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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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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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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How To Bid An Audiobook

No matter how much you want to voice a particular audiobook project, it’s prudent to follow certain procedures in the bidding process—or you might find yourself working for free—or even losing money in the process. Audiobooks are notoriously low paying voice-over jobs. As many well known talents will tell you, you’ve got to love storytelling or … [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...]