The Bob Deyan ALS Nurse Fund Launches

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There was a huge turnout at the Deyan Audio Northridge studios atwhat would have been Bob Deyan’s 57th birthday party. (Bob succumbed last year to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.) The occasion was used to launch part of his legacy: the Bob Deyan ALS Nurse Fund. Even Bob’s 93-year-old […]

Faffcamp II: Educational, Inspirational, Motivational

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My first “Faff” event was a fabulous experience. More than 150 “faffers” converged on San Antonio, Texas in mid-March, combining business with pleasure. They grew their voice-over careers while taking in culture, enjoying their peers, and of course eating the best TexMex food on the planet. What differentiated this event from other voice-over conventions I’ve […]

The Voice-Over Business Trip: How to Permeate a VO Market

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By Julie Williams As I prepare for my upcoming business trip to Atlanta, it occurs to me that many voice-over folks may not even know what to do on a VO business trip! So I want to give you a short outline of what I did in preparation for my Atlanta VO business trip.  Of […]

Plan For Success in 2015 (Part 2)

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Last week we discussed the necessity of setting goals in order to maximize your potential in the new year. (See: Plan For Success in 2015, Part 1.) We talked about Annual goals being broken down into quarterly goals, into monthly, etc.  Hopefully you downloaded the goal planning sheet and brainstormed about how you can achieve […]

Plan For Success in 2015 (Part 1)

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Don’t make New Year’s resolutions?  You should.  I’m not talking about resolving to lose those last few pounds or vowing to be more patient with the kids,  (Although I do believe those are great resolutions.)  I’m talking about business planning. The old adage “If you fail to plan, plan to fail,” is often true in […]

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 […]

Animation, Part 2

By Stacey Turner Click here to read Part 1 of Animation GETTING ON THE RADAR Once a voice actor has stocked their proverbial toolbox with skills and recorded a strong animation demo, how can a newcomer get on a casting director’s radar? “I think agents are a great way to do it because we rely […]

Animation, Part 1

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By Stacey Turner If you’ve dreamed of voicing characters for an animated TV series, or imagined crying out in pain as your video game character is felled by a hail of bullets, here’s some advice: before you schlep your family, pet ferret and collection of Stars Wars action figures across the country, read what four […]

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 actors selected to […]