So as I have entered this crazy world of voice overs, there is a lot of advice and strategy to choose from. The one piece of advice that remains constant is "Tell everyone you know that you are a voice actor because you never know who knows who." That has worked for me in two surprising ways. I work at a library in Troy, NY, and contrary to popular belief, its actually an unpredictable place.
I was working at one of the smaller branches, so it was just me working, and I was reading… Continue
Added by Maria Olmstead on May 12, 2008 at 8:18am —
It's been 2 1/2 months since they blew up the Smooth Jazz Format in DC and flipped to Classic Oldies. Working my company projects has been time consuming, but an exciting time for me, The sky's the limit. Now I've got to buckle down and finish the editing on my book "Wisdom From The Jazzman" (which I hope will be in the next week) and choose the cover art. Do I miss radio? Sometimes it's hard to listen to because I'm not on it. LOL After 34 years non-stop through 5 cities, the break is doing me… Continue
Added by Jay Lang on May 11, 2008 at 11:41pm —
Is anyone else as fired up for this film as I am? It will be a welcomed return for Harrison Ford and it kind of makes me feel like a kid again! Can't wait!
Added by Terry Daniel on May 10, 2008 at 6:46pm —
The following is a recent post on my blog with accompanying podcast at blog.bobbinbeam.com
What Is Never Out Of Style?
It is useful to sometimes reflect upon one's past experiences in order to gain a sense of perspective on the current state of the voice-over world. That sense of history and the way things used to be done in comparison to how things are handled now also presents some startling , highly contrasting… Continue
Added by Bobbin Beam on May 9, 2008 at 11:42pm —
I'm hoping to get responses from voice-actors everywhere on their formulas for quoting clients.
I promise to collate, assimilate and disseminate the results to everyone.
I'd write up my proposal again here, but it's already on my blog at:
Your input appreciated. Feedback by commenting at the bottom of the blog or e-mailing me personally. email@example.com.
Added by Dave Courvoisier on May 9, 2008 at 7:07pm —
Each Friday on the VOX Daily blog, I post a column called "Who Got the Gig".
It gives you an opportunity to share info on what kind of gigs you've been doing while also answering the question many people mull over of "who got the gig?".
It's fun, interesting, and you also get to toot your own horn with a link to your website.
Sound like something you'd like to take part in?…
Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on May 9, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Voice coaching! Thats right, I am getting coached. As of right now, I am coming up short locally finding anything to join, but through voiceoversavvy.com I learned of the wonderful and talented Phyllis K. Day. I sent off my recording to her last night, she replied, and now I just have to figure out when would be best for all involved.
Time right now isn't something I have a lot of. For those who don't now I work two jobs. One is pretty easy (taking sales orders over the phone for a… Continue
Added by Clint Nobles on May 8, 2008 at 5:14pm —
Overall, I would say that I am a diligent person. I love accomplishing my goals and doing what it takes to succeed. Sounds like a solid plan in my head, but there is a major drawback when it comes to becoming a voice actor. There are a million things you could be doing (and should be doing) to get your name and voice out to the masses. Sometimes I drive myself insane because I really feel like I should be doing more or I am unsatisfied with any amount of effort I put forth. So many… Continue
Added by Maria Olmstead on May 8, 2008 at 2:17pm —
I want to direct your eyes to a new article I just published featuring Rodney and his talk at the conference over the weekend in Schenectady, New York.
Click here to read it and be sure to add a comment.
Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on May 8, 2008 at 12:30pm —
If you weren't at the Voice Coaches
expo over the weekend, you can catch coverage of all the presenters on the VOX Daily blog
Featured presenters at the conference included:
, celeb voice actor and author
Super Agent Billy Serow
from Abrams Artists Agency in NY
Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on May 7, 2008 at 2:27pm —
and myself will be attending "VOICE 2008"
, an event put together by James Alburger and Penny Abshire, who we interviewed on our latest episode of "VOICE OVERS ON DEMAND"
. This is going to be a fantastic event. We will get to network with many voice over friends who we have come to know by phone or the Internet. We are also… Continue
Added by Terry Daniel on May 7, 2008 at 1:59pm —
This site is crazy addictive and is now one of my primary hangouts in the social networking sphere.
One aspect that adds an interesting dynamic to I Rock the Mic VO is that when you are on the home page of the network, you get to hear a rotation of demos, and I must say you talented people are loving the slate!
I've written about slating
a few times on… Continue
Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on May 7, 2008 at 9:30am —
I want to thank Rick for getting this party started (pardon the pun)!
For those of you who don't know me personally yet, here's a link to my blog, VOX Daily
. Check it out. I'll be posting here too from time to time and I write daily at Voices.com.
I'm coming off of a great weekend at the Voice Coaches Expo
and have lots of information to share… Continue
Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on May 6, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Dave Courvoisier here in Las Vegas. Nice! Very nice place on the web here. I'll be visiting often.
In the meantime, please come and see what's happnin' on my blog Voice-Acting in Vegas @
Added by Dave Courvoisier on May 6, 2008 at 3:05am —
I already have a dedicated blog site
and may post here occasionaly as well. Feel free to drop by and leave a comment.
Added by Bobbin Beam on May 5, 2008 at 9:21pm —
All blog posts (and podcasts too) are available at http://www.voxmarketising.com
You may subscribe through the RSS feed there.
Added by Peter K. O'Connell audio'connell on May 5, 2008 at 7:30am —
I hope to post here now and then, but my main blogging activity is on my voiceover blog called The Voiceover Boblog
Added by Bob Souer on May 4, 2008 at 8:07pm —
Cool, another place to play. Had three auditions yesterday, we'll see. Was supposed to go diving today, but my buddy flaked on me. Oh, well, it happens. The ocean will still be there tomorrow. The wife and I watched Cloverfield last night, pretty cool. Need to go and work on my motorcycle, so that's all for now!
Added by TJ Jones on May 4, 2008 at 12:14pm —