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May 30, 2010

Bob Souer Podcast

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:58

Bob Souer was interviewed and you can hear the whole thing here.

Bob

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Jeffrey Kafer Voice blog

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:44

This is an interesting article from an interesting blog. Jeffrey is a moderator on the Voice Over Bulletin Board too.

Jeffrey Kafer Voice blog.

When Do You Need a Voice Over? « The Lowry Agency Blog

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:39

Here is a quick, interesting article about voice overs and when you might use one. When Do You Need a Voice Over? « The Lowry Agency Blog.

May 16, 2010

The Intellectual Leap

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 03:31

What IS it that a Voice Actor is paid to do?

The copy writer thinks you’re an illiterate mouth breather, the director thinks you’re a prima dona who can’t listen, the engineer thinks you are the luckiest SOB on earth to make what you make for reading out loud, the client thinks you’re a large, needless, debit on his personal compensation, and the target audience out there trudges on regardless, unaware that you even exist!

Just what the heck IS IT that you are DOING?

You, my friend, are performing magic. (more…)

Free 3 day trial at Internet Voice Coach

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 03:05

I have already written a little about Internet Voice Coach before, but now Paul Strikwerda has an article about it on his blog (which I have already mentioned as well and it is a great blog too) as well as a link to a three day trial membership.

You can use this to try out the site and see how you like it.

Definitely give it a shot, click here.

May 13, 2010

Last Class (of my beginner’s course that is)

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 04:54

Had the last class of the beginner’s course last night. Sort of bittersweet experience.  I am glad that I have learned all this stuff and made it through, but now I have to go scratch around and dig up some cash to start the next one!

We did some character work (hilarious – although mostly unintentionally hilarious) and some script stuff, and then the teacher just asked us a question:  “So one of your good friends comes up to you and says: ‘Hey!  Voice Acting huh?  What the heck is that all about?'” (more…)

May 5, 2010

What to do when the Director can’t Direct

Filed under: general silliness — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 00:51

Ok, well, this one dovetails in here nicely with the last two posts, not only concerning directing, but also falling right smack dab into the general silliness category.

Listen and learn from the thoughtful way that William Shatner assists this struggling director!

Thanks to Voices.com for the clip.

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

April 30, 2010

Writing your own copy

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 20:58

I mentioned the other day that I talked my way into making my first commercial. Of course it is on the internet, and almost no one will ever hear it — but I think that is probably a plus given my level of expertise at the moment!

The other thing I mentioned though is that I am also creating the copy! Whee!

That is a lot of fun, and gives you a slightly better appreciation for the copywriters that hacked out that stuff you have been slaughtering in class! (more…)

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.

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