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Story time

Wow, I feel like I haven't posted forever.



My job gives me a lot of opportunities to experience new groups of people and situations, so when they asked if I would read storytime for Ages 6 and younger, I thought "Why not? I haven't worked with this age group yet."

I went through the library system and picked out a million books about Fireflies, and I was so excited because it was the perfect opportunity to get into character. Then on that day, I got nervous. The one thing that I… Continue

Added by Maria Olmstead on July 29, 2008 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Earthquake in L-A!!!

There has been a 5.8 magnitude earthquake noontime in Southern California.

Felt in L-A and all the wat south to San Diego... centered in Chino Hills.

No reports of damage or injuries.

As someone who lived in Hollywood and was awakened by the Northridge quake, I can relate -- although this one was not nearly as powerful.

People reported a sharp jolt that lasted up to 30 seconds.

Hope all of our Socal friends are OK.

If you have never been in the middle of one of… Continue

Added by Michael Schoen on July 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Auditions to Fruition and Various Sundry What-nots



FOLLOW UP:

Finished my first voice.com gig and what fun it was! It was a 15 page script for a corporate video. They wanted an announcer voice with "energy" but not "over the top". So ... I used my natural voice, with a Casey Kasem-ish meter ...and it came out great. The client was ecstatic and told me of the possibility for quarterly jobs. Of this entire script I only had one "re-read" ...I pronounced the name Goetz like… Continue

Added by Tim Rice on July 26, 2008 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Bettye Zoller's New Audio Book Narration Demo

ZollerBookread[1]shorter.mp3This is my brand new Audio Book Demo. The full demo is some ten minutes long keeping with my publisher's directions (Simon and Schuster) and other audio publishing houses input to me and input from audio producersin this field who all tell me they like to see if the voice actor can "sustain the reads" and… Continue

Added by Bettye Zoller on July 24, 2008 at 9:27pm — 1 Comment

THE END OF JULY SUPER BLOG!

IT’S THE END OF JULY SUPER BLOG! OUR LAST EVENT WAS SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS WE JUST HAD TO CARRY IT OVER SO NO ONE GETS LEFT OUT!!

Left out of what you ask? I wonder about that too when I hear those el-cheapo car, carpet, appliance and who knows what else commercials. It pretty much says that the last event was a flop.



Anyway...Hey everyone, I hope at the time of this writing, your dreams, goals and aspirations are working out for you. You know, I have days where I feel that nothing… Continue

Added by Craig Koepke on July 24, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Do you have a marketing budget for your business?

What's something that's fun to do, necessary and gets you business?



The answer is Marketing!



Most businesses has a set marketing budget that is determined by their annual sales. A good rule of thumb when planning your marketing budget is to reinvest 20% of your revenues into getting the word out about your voice over… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on July 23, 2008 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Old Dominion Productions Enters its 5th year

Old Dominion Productions, LLC, Your New Voice from the Old Dominion, marked its 4th Anniversary on July 23rd, 2008. In the past year, voiceover talent and senior partner Gary A. Kriebel was featured in several national TV commercials for Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Rogers Cable along with a number of corporate and government training and promotional narrations.



Old Dominion… Continue

Added by Gary A. Kriebel on July 23, 2008 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

New Broadcast Narration Demo!

My new broadcast narration demo is posted both here - and on my website (www.karenhutton.com) - and I'm pretty freakin' thrilled with it! Next time you're havin' a break - crack open a tall one and have a listen. Lovin' life here in the Universe!

Added by Karen Hutton on July 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

RICK PARTY IS JUST THAT!

Trish and I had a blast with "Voiceover Universe" creator, Rick Party on the latest episode of "Voiceovers on Demand". Rick is a true talent and a hell of a lot of fun! I must say that is easily my favorite year in the voiceover industry. Between meeting Trish and getting this podcast thing going to meeting everyone around the country on wonderful networking… Continue

Added by Terry Daniel on July 22, 2008 at 12:24am — 1 Comment

21/07/08 Day One: Making My Mark, Training: No Thanks and 'Kim Possible' fun!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for being so supportive.



Your words really help me on my way to achieving what I want to do. I'm going to email you Mike for advice on voice overs and the like. I've decided that I'm not going to go on that training day because earlier today, I sent an email to A1vOX training and the woman I spoke to over the phone told me the prices and I would have fallen over but I was sitting down. :) £730 is a lot of money. However, I really… Continue

Added by Rachel Brooker on July 21, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Notes from Deepest Darkest Staffordshire in The UK

Now that I am well underway in the transition from TV cameraman to Voiceover I have to say this is far better than hauling video cameras about!. I have to watch the waist-line though, sitting around for long periods of time is not good!.

With Camera work, it keeps you fit in the leg and back department. Now it's vocal exercises and switching delivery from BIG AND BOLD to a subtle element of British caddish charm!.

I find myself wandering around in the garden, gazing at the waiving… Continue

Added by Mark Ewart .. on July 21, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

21/07/08 The First Stages: That will hopefully lead to my voice over career

Tommorrow morning, I'm going to ring up 'Matinee Sound And Vision', and ask them if they know of any more contacts in the UK for voice artists. I want to let them know how enthusiastic and desperate I am to do this, but obviously not in a freaky way, I don't want to scare them! :) I'm sure I'm not the only person on this site who feels it, but there's a real burning desire/impatience to go out there and make things happen. I saw a quote on someone's voice over page that was really good. It went… Continue

Added by Rachel Brooker on July 20, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

19/07/08 Awaiting My Package.......... and the power of the Blue Snowball!

Yesterday, I ordered a file from A1Vox, the voice over training company based in London. I eagerly await an information pack, so I can book a day or two with them in the studio. I've spoken to Mum about it, who saw their website and backed me up 100%. When's the best time to voice train, does anyone know? I want to do it soon, but Mum was thinking about trying during the Christmas holidays, yet I don't think I can wait that long! :)



I found the page 'Rick's Stickies' yesterday, and… Continue

Added by Rachel Brooker on July 19, 2008 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Nailed An Audition On Voices.com! (ah ...Yeah!)





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…
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Added by Tim Rice on July 18, 2008 at 11:00pm — 11 Comments

New Promo Demo!

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 — 2 Comments

18/07/08 Researching into demos.....................wishing I was in L.A, and reading voice over guides!!

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 — 3 Comments

I'm auditioning, now I need to BOOK.....

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 — 12 Comments

Terry and I interview Voiceover Universe's creator Rick Party this Friday on Voiceovers On Demand!

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 — 4 Comments

Voices.com Sponsors Midwest Voice Conference

Hi Friends,



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…

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Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on July 16, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Great VO Day for the Tim-Man!

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 — 3 Comments

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