Have you ever wondered how to get on the Recently Hired list at Voices.com?
Well, three of the most frequently hired male voice talent on Voices.com are willing to share their expertise and knowledge with you at an exclusive Edge Studio event - and you don't have to be in New York to attend!
Suitable for voice actors of all experience levels, from those just getting started or those with existing subscriptions who want to up their ratio of auditions to awarded projects.
What do you do when you've got a good script with ambiguous creative direction?
Do you shoot from the hip or dig in a little deeper?
Getting an audition that is seriously lacking in direction can be seriously frustrating.
Not knowing what to do, you might simply take your best shot at it. But there are a few tried and true tricks to deciphering a script. The copy itself often has tell-tale signs into how the writer envisions the voice-over.
In today's VOX Daily we are joined by guest blogger, Tommy Griffiths, a professional voice talent and voice-over coach, as he lends some words of wisdom on self-direction for those awkward moments when you encounter a vague script. Join us! It may just help you land that next audition.
When you develop a character, what do you do to really give them a life of their own?
The best way to draw an audience in is through good storytelling and believable characters.
Sometimes, the script gives you clues that you can work with and other times, you need to create a backdrop of your own.
How do you infuse authenticity into a character?
Find out in today's VOX Daily!
When you first meet another voice actor, what is the first thing you notice about their voice?
I asked a number of professional voice talent their thoughts on the matter and some of their observations are really quite intriguing!
What sort of things are you listening for?
How might your peers be hearing you?
Join the conversation in today's VOX Daily!
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
In reviewing results from thousands of community members, a common theme surfaces; while people love the Voices.com marketplace, amount and variety of opportunities, educational content and more, a point of frustration is that of the competition, specifically too many talent auditioning for the same jobs.
This frustrates us as well because our desire is to see more Voices.com members getting work.
What can we do about this?
We've created a solution to address this concern and make it easier for more Voices.com members to be heard and hired.
Learn more in today's VOX Daily.
Are you an Hispanic voice artist looking to expand your horizons doing voice overs in English?
If so, you might want to consider what it takes to successfully approach the American market!
There are a few key things you can do to stand out from the crowd that will help you to meet the needs of North American clients.
Who better to learn from than someone who's been there and knows how it's done?
Spanish voice artist Simone Fojgiel, a Uruguayan now residing in the USA, shares her tips in today's VOX Daily!
Are there times when your voice needs to work double duty?
In addition to keeping hydrated, breathing well and regularly modulating your voice, doing silly characters and vocal acrobatics can also keep your mind and voice engaged during long periods of vocalizing, particularly as it relates to the spoken word.
How do you keep going? What can you do to spur yourself on?
Whether you're practicing, proofreading or simply reading aloud for the sheer joy of it, you'll want to try some of the ideas shared in today's VOX Daily!
What would you do if you could not read the words typed here?
One of the most fascinating things about the written word is that it can be consumed in a number of ways, not solely relying upon one's vision.
Join guest blogger, Herb Merriweather, as he opens another dimension to us so to speak about what it's like to read without reading, to see without seeing and what it will take to make accessible media truly accessible in today's VOX Daily.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to record copy in a voice-over script really quickly?
If you've ever a disclaimer read at lightning speed to squeeze in more words during a commercial, you've witnessed speed talking in action. What most people don't know about speed talking though is that the skill can be learned and can be mighty useful as a voice-over talent to possess.
Are you a candidate for speed talking?
Find out what it takes in today's VOX Daily!
Are you ready to rock in 2014?
With the new year just begun, we invite you to pull up a chair and listen to over 20 podcasts that will present ideas for how to go about getting an agent, improving upon your craft as a voice actor, finding more work and getting a better return on time spent auditioning.
Looking back one more time at 2013...where have you been?
How far have you come and where are you hoping to go?
Share your voice over new year's resolutions and reflect on the year that was in today's VOX Daily!
Have you noticed that some jobs at the site are highlighted in green?
Today, we introduced a new feature called Promoted Jobs.
You may be seeing more of these as time goes by.
Learn more about this feature, its benefits to clients posting jobs and what it means to voice talent using Voices.com in today's VOX Daily.
By Lin Parkin
Was there a voice actor in particular who inspired you to get into the industry?
Comedy is tough, but it's even more difficult when you don't have the benefit of expressing it through physical movement.
