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Taking The Plunge

Taking The Plunge

January 27, 2013  |  Announcement  |  10 Comments

 

I don’t think anything is scarier to a young parent than the day their child goes to school for the first time.  The idea of giving up this child that you’ve been taking care of 24 hrs a day 7 days a week for 3 or 4 years to strangers is just, well, unsettling.

I’ve never been the careful calculating type. The stitches all over my head, as well as my parents, can attest to how lacking in fear I was. This of course changes when you become a husband, then a father. You don’t fear so much for yourself as you do for those you might leave behind.

This is not to say that parents are Wusses, bringing a life into this world and nurturing and committing to it on such a primal level, through sickness and through health. You can’t really be called a coward and have that much responsibility on your shoulders.

A couple of weeks ago I took the plunge. No one expected it, except maybe my wife, we’ve been talking about how unhappy I’ve been. My friends were the ones that had the hardest time believing I did what I did.

But, you’re the level headed one! You’re the one we come to for the most practical and thought out advice. How could you take such a rash decision?

The truth is, I did it for my family.

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Game Changer? Introducing Adobe Audition CS5.5

Game Changer? Introducing Adobe Audition CS5.5

On April 11th 2011 and pretty unceremoniously Adobe Systems Inc. decided to release the long awaited upgrade to the Adobe Audition line going from Cs3 to Cs5.5

Version 3 was released 8 November 2007 so its been nearly 4 full years since any upgrade to the application has been made. In the middle Adobe decided to dumb the application down and release it as Adobe Sound Booth an application that at best gave you 50% of audition’s full capabilities.

So why is the article called Game changer? and what’s so special about this Audition release?

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Happy Birthday Voiceover Pavilion!

Happy Birthday Voiceover Pavilion!

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April 18, 2011  |  Announcement, Ramblings, Taji Related Incidents & Experience  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday Voiceover Pavilion!

It’s always nerve wracking when you offer a service for a certain time period. You never know what could happen. I mean if you get hired to do a voiceover… you have your script, your record, you send it, you get paid, you are done!

rinse, repeat.

The Voiceover Pavilion (http://www.vopavilion.com) for all my readers who might not be aware is my Voiceover Professionals Directory. It’s a paid service. IF you have a website then you chose one of 4 tiers of membership and you join. Depending on the tier you choose you get a certain number of perks.

The idea for the Pavilion came about after writing a series of articles called Taji’s Frankenstein Monster where I tried to bring together all the features I like about the different Voiceover Marketplaces (Bodalgo.com , Voice123.com, Voices.com) and mesh them all together to get a Frankenstein Monster site that would make almost everyone that joined it happy.

I realized that that was not possible. The more I thought about it… the more I figured that the best service I got from those sites was being listed in their directories. It was all about their SEO (Search Engine Optimization) they had it in spades because they’ve been around for a while and their sites are optimized for visibility.

But I had very little success with their auditioning and casting services… and the Escrow service… forgetaboutit

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A New Member of The Family

A New Member of The Family

January 3, 2011  |  Announcement  |  14 Comments

Hey Folks,

You might have noticed I haven’t been updating my blog regularly and although part of that can be attributed to a lethargic disposition (I’ve been a little lazy) I also have been busy taking care of my wife because we were expecting child # 2.

So I am proud to announce that as of 1/1/2011 at 11:20 pm I am now the proud father of beautiful baby girl 2. She looks allot like her older sister and we hope they get along like gang busters (but that they don’t gang up on their mother and I).

We have named our daughter…

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Vopedia.com - The Voiceover Wiki

Vopedia.com – The Voiceover Wiki

A few months back I got the idea that the Voiceover community is in dire need of a repository of knowledge. Or if you want to use a more modern term… a Wikipedia site dedicated to the voiceover industry and its members.

Now I can’t use that term… Wikipedia… because that is a registered company that has its own site etc. but the more acceptable term is that the voiceover industry needs a wiki.

I’m a pretty DIY kinda guy and went on a search to find out if the community already had a site like that. Turns out there was an…

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