A Cruise Into Murky Waters

Call me ungrateful.  I’m going to turn up my nose at a chance to get a $12,000 gig. For most struggling voice-actors, you’d think your ship really DID come in to win that audition. I’m talking about a call for voice actors that went out...

What Are You Saying?

You.  The seasoned pro.  You, the experienced voice-actor.  You, the knowledgeable and worldly audio producer. What are you saying when you’re approached by someone who shows the proper respect, passion, drive, and sense-to-ask-the-right-question...
Analogy Apology

Analogy Apology

Despite some really good discussion generated by my blog yesterday — Ostrich or Coyote? — I think it was a weak device for me to use to make my point.  I even said so IN the article: “…I’m not going to go too far with this analogy…most such...
Interested in Making $1,500?

Interested in Making $1,500?

Sure! But what if you knew for a fact that the $1500 voiceover job being posted was for: a major national advertiser all media use for 1 year included multiple versions In other words, what if you knew that recording the spot was actually worth much more than the rate...
Remember Your First VO Job?

Remember Your First VO Job?

Now…do you remember what you got paid for it? I do:  $25…and I was on cloud nine! Would l do that same job today for that rate?  No way.  Then would I have gotten the experience if I HADN’T TAKEN the $25? Probably not. This is ever the predicament of...
Not So Cosmic

Not So Cosmic

When someone doesn’t pay…what CAN you really do? Send nice remindersSent stern remindersDemand paymentThreaten lawsuitThat about exhausts my knowledge on the matter.Thankfully, it almost never comes up.  Three times it’s happened to me in 8 years. ...