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July 20, 2008

I Want YOU...




...to hear about Peter O'Connell's new gig as the voice of Uncle Sam for Tops Friendly Markets. Kudos are in order for this first-class voice talent and audio producer. Well done!


Press Release

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July 14, 2008

Losing Steam?





My articles on getting started in VO contain information on how to get out of the starting gate, but what does a voiceover artist do to stay in the race? Actor and VO talent Wendy Braun lists Ten Ways to Sustain a Voiceover Career in the latest digital issue of Backstage.

A look at Wendy's extensive VO credits means she knows what she's talking about, making this list recommended reading.

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July 10, 2008

Helium Happenings


My article on Getting Started in Voiceovers is featured today on Helium's home page. A hat-tip from me to the Helium team.

Also featured are excellent VO articles by Natalie Nicole Gilbert and Doc Phillips. Give those a look while you're there, and take a look at the larger Helium community; it's a terrific resource for articles on just about any topic imaginable.


UPDATE (7/11/08): I received a message from a Helium user after yesterday's front-page showing:


I read your article on voiceovers (congrats on making the front page of Helium) - you have an excellent writing style, phenomenal understanding of words and their use in the English language, and easily share your knowledge without sounding pompous. Thank you for bringing your talent to Helium.

Coffee sub-channel steward


C.M. didn't leave an e-mail address, so I hope it's okay if I offer humble thanks here for those kind words. 

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July 09, 2008

Spread the Word.

(Reposted from a friend. Feel free to post in your blog and elsewhere.)

Hi, all you animal lovers.

This is pretty simple... The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.

It takes about 20 seconds to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

P.S. You can even sign up for a daily email reminder. I did, and it makes it much easier when you see it in front of you.
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July 07, 2008

Austin Aztex 1 - 0 Mississippi Brilla

To take my mind off of, um, recent professional setbacks, I took in the Austin Aztex' final regular-season home game on Sunday. Though they're the under-23 team --- the full-fledged version of the Aztex begins USL First Division play in 2009 --- they looked like a squad ready to take on any bona fide pro team that comes along. They probably didn't win the possession battle, but their attacks didn't break down as much as Brilla's did, and the first-half goal was executed flawlessly. A low cross just into the six-yard box, right to an Aztex boot ready to tap it home. The win secures a Mid South Division Championship; not bad for your first year, lads.

Just a couple of notes:

  • Folks? If you can afford eight bucks for a ticket and three to park, you can probably afford soap and deodorant. If it's a choice, go with the Right Guard and watch MLS games on TV. Please.
  • As much as I like seeing a favorite team win...if I never, ever, see another soccer match --- at any level --- played on an American football gridiron, it'll be too soon.

Less-than stellar sports photography at your service:

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July 05, 2008

License to Kill: Revoked





Looks like I'm out. Daniel Craig has apparently agreed to voice Bond in the new game.

I don't blame the producers one bit for securing Craig as he became available. The original audition was for voice matches for Craig and other principals, and the fact that they looked for non-union actors like myself probably means the stars were too pricy; considering that Activision also now has Judi Dench on board, money doesn't appear to be an issue for them any longer.

I'd be less than honest if I said I wasn't disappointed, but I understand how these things work. Life goes on.

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