By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 22, 2009
Voicey Awards open for nominations, Melissa Disney in "The Chase", Mike Cooper Narrates "Dinosaur Secrets" on History, Sanjo Ogunseye in The Biz, and Allen Ellis poses a question in the VOX Box.
Voicey Awards Website
Melissa Disney Feature
Dinosaur Secrets on TheHistoryChannel.co.uk
Dinosaur Secrets Facebook Group
Sample Proposal Template
Voices.com Help Section
Hello there and welcome to VOX Talk, I'm Stephanie Ciccarelli.
Making voice over headlines this week are Melissa Disney and Mike Cooper, but first, some very exciting news!
The 3rd Annual Voicey awards are now open for nominations! Winners will be announced via the VOX Talk podcast on March 19th, 2009 for a special Voicey Awards podcast. If you're interested in nominating a voice actor for an award, or nominating yourself, go to voiceyawards.com for more information. The deadline for nominations is February 28th, 2009.
Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Melissa Disney, the singing voice of Snow White and also one of the most successful female movie trailer voices, is featured in a commercial that has made it into the top 5 of the Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest. The commercial with the most votes will be aired on Super Bowl Sunday. Can you help Melissa and her team? Be sure to vote for "The Chase" and visit voteforthecat.com for more details.
In closing, Mike Cooper, a voice actor in the United Kingdom, has recently provided narration for "Dinosaur Secrets", a series airing Wednesdays at 9 right now on the History Channel in the UK. History is on Sky Channel 529 and Virgin Channel 234, with the HD version on Sky 545. To support Mike and his work, be sure to watch the show on television and also join the Dinosaur Secrets Facebook group online.
For links to this story and others mentioned, visit the VOX Talk show notes.
If you're a reader of the VOX Daily blog, you may recall an article that I wrote about what to do if there is little to no artistic direction in a voiceover auditioning script. Here to the rescue is our friend Sanjo Ogunseye with his take.
PLAY SANJO'S PIECE
Thank you Sanjo! It's always a pleasure to hear from our listeners and thank you for sharing.
Joining me in the VOX Box today is Allen Ellis, and he asks:
PLAY ALLEN'S QUESTION
Thank you for your question, Allen. The proposal is often one of the first things a customer will see when reviewing an online audition. The most important elements of any audition for a client when evaluating responses is the audio, price and how you're presenting your services.
A good proposal is brief, polite and direct. You'll want to be sure that you address the client by their first name and state your interest in their project. Also, recording a short custom demo from their script is a great way to make a good first impression and demonstrate how you would serve as the voice of their project.
To view some examples of proposals, check out the link in the VOX Talk show notes or visit the Voices.com Help section and browse the Frequently Asked Questions knowledge base.
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I'm Stephanie Ciccarelli. Thank you again for joining me and we'll see you next time.
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