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Vox Talk Studio Session - 320.jpgAre you a Vox Talk listener? Do you want to do more than just listen? Well, we want to hear from you.

Vox Talk is our weekly look at everything that's happening in the voice industry, and it's become a pretty popular resource - the #1 voice acting podcast - that covers industry news, business tips, and technology.

Here's where you come in: We want you to join us. Because we shouldn't be the only ones to have all the fun.

Read on for details on how you can be a podcaster, too!


 

"The Tale of Benjamin Sawyer" Wins Top Honours in the Rode Short Film Contest

By Lin Parkin

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Capture.JPGWhat happens when a talented narrator is paired with a poignant short film?

Pure magic.

I recently learned that a job cast through Voices.com won top honours in the Rode short film contest "My Rode Reel," taking home the Judges' Film Prize.

Everything about this film from the story, lighting, narration, silent performances, camera angles ... it came together in near Spielbergian perfection.

The film is produced by up-and-coming Director, Ronnie Bingaman, and was narrated by Voices.com talent member Stan Robinowitz.

Join VOX Daily to learn more about the development of film and see for yourself why it's deserving of such accolades.


 

Jay Britton's Innovative Journey into Voice Overs

By Lin Parkin

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Success-2-622x458.jpgWhat does an aspiring voice actor do to get into the voice-over industry?

Any voice-over professional would agree, the first thing you need to do is get training.

One up-and-comer took that to heart.

Meet Jay Britton, an aspiring voice actor from the U.K., who is breaking new ground and went to incredible lengths to get the best start possible in the voice-over industry.

Jay has had an incredible journey thus far. His dedication, enthusiasm, and resolve to make his way into the exciting world of voice acting is inspiring, to say the least.

Join VOX Daily to learn more about how he's breaking into voice-over.


 

Jerry Buckner is No One Hit Wonder

By Lin Parkin

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jerrybucknermain.jpgHave you ever been labeled a one-hit-wonder?

Voices.com member Jerry Buckner can relate.

A successful songwriter, producer and voice-over artist Jerry was labeled a one-hit-wonder himself for his 80's hit single "PacMan Fever."

What many people don't know is that Jerry remained active in the entertainment industry producing numerous hits such as the theme song to "WKRP In Cincinnati," the Top 10 hit "On and On" by Anne Murray and, more recently, as the narrator on The History Channel's reality TV show "Big Shrimpin."

As a keyboardist and arranger, Jerry has scored original music for countless television and motion picture soundtracks, including the Oscar nominated title track for Disney's 2012 remake of "Wreck-It Ralph."

He realized that, like himself, most people labeled as one-hit-wonders continue to have fruitful careers. With that in mind Jerry created an online video talk-show called "The 1 Hit Wonders Show," set to air November 1st, 2013.

I reached out to Jerry to learn more about what people can expect from his show and how he manages to stay on top of his busy career.


 

The Working White House

By Lin Parkin

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Presidential White HouseHave you seen the Oscar-tipped film The Butler?

The movie is getting a great deal of press attention with Hollywood buzzing about the moving performances by Oprah Winfrey, Forrest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., and the film's artful direction by Lee Daniels.

Barack Obama, the President of the United States, has even said the film drew tears to his eyes.

The film, loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, follows an African-American who is an eyewitness to notable events of the 20th century during his 34-years serving as a White House butler.

The film ultimately sheds light on a dark part of US history, and in the process shows us many hidden treasures about the inner workings of the White House.

Voices.com member Debbie Irwin had a similar fascinating journey into the life and times of the people who worked behind the scenes in the East Wing of the White House.

Join VOX Daily today to learn more about Debbie's experience and the incredible history she learned while recording the project.


 

VO Buzz Weekly on Voice Acting for Dummies

By Lin Parkin

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VOBuzzWeekly Dummies Screenshot (1).pngDo you love learning about the people in the industry and the business of voice-over?

At VO Buzz Weekly an email and a password is all someone needs to begin the voice-over adventure of their dreams!

Created and hosted by Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad, VO Buzz Weekly brings you face to face with the unseen actors in animation, video games, films, and more. Started as a labor of love to give back to the voice-over business they are so honored to be a part of, the show is free to watch and offers an incredible wealth of information and loads of fun packed into every single episode.

