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One more time: VO Christmas videos

WOW! Where has the time gone? Last year was VAN’s first Christmas. To celebrate the season, I posted two videos to spread the holiday cheer. Well, now I think it’s a good time to bring those two videos back from the archives and share once again with all of you! 😀

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New to the blog: great apps for voice over

Yeah, there’s an app for that. So true, so true, so true. Even for us voice actors, we can find a variety of apps that make our life easier, more efficient, or just plain fun! That’s why I’ve decided to start a new post category here at VAN: Voice Over Apps. I’ll be highlighting some of the best apps I’ve [Continue Reading…]

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Happy Birthday to me!

I know it might be a little selfish of me, but I just turned 41… and at this age the line between “self-centered” and “self-promotion” has begun to blur! 😉 (Hmm… I wonder what’s in the green box? Could it be a Harlan Hogan Porta-Booth?) By the way, happy belated birthday to Debbie Munro :D, who also shares a September [Continue Reading…]

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The little voice over blog that could

When I first began Voice Actor’s Notebook (VAN) a few months ago, I figured that only a small handful of people would find the blog and actually read it. (“Small handful” meaning me and about four or so others.) When, what to my wondering eyes should appear… Just this past month (June) VAN received over 1,700 unique visitors from around [Continue Reading…]

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Thanks John Florian of Voice Over Xtra!

I’m always extremely grateful when my writing gets recognized by others in the voice over community. And today is another day of gratitude and celebration. Once again John Florian of Voice Over Xtra has reprinted one of the posts here at VAN. Thank you so much for your support! 😀 You can check out the article here: Breaking Into Voice-Over: [Continue Reading…]

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I’m now officially a twit…

Or is it a tweeter? Or is it a twitterer? Titles aside, I’m now officially signed up to Twitter and have begun my journey through the land of social media and micro-blogging. I’m not sure how I’ll be using it. Maybe I’ll just use Twitter to let people know when I update the blog. But who knows? Maybe I’ll become [Continue Reading…]

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10 mistakes when quoting your VO price

As the VoiceJockeys.com saga continues to unfold, many beginning voice-over actors (and even some veterans) are scratching their heads about what is a fair price to charge for their time and talent. Voice actor, Paul Strikwerda, has written an excellent article titled The Wild, Wild West Of Quoting Your Price: 10 Classic Mistakes that was recently posted on VoiceOverXtra.com. I [Continue Reading…]

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Voice actors beware!

I’m still in a fuming state of rage after reading an article that was posted earlier today. It talks about a website where voice talent can sign up to get paying jobs (of which there are plenty.) Voice actor and attorney, Rob Sciglimpaglia Jr., digs into the site’s contract to show the voice-over world just how some websites treat the [Continue Reading…]

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