Julie Williams

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Sound Advice: Encyclopedia Of Voice-Over

A Product Review by Julie Williams I acquired the Sound Advice Encyclopedia of Voice-Over during a recent trip to Los Angeles to network with dozens of industry professionals. I began reading the book on the way home. I was blown away. After all… in my 37 years as a professional VO talent, what could this […]

VoiceOver Industry News

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Hal Douglas Leaves His Voice Behind

Hal Douglas, a well-respected icon in the movie and TV voice-over for his work in trailers and commercials, passed away March 7th at the age of … [Read More...]

VoiceOver Technical

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Do I Need ProTools To Have A Professional Actor’s Home Studio? (Part 1)

This perennial question comes in many forms, but the answer is almost always the same: No! OK, let me elaborate on that... First, a little background on Pro Tools. Digidesign, now owned by Avid, created Pro Tools to meet the demanding needs of the professional recording engineer. Those needs include the ability to record many audio tracks of … [Read More]

VoiceOver Business

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VoiceOver Success Doesn’t Happen by Accident

One question Quiz.  Which is true? a)     “You have all your fingers. You should be a concert pianist!” b)     “You have a great voice. You should do voice-overs!” c)     “You’ve got a very steady hand. You should be a brain surgeon!” d)     None of the above The answer, of course, is D.  But if you chose B, we are not mocking you. … [Read More...]

VOICEOVER RESOURCES

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VO Newbie Corner: The Time Is NOW!

I noticed lots of chatter in the various voice actor forums this month about new talent being unable and/or unwilling to begin auditioning. The reasons vary wildly but there is a lot of “my demos aren't ready and/or good enough”, “my website isn't ready and/or good enough” to “I don't sound like I think I should sound” and “I'm only good with my … [Read More...]