Throwback Thursday

[I’m off to the wintry weather of Central Illinois to bury my last remaining aunt.  Please enjoy this repeat blog — one of my most popular] 10 “Musts” Before Sending That Audition Actually, there are  maybe 15-20 things you CAN do before you...

The Discerning Auditioner

You should audition for every job that fits your wheelhouse. Knowing your wheelhouse is the trick. So…half the jobs are off the slate for me.  I’m not a woman, and I don’t do female voices. I’ll also pass on most of those that ask for a...
Can you do…??

Can you do…??

Honest-to-goodness posting for a needed voice actor: We’re looking for a male narrator whose a Jack Nicholson/Joe Pesci/Vincent Price type for a low budget unconventional horror film that’s currently in post production. The ideal candidate’s vocal...
9 “Musts” Before Posting an Audition

9 “Musts” Before Posting an Audition

Actually, there are  maybe 15-20 things you CAN do before you send each audition…but these 7 points cannot be overlooked…the Holy Grail of “must-do” actions on the pre-flight list.This checklist is humbly submitted as my own intellectual...

I want “THAT” Voice

Honest-to-goodness wanted posting for a voice actor: We’re looking for a male narrator whose a Jack Nicholson/Joe Pesci/Vincent Price type for a low budget, unconventional horror film that’s currently in post production. The ideal candidate’s vocal...
Audition Head Trips

Audition Head Trips

THE POSER Most foundational psychological theory holds that we present to the world the person we want people to see.  Apparently as young humans, the world seems too daunting for most of us, and we learn early on to construct a facsimile of ourselves (with a few...
Context

Context

My newfound source of insider information —  “JJ” — calls it Zeitgeist. Of course, that’s a word from our Teutonic neighbors that means:  “…the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era…” Ace VO...
Feedback Follow-up

Feedback Follow-up

Voice Actors are starved for feedback. Intrinsic in that yearning is a need for validation that the efforts we make reflects professionalism, progress, and proof-of-performance. Am I close? Am I barking up the right tree? Am I in the ballpark? Did I make a final cut?...
(Embarrassingly) True Story

(Embarrassingly) True Story

Setting the stage: A well-known, top-notch commercial audio studio in a major city puts up a call for auditions on Voices.com. The Specs: The voice-seeker is looking for a Pirate voice…something…well….loud and boisterous and over-the-top mean...