Acoustic Treatment for Home Studios

Acoustic Treatment for Home Studios

For the freelance voice actor, no one issue is more important nor more challenging than buying/building/configuring a home studio….and in the age of COVID, it’s absolutely essential to have a home studio. You agree?  Good, then you know of what I speak. ...
4 Ways to Avoid Shooting Your VO Business in the Foot

4 Ways to Avoid Shooting Your VO Business in the Foot

We make enough mistakes on our own through impatience, inattention, sloppiness, or just plain ole pig-headedness.  Why add to your troubles with stupidity? Seriously.  While many of us are perfectionists, and hold our actions to high ideals, there’s no reason...
The VoiceOver Thanksgiving List

The VoiceOver Thanksgiving List

There’s not a lot of hope floating around here at the end of the year. But it turns out HOPE is not an emotion so much as it is a way of thinking.   Hope happens when:  You have the ability to set realistic goals  You know how to achieve those goals  You believe...
Health Insurance for Voice Actors

Health Insurance for Voice Actors

Could it be true? Did someone actually manage to put together a health insurance plan for us voice actors?…not musicians…not union members…not producers…but talent? If it’s for real, then it’s YUGE. Info, and a caveat below: I only...
V.O.T.E.

V.O.T.E.

This election is historic. They all are, BTW.  Every single one. National elections have been a part of my professional life as a TV journalist since Reagan/Carter in 1980.  40 years, 10 elections. Yes, I’m that old. Because I’ve been a...
Why You Won That Audition (or not)

Why You Won That Audition (or not)

It’s not you. You did everything right — or as right as you could, given your experience, coaching, equipment, interpretation and commitment. Your audition met the specs just about perfectly. But… The TRUE reason you didn’t win that audition...
The One Certain Way to Find New Clients

The One Certain Way to Find New Clients

Well, two things actually. First the set-up: In the newsroom we complain about the work.  Doesn’t everybody?  We complain about it, and then in a brief moment of humility, we say:”…Hey!….at least it’s not digging ditches…!”...