Julie Williams

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The Biggest Mistake VO Newbies Make

So many voiceover newbies make the mistake of not approaching voiceover as a business. Like a Subway Franchise, there are expenses: studio, training, marketing. You need a coach to guide you  (not just teach you…but guide you) in what to do next). And, you need to be prepared to invest in yourself, your training, your […]

VoiceOver Industry News

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 … [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

ADR: Creating Emotional Realism in the Soundtrack—Part 2

by Christopher M. Allport (click here for Part 1 of ADR—Creating Emotional Realism in the Soundtrack) There are two main modes of ADR: 1) principal dialogue replacement cues [voice replacement]; and 2) general group walla cues [which may include pass-bys, call-outs and vocal texture]. As the soundtrack carries the story’s emotion, the … [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...]