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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 +

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 +

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 +

Need to know

Since all the best secret agents I’ve ever heard of seem to work on a “need to know” basis, why should this be any different for us working as voice artists. If it’s good enough for someone defending us, it should be good for our profession, too. Unfortunately you’ve probably already misunderstood what I mean, thinking that I’m referring to the suggestion that they should work with limited and often insufficient information. Sure that’s the story line in many a novel. The character is told Read More +

A-Z Demo

When I posted my updated demo on Facebook, I never thought it would lead me to write a blog on an A-Z of demos. Certainly there are many existing articles on how to approach and make demos, and I would have to recommend books such as the “Art of Voice Acting” as a source. This, therefore is no A-Z list of how to make a demo, and if the search engines have erroneously brought you here for this purpose, I suggest to read on anyway, Read More +

Copyright: right!

It has never been easier to infringe copyright, through the sharing of content, and production of new media. As performers this is something which goes both ways, as we understandably want to be reimbursed for our work – however we must also be aware of crossing the line with material we add to our productions. Currently I’m preparing content for a new website for William, and want to publish recordings of the stories I read for bedtime. Not wanting to tread on the publisher’s toes, Read More +

What a super bowl!

I have never seen the Super Bowl, and have to be honest wasn’t even 100% certain which sport it represented. However my interest was recently piqued by the news that one of the stars of this years event will be our voice over friend Rob Sciglimpaglia Jr. Of course whilst I’ve timed this blog to coincide with the Super Bowl itself – hoping that a few of the 100,000,000 watching will want to get another view of the star himself – that also means that Read More +

Podcast: Kurt Kelly

“Voice of Experience”, Kurt Kelly gives an enjoyable insight into the person behind the voice in this interview recorded during his visit to Istanbul, Turkey earlier this summer. Download Podcast: Conversation with Kurt Kelly (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba17_Kurt_Kelly.mp3|titles=interview_with_Kurt_Kelly] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba17_Kurt_Kelly.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Kurt Kelly Andy: OK. We’re back in Istanbul, and yet another guest has come over specially to talk with me… Kurt: Exactly! Andy: …and sitting with me here is Kurt Kelly, who’s come over from to Istanbul for the week Read More +

Podcast: Michael Minetree

In this podcast interview Michael Minetree talks about how his life was turned around by voice over, how early frustrations have led to exciting opportunities, and how one particular vo commission played an important role in his personal life. Download Podcast: Conversation with Michael Minetree (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba16_Michael_Minetree.mp3|titles=interview_with_Michael_Minetree] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba16_Michael_Minetree.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with Michael Minetree Andy: Today I’m in what has become my home town, I’m in Istanbul, and come over specially from just outside of Washington DC is Michael Minetree. Hoş Read More +

Podcast: George Whittam

In this podcast interview George Whittam talks about his early interest in music technology has led him to become today one of the most sought after sources of technical support for voice artists.  We discuss how this developed through some fortunate breaks, and the exciting development of the DLF VO lab, which he designed… the abbreviations are mine, for a clear explanation, take a listen! Download Podcast: Conversation with George Whittam (right click “…save target as…”) [audio:acaba15_George_Whittam.mp3|titles=interview_with_George_Whittam] [podcast]http://andyboyns.com/audio/acaba15_George_Whittam.mp3[/podcast] Transcript of conversation with George Whittam Andy: Read More +