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Who Got the Gig?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 25, 2008

Comments (17)

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Welcome to another Friday and also another vibrant, vivacious edition of Who Got the Gig!

If you're new to this topic, all you need to do to participate is let us know what kind of voice over work you've been up to in the past seven days to join the conversation.

OK, gather 'round the water cooler folks... no pushing now, there's room for everybody!


What kind of work have you been up to?

Whether the job was big, small, has a non-disclosure agreement (chime in but don't say exactly what you did or for who!) or is the beginning of something great, leave a comment to let us know so that we can celebrate with you today.


What did you do this week in VO Land?

LEAVE A COMMENT!

Best wishes,

Stephanie

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Comments


    How about "I lost the gig!" Regular day radio spit me out today. But in a strange way, I feel a great sense of relief and comfort. You see, our dreams and plans don't always gel together but as long as your faith in what you believe stands firm and your talent is not compromised, then you can rise above and succeed. Perserverance and attitude can be winning tools in this game. Rock on!

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      Michael,

      I'm sorry to hear that you lost your radio job but am happy that you are feeling okay about it.

      You are truly an example for others to follow. I can't wait to hear what happens for you :)

      Stephanie

      Posted by:

        I got two auto-telephone jobs this week which was great! I've only started in VOs for about a month, and the work has just started building up (4 completed so far!) so I'm really pleased!

        Posted by:

          Way to go, Louise!

          Posted by:

            I've been busy this week with various projects. Most of which are from returning clients. I'm humbled to be called on a second and third time to help a client with a voice project. It makes me realize how important it is to be professional and friendly all the time! More than a few times I've been offered work based on some statement I made or e mail I sent to someone months ago that they remembered! Who knew? And the real blessing for me is most of the work I did this past week was NOT radio - which is what I'm trying to steer away from. Power point narration about wills and such thru a friend at church. An updated narration for a video point of purchase in home stores. Also a few fone solicitation ads. Radio image for a hospital. A few gift offers for an upcoming tv program. Weekly Voice tracks for a station in New England. I'm a happy camper. And blessed waay more than I deserve!

            larry

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              Stephanie;

              I did get 2 voice-over jobs this week
              Thru Voices.com
              One for phone message recording
              and the other a commercial
              I hope next week is just as good
              Thanks VOICES .COM
              Joe Mc Millan

              Posted by:

                Hi Stephanie,

                I believe my first job is in the works as I write this.

                It was for a really REEEALLY short spot and the contact emailed me asking what I would charge and so fourth. The contact also indicated that out of the 60+ auditions that was received, mine was the most creative.

                Actually, he said I was bad*** and that's alright by me.:)

                I'm not sure how long I was a member, but I only seriously put the rubber to the road the last week and a half. Whether or not it goes through, although I believe it will, I have a great outlook on my VO career.

                I would say to those who are not Don LaFontaineesque in their abilities or renown, or are not as polished as Joan Baker or Cedering Fox, to keep auditioning, keep plugging at it.

                It IS a business so we should have as much professionalism as we do determination to get discovered or hired. We are also actors and are "applying" for jobs each and every audition.

                That being an obvious, we need to do all that we can to keep our resumes up to date, and our abilities as sharp, relaxed, and ready to fire at a moments notice.

                If you believe that you are going to contribute to this growing industry (Short of your momma and friends lying to you about how good your voice is), you have to have to persevere through all of the no replies until...

                Someone WILL hear your voice and say, "That's the one I want".

                Matt Clark

                Posted by:
                • Matthew Brian Clark
                • April 26, 2008 12:11 AM

                  Got the Trailer voice gig with Budo video in Southern Calif. Great folks to work with!

                  Radio and TV spots for a local waterpark and Air Quality Management in Northern California.

                  Industrial training narration for a company in Texas.

                  Industrial for Foster Farms.

                  Documentary narration doing a Chinese accent.

                  Had coffee with Larry Wayne. LOVE that guy!

                  GOODE Week!

