To quote Tom Daniels,?a fellow VO talent and friend (at least on facebook!), ?If you have your equipment together (which today can be a laptop with free editing/recording software, a good USB Mic and a quiet area to record), you are just nanoseconds away from any location worldwide! The rest is passion, talent and marketing […]
Voiceover, Voice Talent, Voice Acting
Radio Imaging: A VO Coach is Coached
Big thanks to Dave DeAndrea, fabulous voice talent and demo producer?as well.? We met at faffcon last year, and I called on him to help me with my latest demo for voiceover work: radio imaging.? After 15 years as a radio personality in Connecticut, leaving to concentrate on voiceovers full-time, it seemed a perfect fit […]
The Flexible Life (sometimes!)
One of the things I really love about the Voice Over business is that no day is exactly like the next.? One day, travel to the city to record a medical narration; the next, walk up a flight of stairs to my studio to voice a phone system for plumbers. Some days, hours of recording. […]
Fun with telephony
Got to voice an awesome telephone on-hold system today…so, um, human.? Instead of “Your call is important to us”, the copy read “OK, I know you didn’t call us because you want to be put on hold, but since out awesome reps are all busy right now, we’ve got a bunch of fun facts you […]
Voice Talents, Live and in Person
Voicing a website narration in your pajamas (does anyone really do that? I have to be dressed to work ? if you count t-shirt and shorts as dressed): great. Meeting people online who also get paid to talk (well?to communicate): really helpful. Connecting with these online friends and new VO talents, for real, in person?: […]
Proof-listening – take the extra time!
Just finished a corporate/technical narration ? at home, so that means editing as well as voicing. Final product almost 15 minutes. After the first listen, I corrected a few obvious things (self-direction has its flaws, so then it?s time to take off the narrator hat and put on the director/engineer persona ? adding even more […]
Giving Back – even in “102 degree heat index” weather
Technorati Tags: randye?kaye,elizabeth?chatsworth Had the pleasure of announcing names of riders as they bicycled over the finish line yesterday at the Connecticut Challenge for Cancer ? I think over $800,000 was raised, thanks to the brave souls who rode 10,12, 25, 50, even 100 miles to raise the dough.? Susan Saks, Elizabeth Chatsworth and I […]
"Give me 5 in a row"…huh? tips for new voice actors
Sooner or later, as a Voiceover Talent, you?re going to hear this direction: ?OK now, just give us five in a row.?? This usually happens when you?re at the opening line or closing line of the copy, but your client may also ask for it anywhere else.? Why? Usually one of two reasons: The client […]
who's Randye, anyway?
? Voice Talent, voice actor/actress, voice artist, voiceover – whatever you call it,?I’ve been doing it for over 25 years for?long list of clients including Priceline.com, Dannon, Kyocera, Big Lots, Burger King, Executone, Continental Airlines, MISTO, Toshiba, Verizon, and Kohls.??? Trustworthy, warm, intelligent and versatile voice for countless websites, e-learning courses, phone systems, on-hold messages, […]
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