Political Voice Over Commercials And The Effect Of Being Neutral
Political Voice Over matters. Because we, as voiceover talent speak for the people. Turn on the TV. Take a look outside. Depending on where you are you may see calm or you may see mayhem. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that what federal and local leaders decide for us has a substantial impact on our » Continue Reading.
Radio Imaging IS the reason I started doing voiceover. I absolutely love it. Especially Hip Hop and Urban AC Radio Imaging. I admired the big voice guys I would hear on Atlanta radio who would break out of character and say funny and outrageous stuff. As a recent college graduate at the time, I knew I could do what » Continue Reading.
Voiceover is acting, just like regular acting, except it leaves out the part where the body is seen, thereby exclusively utilizing words to convey a message. That message can be for entertainment purposes such as in animation or gaming. It can be for branding and advertising purposes as in the cases of radio imaging or commercials. Or it can be » Continue Reading.
What Makes A Great Voiceover Website? w/ VoiceActorWebsites.com Team
VoiceActorWebsites.com is a team of web developers and marketers who started more than 10 years ago with Joe Davis and has rapidly grown into being the go-to team for voiceover website success. Boasting some of the industries top talent as clients, the business got started when Dan Leonard simply asked Joe Davis for help with his marketing. » Continue Reading.
I Used To Steal Software and Plugins For Voiceover
I used to steal software and plugins for voiceover. I started my career with Cubase LE which came as free software with my Emu 1616 audio interface. As I realized the limitations of that software, I wanted to grow but I didn’t have the money to grow. But having friends in audio engineering, I found out that there were » Continue Reading.
Everett Oliver – What The Hell Is A Booth Director and Why Do I Need One?
Everett Oliver is a shy, introverted booth director who got his start 25 years ago in the animation world….. And if you know Everett you know that there is absolutely nothing shy nor introverted about him. Everett is a no holds barred, unfiltered, instinctive voiceover coach and booth director who fights hard for the success of his clients.
On the surface of things, I may seem like the luckiest guy in the world. I’m a digital nomad who makes a living with my God-given talent, my voice. My voice has allowed me to travel all over the world, freedom to decide how I spend my days and has set me in the company of some pretty famous and » Continue Reading.
I am not a Voiceover Expert. I am a student. I taught a class yesterday called “Intro to Voiceover” to a group of excited students who knew nothing about voiceover. Most of them were local Atlanta actors who wanted to break into the business or to wet their beak. But the first thing that I told them is that I » Continue Reading.
At the cross section of one of the most successful voiceover careers and the embodiment of talent, is one of the nicest people in VO, Joe Cipriano. I had a chance to meet Joe Cip (as he is affectionately referred to) a few years at VO Atlanta. He was signing copies of his book “Living on Air” which was co-written » Continue Reading.
When people ask me how I got started in voiceover, I know what they are really asking; How to get started in voiceover and more importantly, how do they get started in voiceover? I also realize that they are listening for an easy answer. Since noticing that, I ask whether or not they are interested in doing voiceover, and from » Continue Reading.
Voiceover Branding Interview W/ The Brand Therapy Podcast
Voiceover Branding and Marketing may be as important as the performance itself. In my lifetime I have seen terrible products marketed well that sold in large numbers. Equally, I have seen great products with terrible marketing and branding that had no traction. Recently, I sat down with long time friend, Marketing expert and podcaster Vanessa Kelly to chat about Voiceover » Continue Reading.
Building A Mobile Voiceover Studio – Unboxing UA Arrow
I started working on a plan to create a full-service, professional mobile voiceover and production studio comparable to my home studio about a year ago. It began when I purchased my Universal Audio Apollo Twin and began tweaking it to get the best sound of my career. Once I realized that Universal also made the UA Arrow, I » Continue Reading.
Milledgeville Film Festival Voiceover Panel w/ Jeffrey Umberger, Widdi Turner, September Day & Tony Messano
Milledgeville Film Festival 2019
When I got the email from my agent Jeffrey Umberger to be on a panel, I had to check to make sure that he had sent it out to the right person. Lol. I have seen Jeffrey moderate and participate in panels many time from SCAD to VO Atlanta to That’s Voiceover and each time he » Continue Reading.
