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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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Must-see ads

Smell like a monster… smell like a man

VoiceCoaches.com has a category of posts on their blog called Voice Overs Of The World. Each post highlights a few top-notch voice acting performances. All of which are a great source for study, inspiration, or even just entertainment. The two videos I’m showing you today (found on their blog) have a little bit of each… Smell like a monster (The [Continue Reading…]

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Famous voice actors

A little Harlan Hogan goes a long way…

Here are three wonderful spots featuring the amazing Harlan Hogan. Listen carefully boys and girls, you’re about to hear a master at work! Click the “Read more…” link to view the videos:

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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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Videos

The voice actors behind the Transformers…

I love looking behind the scenes at voice actors in the studio. Here’s a video of the voice actors who did the main characters in the first Transformers movie. (Gotta love Peter Cullen’s voice!)

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Must-see ads

Hamsters are voice actors, too!

Here is a video containing a few spots for the Minnesota State Lottery. I love these not just because the voice acting is spot on, but also because the hamsters are so darned cute!

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Tongue twisters

Tongue twister warm ups with Amanda Sellers (PLUS transcriptions!)

Here’s a tongue-twisting video by Amanda Sellers that contains some really good tongue twisters for voice-over warm ups or practice. I went ahead and transcribed the tongue twisters. They are posted below the video, so make sure to click on the “Read more” link below the video to see them.

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Careers in voice over

The Faces Behind the Voices

Here’s a replay of the segment called The Faces Behind the Voices – CBS Sunday Morning that appeared on TV just recently. (My kids loved it because they could finally see who does the voice of Dora the Explorer!) (Thanks Bobbin for posting this first! 😀 )

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Careers in voice over

What you need to become a voiceover actor

If you’re interested in becoming a voice actor but not quite sure what you need (as far as abilities are concerned), then check out this video by Blair Hardman called Everything You Need to do Voiceovers, and One Thing You Don’t. Some of them might seem obvious, while others might just make you stop and say “Hmm…” (Special thanks to [Continue Reading…]

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