EP 244 Thom Pinto: Top Voice Over Coach & Voice Actor/Narrator

May 28, 2017

Chuck & Stacey welcome Thom Pinto, one of the voice over industry’s top voice over actors in the genres of broadcast documentary narration, commercials and TV promos, Thom is also a highly sought after voice over coach. Thom explains some of the skills that a voice over talent needs to have to be a successful broadcast TV narrator.

He speaks to the role of the narrator with respect to complimenting the footage and being a team player. He describes the process he goes through when doing auditions and gives some tips like doing some research to find out who is producing the show and the network it is on.

Thom also talks about how many takes he gives plus a trick he does to showcase his range and offer options. Thom gives his opinion about what the “conversational read” means and some of the obstacles that voice actors face when they record themselves at home without the benefit of being directed. He continues with more sage advice about knowing when to accept or pass on auditions and reminds actors to, “Think visually, act vocally.”

Thom tells an anecdote about Maurice LaMarche and shares the reasons why he is coaching as well as his approach to it that uses his Colors of Your Voice technique. He tells more about his start in radio and how he eventually found his way to the voiceover business by getting a general audition at Hanna Barbera. Though he wanted to be a character actor, he accepted where the industry was taking him and listened to advice from mentors. He reflects on what he would do differently if he was starting his career over that includes taking improvisation classes.

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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 243 David Hayter: Writer of X-Men & Watchmen & Voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear

May 21, 2017

Chuck and Stacey conclude their interview with David Hayter, powerhouse voice over actor in the Metal Gear Solid video game franchise and King Shark on The Flash, screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen, and Director of the film, Wolves. David speaks to the challenging times in his career and the nine years he spent in in Los Angeles before he was able to support himself as an actor and a screenwriter.

He talks candidly about having the tolerance to survive in the entertainment business and deciding if the risk is worth the rewards you may or may not get in your career. His bottom line is, if it doesn’t make you happy, then do something else.

He shares some behaviors and habits, like being curious, confident versus arrogant, that have helped him succeed. And by staying open to new possibilities he was able to discover other talents he possesses as a director and producer. David explains the journey and timeframe he goes through to try and get a screenwriting job or sell a project to a Studio or television network. He expresses what loves about his career and the enthusiasm and passion he puts into everything he does. David reveals some of his upcoming acting projects like starring in the video game The Long Dark, and appearing at fan conventions this year in Hawaii, Washington D.C. and Toronto.

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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 242 David Hayter: Writer of X-Men & Watchmen & Voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear

May 14, 2017

Chuck and Stacey are thrilled to interview David Hayter to the show. David is the screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen, Director of the film Wolves and voice actor beloved for his role as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid Franchise and also King Shark on The Flash. David talks about his early years of performing in Japan and Toronto before moving to Los Angeles where he landed a role working with Gordon Hunt and Mark Hamill on Captain Planet.

He expresses gratitude to casting and voice director Kris Zimmerman and voice acting icon, Jennifer Hale for helping him get the career changing role of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid franchise that he played for twelve years. He offers advice to aspiring video game actors and tells some “behind the scenes” stories of recording Solid Snake and also King Shark on The Flash.

He talks about his first screenwriting job, writing the blockbuster movie X-Men, and working with his friend, respected director Bryan Singer, who he thanks for launching his writing career. David shares his experience at the first screening he saw of X-Men and some highlights from writing X-Men 2. He answers how much of his career he feels was luck or strategy and the importance of being prepared in order to maximize the opportunities when they came to him.

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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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Voice Over Demo Spotlight: Recording a TV Promo Voice Over Demo with Stew Herrera

May 7, 2017

We're in the studio recording a tv promo demo reel with voice over superstar, Stew Herrera. In this episode of "Voice Over Demo Spotlight" we are taking you behind the scenes and showing you how to record a professional voice over demo.

Our guest, Stew Herrera is a force in the voice over business in the genres of tv promos, trailers, radio imaging, commercials and narration. You can hear Stew on CBS, FSN, Fox Soccer Channel, ABC Radio and The Travel Channel. We are so excited to show you the recording process of a voice over demo with the amazing Stew Herrera.

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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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