Recently Chuck and Stacey reviewed Voice Acting for Dummies, written by Voices.com co-founders David and Stephanie Ciccarelli. So I checked in with them to see what they thought of the book and what inspires them to create their show. Join us in today's VOX Daily.


 

How Pete Gustin Overcame Adversity to Make a Career in Voice Overs

By Lin Parkin

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Pete Gustin voice talentAt just eight years old Voices.com member Pete Gustin developed macular degeneration which eventually led to losing most of his eyesight.

In an attempt to pursue his dream, at twenty-one he was told by an agent that he'd never be able to make it in voice-overs.

Pete nearly gave up on his dream. But he persevered. With a steely determination he set out on a mission to prove that agent wrong.

For two years he practiced a technique that would eventually help him land major work in television and radio across the US and the UK.

Recently he told the public about his "disability" in a YouTube video. As his video shows Pete is far from "dis"abled. So I reached out to Pete to learn more about his journey into voice-over and how he overcame the obstacles he faced when starting out.

Join VOX Daily to learn more about Pete's incredible story and the amazing skill he developed to build a successful career in the voice-overs.


 

Adriana Sananes on Narrating Audie Nominated "We Are America"

By Lin Parkin

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AdrianaSananes.jpgAre you interested in being an audiobook narrator?

Have you ever wondered what it's like to attend The Audies?

VOX Daily spoke with Adriana Sananes voice-over actress and narrator about her work on The Audie nominated book "We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart," by Walter Dean Myers.

The children's book is a collection of beautiful illustrations and passionate writings from some of the most influential people who helped shape the political and cultural landscape of America. A historical look at the Country's development, the audiobook is read by an ensemble cast of narrators from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Join us as Adriana recalls what it was like being a part of this project, how thrilled she was to learn about the Audie Award nominations and offers some sage advice for would-be narrators thinking about entering the field.


 

Scotty Newlands Talks with Vox Daily About Voice-Overs and His Performance Career

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Scotty_022.jpgDo you ever wonder how voice actors get into the industry?

We do. We always enjoy meeting our customers and learning about your incredible journeys into the voice-over arena. We had the great pleasure of doing so with many of you at VoiceWorld Toronto 2013.

One such voice talent was Scotty Newlands, a National Anthemist for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Army Reservist.

Scotty took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with me about voice-overs, his career as a performer, being an officer in the Army Reserves and what it was like seeing the Leafs (finally!) make it to the playoffs.

He also explains how his experience appearing on Canadian Idol helped propel his career forward.

Join us today in this special VOX Daily interview!


 

Interview with Beatboxing Phenom Mike Tompkins

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YouTube sensation Mike Tompkins has been making waves with his natural talent and unique musical interpretations of popular songs.

How does this Canadian artist do it? Where does he get his inspiration? Find out in this Voices.com interview on VOX Daily!


 

Interview with Michael Anthony Stiber, Author of The Icicle Story

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Michael Anthony StiberFor those of you who love to hear about what goes on behind the casting process, I think you'll get a lot out of this interview with one of our clients.

After losing his job as a pilot when Aloha Airlines shutdown in 2008, Captain Michael Anthony Stiber, pictured at right, turned to his second passion, writing, and started afresh using all of the tools and technologies at his disposal to make a living while following his heart, giving him another way to spread his wings and fly.

Michael's app "The Icicle Story" was recently approved in the Book category in Apple's iTunes App Store which is much to celebrate!

I asked Michael some general questions about why he chose to work online to get the job done, what mattered most to him and also what turned the tides in the favor of the awarded talent.

Find out the answers in today's VOX Daily!


 

Interview with Morgan Freeman Sound A Like, Larry Davis

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Larry DavisDuring VOICE 2010, I happened to meet a very interesting person who has the amazing ability to sound like one of the most beloved and universally recognizable voices working today.

Larry Davis, a professional voice over artist, is a man of many talents, including being able to sound like Morgan Freeman.

We got chatting after the Diversity panel and I'm excited to share my conversation with Larry about his work and how he has come to be known for delivering Hollywood style reads.


 

Interview with Melissa Altro, The Voice of Muffy on Arthur

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Melissa AltroIf you have been watching the animated series Arthur over the years on television and loved the voice acting, you are in for a treat!

I'd like to introduce you to Melissa Altro, one of Canada's premier voice talents with over 15 years of industry experience.

