Things Will Happen This Week – Watch Closely

Oh, reaction to the VDC buyout of VoiceBank was somewhat muted over the weekend, but… …in the background… …the phone calls were being made.  The alliances were being formed.  The announcements were being readied. I’d watch...

Must See YT: Sheppard/Daniel

Terry Daniel asked, and Erik Sheppard said “Yes!”. Listen to this ~17:00 audio chat between these two frank voice actors on the topic of VDC’s recent acquisition of VoiceBank. Well worth...

Crossroads

Wanna know why yesterday’s announcement involving VoiceBank felt so horrible? Betrayal. We’re all hard working freelance voice actors who expect the world to treat us fairly in return for our trust in the system. And then cutthroat capitalism got in the...

Yes, You Can….But SHOULD You?

The directions say it right there: “…young, hip, urban sounding male with attitude.  No announcery.  Casual & conversational, like you’re talking to friends on the street…” Let’s say for the sake of my example, that...

“Conversational” is the new Announcery

The gig was mine, and the directions were clear:  “professional, educated, confident”. One day later, the client wanted to know, though, if it could be a bit more “conversational”. For the 5,000th time this year, I took a big, frustrated...