Hi from Tokyo,
After I decided to move from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan I realized you don't return to exactly what you left. And so it is true here. With this move,
I brought with me a Public Speaking concept which I developed & taught in LA area Colleges. This past year I've refined the original idea, focusing on an International Market. I'm now in the middle of a website remake which is demanding as I'm not a 'coder' but the site's beginning to show possibilities.
Working in VO & On-camera work is not as busy, read that as "lucrative" as in the past. Establishing strong connections is required in Japan and that doesn't happen overnight. Yet I've worked on several good projects and with the assistance of previous contacts, I've been moving ahead this past year.
The future is going to involve or revolve around Asia and not just China. Japan is set for a resurgence too. India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, are all positioned for growth. Something to think about.
I need to improve my home recording capabilities. Although my equipment is ok, I really must learn how to properly use EQ & Compression to enhance my results and have my Demo's stand out. There must be a book that discusses VO rather then 48-track recording for Musicians.
2013 already and I'm positive about the future. Happy New Year to all @ VU.