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Red Nose Video Completed <3 #rednose

05.27.15 | Motivation | ChristyPronto

Thank you all for your contribution to the Red Nose Campaign!!! Here is the video!!! Red Nose Video 2 Gear up for the Fathers Day video by sending in your mp3 or WAV clips of you wishing you and yours a very Happy Fathers Day!!!

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Call to Action…

05.20.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

We have two video projects going on currently for our social media and I need all our followers to join in. The first project is our Red Nose Campaign. As I am sure many of you have seen over the past several months the Red Nose campaign was an extremely popular and wildly successful benefit [...]

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Voice Actor and Bond Villian passes…

05.13.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

Thank you to our student Brett Bydairk for suggesting this as a post for the blog. RIP Robert Rietti. “Filmmakers called Robert Rietti the man with a thousand voices. For decades, the British voice-over artist was the go-to guy when directors needed to rerecord mumbled or indecipherable dialogue. Rietti voiced numerous villians in James Bond [...]

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Ice Cream, BBQ’s and Networking…Oh My!!!

05.06.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

Happy Wednesday Bloggers!!! Today is a video blog, I have been doing those lately and am super excited for your feedback. I promise!!! Many of our students have called this week to discuss how they can rev up their Summer marketing potential as a voice actor. My answer to that is seen in the Vlog [...]

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Spring Frolicking-BLOG DAY

04.15.15 | Miscellaneous | ChristyPronto

Fun in the sun!!! Any excuse to be outside on this gorgeous day. Take a peek!!!

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Survival of the Fittest…

04.08.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

If you tuned in to read the blog last week, I HAVE SURVIVED TECHDOM!!!! Pro Tools did not break me butttt I sure am sore What did I learn? I learned that I have so much more to learn, HA! However, that fact alone arms me against what is next. I had thought that Pro [...]

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Spring Fever!!!

03.18.15 | Motivation | ChristyPronto

Be honest, is anyone else twitter-pated? And don’t all of you rush to your phones to check your twitter feed, this is the old school Spring fever. The oh my gosh here’s the sun, hooray for warmth, when can I go to the beach, where are my shorts at type of twitter-pated. This is the [...]

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The Idea of Celebrity in the VO world

03.04.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

I am a voracious reader when it comes to the fields I am passionate about and any voice actor worth their salt would benefit from keeping current with the VO trends. I stumbled across a fascinating article about the ideology of “celebrity” and “fame” in the VO world (or should I say the illusion of [...]

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Looking for work? What VO artist isn’t?

02.25.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

Todays blog is short and sweet. One of our success story students has had some luck on a certain site for VO artists and any helpful hints we voice actors can get are more than welcome!!! Check it out-I know I have. The setup takes some time as you want to be sure to showcase [...]

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Be your own Valentine…

02.11.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

For any of you voice actors out there not sure of how to get started marketing once you have your demo in hand, here is a comprehensive list of associations and affiliates that can help any voice actor, seasoned or otherwise procure employment and everlasting networking relationships. Be your own Valentine this February and take [...]

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A picture is worth a thousand words…

01.14.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

The axiom “A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the idea that a complex thought or action can be conveyed with just a single image or photo. It also aptly characterizes one of the core goals of visualization, thus making it possible to absorb large amounts of information quickly. Why does this adage [...]

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I’m late. I’m late, for a very important date!!!

01.07.15 | Education | ChristyPronto

In the immortal words of Marilyn Monroe: “I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.” Perhaps a legend like a Marilyn Monroe can get away with that type of mentality, however for us “no name” voice actors out there just trying to get a job, we don’t have that luxury. For us, [...]

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Take Two: A second look at Voice Acting

12.17.14 | Education | ChristyPronto

Enjoy the humor and realism that our amazing team member Chris Scharling has to offer. What can’t this guy do? Enjoy his thoughts: It’s occurred to me recently that a lot can be gained by teaching my students what I need from them as a producer. If you understand your job as a voice actor, [...]

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Gobble Gobble!!!

11.26.14 | Motivation | ChristyPronto

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Feed the Soul this Holiday Season

11.19.14 | Education | ChristyPronto

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce… oh my!!! The trifecta of holiday edibles is only one week away from being devoured by yours truly and with the hustle and bustle of the season upon us I wanted to impart a few helpful hints in getting the demo out there. Holidays are a great time of year [...]

