These Hours Are Ours

These Hours Are Ours

  Tongue-twisters and mouth warm-ups are a waste of time. That’s my opinion.  I never use them. When I want to talk, my mouth works.  Duh.  It’s not like I’m trying to avoid a pulled hamstring running the hurdles. I say that so you know the...
Your Voiceover Auditioning Primer

Your Voiceover Auditioning Primer

Clients know exactly what they want from your audition.  They just don’t know how to communicate that to you in language you both understand. Getting directions from audition leads that are longer than the copy? I rest my case. Your voice will either fit into...
The Ultimate Guide to DAWs

The Ultimate Guide to DAWs

The marketplace for DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS (DAW) is a crowded field. Most used to agree that the finest one was ProTools – but it was also the most expensive and the most complicated.  Now there’s the totally free and very capable Audacity along with a...
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...