Scott Brick – the Person Behind the Voice

Ultimate story teller, Scott Brick gave me goosebumps relating an incident which was a turning point in his life. From his Hollywood home and studio, here’s his wonderful story or creativity and opportunity. In conversation with Scott Brick For subtitles, click the CC button (Closed Captions which uses the transcription below) Download Podcast: Conversation with Scott Brick (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba22_Scott_Brick.mp3|titles=interview_with_Scott_Brick] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba22_Scott_Brick.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Scott Brick Andy: So here we are just north of Hollywood, California and we’re at the home Read More +

Pat Fraley Reaches Out

This evening (Tuesday, 12th February 2013)  Pat Fraley and Scott Brick will be hosting a special benefit webinar to raise funds to assist one of his students afflicted by an incurable disease. Find out more by heading over here immediately!! That’s: http://voice-overs.com/billiondollarread/ If you missed it, fear not here is a message unashamedly plagiarised from Pat Fraley’s website:   The voice acting community is well known for its caring and support of colleagues and their families in need. Prime example: Patrick Fraley, Voice Over Teacher and Performer is raising Read More +

Just fun – or creative marketing?

It’s a personal challenge, a bit of fun, some learning opportunities, a different way to engage, and an encouragement to look around for a different purpose. Yes, it’s all those things and also, just possibly a change to experiment with marketing through a different medium (watch out for those subliminal voiceover or production related pictures!!). Not sure who to blame for this, whether it’s Mehmet Onur for persuading me to use Instagram, my son William for always being so photogenic, or LA based voice artist Read More +

Dave Fennoy – the Person Behind the Voice

Lots of fun here catching up with Dave Fennoy in his Los Angeles home studio. Great story of determination leading to success: if anyone’s told you “no”, or that voice over is already saturated, you’re not the first to hear that! Big thanks to the Voice of Hulu, games, and cartoon voices which my son loves! In conversation with Dave Fennoy For subtitles, click the CC button (Closed Captions which uses the transcription below) Download Podcast: Conversation with Dave Fennoy (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba21_Dave_Fennoy.mp3|titles=interview_with_Dave_Fennoy] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba21_Dave_Fennoy.mp3[/podcast] Read More +

Brave… There’s always a way

If advertising slogans like “The impossible is nothing” sound a little glib, watch this and see that perhaps it really is true. Beautiful cinematography, and a story which should make you think. Meet Tommy Carroll. He has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two… He says, “There’s always a way to overcome an obstacle if you want it enough.” Thanks to British female voice artist Natalie Cooper for bringing this to my attention!

Joe Cipriano – the Person Behind the Voice

Having Joe Cipriano give me a personal tour around the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab was one of the highlights of my visit to Los Angeles in 2012. Here we discuss how he grew into voice over – a remarkable success story starting while at school (“Radio show was good, homework not so good.”). Also some background from him on Don LaFontaine, the man and friend, and the lab built in his honour. In conversation with Joe Cipriano For subtitles, click the CC button (Closed Captions Read More +

Marc Graue – the Person Behind the Voice

What better way to discover Los Angeles than to visit its studios. Heading first to Burbank, we had a great visit with the amazing Marc Graue, making certain to get photographed in that doorway framing so many of the stars that have passed through over the years. This is also the first of the Person Behind the Voice conversation which you can listen to, read, or watch… more video to come! Enjoy. In conversation with Marc Graue For the first time, the Person Behind the Read More +

Be A Blessing

The announcement said: “…why yes, Virginia–there IS Christmas craziness coming from ‘The Hole’ this year! Featuring the vibrant voices of EJ Holly, Andy Boyns, Mehmet Onur, Wil Cheung and Pocholo Gonzalez…” Written, produced by (and also featuring) Herb Merriweather, listen up, enjoy, and well: Be a blessing! [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/72034837″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Asked for a suitable quote for this posting, Producer, Mr Merriweather – likely with tears in his eyes – expressed, “Just express my deepest appreciation for the efforts of ‘The Read More +

Your International Voice

What do we mean by “international” whether in respect to voiceover, or anything else? Even in my lifetime, the world has changed, and the concept of “living globally” is one close to my heart with friends scattered in so many places, and the ability to communicate with these perhaps more easily than the person living next door! This article was originally written for the VOICE 2012 conference earlier this year, but I share it again now as I believe a clear understanding opens up many Read More +

Bill Farmer – the Person Behind the Voice

Privileged to be welcomed in to Goofy’s Bounce House and spend the afternoon with the wonderful and talented Bill Farmer. For someone who started off as a “shy, shy kid” he’s come a long way, and entertained millions in both his role as a voice artist, and a stand up comic. Listen up as several of the characters he’s voiced drop in to share with the fun! Download Podcast: Conversation with Bill Farmer (right click “…save target as…”) [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba18_Bill_Farmer.mp3[/podcast] Video Teaser Although the whole conversation Read More +