New Webinar: Creating The Perfect Studio For YOUR Needs!

I’m running another fundraising webinar in support of the Bob Deyan ALS Nurses Fund and the HEAR Now Festival.. This one is called The PERFECT Studio to Fit YOUR Needs. It’s on Thursday, December 17th, starting at 6p.m. Pacific / 9p.m. Eastern. If you can’t make the time, every registrant for the webinar will receive […]

Mouth Noise: A Report From The Trenches

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By Brice Weatherill “What’s all this?” asked my wife, eyeing the collection of shopping bags suspiciously. “You know how I’ve been saying that I was getting a lot of mouth noise when I’m narrating my audiobooks?” “Yeah…?” “Well, what I’ve got here is going to solve that problem!” “Wow, it looks like a lot of […]

Voice Over Is LIke Online Dating

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By September Day Carter In most industries, there’s a position to be filled, a job summary is released, resumes are submitted, interviews happen, the position is filled with a few years stability. Unless you joined Merrill Lynch in 2006. Then, you were screwed. But, hey, do you have a nice voice? Great! Read on. In […]

Commercial Voices — A Different Approach To Online Casting

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It’s no secret that online casting has changed the way voiceover talent audition for jobs, are listened to by casting directors, and are selected for projects. You may only have heard about a couple of online casting services, but there are in fact dozens of them on the Internet, some of which work in very […]

New VO Book Review: Making Money In Your PJs

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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. […]

FaffCon Dates Announced

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The 7th annual FaffCon “unconference”  is now scheduled!  The “unconference” will be held from September 18-21 at a fabulous resort in Tucson. FaffCon is a unique voice-over conference in that there are no set topics or speakers.  It’s a peer-to-peer environment, limited to seasoned professional voice talent. FaffCon is a participant-driven professional development event for […]

Sound Advice: Encyclopedia Of Voice-Over

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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 […]

AudioFile Exposes Narrators to Producers

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AudioFile Magazine is the largest source of professional audiobook reviews in the world with over 34,000 titles reviewed. They also provide industry resource guides including Enhanced Talent Listings for narrators who want to increase their visibility in the audio publishing world by exposing their credentials and work to new producers, and reminding producers who they […]

2014 Audie Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the 2014 Audie Awards have been announced. The Audies are annual awards that recognize distinction in audiobooks. They have been bestowed on narrators by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the not-for-profit trade organization of the audiobook industry, since 1996. Click here to see a comprehensive list of the 2014 Audie finalists. The […]

VoiceOver Success Doesn’t Happen by Accident

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One question Quiz.  Which is true? a)     “You have all your fingers. You should be a concert pianist!” b)     “You have a great voice. You should do voice-overs!” c)     “You’ve got a very steady hand. You should be a brain surgeon!” d)     None of the above The answer, of course, is D.  But if you […]