Lisa Biggs

Girl On Fire

Girl On Fire 13

Almost two months ago I (Lisa) accepted a position as a “personal voice shopper” for SunSpots Productions, and early last week I celebrated my 100th casting/booking since coming on board with SunSpots. I have learned so much in this short time, and everyday I’m gaining new insight into some of the things that differentiate voice actors(…)

Lisa Says Relax

Lisa Says Relax 5

A few weeks ago I received an email from fellow Voxy Lady, Bobbin Beam that had evidently come from her Smart Phone because underneath her signature I read, “Sent from my Smart Leash”. If you’re a voice actor, or an entrepreneur of any kind you understand the (oftentimes) unhealthy dependency we have with our Smart(…)

A Moment in TIME

A Moment in TIME 2

Early last month I received an email from TIME Magazine asking if I would be interested in being interviewed in an article about being a woman in the voiceover industry. Of course I told them I’d have to think about it……NOT!! If you had told 13 yr old me that one day I would grow up(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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,(…)