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JOE CIPRIANO WAS A GREAT GUEST!

Joe Cipriano was a class act on our "VOD" podcast today! It was educational as well as entertaining. I am looking forward to visiting with him in person at "Voice 2008"! If you get a chance, take a listen. :)

VOICEOVERS ON DEMAND

Added by Terry Daniel on August 5, 2008 at 4:24pm — 4 Comments

What American Accent do you have? Take the US Accent Test

By Bonnie Engel Lee, Ph. D.

“The Speech Doc”



Ever wonder if others can tell where you are from? Here’s a website (see below) where your responses to a test can identify what area of the US you come from (if you are honest). It’s fun and may give you some insight into the features of your own dialect. Enjoy!





www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have




If you have any voice or speech questions for the “Speech Doc”, feel free to… Continue

Added by Bonnie Engel Lee on August 4, 2008 at 10:55am — 7 Comments

The Golden Rule of Intonation: Questions rise... Statements fall?

By Bonnie Engel Lee, Ph. D. “The Speech Doc”



Rising and falling intonation patterns are what make a message sound interesting. Without them, we’d be speaking with the same pitch and drive ourselves and our listeners crazy! Enter the Golden Rule of Intonation. When you ask a question, the pitch of your voice rises toward the end, usually on the final word, to express uncertainty. Your pitch falls toward the end of a statement to express certainty or the termination of an idea. The… Continue

Added by Bonnie Engel Lee on August 2, 2008 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

FIRED UP FOR VOICE 2008!

I can't believe it's less than a week away! I am pretty fired up for "Voice"! Trish and I will be recording some drops from the "Voice Over Xtra" booth at the event for the podcast. It will be nice to go on the road and NOT teach for a change. I am looking forward to learning and relaxing as well. Don't forget! A lot of us are heading to "X-Bar" on Saturday night when the lectures are over. "X-Bar" is just inside the hotel and looks very cool. I hope most of you can join us there for a fun… Continue

Added by Terry Daniel on August 1, 2008 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

Smooth Jazz America Is On The AIr!

I procrastinated about this, and finally made a move. Being off the air in Washington, DC gave me a lot of time to think while enjoying life. Thank you Lord for contracts. lol It's only been 17 days since I took destiny into my own hands by launch Smooth Jazz America. The freedom of real radio is unsurpassed and feels so good. We now have in this very short time listeners in all 50 states and 33 foreign countries. Incredible! GOD is Good!. Check it out at www.SmoothJazzAmerica.com. Click on the… Continue

Added by Jay Lang on July 31, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A demo I've been wanting to do for a LONG time...

It's finally here - thanks to the kind assistance of Jason LeBlanc at AudioArtCafe (www.audioartcafe.com). (Thanks, Jason!)



It's #5 on the list of demos I have attached to this profile, but there's a direct link here:



http://www.voiceoversandvocals.com/sounds/Jodi%20Krangle-JingleDemo.mp3



We'll be adding to it as time passes ... but… Continue

Added by Jodi Krangle on July 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Have microphone,.......will travel!

So, Annual Vacation (or Holiday) to us UK folk, comming up. Flying off to Malaga. Now the question is, do I take my work with me? I do have a portable sound kit I use when I am working away and I usually manage to make a half decent voice booth from the contents of the hotel room. ....and this doesent mean sticking my head in a gutted mini-bar! although it has come close! I have actually seen in one of the big Pet hyper-market type places a kind of Cat basket, totally enclosed, well padded too!… Continue

Added by Mark Ewart .. on July 31, 2008 at 4:44am — 5 Comments

Well I'm VERY excited about it...

So my third blog is ready to be written already! The plan was (& I never was very good at sticking to plans by the way lol) to not write again for a little while until something wonderful and exciting happened...well waddayaknow...that time is here sooner than I thought! WOOHOO!!

Remember how I was saying in my last blog that I thought my stars were re-aligning and things were finally starting to happen for me? WELL...last week I got an email from an American company who had heard one… Continue

Added by Kathryn McClean on July 31, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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

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