Standing Up for Your Value: A Toy Story

Standing Up for Your Value: A Toy Story

A small victory today! Last week, I received a job invitation from a previous client to do some singing for a short toy jingle. When he offered the rate of $250, I politely said my toy rate (single product usage only) was $400/hour. We settled on $350 plus $150 for...

Voice Over Health – The Don’ts

In our first talk about voiceover health we talked about some of the things you should be doing to keep your voice healthy and strong. Now let’s talk about some things that are really bad for your voice, some of them being more obvious than others. First of all,...
Voice Over Health – The Do’s

Voice Over Health – The Do’s

Just as musicians go to great lengths to take care of their instruments, voice-over artists should think of their voice in the same way, making sure that it is always in the best possible condition. After all, it is your meal ticket. When you have something special...

Breaking Down a Commercial Voice Over Script

When we talk about commercial “copy” we’re talking about commercials scripts that are eventually going to be recorded and aired on the radio, television, or the Internet. There are a number of things that you will need to do to in order to bring a piece of...

How to Analyze Commercial Copy

Whenever I get a new script for an audition, I automatically go through a kind of analysis checklist that helps me truly understand a piece of copy and make it mine. No script is really going to come alive unless you own it. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s...
Sometimes, following your dreams is hard

Sometimes, following your dreams is hard

A few days ago, on August 27th 2016, I got to see to see my voice over on the big screen. My very first feature film, “Welcome to Monster High: The Origin Story” debuted in 800 theaters across the country. I play the main villainess; and, it felt like some sort of...
Rejection

Rejection

We spend a lot of time here making sure you get the best learning tools and the most up to date information possible, and we’re proud of that. But there’s another dimension to the VO industry that we want to help you with as well. It doesn’t get...
Separating Yourself From Your Work

Separating Yourself From Your Work

Anyone who is in the voice over business knows that it’s a people business. Still, there are those prospective voiceover talent that come to me thinking and hoping it isn’t that way; they’d actually rather end up alone in some dark booth with only an...
GVAA Rate Guide – The Origin

GVAA Rate Guide – The Origin

“So how’d you guys come up with the Rate Guide?” Man, if I got booked for every time that’s been asked! It’s an interesting story actually. I’ll try and give you the cliff notes version. First, let’s take a look back at the genesis of the Rate Guide. As a...