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Black Friday VO Special

Black Friday VO Special

EVERY ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE...like...almost never, I'll openly endorse -- even sell -- something on this blog I think will have good value to the voice-over community. This is one of those times. Most of you know of Bill DeWees.  I write a blog.  He video blogs.  His video messages are so full of...

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Tobias. Vegas. January.

Tobias. Vegas. January.

Recent years have seen the foundation of a Marice Tobias tradition in Las Vegas:  an all-male weekend voice-acting workshop. Now, she's scheduled another (the third)...and what a great way to get VO going in the New Year! If you've been toiling in the voice-acting trenches at all, you've likely...

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‘Best $47 You’ll Ever Spend

In less than two weeks, the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC) takes place in New York City.   The conference itself is only one day, but the entire Audiobook publisher's community makes this their seminal annual event by putting APAC in the context of other meet-ups, sessions, mixers,...

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Garret/Fraley Get Serious About Comedy in Vegas

Garret/Fraley Get Serious About Comedy in Vegas

How many times have you heard that you won't break through as a voice talent until you've taken some acting classes? Have you ever taken a class from Pat Fraley? No? Make an appointment with yourself to do so.  (Here is a list of his upcoming workshops). If you have trained with Pat, you know what...

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COACH VOAT Totals

COACH VOAT Totals

It just seemed appropriate that I would FINALLY crunch some numbers on the Voice Over Awareness Today (VOAT) contributions from September, on this, our national election day. Many of you participated, and if you haven't perused all the meaty answers from the four weeks of shared knowledge, maybe...

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Tagging for Jobs and Profit

Tagging for Jobs and Profit

Admissions with a hush. Producer and Voice Over Coach Nancy Wolfson creates her own original lingo for getting her point across in acting for advertising, and it's spot-on.   Admit the obvious, and tinge it with an urgency or a hush. In this 13th and final video excerpt from her HOW TO SOUND REAL...

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Like Driving Off a Cliff…

...when you get to the end of your spoken sentence....without enough steam Obvious?  Apparently not, 'cause we've all done an injustice to it.  C'mon...admit it. Nancy Wolfson's 11th video tip in a straight series of 13 weeekly video ckips seen here on the old blogeroo makes it clear:  Support the...

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You Can Do This Lying Down

You Can Do This Lying Down

For Nancy Wolfson's 9th instructional mini-video in our weekly series, you get a real lesson in (men) learning to relax the voice. This is one of the longest of the 13 video tips in the series: HOW TO SOUND REAL AND NAIL THE SALE. What I like about this and all of the Wolfson mini-video lessons is...

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Rume for Volume

Rume for Volume

So many of us got into this crazy business of voice-acting from the crazy business of radio.  Hey, we've been cutting spots for the clients every day in our radio jobs...surely there's better money in this when you're working for yourself, right? There are so many things fundamentally wrong with...

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Pictures In Your Mind

Pictures In Your Mind

A 30-year TV career, and I was never exposed to the concept of a StoryBoard until I started dabbling in Voice Overs. In TV News there's no time for the luxury of conceptualizing your perfect pictures first.  You just use the available pics you're given...and write the story as best you can in a...

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