Since 1995, Melissa has played the role of Muffy in the 4-time Emmy-Award-winning show Arthur. Recently, Melissa and I spoke on the phone about her career, what it means to be Muffy Crosswire and her coaching services.

Meet Melissa Altro now in today's VOX Daily!


 

Client Interview with Jordy Wax of Contrast Films

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Contrast Films LogoEver wanted to know more about the casting side of the business from a client perspective?

Today, I'm sharing an interview I did with Jordy Wax of Contrast Films, letting you in on his very first experience at Voices.com, some surprises, and also why he hired the person he did and how you can position yourself as the ideal candidate for the job.


 

Interview with "21 Accents" Star, Amy Walker

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Have you seen this video?

A short time ago, I had the opportunity to chat with Amy Walker, the Seattle, Washington-based actress whose "21 Accents" video caught fire on YouTube and other sites.


 

Hear The Bill Interview with Diane Havens

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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American flag with a microphoneYou may have heard that some members of the voice over community were mentioned in the New York Times last month for their voluntary commitment to read out the US bill for Health Care Reform.

The bill itself takes over 1 day to listen to and a number of pages were assigned to eager volunteers.

What you may not have known though is that this gargantuan effort is being updated to reflect changes in the bill since it came up for review.

Want to learn more?

Read this interview with one of Hear The Bill's chief coordinators, Diane Havens.


 

The Prodigal Trilogy Interview with Jason Hildebrand

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jason HildebrandInterpreting words is a task in itself, but what if you had to interpret God's Word?

Hear about professional actor, award-winning filmmaker, and communication coach Jason Hildebrand's experience developing three separate voices for characters from the parable of The Prodigal Son here on VOX Daily.


 

Interview with Alicyn Packard of the Mr. Men Show

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Alicyn-Packard.jpgWhile in Los Angeles, I had the rare opportunity to conduct an interview for our reading audience at VOX Daily in person!

The week before I left, I happened to see a web cast Kevin Delaney produced featuring Alicyn Packard. Once I heard she was one of the voice actresses on the Mr. Men Show, I knew I had to hear more about her story.

Join me in this very off the cuff interview full of fun with Alicyn Packard.


 

Voice Coaches Expo Expert Panel Discussion 2009

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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This transcript of the Voice Coaches expert panel will make you feel like you were there, and for those who were there, you get to relive some of the event!

If you've been wondering what the difference is between NYC and LA for voice over, when it's time to redo your demo, what the current trends are, working as a voice actor in an animated film or cartoon, what it takes to get the gig and why it pays to be prepared (and a little nervous), sit back and let the experts deliver the answers to you here at VOX Daily.


 

Adam Caplan Shares Experiences Working With Don LaFontaine

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Don LaFontaineAdam Caplan gave an amazing presentation at PodCamp London called "The Practice of Brevity", teaching us how to deliver a compelling, educational and entertaining message in two minutes or less.

Don LaFontaine's name came up as someone he had worked with and I decided to follow up with Adam to discover more about his experiences with "The Don". Adam has graciously shared some of his insight and memories here with us at VOX Daily for you to enjoy.

Learn more about how Don LaFontaine's masterful application of the art of brevity helped him to make a significant and profound impact while maintaining his trademark delivery and singular style.


 

Edoardo Ballerini Shares Tips With Environmentally Aware Actors

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Edoardo BalleriniWhat will you be doing for Earth Day?

I'm pleased to welcome back actor, writer and the source of many intellectual musings, Edoardo Ballerini.

Join me now in this discussion about how you can make a difference and how the entertainment industry can help make our world a better place.


 

Kathleen Herles, Original Voice of Dora Chats with Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Kathleen HerlesFor ten years, Kathleen Herles was the voice of Dora the Explorer, one of the most famous voices on television.

Since graduating from high school and moving on to college, she has retired from her role as Dora and is looking forward to what her future career may bring.

Join me in this conversation with Kathleen Herles as she shares what it was like to provide the voice of a beloved character in a runaway hit and how her experiences both in the studio and out impacted her life growing up Dora.


 

Bettye Zoller Shares Experiences in the Celebrity Voice Over Arena

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Gold starVoice actress and coach Bettye Zoller presents an interesting case for why you shouldn't touch unlicensed celebrity voice over impersonation work with a ten foot pole.

While not all voice over jobs for celebrity or sound alikes are to be avoided, it is wise to make sure you are fully aware of the lay of the land and take any necessary precautions.

