Archive for voice-over hints, tips, and tricks

“Holy Motors” or “My Life as a Voice-over Artist”

 
This is something I’ve been meaning to write about for a while. If you’re a voice-over talent and you haven’t seen the French surrealist film Holy Motors you should. Also, stop reading now because I’m about to let loose some spoilers.
[SPOILER ALERT]
The film is set in the near/alternate future and follows an actor around as […]

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7 Tips for On Hold Messages

Photo by José Ramón de LothlórienI found these great tips for creating auto-attendant systems:
1. They are programmed by the company that provides the phone system; they must change the programming if you would like the Director to be Option 1 instead of option 2.
2. Keep it Simple – if you have more than 4 or […]

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What do you do for a living?

Between meeting my wife’s family, catching up with old classmates and friends, or going to networking events, I get the question, “So, what do *you* do?” a lot these days. While *I* think my answer is pretty straightforward, “I’m a voice over artist,” most people smile, nod, and then get this glazed look when they […]

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Failure: The New Success

Failure

Originally uploaded by dresmall

“Knowledge gained from failure lasts longer”
–University of Colorado Business School Study

It may seems self-evident when we are sitting in a safe place surfing through cyberspace but a recent study completed by the University of Colorado’s Business School seems to confirm the common notion that organizations can learn more from failures than successes. […]

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That’s pruh . . . uh, proo . . . oh, geez

A quick guide for voice-over artists to different pronunciation guides on the internet.

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