By Lin Parkin
Have you been thinking about a career in voice-over? Perhaps you've started down the road but feel a lack of direction?
Voice-over coach David Goldberg of Edge Studio will be hitting the road this summer to help your discover if voice-over is right for you!
Goldberg will offer up some practical ways to determine how marketable your voice is and provide educated advice on how to increase the momentum of your career.
Day 2 was incredibly busy, bursting from the seams with content.
This article features write ups on sessions conducted by Beverly Bremers, Celia Siegel, and the Super Socials, Terry Daniel, Dave Courvoisier and Trish Basanyi.
Grab a coffee/tea, sit back and let the show begin!
Disneyland was hopping with voice over artists from all over the world!
Voices.com was the premiere sponsor for VOICE 2012 and we were thrilled to be part of this wonderful conference again.
Ashley and I took some notes on our great California adventure and want to share a bit of the awesomeness that was VOICE 2012 with you.
Find out more in today's VOX Daily.
During the month of November, Londoners will have the opportunity to experience digital interactive gaming as never before!
With a Voice Over London workshop on voice acting in video games and DIG London coming up, things are going to get pretty exciting for gamers and talent alike.
I hope you can join us at our upcoming Voice Over London workshop featuring guest speaker George Spanos, a sound designer from Digital Extremes.
Have you ever been directed or completed a voiceover job via Skype?
New technologies can be intimidating but there are classes being offered on how to record and deliver voice over work via Skype.
Learn more about two upcoming webinars that you can participate in taught by trainers at Edge Studio.
Are you interested in narrating for businesses, organizations and educational institutions?
Voice Over London, a Voices.com sponsored networking and meetup group, met last weekend and delved into many facets of narration for businesses and have some takeaways and tips to share!
Find out what we learned and discussed in today's VOX Daily.
Will you be going to PodCamp London (Canada) on Saturday June 11, 2011?
Voices.com is sponsoring PodCamp London and will also serve as presenters speaking on the topics of social media and search engine optimization.
If you can't make the event in person, be sure to catch the live stream! More details to follow in today's VOX Daily.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Sometimes the simplest texts are the most profound (and challenging)!
If you've ever read a book by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), you know just how much of a vocal workout his books can be when read aloud.
Running the gamut of Seuss classics to lesser known (yet still brilliant) works, nothing less than skill-testing selections were on the menu at our get together.
Are you looking to further develop your voice over career through education?
Voices.com is working together with Edge Studio to bring you a variety of courses under the banners of Acting and Performance, Business and Marketing, and Technology that can help bring talent to the next level, regardless of where you are in your career.
To learn more about what is being offered course wise and also about a special discount for Voices.com members, be sure to read on!
We're very excited to announce the Voices of Vision Panel!
This Friday night in Toronto, a number of people from various parts of the industry will be speaking on a panel that will talk about animation voice over work in Canada as well as how the Canadian voice over landscape differs from that of our American neighbours.
Learn more about this panel and also about other events taking place during Voices of Vision, September 23-25 in Toronto, ON Canada.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Have you been waiting for a voice over event in Canada?
Voices.com is pleased to help promote "Voices of Vision," taking place this September!
This event takes place on September 23-25, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. This is Canada's first-ever event of this scope, bringing some of the industry's top coaches and personalities to teach, inspire and motivate voice actors. Can you feel the excitement?
Find out more in today's VOX Daily.
This past weekend, a few members of the Voices.com staff attended PodCamp London, an unconference that we have sponsored and spoken at for two years running.
An interesting idea came up during the Question and Answer period following my presentation that I'd like to explore with you.
I'd appreciate it if you could take a few minutes now to brainstorm with me. This could be the start of something amazing!
While sitting in Debbie Munro's workshop over the weekend at Edge Studio in NYC, I was twittering fast and furiously, sharing some insights gleaned from Deb's wealth of knowledge in the world of voice over.
In today's VOX Daily, I'm going to share those insights with you!
One of my favorites had to do with making sure that the words you breathe life into are driven by clear and deliberate intentions.
Learn more about the art of voice acting in a sweetly succinct manner now.
Johnna Gottlieb (pictured at left) is teaching an online course in "How To Become a Successful Voice Over Artist" via UCLA Extension this spring!
Regardless of where you are, you could be learning from one of the industry's best on Wednesdays starting April 14th through May 19th. As a former agent working with top talent in NYC, Johnna has the inside scoop on what it takes to make it in the biz.
I've included more information for those interested here in today's VOX Daily.
Award-winning Canadian voice over talent Debbie Munro will be teaching a two-day workshop in New York City at Edge Studio on March 27-28th, 2010.
I'm pleased to share that Voices.com will be there!
