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Need a Job? Speak up!

08.25.09

Need a job? Speak up! By Aaron Ogg | August 2009 CALEDONIA — Does an uncertain economic future have you bellowing for brighter days? David Bourgeois says your voice might have a higher purpose. Opportunities for voice-over work are abundant, said the president of Schenectady, N.Y.-based Voice Coaches Creative Voice Development Group LLC. If the [...]

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Talking in Class

07.25.09

Talking in Class By Nina Wegner | July 2009 The woman whose recorded voice on the phone tells you, “Thank you for your patience while you hold,” probably got paid a chunk of money just to say those words. Same goes for the people whose voices populate video games, audio books, GPS devises and instructional [...]

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Berkshire Eagle

07.25.09

Berkshire Eagle By Dick Lindsay | July 2009 PITTSFIELD – Mel Blanc and Don Pardo were know best for being heard and not seen. Blanc entertained us as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and dozens of other Warner Brother cartoon characters. Pardo was the off-screen announcer for the original Jeopardy game [...]

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Their Voices are Everywhere!

06.25.09

Their voices are everywhere! By Kristin Harty | June 2009 Their voices are everywhere – on television commercials and radio shows, Internet pod-casts and video games. Professional voice actors don’t just talk. They get paid to talk. “Overall, we’ve made a transition in our field away from hiring announcer-type voices,” said David Bourgeois, owner of [...]

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Naugatuck Class Aims to get Your Voice a Job

03.25.09

By CARRIE MACMILLAN | March 2009 Maybe you’ve always been told you have a great voice. Or perhaps you have some acting experience and you’re looking for a little extra income. If you fit any of those criteria, the voice acting industry is always looking for new hires. On Thursday, an organization called Voice Coaches [...]

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Company Touts Voice-Over Work

02.25.09

Company touts voice-over work By Bonnie Langston | February 2009 “Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice,” a recent introductory continuing–education class at Rhinebeck High School, ended the evening with a chance for attendees to step up to the mic. “I want you to smile. I want you to slow down. I want [...]

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Class to Offer Taste of Voice Acting

01.25.09

Class to offer taste of voice acting By Suzanne Moore | January 2009 PLATTSBURGH — The average age of professional clients enrolled at Schenectady-based Voice Coaches is 50. They’re there to learn voice acting — to master the skill of voice-over performance for radio and television commercials, for cartoons, for TV shows and movies. Some [...]

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How to Turn Voice into Big Business

11.25.08

By Caroline Goldstein | November 2008 Sometimes it’s not about the quality of a person’s voice but how he or she uses it. Last week a group of curious learners convened at Devon Manor to discover that and more about a line of work known as voice acting. The Main Line School Night class, titled [...]

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Curious About Making a Living on Voice-Overs

11.25.08

Curious about making a living on voice-overs By Polly Summar | November 2008 It sounds almost too good to be true: getting paid to talk? That was the name of an introductory class to voice acting at Santa Fe Community College last week. The 12 locals who showed up, though, weren’t treated to fantasy tales [...]

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Speaking Engagement

10.25.08

Speaking engagement By Pat Summers | October 2008 Getting paid to talk – how many chatterboxes have dreamed of such serendipity? In fact, countless people do make their living by talking or reading; they’re called “voice actors” because they’re not seen except for the image their voices may conjure. Radio, of course, is the home [...]

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2008 Best of Schenectady Award

09.25.08

By Staff Writer | September 2008 Creative Voice Development Group has been selected for the 2008 Best of Schenectady Award in the Recording Studios category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA). The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they [...]

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Voices In Demand for Radio

09.25.08

Voices In Demand for Radio By Sarah Bradshaw | September 2008 Her creamy vocals make you feel as if you’re soaking in a tub, while her boisterous tones can transport you to the front row of a rodeo. Woodstock resident Julie Evans is a professional voice actress with about two years of on-the-job experience. She [...]

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Pipe Dreams

08.25.08

By Joe Burris | August 2008 Curtis Gibson of Odenton had a voice that was deep and grainy, like actor Vin Diesel reading Shakespeare. Maya Wilcox of Severn sounded like the most riveting Scripture reader at church. Derrick Jones of Gambrills is someone you wouldn’t mind having read to your kids at bedtime. For years, [...]

