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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On The Road: Mixing the iPad With A DAW

Ever since I got an iPad earlier this year, I’ve been looking for a way to hook a decent large-condenser mic to it, so I would be ready for those times away from home when I needed to voice a quick audition or (with luck) a paying job. I’ve watched the online videos of the “big guys” like Beau Weaver and Joe Cipriano doing their recordings on the … [Read More]

VoiceOver Business

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The Casting Room: Behind Closed Doors

Oh to be a fly on the wall when the producers, writers, and directors are listening back to the casting session. Well, I got to be, for a long time. For the most part, a Casting Director runs the session (has the actors in, gives them direction, records them…) and then sends it off to the clients so they can listen to it at their leisure. There … [Read More...]

VOICEOVER RESOURCES

Works For Me: Barbara Rosenblat Audiobook Seminar On .mp3

I recently picked up a copy of Barbara Rosenblat's "How To Become An Audiobook Narrator," an .mp3 seminar, distributed by Dan O'Day. For those of you who don't know anything about Barbara Rosenblat, she's voiced more than 400 audiobooks, has earned eight Audie Awards, and is an accomplished actress besides. This 2 hour 20 minute seminar is … [Read More...]