EWABS Ep. 130 Feb 3 2013 with Mike Pongracz

4Feb

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Published on Feb 4, 2014

Toronto, ON, Canada voice actor Mike Pongracz is our special guess this week. Dan reminds you to not over think a home studio, and George shares sage advice on choosing audio cables.

EWABS Ep 129 January 2014 Hangout

2Feb

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Streamed live on Jan 27, 2014

Join Dan and George at 9 Eastern Time! If you'd like to be directly in the  hangout, let us know now, we have room for 4 more participants. Otherwise, join us in the usual chatroom and watch live (Sort of ) on You Tube!

Google hangout guests included:
Ann Richardson
Gene Dixon
Scott Chambers
Karyn O'Bryant

Hosts:
George Whittam
Dan Lenard

George logs in from the edge studio offices in New York, and gets us up to date with his New York trip thus far.

Visit George at VOStudioTech.com
Or follow George's Twitter: @EWABS_Show
Special thanks to Edge Studios. Full service voice over production, education, and resources.http://www.edgestudio.com/
See George's Vlog "Whittam's World" at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8VuT...

Visit Dan at HomeVoiceOverStudio.com/
Or follow Dan's Twitter: @HomStudioMan

Hang out questions, and topics included:
What is considered the standard resolution, and bit rate for voice over work?
George's experiences at the NAMM show this year.
The terminology of "Sound Damping."
Client audition requests which become red flags.
How to price readings for screenplays.
How Dan was once quoted by Al Jazeera.
The recent Blue Microphones user group email.
Dan shares an interesting logo based on a Smith Brother's cough drop ad.
Equator monitors that George saw at the NAMM show.

Thanks to Harlan Hogan, and Voice Over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com/
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success. http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm 

Announcements:
An updated EWABS logo? Viewer challenge: Send your submissions in any medium. Prize: To be announced.
EWABS E-support membership :
Unlimited one on one help with Dan and George. $39.95/mo.
Click the support Link at the top of ewabs.com 
Donations are always welcome.ewabs.com 
For Studio Suit Orders and Info.: http://www.vostudiosuit.com/ 
Like our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ewabshop.
Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ewabs
ewabs_show on Twitter
WOULD YOU like to be one of our monthly sponsors? 
Contact us at ewabshop.com to discuss! 
Visit World Voices at  the new web address Worldvo.com.
Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com 

Next week: Mike Pongracz of the Three Amivos.
Coming Soon: J.S. Gilbert, Celia Siegel.

WOULD YOU like to be one of our monthly sponsors?  
Contact us at ewabshop.com to discuss!

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com 

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to visit the EWABS Facebook page. 
https://www.facebook.com/eastwest.aud...

EWABS Twitter: EWABS_Show

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm 

Thanks to Larry Hudson, Silvia McClure, Larry and Elizabeth Davis, and Rosemary Benson for the show's bumpers, promotions and drops.

Special thanks to the shows producer, Katherine Curriden, Dave Courvosier for providing the shows weekly intro, Lee Pinney for posting the podcast, and to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! 
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box.  
Go to ewabs.com for details. 

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Ep.128 with VO Casting Director Kelly Passinault

2Feb

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Published on Jan 20, 2014

Kelly Passinault shares HUGELY helpful info about casting VO, Dan's experiences in Vegas with Marice Tobias, and Joe Cipriano, George on phone patches.

Dan's tip of the week: Vegas!
Dan was recently at Maurice tobias' workshop in Las VegasDan has some great footage, including some of Joe Cipriano reading from his new book. 

Visit Dan at HomeVoiceOverStudio.com/
Or follow Dan's Twitter: @HomStudioMan

Whittams World: Phone Patches
George shows us how with:
Skype
Earbuds
Cell phone
Hybrid

Visit George at VOStudioTech.com
Or follow George's Twitter: @EWABS_Show
Special thanks to Edge Studios. Full service voice over production, education, and resources.http://www.edgestudio.com/
See George's Vlog "Whittam's World" at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8VuT...


Welcome this week's guest: Burbank Creative Director, Kelly Passinault.
Head of casting for voice caster, demo producer, and much more.
http://kellylynnmarie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kellylynnvo
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kelly-pas...

Interview topics, and questions included:
How did Kelly get started doing all these varied skills?
What did Kelly study in college?
What exactly does a casting company do?
What does she look for that causes her to choose one voice talent over another?
How important are the specs on a particular piece of copy?
How much of an audition does Kelly generally listen to before moving to the next one?
Does she still choose mostly California talent, or does she find talent everywhere these days?
Dan asked about the teaching, coaching, and production work that also goes on at Voicecaster.
What part does audio quality play in a good audition?
Kelly explains the classes at voice caster.
What sort of equipment is available at Voicecaster?
What are the criteria for working with Voicecastor?
Voicecastor can also direct your audition via VO 'n' GO.
What's the quickest way for talent to get passed over?
What's the best way to get to read for Kelly if you're in LA for a few days??
What sort of equipment does Kelly use to listen to auditions?
Does Kelly often choose Talent she's already familiar with for projects?

