Posts Tagged ‘voice work’

Cast Away 2: It’s okay to ignore Casting Directors (sorry Casting Directors!)

Some thoughts on voiceover auditions… I have always thought that talents should let the copy dictate their audition. That essentially means more or less ignoring directions they get either in writing or in person, though I realize an in person audition necessitates you walk that fine line between giving the read you think best reflects […]

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Classic Videos: No Other Way To Say It

This is a fun video from writer/director Tim Mason about a voice over session that goes horribly wrong. According to Adweek Magazine, “The film was made by Hog Butcher, a content creation company made up of improvisers, comedians and writers from Chicago institutions including Second City, IO and the Annoyance Theater. Hog Butcher is led […]

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How much is the right voice worth to an advertiser?

Interesting overview of the voice-over industry from Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. It covers some of the pay-to-play stuff mentioned in my previous post and even includes a quote from PN Agency’s Todd Schick :)- “Those who regularly hire voice talent – especially advertisers – want work done faster and cheaper. Just as […]

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Secrets of an Agent Man: The Urge to Purge

Sometimes I feel like PN Agency is the equivalent of Hotel California – you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave. Percentage-wise, we actually do not have that many talents who have left the roster. There are a few who went union or moved out the city/country. There were a few […]

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The Rating is the Hardest Part

I was interested to read this piece on the Voice Over Herald website that advises voice talents to post a rate card on their web page: http://www.voiceoverherald.com/why-you-should-post-your-voice-over-rates-online/ I definitely have an opinion on this but the preface to this is the strategy of a talent agent may be different than an individual voice talent. That […]

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It’s Not Enough To Have A Nice Voice

Here’s an extended Globe and Mail piece about the voice industry. It’s a good overview of the business which is always nice to see in a major Canadian newspaper. Clearly, the one thing missing though is some quotes from a non-union agent! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/marketing/susan-bennett-the-voice-of-siri-is-the-voice-of-a-generation/article23546393/ To keep up with the furious pace of the Voice Over industry […]

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