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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

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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Great web reads

Outrageous Aflac audition videos

Now that Gilbert Gottfried lost his job as the voice of the Aflac duck, voice actors from around the globe are battling for this one primo gig. Others have taken this opportunity to have a little fun amidst all the calamity. No matter which side of pond you swim in, I think you’ll enjoy these videos:

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Famous voice actors

Voice over videos galore!

Now that things here in Japan seem to be not so “panicky”, it’s time to roll up my sleeves and get some actual blogging done. Since I haven’t posted some good voice over videos for a long time, I figure that there is no better time than the present. Here are seven (count ’em, SEVEN!) videos to wet your voice [Continue Reading…]

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Must-see ads

My No-VO television commercial!

Here’s my latest appearance on TV! About a month ago I auditioned and landed a TV commercial gig for a travel agency here in Japan (did I ever mention that I currently live and work in Japan? I didn’t? Oops! 😉 ) Anyway, it just aired today both on TV and on the travel agency’s website. It’s part 1 in [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Sorry to rain on your VO parade

Recently, voice actor Paul Strikwerda created a very eye-opening video about the realities of becoming a professional voice actor. It’s worth checking out (and now you, too, can finally hear how to correctly pronounce his last name! 😉 ) Remember: being a voice actor really is about loving the job. It certainly ISN’T a get-rich-quick profession. But if you love [Continue Reading…]

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Must-see ads

Great VO work in holiday commercials

Here are some great holiday commercials from Best Buy. Listen carefully to the voice acting — there are some excellent performances going on here! As always, a special thanks to Voice Coaches for scouring the Internet for such great voice over videos and sharing them with everyone!

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Famous voice actors

Yeah… I gotta thing for Harlan Hogan

(Notes from Harlan’s website) Harlan narrates Christopher Kimball’s recreation of a 12-course Christmas dinner originally hosted by Fannie Farmer in 1896. Fannie Farmer’s Last Supper is playing throughout the holiday season on PBS.

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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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