We all know and adore Abby Elvidge. She is one of our outstanding coaches at TVAS who shares her expertise in Audiobooks, Narration and Character genres. Abby has been acting since she was a little girl, beginning with performing Shakespearian theater in high school. In graduate school, she changed direction and delved into the environmental sciences by becoming a Paleobotanist. [Read more…] about Joy’s Talent Spotlight: Abby Elvidge
N-D-who? Non Disclosure Agreements were in the news a year ago with the stories about the fall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
NDA’s are common in VO. You may be asked to sign one before starting in on a project. The NDA can prohibit ANY conversation, emails or writings, photos, and other disclosures about a project. The NDA may apply only to social media—no posts, no selfies, no way, no how, and forever.
Hello to all my talented friends and lovers of TVAS! Today I want to write about a man we all know and respect as being an extremely knowledgeable recording engineer, sound designer and voice over actor, John McClain. Most of us have benefited from John’s vast experience through either taking one of his engineering courses, sitting in on his On-Going coaching sessions, his Home Studio Set Up class or just benefitting from his willingness to answer all our questions. Many of us have been lucky to have John live, in our home, helping set up our home studio. [Read more…] about Joy’s Talent Spotlight: John McClain
Hi all my fellow voicers! I recently had the opportunity to speak with our fellow student and coach, Shelley Avellino. Shelley has many talents including singing and performing in musical theater in Asia and the United Kingdom. She also plays several instruments including piano, violin, saxophone and guitar which Shelley feels helps her immensely in rhythm when performing voice over jobs. Shelley has been a full-time voice over actor for 6 years. She began her voice over career in 2012 when she started coaching sessions with Melissa, our Mama VO. [Read more…] about Joy’s Talent Spotlight: Shelley Avellino
So there you are, struggling to figure out a place to record, a place to set up your first studio!
Try this: keep it simple. If you have a carpeted walk-in closet, golden! Is it full of clothes? PERFECT. Leave them there. Don’t empty the closet! [Read more…] about Jacked Up: Simple is best
As a salesman for over 45 years and a voracious learner, there’s not too many sales techniques left for me to absorb that will make a dramatic impact on my performance. So I’ve investigated other disciplines like psychology, NLP, creative writing, public speaking, storytelling, voice over and most recently, acting. However, voice over has been the most powerful as it has affected several facets of my sales process. [Read more…] about Voice Over; A Ninja Skill for Business by Geoff Riddle
Maybe you’ve been a part of V-amily for awhile (our voice over family, that is)! Or maybe you’re a new kid on the block. Either way, I’d like to remind you of what The Voice Actors Studio, or TVAS 2.0, is all about. [Read more…] about Melissa Moats – Mama VO!
The internet is awash in information. Some of it is great, some of it is, well, flushable.
But among all the noise there are some gems. And there’s a host of free information for voiceover that can augment your VO education. [Read more…] about Jacked Up: Free Stuff
Fellow Voicers – I had a super awesome time chatting with our fellow student, Denise Thistlewaite. Wow! Denise is one multi-talented lady. She had always a love of reading starting in her childhood. It grew into a serious curiosity that perhaps someday she could be that voice on audiobooks. She has lent her voice to many pro bono projects for her employer, the Clark County School District, where she has voiced several tutorials. [Read more…] about Joy’s Talent Spotlight: Denise Thistlewaite
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Wikipedia says this proverb came either from Joseph P. Kennedy (President Kennedy’s father) or the Notre Dame coach, Knute Rockne. It’s all about standing tough, manning up, and all that GI Joe kind of thinking. [Read more…] about Jacked Up: Breaths, clicks, and OCD: When NOT to DIY (Do It Yourself)