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Voiceover Artists in the Spotlight

I’ve been working as a voiceover artist for many years now. I’ve seen a lot of the changes over the years with new technology, P2P sites, the rise in training, coaches etc. Voiceovers used to be an unknown job. It was the job that resting actors did and they didn’t talk about it. There was only a handful of voiceover artists who were booking all the work. Back then all work came via your voiceover agent. Fast forward a few years and there are more voiceover artists now than there have ever been. The internet has had a big role to play in this and home studio equipment being more accessible now that it’s ever been. But being a voiceover artist is not an easy career choice and it takes a lot of hard work, talent, persistence and dedication.

What does it take to be an Audiobook Narrator

I’m running late, grabbing the last of my things phone, headphones, wallet, bag …..check. KEYS! Out the door. It’s a beautiful sunny day in London as I make my way to the bus stop. I get out my phone, plug my headphones in and go to my Audible app. I’m midway through a brilliant Audiobook and I can’t wait to get back into it. The narrator’s voice comes into my ears and starts telling me the story. I’m on my way into town for an audition and I am loving every minute of the journey as I am engrossed in a wonderful audiobook.

We live in an amazing time. Technology is moving so fast and we are very lucky to be in the age of the Audiobook BOOM. The Audiobook industry is growing at an incredibly fast rate and is currently worth $3.5 billion Dollars (according to goodreader.com). There are more audiobooks being recorded now than ever before and more and more audiobook narrators are needed to record them. 

By Toni Frutin
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

By Toni Frutin

I took Dave course last February having had no previous experience of the video game industry. I wanted to add another string to my bow, and this course certainly gave me that. I'm now booking paid jobs and working in a world that this time last year I knew nothing about. There really is nobody better to coach acting in video games, than the legendary Dave Fennoy. He is such a talented actor,  a fascinating guy who knows the industry inside out. 

Our LA story
by Lorraine Ansell
Thursday, 24 November 2016

One morning in October, as the leaves were falling off the trees, I checked my phone. Messages were pouring in. What on earth was going on? “Well done” and “Amazing news” were just some of the comments. What had happened? I had been nominated for a Society of Voice Arts and Science award. I sat there stunned. What an honour to be recognised by the great and the good in the voice world. When I read the nominees list, I saw some fellow Brit VOs nominated, others said they were coming along. We fast became a force to contend with: we talked about what to do, who to meet, where to stay and - of course - what to wear. LA was calling….

Do we live in a friendly universe?
by Daniela Acitelli
Thursday, 27 October 2016

“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”

Albert Einstein

I know that the quote above is everywhere on every Facebook page and brought out by life coaches daily. I have recently been having to ask myself this very question.

 

POP! GOES THE FILTER: A Blog Noir
by Lisa Rost-Welling
Monday, 08 August 2016

It was a Sunday. 5:30pm. Neighbourhood bar. The joint was packed. There was a jovial buzz in the air not least from those of us recounting a fulfilling, challenging and eye opening weekend’s worth of work. Was it really over? How was everyone feeling? Does anyone want to split a bottle of wine?

by Toni Frutin
Tuesday, 02 August 2016

I was initially very reluctant to join social media, it took me years to even open a Facebook account. As I grew more familiar with it, I realised my business could really benefit from social media if I understood it, but at the time it felt so unlikely I would ever get my head around the ins and outs of each of the different platforms, so why bother trying?

 

Friday, 15 April 2016

On 16th April it’s World Voice Day (WVD), a worldwide annual event that is devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice.
Our voices are our most powerful tools. We can use our voices not just to communicate but to educate, inspire, inform as well as sell products.

by Yvonne Morley
Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The workshop is over, notes are being packed away and talks of who is going in the same direction as each other are being had as the journeys back home begin. The room looks and feels like the place we have shared and made our working ‘home’ for the last seven hours or so: yoga mats, water bottles, bags, clothing, personal notebooks and handouts are being carefully collected and packed away.

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