Creating an Effective Voice (Part 1)

In our society, we put great faith in those who can communicate with feeling and intelligence. We ask our politicians to represent us, to be our voice and to embody the spirit of our country to the rest of the world. We want executives, managers and sales people,...

The Importance of Having Multiple Character Voices

Anyone involved in producing animation and video games will tell you that having a number of character voices at your command makes you a lot more interesting and marketable to them. They can use you in one or two solid recording sessions and get three or four...
The Conveyer Belt Theory

The Conveyer Belt Theory

I’ve always been a pretty visual guy. In other words, I often process things through images rather than through deductive reasoning. I actually think this has helped my career in voice over. Take for instance my conveyor belt theory. I’ve always thought...
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...