This week, we'll hear about the winner of the Don LaFontaine Spirit Award, Dave Courvoisier's new book and an emerging trend in children's voice casting. Jennifer Smith, Talent Services Manager at Voices.com shares about how to create a fabulous web presence followed by Steve Speheger in Tech Talk.
Hi there and welcome to VOX Talk! I'm Stephanie Ciccarelli, and have we got a show for you! Today, we'll hear about a new awards show in the industry, the passing of a voice-over legend and something that singers in Winnipeg should be aware of before they get on the city bus. In The Biz, I'm interviewing Sergio Cordoba, the Export Manager for Latin America at Voices.com after which I'll share about improvements being made to the Voices.com iOS app.
Welcome back to the VOX Talk podcast! In this episode, you'll hear about what it takes to be a good soundalike, a new state-of-the-art developmental center for east coast voice actors to enjoy and Michael Bay's voice cast for Transformers: Age of Extinction. We've also got an interview with Voices.com's Partner Manager, Randy Nordgren and a contribution from Steve Speheger in Tech Talk focusing on mic technique and more!
Welcome back to the VOX Talk podcast! In this episode, we're talking audiobooks, Audies and trends in terms narration. Are you seeing more full cast productions than ever before? Send in your thoughts to the VOX Box and get involved.
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.
Opportunities for voice over product reviews, Rodney Saulsberry's new CD and giveaway, Bettye Zoller Dallas workshops, Bobbin Beam in the Biz, Ian Stuart in the VOX Box.
Unofficial Announcer contest for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Hillary Huber Announces Live at the People's Choice Awards, Marc Cashman named one of AudioFile Magazine's top voices and what to do when artistic direction is lacking in audition scripts.
Dan Gorham reports on Myanmar Relief PSAs, Vanessa Hart presents Female Radio Hosts on Par with Male Counterparts?, Jefferson Feil announces Seth MacFarlane's Sweet Deal with 20th Century Fox, Bobbin Beam in The Biz, and Vicki Amorose with comedy piece, "Upmost Expresso".
Morgan Freeman voicing for Pro Golf, Menus That Talk, Game Developer Learns Lesson, and Voice Coaches Radio in the Biz.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Rodney Saulsberry's new travel site, Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo and Conference in Schenectady, Contest at Voice-overs.com forum, Pat Fraley interviewing Phil Crowley in The Biz, and how to get on the Voices.com home page for free.
What's going on with SAG and AFTRA?, Voice Talkers Video, Don LaFontaine in Good Health, Bobbin Beam's "The Art of Risk", and Who Got the Gig? column on VOX Daily.
Seth MacFarlane to host 2nd Annual Elans in Vancouver, Winner of Unofficial NBC Nightly News Contest, Voice Overs Mixed in on CDs to prevent piracy, Pat Fraley and Ed Asner Workshop in February, and some more YouTube'n with John Miles in the VOX Box.
Unofficial NBC Nightly News Announcer Search at audio'connell, Voice Over New Year's Resolution Contest Winner, Harry Shearer Questions The Donald's SAGiness, State of the Voice Over Industry in The Biz, and some audio feedback from Sanjo Ogunseye in the VOX Box.
Don LaFontaine Recuperating after Cedars Sinai stay, Voice Over New Year's Resolution Contest, Bob Souer Narrates 774,000 Word Project, Adam Fox is in Tech Talk, and there's a brand spanking new VO site hitting the scene and already scoring points in the search engines.
By David Ciccarelli
Vivendi and Activision to merge, Marc Cashman opens One-on-One Voice Coaching, New Voice Casting Podcast, Adam Fox answers your podmail and a special announcement about the 2nd Annual Voicey Awards.
British Animation Awards Announce New Voice Performance Categories, Update on Writers Guild of America Strike, Feature Interview with David Cook, Kathleen "Kat" Keesling on SaVoa and Adam Fox teaches you how to clean your computer in Tech Talk.
Writers' Strike, Simpsons Video Game, Naruto : Rise of a Ninja Gives Gamers Choice of VAs, Terry Daniel's Voice Overs On Demand Podcast, Adam Fox in Tech Talk - send in your MP3s!
California Wildfires, Jeff Gelder Holiday Magic CD, Teletoon turns 10 years old, Julie Williams reviews MJ Lallo's Marketing in VO DVD, Adam Fox in Tech Talk and an opportunity to help your colleagues through difficult times.
