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(PseudoPod) Audio Subby's wife just did her first horror story voiceover narration for a podcast called PseudoPod. Give it a listen. Story starts around 1:45 and ends at 22:55   (pseudopod.org) divider line 13
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2014-04-11 03:59:21 PM  
Subby here.  Thanks for the Greenlight modmins.

A few years back my wife took some voiceover classes and we didn't really do much with it. Late last year she decided she wanted to try doing it again, but we didn't really have anywhere in our house she could record.  So I built her a small recording booth with PVC pipe, pegboard and acoustic paneling back in December.

In looking for stuff to record to build up her portfolio, a friend told us about PseudoPod, a podcast that takes voiceover volunteers to read scary short stories. They released her story today.

We would appreciate any feedback you could give.
 
2014-04-11 04:25:58 PM  
You do realize that I was just able to peruse your facebook right?  Your wife's too.  You might want to consider closing down the rest of your FB for a bit.  BTW, your wife is cute.
 
2014-04-11 04:35:28 PM  

offacue: You do realize that I was just able to peruse your facebook right?  Your wife's too.  You might want to consider closing down the rest of your FB for a bit.  BTW, your wife is cute.


You're only seeing our public profiles. I don't think there's much in there that I'm too worried about. I don't typically post anything online, I care if people see. Although I did remove the stupid bit strips album...

And thanks.  Yes she is.
 
2014-04-11 04:42:43 PM  

utsagrad123: And thanks.  Yes she is.


And she drinks Shiner.   Noice.
 
2014-04-11 04:47:37 PM  

offacue: utsagrad123: And thanks.  Yes she is.

And she drinks Shiner.   Noice.


Yup. Shiner is delicious.
 
2014-04-11 04:54:24 PM  

utsagrad123: So I built her a small recording booth with PVC pipe, pegboard and acoustic paneling back in December.


That's very thoughtful of you. I have a friend who does voice over work. When he told me, I suddenly started hearing him everywhere: car commercials, promoting local theater, singing radio jingles. He says it's a great way to supplement his income.
 
2014-04-11 05:02:31 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: utsagrad123: So I built her a small recording booth with PVC pipe, pegboard and acoustic paneling back in December.

That's very thoughtful of you. I have a friend who does voice over work. When he told me, I suddenly started hearing him everywhere: car commercials, promoting local theater, singing radio jingles. He says it's a great way to supplement his income.


Out of curiosity, do you happen to know how he marketed himself?
 
2014-04-11 05:57:15 PM  

utsagrad123: thismomentinblackhistory: utsagrad123: So I built her a small recording booth with PVC pipe, pegboard and acoustic paneling back in December.

That's very thoughtful of you. I have a friend who does voice over work. When he told me, I suddenly started hearing him everywhere: car commercials, promoting local theater, singing radio jingles. He says it's a great way to supplement his income.

Out of curiosity, do you happen to know how he marketed himself?


He has a background in local theater productions and musicals. I believe he put together a portfolio and sent it to local ad agencies. The agencies then pay for a 2-3 hour session and he records a few commercials using different inflections or whatever. He's paid whether the agency's client uses it or not.

His particular talent, and this blew me away, was doing voices. Why hire a guy with a southern accent, a British man, and an elderly man when you can hire one man that can do all three is how he explained it to me. If you'd like me to follow-up and ask him something about it, I wouldn't mind. I think it's pretty interesting myself.
 
2014-04-11 06:21:44 PM  
I've recently started doing voice work in Seattle for a video game company, I'm building a reel that will hopefully get me an agent. My friend just got himself a good enough mic to do home recordings and we're talking about doing some pseudo radio drama.

Good for your wife. If you're in a big market, I understand that Seattle and other cities have places that record books for the blind with volunteers, I was told it was a good way to break in.

Depending on the volume of work she wants to do, since you have the setup at home, finding stuff in the public domain or that you can get from people you know who are writers is a great way to build up your record and get samples without a lot of investment.

At the facility where we record the video games, they also took down my information as an on-call voice work guy (hasn't happened yet, fingers crossed) for projects where someone drops out or where the client doesn't book their own talent. Get her on a list or two like that and take a couple of gigs for free to prove your chops and it could lead to paid work, too. Best of luck.
 
2014-04-11 06:34:55 PM  
thismomentinblackhistory:

He has a background in local theater productions and musicals. I believe he put together a portfolio and sent it to local ad agencies. The agencies then pay for a 2-3 hour session and he records a few commercials using different inflections or whatever. He's paid whether the agency's client uses it or not.

His particular talent, and this blew me away, was doing voices. Why hire a guy with a southern accent, a British man, and an elderly man when you can hire one man that can do all three is how he explained it to me. If you'd like me to follow-up and ask him something about it, I wouldn't mind. I think it's pretty interesting myself.


If you don't mind, that'd be great.  Send me an email at my ultrafark.com address and then I'll respond from a better email address.
 
2014-04-11 06:36:28 PM  

xgollum: I've recently started doing voice work in Seattle for a video game company, I'm building a reel that will hopefully get me an agent. My friend just got himself a good enough mic to do home recordings and we're talking about doing some pseudo radio drama.

Good for your wife. If you're in a big market, I understand that Seattle and other cities have places that record books for the blind with volunteers, I was told it was a good way to break in.

Depending on the volume of work she wants to do, since you have the setup at home, finding stuff in the public domain or that you can get from people you know who are writers is a great way to build up your record and get samples without a lot of investment.

At the facility where we record the video games, they also took down my information as an on-call voice work guy (hasn't happened yet, fingers crossed) for projects where someone drops out or where the client doesn't book their own talent. Get her on a list or two like that and take a couple of gigs for free to prove your chops and it could lead to paid work, too. Best of luck.


Good info.  Thanks.  I'll let her know.
 
2014-04-11 06:41:23 PM  

utsagrad123: thismomentinblackhistory:

He has a background in local theater productions and musicals. I believe he put together a portfolio and sent it to local ad agencies. The agencies then pay for a 2-3 hour session and he records a few commercials using different inflections or whatever. He's paid whether the agency's client uses it or not.

His particular talent, and this blew me away, was doing voices. Why hire a guy with a southern accent, a British man, and an elderly man when you can hire one man that can do all three is how he explained it to me. If you'd like me to follow-up and ask him something about it, I wouldn't mind. I think it's pretty interesting myself.

If you don't mind, that'd be great.  Send me an email at my ultrafark.com address and then I'll respond from a better email address.


No problem. There's a few TFers who do VoiceOver work but they are already in radio.
 
2014-04-12 02:05:38 PM  
show us her boobs!
 
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