Hear about some experiences Bettye's had, come to your own conclusions, and comment sharing your thoughts.


 

Can Voice Artists Be Held Responsible For What's Read in a Script?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Rob SciglimpagliaWhen you perform a voice over, is there the potential for you to be held responsible for what you're saying even though you aren't the party that is being portrayed in the advertisement or voice over recording?

You bet your bottom dollar, there is!

Hear the perspective of lawyer and voice artist, Rob Sciglimpaglia on VOX Daily as he addresses this interesting and timely issue.


 

Spanish Interview with Voice Over Coach Silvana Lombardini

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Silvana LombardiniFor all of our Spanish readers, I'm pleased to present you with our first-ever interview on VOX Daily in your native language!

Silvana Lombardini, based in Argentina, was generous to translate my questions and share her answers in both English and Spanish.

Here you will find the interview completely in Spanish.

Enjoy :)


 

Producers Respond To Open Letter on Voice Over Demos

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Audio engineer at deskIf you're one of my friends on Facebook, you may have run across a note I wrote entitled "An Open Letter to Voice Over Demo Producers" where I posed a number of questions that had to do specifically with the norms, best practices and so forth of producing demos for promotional purposes for voice over talent.

I received two, quite detailed responses from two gentlemen who produce voice over demos in the United States, and the answers to some of the questions may surprise you!

First read my questions and then the answers supplied. After that, let me know what you think by leaving a comment.


 

Hillary Huber Talks About Announcing at the People's Choice Awards

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Hillary Huber at the People's Choice Awards 2009Did you watch the People's Choice Awards earlier this week?

If you did, I hope you were listening carefully!

Hillary Huber announced at the event and has shared her experience with us here at VOX Daily.

The day before Hillary narrated the awards show, I interviewed her on Voice Over Times about announcing at The People's Choice Awards.

Today, I'm pleased to present you a glimpse into Hillary's experience, complete with pictures from the event and another chat.


 

Andy Serkis Judges Best Gollum on Richard and Judy Show

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Andy Serkis with Matt Cowlrick

As promised in my interview with Matt Cowlrick earlier this month, I have some exciting news from the world of broadcast television that gives you a behind the scenes look at how the Gollum-Off went last week.

Pictured above are Matt Cowlrick with the man of the hour, Andy Serkis.

Watch the segment and hear about Matt's experience on VOX Daily!


 

Beau Weaver Gives You a Tour of His Studio ~ Video

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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What's life like working as a professional voice over talent in LA?

In this 9 minute video, one of world's most in-demand voices, Beau Weaver, shows how he works as a voice over talent from home studios in Los Angeles and Ojai, CA.


 

You Can Help Bring Audio Theater To The Troops

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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American Flag Patriotism

Just in time for Patriot Day, I have a special interview to share with you featuring voice actor Neil Kaplan, and his mission to bring audio theater to the US troops overseas.

Some of you may know Neil as the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers : Robots in Disguise (2001) and for his videogame voice acting work including roles in Everquest II, Lord of the Rings II and III, and a number of other character voice acting roles.

Find out more about this unique project and learn how you can help make this dream a reality.


 

Interview with Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Josh Keaton

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Do You Watch The Spectacular Spider-Man?

If so, get set for a fun interview with none other than the voice of Spider-Man / Peter Parker, Josh Keaton here on VOX Daily.


 

Will SAG and AFTRA Merge? It Could Happen and Here's How

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Edoardo BalleriniThe face of the Screen Actors Guild may start to look a little bit different this year.

For tens of thousands of people in the acting and voice acting professions, particularly those who are members of SAG and or AFTRA, this change could make all the difference in the world.

Find out more in my special interview with Edoardo Ballerini, a candidate for the SAG Board of Directors and member of Unite For Strength, a group seeking the merger of SAG and AFTRA.


 

John Grossman Interviewed, Voice of Valley Forge National Historical Park

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Valley Forge soldiers on horsesAre you looking for a destination this summer to take your family to?

Consider Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania where you'll be swept up in an audio tour narrated by John Grossman!

Learn more about this unique audio tour here at VOX Daily.


 

The Mystery of Flight 777 : Presented by a Voice Actor Who Lived To Tell the Tale

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Derek PartridgeOver the past several months, US-based (and British born) voice actor Derek Partridge had been traveling and working abroad in Europe on a number of exciting projects, one of which more than piqued my interest.

