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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

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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Messages

Are you a dumb little man (or woman)?

I admit it. I belong to a not-so-elite group of people who proudly wear the title of “dumb little man.” And the good news is that this group isn’t exclusively for men only, women can be a part of this group, too. 😉 So, if you fall into this category, what can you do? Simple: check out the Dumb Little [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

7 Steps To Building A Better Brand

On January 4, the good people over at VoiceOverXtra will start the new year with “7 Steps To Building A Better Brand” – an info-packed webinar led by voice over expert, Bettye Zoller. In this webinar, Betty will detail how to analyze your current brand marketing, offer effective marketing techniques, and show you how to keep your brand consistent everywhere [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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Studio tips

Mic placement for voice overs (kinda)

While doing a little YouTube surfing the other day I came across two short but informative videos about mic placement for vocals. These videos are meant for singers, but I found that they’re also quite relatable to recording voice overs as well. Click the Read more link below to check out the videos. Enjoy!

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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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Careers in voice over

VO beginners: Where is your focus?

If you’re a beginner to voice acting, then you might think that there is a tremendous amount of work and practice that needs to be done before you can even get your budding career off the ground. And you’d be right — there IS a lot. So much so that the mountain of work might appear to block out the [Continue Reading…]

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Tips & techniques

Learning foreign accents for voice overs

A buddy of mine tipped me off to these four videos on YouTube about how to learn foreign accents for voice overs. While I’m not yet at a level in my voice acting journey to delve into practicing foreign accents (I’m still working on mastering my own accent! 😉 ) these videos are still a great learning tool. If anything, [Continue Reading…]

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