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Audiobook narration

The making of an audiobook – part 3

So, you’ve followed my advice in part one and recieved the proper training along with knowing if you really want to do this. And you took my advice in part two by searching for novels that fit your vocal style and auditioning for them. Now in part three, you’ll learn about some very important things you absolutely must do after [Continue Reading…]

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Audiobook narration

The making of an audiobook – part 2

I like to use ACX.com to find audiobook jobs. But choosing which book you’d like to audition for isn’t easy. There are many things you need to take into consideration before warming up your studio and recording your audition. In part two of the “The making of an audiobook” series, I’d like to talk a little bit about just that [Continue Reading…]

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Audiobook narration

The making of an audiobook – part 1

About two months ago I was hired through ACX.com to narrate an audiobook. It’s a full-fledged, 14-hour, fantasy-fiction novel filled with a multitude of unique characters with varying ages and accents (about 5 main characters, 5 minor characters, and at least 15 or so periodic characters. Oh! And the narrator’s voice, too.) Having reached the half-way point in the production, [Continue Reading…]

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Famous voice actors

Video time: Sock Puppet Theatre!

What do you get when you take some real dialogue from website comment sections, have them voiced by killer voice actors, and then have the whole thing performed with sock puppets? Simple: You get Sock Puppet Theatre! And when I say killer voice actors I mean some of the top voice actors in the industry! People like Rob Paulsen, April [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

This is AWESOME!

I just saw this posting on a job website and had to share it before it was taken down. Finally someone is speaking out! I did a quick edit on 1-2 things (plus removed the website’s name) but other than that it’s pretty much 100% as seen on the job website. Please check it out!

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Videos

HISHE – Superhero edition (video)

It’s been a while since I posted videos here on VAN. And since my last post was “heavy on the deep-side” I thought it might be fun to put up a video or two (or three or four or…) The following videos are from one of my favorite sites called “How It Should Have Ended”. The Dark Knight Here are [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Ignorance isn’t bliss – it’s insulting

I’m getting annoyed. Very, very annoyed. I’m getting annoyed at how some voice seekers have become almost condescending towards voice actors. The tone with which they write their job descriptions and the budgets that they post are down right insulting. Yes, I understand that many voice seekers are ignorant of the voice-over world, its rates, and what voice talent have [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Wanna be big? Then start small

Ok. So you wanna be the next Sponge Bob or Porky Pig or Joker or even just a smaller character in an animated series. It’s a good goal. Goals are good. But if you are just starting out as a beginning voice actor, then you’d better stop packing your suitcase for your big move to Hollywood. There are so many [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

10 hard rules of life

I’m not sure where this originated, but it arrived in my inbox the other day. I usually don’t pass along these “forward-this-to-the-whole-world” kind of emails, but after a quick read-through I knew this was something worth sharing. It’s mainly aimed at young students who haven’t graduated yet, but I found many of its points very applicable to those of us [Continue Reading…]

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