A friend sent me this YouTube video — "The 50 Worst Moments in Video Game Voice Acting":
Is this supposed to be funny? Watching the clips, I felt gripped with terror that at any moment I'd be hearing one of my own performances.
Mercifully, I didn't make the cut. But it got me thinking about a question I'm often asked. It's not the nicest thing to say to a voice actor, particularly one who does video game VO frequently. But it's a… Continue
Added by Kevin Delaney on August 2, 2010 at 12:41pm —
Attaining full-blown celebrity status is a rare and awesome thing. The person with millions of adoring fans enjoys a range of possibility and opportunity unfathomable to the anonymous commoner on the street.
International superstardom should head the list of everyone’s long-range career goals. But just because the world at large hasn’t yet taken notice of you doesn’t mean you have to suffer in obscurity. You can become a… Continue
Added by Kevin Delaney on September 25, 2009 at 10:45pm —
"Most of the trappings typically associated with 'wealth' leave me cold. Keep your tacky art, forget the the gaudy furniture. Give me instead the freedom to move about as I please, and an abundance of time to be able to do what…Continue
Added by Kevin Delaney on September 10, 2009 at 11:42pm —
If you aren't "Levelating" your spoken recordings, odds are they don't sound as good as they could.
The Levelator is a free, downloadable program for Mac & PC that enhances spoken-word audio. I'm not an engineer, so I can't tell you exactly all the things that it does, but its basic function is to make the levels of a recording even, so that everything is at an appropriate, equal volume.
If you missed our live Video Voiceover Chat with Alicyn Packard, an archive is now available!
In addition to her credits in Nickelodeon's Olivia, as well as in video games such as World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Alicyn is the voice of Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Whoops on Cartoon Network's… Continue
Added by Kevin Delaney on August 29, 2009 at 1:42am —
Here's the second installment of my interview with Charlie Vann of KDUX Web Radio, in which Charlie asks me about my favorite voiceover roles, and I share some advice for those who want to pursue VO professionally. (6 minutes)
I'll host a live Video Voiceover Chat on Wednesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time (10 p.m. Eastern).
My special guest will be Steve Reisberg, Booth Director at the TGMD Agency in Los Angeles.
Steve's job — all day, every day — is to direct actors in their auditions for one of the top voiceover agencies in Hollywood. Prior to joining TGMD, Steve was Booth Director at the William Morris… Continue
I'll be hosting a live Video Voiceover Chat on Saturday (8/1) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern).
I'll expand on some of the ideas I discuss in my podcast, "The Business of Voiceover."
In that podcast, I say that the artists who succeed on a high level are the ones who see themselves as independent business professionals. I'll share some new thoughts on this topic, and answer your questions about growing your… Continue
I'll be co-leading an in-studio workshop, SCORING BIG IN VIDEO GAME VOICEOVER, held at Purple Alligator Studios in North Hollywood on Thursday, July 23 and on Saturday, July 25.
Joining me will be Rick Zieff, game casting director & voice director.
Rick and I will share all of our insights about the process of getting cast in video game VO. I'll… Continue
Here's a clip recorded at my "Creating a Killer VO Demo" workshop held this past Wednesday in North Hollywood. (At the start of our session, I asked those in attendance to share their biggest questions & concerns about making a demo.)