Julie Williams

Kimberly Woods auditions for audiobooks with Debra Deyan of Deyan audio.

Audio Dispatches from Voice2014 Saturday August 30 – Last Day!

This is the last day of Voice2014 in Anaheim California. But just because it’s the last day doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on. Rather than going to a number of breakout sessions grouped by topics today, the conference participants will spend much of the morning and afternoon periods in larger plenary sessions. Don’t forget to […]

VoiceOver Industry News

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2014 Audie Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Audie Awards have been announced. The Audies are annual awards that recognize distinction in audiobooks. They have been … [Read More...]

VoiceOver Technical

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Headphones or Studio Monitors — Part 2

[In Part 1 of this series I discussed headphones. I also mentioned that headphones and studio monitors each provide a unique perspective of the sound of your voice—Headphones give a very “clinical” impression of what’s recorded. By that I mean you are getting a direct feed of the record sound into both ears without the added acoustics of your … [Read More]

VoiceOver Business

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New VO Book Review: Making Money In Your PJs

I love not only the title, but the content of Making Money in Your PJs, by Paul Strikwerda. Not that I make money in my PJs… no, I make money in my bathing suit in between dips in the pool! Either way, it is a fun life! But that doesn’t mean everyone is qualified for it. So often people come into this field because all their lives people told … [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...]