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Futurama Voiceover Session

Futurama Voiceover Session

August 18, 2011  |  Funtime  |  2 Comments

I am a huge Futurama fan, and one of the most exciting things that happened to me was getting Maurice LeMarche to add me as a friend on facebook. I tried (and failed miserably) to interview him. My long message to him went unheeded. He’s a busy man and I don’t hold grudges … for long. So to commemorate the return of one of my favorite TV shows to tv (though I’m about 16 episodes late) here is a VO recording session for Futurama I found on youtube.. It isn’t very long but I enjoyed it.
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Doing Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices

Doing Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices

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July 21, 2011  |  Funtime, Voice Over Misc  |  Comments Off

I found this gem of a video through reddit.com/r/videos the performance is phenomenal. I think nothing shocked me more than when he did George Clooney’s voice… that blew me away.

Bravo!

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My Secret’s Out - By Doug de Nance

My Secret’s Out – By Doug de Nance

February 11, 2010  |  Articles, Funtime  |  11 Comments

Doug de Nance

As a voice professional, I perform the craft in the traditional way – the way you’d expect.  I voice commercials and promos and do a whack of corporate narration.  I even sneak in a little animation voicing now and then.

But I have a secret.  A dirty little secret.  A secret that Taji asked me to share with you.  It took me a while to work up the courage, but I feel I have finally come to the moment where I can share it with you.  OK, so here goes…

I announce monster truck shows.

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I Love Voice-Over Work (ILVOW) The Website

I Love Voice-Over Work (ILVOW) The Website

September 29, 2009  |  Articles, Funtime  |  3 Comments

Good morning Peoples of the world,

Today I would like to invite you to visit my new project website called I Love Voice-Over Work the site is dedicated to voice-over professionals who would like to share their stories with the rest of the voice-over community. Currently I have it up as  subdomain on voiceemporium.com:

http://community.voiceemporium.com

If you would like to leave a story you can do so using your name (by registering … its free!) or you can leave the story without registering and that will be automatically filed under anonymous.

This type of website is not my original idea… it was originally started…

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For Want Of A Nail The Kingdom Was Lost

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There is an old proverb that goes:

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

What I’d like to talk about today is something that affects nearly all of us as Voice Over Artists. We cannot live without it and if its done badly can be one of the most torturous parts of our job.

The Script.

I believe that I recently mentioned that I was in the middle of recording an Audio Book. The script works on my two main strengths… English and Arabic. Its a bilingual text and usually a book like this wouldn’t take me any time at all to record.

Unfortunately, I had not read the full script of the book before accepting the job. I had read the original book in Arabic and thought that I wouldn’t have any problems reading it translated.

Suffice it to say that the book is an excellent Read but was not written to be Read Out Load. When reading a passage to yourself you can always go back and make sense of it … you can do this over and over until the whole structure of the sentence becomes clear to you. Now imagine doing this while recording a 182 page book…. out loud… Doesn’t work. Read More