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VO4TA: Habits


Habits are a process, not an event.  And it takes more than three weeks.  

Now backed by - SCIENCE!  

VO4TA: On Mic VO


My original URL for this blogging thing was  

(I still own it.  I'll let it die in 2015.)

I like VO4TA better.  

VO4TA: Free? The "Audacity"!


Audacity is a free piece of software that allows you to edit multitrack audio very very easily. Even easier than Garage Band.  For the neophyte I often suggest Audacity.  (Especially for the PC.)

VO4TA: The Audiobook - No. 1


The first thing I'd like to say about audiobooks is that they're slower than you think.  

At least they always seem that way to me.

VO4TA: Mister Loof Lirpa and Operation Clambake


I am in the process of developing a class specifically for the Stay at Home Trailer Park Mom with a heavy regional accent who has been told their entire life they have a Good Voice.  

VO4TA: Phones On or Off


Frequently a new actor will say "Do I NEED to wear the headphones? I don't want to.  I can hear myself BREATHING!"  

VO4TA: Plosive "P"


Plosives are popping "P" sounds.  Or most accurately a "voiceless bilabial stop".  

VO4TA: Consistent


I've asserted here that if an actor makes a strong choice, when they then read a script three times in a row (playing that one choice) I can guarantee it'll come out differently every single time.  

VO4TA: Part-Time


ACTOR: Well - the first thing I'd say is that this isn't part-time work.  

HPK:  Nope.  

VO4TA: Attractive


What Makes A Voice 'Attractive?' New Study Reveals Surprising Answer