Confused? You Were Probably Paying Attention Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:18:37 +0000
In his VoiceWorld Toronto Keynote Presentation, Patrick Fraley will lecture, demonstrate and drag volunteers up on the stage to address voice over skills techniques, methods, mindsets, agendas, procedures, concepts and down-right dirty tricks, which advance the performer's desire into a world of voice over opportunities. Like getting hired. And making money. Pat Fraley is the Keynote Speaker at VoiceWorld Toronto, a conference being held on May 4, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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Ten Ways to Place Your Character Voices Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:25:41 +0000
Ever wondered what voice coaches mean by placement? Listen as Elley-Ray Hennessy guides you through ten different vocal placements complete with demonstrations that you can try at home and incorporate into your character voice acting technique.
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Tips For Those Exploring Voice Acting Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:59:54 +0000
Have you dreamed of doing voice work? Voice-over performer and coach Mike Kirby explains how technology and the business of voice-over have changed over time and highlights how these exciting realities benefit the modern voice-over professional.
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Formula for Creating Evocative, Unique and Developed Characters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:54:52 +0000
How do you come up with a character? Do you skim the surface or dig a little deeper? Pat Fraley teaches how you can create a character that is evocative, unique and developed. Don't just jump on the performance of the form (how the character sounds) but rather begin by focusing on the content and your personal experience with it. Pat explains his formula for Content + Connection + Form = Character Voice in this Voice Over Experts podcast.
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What To Do With Ad Copy Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:52:09 +0000
What should do you with advertising copy? Is it inviolable or can you make little changes here and there if they better suit your read? Voice-over teacher, performer and producer Marc Cashman shares 4 tips and considerations for what you can and cannot do with ad copy to help make your auditions stand out and demonstrate that you as talent are not only capable but creatively attuned to the copy you're reading.
Are you able to sustain the characters you create? Do remember how to get to the place where each voice came from? Elley-Ray Hennessy delivers a comprehensive lesson on how you can use your entire instrument to differentiate characters, make them real and how to document them so that you can quickly get into the voices you have made. You never know when a voice from your catalog of characters will be called upon to audition so do your homework now starting with these tips from actress, writer and voice director, Elley-Ray Hennessy.
Has the way you named an MP3 audition file ever lost you the job? Voice actor and voice-over coach Deb Munro shares from the perspective of someone who has worked with talent on how important it is that voice actors properly name digital audio files when auditioning online.
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4 Things You Do Naturally With Your Voice That Shape A Brilliant Read Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:16:56 +0000
Do you know the basics of voice acting? Breathing life into the written word takes both talent and a conscious effort on your part to craft a message. Kristin Price of Edge Studio shares tips for how to voice well considering factors such as Volume Control, Tempo Control, Pitch Range and Emotional Tone. If you're technically perfect but have no emotion, you've got nothing! Find out more about how four things you do naturally with your voice can create an effective read.
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Getting Used To Your Own Voice By Listening To Yourself Objectively Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:57:48 +0000
Voice acting in today's day and age is not so much about the voice but what you can do with that voice. This is acting! Interpreting a script, what you do with those words, how you take direction and how you interpret that direction into the character that you're playing is very important. Dave McRae introduces aspiring talent to what voice acting is, knowing how it sounds and becoming comfortable with your own voice.
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Interview with Zack Taylor on Being Successful at Voices.com Thu, 09 Aug 2012 09:42:14 +0000
Ever wondered what it takes to be successful at Voices.com? Voice over coach and talent J. Michael Collins interviews Zack Taylor, one of the busiest working talent on the site, to learn more about what he's doing to win jobs and his approach for auditioning via the online voice-over marketplace.
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Understanding Voiceover Jargon and Buzz Words Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:35:28 +0000
How can you tell what clients want in a read? Oftentimes, producers will include tags or "buzz words" to describe what they are looking for. J. Michael Collins explores the most common tags he's seen on Voices.com auditions and identifies buzz word categories, explains what many of them mean and guides you on how to use buzz words when auditioning for voiceover work.
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Collecting Money From Clients Who Don't Pay Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:31:07 +0000
Ever had to track down non-paying customers? Non-union voice talent agent, Roger King, knows your pain. Join Roger as he discusses practical strategies he has used to collect on overdue invoices and pick up a few tips along the way that will save you stress and keep the cash flowing.
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Pros and Cons of Offering Phone Patch Services Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:31:17 +0000
What does it take to offer phone patch services and make it profitable for your business? How do you set the limits and parameters of a phone patch session? Anthony Reece shares many pros and cons of offering phone patch and also addresses whether or not to charge a fee for providing the service.
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Clarifying a Character Voice Thu, 05 May 2011 21:25:59 +0000
Ever wondered what it takes to really craft a character? In this educational podcast, Pat Fraley shows you how to adjust the sound of a character voice with the thinking and feeling of a character for the most evocative effect. 25 years ago Pat's audio set, "Creating Character Voices," was published. His system of creating characters, how to gain the skill of breaking the character voice down to its basic elements, and how to develop the thinking and feeling of a character had really been central to his performance career and many who he has been blessed to guide over the years.
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Why It's Important to be a Versatile Voice Actor Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:37:57 +0000
Do you feel like your voice has been typecast or pigeonholed? J. Michael Collins knows that sentiment all too well! Learn more in this short lecture on the importance of versatility and how an artist can use various tools, including Voices.com, to expand their range.
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Great tricks of the trade for voice over eXperts/talents, pod/vodcasters and the entertainment biz! LOVE IT! Oct 24, 2007 7:08 PM by digger