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Monthly Newsletter

Issue # 63
Apil 2010

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Upcoming Classes

Click here for complete 2010
calendar & class descriptions

Spontaneity  -  4/3 - 10
Cartoon Connection  -  4/5

Home Recording 1 (Day)  -  4/6
Added Session
Advanced Narration  -  4/11, 17-18

INTRO: Starting Out  -  4/14
TV Tags & National Reads  -  4/20-27

Small Group Workout (Day)  -  4/21

Stepping Out  -  4/24

Creating Characters  -  4/24

Teleprompter  -  4/25

Character Intensive  -  4/30, 5/1-2, 7-8

Tips From The Pros  -  5/4-18

Basic British  -  5/10-17

Small Group Workout  -  5/12

Preparing for a Demo  -  5/13-20

Styles  -  5/15-16

Long Form Narration  -  5/22-23

ADR/Looping1  -  5/25

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Voice One Talent Database

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The Magic of Letting Go

Ever waste time beating yourself up over an audition that didn't go as well as planned? How you could have added a giggle, used a lower vocal register, or incorporated a specific gesture.  The only thing you gain from such negativity is self-doubt. Instead, think of auditions like a past relationship - once it's over, it's over. And, all the thinking in the world won't bring it back.

We often deliver brilliant performances in the shower, car, and lobby. Then, when it comes to the actual audition (either VO or on-camera), we fall short of our goal. That's the unfortunate part of being human.  Dwelling on the past does not move our career forward. Our only thought at this time should be, "What's NEXT!?"

Here's what we suggest: 
1.  Assess your audition as soon as you complete it.
2.  Make notes about how it could have been better.
3.  Work on those areas that need improvement.
4.  Create a new strength from that experience.

Accepting that we cannot change our audition (and that dwelling on it only hampers forward movement) is a large part of letting go. Once we have that total acceptance, it's much easier to move on. We'll be less stressed and more focused on our next audition.

Look Who's Talking

Mic Small
* Trish Gregovich recorded a commercial for Twitter, a Narration for Cisco and did Character voices for a game, Dream Chronicles. All this during three weeks in February - Versatility rules!
* Chris Gaoiran  has two commercials on South Bay airwaves  one for Silicon Valley Power's Santa Clara Green Power, and the localization for a National touring production of Legally Blonde: the Musical.  Also, he did a VO for an indie company, Element 151 Films, and appeared on-camera in one commercial for them.
* Sharon Huff recorded a VO for Monster Cable.  She was cast through the Voice One Database.

Mark Wiesner recorded a VO for Aplia Healthcare and played a minister in  "Panic At The Wedding."
* Paul Lux landed his first paying gig - recording a few character voices for Symantec. He also recorded character voices for Donnerwood Media. He landed both jobs through the Voice One talent database.
* Jonathan Murphy recorded a a few voice-overs for Great America's Live shows.

Congratulations to all who've recently booked
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