Those who participate will gain insider tips on auditioning and learn more about what it takes to relate to clients in need of your services.
Want to know more?
Find out in today's VOX Daily!
Jessica, Laurynda and I will be traveling to Dallas in a couple of weeks to mix and mingle with members and friends of Voices.com!
While we're in town, we'll also be observing Bettye Zoller's Business of Voice Overs workshop and hope that you'll join us.
Learn more about the Voices.com Mixer, Bettye's workshop and how you can get involved.
Did you know that all annual Premium subscribers and Platinum members of Voices.com have the ability to participate in and take advantage of our new teleseminar series?
As of December 1, 2009, we'll be offering informative seminars via phone that cover all you'll need to know to get the most out of Voices.com, market your talent, and how you can leverage your unique voice on a global scale.
We're excited to present you with a variety of topics related to your voice over career and how you can leverage our voice over marketplace.
A woman of many talents, one of Joan Baker's chief skills is bringing people together for a good cause to mingle, learn, become empowered and celebrate their gifts.
I got word about an upcoming event in New York City that I thought would be of interest to you and am passing along some details. If you decide to go, let me know by commenting on the blog!
"If there had been no Don Morrow, there would be no Don LaFontaine."--- Don LaFontaine.
Now is your opportunity to study with the mentor and friend of the legendary Don LaFontaine.
Attend the workshop and also have a brief trailer demo produced by Don Morrow on March 14th, 2009.
Learn more now.
Want to get into movie trailers?
The first-ever movie trailer workshop held by Don Morrow, a contemporary and friend of the late Don LaFontaine, will take place in Sacramento at Nakamoto Productions November 1st, 2008.
Are you looking for a chance to study with Joan Baker?
Check out Joan's Fall / Winter schedule and head for the Big Apple!
Before 2008 ends, you have the opportunity to attend two final voiceover workshop days with Bettye Zoller in Dallas, Texas.
Learn what you need to succeed as a voice talent today and have fun too!
Also, there's a workshop in Houston that you may be interested in. For more details, keep reading this post.
Acquire the performance and marketing skills you need on how to get to Gaming Producers and
Casting People BEFORE they throw the work to the Northern Hemisphere!
Be in a position to list the best teachers in the industry, and be trained in the best facility in Los Angeles. "Who Trained You" makes a difference to Producers, Casting People, and Agents.
They READ YOUR RESUMES!
This is the inside track on how you can be prepared and participate in the largest and fastest growing area in the entire entertainment industry: Voicing Characters for Gaming.
This single area of entertainment will SURPASS the MOVIE INDUSTRY in two to three years.
Interested in learning more?
Here's an opportunity to join Elaine Clark and Harlan Hogan for a weekend of voice over education and fun!
After the great success of the Sarasota FL workshop weekend, H2 and EC decided to take their expertise and experience to a larger East Coast venue.
Don't miss out on this power-packed weekend with the authors of There's Money Where Your Mouth Is (Elaine Clark) and VO : Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor (Harlan Hogan).
You could be joining voice over divas Nancy Wolfson and Anna Vocino in the third part of their mini series on the :60 Radio Autopsy.
Missed the first two? They're available online. Find out more by reading this article.
Today, you'll be seeing a variety of workshops that are coming up this Fall and Winter in the wonderful world of voice-overs!
First, we'll start with an A1 Voice Over Artist...
Are you looking for an opportunity to study with a top voice acting coach and celebrity talent from the comfort of your own home?
Check out this tele-class starting in October with Rodney Saulsberry.
Have you experienced success studying with a voice over coach or by applying something you learned at a workshop, from listening in on a teleseminar or a podcast?
Share your insight as a comment.
This portion of the workshop focused on audiobook narration. Each person in the class picked an excerpt that was a paragraph or so in length to read from, rehearsed independently, and then had the privilege of being directed and recorded in the booth by Pat Fraley.
There were some exciting performances, a few surprise interpretations and plenty of beautiful artistry.
I wrote this article about audiobook narration in general mixed with some tips from Pat Fraley and hope that these observations provide some insight for you.
In this article, we'll talk a bit about the market and how the acting style of Realism rules this exciting and fascinating genre.
Also, find out how to avoid silly (yet common) mistakes that most actors fail to realize at the onset. Be one of the smart ones and read this article first before going to the studio!
Great actors on deathbeds have said "Dying is easy, Comedy is hard". Although that is true, you can learn how to be comical and it doesn't have to take years to do.
In Pat Fraley's workshop, "The Silly, The Serious, and The Subtle" we explored character voice acting for the morning and I'd like to share some wisdom with you. Today, we'll look at The Silly!
