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Tips & techniques

Believability AND clarity in voice overs

The word was “draperies”, and it was part of a simple 15 second spot for a furniture store. As I diligently listened back to my most recent practice session I heard a major fumble. The pacing of the other words was fine. But when I said the word “draperies” I kinda flew through it, just like I normally say it [Continue Reading…]

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Messages

A special thanks to Voice-Over Xtra!

I’m honored. Tickled pink. And downright feeling good! The website Voice-Over Xtra featured one of my posts on their website. You can read it on Voice-Over Xtra by clicking here or on VAN right here. (Although, you can only read the wonderful praise they give VAN by reading it on their blog. 😉 ) I’ve been a subscriber to their [Continue Reading…]

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Messages

New list of voice over books

Here’s just a quick announcement to let you know that I just finished putting the “beginning” touches on my list of the best books on voice acting and doing voice overs. I say “beginning” because this list is by no means complete at the time of this writing. How can I make it more complete? Well, I gotta read more [Continue Reading…]

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Tips & techniques

Divide and conquer:
a voice acting practice method

Voice acting is an art, there’s no doubt about that. And being an art form, we can apply some very cool practice methods of other art forms — namely music — to this craft. Back in college I majored in music (composition and audio production). Now obviously, in order to get any degree related to music, you have to become [Continue Reading…]

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Microphones & equipment

My “high-tech” voice over home studio

Ok boys and girls, it’s time to open myself up to you, bare it all, to “show you the goods.” Yep. It’s time to pull back the curtain (literally) and give you a sneak peak into my utlra high-tech voice over home studio! Now I warn you, if you are a beginner to voice acting and doing voice overs, then [Continue Reading…]

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Tips & techniques

Vocal warm ups with Rodney Saulsberry
(+ transcriptions!)

Looking for some good vocal warm ups to get your voice ready for your next big (or medium or small) gig? Well, voice over talent Rodney Saulsberry put together three fantastic videos of tongue twisters that he personally recommends. As a bonus, I’ve included a transcription of each of the tongue twisters from all three of the videos! Just copy [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Have you heard this one?

While checking out one of my favorite voice over blogs, Vox Daily, I came across a great little joke by voice over artist Vicki Amorose. In the post where this joke comes from, she explains how we, as voice over artists, need to stop taking ourselves so seriously — which is good advice for everyone (even if you are a [Continue Reading…]

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Tips & techniques

Give the gift of your voice

Christmas is almost here. And as you look around you can see many hapless souls scrambling about trying to get those last minute gifts. Hey, maybe you’re one of them… or maybe you’re not. Well, wherever you fall on the gift-giving spectrum, there’s one gift that you might want to consider: your voice. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro [Continue Reading…]

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