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Best Practices When Choosing Your Voice Talent

Best Practices When Choosing Your Voice Talent Getting the most out of the casting process, preparing for the recording session and ultimately keeping the talent for the long haul. Casting is finally over: Best Practices begin Out of too many auditions to count, you’ve managed to find the right voice over talent for your brand.  It might be a commercial.  It could be an explainer video.  Maybe even an eLearning module or concert Promo.   Whatever the project is, the voice you found has sure brought some life to those words!  He or she gave an interesting take on the material – one that no one else thought of.  Everyone else on the creative team is on board.  Thank God!  Now you can rest easy and…

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Voice Talent Wisdom: Not Your Typical Advice Column

  Voice Talent Wisdom: Not Your Typical Advice Column 1.) We often hear of most success stories in this industry that involve being in the right place at the right time.  Stories from the fortunate few in this industry who have gone on to make six, even seven figure salaries and achieve a massive amount of recognition for their talents and the story is pretty much all the same.  A top agent just happened to be waiting in line at Starbucks and heard them speak, pulled them aside and now you’re the voice of this channel and that network.  Their long-standing voice was out sick or on vacation with his/her family. It just so happened that they needed an emergency job and hired someone else.  Now they…

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Casting Directors. Are they necessary? (in Voice Over) Part One.

  Casting Directors. Are they necessary (In Voice Over)?  Part One. By now I’m sure you’ve probably heard about a remarkable new documentary out on HBO called “Casting By”, which profiles the often misunderstood role of casting directors in the film industry.  In particular it focuses on the career and influence of one woman, the late Marion Dougherty, who hand-picked and helped foster the careers of some of the most legendary actors in Hollywood history.  While this documentary focused solely on the role of the casting community in film, I was touched by this documentary in many ways.  For one, it resonated with me, as I had considered a career in casting years before I became a voice talent, so I understood the process the…

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P2P or Not2P? That is the Question

 P2P or Not 2P? That is the Question.   Whether it is nobler in the mind  To suffer the slings and arrows of the  Every day fortunes and perils of people in the flesh Or take arms against a sea of online casting sites And by opposing end them?; To lose out, to not book. It’s been a great New Year so far!  The past two weeks have been booked solid with a steady stream of voice over work (hoping it stays that way), several networking opportunities, daily marketing and, last but not least, lots of tweeting! (which I didn’t often do before; please follow me https://twitter.com/crvoiceman) I feel extremely fortunate and lucky.  A lot of this has been made possible by my own diligence…

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