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May 5, 2010

Daaaad! How much longer til we get to the Death Star?

Filed under: general silliness — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 00:07

Ok, I just had to put this on here,  as you may or may not know, Tom Tom has signed up the voice of Darth Vader for Star Wars Day (Who knew there was such a thing?) on May 4th.  Enjoy — and May the 4Th be with you.

Thanks to Bob Souer over at the Boblog

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May 4, 2010

VO Student Crack! — AKA Direction!

Filed under: Uncategorized — wannabeavoiceactor @ 20:15

I had my 5th class last night. What a class! It was great fun. New instructor – this time it was the head of the school; she wanted to check out our progress (if any). Anyway, she made a comment that I really liked at one point, and it was something to the effect that Direction is like a horribly addictive drug to new Voice Acting students.

After doing this for a few weeks with an instructor, in the soundbooth, recording what we are doing, I can definitely see what she means. The first few takes that I feebly poop out over the airwaves often tend to sound similar to the noises my cat makes when she has downed a particularly large amount of hair. (more…)

May 3, 2010

Online Ad Revenue Jumps in 1st. Quarter

Filed under: general observations, Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 22:13

Facebook | Voicebank.net has put up a link on facebook to an article about ad revenue, which jumped in the last quarter almost 15% to 8.8 Billion!

This is really good news for anyone who hopes to make money off the Advertising Industry!

This is also a good time to bring up the fact that many great sites like Voicebank, Voiceactors in the News, Voicetraxsf, Voiceone,  etc. have facebook presences.  You can follow these and receive constant updates on things going on in the voice over world .  Some of them are also quite active on Twitter, so if you really want to stay connected, you should check it out.

You can simply run a search on Voice Actors, Voice Overs, etc. on facebook and bring up a lot of sites.

Social networking sites are great places to meet people, get information, and establish your own presence in the voice over community.  There have been a lot of good articles done on social networking, both for fun AND profit! and we will get a little deeper into that later.

Voice Care and Feeding

Filed under: general observations, Links to Learn From, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 17:40

This morning I woke up and said good morning to my 8 year old, and I had the proverbial Voice of God! Actually, more like the Voice of God after a hard night of playing poker and smoking ceegars. I have a fairly deep voice normally, but this morning I sound like Froggy off the Little Rascals.

Looks like the pollen must be kicking into high gear as spring may finally be here. Which brings me to a funny realization about this business. That is — it all hinges on a pretty delicate and only vaguely controllable item. Your Voice! (more…)

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