Breathing life into some of the most memorable family-friendly characters of all time these folks are just some of the incredibly talented voice actors who have been particularly influential for both what they've contributed to the industry and their inspiring talents.
Join us in today's VOX Daily!
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the most famous speech given by American President Abraham Lincoln, and undoubtably one of the greatest speeches given in US history.
Documentarian Ken Burns is producing The Address, a 90-minute feature length documentary to be released in April 2014. Burns, along with many others, invites Americans to make Abraham Lincoln's words their own by video recording themselves reciting the 150 year-old speech.
Will you learn the address?
Discover more about this opportunity in today's VOX Daily.
Have you felt the call to donate financially to help the Filipino people affected by Typhoon Haiyan?
Earlier today, I received an email from a friend about a Public Service Announcement sharing information about the horrific typhoon that washed away lives, land and resources. The time to act is now.
Will you help?
Learn more about what you can do by reading this post.
In this, the final segment of our Veterans in Voice Over special, we feature Linsay Rousseau, who served in the Iraq War, OIF IV. 2005-2006 as a public affairs sergeant for the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), working as a journalist, photographer and videographer. She spent a year in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk documenting and reporting on combat and humanitarian operations.
Linsay co-founded the Appeal for Redress during her time in the Army to educate service members on their rights and called for an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq. The Appeal received the 2007 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, presented by the Institute for Policy Studies.
Join VOX Daily today to hear Linsay Rousseau's experiences in the Army and how she became a voice actor after her service ended.
Many people use Twitter to get up-to-the-minute news and information as well as keep in touch with individuals, whether friends or celebrities, in a fast, succinct and exciting way.
From my experience, Twitter has been an exciting tool to use professionally for business, and quite quickly is becoming one of my favourites. It's delightful to see a stream of activity that can, if used effectively, result in both the "warm and fuzzy" as well as solid opportunities for collaboration, social introductions and even earning someone's business.
Join me in today's VOX Daily as we take a look at 7 Twitter interactions you could call your own and how you can use this particular network to your advantage.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Website maintenance for Voices.com will take place from 10am EST to 2pm EST on Saturday November 9th, 2013.
You will be unable to login to your account between those times, may not be able to visit profiles or navigate through the search engine.
Additionally, you may not be able to access the Voices.com apps including those designed for iPhone, iPad, Android devices or BlackBerry.
Just what are we working on?
Click through to find out!
In the second edition of Veterans in Voice Over, I had the pleasure of getting to know Karl Zinchak, USN (Retired).
Karl was first introduced to voice over early in his 20-year US Navy career while working as a combat photojournalist. Both the Department of Defense and the Navy needed voice talent for military and civilian media relations and he was later sent to the Defense Information School to learn voice and diction, radio and television production and has extensive experience working in front and behind a camera.
Later in his career, he was assigned as station manager for American Forces Radio and Television affiliates in Adak, Alaska and McMurdo Station, Antarctica, aboard various Naval ships and also served as Media Relations Officer. A native New Yorker, now living in Kansas City, he credits his early voice training for eliminating his 'Brooklyn-ese' accent.
After his years in service, Karl immersed himself in all aspects of voice-over education, training and personal coaching. He is now a professional non-union voice talent with his own home studio.
Join VOX Daily to learn about his life in service and exactly how he became a full time voice-over artist.
Known as Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States, on November 11th we honor those how have fought for their countries, some fortunate to make their way back home, some making the ultimate sacrifice, with a minute of silence at 11 am.
As a special tribute to those in our industry who've put themselves on the front lines for their families, friends, and their fellow citizens, we present "Veterans in Voice Over" to highlight members of our voice-over community who've served their country.
Join VOX Daily as we hear about the life and stories from some of those who've bravely faced the perils of war so that we may enjoy a safer world.
In less than a month, Disney will release its 53rd animated feature film, "Frozen" complete with a celebrity voice cast lead by actress Kristen Bell.
Elements of Frozen were loosely based on a fairy tale written by celebrated Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, a longtime source Disney has used to inspire films such as The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Groove based upon The Emperor's New Clothes, the animated short The Ugly Duckling and now Frozen based on Andersen's The Snow Queen.
There's no doubt that Hans Christian Andersen + Disney = Success. The question I'm asking is, will the fact that Disney has a celebrity voice cast make a significant impact on the number of seats filled on opening weekend?
Have your say in today's VOX Daily!