Summer time and the living is full of family friendly get-togethers and outings and commercials offering advice on what to do to keep everyone happy and how to save money doing it. To be able to serve Mom, Dad, the kids, Grandma and the clients as well, we as the voice over actors have a few things … [Read more...] about How to Approach Voice Over for Family Friendly Commercials
Your craft, profession or career, presents opportunities to be of service. To give back. For a voice over artist, performing the VO on public service announcements (better known as PSAs) hits that sweet spot for me. I'm currently sitting in a friend's living room in LA, here this week nominated for … [Read more...] about Why Voice Over is the Key to a Successful PSA
Laura sounds like she’s 17, but has teenage twins and a paid mortgage. James is a millennial that sounds like he could be a retiree. One of the reasons I love voice acting is how it shatters the barriers of age. You can be an actress over 40 and still have a profitable career or a 19-year-old male … [Read more...] about Voice Actors, Do you Need to Worry your Voice is Getting Older?
Sound whether music, soundscape or voiceover narration, is critical to making virtual reality realistic. We are more forgiving of visual elements, be it animation, CGI, even imperfect video. But sound orients us to place and space and directs and manipulates emotional input. Sound becomes the anchor … [Read more...] about Virtual Reality Voiceover: where it’s going, how to do it
Got VR? You will. Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality, 360…it’s known by several names and may morph into more before it takes over the world. Statista’s conservative prediction is that the market will grow from $3B now to $40B by 2020. Others in the industry think it’ll be much higher. … [Read more...] about My List of 7 Behind the Scenes Insights in VR Narration
There are few things I love more in life than story. Nature, maybe. Water, but that’s a subset of nature. People aren’t things…well, not generally anyway. But the point of this big reveal into story at the head of my behind the scenes insights on audiobook narration is that the tales we tell and how … [Read more...] about My Fresh Insights Behind the Scenes in Audiobook Narration