Talking Voice-Overs
Lylah Persad - Caribbean Voice-Coach & Creator

Lylah Persad - Caribbean Voice-Coach & Creator

January 3, 2022

A light hearted conversation with Lylah, voice artist from Trinidad and Tobago, who talks to us about finding work for yourself no matter where you are in the world.

Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/O2CZeopxva0 

- Are you "listen-to-able" ?

- Whatever accent you have it may be desirable anywhere in the world

- Learn to allow yourself to be silly to do character voices

- How to create your own work opportunities by marketing to the right people

- Above all, be prepared to receive the work that comes to you

- Why challenges are actually opportunities for you to improve your skills

- The difference in work pace between corporate and freelance life

- Create your own happiness by giving to the world what you enjoy doing

Producer | Artistic Director| LP Entertainment Theatre -"Reaching Beyond the Grasp"| Co-Author: "Tales from the Forest"

Contact Lylah: zenlylah@gmail.com

IG: @ZenLylah

FB: www.facebook.com/lpentertainmenttheatre

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Nadeem Khaled - Arabic Voice-overs & Social Media

Nadeem Khaled - Arabic Voice-overs & Social Media

December 15, 2021

Meet the celebrated Egyptian voice artist, Nadeem Khaled ! Also head of Gravy for the Brain Arabia, Nadeem has a passion for educating and growing the voiceover industry in his region. 

We chat about how arabic speakers in South Africa and around the world can join the industry remotely, and how to work out rates in your currency, as well as how social media can be an important tool for anyone to learn and promote their services. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/51Ge0S8cg3w 

- How each VO talent has an effect on the state of the VO market

- What you can learn from Gravy for the Brain

- The Arabic language and its different variations

- Sharing your knowledge helps better everyone, including yourself

- How to land more voice-over work

- Why Ethics are important

- How networking can be really easy

Find Nadeem here:

IG: @nadeem.vo

Twitter: @NadeemKhaled

Clubhouse: @nadeemkhaled

nadeem@nadeemkhaled.com

Whatsapp: +201020097797

Evolution Voice Agency: info@evolutionvoices.com

FB: @EvolutionNK

Gravy for the Brain Arabia:

Twitter: @GravyForBrainAR

IG: @gravyforthebrainarabia

https://arabia.gravyforthebrain.com

 

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Toni Jean Erasmus - Stunt-Actor and Voice-Over

Toni Jean Erasmus - Stunt-Actor and Voice-Over

December 1, 2021

Today we are drawing parallels between the stunt industry and voice acting, don't miss this exciting episode with Cape Town's very own Toni Jean Erasmus!

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Rr7i7LgFxDk 

This episode covers topics like:

* How to network your way into the industry

* There is no overnight success, it takes a lot of time and hard work

* Never stop learning, don't ever be complacent

* Why you should take great care with any work that you do

* Bringing action into your characters

* Multitask your activities to maximize your opportunities

* About the film industry in Cape Town

* Remember to love your job!

Contact Toni:

IG: @tonijeanerasmus

Twitter: @ToniJeanErasmus

See more about Toni Jean here:

IMDB Demo Reel: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1053933593?playlistId=nm8049878&ref_=nm_pr_ov_vi  https://sarafinamagazine.com/2019/06/12/a-conversation-with-toni-jean-erasmus  https://soundcloud.com/radio-786-100-4fm/life-as-stuntmaster-real-life-superwoman

Interesting sites mentioned in the video:

* Critical Role: https://critrole.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpXBGqwsBkpvcYjsJBQ7LEQ

* Attack on Titan manga series - live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrjI4q1wYJw&t=0s 

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Tanja Franzsen - Performance and Voice Acting

Tanja Franzsen - Performance and Voice Acting

November 17, 2021

This week, with Tanja we are chatting about juggling disciplines, work-life balance, coaching, bringing acting skills into voice-over work, reading with meaning, setting up your home studio, and so much more!

Watch the interview video here: https://youtu.be/GZYdFh9NjTg 

 

Contact Tanja: Instagram: @tanja.franzsen

See the TVO interviews with SAVOA's Craig Ross:

Part 1 - https://youtu.be/pk6a5WJemkA

Part 2 - https://youtu.be/YFbczhMmZdc

 

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Chukwuemeka Onunkwo - VOAfrica Conference 2021

Chukwuemeka Onunkwo - VOAfrica Conference 2021

November 3, 2021

For a special treat, our guest today is Nigeria's Emeka Onunkwo, casting director for nigerianvoicebank.com, and founder of VOAfrica 2021 - Africa's Largest Voice Over Conference.

We will chat about the state of the voice-over industry on the African continent, its potential, and the hurdles it is currently facing.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/nb2uoZMz8WA 

* Find out why localization provides so many opportunities for voice artists all over Africa and around the world

* We talk about VO in Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire.. VOAfrica 2021 is a 3 part vision. The first part is to create a platform where African voice-over talents can Learn, Network, and grow their VO business. The second is then to help African talents resident in Africa cast for global projects while simplifying global access to these African talents. Finally, the 3rd part of the vision is to help African voice projects go global through partnerships and collaborations.