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success. http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm 

Thanks to Harlan Hogan, and Voice Over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com/
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Announcements:
Focusrite drivers are now available to make the Scarlet a class compliant item.
http://global.focusrite.com/answerbas... 
George is at Nam show this thurs, fri.
George will be in New York at Edge Studios next week to include:
6 p.m. Thursday night party at edge studios, and..
Tuesday through Thursday George is available to work on your studio if you are local to the New York area.
Dan introduces us to a new studio in Toronto
Special thanks to VO Peeps, and and Anne Ganguzza.

Next Week: Google hangout - rsvp ewabshop@gmail.com to be a guest.

WOULD YOU like to be one of our monthly sponsors???  
Contact us at ewabshop.com to discuss!

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com 

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to visit the EWABS Facebook page. 
https://www.facebook.com/eastwest.aud...

EWABS Twitter: EWABS_Show

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm 

Thanks to Larry Hudson, Silvia McClure, Larry and Elizabeth Davis, and Rosemary Benson for the show's bumpers, promotions and drops.

Special thanks to the shows producer, Katherine Curriden, Dave Courvosier for providing the shows weekly intro, Lee Pinney for posting the podcast, and to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! 
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box.  
Go to ewabs.com for details. 

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Ep.127 January 13th, 2014 with Larissa Gallagher

2Feb

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Published on Jan 14, 2014

The lovely Larissa Gallagher is in studio with George for this episode. Dan's Tip of the Week is on iOS recording devices, and George shares his thoughts on IPDTL.

George fills us in on IPDTL, the Chrome browser extension that facilitates a live voiceover session. It's free, and the sound quality is nearly as good as Source Connect.

Our guest Larissa shares her experiences with ISDN.

Visit George at VOStudioTech.com
Or follow George's Twitter: @EWABS_Show

Special thanks to Edge Studios. Full service voice over production, education, and resources.http://www.edgestudio.com/
See George's Vlog "Whittam's World" at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8VuT...

Dan fields a quick question from the chat room audience about the 2i2 verses Sapphire 6 in regards to sound quality.

Dan's tip of the week: IOS Recording.
It can be done, but do you have to?
Dan shows us several interfaces.

Visit Dan at HomeVoiceOverStudio.com/
Or follow Dan's Twitter: @HomStudioMan

Welcome This Week's Guest: Larissa Gallagher
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5000693/
http://www.larissagallagher.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Laris...

Interview questions, and topics included:
How Larissa got started in the VO business.
Larissa's dance training.
Larissa's other background prep for voice over.
Larissa's time on the East Coast prior to her move to LA.
What was the hardest thing in shifting from acting to voice over for Larissa?
Larissa's home studio.
Larissa's choice in DAWs.
Larissa says she loves the new Harlan Hogan Signature Series headphones.
How did Larissa prepare for the leap into the US market?
What advice does she offer other Aussies?
Questions on Australian accents, and dialects.
What other accents does Larissa perform?

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success. http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm 

Thanks to Harlan Hogan, and Voice Over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com/
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Announcements:
George talks a little about possibly upgrading to Mavericks, and why you may want to wait until you do.
Dan tells us whats new with Studio Suit.
George will be in NY 26th/27 Jan. For a session at Edge Studio.
Friday Is a mixer/hangout at edge studios 7pm.....see edge.com for details???
Unlimited one on one help with Dan and George. $39.95/mo.
Click the support Link at the top of ewabs.com 
Donations are always welcome.ewabs.com 
For Studio Suit Orders and Info.: http://www.vostudiosuit.com/ 
Like our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ewabshop.
Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ewabs
ewabs_show on Twitter
WOULD YOU like to be one of our monthly sponsors??? 
Contact us at ewabshop.com to discuss!!! 
Visit World Voices at  the new web address Worldvo.com.
Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

WOULD YOU like to be one of our monthly sponsors???  
Contact us at ewabshop.com to discuss!

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com 

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to visit the EWABS Facebook page. 
https://www.facebook.com/eastwest.aud...

EWABS Twitter: EWABS_Show

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm 

Thanks to Larry Hudson, Silvia McClure, Larry and Elizabeth Davis, and Rosemary Benson for the show's bumpers, promotions and drops.

Special thanks to the shows producer, Katherine Curriden, Dave Courvosier for providing the shows weekly intro, Lee Pinney for posting the podcast, 
and, to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! 
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box.  
Go to ewabs.com for details. 

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com