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Careers in voice over

Something every beginner should know

Ira Glass of This American Life is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of being a person driven by creative ambitions. In this video, Ira shares some extremely profound advice for beginners to any creative field. It doesn’t matter if you’re an up-and-coming writer, designer, musician, actor, or voice actor, these words will hit home. Check out the program’s [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Choosing a voice coach – part 1

Okay. So, you’ve made the decision to really try out this whole “voice acting” thingy. You’ve read some really good books on voice acting and maybe even listened to a voice over seminar / webinar or two. But now you feel it’s time to take the plunge; to dive in deep. That is to say: start taking lessons from a [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

What is a voice actor?

“What exactly does a voice actor do?” is a question often asked by those curious about this occupation. For some time now I’ve given a basically bland answer to this question. But recently after much thought (and maybe one too many beers) I’ve come up with what I believe to be a more accurate definition: A voice actor is someone [Continue Reading…]

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Script analysis

Script delivery and technique tele-seminar

Grab this free tele-seminar with VO extraordinaire Terry Daniel and legendary voice over artist Bobbin Beam as they discuss script delivery and how it applies to doing voice overs. Get it here

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Careers in voice over

VO beginners beware! (scams and other nasty stuff)

Just recently I came across yet another website selling an ebook all about how to become a voice actor in no time at all. It had the standard hype: all you need is a computer, some free software, and a microphone! No experience required! In this post I’d like to shed a little light on these “expert” voice-actor authors and [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Success In Narrations Webinar

On Tuesday, February 8th VoiceOverXtra will present a webinar called AUDIOBOOKS 2011 Success in Narrations taught by award-winning voice talent and trainer Bettye Zoller. You’ll learn how to enter and expand your role as an audiobook narrator, learn specialized skills in audiobook voice acting and marketing – and understanding how this rapidly changing business works. Lots of great information for [Continue Reading…]

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Tips & techniques

VAN’s best voice acting blog posts of 2010

2011 is here! And man do I have a bunch of cool posts planned for this year! But before venturing into new voice over blog territory, I thought it might be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and share some of the best posts of 2010. In no particular order of “coolness” (since they all are, in my [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Volunteering your voice

In two previous posts (one titled Wanna become a voice-over actor? and the other titled I really hate to scare you but…) I threw down two challenges to aspiring voice actors; challenges that are meant to get VO beginners into the habit of acting like, well… actors. Working on the two challenges is all fine and dandy if you like [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

I really hate to scare you but…

Even though Halloween has passed and all the stores are already running in full Christmas mode, I decided that I’d like to give you just one last scare — and it’s a biggie. This scare is for all of the people who are interested in becoming voice over actors. It’s especially for those who think that being a voice over [Continue Reading…]

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Tips & techniques

The Acting Blog

Voice acting has very little to do with the kind of voice you have and has everything to do with how well you can act. And the only way to get better at acting is to study it from as many sources as you can and practice, practice, practice! One source of acting inspiration for me has come from the [Continue Reading…]

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