Conversation With Self About Business and Life 2019
Sometimes I sit around thinking to myself “What can I do better?” If you are in business for yourself you have probably read a ton of self-help books and marketing books etc. I remember asking a friend more than 10 years ago “What should I do about my business?” I felt like there was nothing I could do to improve » Continue Reading.
The Making Of A Narration Demo With Gabrielle Nistico
Demo production is both an art and a science. It’s a combination of matching the voice and personality of the talent along with the trends in voiceover production. To do that, not only do you need a producer that knows what are the current trends in voiceover (things like the 6 second commercial), that person also needs to know, or » Continue Reading.
Whether you’re a Photographer, Videographer, DJ, Graphic Designer or a Voiceover Talent and Producer like myself, you can relate to the hard decision of knowing of “when to retire your old voiceover gear?” There is a old adage that says “If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it. And for many people in many industries, we stick with what we » Continue Reading.
I had met Australians in various parts of the world; China, Thailand, Hawaii and even in South Beach. And my experience with them has always been the same…. Excellent! I had found them to be intelligent, friendly and laid back people who were relatable and worldly. And this was the conclusion that I reached long before I made the plans » Continue Reading.
Should My Facebook Page Be Personal or Professional in What I Share?
Should you have a personal or professional facebook page? Facebook has done well for me in a lot of ways. It’s made a person who ordinarily struggles to reach out to friends actually keep in contact. And my facebook page is more than just a portal to my personal contacts. It’s been a great marketing tool also. I’ve been allowed » Continue Reading.
Debating the top 3 voiceover mics is sort of like debating who was the greatest boxers in history or the greatest major league slugger of all times or who was better, Biggie or Tupac. And I display my biases proudly. Muhammed Ali would’ve outsmarted Mike Tyson and won. Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs without steroids and Biggie was a » Continue Reading.
Fun, Cool & Inappropriate Things That Duolingo Taught Me In Spanish!!!
I’ve used a number of websites, apps like Duolingo and Rosetta Stone, blogs, youtube channels and anything you can think of to learn Spanish. All of them have contributed to my present knowledge of the language. I was introduced to Duolingo more than 2 years ago but never really got into it. I was focused on some other methods » Continue Reading.
4 Reasons To Voiceover Blog- An Interview With Derek Chappell
I’ve been fortunate to do two things that I really love to do in this lifetime. One of them is to travel. The other is to do voiceover. I’ve been all around the world to some really impressive places and in many instances, wherever my physical body hasn’t been, my voice has traveled to. But one such place where neither » Continue Reading.
Scammers are everywhere. In every business and in everyday life. Each day someone is trying to steal your personal information or cheat you in some way and each time you have to be a step ahead of them. There are the ones who call you telling you that “A” computer in your home is infected and they can clean it » Continue Reading.
A Voiceover Career Is Not An Easy Way Out + Vacation & Voiceover In Panama
LinkedIn has a way of reminding you every year that it’s your anniversary of how long you’ve been at your present job. Thank you LinkedIn. This September marks 12 years since I started my voiceover journey and I have to say that it has been both trying and super rewarding. But sometimes as I blog and post pictures from various » Continue Reading.
The Voiceover Interviewer Gets Interviewed- With Charlie Sill
It was never supposed to be me. I was never supposed to be the subject of the interview. I was always supposed to just ask the questions. But when fellow voice talent and fiend of ten plus years Charlie Sill asked me for an interview, I took a deep breath and said “Yes.” He got me. The Voiceover Interviewer got interviewed. » Continue Reading.
Every year for the past 10 year, Roy Yokelson’s opened up his home to host the unofficial-official VO-BBQ. It started 10 years ago with a small gathering of Roy’s voiceover friends. And if you know Roy Yokelson, he makes friends quite easily. Roy had no idea I was coming to the New York Metro. Quite honestly neither did I, » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
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. » Continue Reading.
VO Agent Jeffrey Umberger- What Books Voiceover Work?
