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Recording on the road

I just got back from a much-needed vacation. While on vacation I enjoy doing as close to nothing work related as possible. It’s not that I hate my job. In fact, I love this job! But to me, vacation is a time for family, friends, and fun… unless I’m invited to audition — and then it’s time to do a [Continue Reading…]

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Ahaarrrr! (video)

When faced with this same situation, could you keep your cool?

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Choosing a voice coach – part 2

In Choosing a voice coach – part 1, we looked at some of the different types of lessons out there and how to find the best match to your learning style. Now in part 2, we’re going to talk a little bit about what kind of person you want as your coach. Should he or she be a full-time voice [Continue Reading…]

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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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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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Do you know HISHE?

Today’s post introduces you to the world of HISHE — How It Should Have Ended: original videos of new and funny endings to popular movies. What I like about HISHE isn’t only that the videos are a hoot, but it’s proof of what people can do when they have an idea and run with it. Too many beginners to voice [Continue Reading…]

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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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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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Voice over “Great web reads”

I subscribe to a wide variety of blog RSS feeds. Some are really good. Some are just okay. And some are better off being lost in the backwaters of Google’s 100th page of search results. More often than not, when I see a great post I get the urge to write about that same topic. But two things stop me: [Continue Reading…]

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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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