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Reblog from Tumblr: Amazing speech accent audio archive

siegel: Click to hear a speech sample, read from the same piece of text, anywhere in the world. I like this website, too. Although it won’t help you nail an accent all on its own. You have to do some serious research by watching documentaries, TV, listening to local radio from your desired accent-region.. But […]

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Headshots: The Shoot

If you’re like me, you HATE having your picture taken! So the headshot session can be intimidating. The best shots I’ve ever had came about in an environment where I felt most comfortable. But even the shots I use today were a challenge to get as there are many variables that can make or break […]

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Anecdotes on the job: Break-neck Speed!

I just had to record a VO audition from home. The direction was “young, animated and under 22 secs.” Fine, right? Well, sure.. unless the text you’re reading is technically 30 secs in length at best and not one of those hi-speed legalese tags. No, I’m still responsible for sounding like a normal human being. […]

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Ask Me!: Getting into VO’s?

How did you get into voiceovers? And how would you recommend I start? Anonymous I got into voiceovers at first because people would compliment me on my voice and accent and then ask if I did voiceovers. Eventually, a good friend of mine cornered me and told me to make a demo. I thought about […]

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Ask me! – How much do I charge for voiceovers?

A.D., A.V.L. here with a voiceover question. Say your friend Anna has been doing voiceovers for her friend’s video tutorials. I’ve started charging as of the last project, as I am unemployed now and can no longer do pro bono. So–how much do I charge? Or rather what calculation do I use to figure out […]

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