ADR: Creating Emotional Realism in the Soundtrack—Part 1

by Christopher M. Allport The sound of the human voice is capable of evoking more emotion and feeling than any other sense. Automated Dialogue Replacement, otherwise known as ADR or “looping,” is a vital post-production soundtrack technique that provides a massive sense of emotional realism for television and film audiences. For some directors, ADR is […]

Audio Publishers Association Meetups

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) hosts networking Member Mixers throughout the year. APA Member Mixers offer a low-cost opportunity to mix and mingle with members in a more relaxed setting than is offered at other APA events. These Mixers present excellent networking opportunities throughout the year and on both coasts. 2014 Upcoming Mixers: Member Mixer: […]

Voice2014 Audio Dispatches From The Red Carpet Reception: Wednesday Aug. 27th

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Julie Williams is on the road at the Voice2014 Conference in Anaheim, California, August 27th to 30th. Julie and her booth assistants will be sharing quick audio interviews with speakers, panelists, and conference attendees, plus plenty of images from the conference. We’re expecting daily uploads from the conference crew, so check back often. The dispatches […]

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. […]

Voice Negotiation Tools and Tactics

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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 […]

What Is A ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter?

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A ‘Cease and Desist’ letter, like it sounds, is a legal letter demanding you to stop an activity now, and in the future. In the voice over world, cease and desist letters usually are received by talents for their improper uses of a trademarked name, or copyrighted material. I have actually been seeing more and […]

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 […]

Voiceover Training | Racks and Stacks or Priorities Out of Whack?

By Dan Friedman People new to voiceover are always asking me about effects stacks. For those of you who don’t know what effects stacks (or effects processors) do, or for those who don’t know what I’m even talking about, you are in luck. This article will help explain a couple of the most commonly used […]

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 […]