                  Break a lip ya'll!
                  dc

                  Next week:
                  Anthem Blue Cross spots for the East coast.
                  HVAC Company in Reno.
                  ?

                  Posted by:

                    Well, FINALLY! I haven't had a NEW client from Voices.com for nearly a YEAR, although I have a couple of regular clients who found me at Voices.com. Anyway, I've had several call-backs this week, and even though only one job came out of all of it, two of the clients took the time to e-mail me to tell me how much they appreciated my demo and that the client went with someone else, but they would keep me in mind. I know, that sounds like SOP, but clients are very busy, and it was nice to get some feedback. Now, the job I got is for Connexiti, whose clients are Wall Street investors. This is ongoing work from them--that's music to my ears! They have also never worked with a voice talent before, all their work is in print, so this will be a learning experience for both of us! Anyway, the company took the time to tell me they received 67 demos and that I was a finalist, so I was especially excited to hear back from them and hear I got the job! Thanks for letting us toot our horns, Stephanie!

                    Posted by:
                    • Robin Rowan
                    • April 26, 2008 2:50 PM

                      Things seem to be picking up. This was a wild week, filled with 4 political commercials, some radio and some TV, one of which will run in Los Angeles, and long form narrations. I'm a happy and very blessed voice actor. There are some interesting projects lined up for next week. Life is good.

                      All the Best,
                      Bobbin Beam

                      Posted by:

                        I got my first voice over job through voices.com this week. The client liked me so much that he wants to do more stuff with me. Thank you voices.com!!! I did a ton of free voice work for my radio station this week, plus my on air shift which is always a good time. Looking forward to getting more voice work through voices.com! Hopefully it's the first of many opportunities!

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                          Hi Stephanie - In the true spirit of "pay it forward" , I recently recorded a Boxcar Kids book - pro bono - that is being used by blind youngsters. Shortly thereafter. I was chosen ( as part of a new longterm contract) to be one of the primary voices of elementary and middle school books for a major book publisher.

                          Also completed more HR e-learning courses, 4 radio spots and one TV spot for a major bank's golf championship so I am feeling truly blessed given all the amazing voices out there.

                          Cheers!

                          David

                          Posted by:

                            A few weeks ago I signed up with Voices.com, and this last week I got my first job! After 23 years as an assistant production director/continuity director, I have "retired" to stay at home with my newborn son. I have some local clients that use me regularly, but this rounds things out. Everyone have a great week!

                            Posted by:
                            • Robin Wolf
                            • April 28, 2008 1:14 PM

                              I just returned from completing a character voice of a woman in her last moments on Earth. It will be a short film coming out in the next few months entitled 'Beginning Oblivion' by Pollux Steif. Watch for it! It is a fabulous piece! Thank you Stephanie and voices.com!!

                              Posted by:

                                I got a great e-learning job through voices.com. I actually got last week, but still. YAY voices.com :)

                                Posted by:

                                  I had (past tense) a potential client who is creating a 3-D video contact me through Voices.com

                                  She said she was very interested in hearing "more" after listening to my demo and said she enjoyed hearing my array of voices.

                                  I jumped on the band wagon and gave her 'my all' after emailing each other back and forth.

                                  Once I sent in what she wanted - I never heard from her again - it was a shame.
                                  On a lighter note, and thanks to Voices.com, I am now performing a number of 60 sec spots for a video production company.

                                  ARISE, GO FORTH & CONQUER! as Elizabeth Barrett Browning once said - and so I am!

                                  Thank you Voices.com

                                  Cheers!

                                  Blair Wilson

                                  Posted by:

                                    Hi! April's been a busy month. I guess many people view me as quite the character(present company excluded)! Just finished a job for Smart Museum and Tom Christ as the voice of a Carribean bird.Before that I voiced over 10 voices for Kukoo Kitchen(a children's video game).Before that one,I narrated a children's video game in the role of a wise,kindly old British voiced Dragon in Dexon Knight.The topper was 10+ character voices for 2 non-disclosed games to be released on Playstation and Wii by year's end.These jobs have been a blast! Thanks Voices.com and new clients! Ed Mace

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