VOAfrica 2021 was sponsored by SOVAS (Society of Voice Arts and Sciences), nvb.ng and Gravy For The Brain

https://www.gravyforthebrain.com/

https://www.sovas.org/

 

Get in touch: https://voafrica.com/

IG: @aemie44 & @voicebankng

Twitter: @voicebankng FB: https://www.facebook.com/NigerianVoiceBank/

 

00:00 - Intro 00:47 - How Start

06:07 - VO Industry Nigeria

06:24 - Platforms 08:29 - Localising Content

13:14 - Traveling 15:08 - VO Africa Conference

20:41 - Future Conferences

 

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Earcandy - Louise Barnes - African Language Dubbing

Earcandy - Louise Barnes - African Language Dubbing

October 20, 2021

Louise Barnes, CEO, and founder of the largest African languages dubbing and localizing studios reveals the secrets of dubbing in the South African languages and how you can get yourself involved in this exciting industry niche.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/-wcvIVvvDIM 

- how to apply to become one of the voices on their books

- which languages are the most used in the region

- whether you need a home studio

- do's and don'ts in the studio

- will you be the next African voice of Brad Pitt?

- how to practice for dubbing

 

Visit www.earcandy.co.za to find out more!

Email trevor@earcandy.co.za to sign up.

 

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Kavesan Pillay - Marketing & Voice-Over Coach

Kavesan Pillay - Marketing & Voice-Over Coach

October 6, 2021

Today's star guest wears many hats, one of which is being a voice coach at SAVOA Durban! Listen up as Kav shows you how to create your character voices, impersonate famous people and how to market your voice-over business to bring in the work.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/bauCMdFy3BQ 

Contact Kavesan: www.voiceartistkav.com

bookings@voiceartistkav.com

FB: Voice Artist Kav

IG: @voiceartistkav

Get your coaching with Kavesan at www.savoa.co.za and follow @savoa_sa on Instagram

The Simon Sinek YouTube video - Start with Why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA

00:00 - Intro 00:37 - How did you start?

04:54 - How do you find jobs?

06:15 - Demo Sample

07:12 - Voice training

09:24 - Character development

15:08 - Comedy

16:35 - Marketing

24:55 - Social Media

25:36 - Private coaching

26:21 - Outro

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Tara MacPherson - the art of dubbing

Tara MacPherson - the art of dubbing

September 20, 2021

This week, Tara MacPherson tells us everything about being a dubbing voice artist:

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/rDsih8hKBGg 

* what coaching do you need

* how to get your foot in the door

* what it's like in the studio

* tips for your voice-instrument

* accents and voice-ages and lots more!

How to get in touch with Tara:

IG: @taramacpherson

Twitter: @TaraMacphersonx

Some useful links:

CastingCallClub: https://www.castingcall.club/

Cape Town Improv course: http://www.improguise.co.za/

South African Voice-Over Academy: https://www.savoa.co.za/

Cosher Recording Studios: https://www.cosherstudios.co.za/

Byron Bure Academy of Theatre Arts: https://www.bbata.co.za/

Robyn Cohen Acting Coach: https://www.cohenactingstudio.com/

Gravy for the Brain: https://www.gravyforthebrain.com/

Check out this video where Tara dubs two characters (Manny and the Sync Sisters): https://www.mewatch.sg/watch/X-Hunters-E1-The-Rising-Sun-145556

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Phemelo Molefe - voice-over casting director

Phemelo Molefe - voice-over casting director

September 13, 2021

Our guest today spends a lot of time on the other side of the mic! 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/yq94mos9_Zs 

So here comes some insider advice from a copywriter and casting director:

- voice artist etiquette in studio

- you don't need an agent to get voice-over work, here's how to find it yourself

- what rates to charge for voice-overs

- setup a simple home studio in your closet

- watch Phemelo's how-to-get-started videos! https://www.youtube.com/c/PhemeloMolefe/videos

Contact Phemelo: 

IG: @phemelo007

Twitter: @phemelo007

Coaching with Rozanne McKenzie: https://rozmckmedia.co.za/

 

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Seipati Molefe - Local languages and the media industry

Seipati Molefe - Local languages and the media industry

September 6, 2021

Our guest today is Seipati Molefe, voice-over artist but also production business owner.

We'll be chatting about local productions in the South African home-languages, the need for good local voices and translators, and how a beginner can get started to join in on the fun.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/exkhTYQVDlc 

Here are some takeaways and topics to listen out for:

- As long as there are mother-tongue radios and companies willing to advertise on them, we will never run out of local voice-over business

- Practice perfecting your mother-tongue vocabulary, ask your elders, listen to the radio

- The importance of proper translating

- Local languages and the media industry

- Recording your auditions at home on your android phone

- Get yourself out there and start networking !

Contact Seipati: https://tlhalemedia.co.za/

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