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- A Child’s Creativity
- Dealing with Rejection
- eLearning logistics – how to create files in seconds
- Character Voiceover Tip: Build a library
- Character Voiceover Tips: Learning an Accent
Exceeded expectations. Lighting speed delivery.
"Jay was amazing to work with. Exceeded expectations. Lighting speed delivery. Easy to work with and a great communicator.
A couple of unique things about Jay. First, his demo reel shows a great selection of voice options to chose from... but none of them were exactly what we were looking for. However, when we told him what we wanted he was able to take our abstract ideas (about being educational, sincere, conversation etc) and transform those directions into EXACTLY what we had in mind.
So if you're thinking about hiring him... tell him what you want... give him a sample to read... I'm sure he can deliver what you want. We're very VERY impressed. Will use Jay's services many more times in the future. Secondly, he delivered our project within a day and made adjustments within the hour. Highly highly recommend."
- John Sweeney - Academy of Mine
"We are now big fans and I'll tell my colleagues about you as well!"
On receiving my read as Arnold Schwarzenegger Barbara had this to say:
"THIS IS GREAT!! Love it already, you are very talented, glad we found you! We are now big fans and I'll tell my colleagues about you as well!
-Barbara Schroeder, Answers Productions
A blog post about blogging
We’re all supposed to tweet, Facebook, share pictures, produce videos, guides, blog posts, insightful diatribes about the state of our various industries and all while trying to find some time to fit in some work to give you something to talk about in all the aforementioned varieties of media.
Luckily however, I love producing content so here I am starting up a blog. I already tweet and Facebook about my various VoiceOver antics (and my side passion / obsession of video games) and for a while now I’ve had a relatively successfully YouTube channel with around 2,000 subscribers where I share my accent and character tips and occasionally do ridiculous voice challenge videos.
So why a blog? Well two main reasons, first I now feel confident enough in my knowledge of the industry and the points I want to add to discussions to share them with you lovely colleagues out there. I do genuinely mean “lovely colleagues” as well, of all the industries I have worked in Voice Actors, Studio Engineers, Directors and suppliers have been the nicest, sincerest and most welcoming bunch of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of counting myself among.
Secondly, I love to share knowledge. I take great pride and happiness in sharing knowledge so that it may help someone else on their journey through this crazy ride called life. Through my YouTube channel I’ve had messages from people all over the world asking for advice, asking for my opinion on their videos or simply to say thanks for my vids. I’m also hoping to start up an in person course in the near future, so stay tuned about that….
So there you have it, a blog post about starting a blog (Google SEO should love that). I’m hoping some of you reading this now may decide to follow this blog or at least come back to check it from time to time so here’s a taster of some posts I’ve got planned:
- Rejection in VoiceOvers – why it’s great!
- If you’re in to animation you need this podcast!
- Studio upgrades – Kit and thoughts
- My trip to LA and meeting some class A voice talent
- Why I love accents and characters
- Why booking on Pay2Play sites are a massive pat on the back
- My thoughts (read as RANT!) on Fiverr
I hope some of those posts sound intriguing and hope that through this blog I get to interact with more of you lovely people!
All the best!