I've asked him to share his story with you and he was very pleased to do so.

For those of you who are familiar with the late British actor Leslie Howard and the flight that took his life, you'll be amazed to see how this story unfolds and how the Hand of God works in mysterious ways, giving a little boy who was unimportant enough to be taken off a plane for a VIP the opportunity to live to tell the tale of the grave day that ultimately changed the course of his life, and that of Leslie Howard's, forever.


 

The Mystery of Flight 777 : Presented by a Voice Actor Who Lived To Tell the Tale

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Derek PartridgeOver the past several months, US-based (and British born) voice actor Derek Partridge had been traveling and working abroad in Europe on a number of exciting projects, one of which more than piqued my interest.

I've asked him to share his story with you and he was very pleased to do so.

For those of you who are familiar with the late British actor Leslie Howard and the flight that took his life, you'll be amazed to see how this story unfolds and how the Hand of God works in mysterious ways, giving a little boy who was unimportant enough to be taken off a plane for a VIP the opportunity to live to tell the tale of the grave day that ultimately changed the course of his life, and that of Leslie Howard's, forever.


 

Interview with "Carnival Games" Nintendo Wii Voice Actor Charlie Bennett

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Carnival Games for WiiI had a chance to catch up with my friend Charlie Bennett to see what was cooking.

Turns out, he's been doing a lot of video game voice acting lately for companies who supply games to Nintendo!

Charlie was kind enough to answer 10 questions for me to share with you here at VOX Daily. Enjoy!


 

Celebrity Interview with Growling Voice of The Incredible Hulk, J.D. Hall

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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J.D. HallFor those of you who are familiar with Marvel's Hulking protagonist Bruce Banner or are looking forward to seeing "The Incredible Hulk", I've got a treat for you!

I had the opportunity to speak with J.D. Hall yesterday afternoon just days before the cinematic premiere of The Incredible Hulk, due out Friday June 13, 2008.

Join me in this interview with J.D. Hall, veteran member of SAG and voice of the groaning, growling, grunting Hulk!


 

Interview with Vanessa Hart, Narrator of "Growing Up Ethnic in America"

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Vanessa HartAlthough the 2008 Audies have already happened (May 30, 2008), I didn't want to miss the opportunity to shine the spotlight on a member of our community whose work was nominated for an Audie this year.

I'm pleased to present an interview with voice actress Vanessa Hart.


 

Interview with the Voice of London Transit Liz Raphael Helgesen

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Liz-Raphael-Helgesen.jpgNoticed anything different lately when taking a bus ride in London, Ontario Canada?

According to some people I've spoken with, riding the bus in London has never been so exciting, or for that matter, sensationally sonorous.

Who's calling the stops?

Meet London Transit's new voice, Passion Fruit Productions' Liz Raphael Helgesen.


 

Interview with the Voice of Dilbert Dan Roberts

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Dilbert Fans Rejoice!

In April, Dilbert and his fellow comic strip buddies hit the animated scene on the official Dilbert.com website, enjoying coverage from Reuters and now an exclusive interview with Dan Roberts, the voice of Dilbert, at Voices.com.


 

Interview with POYKPAC's Voice Talkers

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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poykpacMany of you have seen the Voice Talkers : Living the Dream of a Voice Actor video on YouTube and are loving it!

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, click here.

Now, for those of you who have, here's an awesome interview with three members of the comedy troupe that discusses how Voice Talkers came about.


 

NYC's Z100 Dave Foxx Shares Tips and Tricks to Produce Imaging and Promos

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Dave FoxxYou may have noticed a theme over the last few days that has to do with videos and voice acting.

Today, I want to share a link to another video with you that features a National Association of Broadcasters interview with Dave Foxx, one of the actors in the cast of "Voice Talkers : Living the Dream of a Voice Actor" that was featured yesterday on VOX Daily.

If you weren't familiar with Dave Foxx before seeing Voice Talkers, you're in for a treat.


 

Randy Thomas Voices Oscars for Seventh Time

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Randy ThomasDid you watch the Oscars on Sunday night?

I did but I must confess that it wasn't to see the dresses, red carpet shenanigans or the winners... I watched to hear the announcers.

Read more about announcing at the Oscars featuring the voice of Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and seven-time Academy Awards announcer, Randy Thomas!


 

Meet Reed Rudy

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Reed RudyI'm always happy to hear from VOX Daily readers whom I haven't yet met.

