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Canadian/Spanish Connection

Why are there Mexican restaurants, but no Canadian restaurants?  While you ponder that, please pass along the message in this blog to your Spanish-speaking VO friends.  I chose not to send this to individuals, 'cause I have just too many voice-actor friends who do Spanish, and I wanted to be egalitarian about it. My friend and Calgary-based voice-actor Paul Boucher is putting out this call: "Hi VO pros. A good eLearning client of mine here in Canada is looking for Spanish VO talent. They're … [Read More...]


Results of Exhaustive WoVO Chat Today on P2P’s

Today's #WoVOChat on the topic of online casting sites, or P2P's was so full of information, and lacked any rancor. Many of the attendees from all walks of VO contributed some invaluable suggestions that bubbled over into a worthy discussion on many aspects of  the subscription sites. Frustrated with how to make P2P's work for you? Point them to this Storify record of the hour-long stream of consciousness.  It's packed with good … [Read More...]


WoVOChat Today: Online VO Casting Sites

TweetChats are fun, educational, community-building events that can also get to the heart of things 140 characters at a time. At noon Pacific time today, Wed., 2-25-15 World-Voices Organization will host a TweetChat on the topic of P2P's, subscription sites, online casting sites.  Call them what you will, they are the subject of constant discussion, and we'll be adding to that conversation today. Park yourself in front of your Hootsuite or TweetDeck screen at noon PST today, set up a search … [Read More...]

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Zoom IQ6

Everybody's got an idea of what makes (for them) the perfect recording solution for "on the road".  Funny, it's that way for home studios too! In either case, you've got to find what works for you and go for it.  What works for me when I'm away from my home studio is the Zoom H6n.  I love it's robust portability, the pre-amps (new and improved), it's ease of use, and the fact that I can use it independently with built-in mics, or as a pre-amp for an XLR mic.  See my thorough review of the H6n … [Read More...]


Next #WoVOChat: Pay-to-Plays

Given the high participation in almost any online discussion about online casting sites, we expect this week's #WoVOChat to be a barn-burner! In just the last week, a thread on the FaceBook Group that Terry Daniel and I administer (Voice-Over Pros)  has been going on and on.  The arc of such conversations follows such a predictable pattern that some veteran voice actors are loathe to even join-in anymore.  Last count:  181 comments on that thread alone. What are we to make of P2P's?  Should we … [Read More...]

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Tons of Info!

Today's #WoVOChat on the topic of predatory coaches/demo mills overflowed with great information. All of the attendees contributed some invaluable suggestions that bubbled over into a worthy … [Read More...]

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Predatory Coaches and Demo Mills

Yin/Yang Right there are two incendiary terms.  They don't always go hand in hand, but they rarely tell a positive story.  Oddly enough, not everyone agrees on who is or who is NOT a predatory … [Read More...]


Let’s Get Dialectic

Many voice actors think that you're either gifted with the ability to do dialects or you're not.  I suppose it's true that some might grasp the nuances of dialects faster than others.  But that's also … [Read More...]

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My SIP “Brother”…

[...and by "SIP"...I'm not referring to alcoholic beverages] See?...this is what I love about writing a blog AND being in such a helpful community of freelance voice-actors!  Read on: Back in July … [Read More...]

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Let’s Chat About Rates

Voice actors are known for their supportive and enabling acts of kindness.  As a community, most other freelance professionals don't come close.  But in one realm, voiceover … [Read More...]

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101 For Aspiring Video Game Voice-Actors

This is a side of voice-acting I haven’t tried for.  Should I?  I know Brad Venable and DB Cooper (and many others) thrive on the work they find in video games.  It’s not like I wouldn’t want to…it’s just that like launching into ANY new genre, I don’t know where to start…where to find the […]

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CES2015 in 2:10

Got a minute? couple of minutes? The technology, planning, and marketing behind a show like CES is beyond imagination.  It all comes together for 4 days in the … [Read More...]


Pressing On

There's no doubt I suffer a deflation in January.  The build-up to the Christmas and New Year's holidays are so expectant, that you can't help but feel a loss come January.  … [Read More...]

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