daniel and I will be interviewing our fearless leader and the creator of VU, Rick Party! We will be recording the show sometime early Friday and posting it for your downloading pleasure late Friday afternoon. You can listen right here on the site, either on the home page just below the audio box in the left column, or on our "VOD" group page. We're also on ITunes, Talkshoe, and a few other podcast sites so take… Continue
Added by Trish Basanyi on July 17, 2008 at 1:06am —
I thought I would share some excellent news with you! Voices.com is providing promotional sponsorship for the Midwest Voice Conference
in Chicago, IL. The conference takes place on Saturday August 9, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here's some more information about what you'll get out of the conference.
The objectives of the conference are:
Principles of Speaking Voice Restorative… Continue
Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on July 16, 2008 at 7:30pm —
Milestone day for the The Timster!
Today marks the first time that a voice seeker on Voices.com has sent me a personal request to audition ...for a job that had not even been posted. I know better than to get too excited ...It's not as if I have the job yet. I thought the audition went well, but we'll see.
Also, I recorded a piece for Wayne Henderson's Voice Over Journey Podcast today. I had so much fun making this MP3! To kick off the "niche" marketing champaign of… Continue
Added by Tim Rice on July 15, 2008 at 9:30pm —
So.. not much has happened since my blog last week..I've still been researching equipment to set up a home studio and plodding along at my dodgy boring (but bill paying..) 'day job'....BUT the strangest things have been happening...all of a sudden things have just been 'falling into place' for me..my stars must FINALLY be in alignment to help start the ball rolling for me again! THANK GOODNESS!! LOL.....ANYWAY....a person who I see every so often happened to be viewing my facebook page out of… Continue
Added by Kathryn McClean on July 14, 2008 at 2:00am —
Finally got around to posting this. I had the chance to compare 6 different methods of noise removal: Sound Forge, iZotope, Audacity, Audition, Waves, and doin it by hand!
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 13, 2008 at 2:00am —
I just started trying to update a blog on a regular basis and have been using the Nextcat site to do so? What do you think - keep it there - move it here - or start up my own on my website? Hmmm. It's not all about voiceovers - like right now it's about my trip to New York to help my mom after her knee replacement - and the struggles with understanding how much "help" she is actually going to need after I leave.
And the voiceover news...in between trips to the rehabilitation place… Continue
Added by Connie Terwilliger on July 12, 2008 at 11:43am —
You might be wondering what reduced forms are even though we use them every day. According to Jane Morley of the English Language Institute at Ann Arbor, these words make up nearly 60% of the spoken English in daily use. When said in isolation, most of these words have stronger forms but weaker forms are used in the context of a phrase or sentence spoken in the natural rhythm of conversation.
The words we typically “reduce” can be grouped into grammatical categories.… Continue
Added by Bonnie Engel Lee on July 11, 2008 at 6:06pm —
Added by Bob Souer on July 10, 2008 at 11:33pm —
So, I'm sitting on my deck with an ice cold Stella on a beautiful summer night in Minneapolis. I started to reflect upon my childhood and all the fun things we did. Kick the can! Hide and seek! Hell, even lawn jarts! Remember those? Once in a while I think about my childhood friends and what they may be up to these days. What does this have to do with anything? Absolutely nothing. Just thinking out loud :) As the sun starts to dip behind the trees, I begin to appreciate how lucky I really am. I… Continue
Added by Terry Daniel on July 9, 2008 at 8:30pm —
WNYZ - SCANDALS - 063008 d.mp3
I don't do a lot of these types of spots, but this one was a lot of fun.....
Added by Trish Basanyi on July 8, 2008 at 12:17pm —
Hmmmm online blogging hey, well this WILL be a new experience!
Being the creative lil' button that I am..no doubt my mind will be flicking between a million things and I might only remember to write here every so often..but oh well..here goes......
SO....Very excited to have found a site like this a few short weeks ago & have since spent nearly every waking hour combing through the site soaking up all the amazing info..the benefit of my desire to read the site until the wee… Continue
Added by Kathryn McClean on July 7, 2008 at 2:54am —
I am currently working two narration projects.
The first is a documentary narration on the grim ecology of the Louisiana Bayous.
I am about halfway through the painstaking narration tracks for this project, working to match my reads to the producer's vision. So far, so good. But pronouncing those Cajun names is an acquired skill. Not exactly like French.
The second project is a narration of a documentary for "Angel Faces", a non-profit organization that "Brings out the inner… Continue
Added by Michael Schoen on July 6, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I've had a chance to poke around the VO Universe a bit and this seems like a pretty cool place! I want to thank all the members who have left me nice messages welcoming me to your professional-social-networking site thingee. It's great to be here among my own kind!
For 25 years I've been a radio person - but I also spent a few years away from transmitters and request lines working on the 'other side' of the glass as a Producer/Engineer. It's amazing how much our business has changed… Continue
Added by Ken Slobodkin on July 6, 2008 at 2:44pm —
I had a chance to trade some emails with Holter Graham (national AFTRA VP), and he had some very thoughtful answers to my questions regarding the current contract negotiations, AMPTP, and the SAG "Vote No" campaign.
Five Questions for AFTRA National VP Holter Graham about the AFTRA - AMPTP Negotiations
Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 5, 2008 at 8:10pm —
After 13 years of writing and performing on the mic, I will be leading my first official VO artist workshop series beginning this coming Monday. I have a bunch of material and ideas on exactly what I want my students to walk away with at the end of our time together, but I would be VERY curious to get some feedback from VO artists here in VU about the high- and lowlights of any formal training YOU have had, so that I might better prepare my own students for the rigors and fun of this… Continue
Added by STEPHANIE RENEE on July 5, 2008 at 11:46am —
Wow, lots and lots of online auditions. No rest for the wicked I guess! My neighbors must think I'm nuts! (Got plans for a booth on the way, should put that to bed.) I'm looking at a couple of new mics, (Sennheiser 416 and Neumann TLM-103), seeking that magic tone!
Best of luck to everyone, book lots of jobs. (Just not the ones I'm up for!;) Happy Fourth!
Added by TJ Jones on July 4, 2008 at 2:24pm —