As we enter the final hours of our time here and as we all are better than when we arrived, I look forward to the future. We have gained tools that will allow all of us to enjoy success as we move onward. No matter where we go , regardless of the manner in which ( the who what when wheres and whys) we will always be here for each other and always share this bond . I personally look forward to the day I watch TV, the radio etc,,and hear each and everyone I've learned here with. I am always here and available for anyone who needs me Wether at the Facebook page, the new Saturday zoom or via email ( email@example.com) Grace and Peace to all...
Today was the last AmA with Earl. Two things. One you will never really know how much you effect a person. Even when you tell them, Earl in the short time I've been with him and the group. I have done more in the short time I've been with him. There aren't enough words in the English language to express the thanks for helping me move forward with my career....Business as a voice over artiest. And two he as said somethings that will be like a hard kick in your stomach. But sometimes you need that person in your life who can tell you what you need to hear so you can move on to do what you really want to do. This was the last one with him, because like the saying goes, he's work was done and it's time to move on. and we will follow him as we work om our own journeys. And he'll be right there look over our shoulders. And whispering a fine point or two. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. AND AS ALWAYS YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY OF US WE HAVE YOUR BACK .😊
Here's something some of you may already know. I'm looking to do a video podcast. Mainly about people in the group. I'm looking to prerecord us talking to each other talking about what you were doing before working in voice over. What are you working on know. How and were can people find you if they would like you to work on a prefect they have. Those are the main three things I would like to get out there. Who you are. What you can do. (here you might want to have a clip of you're latest project. Earl pointed out where you shouldn't look for people betting your door down in a week. But long term you might get some one calling you. This is a marathon and this will be playing every time all the time on the net. And we want to let them see us over and over again. That's phase one, Phase two is to make them into shorts. Shorts get plaid more then whole podcast so they get seen more often. And again the more often we are seen the more often we get talked about. If you saw the AmA from 4/08/23. I pointed out a man named Mattress Max. He owns a store in Houston called Gallery furniture. He's also one of the richest men in Texas. Why was I talking about him? Well you have to looking a the AmA to see. But I also heard him speak to HISD Teachers. Were He told his story ( That's for later). But in it he talk about a man in his town who everyone called the tire man, because were ever he went he Wore a tire around him. And ever one laughed at him. But when the needed a tire... Who do you think they thought of. And where do you think they all got their tires from. That's right, the tire man. And Mattress took that Idea and were ever he goes you see Gallery Furniture, on his Benz his 100plus K cigar speed boat. He's got kidd's that are more then likely out of collage. And where do you think they went? Any where they wanted to, because money was no object. I've never seen him in anything but a Gallery Furniture T shirt. And for the thirty years I lived in Houston other Furniture's popped up trying the same thing. I only know of one who made it. So guess what my plan is copy Earl and get us out there before some else does.
Oh, I see! I've been a teacher for 17 years, teaching music in various levels of education. I've sung in choirs for many years, and people have told me I should use my voice for radio too. I thought that doing voice over would be something that would be exciting and fun, and I could use my voice for helping others. I knew that it would be a lot of work, but I wanted to start doing it after all. It's never too late to start, eh?
Hi Ralph, sorry for the late answer- I've taught all kinds of types of music- choir, guitar, ukulele, band (flute, clarinet, saxophone, all the brass, etc.) elementary- I've pretty much covered it all. Right now I'm doing K-8 music, and starting to develop a program at a private Christian school in my city.
Sounds pretty good, Bill. Try to make the emphasized words in your script intentional. Sometimes words are given weight when they don't really need them. The advice I was told once was, never make it sound like you are reading it. It should sound like it is a conversation, just you and me talking.
Where I live down here in deep south Texas. You still have power outages and wifi outages. Friday was one of them. Power way out and wifi was out as well. So the question is what do you do if it hits you on the very day you have a project due? The power outage is an easy fix, buy an large external battery that last say for 4 hours. Now the wifi. That's a toughy. I have that happen to me when Houston got hit by a Hurricane, I went to the nearest hospital or I could have gone to a fire house or police station, and was going to use their electricity. all three have back up generations. But here all three are too far for me to go to. And I don't drive anymore by chose. And I think wifi towers have their own back up power. ( as long and the don't get knocked down.) Any ideas?
That is a tough thing, when you are using wifi as a source of income. Is it possible to use some sort of data plan that would get around it? I don't think my phone plan is dependent on the wifi connection, if I understand it correctly. Then again, I'm no expert on it.
Sometimes it’s really fun to just CREATE and SHARE! I hope you take the time to watch the 2 downloads I've attached and I hope they inspire you all over again to use your voice for the betterment of humanity in whatever way you feel called to do so! Here is a 6 min excerpt from a 45 minute video I did back in 2021. I did the audio narration and then learned how to use Premiere Pro doing this video. It took me 2.5 months for the whole thing I had an unexpected gift from doing this – I shared my voice to help make the world a better place and in doing so, it really got me excited about voiceover and creating all over again. The time flew by when creating this video. Sometimes we can get lost in trying to “make money” to survive and lose sight of why we chose to get into voiceover in the first place – which for many is to use our voice to help make our world a better place. It was such a wonderful win-win experience for me creating this – I learned a lot, I got to share my gifts with the world and I had a lot of fun doing it! In case anyone is interested, here’s what I used to create this awesome video: Audio: Audacity and Adobe Audition with Shure SM58 mic and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface; Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro Images: All free on Pixabay.com Music: All free music from Youtube Music Library Credits and Motion Graphics/Animation: free MOGRTs (motion graphics templates) files from RoyFx I hope you watch this video and are inspired and re-ignited about how fun it is to create using your voice and share it with the world! P.S. The caption file I included in this post (the 2nd file) has what I found to be a very motivational sharing. I am not religious (I am more metaphysical in my world view) but still I hope you find the short clip as encouraging as I did. No matter what you are experiencing in life right now, God has got your back! Love, peace and blessings to all! LaTonya
That's a powerful message, LaTonya. It's an important one for all to consider. Good work in your part. It's a nice read. This is one of the reasons I got into voiceover- to be able to use my voice to make a difference. I pray that I'll be able to do that.
Hey Lovely People! I would love to get some feedback on this audition I've recorded for acx. Please let me know your thoughts on the read itself and the sound quality. Thanks in advance for your help and thanks for all the wonderful info I've been able to learn from this group! R
Your delivery feels very natural and relaxed. I am told for audiobooks to keep more breaths in, but MY breathing sounds like a wheezing lizard, gasping for little puffs of air, at the ends of my phrases. It doesn't feel natural like yours do. I like the sound quality too. It is very clean.
Well, It's done for now, Here's the link to my first Commercial Demo that I'm using to try and get some work! It will probably change as I grow but feel free to drop any constructive criticism if you feel the need to. I look forward to your feedback. Melvin Stewart Commercial Demo 1 - YouTube
Can anyone who has done a book on acx tell me what to do after I've finished the book? I have recorded it all, but I think the author has to approve the 15 minute checkpoint before I can submit the chapters. Does that sound like it is correct? The author sent me a message that he approved it, but I still have a message in my folder saying I'm waiting for approval of the 15 minute checkpoint.
Hi Michael, I found a filter that I could put on Audacity (which is what I use) to check files before I finish sending it out. It helped me put my finished product into the proper audio parameters. I also had to watch a few youtube videos to put myself up to speed on the process. But now, it's all good. I finished one book for acx, and I'm working on a second!