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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!

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 +

Bring on the magic… Holiday Magic!

Remarkably, the most rewarding project I’ve recently worked on was not the one which paid all the expenses for our family summer holiday in a 5 star hotel in North Cyprus (flights included), but William’s and my participation in the 2011, 9th edition of Holiday Magic, a Gift for Children of All Ages CD! The goal of this annual production is to brighten the holidays for the sick children spending the season at Children’s Hospitals and their siblings who often feel lonely due to the Read More +

VOICE 2012 Challenge – Part 2

When you have an audio challenge, who you gonna call? EWABS!!! – Last time we saw members of the “International VoiceOvers” panel having lots of fun getting ready (10.30am Wednesday, be there!)… but it took 6 year old William to spot the problem – they need to be heard in English! With VOICE 2012 just a matter of weeks away, here’s the second in a series of fun promo videos (check out Episode One here if you missed it). If you have any doubts about Read More +

VOICE 2012 Challenge – Part 1

On the one hand it seems so easy – members of the “International VoiceOvers” panel are having lots of fun getting ready (10.30am Wednesday, be there!)… and yet have they overlooked just one minor detail? With VOICE 2012 just a matter of weeks away, here’s the start of a series of fun promo videos. If you have any doubts about the value of the connections formed at VOICE, the reality of the community, make sure to follow the whole series. We may often work alone Read More +

World-Voices Organization Is Founded

A new exciting chapter in the VoiceOver industry has just been opened with the inauguration of World-Voices. This newly formed member-driven and member-controlled organization will set standards of professional quality and skill to produce recorded audio in a home environment for the expanding commercial market. As a voice artist, a producer, or a potential client this is great news! Check out the Press Release below, and get involved in the conversations to enable World-Voices to become the torch bearer of industry standards, enabling all to work together Read More +

Bookmark This! William Online

Six years ago today, William Boyns came into the world: Happy Birthday, William! In fact his first pictures were online within a few hours, which even in history as recent as 2006 was quite an unusual feat. Today marks the “official launch” of his own website williamboyns.com – still fairly basic, this will be the place to go to catch up in more detail about what he gets up to. The new site is designed to complement his existing Facebook page, but don’t forget to Read More +