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Tips for Online Auditioning Success (examples included!)

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 22, 2016

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Wonder what it takes to nail an audition? How do casting directors know that you've got your mind and heart in a role? Acclaimed casting director Hugh Edwards of Gravy for the Brain in the UK shares how you can approach a casting spec to provide a read worthing listening to. Hear 3 poor examples of auditions so you know what not to do, as well as a perfect audition for you to learn from and apply.

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Tips For Creating the Perfect Commercial Demo

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 12, 2016

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Ready to create the perfect commercial demo? Coach and voice actor Becky Shrimpton guides listeners through the key points to branding and constructing a commercial demo ideal for the international market. From branding, to run-time, to what types of pieces you should consider, Becky will guide you in creating this key marketing tool.

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5 Mistakes You Might Be Making That Lose You Voice-Over Jobs

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

February 3, 2016

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Is your booking to audition ratio lower than you want it to be? Gary Terzza shares five common mistakes that voice talent make when auditioning for work. From not knowing what you should submit for to poor expectation setting, many of the chief contributors to lack of bookings are found in this helpful lesson. Gary leads you through each mistake and offers concrete advice on how to avoid them.

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Camp Vox: Why Voice Acting?

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 16, 2015

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Why would you want to do voice acting? Camp Vox's Lisa Biggs shares why voice acting is so cool for younger children and how voice-over can make a positive impact on your life. Imagine being the voice of a talking toy! The possibilities to do meaningful work as a voice talent are endless. Parents, listen in as Lisa Biggs shares her unique perspective regarding opportunities for young voices (real kids) to do voice-over work and how voice acting can be part of your child's life.

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Understanding The Role of Vowels and Consonants in Speech

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 6, 2015

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How do vowels and consonants shape the way you speak? Knowing about placement makes an enormous difference to how your words come across. Lynn Singer covers the importance of proper mouth techniques and placement of the tongue. She explains how these key factors enhance auditions and help with your performance by knowing where the sound originates.

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How To Make Your Voice Sound Older or Younger

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

June 30, 2015

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Do you know how to sound older or younger than you are? In this podcast, Cristina Milizia talks about how to increase - and decrease - your vocal resonance using proper vocal technique. This is a valuable tool that voice actors can use to increase their vocal range as well as their opportunities for work. Cristina also teaches you how to use your voice in a healthy way that won't damage your vocal cords.

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Voiceover Auditions: Audio Gourmet vs. Fast Food

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

June 19, 2015

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Whatever dialect you perform, the best acting is universal and truthful. Paula Cavanaugh Carter, Dialect Coach and Linguistic Anthropologist, shares how acting trumps accent. Always.

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Microphone Technique: A Secret Weapon

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 7, 2015

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How's your mic technique? Frank Piazza of APVoices shares Information about the different ways you can benefit from microphone technique. Performance examples by male and female voice talent are included, demonstrating different approaches with regard to mic proximity. This podcast will help to empower and enhance your ability to create first-rate recordings from home.

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What's a Union Paymaster and How Do They Work?

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 30, 2015

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Are you a member of an actors guild or union? Jim Kennelly of Lotas Productions shares insight for actors who are curious about the use of SAG-AFTRA paymaster services. A paymaster himself, Jim maps out what a union paymaster is, their unique role, how they work and at what stage in the process a paymaster is typically engaged.

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How To Personalize Commercial Copy and Sound More Believable

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 15, 2015

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Do you know how to make commercial copy conversational? Bruce Kronenberg of Abacus Entertainment shares what it takes to sound natural while communicating effectively to the person hearing your voice-over recording. Over the years, personalization of copy and interpret it with an opinion, you will sound real and conversational, not fake and announcer like.

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