Wannabeavoiceactor's Blog

May 3, 2010

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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April 30, 2010

Voice Bank Blog

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 02:33

Well Crud!!  Here’s something I missed completely! I have posted about the VoiceBank site where there are huge listings of agencies, studios, producers, etc. — Including Agency Demos of all their talent!

Well somehow I completely missed the fact that they also have a blog!  And what a blog!  Several years worth of articles concerning every aspect of the VO world, and lots of interviews, and even the occasional funny video.

Check this out, there’s hours of good stuff here.

April 29, 2010

Internetvoicecoach.com

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 18:15

Just got an e-mail from Voice One in San Fran.  That is Elaine Clark’s school which I have spoken about before and linked to on the right side there.

They have begun working with Internet Voice Coach and their instructors will be adding article periodically.

To quote from their e-mail. IVC.com is:

“The first website devoted exclusively to every facet of voice-over, with online video and audio tutorials, monthly webinars, interviews with casting directors, agents, and producers, as well as some of today’s top voice-over celebrities. Internet Voice Coach has monthly audition contests, a huge database of practice scripts from all areas of the industry, and yearly members get personal feedback (sent directly to their email inbox as an mp3 file) on any audio samples sent to IVC for critique”.

There is a monthly or yearly fee to join, and there is a special deal on the price through May 31.

Yes, there are a lot of online training facilities that would love to get your money and it is hard to know when they are worthy and when they are not — But! — I have some knowledge of Ms. Clark and her operation and her bona fides – and I suspect that if she is lending her name to an operation, then it has some real value.

Check it out! If you don’t live close to any kind of training facility, this might be your best bet. In fact, it might be a good bet even if you do live close to a training facility.

Sound Advice Clients: in-studio Workshop

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 14:17

There is an interesting collection of MP3’s here.

These are student training sessions in the soundbooth. You can hear the direction and you can hear the students working on the copy. I find that when I am in class and worrying about my upcoming exercise I can’t really concentrate that well on the other students when they are in the booth. This is an easy way to listen and concentrate.

This is from a studio down in LA where Kate McLanaghan runs a school called Sound Advice. They also do demos.

Oh, and there are also several recordings featuring Nancy Cartwright, you know, Bart Simpson?

Voicetrax in the News

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 04:26

The Silicon Valley Mercury News just published an article about my schoolVoicetrax!

Check it out, its a fun piece and tells you a little about some of the students.

April 28, 2010

Found a couple of Voice Over News Sites

Filed under: general observations, Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 18:36

Here are some links to a couple news sites that I found a lot of interesting info on.
VoiceChasers and
Voice Over Times.

These sites along with Voice Actors in the News, give you a great overview of the current events in Voice Acting, and for me, they also make me feel a closer connection to the people and the industry.

Knowledge is Power!

April 26, 2010

Voice Over Practice Copy

Filed under: general observations, Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 20:22

One of the things that you are gonna have to do if you want to get ahead in this business before AARP starts hitting you up for membership, is take it upon yourself to Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!! reading copy.

Unlike my 8 year old, who informed me that he didn’t need to practice guitar, because he gets enough practice during his once-a-week 45 minute lesson (and believe me — he Doesn’t!!) you, me, and everyone else starting out is going to have to practice at home, on the road, in the bathroom, wherever the urge grabs you! (more…)

The Lowry Agency Blog

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 04:09

I just added a link to a good voice over article at the Lowry Agency, now I am adding a link to the blog itself.

There is a lot of info here that is of real use to someone who hopes to one day sign on with an agency.

April 25, 2010

“Getting Started in Voice Overs” — Good Article

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 14:18

Getting Started in Voice Overs « The Lowry Agency Blog.

Great article here, lots of links to other resources on getting started in Voice acting.

Voice Actors in the News

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 02:20

Here is a great site for keeping up with the latest Voice Acting news. Get to know your new field!

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