Wednesday, September 21, 2016

- The Fuzzy Logic of Getting Voiceover Work

So, how the heck do some people get so much work? It's all extremely competitive of course. How do people find their way in a trade that has so much stuff going on? One must remember that the only thing that you have control over is your skill level and how you behave.

Big opportunities will not present themselves every day. When they do, you must be able to perform at the highest level in order to take advantage.

You do not start training after you've been invited to the Olympics, you train so you will make it to the Olympics. Being able to read awkward or difficult copy in a natural way can win friends in a session. Even if the copy is great, being able to personalize the copy in an authentic ways can separate you from others who would read very well. It is not so much about how competitive the industry is, it's really about your own skill level. Train like you're going to the Super Bowl, because thats what you're trying to do. Be casual, be friendly, be good company and prepare like your livelihood depends on it, because it does:)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

- Free Voiceover Seminar/Workshop Saturday October 1st 10am

Curious about voiceovers? Interested, but not quite sure about your potential? No problem! We offer one free Seminar/Workshop on the first Saturday of the month in Santa Clarita. There's never been a better time to start your voiceover career.
We have created AzzurraMedia Ranch on five scenic acres in Santa Clarita, CA to accommodate our expanding voiceover services,  and professional voiceover training classes. Come in for one free voiceover class on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 11:30am and one free class in the  Wednesday evening class 7:30 to 10pm.
 Call to register as a guest 310-827-3500, or email.

Discover for yourself what it actually takes to break in and become a successful voiceover talent. Moreover, we invite you to get up and get some hands-on experience reading copy, getting direction and making corrections in a friendly, supportive setting. Classes are ongoing, so you can sign up and join at any time. Go ahead—take your voice on a test drive and hear what the two of you can do together.

Monday, September 12, 2016

- Be Nice and Don't Talk too Much:)

I hear from engineers and booth directors periodically that voiceover actors sometimes simply talk too much during a session or seem annoyed when given multiple directions. It's important to remember that clients are spending a lot of money to create their advertising media. We really must be good, socially adept voiceover artists to help them maximize their efforts. Don't start "babbling" on their time. Give them your best effort with positive energy to help the get what they want:)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

- Correcting Speech & Breathing Problems

Through the years may people have come to me for help with certain speech and articulation problems that were slightly defective as well as accent correction and of course shortness of breath (non medical).

In speaking, the principles of articulation, clarity and naturalness are the primary skills required for effective communication. These qualities can be refined and dramatically improved by using voiceover articulation techniques.

Learning cadence exercises and other voiceover techniques provides the reframe of coordination to help resolve a wide range of these problems. Fixing these kinds of issues can contribute in a major way to success in any professionals career.

Whether you're a teacher, sales professional, lawyer, CEO, public speaker, voiceover artist, broadcaster or presenter, contact me for a free consultation and lets see what can be done to resolve anything in your speech that you feel is a distraction in your communications with people.

Monday, August 22, 2016

- Free Voiceover Seminar/Workshop Saturday September 10th 10am

Curious about voiceovers? Interested, but not quite sure about your potential? No problem! We offer one free Seminar/Workshop on the first Saturday of the month in Santa Clarita. There's never been a better time to start your voiceover career.
We have created AzzurraMedia Ranch on five scenic acres in Santa Clarita, CA to accommodate our expanding voiceover services,  and professional voiceover training classes. Come in for one free voiceover class on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 11:30am and one free class in the  Wednesday evening class 7:30 to 10pm.
 Call to register as a guest 310-827-3500, or email.

Discover for yourself what it actually takes to break in and become a successful voiceover talent. Moreover, we invite you to get up and get some hands-on experience reading copy, getting direction and making corrections in a friendly, supportive setting. Classes are ongoing, so you can sign up and join at any time. Go ahead—take your voice on a test drive and hear what the two of you can do together.