I got a message from a client asking me why she couldn’t figure out how to record in Garageband (because that’s all she knew) directly to an MP3 file.
I knew that the answer I gave would be to a different question, but I did it anyway.
Here’s what I said. Continue Reading →
Go ahead…ask me about storytelling, and how important it is to your VO career to develop and hone your storytelling skills.
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 4… Continue Reading →
I love bragging on my Pros.
Especially when they hit something out of the park.
Emilee is doing just that. Continue Reading →
I’ve got good news, and some not so good news.
I got a call from one of my VO2GoGo Pros the other day, and he was in a bit of a panic.
Not a huge panic, just a bit of one.
He was wondering why a voice-seeker on Voice123.com wanted all of the people who were auditioning for their project to “go to a studio near them.”
I had an answer for him. And unfortunately, I had another answer for him. Continue Reading →
OK. I’ll admit: I’ve given the advice of “Follow your passion and the money will follow you” more times than I can remember.
Guilty as charged.
I mean, it seems so logical – you’ll be happiest, and most likely more successful, if you’re doing something that you’re passionate about.
Well, I’m through giving that advice.
The truth is, following your passion is rarely even possible, especially in our business, for a very, very good reason. Continue Reading →
How many times have you heard that phrase, from a casting director?
Or an agent?
Or a manager?
Or a producer?
Or a session runner?
Or a director?
And have you been lost for words, or blurted out something trite, or mumbled something incomprehensible?
Fear not. I’ve got exactly what to say for you right here. Continue Reading →
There is a constant, world-wide war being waged against WordPress sites. And in the last post, I gave you one thing you could do right away to help you stay safe: change your WordPress administrator User’s username to something other than “admin.”
You did that, right?
And I promised you one more thing that would finish the bad guys off for good. Here it is. Continue Reading →