EP 230 Ben Patrick Johnson: Movie Trailer & Network Promo Voice Over Artist

January 29, 2017

Chuck and Stacey continue the conversation with iconic promo and trailer voice talent, Ben Patrick Johnson, heard on networks like CBS and FOX and in trailers for Trolls, Philomena, Lilo & Stitch and more. He’s also a 5-time published author, fitness model, and human rights activist. Ben shares how he stays healthy and talks about his home studio and the gear he has in it. He offers some advice to those wanting to get started in the voiceover business that encourages people to build their skills and confidence to be ready to enter the business at full steam.

He talks about the talent he emulated when he was starting his career that includes Don LaFontaine and Ernie Anderson. He reflects on what he would do differently if he were starting his career over like not stressing out so much and understanding that the business is cyclical. Ben shares advice he got that has helped him to be authentic and present in his career as well as his philosophy for giving back, practicing empathy and advocating for those who need it most. Ben expresses what he still wants to accomplish, answers how he defines success and leaves wisdom with viewers to be authentic wherever you go.

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Get tips for setting up your vocal booth and voice over equipment. Learn proper microphone technique and other critical skills to enhance your audio and find the right sound for your voice to nail voice over auditions and casting calls. Learn what to look for when seeking a voice coach, and peek behind the voice casting curtain to learn the secrets that improve every voice over audition and narration.

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EP 229 Ben Patrick Johnson: Movie Trailer & Network Promo Voice Over Artist

January 22, 2017

Chuck and Stacey Interview Ben Patrick Johnson, one of the top promo voices for networks like CBS and FOX, trailer voice for the new Trolls movie, Philomena, Lilo & Stitch, broadcast narrator and so much more. He is also a published author, fitness model, and human rights activist. Ben shares the story of how he got started working in talk radio in Minneapolis then continuing to work in radio and television upon moving to L.A. After a controversial exit as the on-camera host for EXTRA, he started doing voice over work and never looked back. He recalls the first voice over movie campaign he got for Lilo & Stitch and speaks to being versatile enough to work in different genres of VO from comedy and drama to kids & family.

Ben talks about auditioning and some things he has learned over the years like showing respect for every word on the page and knowing whom you are talking to in every story. Ben shares that his experience as a writer helps him fill in the blanks if he doesn’t have all the information for a promo or trailer read. He stresses the importance of giving “the creatives” what they want and being patient especially in commercial sessions that can require dozens of takes versus promo and trailer sessions that can last a matter of minutes. Ben reflects on what has helped him have such a long career that include nurturing his professional relationships.

Ben is also able to ride the ups and downs in his career, going above and beyond for his clients and realizing that as a performer he cannot have “bad days”. He talks about where his skills have come from over the years from comedy and acting classes and coaches like Joni Gerber and mentor, Don LaFontaine. Ben has started to coach select actors via Skype or Phone Patch, when he is available, helping them find their authentic sound and staying grounded and real. He reveals his journey overcoming drug and alcohol use and talks about the effects it had on his voice work. Now sober, he encourages people watching to find balance, be present to their creativity and live a healthy life.

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Have you ever wanted to be a voice actor? Maybe you’ve heard the voice from a movie trailer, TV commercial, video game, cartoon, celebrity impressions, internet or radio ad, and thought, “I want to do that!” Do you wonder what it takes to succeed in the voice over business? Or, are you a fan looking to finally put a "face to the voice" of the biggest and best celebrity voice artists? Well, your search is over!

VO Buzz Weekly is the hit global voice over web show that's inspiring, educating and entertaining viewers in over 85 countries around the world.

Every week, you get up close and personal with a top narrator, voice actor or actress from your, television promo, TV show, movies, audiobooks, movie trailer announcer, TV commercials and video games, along with the top voice casting directors and agents working in the industry today. You’ll get the inside scoop on how voice artists work from home in their own home studio!

Get tips for setting up your vocal booth and voice over equipment. Learn proper microphone technique and other critical skills to enhance your audio and find the right sound for your voice to nail voice over auditions and casting calls. Learn what to look for when seeking a voice coach, and peek behind the voice casting curtain to learn the secrets that improve every voice over audition and narration.

VO Buzz Weekly is so much more than just “how to do voice over.” From voice coaching to home business advice, every episode is full of tips, inspiring personal stories and insights to help you succeed in the booming voice over industry, and in life. It’s comprehensive voice over training like you’ve never seen before.