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Vetting Gratitude

11.12.14 | Education | ChristyPronto

Gratitude is a tricky thing. As voice actors we are grateful for a courteous producer, a great piece of copy, heck we are just grateful for a paying gig!!! In our daily lives the hustle and bustle of work; home, family and miscellaneous obligations weigh heavily upon most of us as an albatross of responsibility. [...]

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The Pre-New Year Resolution

11.05.14 | Education | ChristyPronto

Procrastination is the ugly step cousin of success. It’s that member of the family reunion we know comes every year and we maintain our love/hate relationship with them throughout. To any new voice actor or any voice actor for that matter, procrastination can be a slow and painful death. I am reminded of the contrite [...]

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Happy New Year!

12.31.13 | Miscellaneous | Mike Spring

As you probably know by now, we like to take a break from VO-related matters around the holidays and just share a few fun cartoons with you, our loyal readers. So here are a few New Year’s comics we got a kick out of, and we hope you will,too! Have a safe, fun, and happy [...]

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Happy Holidays from Voice Coaches!!

12.24.13 | Miscellaneous | Mike Spring

Happy Holidays from Voice Coaches!! | Voice Over Blog

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Fun In The New Year!

12.30.11 | Motivation | Mike Spring

From everyone here at Voice Coaches to all of you out there, we hope you have a wonderful and a wonder-filled New Year!

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Happy Holidays!

12.23.11 | Education | Mike Spring

From everyone here at Voice Coaches to all of you out there, we wish you a very happy holidays!!

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The VO Story Of The Year (So Far!)

01.07.11 | Motivation | Mike Spring

By now, you’ve probably heard about Ted Williams, the homeless man in Ohio with the golden voice who was featured on a local news broadcast and has become inundated with voice over jobs. It’s a truly great and heartwarming story, and we wish Mr. Williams all the best of luck. For those of you who are following the story, we’ve put together a collection of the most pertinent interviews and news coverage of Mr. Williams, so you can see this story unfold from start to finish.

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Happy Holidays From Voice Coaches!

12.22.10 | Motivation | Mike Spring

Instead of the usual voice over advice and commentary, we’re simply going to leave you with a few funny holiday cartoons and joyful holiday thoughts!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

11.24.10 | Motivation | Mike Spring

We want to share a few funny Thanksgiving cartoons, and a couple of inspirational quotes to keep you positive and thankful over the holiday weekend!

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The Voice Coaches Blog/Podcast Crossover!

05.26.10 | Education | Mike Spring

You might be asking yourself, “Why is there a Gatorade commercial posted here with absolutely no voice overs in it when this is a blog about voice overs?”

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Looking Back And Looking Forward

12.31.09 | Education | Mike Spring

The 5 most notable events in the voice over field from 2009 and some New Year’s resolutions for voice actors.

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There’s An App For That

12.11.09 | Education | Mike Spring

If there’s one thing that having an iPhone in my pocket has taught me, it’s that the future is never very far away.

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Stuffed With Ideas!

11.23.09 | Education | Mike Spring

It’s a short week here at Voice Coaches due to the Thanksgiving holiday, however, I wanted to leave you with something to keep you warm over the weekend besides turkey and stuffing, so today I’m going to share a little Thanksgiving humor, some motivational thoughts, and a little bit of news as well. First off, [...]

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The Great Blue Norther of 11/11/11

11.11.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

I’m fascinated by obscure bits of history. The Boston Molasses Disaster? I’m there. The fact that the first successful parachute jump in history happened on my birthday in 1919? Cool! So I found the Great Blue Norther of 11/11/11 quite an interesting piece of forgotten history. It turns out that exactly 98 years ago today, [...]

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Go Team!

10.30.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

Some of you may have already noticed this, but it’s football season. Now, I happen to be a big football fan, but I also happen to be a big San Francisco 49ers fan. The problem with that is that I live smack dab in the middle of New York Giants territory. Yep, most of my [...]

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Life Is Short. Opera Is Long.

10.06.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

  “Life Is Short. Opera Is Long.” I saw that on a T-shirt once. It made me laugh out loud. Having never been a fan of opera (sorry, opera lovers), I got quite a kick out of it, because the idea of sitting in a theater and watching large costumed people sing in a foreign [...]

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Our Little Corner of the World

09.21.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

It’s not every day that the President of the United States decides to visit your town (unless you live in Washington, DC, of course.) But today, President Barack Obama came to the Capitol Region of New York (where Voice Coaches’ main offices are located) to deliver a speech about the economy. In the course of [...]

