This week, I’m moving the youngest of my three daughters into her new dorm room as a Freshman at the University of Goodbye Retirement. Blog posts may seem haphazard, off-topic, or downright pathetic, but on the other hand, it could be fun.
Regardless, I couldn’t help but start off the week with some tidbits I found here ‘n’ there…a smattering of Social Media, advice, and job-related voice-over sites. If you don’t have much time, just be sue to read the first one…I’m a big DropBox fan, but I had no idea it could do all THAT.
- Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox – and #4 is golden: Using DropBox to create your own cloud-based music (or VO) library. Compliments of Lifehacker.com. Great site.
- From the . moddb.com site (video games), comes an interesting thread about a guy who just decides he’s going to start doing voice-overs, so he puts up this notice on the moddb.com forum site letting people know (my interpretation) that he’s willing to start accepting their job offers now. ‘Seemed a little pompous to me, but maybe that’s all part of the misinformation about what it takes to do voice-over. I’m not very close to this side of the industry, so I might be misconstruing this thread. Most of these video game forums seem to be full of producers wanting to find voices, but not pay them. Here’s the thread: http://www.moddb.com/forum/thread/male-voice-actor-for-hire1.
- Anybody heard of this site? VoiceActingAlliance.com? The site is a forum…that’s it. There are over 33,000 members, and it seems VERY active, with most categories having activity within the last several hours. I played around on the site for about 15 mins without joining, and my guess this is also a site for voice actors with an interest in voicing video games (animé?). ‘Might be worth a quick look if your’e interested in that sort of thing.
- Speaking of forums, I’m reminded that GearSlutz is such a great place for geeks and tech-heads to hang out. If you have technical, equipment, audio engineering or hardware questions, this is probably the place to post them. The site is largely for musicians, studio engineers, and EE majors, but for technical questions…there’s nothing like it.
- A really PATHETIC example of why freelance talent sites are the enemy of voice-over professionals (most of the time). See this post, promising $15-$25/hour to record a 10-minute tutorial. http://www.freelancer.com/projects/CAD-CAM-Rendering/Solidworks-UserTo-Record-Minute-Tutorial.html.
- Finally…still puzzled by how Pinterest can work for you as a VO marketing tool? Read this excellent short article on SocialMediaToday.com: 3 Things You Must Know About Pinterest: Pins, Repins, and Analytics