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April 25, 2010

Voice Talent Productions

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 01:58

Added a new link to Voice Talent Productions. This is a fun blog that has articles that will be helpful to voiceover students, but even more, it is a slice of voiceover life. News, people, conferences, and just interesting observations on all sorts of things from professional voice actors. If you want to live the life, you oughta audit it a little first; and this is a good place to start.

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April 24, 2010

Bill Pryce

Filed under: Links to Learn From, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 15:50

Added a link to Bill Pryce’s blog. Bill has a great blog which often has instructional posts that will be of interest to students, as well as just having a bunch of interesting posts on Voice Actors and VA life in general. Go there! You’ll like it!

Microphones

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:52

Keep in mind that we are just starting out and are really not in need of a Neumann U87 or some other such magnificent specimen of the old-world microphone-makers art!

On the other hand, the microphone that came with the computer is NOT gonna cut it, even for us newbies. (more…)

Audacity tutorials

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 05:36

Just added a link to a site with a bunch of tutorials on how to download Audacity, how to add the extensions, how to set it up for optimal performance on your computer, and last of all, how to use it.

April 23, 2010

Recording Software

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 01:26

If you are going to get serious about Voice Acting, you are going to have to be able to record your voice, and sooner or later you are going to have to be able to send it to people, probably as an MP3 file. That means you are going to have to get up to speed on some computer audio software. (more…)

April 22, 2010

Voice Actors in the News!

Filed under: general observations, Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:59

Well, a certain Voice Actor has come to my attention this morning and I just have to tell you. Its not everyday that a VA makes it into national news!

D C Douglas, who WAS the tag line voice of GEICO has been released from his duties there. And no, he’s not the little green dude. Full article is available on the Huffington Post.

Seems he just couldn’t stop himself from making a rude, but funny, phone call to one of the TeaBagger organizations and leaving a little message; which you can hear at the link. (more…)

April 21, 2010

Peter O’Connell

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 06:12

Added a link to Peter O’Connell’s Blog/Website.

This is a big site with something like 5 years worth of archives of posts covering voiceovers, marketing, news, and whatever strikes Peter’s fancy!

There is also an exhaustive list of VO Blogs and other sites of interest. And that’s not all!–as the man said; there is also an entire free E-Book about getting started in Voiceovers available here.

This site is a voiceover (and more) class in itself.

Check it out.

Paul Strikwerda

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 05:40

Added a link to Paul Strikwerda’s Blog.

There are a bunch of very well written articles here (well, on Paul’s site, obviously not on this site!) about the daily nuts and bolts of VO work, like landing a freelance job, figuring out rates, taking care of your voice, etc. But there are also a lot of articles more in the line of just improving yourself in general, and thereby improving you VO skills, as well as your life.

You can quite enjoyably drop an hour here before you know what happened.

Forums (or should that be Fora?)

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 04:59

Opened up a new category of links for various Forums and Message boards out there. I love to poke around on these boards and just pick out a topic here or there that interests me and peruse. All the boards I have put up so far are pretty active, and that is one thing that you have to check when you first hit a board; some of them just die off slowly over time, like the dinosaurs (that whole asteroid thing is something the Discovery Channel dreamed up to pass the time).

Boards and Forums is one of the best way to get up-to-the-minute info on the industry, new software, mics, various ad campaigns, who is doing what commercial, and all sorts of other fun stuff. Often this information is coming straight from real Voice Over Celebrities! VO Celebs are people whose voice you know, but you can’t place the face.

April 20, 2010

Corey Burton

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:51

Just added a link to Corey Burton’s website. He is an announcing great and has been around the industry for longer than most, observing and learning and storing it all up. Now he is letting it all out and there is an incredible amount of info on the site about the development of the industry, the equipment, and VO life in general. He currently has a great piece about the evolution of Voice Over Style and how and why we got from the classic Gary Owens type announcer to today’s “No Announcers” state. Well worth a read if you have any interest in the field. There is also a great forum on the site which covers every conceivable aspect of VO and life in general.

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