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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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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EP 237 Alessandro Minoli & Sean Donnelly: Creators of Comedy Central’s Jeff & Some Aliens

March 26, 2017

This week, Chuck and Stacey are showcasing the creators of the new Comedy Central show Jeff & Some Aliens, Alessandro Minoli and Sean Donnelly. Having been friends since third grade, Alessandro and Sean talk about how their long history and shared life experiences helps them in their creative collaborations.

Sean and Alessandro’s new endeavor is a spinoff of the animated shorts, Trip Tank, also for Comedy Central, and they talk about the six year process they embarked on from the pitch to getting the green light from Comedy Central.

The Basement Gary creators give advice to fellow content creators and great perspective for building on the setbacks and not considering them a failure. They speak to the creative freedom they’ve been given from Comedy Central and producer Shadow Machine in creating all aspects of their show and give kudos to the amazing production team working with them.

They talk about the premise of the show and people’s first impressions of it as well as the casting process working with CD, Ivy Isenberg who brought together an incredible cast like Malcolm McDowell, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Brett Gelman, Jon Daly, Josh Fadem, Carlos Alazraqui, Fred Tatasciore and Tress MacNeille.

The pair expresses their preference to work with talent with different backgrounds in acting, stand up comedy and that they’re always looking for new actors. They share where the vision for the animation of the cartoon came from, why it’s unique and looks more like real life. You can watch Jeff and Some Aliens on Comedy Central on Wednesday nights, online and on iTunes.

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EP 236 Paul Doherty: Co-Head of CESD Talent - How To Do Voice Over

March 13, 2017

Chuck and Stacey finish their amazing interview with Paul Doherty, Co-Head of CESD Talent Agency, who offers sound advice to voice actors seeking agent representation and wisdom for ways to stay relevant in the voiceover industry. He quotes respected voiceover coach, Marice Tobias, with regard to having a great voice but needing to know how to use it. Paul shares how his experience working in radio has proved beneficial to him when it comes to selling his clients and speaks to some do’s and don’ts of the actor/agent relationship.

Paul gives some amazing insight to actors for having success in their career, like to “play full out” and give yourself permission to deliver your unique point of view in your reads. He talks about when he is the happiest professionally and the importance of actor’s not judging the copy but rather making choices that allow them to be authentic.
He explains why CESD Talent Agency carefully vets the talent they sign and why they cannot rely solely on the demo to determine an actor’s abilities in the booth. He answers what he likes about the voiceover industry and gives kudos to Chuck and Stacey for creating VO Buzz Weekly that showcases the best in the industry and gives people a valuable ongoing resource.

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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!

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EP 235 Paul Doherty: Co-Head of CESD Talent

March 5, 2017

This week, Chuck and Stacey are thrilled to welcome Paul Doherty, the Co-Head of powerhouse bi-coastal agency, CESD Talent. As the Head of the Los Angeles Division and voiceover industry leader for more than 32 years, Paul shares his journey from interning in radio in New Jersey to breaking into the entertainment business in New York before making the move to Los Angeles to work with the legendary voice over agent, Don Pitts and ultimately join CESD Talent in the late 1980’s.

Paul talks about the evolution of voice over animation and some of the milestone moments like Tiny Toons and Rugrats and how much opportunity there is for voice over talent in the current industry. He gives props to all the amazing agents at CESD Talent like animation agents Cathey Lizzio, Pat Brady, Brittney Weiskopf and Youth Agent, Melissa Berger Brennan. He speaks to some of the challenges that come with running a leading bi-coastal talent agency and the qualities that make a great agent that include devotion to duty and work ethic.

He expresses his belief in actors being prepared and getting solid training in their craft. He also answers the importance of agents and an agency staying on top of the trends and being willing to reinvent themselves as the culture and times change. He talks about navigating through the changes in technology and streaming opportunities and how it has affected the kinds and amount of voice over work. He offers wisdom to actors regarding booking jobs with the main theme being to do what you need to do to stay at the top of your game and the importance of having an entrepreneurial spirit and developing business savvy.

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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 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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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 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!

VO Buzz Weekly primary focus points: How To Do Voice Over, Voice Over Training, Voice Over Classes, Voice Over Business, Voice Over Coach, Voice Over Lessons, Learn Voice Over, Voice Over Technique.

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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

Follow everyone on Twitter @vobuzzweekly @chuckduran @staceyjaswad @tasiavalenza and on Instagram @vobuzzweekly @staceyjaswad @tasiavalenzavo

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VO BUZZ WEEKLY IS SPONSORED BY:

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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!

VO Buzz Weekly primary focus points: How To Do Voice Over, Voice Over Training, Voice Over Classes, Voice Over Business, Voice Over Coach, Voice Over Lessons, Learn Voice Over, Voice Over Technique.

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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.

Follow everyone on Twitter @vobuzzweekly @chuckduran @staceyjaswad @tasiavalenza and on Instagram @vobuzzweekly @staceyjaswad @tasiavalenzavo

Watch more videos and get the latest voiceover news, advice and updates on contests and giveaways at http://vobuzzweekly.com

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VOBuzzWeekly

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VO BUZZ WEEKLY IS SPONSORED BY:

Demos That Rock
http://www.demosthatrock.com

Neumann Sennheiser Microphones USA http://www.neumannusa.com
http://en-us.sennheiser.com

Throat Coat Tea
http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com

Entertainer's Secret
http://www.entertainers-secret.com

Najla's Bodygood Bars
http://najlas.com/index.php/products/...

Stacey J. Aswad
http://www.staceyjaswad.com

Voiceover Essentials
http://voiceoveressentials.com

Voiceover T-Shirts, Hats, Jackets, and MORE!
http://www.vobuzzweekly.com/store.html

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!

VO Buzz Weekly primary focus points: How To Do Voice Over, Voice Over Training, Voice Over Classes, Voice Over Business, Voice Over Coach, Voice Over Lessons, Learn Voice Over, Voice Over Technique.

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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.

Follow everyone on Twitter @vobuzzweekly @chuckduran @staceyjaswad @benpatrick90069 and on Instagram @vobuzzweekly @staceyjaswad @benpatrick90069

Watch more videos and get the latest voiceover news, advice and updates on contests and giveaways at http://vobuzzweekly.com

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VOBuzzWeekly

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VO BUZZ WEEKLY IS SPONSORED BY:

Demos That Rock
http://www.demosthatrock.com

Neumann Sennheiser Microphones USA http://www.neumannusa.com
http://en-us.sennheiser.com

Throat Coat Tea
http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com

Entertainer's Secret
http://www.entertainers-secret.com

Najla's Bodygood Bars
http://najlas.com/index.php/products/...

Stacey J. Aswad
http://www.staceyjaswad.com

Voiceover Essentials
http://voiceoveressentials.com

Voiceover T-Shirts, Hats, Jackets, and MORE!
http://www.vobuzzweekly.com/store.html

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!

VO Buzz Weekly primary focus points: How To Do Voice Over, Voice Over Training, Voice Over Classes, Voice Over Business, Voice Over Coach, Voice Over Lessons, Learn Voice Over, Voice Over Technique.

 
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