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EP 228 Nolan North: Video Games/Blaze and the Monster Machines/Uncharted/Assassin’s Creed Voice Actor

January 15, 2017

Season 6 of VO Buzz Weekly continues with Chuck and Stacey’s conversation with the multi-talented actor, Nolan North, beloved for his hundreds of video game and animation voice over credits like Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, Deadpool, Destiny, Prince of Persia, Call of Duty, Young Justice, Home, Blaze and the Monster Machines and on camera work like in Pretty Little Liars, Big Love, Port Charles and more.

Nolan discusses the types of characters he likes to play and demonstrates the ways he “plays in the vocal sandbox” to create new voices from adding an accent to doing a bad impression of a celebrity. He talks about the new mobile gaming project, created by Alan Tudyk, that he acts and produces on called Con Man: The Game. It’s a free game to download and is perfect for super fans and cosplayers who want to literally be a part of the game, so check it out.

Nolan answers how he prefers to approach auditions by using the given artwork for inspiration and showing his range to play other characters in an alternate take. He offers advice to those wanting to become a professional actor to work in large regional markets first to meet directors and build your skills and resume. Without any regrets, he thinks about what he would do differently if he were starting his career over, defines what being successful means to him and reminds fellow performers to enjoy the journey of the business and embrace the chaos of it.

He gives his perspective to following your dreams no matter if someone tells you it’s impossible. And he adds that if you can be talked out of pursuing something, it might be a blessing in disguise because if it was your true passion you would be unwavering in going after it. He talks about his career desires in five or ten years and what motivates him to keep working and challenging himself. He reflects on how much he loves the people in the voice over business and how grateful he is for his family who have stood by him through all the good times and tough times in his career.

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VO Buzz Weekly is the hit global voice over web show that's inspiring, educating and entertaining viewers in over 85 countries around the world.

Every week, you get up close and personal with a top narrator, voice actor or actress from your favorite cartoons, animation, television promo, TV show, movies, audiobooks, movie trailer, TV commercials and video games, along with the top voice casting directors and agents working in the industry today. You’ll get the inside scoop on how voice artists work from home in their own home studio!

Get tips for setting up your vocal booth and voice over equipment. Learn proper microphone technique and other critical skills to enhance your audio and find the right sound for your voice to nail voice over auditions and casting calls. Learn what to look for when seeking a voice coach, and peek behind the voice casting curtain to learn the secrets that improve every voice over audition and narration.

VO Buzz Weekly is so much more than just “how to do voice over.” From voice coaching to home business advice, every episode is full of tips, inspiring personal stories and insights to help you succeed in the booming voice over industry, and in life. It’s comprehensive voice over training like you’ve never seen before.

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EP 227 Nolan North: Video Games/Prince of Persia/Destiny/Call of Duty Voice Actor

January 8, 2017

Chuck and Stacey kickoff Season 6 of VO Buzz Weekly with accomplished on camera and voice over acting phenom, Nolan North, loved for his work in hundreds of video games like Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, Deadpool, Destiny, Prince of Persia, Call of Duty and the hit TV series, Pretty Little Liars. Nolan talks about his background that includes degrees in journalism and broadcasting, his experience working as TV reporter and his early years as an actor in New York. He discusses the catalyst for moving to Los Angeles and the contract role he booked shortly thereafter on the daytime drama, Port Charles.

Not having a Plan B, Nolan shares some of the jobs he did to support himself from being a bartender, waiter and putting up crown moulding with fellow voice actor Chris Edgerly. He speaks to truly enjoying the process of acting and some of his strengths like having a good imagination, not being self-conscious and embracing the spirit of play.
Nolan expresses love and gratitude for his longtime voice over agents Pat Brady and Cathey Lizzio of CESD Talent for guiding his career.
And Stacey, also a CESD client, chimes in with her #CESDPride for the whole team there.

Loved for his portrayal video game hero, Nathan Drake, in scriptwriter Amy Hennig’s Uncharted series, Nolan talks about how this project was his big break and shares the funny story of how he got the role. He shares a great Sean Connery impersonation and talks about getting to work with his heroes who are now great friends like Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett and Kevin Michael Richardson.

Nolan recalls some voice over advice he gave to his son about pursuing a voice acting career that can help other voice actors too, encouraging you to be authentic to who you are, embracing the unique things you can do and always strive to be a great actor.

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