Blue Microphone Releases Joe and Snowpack, Paramount HD DVD Luncheon with Optimus Prime, The Rise of Niche Game Import Bidding War, Bob Green in The Biz, Adam Fox in Tech Talk, and time to tell your story in the VOX Box.
Say How?, Rodney Saulsberry's upcoming teleclass, Video Game Voice Actor Interview on NPR, Kristi Stewart in The Biz, Adam Fox in Tech Talk, and Vicki Amorose on taking time for yourself in the VOX Box.
June Foray's Birthday Bash in Burbank, Welcome to The Jungle (Book), VOICE 2008 in Los Angeles next summer, Julie Williams with voice actor reviews of Billion $ Read, Adam Fox in Tech Talk, and Debbie Munro shares an important message about a fraudulent client in the VOX Box.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
SaVoa is the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists. In this special episode, learn about the new voice over artist accreditation service provided by SaVoa with a message from SaVoa board of directors explaining how SaVoa works, its purpose and how you can get involved and recognized as a professional who is able to provide vocally and technically proficient, broadcast-quality voice over services.
Celebrity Voice Actors VS Rank-and-File Voice Actors for Animation, Voices.com wins CRM Magazine Market Elite Award, The Special Simpsons Tribute episode is out, Pat Fraley speaks about the audiobook industry, Adam Fox is in TechTalk and Stephanie Ciccarelli highlights the new Voice Over Experts podcast.
CreatiVoices Productions VoiceWorx workshop, The Simpsons Sound Alikes Challenge at Voices.com, Break Into VoiceOver Teleseminar, Darbi Worley on Improv in Auditions, Adam Fox with some listener feedback and Musings on Assumptions, and the conclusion of Jesse Springer's interview with Joe Cipriano, Part 3 of 3.
European Radio Awards Open for Nominations, The Simpsons Sound Alikes Challenge at Voices.com, VOICE 2008 in Los Angeles, Jesse Springer's interview with Joe Cipriano, Part 2 of 3, Adam Fox on Working While on the Road, and a Voice Acting Workshop Survey at VOX Daily.
Pierce Brosnan new voice of Thomas & Friends, "Walking the Labyrinth" at the 2007 London Fringe, 60 Second Pitch Winners Announced, Jason McCoy's Winning Pitch in The Biz, Adam Fox on Syncing Audio to Video, and Jesse Springer's interview with Joe Cipriano, Part 1 of 3.
Harry Potter audio book narrator Jim Dale in Bethesda at Borders, South African Audio Favors Male voices, Nancy Cartwright Interview, Betty in Boca on Voice Acting Jargon, Adam Fox Teaches How to Pick Music for Voice Over Recordings and a special 60 Second Pitch episode coming your way this Friday!
Bryan Cox Voices Iron Hide in Transformers, Scott Shurian Makes Headlines, Facebook Voice Actors Explosion, Elie Hirschman talks about SitePal, Adam Fox Interviews Bob Oakman, and last call for the Julie Williams "Proven Voice-Over Techniques" Review Party at Voices.com in London, ON!
Apple iPhone, Recent Happenings at Marc Graue Voice Over Recording Studio in Burbank, Product Review Opportunity for Voices.com members in London, ON of VO Coach Julie Williams' "Proven Voice-Over Techniques", special Interview in The Biz, Betty in Boca in Tech Talk, and 60 Second Pitch Contest Accepting Entries.
Wheat Kings looking for new announcer, Fran Capo YouTube Video, Voices.com 60 Second Pitch Contest, Elie Hirschman on Allergies, Adam Fox with Bob Green, and great feedback for voice over experts Julie Williams and Bob Bergen.
Spider-Man Cartoon Voice Actor, Tiger Woods Gives Voice to GM OnStar, The Death of Internet Radio?, Betty in Boca chats about Air Checks, David Ciccarelli on Microsoft Vista, and an interview with Darbi Worley of the Everything Acting Podcast.
Podcasting Week 2007, Voice Over Experts Podcast Hits A Grand Slam, Randy Thomas Voice Over Workshops, Elie Hirschman on Voice Casting at Darker Projects, David Ciccarelli Teaches You How to Podcast, and words of praise in the VOX Box for our Voice Over Experts.
