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Topic Talk - Animation & Video Games 04-08-2018
April 8, 2018
  • Is Animation all done in Los Angeles? Do you have to be in LA for animation?
  • Is it easier to get a gig for video games than animation?
  • What was included on your video games demo?
  • Is it bad form to contact game developers to see if they’re seeking talent?
  • Where do you find the game developers?
  • What is recommended for beginners to prepare for a demo in games and animation?
  • What should one do to prepare for their animation eval with Edge?
  • What is a “closed shop” in reference to animation?
  • How long should a demo for Animation or Games be?
  • Should I include accents I can do on my animation demo?

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Open Talk - 03-25-2018
March 25, 2018
  • what Mic should I purchase?
  • ISDN is on the way out…is SourceConnect as good? Other tech like it?
  • What is necessary for a basic VO setup?
  • I’m using TwistedWave. Should I move on to another DAW?
  • What is Punch and Roll?
  • How does a newbie find information for getting started?
  • What is recommended for getting a new computer for VO?
  • Mac or PC?
  • Is Voices.Com hiring regional talent for regional spots?

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Topic Talk - Non-DAW Software for Voice Actors 03-18-2018
March 18, 2018
  • CRM Software
  • Quickbooks
  • Turbotax
  • Wix Web design
  • GoDaddy
  • Weebley
  • DreamWeaver
  • Muse
  • Fat Cow Web Hosting
  • CMS Design
  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • What program do you use to read scripts in booth without using paper?
  • Kindle – PDF – Word - on tablet or second monitor
  • VM Ware – run Windows on Mac and Mac on Windows and Linux on both
  • Microsoft Paint will become Microsoft Photos
  • Mac Photos
  • Light Room
  • Google Photos used to be Picasa
  • GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • Affinity Photo – Used to be Serif
  • Firefox Video Download Helper Plugin to rip videos and sound files
  • Soundcloud V. VoiceZam
  • Ubuntu – Linux Suite of programs
  • http://voiceoverview.com/

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Topic Talk - Commercials 03-11-2018
March 11, 2018
  • Can an adult with a childish sound get work in commercials reading like a kid?
  • I’ve got a dense script thats for 30s but I can’t get it there. What can I do?
  • How does a newbie find work?
  • Is there an issue with doing ads for competitors?
  • What’s the difference in union and non-union?
  • What is FICOR?
  • Where to connect for getting references such as Linkedin?
  • Is it absolutely necessary to have a broadcast quality home studio if doing commercials?
  • Should one make a lot of adjustments to their sound for an audition?
  • Is there a place where one can go to get advice on what they’re best suited for?
  • Should breaths be edited out for auditions?

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Training Talk - VO Training and Demos 03-04-2018
March 4, 2018
  • Is it really necessary to have a demo and training to be successful?
  • Where to get scripts for an animation demo?
  • How long should someone go through training before being ready to do their demo?
  • Does your demo have to match the quality of your home studio?
  • Is it possible to have a demo that is over-produced?
  • Will acting classes help me?
  • How does one get some entry level work if I don’t do fiver or another site like that?
  • How do you determine what you should charge a client?
  • Should I put my best stuff at the front of the demo? Is there a “best way” to order the spots?
  • What’s a reasonable price for a demo for beginners?
  • Is it really bad to do your own demo as a beginner?
  • Concept that using fiver and accepting their rates brings down the whole community.

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Topic Talk - E-Learning 02-25-2018
February 25, 2018
  • Does one need to contact book companies for getting started in e-learning? Or how does one start?
  • How does one find sources of work for e-learning?
  • What is file splitting?
  • What DAW for e-learning?
  • West coast e-learning coach?
  • Is a Neutral American accent necessary for e-learning?
  • do you charge for editing for e-learning?
  • do you charge for proofing the scripts from foreign clients?
  • Would a cooking segment be helpful for an e-learning demo?
  • Is there one good location for finding e-learning clients?
  • How do you approach a company whose current e-learning segments are terrible?
  • What do you do if someone uses your content without paying you?
  • How does someone approach the US Govt agencies? (Asked by a high security clearance individual)
  • How long should be an e-learning demo be?

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Tech Talk - 02-18-2018
February 18, 2018
  • Difference between stereo speakers and studio monitors
  • Blue Yeti
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & 6i6
  • Sony MDS 7506 headphones
  • Don’t use noise cancelling headphones like Bose
  • Cloud Lifter for dynamic mic gain
  • Guitar Center
  • Logic Pro
  • Audacity
  • 1/8” to 1/4” adapters for headphone jack
  • Latency issues by listening through the computer while recording
  • Normalizing to -3dB peak level
  • Beware of counterfeit equipment

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Topic Talk - Audiobooks 02-11-2018
February 11, 2018
  • Is Royalty Share worth it? Are there some that don’t sell?
  • FindAWayvoices.com as a PFH book source
  • Is a 22 hour audiobook a bad thing for a person to try early on?
  • How do you know if you’re going too fast when reading your book?
  • Should men do women’s voices in the read?
  • How does one know when they’re ready to go toward the big publishers?
  • Should one actually have an audiobook demo?
  • How much time is spent per hour on a finished book?
  • How large is the children’s book market?
  • Where should one set their rates for PFH books?
  • What is punch and roll and should I use it and what DAWs do it?

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Topic Talk - Animation & Video Games
February 4, 2018
  • Are there websites to go to for finding Animation jobs?
  • Are there jobs outside of LA?
  • Is the market for animation growing in DC/NY area?
  • What needs to be on an animation demo?
  • What is the difference between an animation demo and a game demo?
  • What is a good DAW for recording animation/game audio?
  • Is there a range of voices an animation actor should have? How does one know?

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Open Talk - 01-28-2018
January 28, 2018
  • Getting a demo made
  • Sound treatment
  • -PortaBooth
  • -Kaotica Eyeball
  • -Moving blankets
  • -Sound proof wood – Home Depot
  • Software
  • -WavePad
  • -Amadeus
  • -TwistedWave
  • -OcenAudio
  • -REAPER
  • -ProTools
  • -Waves plugins – NS1 & DeBreath
  • -Noise gate for debreathing
  • -Punch & Roll
  • -Destructive vs non-destructive editing
  • Audiobooks
  • -ACX/Audible
  • -Other ways of getting audiobooks produced by Indie authors/narrators
  • Is it beneficial to go to Audio Engineering School at my community college?
  • Computer
  • -Mac or PC?
  • -Storage space
  • -Amount of RAM
  • -Processing speed

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