What Can you Learn from a Voice Director?

December 17th, 2014 by Colleen 
The Voice over Industry through the Eyes and Ears of a Booth Director We thought it would be fun for you to see an interview that one of our weekly Workout guest listeners had done. It is cool to get insight on his background and what he expects from talent when they come into the booth to read for an audition. As you are watching the interview if you think to yourself, “ I wish I could be in the...

Microphones for Home Studios

November 11th, 2014 by Colleen 
QUESTION-“Can anyone recommend a good starter mic brand for a start up VO home studio that doesn’t break the bank?”: Our own Jeff Hixon, CEO of Voicebank.net and master at signal flow weighs in on this question. There are a number of high quality yet affordable at home microphones available. Here are a few: Blue Yeti USB Mic (two price ranges) Yeti, a basic mic, about $129 via Guitar...

The Business of VO

November 6th, 2014 by Jessica 
Have you had a desire to get into the business side of VO? Here is a resource about just that, including marketing and the etiquette when approaching potential clients and agents. Business…it is exactly that! You want and need to be paid what you are worth. The goal is to have a lucrative business but if you are booking jobs that take a lot of your time, for very little pay, how will you ever be...

Q&A: A Different Perspective

October 30th, 2014 by Jessica 
We’ve got similar questions to our previous post but this time Heather Vergo of Atlas Talent Agency is giving her insight on the industry.  She is also a one-on-one resource that you can utilize through us. Check out the responses below and keep submitting those questions to us via Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for our Q&A month. Question 1 – “What’s the best advice you can...

Here’s a Q&A Preview

October 10th, 2014 by Jessica 
Here is a taste of the questions and answers that we will be addressing in the next few weeks. Below is last week’s workout guest listener talent agent Mike O’Dell/BBA Talent providing advice on a couple topics: Question 1: “Steps to Starting a VO Career” –Get into a comprehensive class. Discover what kind of commitment is involved, what kind of investment would be necessary, and remember...

October is Q&A Month!

September 29th, 2014 by Jessica 
It’s your time to hit us with the hard hitting questions about voiceover.  Each week we’ll have a theme for the types of questions we’ll be responding to. We’re all ears so submit your questions via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Who knows, maybe we’ll be answering your question in the weeks to come!

Voiceover Rate Sheet Resource

September 11th, 2014 by Colleen 
Quick and Easy Clicks to Rate Sheets   Almost on a daily basis when helping producers who are creating voice over casting projects on Voicebank.net I am asked about rates for talent. Example from today – “Basically, what are the talent fees for regional one year usage”?     Even when the producer is creating a non-union project I encourage to check what the union rate...

Captivate Conference Austin, TX October 6-8

October 1st, 2013 by Colleen 
Captivate Will Showcase Emerging Trends, Business Models & New Ideas If you are in or near the Austin,TX area you don’t want to miss the Captivate Conference! If you are a part of or have interest in any of these areas you will get a wealth of information to help further your career and knowledge…. Captivate celebrates the convergence of the film, mobile, music and video game industry. The...

John Cleese “Planes” Voiceover Role

August 15th, 2013 by Colleen 
Is Voice Acting the EASY way of Acting? When John Cleese was Interviewed for the New “Planes” animation movie the person conducting the inetview began to say,  “Some people might say voice acting is the easy way of acting”….. John Cleese said  – “They would be quite right, it is the most enjoyable work that I do!” He went on to add…“There...