OK. Never mind the “Master Class.” This isn’t a “101 class”, or even, God Forbid a “dummies” course. This is about getting back to basics. The real bottom line basics.
As many of you know, I’ve recently taken on the mantle of “Audio Editor”, while still providing Voice Acting services to my fabulous compliment of [...]
As time marches on, it becomes more and more important to have multiple skill-sets in most any field.
In a recent interview on NPR’s “Fresh Air”, hostess Terry Gross asked actor/comedian/musician Jack Black what challenges “larger actors” faced in getting roles in Hollywood. I found his answer both intriguing and very true. He said, “The [...]
So it’s a New Year, and with it comes the dreaded laundry-list of resolutions that bring with it the best of intentions and an uncanny ability to demonstrate to ourselves just how much (or little, as the case may be) follow-through we really do have.
In the immortal words of one Dirty Harry, “A man’s [...]
Let’s face it:
As a Voice Actor (or “talent” or “artist” or however you prefer to be known) saying the words is our bread and butter. For those of us who say words for the broadcast realm and have to deliver a message in :15, :30, or :60 seconds (or less than those, if you [...]
The masked woman called herself Madame Madcap, and she gathered a gang of cutthroats determined to loot high society of all its riches . . . starting with the notorious womanizer Hamilton Brone. She worked her criminal magic . . . and grew rich as millionaires swooned at her feet. Members of her gang [...]
Stan Lee, creator of the Spider-Man comics, wrote one of the greatest, and perhaps truest things of all time: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”
As recording tools go, the CEntrance MicPort Pro can give one very great power when it comes to creating good clean audio. But the interface, while seemingly simple on the [...]
There’s an old computer axiom, and that is “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” The same certainly applies to computer generated audio.
In multi-media (eLearning especially,) audio quality is one of those double-edged swords that seems to cause more questions than one may be ready to believe. “My audio sounds fine before I import it into my [...]
I’ve been doing eLearning narration for going on six years now. From the perspective of the Voice Talent, here are some things to consider:
When selecting a voice talent, be sure to either ask for copies of their existing demos or request a sample reading of the script you need recorded. Most (reasonable) talent will [...]
When you’re dealing with art, be it visual art, the written word, or even the spoken word, you’re dealing with a medium that is all about subjectivity: The subjectivity of the artist and the subjectivity of the audience. It’s a simple concept, but the implications are immeasurably vast and complex and can drive you out [...]
I’m going to confess. Since 1995, or what I consider to be “The Dawn of Mass Awareness of The Internet,” I have been a die-hard HTML do-it-your-selfer.
I’ve built many different websites: for myself, for non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations…well, it was a hobby gone wrong in its way…
When I first launched the abVoices [...]