All Blog Posts Tagged 'over' (91)

Spanish VO artists: Let's get together, Let's get strong!

Although this blog article is written in English, it is actually intended for Spanish VO artists that use only social media in English and to encourage them to join the only social network for Spanish voice over artists: This is a long blog article (I had to do it like that), so, sit back and relax for the next few minutes to enjoy the “ride” through this blog post.

Since the day I start searching for information about voice-overs all around the internet,… Continue

Added by Pablo Hernandez-Pagan on October 1, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

For newbies: Voiceover Techniques – Lesson 4: Make It Real

[The 4th post on VO basics from, originally posted 9/23/10]

So, you can read out loud without making too many mistakes; you’ve warmed it up with a genuine smile; and added some attitude for flavor. Now, the final step is to make your voiceover performance realistic by connecting with an audience. If you’re speaking to someone – rather than just reading words off a page – your voiceovers will have an authentic,… Continue

Added by John Matthew on September 26, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments

They All Come Back ... Sometimes!

If you've been at the VO game for any length of time, you will come across a gig you do that gets rave reviews. Yet, when the new season rolls around, or the next wave of spots is created, they decide to change the VO for one reason or another. It could be they put a new producer on the project who wants to put his own stamp on it, or perhaps they've decided to change the target demo, or they may just like to change the voice as often as they change their underwear. Whatever the reason, you are… Continue

Added by Mark Avery on September 21, 2010 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

September is National Voice Over Month

Not to be too dramatic about it, but it’s about damn time.

Almost every group, organization and/or species has a week or month named in honor of them. Often times it sounds like a joke when you hear some of their names and so too may the impression here now for some, but it’s not.

My friend and fellow Voice Over Talent Dave Courvoisier kinda mentioned the idea in… Continue

Added by Peter K. O'Connell audio'connell on September 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — 15 Comments

Voice Over Techniques – Follow The Face

[originally posted at August 27, 2010]

[apologies for the vid not being embedded, YouTube had embeds turned off for this one]

OK, the analogy may be a little stretched here, but this Seinfeld clip reminded me of a basic voice over technique that I hit on years ago that you may find helpful. And it’s simply this: if you’re having trouble summoning the right feeling or… Continue

Added by John Matthew on August 30, 2010 at 1:06am — 8 Comments

SEO for Voice Actors - at Voices of Vision

Hi guys. Voices of Vision is a voice over instruction conference coming up September 23-25th of this year in Toronto Canada (by the airport, for those of you considering coming in from out of town - so easy access!). I'll be presenting on the topic of search engine optimization and website promotion for voice actors on Saturday at the luncheon (lunches on Friday and Saturday are paid for as *part of your… Continue

Added by Jodi Krangle on July 21, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

VoiceOver Variety

Ever get stuck in one reading tone? It happens to us all, even (especially?) in our home studios with no one to challenge us to break out. When I coach Voice Over students, usually at Edge Studio, this is one sure sign they are not ready to record their demo: there is no variety, even subtle variety, to their reads. You can't have a VO demo where every single thing sounds the same. You want clients to keep listening!

My article on this will come out next week in VoiceoverXtra, but… Continue

Added by Randye Kaye on July 8, 2010 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

VO in Ohio

Well if ever I thought Detroit had a small VO I am in the Dayton, Ohio area and it seems even smaller! Where there's a will, there's a way. I'm determined to make positive connections and be able to coach and host workshops just as I did in Detroit, even be able to mentor younger folks at the colleges and universities and schools around here. Planting seeds. Planting seeds.

Added by Teri Clark Linden on June 28, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Helene's FIRST VU BLOG- "How voice artists go APE!"

VOICE ARTISTS GO APE! 6/9/2010 Helene Weinberg

In the afterglow of VOICE 2010 I am inspired to write and post my first VU blog.

A big THANK YOU to Turek, who has made this forum possible. I look forward to posting and reading future blogs and hope we all can continue to share our written vocal conversations.

First, I can’t thank Penny and Jim enough for the opportunity to showcase at VOICE 2010.… Continue

Added by Helene Weinberg on June 9, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments


Six months ago I started working as a volunteer voice-talent and producer for AIRS-LATINO, the Spanish version of AIRS-LA, an organization for which many voice-over artists record information otherwise not available to the visually impaired.

Last week, I was appointed Director of Programming for AIRS-LATINO, a position that is certainly challenging. A position that entails much more responsibilty, work and above all...SATISFACTION! Yes, SATISFACTION! Why? Because AIRS-LATINO is going… Continue

Added by Pablo Hernandez-Pagan on May 10, 2010 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

by Kate McClanaghan,

Here’s a little snack food for thought that you may not know about…

matching—The term used when you are trying to recreate the timbre, emotion, inflection, phrasing, volume and/or tempo of a delivery to make a change to the read or to correct a minor error in the initial read.

