Some people thrive on routines. Some enjoy complete chaos. To some, watching the morning TV show, eating the tried and true cereal, and getting out the door at 8:07 is the thing to do.
How about you? How will you manage your freelance VO day? Is there a time for and value in social media? Is there a best time to record? When will you edit your stuff? When will you market? When will you practice and keep up with learning the craft, adapting to the fast changing VO world? [Read more…] about What do I do with my VO day?
Hello fellow voicers! It is my pleasure to feature Samantha Moore in this segment of Joy’s Talent Spotlight. Samantha, or “Sammi” as we adoringly call her, was one of the first students and technicians I met at TVAS. She was so very kind and instantly made me feel welcome. Sammi began imitating commercials and making up her very own when she was just six or seven years old. [Read more…] about Joy’s Talent Spotlight: Samantha Moore
Open Season for eating. A new cookie recipe, you say? New meat dish? I don’t discriminate. If I haven’t tried it, no worries, I have until December 31st (stay tuned for the Resolutions issue). Found out the hard way that I don’t need a degree in nutrition to realize that a combination of Cheetos (one of the 4 basic food groups) and 4 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dinner + an early live session = trouble for my brain waves. [Read more…] about Rump Roast, Roasted Turkey and Red Velvet Cake, Oh My!
Last year for the holidays, we adopted families whose lives were challenged by having a child with a severe illness. These parents were unable to provide basics for their children, due to medical expenses for treatments. So, Melissa rounded up the TVAS family, and we donated food (gift cards), clothing, toys, games, bikes, and pretty much anything a family could wish for, and delivered the gifts to the families and met the kids!
Stay tuned! We plan to brighten another family’s holiday season this year. Click here for more info!
Thank you. Two very simple, feel-good words. Expressing gratitude is a one of the most beautiful things there is.
I’d like to thank all of you for making our Voice Over Community so special. So many new friendships have sparked at TVAS, and a few “VO-mances too!” 😉 Oh, and careers!? Yes, so much talent has budded and bloomed right before our ears… All of the sharing, growing and giving… It’s truly outstanding.
Thank you to our coaches for generously sharing your love, knowledge & passion. [Read more…] about Blog Love from Mama VO: Giving Thanks
There’s something that is your biggest ally and at the same time, your biggest enemy in your VO career. To find this resource/obstacle, go into your bathroom and look in the mirror.
There it is: YOU! You have all the tools you need—maybe not completely trained, honed, and ready to use—but you’ve got them, and you can learn how to use them through practice, practice, practice.
But you also have all the tools and means to slow yourself down, get in your own way, and not allow yourself to shine. [Read more…] about The Biggest Resource/Biggest Obstacle
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that remind you of what’s top of mind in the food chain of Life to be thankful for: Family, good health, good friends, Cheetos. There’s another item I’d like to add to the list: Being a voice actor. In a small, quiet space, be it a closet, studio, or if on the road, a pillow fort in the backseat of a car, with our imaginations and beautiful voices, we get to create a vision from a script that someone entrusted us to bring to life. James Dean said “being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.” [Read more…] about What Are You Thankful For?
Hello fellow voicers! Say hi to one of the most hilarious guys you will ever meet, Brent Mukai. Brent began his path in voice over when a comedian friend introduced him to Dustin Ebaugh (coach) and TVAS. He has attended TVAS classes and workshops since April of 2016. Brent has a BA in Theater and Film from UNLV. He has appeared in several movies and films along with Improv and Stand-Up performances here in Vegas. Most recently, Brent was the understudy for the lead role of Christian Grey in the musical Fifty Shades of Grey, in which he performed over 25 times. [Read more…] about Joy’s Talent Spotlight: Brent Mukai
It brings me great pleasure to introduce all of you to TVAS 2.0! We’re so excited to welcome all of you to our NEW HOME! We’ve shared almost three years of amazing experiences together at our Henderson studio location, and we plan to continue to the fun, creative journey together at our new, centrally located studio!
ALL workshops will begin at our new location on December 1, 2017!
Our brand-new, custom studio, was designed and built with love by my #1-man-husband-partner-and-BFF, Troy Moats! Please soak up the good vibes of his talented craftsmanship when you visit! And be sure to high-five him next time you see him! [Read more…] about Blog love from Mama VO