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Brent Halfyard narrator for Very Bad Men-aring now on Investigation Discovery

Pleased to announce I'm the narrator for this revamped docu-crime-drama series airing Thursday Nights on Investigation Discovery. A fantastic show but not for the 'faint of heart', as it deals with some pretty heinous criminal acts. Its produced by a stellar production company in Vancouver, MBMTV Inc.

Watch the trailers here: (1-6) http://investigation.discovery.com/videos/very-bad-men/

If all goes well in…

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Added by Brent Halfyard on September 6, 2012 at 12:12am — No Comments

What is the best vocal mic for on the road

I'm looking for opinions on what is the best vocal mic for when I'm on the road ( hotel room, guest bedroom, etc) I need to be able to record broadcast quality vocals for TV spots 24/7. I've ordered the Harland Hogan Porta booth so that will help. I have heard shotguns are the best but there are always differing opinions. Please post any advice based on experience, cost not an issue.
Thanks!

Added by Brent Halfyard on July 31, 2010 at 7:56pm — 9 Comments

VO Success!

Hi everyone, I wanted to share my very recent success with VU, with the hopes of inspiring you to always strive to be the best and to never give up. I recently was contacted by a client seeking a character voice for a company mascot. after a few call backs it turned out to be the fox puppet for the Carfax. I was shortlisted to the top three and did not get the gig. Then I received a phone call a few weeks back - they were re-evaluating the talent and i was now down to the top two! To make a… Continue

Added by Brent Halfyard on July 28, 2010 at 9:26pm — 7 Comments

animation and video game demos

Is it best to have a separate demo for animation and video games? Or can one combine the best of both demos? If a video game demo is better separate, what should it be called? I've heard the term 'interactive' used a lot but have never seen anyone actually use it.

TheVoiceActorGuy

Added by Brent Halfyard on December 31, 2009 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Apex mic upgrade

I have an APEX 450 mic and I've heard of a relatively cheap upgrade kit to make it sound like a $2000.00 or higher mic. Does anyone have a clue how and where to go about this?

Added by Brent Halfyard on December 14, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Neumann or Avalon?

If you could buy either Neumann Mic or an Avalon preamp (say a 737) to improve your vocal sound, what would you buy? I have two mics now: MXL 990, and Apex 450

Regards,
TheVoiceActorGuy.com
Brent Halfyard

Added by Brent Halfyard on December 11, 2009 at 7:37pm — 3 Comments

Pat Fraley

I just wanted to wish Pat and his family well in this very difficult time.

I recently attended a fantastic workshop of Pat's in LA: Everything They Expect You to Know (but nobody teaches!)

It was by far the best workshop I have attended (my second of Pat's).

Pat is an amazing talent, incredible teacher and just a really nice guy. I highly recommend anyone wanting to learn new VO skills to get a session with Pat. My skill set has increased ten fold in one amazing day.

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Added by Brent Halfyard on November 26, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

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