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A Class with a Pronounced Effect

07.25.08

A Class with a Pronounced Effect By Philip Morgan | July 2008 Dunedin – I’m supposed to make “mmmm” sound like an expression of pleasure, but my voice coach tells me I sound like someone just kicked me in the shin. Furthermore, I ran roughshod over periods and commas in my haste to pitch the [...]

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Capital Hill Lawyer takes a class, finds his voice

07.25.08

By Ellen Ryan | July 2008 Coming soon to a theater near you: a Washington lawyer you’ve never heard of. If that makes you raise an eyebrow, just think how it sounds to a federal prosecuter who last acted for an audience in law school 20 years ago. When “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay” [...]

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Money Where Their Mouths Are

06.25.08

Money where their mouths are By Bonnie L. Cook | June 2008 Words seem to roll effortlessly off the tongue of Kent Nelson, a 58-year-old voice actor from Plymouth Meeting. Actually, Nelson studied for months to achieve his polished sound, briefly at Montgomery County Community College, and later with a national voice coaching firm. You [...]

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Speak Up!

05.25.08

Speak Up! By Aaron VanTuyl | May 2008 What’s in a voice? Plenty, as a group of adult education students found on Tuesday night at “Getting Paid to Talk,” a one-time introduction to voice acting. Fifteen people attended the class, held in Centralia College’s Lingreen Hall. The attendees ranged in age (11 years old up [...]

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Class offers view into world of voice-overs

05.25.08

Class offers view into world of voice-overs By Timothy Chipp | May 2008 Attention all wannabe voice actors: your time has come to get the information needed to get a start in the field. That’s because West Seneca Community Education will present “Getting Paid to Talk,” an introductory version of a voice class for those [...]

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For Voice Actors, Talk Isn’t Cheap

04.25.08

For voice actors, talk isn’t cheap By Sarah B. Wolfgang | April 2008 Voice actors can’t sell a car by showing it.  They can’t entice a customer to buy a soda by offering a sip.  Standing in a sound booth the size of a closet, they have only a few pages of unrehearsed copy and their unique [...]

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The Sound of Industry Changing

03.25.08

By Paul Nelson | March 2008 So you want to get into the voice-over business. For sure, the Internet has opened up a whole new world and work is more plentiful, but a golden voice alone won’t cut it. “As important as a person’s voice is, so too is their personality and ability to be [...]

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The Glut of Recorded Chatter

10.25.07

The Glut of Recorded Chatter By Jesse Leavenworth | October 2007 Thank you for reading the Hartford Courant. If you are interested in the changing and expanding voice recording industry, please continue reading. If you are not interested, please refer to the index on Page A-1 for other news and features … Sorry, I didn’t [...]

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Within the Sound of my Voice

10.24.07

By Warren E. Garling | October 2007 They come from all walks of life, from all over the country, with all kinds of life experience. But there are two things most of the students of the Schenectady-based Voice Coaches voice over training course have in common: They’ve been told all their adult lives that they [...]

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Voice Work Becoming Big Business

10.19.07

Voice Work Becoming Big Business By Brian Hallenbeck 10/19/2007 | October 2007 It’s nice work if you can get it. The dress code’s casual, the hours flexible. You can make a bundle in 60 minutes, and as you age, your opportunities are apt to increase. What’s more, everybody refers to you as “the talent,” whether [...]

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Client flies in from Alaska, at Homer Simpson’s suggestion!

08.25.07

Client flies in from Alaska, at Homer Simpson’s suggestion! August 2007 “Doh!” Sound familiar? On paper it doesn’t mean much. However, if you attach it to the right voice, you’ll recognize it as a word that TV’s Homer Simpson made famous. Well it isn’t actually Homer himself, rather the voice behind him. White Lake Music [...]

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Something to Talk About

05.01.07

Something to Talk About By Nancy Creveir | May 2007 From moms to musicians, they came from all walks of life Thursday evening, April 26, to explore the world of voice acting with VoiceCoaches instructor Paul Greenberg. Mr. Greenberg, a voice acting producer from Albany, N.Y., was a guest of Newtown Continuing Education, and a [...]

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