Apple iPhone and Voice Over Controversy, Kara Edwards, Moe Egan and Michiru Yabu featured on CNN.com, Social Media Week at Voices.com, Julie Williams on Making Cold Calls, Adam Fox Asks "How Do You Do What You Do", Meet Julie-Ann Dean, voice of the new Voice Over Experts Podcast in the VOX Box.
Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo, eBay Partners with Bid4Spots, Shrek the Third out a theatre near you, Betty in Boca talks about the Treatment of Voice Artists on the Phone, David Ciccarelli shares info on Voice Over in the Google Era, and Jesse Springer chats about being a Young Adult in Voice Overs.
Audie Awards on June 1st in NYC and Hillary Huber nomination, The Voice Acting Hub at Facebook.com, Webinar with Voice Coach Deb Munro, Elie Hirschman Chats about Radio Voice Syndrome, Colin Campbell Fires up the Old Phone Patch, Hillary Huber MP3 and Debbie Munro Mic & Me Workshop in the VOX Box.
Official Voices.com User Guide Released, Mic & Me Comes to Toronto, SurePay Success Stories, Darbi Worley Shares Voice Acting Tips, Adam Fox Talks Tech and Networking with Kara Edwards, Jim McCabe's Movie Trailer Spoof in the VOX Box.
North Carolina Voice Actors Event, Screaming Bee's MorphVOX Voice Changer Pro Upgrade, New Feedback System at Voices.com, Betty in Boca Finds a New Use for the Movers & Shakers list, Colin Campbell and Analog VS Digital, and Dr. Seuss in the VOX Box.
Liam Neeson to Lead Voice Acting Cast for Fallout 3, Successful Teleseminar with Nancy Wolfson and Anna Vocino of Break Into Voice Over, Rodney Saulsberry Tongue Twisters on YouTube, David Boyll Chats About Interpreting Scripts with Flexibility in Studio Sessions, Colin Campbell Explains Equalization (EQ), a thank you from Bettye Zoller and Doug Rein's Humorous Demo.
David Boreanaz Lands NHL Playoff "Quest For The Cup" VO, What's Holding Female Voice Talent Back in Movie Trailer Voice Overs?, TFormers.com Interview with Peter Cullen "Optimus Prime", Elie Hirschman's Ways To Keep in Practice, Adam Fox answers Jesse Springer's PodMail and S. Michael Leier's Humorous Demo.
Whirlwind Voice Over Weekend with Julie Williams and Pat Fraley, Dan Levine intro to VO class in Exeter, NH, Voices.com Beta Testing, Julie Williams on Specialty Advertising, Colin Campbell Talks About Normalization, and Funny Voice Over Demo from Across the Pond Featuring Fiona Spreadborough.
Bob Bergen's Animation Weekend in NYC, How Do You Deliver Digital Audio files?, Voices.com Attacked, Betty in Boca Makes Telemarketers Critique Her Demos, Adam Fox, and Connie Mustang with Ken Strickland Shares a Poem Presented at VOICE 2007.
Don LaFontaine on Jay Leno, VOICE 2007 articles online, Bettye Zoller audio book release with Simon and Schuster, Elie Hirschman on learning accents, Adam Fox and Humble Beginnings, Voice Cat Marc Cashman's advice on picking a voice acting class.
Voices.com at the VOICE Conference, Lennie Weinrib Tribute, AFTRA, Don LaFontaine, Bob Bergen, What Voice Are You?, Voice Over Blogosphere, Julie Williams on Professional Development, Adam Fox answers your PodMail, and Kara Edwards gives feedback in the VOX Box on VOICE 2007.
Google dives into video game advertising, Om Malik's thoughts on VoIP, Dee Bradley Baker: the Ultimate Voice Actor Dad, Voices.com Web Videos, Julie Williams on Marketing your Voice Over Business, Adam Fox on Methodology and Application, and Union VS Non-union in the VOX Box.
Ralph Hass interview featured on YouTube, Microsoft and TellMe, Country Music Celebrity Birdhouses Auction, How to Tell if your Commercial Demo Needs Updating, Colin Campbell in Tech Talk, Jason McCoy and Oreo cookies in the VOX Box.
Spanish Simpson's actors threaten boycott of Simpsons Movie, Stand Up in Kandahar on the CBC, Meteorite?, Elie Hirschman on voice acting rehearsals via Skype, Colin Campbell discusses compression and Call out to Aussies in the VOX Box.
