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VO4TA: What If? - No. 1


What if the work was about the skill, the discipline or the craft of our endeavor?   And what if it wasn’t just based on getting the job, the gig, or whatever you like to call the means to "keep body and soul apart?”  

VO4TA: The Difference


The difference between sounding like an announcer and sounding conversational is point of view.

VO4TA: The Informational Interview


There's great value in talking to someone working in the field of your endeavor. Not to ask them for things ­but to ask them about things.

VO4TA: News from MIT


MIT researchers say they have created the trickiest tongue twister to date. 

Try and say “pad kid poured curd pulled cod” ten times fast.

VO4TA: The Right Thing


Actors are asked if there is anything they are unwilling to lend their talents to support.  Some won't advertise petroleum. Others Scientology. Or Democrats.

A valid question for a business where the service of your visage or speech are sold.

VO4TA: Working


Work consists of three things: the gig, the hang, and the money. 

The gig. That’s the job you do. Digging ditches. Voiceover. Reception. Acting. Rattlesnake milking. Whatever. Hopefully you love it.  

VO4TA: Authentic


The demand for "authentic" has risen tremendously in voice over - especially in video games.  

Meaning if they want Jamaican - they mean authentic Jamaican and if they want French they want authentic French (and not Pepe’ Le Pew).  This is (in large part) a by product of the interconnected "wired" world.

VO4TA: Questions


A question is not just a question.

VO4TA: The Celebrity - No. 1


Actor:  I had always thought it was star-fucking.

HPK:  Well, yeah.  To some degree.  You can’t deny it.

Actor:  But it's not just that.

HPK:  No?  Alright, then what?

VO4TA: Workflow


Agents are constantly looking for opportunities for their existing client base and helping those clients participate in those opportunities.  That’s the job.