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Rudy Gaskins- The Right Guy For The Voice Arts Awards

Movie Stars have them. Broadway actors have one too. SAG has theirs and countless performing arts hold theirs. But voiceover talent have never broken ground to have their own awards program. In spite of the many contributions the voice actor has made to movies and advertising, audiobooks and video games, and other niche areas of voice acting, few are celebrated for their work. Yes, the Academy Awards and other have a few awards that are handed out for animation and best selling audiobooks but what about the rest of us who aren't in Shrek or who aren't the President of the United States (President [...]

The World Needs Voiceover & So Do I- Vacation & Voiceover In Hong Kong

As I look down on Victoria Harbor here in Hong Kong, I reflect on my journey here. Mine is a literal and a figurative journey. Voiceover was never in the cards for me as far as I was concerned but growing up I dreamed of a world that extended far beyond the brick apartment building across the street from my childhood home. It was a world where anything was possible and it was a world far away. Growing up in NYC you hear a lot of voices. They are voices from all over America and all of the world. Those voices come with multitudes [...]

August 22nd, 2015|About Voice Over|

Jaye Delai- Voiceover, Fatherhood, Friendship & Faith

I'd heard his voice all the time. Three years ago I got a tip from a local radio jock, Art Terrell, that his station was looking for a new imaging voice and that I should apply. Wow, right here in Atlanta. Sure, many of the guys I admired in imaging were available for the job but I had the confidence to land the job. That was a Saturday. By Monday I was working on special demo just for the station. But by Wednesday, I tuned into Kiss 104.1 Atlanta and heard the voice of someone else imaging the station. This voice was unfamiliar to [...]

5 Steps To Keep You Relevant In Voiceover- Vacation & Voiceover In Mexico

It was a dream of mine to see the Mayan Ruins since I was very young. I learned about the Mayans since grade school but Mexico seemed so far away from NYC. I knew one day I would see the ruins but I never knew when. And when I finally did see what I studied in school, I was taken aback. The Mayan civilization was a vast empire that existed for hundreds of years before Columbus but found itself extinct large for its inability to adapt to change (among other reasons). In visiting one of their biggest structures at Chichen Itza, it made me [...]

Joe Loesch- 3 Things That Define A Successful Audiobook Narrator

When I went to visit Joe Loesch in Nashville I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that he was an accomplished Audiobook Narrator but I had no idea to what degree. I also knew that he was a darn good voice over character actor. But when I met him at Middle Tennessee State University, he was imparting some of his VO knowledge to some students in a crash course. When I walked into the class I was greeted by the nicest guy with the most welcoming smile and coolest salt and pepper hair I had ever seen. And as I set up my [...]

April 9th, 2015|About Voice Over|

David Goldberg & Edge Studio’s Top 10 Voiceover Resources

When I first  set out to do voiceover work back in the late 90's there were very few voiceover resources. Al Gore had barely invented the internet and it certainly hadn't reached many homes. Now, one search of the internet for the term voiceover and millions of results come up. Those results vary from some of the industry's best blogs, to VO casting sites, Youtube videos,  Voiceover Resources, Coaches and Learning centers. But above all, one really sticks out to me. Edge Studio topped my list for Top 10 Voiceover Websites with good reason. Its simply has everything. At the forefront of this company [...]

February 24th, 2015|About Voice Over|

More Than A Voiceover Guy – Why Poop Is Bigger Than Plosives

When I tell people that I'm a voiceover guy they have a hard time putting me in a box. They can’t figure out my financial status because they have no idea “what that pays.” They don’t know my social circle or habits, and wonder what makes me tick. They have no idea how to stereotype me…. And I love it. Over the years I have kept in touch with many people through social media and it has allowed me to mold an image of what people think of me. And blogging has helped add to the image of who Dane Reid is. Before Jan [...]

February 11th, 2015|About Voice Over, Blog|