Andy Boyns's Blog (6)

Audiobook Stars Hail New Reader

An award winning panel reviews the debut audiobook narrated by William Boyns. Aged just 4 years he already captivates his audience, whose chants of “more”, “more” can be heard once the story comes to an end.
Having already recorded telephone ring tones, a promo (well, a “fauxdition” for ABC News), and more recently been heard singing, William decided to turn the tables on…

Added by Andy Boyns on January 5, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Podcast: John Garry

In this interview from VOICE 2010, John Garry talks about understanding your capabilities – finding your guy – and gives some great advice. It was a privilege to have this conversation with John after a busy session at the conference, a great inspiration. Belief. People. Action. Thanks, John.

To hear the full interview, and view the transcript, please visit… Continue

Added by Andy Boyns on July 27, 2010 at 7:26am — No Comments

Podcast: Penny Abshire

In this podcast interview, Penny Abshire talks about how she discovered voiceover, and her partnership with James Alburger. In addition we discuss her role as an ambassador for thinking positive, background to VOICE 2010, and the importance of receiving encouragement as a child… you’ll enjoy this.

To hear the full interview, and view the transcript, please visit… Continue

Added by Andy Boyns on April 20, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

At the speed of sound

“Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.” McQueen, Cars (2006)

Have I just landed my first role as a character voice in a major animated feature film? “Yes!”, would be a great answer, but alas to do that I would at least have had to auditioned… Continue

Added by Andy Boyns on April 11, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Podcast: James Alburger

In this podcast interview, James Alburger describes his many roles in, and background to voice acting, and explains why we should “stay in character”. His conversation includes interesting insights into his partnership with Penny Abshire, and a behind the scenes look at VOICE2010.

To hear the full interview, and view the transcript, please visit…


Added by Andy Boyns on March 28, 2010 at 1:44am — No Comments

Celebrating five years with voiceover

It all started with a walk in the snow, clutching a handful of CDs containing recordings I had done for my university students. January 2005: an English teacher living in Istanbul, Turkey, with very little knowledge of the local language and, frankly, I had no idea about how the VO world worked or what it really entailed: just the desire and self belief that whatever it was I wanted it and could do it.

That week I visited studios, TV stations, and somehow found 3 agents –… Continue

Added by Andy Boyns on March 4, 2010 at 9:37am — No Comments

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