Challenges Faced In Medical Narration

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Medical Narration is its own animal. It’s a VO genre that presents unique challenges, but also offers great rewards. One of the greatest rewards in Medical Narration is repeat business. Once a client finds a talent who can confidently, and competently rise to the challenge, he usually comes back time and time again. It’s not […]

Pat Fraley Advanced VoiceOver Audition Techniques Webinar

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Well-known voiceover actor, coach, and author Pat Fraley joins Julie Williams March 10th at 6:00p.m. (PST) for another in a series of lively webinars. This time Pat takes up the topic of advanced voiceover audition tricks and techniques. During the webinar, Pat will cover: How to get the attention of casting directors and clients in […]

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 […]

The Biggest Mistake VO Newbies Make

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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 […]

Faffcon 7: Another Successful VO UNconference

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By Derek Chappell Is my Faffterglow still showing? A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the annual voiceover Unconference, Faffcon 7, at the beautiful Westward Look Wyndham Resort and Spa, in Tucson, Arizona. It was my first return to Faffcon since Faff 2 in Atlanta in 2011, and needless to say, […]

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 […]

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 Dispatches from Voice2014 Saturday August 30 – Last Day!

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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 to a number of breakout sessions grouped by topics today, the conference participants will spend much of the morning and afternoon periods in larger plenary sessions. Don’t forget to […]

Voice2014 Conference Audio Dispatches: Friday August 29, 2014

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Included here are Julie Williams’ audio dispatches from the second day at the Voice2014 conference in Anaheim, California, August 27 to 30. The day kicks off with a presentation by motivational speaker and hypnotist Marshall Sylver, who has made guest appearances 0n The David Letterman Show, among others. Sylver’s keynote topics include subconscious reprogramming and […]

Voice2014 Conference Audio Dispatches: Thursday Aug. 28th

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Here are Julie Williams’ audio dispatches from the first full day at the Voice2014 conference in Anaheim, California, August 27 to 30. And before we go to the audio, we wanted to include this image placed in the conference program by friends and students of  Vanessa Hart, a voiceover and audiobook narrating powerhouse we lost […]