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To Patrick Swazye, Thanks For Everything, The Audience

09.15.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

Patrick Swayze, the popular star of movie hits such as Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Point Break, Road House, Red Dawn, and The Outsiders, has passed away at age 57. I don’t want to write a standard obituary here. There’s a wealth of information on him all over the Internet where you can read the details of [...]

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You Say You Want A Revolution

09.08.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

The British Invasion continues… some 40-plus years after it originally started. Chances are pretty good that you’ve heard by now… The Beatles are back! Tomorrow, on 09/09/09, the world will be treated to two big, exciting new Beatles releases: The Beatles Remastered CD catalogue and The Beatles: Rock Band. For those of you who don’t [...]

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Flying Sky High

08.24.09 | Education | Mike Spring

As I was posting some information on the Voice Coaches Twitter Page today, I came across this little tidbit of information: 8/24/1932 Amelia Earhart (Putnam – her husband is Putnam of Putnam Publishing) becomes the 1st woman to fly non-stop LA to New York. Intrigued by this factoid, I decided to do some research and [...]

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Shoot For The Moon

07.30.09 | Motivation | Mike Spring

With all of the hubbub over the 40th anniversary of the moon landing a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about what it takes to achieve something great. On July 20, 1969, two men who walked on the moon changed the world; it was the first time mankind had ever set foot on a [...]

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You Could Too…

04.15.09 | Motivation | David Bourgeois

So here’s one for you to consider. I was speaking to a guy last week who had ALWAYS wanted to go into professional voice acting. Though he thought the entire field was interesting, he had a specific interest in animation and cartoon voices. In fact, he had been creating his own cartoon ideas since he [...]

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10th Grade Perspective

04.08.09 | Motivation | David Bourgeois

Gaining life perspective from 10th graders!

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Shotgun

01.21.09 | Motivation | David Bourgeois

The view from the passenger’s seat Calling shotgun prior to departing for a destination indicates to all other travelers in your group, that you prefer the passenger’s seat. Strangely, the passengers seat is where many people choose to spend nearly every day of their entire life. When it comes to pursuing the things that we [...]

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Actor Jared Padalecki Steps Into The Vocal Booth

12.10.08 | Education | Mike Spring

About a week ago I was fortunate to have a phone interview with film and television actor Jared Padalecki. Jared is best known for starring in the hit shows Supernatural and Gilmore Girls, as well as having major roles in films such as House of Wax and the upcoming Friday the 13th remake. In Jared’s [...]

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Late Registration

11.11.08 | Motivation | Mike Spring

My car’s registration is four months out of date. It’s not that I didn’t renew the registration; I did. I just haven’t gotten around to putting the sticker on the inside of my car window yet. The registration itself has been sitting in a pile of mail in my house for four months now, and [...]

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We Predict Election Winner!

10.08.08 | Motivation | David Bourgeois

And The Winner Is… I am an American and a small business owner. I don’t know about any of you, but I am always impressed with the men and woman who are willing to run for president. Regardless of Obam-inality, or McCain-ism, it is impressive to see individuals who are committed to leading, particularly in [...]

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Other Motivation

09.16.08 | Motivation | David Bourgeois

Adopting an “Almost” All About The Money Attitude” In addition to voice over training, a great deal of the work that I do involves hiring professional voice actors and producing them through a variety of material. because of this, you will certainly never hear me suggesting that the voice over field isn’t lucrative. Frankly for [...]

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Undecided

03.27.08 | Motivation | David Bourgeois

I had an opportunity to regain some perspective last week by getting to know around 1200 10th graders! I was invited to speak and interact with teens attending a day-long career exploration day at a local college. The event was great and the folks I met, all 10th graders from across New York’s Capital Region, [...]

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The Break-In Mentality

03.08.08 | Education | David Bourgeois

Respect our industry Voice Acting is a business. It is a business in which professionals count on other professionals to provide a service that requires knowledge and skill. These days however, it seems as though there is a lot of banter in the training community about “Breaking In” to our field. The folks who ply [...]

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A New Resource

12.19.07 | Education | David Bourgeois

After participating in many blogs and podcasts, and after continued encouragement from our clients, we have decided to create an ongoing blog as a regular component of voicecoaches.com. Our idea is to present relative information on training, effective marketing, and other issues that will benefit our friends and colleagues. Our blog will also be an [...]

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