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Voice Talkers : Living the Dream of a Voice Actor

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 8, 2008

Comments (17)

“Voice Talkers : Living the Dream of a Voice Actor” was produced by P0YKPAC for the final round of YouTube’s Sketchies II sketch comedy video contest. Voting begins on April 9th.

Will you be voting for this video?


Voice Talkers

While the title "Voice Talkers" is somewhat of an inside joke in the voice acting community (as well as "Sacks of Money" - thanks to the VO-BB), the term voice talker seems to be catching on in this YouTube Sketchies II contest video.


The Voice Talkers cast includes:

Grover - Taige Jensen
Dad - Dave Foxx
Carol - Jenn Lyon
Brother - Maggie Ross
Producer - Ryan Hall
Engineer - Ryan Hunter

As part of the contest, videos must incorporate the theme "living the dream" and use the term "indubitably". The winner gets $25,000 cash, $15,000 in production gear and a chance to meet with UTA online agents.

Voting starts on April 9, 2008.

I thought we could all do with a little humor today and I'd love to know what you think of this video!


What do you think of this video? Have a favorite part? Leave a comment ;)


Cheers,

Stephanie

Related Topics: agents, comedy, voice actor, voice actors, voice talkers, youtube, YouTube, youtube sketchies II


Comments


    Stephanie,

    Thank you for posting this very funny video. I especially enjoyed seeing Dave Foxx in such a different sort of setting.

    Be well,
    Bob

    Posted by:

      Hilarious!

      Posted by:

        Very funny indeed. Could have been a wee bit more lip sync, but that probably is part of the reason why it was so much fun to watch.

        Regards from the island of Curaçao in The Dutch Caribbean!

        Edo Peters

        Posted by:
        • Edo Peters
        • April 8, 2008 9:22 PM

          Stephanie,

          THAT was funny!

          & I agree with Bob, seeing Dave Foxx in this was a scream!

          Peace!

          Liz

          Posted by:

            Love it!

            Good job by all the actors.

            Thanks,
            James

            Posted by:

              Hi Stephanie...

              I enjoyed the video. A laugh in the morning is a great way to start your day. I really like the "Dad" LaFontaine character! I'm wondering though if it will be as a funny to people who are not part of this industry. I guess what I mean is it's funny to us because we understand what happens in voiceover every day. I suppose though that the every day person who hears and sees commercials and movie trailers all the time would find it amusing for different reasons. Just my two cents. Have a great day!

              Posted by:

                Hi Stephanie,

                Thanks for sharing... what a great way to start a day!! My favorite part was the cereal eating "10 Year Old"!!!

                Susan

                Posted by:
                • Susan Herrman
                • April 9, 2008 9:53 AM

                  Hi Steph,

                  It's as if someone put a camera in my house.

                  Hope you're doing well,

                  Dan

                  Posted by:

                    Hi everyone,

                    Thank you for commenting and also for watching this video!

                    The voting opens today so if you'd like to give a thumbs up for Voice Talkers, click on the link below to view and vote for the top ten for round two:

                    http://www.youtube.com/sketchies2

                    I'm in touch with the producer and he is absolutely thrilled by the responses received from you guys so far. They have the link to this post and will be reading your comments throughout the week.

                    Best,

                    Steph

                    P.S. Dan, that's funny! I'm sure there are a few others who can relate to that ;)

                    Posted by:

                      BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

                      That was fantastic!! Put a nice cheery smile on my face and a laugh in my voice. I answer phones for a temporary living - I can't wait to "Live THE Dream"....

                      Posted by:

                        From a reformed video producer/writer turned full-time VO Pro - well done! And Dan - you are so right about what "goes on" in our homes! The funniest is my non-VO S.O. continually trying out a British accent. He does great with the promo announcer parody, but the accents escape him!

                        Posted by:

                          LOL BABY!

                          I LOVE IT!!

                          I'LL CONTINUE "CHASING" THE DREAM AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.

                          CHEERS TO ALL...

                          BLAIR WILSON

                          Posted by:

                            Anyone who does voice over will have to love this. There are plenty of us out there these days. I was laughing out loud at some of the jokes. My favorite moment was in the studio and the roll of enhanced laughter of the producer/director. Many of us have lived through what we call voiceover purgatory because you couldn't hear what was being said on the other side of the glass! A perfect parody of life as a vo!

                            Thanks for listening!
                            Bobbin Beam

                            Posted by:

                              Stephanie,

                              What a great way to start my morning! LOL!!!!

                              Voice-overs--whatta way to make-a-livin'! Gotta love it!

                              Blessings,

                              Rita Pardue, Owner
                              Angel Wings Productions
                              Los Angeles

                              Posted by:
                              • Rita Pardue, Owner Angel Wings Productions
                              • April 11, 2008 12:37 PM

                                This video is funny enough on its own...but being in the VO biz makes it THAT much MORE funny! Brilliant job to all involved in this project...you guys ROCK!

                                Posted by:

                                  Hi Team.
                                  Great video!
                                  Weird seeing the faces that go with familiar voices....like watching 'Simpsons' live studio recording!
                                  More please!
                                  Peter

                                  Posted by:

                                    I just discovered 'Voice Talkers' and it is a delight!
                                    Keep 'em comin'!

                                    Posted by:
                                    • Dan Nims
                                    • April 12, 2008 11:22 PM

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