Simpson's Voice Actor Harry Shearer on US Politics, Voice Actor Walker Edmiston Passes Away, Voice Actors United Yahoo! Group, Julie Williams on Self Promotion for Talents, Adam Fox guides us through Compression and Recompression, and Bobbin Beam talks about VOICE Conference benefits in the VOX Box.
Boston Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Records VOs for TomTom, Gracenote Software Unmasks Classical Music Fakery on iPods, VOICE Conference; 3 Weeks and Counting, Rank High for Local Search, Colin Campbell, and Rick Sparks salutes Don LaFontaine in the VOX Box.
Verbum Domini joins SQPN, Don LaFontaine's Oscar Experience, VOICE Conference coming up, Julie Williams reviews Pat Fraley's Greatest Cartoon Voice Tricks Ever Smuggled Out of Hollywood, Colin Campbell hits on surfaces and interfaces, and Brian Haymond Rants on Rates in the VOX Box.
Voicey Award Winners, PodCamp Toronto, Earphone Award for Marc Cashman, Johnny George serves us the Business Side of Setting up a Pro Studio, Adam Fox on the Sonic Quality of Recordings, and a Special Message from Nancy Wolfson, one of the Voicey Awards Judges.
Joe Cipriano prefers his Neumann, Finalists for Voicey Awards, Michael Douglas and Technology, Don't be a Bottom Feeder, Pop Filters, Voicey Finalist John Small in the VOX Box.
AKG Celebrates 60 years, Growth of Podcasting in Ad Dollars, Rebel Alliance Theatre Beauty and the Beast auditions, Reflections on an Animation Audition, Musicality of Voice Over Demos, and feedback from Kara Edwards.
Annie Awards, Emilie-Claire Barlow at Toronto Anime Ball, Microsoft VS the Mapuche, Talent or Skill, Mics, Processors and Preamps, Last call for Voicey Nominations.
Voicey Judges Revealed, Superman actor Brandon Routh, Bettye Zoller Workshops, Grey DeLisle gives birth to a baby boy, Meeting your Peers in Person, Making a Commercial Part 3, tips from Neetu Danani in India.
Voicey Awards, Insuring Talents in India, Not Getting the Gig, Condenser Microphones vs. Dynamic Microphones, and Following Your Dream.
By David Ciccarelli
Book review of Rodney Saulsberry's "You Can Bank on Your Voice", Google pre-rolling video ads on YouTube, Stegosaurus fossil found in Portugal, Dragnet, Making Commercials Part II, and info about the pharmacy gem Alkalol that keeps your voice in check.
SAG Awards honors Julie Andrews and voice talent, Verizon said "No" to Apple, Judges citing Wikipedia in court rulings, Podcasting with Kristi Stewart, Flickr, Mike Cain feedback on vocal warm ups.
DigiDesign Reel Tape Suite, British Voice Association Tips, Are Scholarly Journals Obsolete?, Vocal Warm Ups, Adam Fox's Recording Commercials Part 1, and the Sacramento Radio Contest tragedy.
Tuning In with Wayne Henderson, Museums are Podcasting, Animated Movie Cliches, Bryan Cox Cast in the Transformers Movie, Laryngitis (!) with Julie Williams, FeedBurner and a Tip for Getting Work from Donna Papacosta.
VOICE Conference, Governator to Voice a Robot, Sean Bean from Lord of The Rings, Sound Alikes, Vocoders, and Kudos to VOX Talk Correspondents.
The Return of 24, Amazing Marvel Universe, Nancy Wolfson Teleseminar, Getting Rid of Dry Mouth, Voice Changing Software, and Character Voice Demos.
Larry King celebrates 50 years in broadcasting, Screaming Bee, 20th Anniversary of Audio Coding, Charlotte's Web Movie, the new iPhone from Apple, and an interview with Bob Brewster about the ACTRA Strike in the VOX Box.
ACTRA Strike, An Inconvenient Truth, VO Jobs of 2006, sound like you think, Joe Cipriano teaches podcasting, and Julie Williams in the VOX Box.
Radio's Centennial, Promo and Trailer Teleclass, Queen Elizabeth II is Podcasting, Turning Non-union Jobs into Union Jobs, and how to use Watermarks in your recordings.
Time Magazine chose you, VOX Daily's Top 10 of 2006, farewell to Joseph Barbera, finding an agent and searching the web.
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