May 15, 2023. Undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students at Pace University in NYC were ready for their big day. Two thousand of them. Their hard work was done. Mine was just beginning. Fact: voice-over actors are usually heard and not seen. We’re the disembodied voices of GPS systems, public transportation announcements, animated characters in cartoons, […]
It’s a question we ask ourselves countless times a day. Should I sprint across the street or wait for the light to change? Should I push through the pain of an exercise or be gentle with myself? Should I risk telling someone how I feel, or keep my counsel? Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, Blink, […]
MEDICAL ILLUSTRATOR BEST PRACTICES Recently I narrated four medical animation videos about cleft lip and palate surgeries while working closely with four female graduate students in the Biomedical Visualization Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): Sam Bond, Melanie Conrad, Samantha Olson, and Eva Mae Natividad. Also known as medical animators, these bright […]
Fast forward to my world of voiceovers, and over the last couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Christian Chinese clients and get to know some of the brothers and sisters from the congregation who direct me in our sessions. My role is to speak God’s words in a sermon-type of recital, which is sometimes nearly 10,000 words/an hour long.
As a kid, I walked down Michigan Avenue in Chicago with my family as we marched against the war in Vietnam. Once again I am finding issues that touch me, my fellow voice actors, colleagues, friends, and family, and am willing to stand up to have my Voice ‘Be Heard’ on our behalf.
Or, as in this case, a blog post I’d written in 2011 was kept by someone who enjoyed reading it, and reached out to tell me so 5 years later. I wrote about etiquette. It’s something I think about, in a variety of ways. Take self-promotion; for some reason, in our business actors are […]