EP 234 Steve Valentine: World Class Magician/Actor/Voice-Over Actor - Dragon Age and Uncharted

February 26, 2017

Chuck and Stacey’s conversation continues with award-winning, world class magician, actor, writer and producer, Steve Valentine known for shows like Crossing Jordan, I’m in the Band, Turbo Fast, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and the movie, The Walk as well as video games Dragon Age and Uncharted. He’s thrilling audiences in Los Angeles with his incredible one-man show, Life and Other Deceptions. Get tickets and the latest news at www.SteveValentineLive.com

Steve talks about the kinds of characters he is drawn to playing, trying to never limit himself and overthink it. He shares what recording the Dragon Age video game taught him, explains how he got the role of Alistair and why he loves the character. Hear the story of how both Chuck and Steve were responsible for bringing the character of Derek Jupiter to life in I’M IN THE BAND on Disney XD. Steve shares what he thought the first time he heard the singing voice for Derek, sung by Chuck Duran, with songs written by David and Stacy Wilde. Check out I’M IN THE BAND band performances like Band Van, Face Down In A Plate of Nachos and Weasel Rock You on YouTube.

Chuck explains the importance of using the right microphone for recording and Chuck and Stacey go on to express appreciation for their mic sponsor, Neumann Sennheiser. Steve tells the sweet story of how he orchestrated proposing to his wife on the set of I’M IN THE BAND and shares some ups and downs of writing for television projects and executive producing as well as one of his most recent series he wrote that is slated for TNT. Watch some more incredible close-up magic by Steve, hear some vocal health tips from Chuck and some final parting words of wisdom and encouragement from Steve.

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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 233 Steve Valentine: World Class Magician/Actor/Voice-Over Actor - Dragon Age and Uncharted

February 19, 2017

Chuck and Stacey are thrilled to chat with versatile actor, writer, producer and award-winning world class magician and voice over actor, Steve Valentine who can be seen in over 250 hours of film and television like Crossing Jordan, I’m in the Band and The Walk. He is also beloved for his compelling voice characters like King Alistair in Dragon Age and Harry Flynn in Uncharted and on Turbo Fast and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. He is also the creator and producer of the brilliant live one-man show, Life and Other Deceptions. You can go to www.SteveValentineLive.com for tickets and the latest news.

Steve, who was born in Scotland and raised near London, talks about his early years spent as a dancer, actor and magician and how his talents led him to take a gig on a cruise ship and eventually move to America. He shares stories of his early years acting and doing magic in Hollywood and some big career breaks working in on-camera commercials and as a series regular on Crossing Jordan for six years on NBC.

He gives some background on how he came up with the idea for his brilliant one-man stage show and the highlights and intense challenges he had to navigate through from raising money, to writing the script, building props, incorporating the magic elements, promoting it, and performing it live onstage. Steve has won both Close Up Magician of the Year and Lecturer of the Year two years in a row, performed at the world famous Magic Castle and in Vegas and he spontaneously performs some of his incredible close up magic for Chuck and Stacey and VO Buzz Weekly viewers. Prepare to have your mind blown! Be sure to come back next Sunday to watch the rest of the interview with Steve Valentine in Part 2, Episode 234!

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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 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.

Whether you’ve been doing voiceover work for years, or are interested in voice acting, VO Buzz Weekly has something for you! Subscribe now and never miss an episode!

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EP 232 Tasia Valenza: Animation & Video Games Voice Actor - Star Wars: The Clone Wars/Metal Gear Solid

February 12, 2017

Chuck and Stacey’s conversation continues with Emmy nominated actress Tasia Valenza, known for her characters Sniper Wolf, Poison Ivy, Kaliyo, Shaak Ti, Dottie, Black Dahlia from projects like Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman Arkham, All My Children and podcast, Hollywood & Crime. Tasia loves to give back and discusses her passion project that literally helps give people a voice, created by Rupal Patel called VocaliD. You can learn more about it and how you can get involved at VocaliD.com

She believes it’s a great time to get into voice over because there are so many resources, different voice over genres to work in, great events and helpful voice over groups like the Voiceover Collective on Facebook. She stresses the importance of when the time is right to work with a great demo producer and gives props to Chuck for his wisdom and expertise in that area. Tasia offers some great advice about treating people well, being professional and giving clients more than what they ask for. Her motto which is, “I love what I do, I do what I love.

She shares how you can get her free meditation videos to help relax called Take Time with Tasia available on her website, TasiaValenza.com

She talks about some of the strong female characters she plays and her other passion project, Giving Great Voice, that empowers people through play and creativity to explore their vocal instrument and be the voice actor in their own lives. You can find out more by reaching out to Tasia on Twitter or through her website.

She explains what still excites her about working in the voice over business and appreciates the contribution VO Buzz Weekly makes to the global voice over community. Tasia shares when she is the happiest in life and the new podcast project she is in called, Hollywood & Crime with producer/narrator Tracy Patton found on Wondery.com

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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 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.

Whether you’ve been doing voiceover work for years, or are interested in voice acting, VO Buzz Weekly has something for you! Subscribe now and never miss an episode!

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EP 231 Tasia Valenza: Star Wars - The Clone Wars/Metal Gear Solid

February 5, 2017

Chuck and Stacey sit down with Emmy nominated actress and versatile voice over actor, Tasia Valenza. Known for her memorable characters like Dottie in the daytime drama, All My Children and in animation and video games, Shaak Ti, Poison Ivy, Sniper Wolf, Kaliyo and Black Dahlia from Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Batman Arkham, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the podcast Hollywood & Crime.

Originally from New York, Tasia talks about knowing early on that she wanted to be a performer and with encouragement from her Mom would go on to pursue an acting career that included landing a role in the Louie Malle film, CRACKERS, with Donald Sutherland and Sean Penn and Dottie on All My Children. Tasia eventually moved to Los Angeles to explore more acting opportunities that led her to voice over acting and marrying the love of her life. She believes in setting intentions, creating the reality that you want and living in a state of gratitude and recommends reading the books The Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy and A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen.

Tasia Valenza, shares her approach to auditioning and the importance of ongoing voice over training, coaching and studying your craft. Some of her tips for auditions include using a lead-in to the copy, experimenting with the pace, not wearing headphones and creating the scene of who, what, where, when and why. She reflect on how she has navigated through the slow times in her career by creating passion projects and giving back in a meaningful way.

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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 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.

Whether you’ve been doing voiceover work for years, or are interested in voice acting, VO Buzz Weekly has something for you! Subscribe now and never miss an episode!

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