Yesterday, I received an email reply to VOX Daily from Reed Rudy, a voice acting instructor in California, letting me know about his upcoming workshop this Spring.

So everyone, I'd like you to meet Reed Rudy. Please make him at home :)


 

Interview with AFTRA Voice Actress Denise Dal Vera

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Denise Dal VeraCurious to know more about AFTRA?

I've been given permission by Paul Horn, President of the New England AFTRA Local, to publish an interview conducted with AFTRA voice actress Denise Dal Vera about her experiences as a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Check it out here!


 

Want some Audiobook Narration Practice? Try LibriVox.

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jodi KrangleThe audiobook industry is worth billions of dollars with an ever-increasing number of titles being recorded.

Have you thought about recording your voice for audiobooks or narrating other projects?

Read this interview featuring a voice actress who has used LibriVox to help her do just that.


 

Voice Actor Janice Downes Shares Her Amazing Experiences with SurePay

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Janice DownesWant to know how the leading voice actor on the "Recently Hired" list at Voices.com gets her gigs?

Discover how you can achieve your goals and be recognized (as well as featured on the Voices.com home page) simply by using SurePay to invoice your clients.


 

Voice Acting in Second Life : Interview with Voicedude Reinoir

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Have you heard of Second Life or SL?

If you haven't yet, this interview is one that you're going to love.

Voicedude Reinoir shows you the ropes of voice acting in Second Life in this Voices.com exclusive!

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Bob Souer Narrates Biblical Podcast

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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In the bleak mid-winter flowering into the spring of this passing year, Bob Souer auditioned for a voice over job through Voices.com that was literally of biblical proportions.

In fact, Bob landed the gig and was happy to let both David and I know all about it at the Voice Coaches Marketing Conference in Colonie, NY on a sunny weekend in June.

Join me in my feature interview during the Christmas season with Bob Souer as he shares news about his journey narrating through the all-time #1 best-seller and the greatest story ever told from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation.

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Bob Souer Narrates Biblical Podcast

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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In the bleak mid-winter flowering into the spring of this passing year, Bob Souer auditioned for a voice over job through Voices.com that was literally of biblical proportions.

In fact, Bob landed the gig and was happy to let both David and I know all about it at the Voice Coaches Marketing Conference in Colonie, NY on a sunny weekend in June.

Join me in my feature interview during the Christmas season with Bob Souer as he shares news about his journey narrating through the all-time #1 best-seller and the greatest story ever told from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation.

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The Voice of Golf David Cook

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Ever been on a PGA, LPGA or Champions Tour?

David Cook has been announcing live at professional golf tournaments for five years, so one of the voices you may have heard on the course was likely his!

Join me for my interview with David Cook here on VOX Daily.

David Cook with Tiger Woods


 

iTunes Customer Reviews

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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If you've found our podcasts and bonus material helpful, we'd appreciate you taking a couple minutes to submit a positive review of the shows in iTunes.


 

Jason McCoy Wins 1st Place in Voices.com 60 Second Pitch Contest

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice Talent Jason McCoy™s elevator speech garnered him the grand prize at Voices.com™s 2007 60 Second Pitch Contest this summer.

Learn more about Jason McCoy and his voice over journey here at VOX Daily.

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Jason McCoy Wins 1st Place in Voices.com 60 Second Pitch Contest

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice Talent Jason McCoy™s elevator speech garnered him the grand prize at Voices.com™s 2007 60 Second Pitch Contest this summer.

Learn more about Jason McCoy and his voice over journey here at VOX Daily.

Jason McCoy Voice Talent


 

Transformers @ BotCon

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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TransformersWhat do you get when you combine crazy fans, Hasbro figurines, The Transformers, and voice actors Daniel Ross, David Kaye and Peter Cullen?

An awesome video segment on GameOne, that's what!

Want to see some Transformers coverage at BotCon 2007?


 

Joe Cipriano Interview Series in Full Swing on VOX Talk

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jesse SpringerThis week brings us part two of three in an interview series with Joe Cipriano.

Listen to Jesse Springer's interviews with this VO great on the VOX Talk Podcast and discover some "behind the scenes" tales about how this project took flight here on the VOX Daily Voice Actor blog.


 

Jesse Springer Interview with Joe Cipriano on VOX Talk

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Joe CiprianoHad a cup of Joe yet today?

