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The case of the disappearing voice actor

I can’t believe it. The last time I wrote was November 30th. NOVEMBER 30TH! Ack! There is a reason. Well, a few reasons to be exact. But before I get back into the full blogging swing of things, I just want to let the VAN readers know that I’m still alive and kicking as well as update everyone on what’s [Continue Reading…]

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You're a voice actor when...

Love thyself

For voice actors, the expression “He loves to talk just to hear the sound of his voice” takes on a whole new meaning.

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In memory of a great man (video)

Thank you Steve Jobs for all that you have done to make our lives easier, better, and a whole lot cooler. You will be greatly missed. Apple commercial with Steve Jobs doing the voice over

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Careers in voice over

This guy’s got game! (video)

What do Yakko Warner (from the Animaniacs), Pinky (from Pinky and the Brain), Raphael and soon Donatello (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Hadji (from Jonny Quest), and about another billion animated characters have in common? The answer: ONE incredibly talented voice actor! His name is Rob Paulsen No, I’m not talking about a quote from a popular 1999 movie. (Actually, [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

The new voice over job

After briefly mentioning the new voice over job that I got back in August I’ve received quite a few emails asking me to talk about some of the juicy details. Since I aim to please, this post will be all about what exactly the job is, how I landed the job, what the job entails, how much time I spend [Continue Reading…]

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We are more (video)

I recently stumbled across this great video of a poem called “We are more” written and read by Shane Koyczan at the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. It’s a powerful performance of some very moving words. (Special thanks to Paul Strikwerda for posting this on his blog where I found it. Paul, you’re awesome!) I [Continue Reading…]

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A new job, a disease, and long hair (video)

I realize that I haven’t written in about a month, but there is a very good reason. Well, actually two good reasons. A new job The first is that around the middle of August I landed a new voice acting job, and it’s the kind of job that voice actors salivate over: a full-year-contracted-guaranteed-pay kind of job! So I was [Continue Reading…]

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How an audiobook is made

During the month of June, audiobook narrator Scott Brick posted one tweet a day on how audiobooks are made. Accompanying each tweet is a link to a video. If you’d like to see the whole tweeted conversation and the videos, then head on over to How an Audiobook is Made.

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Careers in voice over

Working for peanuts – not prime rib

This isn’t a detailed scientific study. This isn’t even a controlled experiment. It’s just an observation of a single occurrence. And yet every voice actor in the industry has seen something similar. They know this is going on and they know it’s causing the slow decline of the voice actor’s salary and the cheapening of our image as highly-trained professionals. [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Recording on the road

I just got back from a much-needed vacation. While on vacation I enjoy doing as close to nothing work related as possible. It’s not that I hate my job. In fact, I love this job! But to me, vacation is a time for family, friends, and fun… unless I’m invited to audition — and then it’s time to do a [Continue Reading…]

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