Bruce Kronenberg of Abacus Entertainment: Interview

Interview With Bruce Kronenberg of Abacus Entertainment Bruce Kronenberg Interview Last week Abacus Entertainment celebrated their two year anniversary and the launch of a brand new website. For those of you outside NYC or new to the voice over business, Abacus Entertainment is a media production company that specializes in voice over education, demo production, and on-camera training here in the city.  Well over a year ago I had the opportunity to sit down with my former voice over coach and Abacus co-founder, Bruce Kronenberg, and featured our interview as a piece on my blog.  Abacus has come a long way since then.  And the industry has certainly gone though some changes as well.  Bruce’s story and experience with voiceover though is unique in that he started working in…

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The Three Tiers of The Voice Over Audition

The Three Tiers Of The Voice Over Audition A Wee Bit Of Change No matter how you look at it, the voice over auditioning process has gone through a wee bit of change over the years.  Dramatically.  Well, basically everything went online.  And the sheer volume of work continuing to head in this direction has sent one or two tidal waves throughout the industry. Go ahead. Admit it. There are times when you take auditioning for granted.  We don’t realize the work it requires and the realities setting into place.  ‘Ah, they’ll love me.  All I gotta do is lay down some money reads and it’s a given’  Kudos to you for the confidence!  Were you also aware that there are a few layers to the…

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You’ve Heard This Before

  You’ve Heard This Before Dear Readers, I’m back to that place again.  That dreaded feeling of being over-whelmed by the vortex of VO talent blogs, posts, groupies, conferences – everyone disclosing their secrets (and all at the same time I might add), sharing endless wisdom they absolutely have to get off their chest, news that someone somewhere is recording a commercial and they had to let us know how “productive’ they were that morning, etc.  More of the same, more or less.   (CUE booing and ‘ugh, Christian, GOD, WTF dude’) Are you also feeling a bit over-whelmed?  Is your head spinning? Well, make the choice to get away and stick with it.  That’s what I did and do often. I went on a…

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