Jesse Springer, a VOX Talk correspondent, recently interviewed Joe Cipriano, famed promo voice, Apple spokesperson for podcasting with GarageBand, and one of the PrimeTimeVoices.com crew.

Tune in to VOX Talk to listen to part 1 of 3 in an interview series produced by Jesse Springer with the one and only Joe Cipriano!


 

Review : Walking the Labyrinth

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Peter CavellThe 2007 London Fringe, a festival that features new and upcoming actors, is now in full swing in London, Ontario Canada.

One play in particular, Walking the Labyrinth is a one man show written and performed by Peter Cavell, jam packed with voice overs and well worth attending.


 

Meet the Industry : Voice Talent Agents

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice Talent AgentsNow, we enter into waters where it's all about selection and not rejection!

Agents are very selective, but as we've said earlier, there is a voice for every job and a job for every voice.

Does an agency shoe fit for you?

Learn more about voice talent agents, what they do, how to find one, approach one and what happens if you are offered a contract.


 

Australian Voice Overs : Interview with Tim Stackpool

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Australian VoicesCan you tell if it's not an Aussie?

Tim Stackpool was kind to share some information on the Australian English dialect as well as some humourous video clips from YouTube.com that demonstrates what happens when a native speaker is not hired for the job!

Learn a whole bunch of interesting facts and watch some funny videos courtesy of Tim Stackpool, Australian voice talent.


 

Worldly Voices : Spanish Voices

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Worldly Voices SpanishWelcome to the Voices.com Voices of the World Week on VOX Daily!

In today's article, we're featuring anunciadores españoles, agentes de la voz, narradores, talento comercial de la voz, y voces de la historieta; las mejores voces del mundo que hablan Español!

In other words, we'll discover more about the Spanish language, how Spanish voice talent fare in North American markets, the differences between European Spanish (Castilian or Castellano) and Latin American Spanish and much more!

Ensámblenos como damos la bienvenida a nuestros amigos españoles en el diario de la VOZ!


 

All In The Family : An Interview with Bob Souer

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Bob Souer ProductionsBob Souer is one busy voice talent and family man, a family man who also involves his entire family in his voice over business!

How does Bob do it and what are the rewards?

Find out in this interview with Bob Souer on VOX Daily.


 

OIART - Interview with Bob Breen

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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OIARTEver wondered about the technical side of voice over recording?

Discover answers to questions you may have never thought of here in this interview with Robert (Bob) Breen from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, Inc.


 

Interview : Darbi Worley of the Everything Acting Podcast

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Everything Acting PodcastEver heard of The Everything Acting Podcast?

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Darbi Worley, host of the Everything Acting Podcast as part of Podcasting Week 2007 at Voices.com.

Find out more about this awesome podcast and how you can listen in.


 

Voices.com on CNN.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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CNN International LogoIt seems like everybody is talking about getting started in voice acting!

While that may be true having a trusted news source such as CNN.com validate the market by covering the opportunities therein confirms to the rest of the world that voice acting has hit the mainstream and is now officially a part of pop culture.

Catch a link to a fascinating article on the state of the biz from industry leader Voices.com and voice actors Kara Edwards, Moe Egan and Michiru Yabu at VOX Daily.


 

Shrek the Third Interview : Kari Wahlgren

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Kari Wahlgren Shrek Voice ActorWhat do you need to get some buzz?

All it takes is one line!

Kari Wahlgren's role in Shrek the Third may have been minor, but it got her foot in the door.

Read more about Kari's experience and leave a comment!


 

VO Star Ben Patrick Johnson Video Interview

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jesse Springer Voice TalentAnd now for something completely different!

Enjoy this break from academia courtesy of Jesse Charles Springer (pictured here) and his interview "Behind the Mic" with promo and movie trailer voice actor Ben Patrick Johnson.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Experts Panel

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Hilton Garden Inn Albany NYEnjoy a Q&A period at the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo!

Learn from industry experts Jim Sciancalepore, Heather Frenz, Bob Souer, David Ciccarelli, Billy Serow, Evan Farmer, and David Bourgeois.

Moderating the discussion was Voice Coaches Marketing Director, Warren Garling.


 

Hillary Huber Nominated for Audie Award

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Hillary HuberHave you read œA Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read?

Ever listened to it?

