Just when you think you might be gaining ground in the holy grail of search optimization, along comes a method for finding voice actors from way out in left field.
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Producers and clients of voice talent: Here’s a primer in how to conduct a live directed session over the phone.read more
There are plenty of scoundrels, imposters, shysters, and charlatans in the world of VO coaching. Here’s a suggestion.read more
Does your age define or limit the number of jobs you qualify for?read more
A blog for you TL:DR people.read more
Here it is…the promised recording of the GVAA/VOAA/WoVO Webinar.read more
…to an online conversation you need to see.read more
…to save your time and grief.
The rest will follow.
There’s no more secret to approaching VO for the first time than there is ANY freelance “gig” profession.
It boils down to one word.
You’re gonna hate me when you find out what it is.
You already know, and you’ve let it get in your way.
Apparently, a lot of people want to coach voice acting these days. But why?…and who? When does a voice talent become a voice coach…and where are the rules & regs? A few observations within…
Courtesy never goes out of style. Neither does consideration. If this is a relationship business, then here are some tips to curry good relations.
Yesterday, I was reading through my Google Alerts, and came across a Craigslist ad placed by a seasoned VO pro. I've re-printed most of it for you to see below the line-break. The ad came complete with a graphic, phone #, website address, a map to his major U-S city...
When your speaking apparatus is gunked-up... you can't keep up your VO commitments so well. And Boy Howdy, this is the season for gunking! How many times have I seen anguished posts on social media groups begging anyone for quick-fix solutions that will allow the...
Launching into the world of voice acting is a steep challenge. There are no manuals, but plenty of "opportunities". The opportunities range from legitimate offers of help to outright predation, and everything in between...including the costs involved. As you would...
The estimate that only 5% of voice actors are truly supporting themselves and their families with strictly voiceover work is probably close to correct. (remember, 47.93% of all numbers quoted online are made-up). Whatever the number (almost impossible to discern),...
What day of the week would you say comes with the highest concentration of VO audition requests? Uh-huh. Monday. Now, let me explain that my prime daypart for recording auditions is midnight to 3am. Lately I've also adding 11am - 1pm after I rise, for doing...
Does anybody watch TV without the DVR running in the background any more? Either way, your homework assignment for tonight is to play back pay a prime-time or prime-time access program and pay special attention to the commercials. Right. The thing that we all...
...like you really needed one, right? Well, September 10th-11th is apparently a very popular VO weekend in Las Vegas. Two coveted voice acting coaches will be here for weekend workshops. #1. Pat Fraley Pat is hands-down one of the top VO coaches...he could do this on...
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We all struggle in our isolation to do what’s right and still pay the bills. The temptation to underbid, accept less for money good work, and to undervalue our worth is strong.
Here are 7 proven reasons it is a hollow misconception.