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April 29, 2010

Working on a Real Project

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 16:54

As voice over students, we are all familiar with the feeling of working on copy that is only for our own practice, even if that copy was (or is) real copy for publication in one form or another.

It is interesting, fun, and educational; and I find that there is some copy that I get right away, and then there is some copy that I am never going to get no matter how much I practice it. I’m like Lucy on the Chocolate Factory Assembly line, the harder I try, the more of a mess it becomes. (more…)

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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 27, 2010

Marketing

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 20:40

Had my 4th class last night. New teacher, and this time we did less script reading and talked a little more about the business of voice acting.

Just in case you didn’t realize it, this career you are embarking upon is a little different from filling out an application and starting to crank out the Crabby Patties!

At some point down the road, we are all going to be possessed of the Magical Golden Pipes (we hope), and we will sally forth into the bright sunshine with our hot little CD clutched in our sweaty hands! — Now What? (more…)

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…)

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.

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…)

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