EP 241 JB Blanc: Anime & Video Game Voice Over Actor

April 30, 2017

Chuck and Stacey continue their conversation with accomplished voice over director and television, film, theatre and voice actor, JB Blanc of Mafia III, Beware the Batman, World of Warcraft, The Count of Monte Cristo, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, who offers his opinion on whether anyone can be a voice over actor.

He talks about the elements of a great audition and shares the process he goes through recording his own auditions. He talks about playing villain prototypes and his experience filmingThe Count of Monte Cristo. JB explains his approach as a voice director working with voice actors in video games. He gives advice to actors about being confident, bringing you’re “A game” and being open to direction and reflects on what he still loves about working in the entertainment business that includes working with powerhouse voice actors like Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche and John DiMaggio.

He candidly shares some of the hard times he has endured and how he overcame them and speaks to the kinds of content you should showcase on a video game demo giving props to Chuck’s incredible skills as a voice over demo producer. JB gives great advice to British actors wanting to work in the American market.

He shares what he wants to do in the next chapter of his life and believes that the more grateful he has become the more work he has gotten. He tells stories from the interesting survival jobs he had that included selling rugs in an open-air market and teaching drama in a maximum-security prison.

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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 240 JB Blanc: Anime & Video Game Voice Over Actor

April 23, 2017

Chuck and Stacey are thrilled to welcome the accomplished anime, video game, animation voice actor, Theatre/TV/Film actor, voice director and dialect expert, JB Blanc to the show. JB talks about growing up in North Yorkshire, England graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, touring extensively in the UK with the National Theatre and landing a plum role in the movie, The Count of Monte Cristo, which brought him to America just 10 days before the 9/11 attacks.

He talks about how his theatre training, talent for improvisation and adapting to the physicality and tone of dialects and accents has helped him as a voice actor and voice director working in, among many other projects, the anime series Helsing with Crispin Freeman. JB offers advice to actors about building their acting chops and the importance of character development before adding layers of accents and dialects. He breaks down the fundamental differences of speaking in an American accent versus a British accent and takes viewers on an amazing tour of the different regions of England by way of their different accents.

JB and Chuck reminisce about first meeting in 2002 when they worked together on JB’s first commercial voiceover demo and JB tells the story of how changing his voiceover representation to the Arlene Thornton Agency changed the course of his career. He also shares the experience he had working on two episodes of the hit AMC television series, Breaking Bad, one of Chuck’s all time favorite shows.
Another fave is Beware The Batman!

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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.

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EP 239 Mark Graue: Voice Over Actor in Commercials/Promos/Animation/Video Games

April 9, 2017

Chuck and Stacey continue their conversation with the amazing Marc Graue, voice actor in commercials, promos, animation, video games likes World of Warcraft, in-show narrator of Alaska State Troopers on National Geographic Channel and Owner/CEO, voice over demo producer and recording engineer at the Legendary Marc Graue Recording Studios in Burbank. Marc talks about some of the projects he is working on and what he feels are his strengths as an actor.

He shares why he likes to coach actors and share his experience with them so they can get solid information, training and business knowledge. He reflects on advice that he got along the way that helped him in his career that includes being honest with yourself, having a game plan, and being committed to becoming great at what you do. He talks about his experience acting in Lake Bell’s movie, In A World, with friends and VO colleagues Fred Melamed, Joe Cipriano and Mark Elliott and what he still loves being in the voiceover business after so many years.

He answers when he feels the most content and happy and the importance of finding ways to give back that makes someone else feel good. He speaks to what he still wants to accomplish in his life, expresses gratitude for his career and the desire he has to always improve his craft and skills. The episode closes with Chuck and Stacey sharing their gratitude and admiration for their friend Marc and his integrity and genuineness.

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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.

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EP 238 Mark Graue: Voice Over Actor in Commercials/Promos/Animation/Video Games

April 2, 2017

Chuck and Stacey welcome the wonderful Marc Graue to the show. Marc is a versatile voice over actor in commercials, promos, animation, video games and the in-show narrator of Alaska State Troopers on National Geographic Channel. He is a veteran demo producer, recording engineer and Owner/CEO of the Legendary Marc Graue Recording Studios in Burbank, CA.

Born in Hollywood, Marc talks about growing up around the entertainment business and having the legendary voiceover icon, Daws Butler as his godfather. After working in radio around the country, Marc returned to Hollywood and opened his own recording studio for voiceover work, which now more than 34 years later is one of the most notable and respected studios in the business.
Marc offers some career wisdom for voice actors, stressing the importance of having good acting chops and training and being flexible to take direction and go with the flow in a recording session. As longtime demo producers, Chuck and Marc have great mutual respect and camaraderie for one another and talk about some of the misconceptions when making demos with respect to the content, intricacies of post-production and trusting in the demo producer’s skills and knowledge of the industry.

Marc encourages talent to be honest with themselves about their abilities in order to be competitive with the current working voice talent and industry trends. He talks about how he approaches auditions, giving sound advice like believing in your choices, bringing yourself to the read and moving on.

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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.

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