My favorite time of year is upon us yet again. For those of you new to my world, I love Halloween the most because I find most people more ‘themselves’. If you go out for the evening, or on the streets with the kids, pay attention to how much more approachable people are. I truly find people come out of their shell because they are behind a mask for protection. Just like when people have a little drinky poo to allow them to feel more comfortable at a venue or to get up and…Continue
Added by Debbie Munro on October 2, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments
You will need the following ingredients:
- Voice talent with their own unique style.
- The right agent to suit your abilities.
- Home studio or in person studio.
- Genres you suit.
- Demo to sample your expertise in that particular…Continue
Added by Debbie Munro on October 1, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments
You got the job! You’re at the mic, you have the script and you did the audition. You know exactly what you did in the audition and you are ready with your character. You open your mouth and go through the first read. The client says, “Great! Now let’s try one just a bit more natural” You think, “No problem” You take another pass and yet again the client asks for it to be more natural “Just…Continue
I have a special treat for you all this month, an article from a dear friend, a protege of mine, and on top of all of that my wonderful assistant, John. Bon appetite!
Finding your niche market.
Added by Debbie Munro on July 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Have you ever considered that Voice Acting is a healing process? In fact acting of any kind usually lends itself to a sense of healing for those that seek it. There are many types of personalities out there that dabble into the VO market. Some are actors, broadcasters, and more while others are lawyers, doctors all the way…Continue
Listen in on this Source Connect interview with programmer Rebekah Wilson, who, along with an incredible team of experts, created the program Source Connect back in 2005.
What started as a conversation at the dinner table, soon turned into a reality allowing voice talent to send or receive remote recording signals and bridges to ISDN connections, allowing you to record virtually from anywhere in the world via internet or intranet and never…Continue
Recording from Home Etiquette
In an environment of your choice carefully blend:
1 quiet environment
1 home studio
A ton of dedication
1 supportive family
The hardest part about this recipe is obtaining the first ingredient. It’s one thing to have all the right equipment but it’s a completely different matter trying to get your environment to cooperate with you.
“Mom did you turn…Continue
Added by Debbie Munro on June 18, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments
Due to the most recent audition I posted for a local Ford client, I find it absolutely necessary to share some Audition Do’s and Don’ts for your AT HOME auditions. If I could only play for you all the auditions I received!
From your home computer:
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS FROM CLIENT BEFORE PREPARING
Be sure you are suited for this project
1 proper acoustic studio
1 recorded mp3 audition – (edited to final take or 2, but do not…
Added by Debbie Munro on June 1, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments
We still have a 3 more spots available for our LAST Calgary workshop. We will be putting the Double Diva's workshops to rest for a while so this is the final confirmed workshop for some time.
Whether you've attended before or not - discover new things no matter your level:
VO Star (Voice Talent Competition Opened to all)
Character Rolodex - (Creating Characters that Work - Animation and Commercial)
Character Improv - (Put your Characters to the test)
Added by Debbie Munro on May 21, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments
Hopefully you’ve taken enough training now that you KNOW you are ready to make a demo. Depending on the demo director/coach/producer you choose, you may want to help create your demo copy. Keep in mind we are talking about demos that are created from scratch, not demos…Continue
Image Courtesy of Ambros
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m seeing a huge slump in the industry right now, in fact in most industries. It could be a result of the unfortunate drop in the economy in the U.S., it could be a bit of saturation in the market, it could be clients are holding off on spending, or…Continue
Work your copy! Find your character! Learn the back story! Know what you’re reading! But then don’t over practice either! AHHHHH make up your minds! It can all seem overwhelming…you’ll hear one thing from one person and then something totally contradicting from the other. Just goes to show you…Continue
Recording in Mono vs Stereo
The more you work in this industry, the more you take for granted the little things that you gradually learn on your own, might not have known starting out, or learned by trial and error. Much like what format to record in….Stereo or Mono? I’ve had several students send me files to listen to or critique and the files are Voice Only. When they recorded, they recorded in stereo. Stereo is only meant to separate the left and right sound channels…
Added by Debbie Munro on March 8, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Well, I always love it when something I write up can ellicit discussion
among the VO community and my article Thursday on investing in yourself
did just that. My inbox was buzzing with kind comments, letters of thank you
for encouragement, and questions about continuing education. As you
know, I am always here for any of you who think you might benefit from my…
Added by Debbie Munro on March 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This is such a tough time for many. The economy is catching up to most of us and everyone is tightening the noose on their budgets....understandably so. What a predicament for many. You've invested a ton into your craft, both in time and in money. You have family and friends that are rooting for you to…
Added by Debbie Munro on December 19, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments
No, I’m not talking about a serious dump here people…..I’m talking about your signature line. A statement that explains exactly what you do or what you can provide. What’s most important about your log line is that it suits your personality and that you can follow through on your promise.
You don’t want to create a log line that is false – for example: “The World’s Number One Voice Talent!” Don’t we all wish? There is no such…
Added by Debbie Munro on November 29, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments