Podcast: Dave Courvoisier

In this podcast interview, Dave Courvoisier talks about his passions for broadcasting and voice overs, his love of the voice over community, the importance of setting standards… and much more! Recorded during VOICE 2010, this was a conversation I’d long been looking forward to having face to face. Download Podcast: Conversation with Dave Courvoisier (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba07_Dave_Courvoisier.mp3|titles=interview_with_Dave_Courvoisier] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba07_Dave_Courvoisier.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Dave Courvoisier Andy: Dave Courvoisier, or Courvo, is known by many as the award winning TV journalist and anchor of Read More +

Podcast: Bob Bergen

In this interview from VOICE 2010, Bob Bergen talks about his passion for voice acting, why voice artists need to continually develop their skills, and the excitement he still feels when auditioning for a job… oh, and lots more! In a word, “cool”! Download Podcast: Conversation with Bob Bergen (right click “…save target as…”) [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba06_Bob_Bergen.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Bob Bergen Andy: Ok. So… Continuing my conversations from VOICE 2010, I am now sitting in the garden with Bob Bergen. It’s a lovely evening… Bob: Read More +

Podcast: Stephanie Ciccarelli

In this first interview from VOICE 2010, Stephanie Ciccarelli talks about how she was influenced by her background in music and love for helping people succeed in their careers, and how this developed into Voices.com, which she co-founded with her husband. Download Podcast: Conversation with Stephanie Ciccarelli (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba05_Stephanie_Ciccarelli.mp3|titles=interview_with_Stephanie_Ciccarelli] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba05_Stephanie_Ciccarelli.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Stephanie Ciccarelli Andy: One of the incredible things about the voice over industry is that it is truly an international community and with many changes have happened Read More +

Podcast: Bob Souer

In this podcast interview, Bob Souer describes how his voice over career started and developed. He provides some useful suggestions on how to approach copy, as well as a couple of tips on how to get the most from VOICE2010 which starts in a few short days. Download Podcast: Conversation with Bob Souer (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba04_Bob_Souer.mp3|titles=interview_with_Bob_Souer] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba04_Bob_Souer.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Bob Souer Andy: Planning a journey, finding the right route, taking a step along the way can always be tricky if Read More +

Artistic genius

This is totally unrelated to voice over but, coming days after two major thefts of art from a museum and collectors in France, for me is more inspiring than any missing work by Picasso. William (now almost 4 years, two months) has done me proud with this creation which is why I’m sharing it with you. I’ll let the picture speak for itself… For those interested in process, apparently he first drew himself (the smaller character) and then added me – what an honour 🙂 Read More +

Podcast: Penny Abshire

In this podcast interview, Penny Abshire talks about how she discovered voiceover, and her partnership with James Alburger. In addition we discuss her role as an ambassador for thinking positive, background to VOICE 2010, and the importance of receiving encouragement as a child… you’ll enjoy this. Download Podcast: Conversation with Penny Abshire (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba03_Penny_Abshire.mp3|titles=interview_with_Penny_Abshire][podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba03_Penny_Abshire.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Penny Abshire If you ask a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, you’ll get some interesting responses. Sometimes Read More +

At the speed of sound

“Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.” McQueen, Cars (2006) Have I just landed my first role as a character voice in a major animated feature film? “Yes!”, would be a great answer, but alas to do that I would at least have had to auditioned first. Read More +

Podcast: James Alburger

In this podcast interview, James Alburger describes his many roles in, and background to voice acting, and explains why we should “stay in character”. His conversation includes interesting insights into his partnership with Penny Abshire, and a behind the scenes look at VOICE2010. This is the second in a new series of podcasts in which Andy Boyns introduces the people behind the voices. Download Podcast: Conversation with James Alburger (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba02_James_Alburger.mp3|titles=interview_with_James_Alburger] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba02_James_Alburger.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with James Alburger Andy: One of Read More +

Celebrating five years with voiceover

It all started with a walk in the snow, clutching a handful of CDs containing recordings I had done for my university students. January 2005: an English teacher living in Istanbul, Turkey, with very little knowledge of the local language and, frankly, I had no idea about how the VO world worked or what it really entailed: just the desire and self belief that whatever it was I wanted it and could do it. That week I visited studios, TV stations, and somehow found 3 Read More +

Podcast: Pablo Hernandez talks about Haiti

  Pablo Hernandez discusses how social networking brought voiceover artists together to perform on a common project in support of the Haiti disaster victims. This is the first in a new series of podcasts in which Andy Boyns introduces the people behind the voices. Download Podcast: Pablo Hernandez talks about Haiti [audio:acaba01_Pablo_Hernandez_Haiti.mp3|titles=acaba01_Pablo_Hernandez_Haiti]   Links to Videos: English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehsK_C_vsjc English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHK_Zu-wuE0 (short version) French: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPDs0jKzCWk Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIw-Uc-GjRQ Contributors to PSA: Argentina – Fabián Nuñez Ecuador – Pepe Saenz, Patricio Toro Italy – Giovanni Noto Mexico – Read More +