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Skype Real-Time Translator

Skype Real-Time Translator

Think synthetic voices aren't a part of our reality yet? Check out Skype's new feature, providing a real-time spoken word translation from one language to another.  Now, mind you...no one seems to be saying how well this works...but kudos to Microsoft for moving aggressively into this AI arena.  I...

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October Rates Roundtable: Usage

October Rates Roundtable: Usage

We enter a world of arcane language, conflicting buyouts, and digital media streams this month on our Rates Roundtable. "Usage" was something agents handled for their talent...buffering them from predatory and unscrupulous clients -- and they still do that (should).  But independent freelance...

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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 the creative freelancer (voice-actors...

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One Year of WoVO Rates Roundtables!

One Year of WoVO Rates Roundtables!

At first, we weren't sure it would take hold...now, we think maybe it's among the best of our outreach efforts.World-Voices Organization launched the first R.A.D.A.R. Rates Roundtable in July of 2015.  We've been trying to keep the pace of producing one hour-long panel discussion each month.  In...

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July 2016 Rates Roundtable: SAG-AFTRA

July 2016 Rates Roundtable: SAG-AFTRA

One year ago this month, WoVO began sponsoring a series of "R.A.D.A.R. Rates Roundtables".  RADAR stands for Rates And Digital Ad Reform...a fancy acryonym warning us to be aware of compsation challenges/changes in the marketplace, especially as it concerns new streams of digital media.Anne...

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Rates Roundtable:  eLearning

Rates Roundtable: eLearning

When the big national TV spots are not hittin' like they should...or even as a VO career mainstay; eLearning projects pay the bills.People don't talk about it all that much, but eLearning -- or Elearning, E-Learning (whatever) -- often constitutes steady work, with dependable clients, at decent...

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VO Atlanta Rates Roundtable Panel

VO Atlanta Rates Roundtable Panel

'Two big VO conferences in two months. 'Gotta remember to pace myself. :)But, look... these gatherings are golden if you go in with an agenda, a promise to yourself to talk to targeted contacts, and to take lots of  notes/pictures.At the Voiceover Atlanta event in March, I also hosted a panel...

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Oh, You’re Gonna Wanna Check This Out!

Oh, You’re Gonna Wanna Check This Out!

The folks over at the GVAA have been busy.  You know, the Global Voice Acting Academy. Founder Cristina Milizia, and her amazing team of coaches and contributors grew tired of searching through the morass of confusing online resources for VO rates.  What they DID find was either out of date, not a...

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