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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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Script analysis

Script delivery and technique tele-seminar

Grab this free tele-seminar with VO extraordinaire Terry Daniel and legendary voice over artist Bobbin Beam as they discuss script delivery and how it applies to doing voice overs. Get it here

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Careers in voice over

VO beginners beware! (scams and other nasty stuff)

Just recently I came across yet another website selling an ebook all about how to become a voice actor in no time at all. It had the standard hype: all you need is a computer, some free software, and a microphone! No experience required! In this post I’d like to shed a little light on these “expert” voice-actor authors and [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Voice over “Great web reads”

I subscribe to a wide variety of blog RSS feeds. Some are really good. Some are just okay. And some are better off being lost in the backwaters of Google’s 100th page of search results. More often than not, when I see a great post I get the urge to write about that same topic. But two things stop me: [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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Microphones & equipment

BOOM Baby!

I love getting new toys, especially when those new toys help me make an even better voice over studio. Just recently, I got a new “home studio” toy, and it has made recording even easier. This purchase is one more link in my home studio makeover (which I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.) The new goodie that [Continue Reading…]

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Messages

Are you a dumb little man (or woman)?

I admit it. I belong to a not-so-elite group of people who proudly wear the title of “dumb little man.” And the good news is that this group isn’t exclusively for men only, women can be a part of this group, too. 😉 So, if you fall into this category, what can you do? Simple: check out the Dumb Little [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Success In Narrations Webinar

On Tuesday, February 8th VoiceOverXtra will present a webinar called AUDIOBOOKS 2011 Success in Narrations taught by award-winning voice talent and trainer Bettye Zoller. You’ll learn how to enter and expand your role as an audiobook narrator, learn specialized skills in audiobook voice acting and marketing – and understanding how this rapidly changing business works. Lots of great information for [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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