Voice Over Experts
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In his VoiceWorld Toronto Keynote Presentation, Patrick Fraley will lecture, demonstrate and drag volunteers up on the stage to address voice over skills techniques, methods, mindsets, agendas, procedures, concepts and down-right dirty tricks, which advance the performer's desire into a world of voice over opportunities. Like getting hired. And making money. Pat Fraley is the Keynote Speaker at VoiceWorld Toronto, a conference being held on May 4, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Download...
Ten Ways to Place Your Character Voices
Ever wondered what voice coaches mean by placement? Listen as Elley-Ray Hennessy guides you through ten different vocal placements complete with demonstrations that you can try at home and incorporate into your character voice acting technique. Download Podcast Episode 141
Tips For Those Exploring Voice Acting
Have you dreamed of doing voice work? Voice-over performer and coach Mike Kirby explains how technology and the business of voice-over have changed over time and highlights how these exciting realities benefit the modern voice-over professional. Download Podcast Episode 140
Formula for Creating Evocative, Unique and Developed...
How do you come up with a character? Do you skim the surface or dig a little deeper? Pat Fraley teaches how you can create a character that is evocative, unique and developed. Don't just jump on the performance of the form (how the character sounds) but rather begin by focusing on the content and your personal experience with it. Pat explains his formula for Content + Connection + Form = Character Voice in this Voice Over Experts podcast. Download Podcast Episode 139
What To Do With Ad Copy
What should do you with advertising copy? Is it inviolable or can you make little changes here and there if they better suit your read? Voice-over teacher, performer and producer Marc Cashman shares 4 tips and considerations for what you can and cannot do with ad copy to help make your auditions stand out and demonstrate that you as talent are not only capable but creatively attuned to the copy you're reading. Download Podcast Episode 138
Creating Sustainable Characters
Are you able to sustain the characters you create? Do remember how to get to the place where each voice came from? Elley-Ray Hennessy delivers a comprehensive lesson on how you can use your entire instrument to differentiate characters, make them real and how to document them so that you can quickly get into the voices you have made. You never know when a voice from your catalog of characters will be called upon to audition so do your homework now starting with these tips from actress,...
Naming MP3 Audition Files Properly
Has the way you named an MP3 audition file ever lost you the job? Voice actor and voice-over coach Deb Munro shares from the perspective of someone who has worked with talent on how important it is that voice actors properly name digital audio files when auditioning online. Download Podcast Episode 136
4 Things You Do Naturally With Your Voice That Shape A...
Do you know the basics of voice acting? Breathing life into the written word takes both talent and a conscious effort on your part to craft a message. Kristin Price of Edge Studio shares tips for how to voice well considering factors such as Volume Control, Tempo Control, Pitch Range and Emotional Tone. If you're technically perfect but have no emotion, you've got nothing! Find out more about how four things you do naturally with your voice can create an effective read. Download Podcast...
Getting Used To Your Own Voice By Listening To Yourself...
Voice acting in today's day and age is not so much about the voice but what you can do with that voice. This is acting! Interpreting a script, what you do with those words, how you take direction and how you interpret that direction into the character that you're playing is very important. Dave McRae introduces aspiring talent to what voice acting is, knowing how it sounds and becoming comfortable with your own voice. Download Podcast Episode 134
Understanding Voiceover Jargon and Buzz Words
How can you tell what clients want in a read? Oftentimes, producers will include tags or "buzz words" to describe what they are looking for. J. Michael Collins explores the most common tags he's seen on Voices.com auditions and identifies buzz word categories, explains what many of them mean and guides you on how to use buzz words when auditioning for voiceover work. Download Podcast Episode 132
Collecting Money From Clients Who Don't Pay
Ever had to track down non-paying customers? Non-union voice talent agent, Roger King, knows your pain. Join Roger as he discusses practical strategies he has used to collect on overdue invoices and pick up a few tips along the way that will save you stress and keep the cash flowing. Download Podcast Episode 131
Pros and Cons of Offering Phone Patch Services
What does it take to offer phone patch services and make it profitable for your business? How do you set the limits and parameters of a phone patch session? Anthony Reece shares many pros and cons of offering phone patch and also addresses whether or not to charge a fee for providing the service. Download Podcast Episode 130
Why It's Important to be a Versatile Voice Actor
Do you feel like your voice has been typecast or pigeonholed? J. Michael Collins knows that sentiment all too well! Learn more in this short lecture on the importance of versatility and how an artist can use various tools, including Voices.com, to expand their range. Download Podcast Episode 128
Finding Voice Over Jobs Online and How To Get Them
How does one find voice over jobs? How much work is out there and how do you get it? Ken Theriot shares his perspective and tips for auditioning as a working voice actor who uses the voice over marketplace to promote himself and do business online. Download Podcast Episode 127
Building Your Voiceover "House"
Is your voice over career built strongly and with care? Marc Cashman shares insight on how to go about building your voiceover "house" to get the best results. Building a sound voiceover house is essential to being competitive, consistent, professional and sought after. Learn how to build yours now! Download Podcast Episode 126
Social Networking Tips From Terry Daniel and Dave...
How can social networking benefit your business? The entertaining Terry Daniel and Dave Courvoisier discuss how social media and the use of online social networking tools can promote your voice over services and help you to get work. They also go into detail on how to best present yourself through social networking profiles, utilizing groups to participate in the community and more. Download Podcast Episode 125
Keep Your Eyes on the Copy!
Do you ever take your eyes off the copy? You're invited to be a fly on the wall during one of Nancy Wolfson's private voice over coaching sessions that leads to a great discovery. Find out what happens when you drop the copy and also learn more about what you can do to prevent vocal performance errors when recording a voice over. Download Podcast Episode 124
Pat Fraley's Formula For How To Get Audiobook Narration...
Want to learn how to be an audiobook narrator? Find out what it takes from the Johnny Appleseed of Audiobook Narrators, Pat Fraley. Pat shares his formula for getting audiobook narration work and focuses in on four elements that will get you there including Skills, Personal Style, The Demo and Marketing. Download Podcast Episode 123
The First 15 Seconds
Did you know that on average you only have 15 seconds to get the attention of a producer or casting director? Peter K. O'Connell emphasizes how important it is to immediately establish the tonality of a script, its character, its relationship with the listener and also the sell. With little to no time to waste, what are you waiting for! Download Podcast Episode 122
Jump Start The New Year With Tips From Bobbin Beam
Are you ready for the new year? Bobbin Beam shares ideas for making plans and preparations that will jump start your new year in a big way while everyone else is spending the last two weeks of the year relaxing. Learn tips for communicating with current and past clients, relationship building, saving time, creating value and being different and unique. Download Podcast Episode 121
How Sincerity, Smiling and Movement Affects Voice Over...
Marc Cashman reveals three things that underlay all convincing voice acting: sincerity, smile and physicality. Learn more about how being sincere (truly!), smiling and movement can work together to create an amazing voice over performance. Download Podcast Episode 120
Improving Your Improv
Ever wondered what kind of a role improv plays in voice acting? Being able to think on your feet will be required of you often, especially when working in animation voice over. Marc Graue shares ways you can experiment with your voice and visualize exactly where you are going to help you book a role. Download Podcast Episode 119
How To Produce a Demo for the Audiobook Market
Your demo is your primary promotional tool and is included in your submission for work to an audio publisher. Pat Fraley and Hillary Huber's experience and relationships with audio publishers have led them to suggest that the performer produce their demo as directed in this podcast. Download Podcast Episode 118
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