Quick Voice Over Audition {video}

Auditions are a big part of Voice Over land….if you’re lucky.

As with any other VO, I audition for more jobs than I land.  You have to get in the mindset of “The Audition IS The Job”.  Look at it as if it’s all encompassing…even though the invoice only mentions one client.

Here’s a quick video of me doing a commercial voice over.

Artist’s Rendition

My 7 year old daughter, Zoey, and I were talking vacation plans.  Well, not really “plans” so much as tossing out ideas on places to visit if we were given the chance.

We settled on California as our destination because some great friends of ours moved there recently.  Friends…and the fact that the weather is far superior than a Midwest February.  So our reasons to go are adding up.

I told her we needed to save up some money before we could go, because plane tickets for a family of 4 from Illinois to Cali is a little different than a day trip to the Wisconsin Dells.

So, she drew me a picture of my studio and wrote “1,000 for California” at the bottom.

(actually, she wrote “$100,0 for californa” but I believe she did it in a rush, so it’s understandable)

At first I thought she was billing me…but turns out she was willing me some more voice over work.  Seems to be working, so I’ve commissioned her too draw up some more scenarios with dollar amounts attached to it.

Here’s a side by side.

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credit: BSVO

Anger Voice Actor Lewis Black

Voice Acting, Inside (and) Out

Anger Voice Actor Lewis Black

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When you think about voice acting and voice actors you mostly think about cartoons. Mel Blank and Bugs Bunny, Nancy Cartwright and Bart Simpson or Seth McFarlane and Family Guy. If you’ve ever watched an animated movie in the past 10 years, you’ve no doubt said to yourself or the person next to you…

“Who’s voice is that?”

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Get a win with your last minute projects

Bringing Home the Win (the last minute project)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmrraJbhNKc

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We did a shot for every goal.  Except for a friend of ours who unbeknownst to us, was shooting water due to a pregnancy she had yet to announce.  I’m not a huge sports fan, admittedly, but we’d watch Chicago Bears games when I was younger,  Certainly not every single week and never with a whole lot of fanaticism. We owned shirts and hats with Bears logos, but I’ve never seen my dad jump out of a chair to cheer…at anything. So when I get a chance to be around “fanatics”, I drink it in! Read more