Julie Williams

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Bob Deyan Loses Battle With ALS

It is with profound sadness that I announce that Bob Deyan lost his battle to ALS, this morning.  Bob was truly a pillar in the audiobook community, as is his wife, Debra. Bob has produced more than 10,000 audio books. In the process he directed celebrity readers such as Richard Dreyfuss, Craig Ferguson, Raven Simone, […]

VoiceOver Industry News

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The Deyan Institute Raises The Bar in Audiobook Training

“Today, anyone with a microphone can get into this type of work. And with the barrier to entry being so low, these people have a burden on themselves … [Read More...]

VoiceOver Technical

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How To Use Skype As A Phone Patch

First, you have to choose how you would like to use Skype, and whether the director or client requires that you have the ability to play back recorded takes. I’ll outline two different methods, the software and the hardware mixer methods. First a little about how to setup your Skype account to prepare for making and receiving calls with standard … [Read More]

VoiceOver Business

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Voice Negotiation Tools and Tactics

Price negotiation is one of the more difficult parts of a voiceover business. In the new voiceover marketplace, those with the sharpest business AND voiceover skills will survive. It takes guts to negotiate a job. It also takes a STRONG view of self worth. If you don’t believe in your skills and the value of your time, it will be very difficult … [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...]