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Audition Psychology 101 Is Headed Back To Los Angeles!

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Auditioning can be the most stressful actions we’re asked to take. I watch people sweat bullets in the waiting room, and, when asked how I approach auditioning, always have the same piece of powerful advice.

On-camera, VO, commercials, theatre…we find ourselves as performers being asked to open our little suitcases and show the buyers our wares.

Want to take a quantum leap in audition expertise?

Clear your schedule for Saturday afternoon, October 28. You’ll thank me for doing so. Here are the details: Continue Reading →

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – Rule 13

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I get really enthusiastic when some asks me about storytelling, and how important it is to your VO career to develop and hone your storytelling skills.

It’s essential.

So, every so often, I like to roll out items from this list from Emma Coats, who used to work at Pixar as a story artist, and who serially tweeted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.

I’m sharing with you one of these rules every so often, along with how you can apply each rule to your VO artistry.

Today, Rule 13… Continue Reading →

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – Rule 12

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There is nothing more key to excellence in the art of your VO practice than storytelling, and you should always remember how important it is to your VO career to develop and hone your storytelling skills.

It’s essential.

So, every so often, I like to roll out items from this list from Emma Coats, who used to work at Pixar as a story artist, and who serially tweeted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.

I’ve been sharing with you one of these rules every so often, along with how you can apply each rule to your VO artistry.

Today, Rule 12… Continue Reading →

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – Rule 11

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Nothing is more important to your art than the abilities you have in storytelling, and how important it is to your VO career to develop and hone your storytelling skills.

It’s essential.

So, every so often, I like to roll out items from this list from Emma Coats, who used to work at Pixar as a story artist, and who serially tweeted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.

I’m giving you one of these rules every so often as we move through the next several months, along with how you can apply the rule to your VO artistry.

Today, Rule 11… Continue Reading →

Are You Done With Acting And VO?

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I try to meet new actors and VO talent every day, both IRL (in real life) and online. One of my LinkedIn connections, an actor based in the UK, recently wrote me this jovial, yet painful question:

Ok, I’m going to call you out on this one, David, and ask you for a basic question to be answered.

At the beginning of my career I had a showreel put on my spotlight page, and it was edited and ended with the words ‘We’d better give the whole thing up!” – for years this bothered me, and now I’m in a show where I have to stand in a bin. It’s not enjoyable in the slightest. So now I’m thinking that these must be signs to finally give up this acting malarky, and put my talents elsewhere before I get too old?

Here’s what I wrote back. Continue Reading →

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – Rule 10

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Go ahead…ask me all about storytelling, and how important it is to your VO career to develop and hone your storytelling skills.

It’s essential.

So, every so often, I like to roll out items from this list from Emma Coats, who used to work at Pixar as a story artist, and who serially tweeted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.

I’m giving you one of these rules every so often as we move through the next several months, along with how you can apply the rule to your VO artistry.

Today, Rule 10… Continue Reading →