Voice Actor Therapy

Voice Actor Therapy …or Heresy For The Voice Actor Hey all- Welcome Back! Hope you have been both busy and having fun these past few weeks!  Including Halloween.  Did anyone dress up as a U87 or an AKG C 214?   Did anyone go as Don LaFontaine?  Whatever or whomever it was, I hope you at least had fun doing it.  I was home watching horror movies on my couch with a glass of wine and what a time it was! Finally some cool Fall weather headed our way. Wait, what’s that “hissing” sound?!  Oh right, that’s my radiator.  Gotta stay warm.  Hopefully it won’t interfere with any recordings. Well, I’m back with another voice actor blog post. You know, the one where I talk about things…

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Geniuses Read? You Bet!

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Geniuses Read? You Bet! Geniuses tend to have so many of the same habits, don’t they? I love hearing about iconic figures and from where they may get their inspiration, especially when it comes to literature.  In our modern digital age, we do see less people reading actual books or talking about profound works that have resonated for them.   Yet the power of immersing yourself into another person’s words and/or story can create a lasting impact, as it had here for the late Apple founder, Steve Jobs.  Knowing that his creations were informed by other geniuses, is truly inspiring. Jobs’ lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. By combining tech and the liberal arts, Jobs said that Apple was able to “to…

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A Dream Day for A Voice Over Artist

7am- Wake up 715am- Drink water with lemon to flush the toxins and lube the pipes 730am- Prepare script notes for session, check emails 8am- Source-Connect Session with new client in Germany 830am- Edit and FTP Session 845am- Coffee Break…FINALLY! 9am-11am Auditions, Marketing, Cold Calls, Blogging, Read the News etc 12pm-130pm- Travel to Manhattan to record National TV Campaign 2pm- Lunch 3pm- Auditions at Talent Agency 4pm- Gym 6pm- Home for Dinner, Auditions, Emails, Record Pick-Ups 8pm- Take a stroll around the neighborhood 930pm- Zone out to a movie or funny YouTube videos 11pm- Bed. 7am- Wake up 715am- Drink water with lemon to flush the toxins and lube the pipes 730am- Prepare script notes for session, check emails 8am- Source-Connect Session with new client…

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It’s Not All That Bad

It’s Not All That Bad. New age wisdom for the average voiceover artist. When we’re constantly being bombarded with things it’s good to take a break or give our attention to things in small doses.  Lately, for me that’s been happening.   The following list of experiences, thoughts, epiphanies might help you get through these cold winter months.   And with a grain or two of salt. 1.) If you’re always doing favors for people for the sole purpose of getting something in return, you should re-evaluate the need to do so in the first place. 2.) To past, present and future producers and/or voice over-seekers, it’s kind of awkward when you ask me if I think YOU could do voice over.  As a friendly reminder,…

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The Land Of Almost. It’s Better Than You Think.

The Land Of Almost.  It’s Better Than You Think. Believe it or not, I’m an optimist. Almost booking a voiceover job or getting short-listed is sometimes better than booking because, for me,  it means there’s another opportunity around the corner.  Of course one doesn’t know for sure and there’s a good amount of indecisiveness on the client side, but I’ve found the odds are usually in my favor.  Trust me- it’s a good feeling. We can all agree that rejection takes a certain amount of fortitude and bravery.  So much so that it’s caused me grow an impenetrable wall around mind that prevents any toxic thoughts or negative energy from entering.  Well, lately that is. Not to brag but I’ve been doing pretty well.  Lots…

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