If you have and it™s among one of your favorite audiobooks, you™ll be happy to know that Hillary Huber, narrator of œA Field of Darkness has been nominated to win an Audie Award!


 

The Voice of Deadwood Invites You To South Dakota

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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White Wolves in the Black HillsRecently, Gregory Boeder was named the "Voice of Deadwood".

You may recall a post featuring Gregory Boeder last year on VOX Daily.

Wow, time flies! To find out more from this ambassador for the Black Hills (maybe you're going there this summer), click through!


 

Interview: Voice Acting in Video Games

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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David SobolovWhat's the life of a video game voice actor like?

Does it pay be a union talent in the field of video game voice acting?

Find answers to these questions and more by checking out the Voices.com interview with David Sobolov at VOX Daily.


 

Speaking Effective English with Bettye Zoller

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Speaking Effective English CDBettye Zoller's audio book, "Speaking Effective English" has been re-released on Simon and Schuster's 2007 winter front-list.

Check out this interview with Bettye and learn more about how this CD can help you to speak more effectively.


 

Meeting Derek Partridge

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Derek Partridge British Voice TalentIn business, it's always nice to meet the people you serve.

It's especially wonderful when they want to meet you too.

Read more about our afternoon with Lifetime Achievement Voicey Award winner Derek Partridge and get to know another one of your peers.


 

Adam Fox of Defiant Digital Announces Podcast Production Services

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Adam Fox, producer, musician and voice actor, launches corporate podcast audio production services.

Defiant Digital Productions

Learn more about Adam's journey as a voice actor and producer at the VOX Daily blog.


 

What were your Favorite Jobs of 2006?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Bob Souer ProductionsWith last year now in the recent past, Bob Souer took time to reflect upon some of his voiceover highlights of 2006 with VOX Daily.

Among Bob's favorite jobs of this past year were recording voiceovers for two PBS specials which were both edited and produced by Northern Light Productions. One is called "Making Sense of Place", and is part 2 of a series. Bob narrated this hour long documentary.

Read about Bob Souer's favorite jobs from 2006 and share yours with Voices.com.


 

Voices Gets Lit Between the Ears!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Hungry for radio drama? Read an interview conducted by William Spear of Lit Between the Ears with Stephanie Ciccarelli of Voices.com.


 

Voices For A Change

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Are you aware of the genocide in Darfur? Dave Christi, a professional voice talent and copywriter is, and he's using everything he's got to help stop it. Will you join him?

Read the interview with Dave Christi, founder of Voices For A Change at VOX Daily.


 

Joe Cipriano Shares Voiceover Secrets

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Donna Papacosta exchanged a few words with voiceover star Joe Cipriano about voiceovers - 23 minutes of words to be exact! To learn more about this podcast, read on.


 

Joy Lyn Shaw Voice Artist

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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joy-shaw-voice-artist.jpgJoy Lyn Shaw began her career in broadcast radio when she was 18 years old. After applying for the position of radio announcer, she was immediately hired by the station's manager and delved into the world of broadcast radio, going on to work in public radio and television for seven years. Concurrently, Joy Lyn pursued post-secondary studies and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2003 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


 

Digital Living for Grandparents

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Modern grandparents and great grandparents know a thing or two about the 'web' and have embraced the Digital Age with flying colors. Technology pioneers of the 20th century share how the Internet has affected their lives.


 

Narrator Janis Panizza Releases Legendary Audiobook

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Aire Craft Audio recording studio owner Janis Panizza narrates author Marion Campbell's novel, The Dark Twin.”


 

Kari Wahlgren, voice actor, Chats with Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Recently, the enchanting Kari Wahlgren agreed to do an interview with Voices.com. An extraordinary voice actor and wonderful person to boot, this conversation is sure to win the hearts of all voice acting fans and talent alike.


 

Audio Book Narration, Voice Actor Interview with Janis Panizza

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Yesterday, I interviewed Janis Panizza, who recently launched her new website and recorded an audio book entitled The Dark Twin, written by Marion Campbell.


 

Words of Wisdom: Choosing a Business Partner

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Choosing a business partner is very similar to getting married.


 

What's hot in Black Hills & the South Dakota Badlands? Gregory Boeder knows!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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South Dakota is one lucky state to have Gregory Boeder, truly an American treasure.


 

On Location Radio: An Encounter of the Broadcast Kind

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Get to know Diann from FreshFM, Ryan from FM 96, and other on location talent from London, Canada


 

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