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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 +

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 +

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 +

VOICE 2012 in 30 Seconds – Out-take version

We had so much fun making the unofficial promo “VOICE 2012 in 30 Seconds“, we couldn’t resist bring you an out-take version! See how it really happened… and then make sure you get to VOICE 2012 to have a great time with us. Everything you need to know about VOICE 2012 the world’s only international convention for voice artists. Brought to you from around the world by members of the “International VoiceOver” panel, and a couple of Voxy Ladies… Produced by: Andy Boyns (British VO 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 +

Don’t be a Twit! Tools to open your world

Mark Zuckerberg and I have a few things in common. First we both know what it’s like to be a billionaire, and believe me it’s no fun keeping track of all those zeros. Secondly we’ve both profited from using social media. Granted he’s done rather better than me, and I’m not jealous of that… but no doubt he could find plenty of reasons to be jealous on me. Straight to the point: social media is fun for some, but a nightmare for others. I can Read More +