There are so many roles to play in the business of voice-over, it can be hard to get back in touch with the basics – the love of simply bringing words to life. That’s the easy fun of it – and the rest? We can find some fun there too.
Two weeks from now I’ll be back with fellow Voice Talents, this time in Charlotte, NC. My name is Randye and I am a frequent faffer. (everybody all together: “Hi, Randye!”) Why? Why spend hard-earned voiceover income on plane fare, hotel lodging, and a registration fee? WIIFM? (“What’s in it for me….?”) Oh, so much. […]
I recently heard from one of my agents, someone who represents me in Chicago. We hadn’t had any contact in awhile, so I was checking in to see if we should “break up” or not. You know. Weeding. What she said was both reaffirming and a wake-up reminder: The reaffirming part: “You are an amazing […]
Planting seeds for the future: article I wrote for Technorati about how book finally got published – and these principles apply to Voice Over as well – or any goal.
Sure, Voice Talents communicate all day – but often to imagined listeners, while we are alone in our VO studios. Yes, we have facebook, skype, google + hangouts, twitter, e-mail and (oh yeah) the phone…but there’s nothing like gathering together, face-to-face, to learn, laugh, gather inspiration and revel in the collective energy of one of […]
Are your voice over clients always “right”? This much I do know. The client has the right to ask you to voice the project any way they want. It is their baby, their vision. And then? Trust leads to more teamwork.
Contrary to what some of my friends think, I do not live, breathe and think Voice-overs 24 hours a day.? In fact, one of my favorite things about this business (and I’ve been making a living at it for over 2 decades…yeah, I’m that old…) is that it has given me the flexibility to work […]
So you wanna be in voice overs? Yes. Well, read up, person with that lovely voice. Just check the archives at voiceoverXtra, Edge Studio, or any of the number of fab VO blogs out there, and you’ll get the truth: becoming a professional voice over talent takes lots of training,? hard work, marketing,creating business goals, […]
a good audition is never a loss. While placing second doesn’t pay the mortgage or add to your resume, it’s still its own kind of good acting karma
OK, time to cave. Really! Just recorded a job for a client who might have forgotten about me if not for my newsletter updates. My audiobook producer found me on Twitter. I have clients overseas who learned about me on LinkedIn. Tomorrow night I will teach a marketing tele-class for Edge Studio for beginners on […]