Where will you be on August 16th and 17th, 2008?
I'll be at Pat Fraley's Silly, Serious and Subtle VO event in Buffalo and I hope you can join us!
Want to hear more about it?
Ever heard of VOWOL?
Until a few months back, neither had I, but I'm very glad that I did!
As the founders of Voices.com, David and I are slated to speak at the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo and Conference in Schenectady, NY on May 3rd, 2008.
Come meet us in New York!
Looking for opportunities to hone your voice over skills?
Catch some classes this April taught by voice over coaches Pat Fraley with Candi Milo in LA, Kim Snyder in Roseville, and a weekend workshop with Elaine Clark and Harlan Hogan in Sarasota.
As you may have heard, Pat Fraley along with some friends have an ADR (Automatic Dialog Replacement) and Looping Event coming up soon in Los Angeles.
I've got the scoop on the presenters and what the lucky participants will be up to.
Here's a great opportunity to study with 2008 Lifetime Achievement Voicey award winner, Patrick Fraley.
Debbie Munro is coming to Toronto in a couple of weeks!
Winnipeg and Vancouver are also on her itinerary over the next month.
This is your opportunity to study with Voicey Award winner Deb Munro, Best Female Voice.
Looking for a voice over coach?
We have recently developed a network that connects voice acting instructors with students seeking voice over training.
Check out more information here at VOX Daily!
Randy Thomas and Peter RofÃ© will be teaching an intensive workshop for ten select students (prior voice-over experience required) in Fort Myers, Florida on April 12, 2008.
Here's your chance to study with one of Americaâ€™s most recognized female voice announcers and one of Americaâ€™s most sought after voice-over coaches.
Bettye Zoller has just released her Spring / Summer course schedule and I'm pleased to provide the details to you here on VOX Daily.
Here are the workshops in a nutshell:
March 15th: Advanced Voiceover Workshop in Dallas, TX
March 30th: Children's Voiceover Workshop in Dallas, TX
April 5th and 6th: Cartoon Character Voices and Audiobook Narration Techniques Weekend in Dallas, TX
June 30th: Voiceover Evening with Bettye Zoller in Nashville, TN
July 30th: The Business of Voiceovers Workshop in Denver, CO
August 2nd: Audiobook Narration Techniques Voiceover Workshop in Denver, CO
Read more details below for each one.
If you live in Toronto and have a child or teenager with a knack for voice over, you've likely heard of children's voice acting coach, Sunday Muse.
Sunday Muse will be teaching this weekend at Clare Burt Recording Studio in Toronto, ON Canada.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Like to mix business with pleasure?
More and more voice acting study opportunities are offering edutainment or travel as components of their workshops.
What's your ideal destination for a voice acting workshop?
Live in and around New Hartford and want to get into voice acting?
Try out this introductory class "Getting Paid to Talk" on November 5th, 2007 taught by our friends at VoiceCoaches.com.
Today may be Saturday, but all of our VOX Daily email subscribers will receive this on Sunday...
How very apropos :)
Have you met Johnna Gottlieb?
If you haven't, she's pals with Joan Baker, teaches a VO class at New York University and is going to be on Voice Over Experts this September!
Find out more about Johnna and her class that runs this Autumn.
This Fall, why not treat yourself to some voice over training over the phone in movie trailers and promos?
You don't have to be in New York or Los Angeles to take advantage of this teleclass series brought to you by A1 voice talent, Rodney Saulsberry.
Learn more about how you can Spice up your September now.
In the spirit of wrapping up the summer with some voice acting classes as we turn away from August running for September, here's another one you don't want to miss...
Sacramento, watch out, a Whirlwind of Voice Over in the form of Julie Williams is due to hit on September 16th!
Were you on the call for the first lecture from Nancy and Anna on Acting for Advertising?
If not, be sure to jump in on the highly anticipated sequel tonight!
If you're in Dallas or planning to be for September 15-16, 2007, it is worth your while to consider attending a voice over workshop instructed by Bettye Zoller, a weekend she promises to be exceptional and requested by popular demand.
Learn more about the workshop agenda, socialization and food that comes with the weekend!
What do you look for in a workshop?
We've compiled a brief survey that will give you the opportunity to make your voice heard! Let us know your opinions on what you prefer, what you're looking for, and also just how important food and socialization is at these events!
Want a workshop to come to your neck of the woods? Participate in the Voice Acting Workshops Survey Now.
Today, we had a wonderful afternoon reviewing Julie Williams' CD "Proven Voice-Over Techniques" at Voices.com with several voice actors.
For our first "live" hosted event, I'd say it went pretty well!
Hear more about it here on VOX Daily.