Also, if at a session the client preferred a specific take and simply wants… Continue

Added by Sound Advice on April 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

GKN Weekly Update 3/22/10

Happy Spring!!! It has finally sprung and I hope everyone enjoyed last

week's beautiful weather. Oh, and look out for this afternoon's Flood

Warning. Yikes!

For those of you who aren't aware, when I'm not pursuing voiceovers I have a side project called "Project: T.E.R.R.A.".

It's a computer animated sci-fi drama which I and my fellow 3ative

Productions members (David Martin, Angelo Panetta) have been working on

for the past three years. Like most side… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on March 22, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

GKN Weekly update 3/15/10

Happy post I-Saw-A-Dumpster-Floating-Down-The-Street Day! I hope

everyone is safe and dry.

So last week I narrated the short film, "Last Man of Idaho". This is a fascinating piece shot entirely with

stills. It was conceived by the brilliant Ascot Smith, a Kansas City

artist. This film is about a man from the future who travels back in

time to find someone who is uncertain about life. When he travels back

in time he accidentally gets stuck in, are you ready for… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on March 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 3/8/10

Happy post-Oscar thank-God-Cablevision-got-its-act-together Day! I have

a few awards to hand out, too. Let's call them the Roggies. You know,

like Rognog Productions?

For Best Performance by a Networker and a Darling Friend, the Roggie goes to...Lisa DeSimone!!! It was great

seeing you at that recording session last week and thanks for the


For Best New Client, the Roggie goes to...Cynthia Kay!!! I had a blast at our recording session last week… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on March 8, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 3/1/10

Happy March! (man, how many fake holidays can I come up with?)

I hope everyone has finally dug out of the snow and are looking forward to Spring, which is just a few weeks away.

Today is going to be a fun one! I have a VO audition for Qdoba (the greatest

burritos EVER!!!) this afternoon in Chelsea and then I have a recording

session for Oxford University Press at Full House Productions right

after that.

Actually, I don't have time write much more since… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on March 1, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 2/22/10

Well, it's that time of year: TAX TIME!!!

I'm going to see my accountant this afternoon to get my taxes done. So, for those of you

who've never filed your taxes as a performance artist, let's cover the


Most of the time, actors and voiceover talents don't have their taxes taken out from their paychecks. They issue W-9 forms

to their clients and get 1099 forms at the end of the year. You should

get one from every client who paid you more than $600… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on February 22, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 2/15/10

I hope everyone had a wonderful time and got all of the chocolate, flowers, and adoration they deserve.

So, last week I sent out my quarterly newsletter, "The Rognog". It was

well-received and thanks to those of you who wrote those kind replies.

I had some trouble sending it out, though. My number of contacts have

grown so much that Outlook/ACT! can't seem to handle it anymore. ACT!

kept crashing and Outlook only allows you to send out 50 emails at a

time.… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on February 15, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 2/8/10

Happy Post-Super Bowl Day! Did you have a good time last night? I was rooting for the Colts. Alas...

Last week was pretty great. For the first time, every voiceover gig I booked

I recorded from home. I know that's commonplace for many of my peers,

but it's a big deal for me. One of my goals this year is to book more

sessions from home instead of traveling to remote studios. No, it's not

because I'm a lazy bum (I am, but that's beside the point). It's

because it… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on February 8, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

GKN Weekly Update 2/1/10

And a happy post-Grammy, post-Pro Bowl day to you! I hope everybody picked a winner...

So, the grand experiment of tracking my networking & auditions is over. Here is the grand total: I reached out to exactly 120 potential and existing clients in January. That included cold calls, query emails, auditions, callbacks, and follow-ups. That's six reach-outs a day. Is that a good number? I'm not sure. I guess the important question is: did I get work? The answer is yes. Enough work to… Continue

Added by Tom Dheere on February 1, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Thoughts on my birthday...Memories of MGM...More than 50 years (so far) as a showbiz kid.....

It's a gray, freezing cold day, just like the day I was born, I'm told. I've been a performer more than fifty years now. Started at age five at MGM studios in Hollywood. That was my mother's doing but I thank her for it, although I did not have a "normal" childhood (whatever that is...) she started me on the path that became my life as an actor and singer. Oh yes...I also danced, responsible for my one bad knee but I'm ok with it so far...and was a child and teen model with income sufficient to… Continue

Added by Bettye Zoller on January 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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