Women In Voiceover

Mid-Year Reassessment a.k.a Check Up From The Neck Up.

Mid-Year Reassessment a.k.a Check Up From The Neck Up. 9

Hard to believe it’s past the mid-point of this year. Wasn’t it just New Year’s, when we all made our best resolutions? I always commit mine to paper. They are more like annual goals for me. I keep my list taped to the wall of my work station. But sometimes it seems like the hardest(…)

A Few Feminine sacrifices for Voiceover work

A Few Feminine sacrifices for Voiceover work 6

We’ve all been there. The moment when you realise your outfit and accessorising is hindering your work. I’ve streamlined my style to fit my working life, and ensure when I need to record, I’m raring to go. A few sacrifices to my wardrobe have been made, thought you might like to hear them. In my(…)

Podcast Episode 1: ComicCONversations 7

http://amyelk.com/Voxy/71713_GG_Episode1.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Enjoy our first episode of Girl’s Guide to #Voiceover the PODCAST with the Voxy Ladies!! Alicyn Packard gushes about being a newlywed, Lucky Yates tells us how to know if you’re obsessed with you dog & proves that you DON’T have to live in LA to land(…)

It’s A Small World After All 4

Kevin Bacon once claimed that he’d worked with “everybody in Hollywood or someone who’s worked with them.” If that’s true & you’re a voice actor there’s a strong probability that you’re connected to Kevin Bacon. I’m separated from Kevin by 2 degrees. That being said, I’m sure you’re familiar with the theory of Six Degrees(…)

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Alicyn Packard

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Alicyn Packard 2

She is Alicyn — a sun lit voice-over artist, actress and musician illuminating airwaves & screens, scripts & stages daily. She can be heard daily starring in the hit series Poppy Cat on NBC & Sprout as the cute-to-the-max bunny Alma. Alicyn’s silver lining sound can also be heard as Miss Sunshine, Miss Whoops, and Miss Naughty in Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated animated program, The Mr.(…)

Ask, Show Up, Follow Up: Old-Fashioned Marketing Still Works 5

Take a look at your last ten voice-over jobs – or, if you are just starting out, think about another business venture you had that was successful, or even your solid friendships. You may find that the “secret” to that success is as simple as ASF: ASK SHOW UP FOLLOW UP Sales experts talk frequently(…)

My Dog Ate My SAG Card 6

Recently we reached out to producer, director, mover, shaker & all around great guy Jim Kennelly, from LOTAS Productions (NYC) and Real Time Casting. We wanted to get the real scoop on Real Time Casting, and to find out if it was “just another” online casting site or perhaps something different and maybe even revolutionary.(…)

Boys Whose Voices We Have Crushes On: Bob Bergen 3

This weeks “voice crush” is none other than Bob Bergen, perhaps best known as the voice of Porky the Pig. However, around the voice over “water cooler”, Bob is regarded as one of the most generous folks in the business. Bob freely gives his expertise, insight & mentorship to budding voice actors on a regular(…)

Against the Odds 9

By Jennifer Knight I was recently interviewed by Lily Rothman of Time Magazine. She’s doing a story on women in voice over and wanted to know my thoughts about the movie, In A World, by the amazingly talented Lake Bell. Bell wrote, directed, and stars in this funny and engaging film, a win for any(…)

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Anna Parker Naples 4

Please give a warm welcome to this week’s Voxy Lady “Flavor 0f the Week”, Anna Parker Naples. Anna is an experienced & successful British voice artist who’s been rockin’ the mic since 2003. Anna has provided her versatile brand of young, upbeat and enthusiastic voiceovers for clients such as BBC Horizon, Aardman Animation, CBeebies and CiTV. Based just 35 minutes from Central(…)

Christmas In July 3

Look! Up in the sky!! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?? IT’S JEFFREY THE SURFER REINDEER! It’s that time of year, the “most wonderful” time of the year when voice actors around the globe are gearing up to lend their voices to the Jeff Gelder’s Holiday Magic CD, a holiday recording to brighten the(…)

A VO LEGEND OF AWESOMENESS 3

Legend tells of a legendary voice actor whose voice acting skills were the stuff of legend. Meet Mick. Mick has voiced hundreds of commercials & has lent his voice to a multitude of animated characters. One of his most recognizable and recent roles is that of Po in the Kung Fu Panda video games and(…)

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22. 17

I recently taught a class on branding & marketing for voice actors and obviously we covered social media marketing. I’m a HUGE fan of Gary Vaynerchuk & before I taught this class I re-read his book Crush It. Of course I was completely inspired all over again & made sure to share one of my(…)

Motherhood: Being a Girl, and Making Voice work, work. 5

By Anna Parker-Naples British Voiceover Artist When Lisa Biggs approached me to write for A Girl’s Guide to Voice Acting, it got me thinking. Well, where for me, does being a girl, or rather a woman, come into it? What is it that makes this career work for me personally in relation to my gender?(…)

I Can Haz Agent? 2

Calling all voice talent!! Don’t let summer slow you down! Check out these amazing opportunities to strut your stuff for some of LA’s biggest talent agents & casting directors! These events are hosted by the one & only MaryLynn Wissner from Voices Voicecasting and are held at VoiceTrax West in Studio City, CA. Email: voicesvoicecasting@yahoo.com  for pricing(…)

Perceiving Possibility 7

I was chatting on the phone with Celia Siegel a few weeks ago & we were talking about perception when she happened to say the most unusual thing. She said, “I love traffic”. I’ll let you think about that for a minute. She went on the qualify her sentiment by saying, “When everybody’s cruising along at(…)

I Scream, You Scream… 2

We all scream for Voxy Lady, Diane Merritt!! Between cheering for her daughter’s lacrosse team, raising twin teenaged boys, and working full-time from her ISDN home studio–this week’s Voxy “Flavor of the Week”, Diane Merritt was kind enough to offer up her recipe for homemade Honey Lavender Ice Cream!  Be sure to follow Diane on Twitter here to let her(…)

Who Are You? 3

No matter how old you are or how much experience you have- in anything- you can always learn something. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to what other people say about you or your work. You might be surprised. I know I certainly was, many times over! On one of(…)

IN A WORLD- A movie about a female voiceover actor

IN A WORLD- A movie about a female voiceover actor 3

I was very excited to see this great movie trailer today and thought I would share it here.  As a professional voiceover actor, I was able to identify immediately with Bell’s character.  Here is the trailer along with a terrific short article and interview with Lake Bell: IN A WORLD- Trailer From the article: “I love(…)

Give it away, Give it away, Give it away now. 11

During a recent trip to NYC, I did some shopping.  A lot of shopping. One of the things I picked up was a gem of a book called, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be. I read most of it on the plane ride home & I’d like to(…)

Can I get a Shake with that Vocal Fry?

Can I get a Shake with that Vocal Fry? 3

I’m not really sure who Ke$ha is, but evidentially she’s one of the celebrity influences behind a budding linguistic trend. A recent study of young women in New York reveals that many are adopting a curious vocal pattern, called vocal fry, or glottalization, which is characterized by low creaky vibrations. Our friend and fellow voiceoverist,(…)