Keeping things all in the family, we thought we'd invite members of the Voices.com family who can make it to London on July 21st, 2007 for a very special review opportunity of voice over coach Julie Williams "Proven Voice-Over Techniques" CD.
To learn more about this event, keep reading!
While many kids and teenagers may be singing the refrain "School's Out For Summer", there are still workshops and classes going on in the world of voice acting for you to participate in.
If you are craving professional development, check out some of these courses being offered in the final days of June, and the months of July and August, 2007!
Looking for a great workshop in Lake Tahoe?
Pat Fraley and Julie Williams are teaming up to present you with two awesome days of classes in their Voice-Over Whirlwind Weekend on June 23rd and 24th with a very special (optional) demo producing session on June 25th, 2007.
Live in or around Toronto and want some voice over training from a real pro?
Guess what? We're bringing Debbie all the way from Beautiful British Columbia to Toronto, Ontario!
To register for Mic & Me in Toronto on June 9th and 10th, 2007, simply click the "Register Now" button to get started on the road to learning from and working with top Canadian voice over coach Debbie Munro!
See you there :)
Are you a Canadian voice over talent in Ontario?
Have you been looking for a workshop to attend that you didn't have to travel to the USA for?
Voices.com is bringing top voice over coach Debbie Munro and her Mic & Me Workshop series to Toronto this June! Learn more about this awesome opportunity here at VOX Daily.
Ever wondered what advertisers really expect of your voice over talents?
Want an insider's view on the topic?
Join Nancy Wolfson and Anna Vocino on Monday May 7, 2007 for another stellar Break Into Voice Over teleseminar, sponsored by Voices.com.
A member of the Canadian contingent that came to VOICE 2007 in Las Vegas, Debbie Munro has some insight to share with you!
Find out what one of Canada's top VO coaches thought of the VOICE conference.
As Deb says, "We discovered that weâ€™re still in the baby steps of something huge about to burst."
Been looking for an opportunity to study with Rodney Saulsberry?
Have we got the perfect solutions for you!
Check out Rodney's teleclasses and on location workshops, starting as early as two weeks from now. Reserve your spot now!
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Any Canadian voice over coaches in the house?
From sea to sea to shining sea, this land was made for voice over and the teaching of it!
If you teach the art of voice over in Canada, leave a comment on this post for potential students!
Hey Dallas VOs:
2007 Voicey Finalist Bettye Zoller has two classes you may be interested in attending this March.
A class for Cartoon and Character Voices as well as Audiobook Narration Training will be offered soon.
Check them out here!
Peter O'Connell of audio'connell wowed PodCamp with expert advice and hot tips on recording equipment, teaching the crew about PodPresence.
Attention Dallas talent: Bettye's giving two workshops this month... want to know more?
By David Ciccarelli
Get ready for Break Into Voice Over!
We're pleased to help promote Los Angeles Voice Coach Nancy Wolfson's free teleseminar to take place on January 17th, 2007! Reserve your spot now.
Think you have the voice for promos and movie trailers? Check out Rodney Saulsberry's teleclass.
Want to know what's going on this month in Voice Acting 101?
Don't miss The Masters Advanced ADR/Looping Event with Pat Fraley in Los Angeles on January, 21, 2007 (updated).
Curious about the business side of voiceovers? Head down to Dallas, TX this October and attend a workshop that is strictly business with Bettye Zoller of VoicesVoices!
What's going in voice-overs this October? Click to find out!
New to the industry and need some tips? Read this comprehensive guide on what you'll need to get started and develop your talent for voice overs.
The first and only Dialect System designed specifically for Voice Over, held on Saturday September 23, 2006 in Hollywood. Four masters guide you through the invaluable voice over skill of dialects!
Voice Acting workshops in September.
Lex Lang and Sandy Fox have teamed up to give your their spin on everything you wanted to know about voice acting. Three workshops are available this fall in Burbank, California.
Voiceover Workshops and classes for August 2006
Ladies, want to polish your animation voice-over skills? Well, don't wait a minute longer. Read this post!
Voiceover cruise set for 2007 has been canceled.
Well, you can find out on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 & 16 at Bob Bergen's Animation Voiceover Weekend Workshop. That's right . . . Bob Bergen, the official Warner Bros. voice of Porky Pig will be teaching his full 2-day workshop on voiceover for animation at The Commercial Clinic in San Diego.
Find out what's going on where in July 2006!
Audit a class for free this July at the "Cashman Cache of Voice Acting Techniques"
Whether you're starting out in voice-overs, honing your craft or would like to belong to an offline (face to face) voice actor community, this calendar is for you!
Coaches, this is your opportunity to fill me in on what you're up to so that you can promote your workshops and courses on Vox Daily!
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