He’s one of the Southeast premiere voiceover agents, representing over 400 talents from celebrity voices to voiceover bloggers like myself. His agency fields auditions for jobs from Publix, to Walking Dead to Network promos and he does it without breaking a sweat. In fact Jeffrey Umberger runs his Atlanta based Umberger Agency almost entirely by himself, and still has » Continue Reading.
Mara Junot – How A Radio Background Can Help You In Voiceover
To understand why you should take advice from Mara Junot you only need to do a quick Google search of her name to know that hers is a voiceover career to be envied. Her website MaraJunot.com gives but a snippet of the projects of one of the most diverse » Continue Reading.
One On One With Zurek (Rick Party) The Founder Of Voiceover Universe
Recently while in Miami I had a chance to hang out with South Florida’s Number One Radio Personality and one of voiceovers best known names, Zurek. I’ve known Zurek for many years and he has been a talent that I’ve modeled my own career after.
6 Tips To Get The Most Out Of The VOICE Convention
The Voice Over International Creative Experience (aka The Voice Convention 2014) happens every two years and brings out some of voiceovers biggest stars. With a convention that only happens bi-annually, its important that not a moment of your time is wasted. Its exciting to see all of your voiceover friends, colleagues and idols » Continue Reading.
Particularly since I started this blog, people ask me all the time for resources on where to get started in voiceover. And there are tons of them. But here are the top ten that I send people to the most. The list is compiled of voiceover entertainment
Can A Voiceover Intern Help You? My Guest Blog On Voiceover Herald
Male voice actor Dane Reid writes exclusively for Voice Over Herald about how an internship when he was younger inspired him to get into voice overs. Now he is returning the favor and passing on his skills to his new intern.
Your agent gives you a call and says that you booked a job that you auditioned for weeks ago. If you are anything like me, you auditioned for it and totally forgot about it, so the call is a welcome surprise. But then you are told that the recording is scheduled to take place at an outside studio….
The Gift Of Gabby- Interview With Voiceover Coach Gabrielle Nistico
When Gabrielle Nistico talks voiceover, be prepared to take notes. This Voice Over Talent, VO Coach, Casting Director, Expert Marketer, Author and Meet Up Group leader wrote the book on starting and growing your voice over career. Actually she’s written more than one book.
Gerald Griffith- Mayor of Voiceover City & VO Atlanta Conference
If you can’t find a way, make a way. If there is no door to open, kick down the wall. And if something already exist, make it better. That seems to be the approach of Gerald Griffith. Gerald is the brains behind a small meetup group turned big deal voiceover resource in the industry that has now launched » Continue Reading.
Networking For Voice Over- The Atlanta Addy Awards
In any business, networking is important. But because Voiceover Talents work from behind the microphone, I believe often they may neglect the sunshine and the rain. From your soundproof closet or booth
In a world of voice over for animation, Dave Fennoy is a King. I caught up with Dave while he was in town for the DragonConn convention where he was represented as one of the voices of the video game “The Walking Dead”
One of the most popular video subjects on YouTube amongst Voiceover Talents and recording enthusiast is the subject of what’s in your studio. This topic, no matter how many times its posted and how many ways it’s recorded, always seems to get thousands of views per video.
For the week of October 21-27 Dane Reid Media will be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating a portion of its earnings to the Susan G Koman Foundation for a Cure. We have all been affected either personally or through a family or friend who has suffered with cancer. Through education, technological developments and early detection, survival rates have » Continue Reading.
Since starting a business in 2005, DaneReidMedia.com has had the same look. The design was timeless and very visually appealing. It was professional but still designed to give you a feel for Dane Reid “The Personality” behind the voice. But over the years Dane Reid Media has grown…….
It seems GREAT being a full time or even a part time Voice Over Talent. People tell you all the time that you have a great voice and you should make money off of it. Don’t quit your Day Job!!! Seriously, DON’T!!!
Upon meeting people, one of the first questions they may ask is “So what do you do?” Often as a voice over talent, I shy away from this question. I tell people I am unemployed or that I sleep all day and hang out on the couch.
When you produce nightclub commercials all the time, it is important that you have a system. I have templates and a systematic approach to producing that saves me time. While this may not be everyones way of producing “spots” this is mine. Check out this video….