Welcome to Girl’s Guide to Voiceover!

Girl’s Guide to Voiceover is a positive online community, created for women in the voice acting industry (although we welcome male readers too!). The Guide covers everything from microphone techinique to micropreneurship – with a whole lot more in between. Girl’s Guide to VO was created by the Voxy Ladies, and is intended to be a resource for encouragement, entertainment & education for everyone who visits our site. Reader contributions are welcome!

 


 

Robapalooza – Atlanta

Robapalooza – Atlanta 4

An intensive voice acting workshop with Rob Paulsen & Maurice LaMarche WHAT: Intensive Voiceover Workshop WHEN: Monday, September 2nd / 4PM – 7:30PM WHERE: Creative Studios of Atlanta / 500 Bishop St. Suite F8 Atlanta, GA 30318 free parking For more information, or to RSVP, contact Voxy Ladies at vo@voxyladies.com

With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends 9

Last summer I came across an article in Scientific American titled,Why We Help: The Evolution of Cooperation. In a nutshell, the article states, “People tend to think of evolution as a strictly dog-eat-dog struggle for survival. In fact, cooperation has been a driving force in evolution.” Please note, I don’t intend to open the floor for an(…)

Boys Whose Voices We Have Crushes On: Peter O’Connell

Boys Whose Voices We Have Crushes On: Peter O’Connell 3

Peter O’Connell aka “Audi’oconnell” aka “Your Friendly, Neighborhood Voice-Over Talent” is hands down one of the funniest & most entertaining vo guy pals we have! However, he’s is equally as sharp & savvy as he is hilarious. His blog, Voxmarketising is one of the most popular blogs for professional voice actors & voice seekers alike! Here’s(…)

Podcast Episode 2: Two Brains Are Better Than One 5

http://amyelk.com/Voxy/GG_Episode2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download   On this weeks’ episode of Girl’s Guide to Voiceover, we hear why Jacqui Fehl is such a Renaissance woman, Peter O’Connell “Faffs” around a bit, and Mick Wingert talks about all of his different brains merging into becoming the voice match for Jack Black! This and(…)

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Jacqui Fehl

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Jacqui Fehl 2

Jacqui Fehl is perhaps one of our most talented Voxy Ladies. Not only is she incredibly versatile when she gets behind the mic of her ISDN studio, but her artistic talent extends far beyond the four walls of her Whisper Room.  Jacqui is the quintessential renaissance woman. When she’s not singing in her “puppy voice” as(…)

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(…)