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Who Got the Gig?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 6, 2010

Comments (16)

Baby New YearWhat have you been working on at your recording studio lately?

Do you have a favourite project from 2009 that you'd like to talk about?

It's been a while since we last touched base and discussed the kind of voice over jobs you've been recording.

Have any good news to share?

I am very excited to hear from you and am eager to learn of your success.

Join in the conversation here at VOX Daily!

Voice Over Jobs with Feeling

With 2010 just newly upon us, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what your favourite projects were from 2009.

Did any jobs or endeavours hold a particularly special significance for you?

Have Anything to Share?

Add a comment!

Best wishes,

Stephanie

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Comments


    Ahhh, yes. 2009 in review.
    Most Fun Job: Huckleberry's Ad Campaign (loved doin' the Cajun accent)
    Most Challenging Job: The Iguana Summer King ('Vipo' series)
    Most rewarding job: Broadcast engineer for LA Radio Reading Service for the sight impaired.
    It was a very good year!

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      For what it's worth, my work with Ubisoft and the other actors for "Red Steel 2" (coming out in February or March) was wonderful. Great ambiance, professionals all around me, and a fun script. It reminded me why I love this profession.

      Corson

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        Far and away, my 2009 highlight was narrating career highlights DVD for Hall of Fame Golfer, Tom Watson. He's had such a great body of work, it was a huge thrill. And to have it air first in a convention center ballroom with a killer sound system and 2000 dinner guests was goose-bumps time.

        Most unexpected career turn has been auditioning three times in past year for VO only to be given on screen parts in those commercials/industrials.

        Cheers!

        David

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          For 2009 it was doing back to back audiobooks for GRINC, its been great getting back into VO but at the same time its overwhelming knowing you are playing with All Stars, and I need to be at the top of my game everyday....Thanks for all you do...Voices.com and all VO Talent who share their knowledge...

          Randy

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          • Randy Anderson
          • January 7, 2010 10:20 AM

            I recorded a job through Voices.com early last year and now my voice is actually in the product! If you buy the Hygiene Heroes Princess Hand soap and push the top.. It's my voice with background music!! So cool! Just wish I was getting royalties :)

            Posted by:

              Without a doubt the "Save the Murlocs" World Of Warcraft promo I did for J!nx. Lots of fun and exactly the sort of job I'd love to do more of.

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                I had a fantastic year end in 2009. The highlight of course was booking the Voice of the 2009 Gemini Awards...that was a thrill and a half and then I topped it off by booking an insane Pirate and mild mannered wife on the new Pirates of the Caribbean - Armada of the Damned Video Game.

                Several other projects I'm extremely proud of, but these were my major highlights...

                Love what we do...we are blessed
                Deb Munro

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                  The coolest gig was the audiobooks, "Sisters On The Case", volumes 1 & 2. (edited by author Sara Paretsky) I was able to flex my voice acting chops with a myriad of characters, accents, and heavy research into specific time periods. I even got to sing a bit, where the story called for it.
                  2009 was my best year ever, and I'm always looking forward.

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                    It was the bext if times., It was the worst of times. (What? Some guy named named Dickens already worote that? Damn!). 2009 has been that kind of year.

                    But radio spots I did for Mr. Sub and Molson Carling won major national awards during the year presented by Marketing Magazine, And RMB Crystals has ranked the summer's campaign highly for Scott's lawn care products. Final results in March, (Hopefully they helped sell something. Talent is the last to know. But we care!)

                    More recently TV for clients like WSIP set new approaches for them using Movie Theatre prresentation. Amazing to see.and hear one's work at "5000 db" or what ever they use in theatres. The target audience seems to love the loud scary parts. (And no. At no time did they see my face. The fear came from my growly delivery. Grrr,)

                    Mike Hanson
                    Wiseasserist

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                      I got my first web video job- nothing much- just a little local airline corporate. I spent hours on it, tweaking and editing and sent it off, quite convinced that the client would want a lot of retakes. I heard nothing for weeks- then a brief note saying thanks....and would I be interested in another job in a couple of months.

                      That felt really good

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                        Just before the holidays, I picked up my first job through Voices.com for a production company in Ohio and recorded two spots for a law firm video. Hearing back from the client that they loved it, and that I nailed it, was pretty exciting and reinforced my passion for what we do. 2010 is going to be an exciting year!

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                        • Ken Budka
                        • January 8, 2010 8:00 AM

                          Interviewing Canadian Jazz great, Nick Ali "Brownman" for the IndieTalent Jazz Hour show.

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                            Actually had a GREAT year - starting off with a narration project that was supposed to take three weeks, but ended up taking 8 months (with the pay to match)... Landed another attraction at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom; the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (WedWay, The Blue Line) along with doing some updates for the Living With The Land Pavilion @ EPCOT. Signed contracts and did V/O work with Electronic Arts for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 web course narrations! C'mon Tiger - get back in the saddle... ;-)

                            Looks like 2010 will be even better!

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                              I am very excited to continue my relationship with Ring Tales animation, recently adding Hammy the squirrel from Over the Hedge to my resume! You can view the toons at www.babelgum.com/overthehedge. Ring Tales originally found my demos here on voices.com. Another project I am excited to see (or hear?) is my first video game voice as the Hero in a Wii-ware title called "Rage of the Gladiator!" Also booked through voices.com. These are the highlights, there were definitely some dips thanks to the economy last year, but things are already looking better for 2010!

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                                I jumped into VO work full time in 2009. Still a scary leap. but thankfully not a dead drop.

                                2009 Brought me my first 2 Major projects in November. A ten part series on the History of European Art (10 hours of finished voice over work) that should air on the BBC later this year. - Still have a few pick ups working on all the foreign language pronunciations for that one and I got signed to do an Audio-book that will be available for purchase/download at WalMart this summer (still recording that). I continued my relationship with dancelifetv.com. I also just landed a VO job for a pilot series (currently in post) for an MTV type reality show called Livin' Loud where I was the voice of a 1972 tour bus...that has been a blast. All the while, with the exception of singing with my band, I haven't even left my house since I started doing this full time. The REAL job is finding another job everyday. Cheers all.

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                                  I have been swamped with work lately. I can't even find time to AUDITION because I'm too busy booking paid SESSIONS!

                                  Things with my new manager in LA have kept business booming. They send me at least three to FIVE gigs a week! Last week I read for the Community Season 1 DVD trailer, Burlesque tv movie trailer, and Machete tv movie trailer. This week, I read for the Jeopardy iPhone app spot that runs during the show, the Never Again charity concert for murder victim Norma Lopez, another Community Season 1 DVD trailer and Justified Season 1 DVD trailer. I have finished on over two dozen trailers with them since I signed with them in February. I finished on four spots (tv and radio) with local studios in town and I have ANOTHER session tomorrow morning with STAR WARS. I booked a HUGE job right here on Voices.com for a client reading 2 long trailers, 5 intros for special guest speakers including Laura Bush and Roger Staubach and 17 short intros plus 5 voicemails just for fun! I made a whole months salary from just one client with that gig!

                                  Things are REALLY going well for me in the industry and I hope that it only goes upwards from here!

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