Talking Voice-Overs
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.

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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Ashley Dowds - Podcasting and The Guild of Actors

Ashley Dowds - Podcasting and The Guild of Actors

August 30, 2021

Television presenter, podcaster, actor, and of course, voice-over artist Ashley Dowds, we chat about the local voice-over landscape, the art of podcast storytelling, what you need to build your home studio - and the state of our industry laws and regulations with SAGA, the South African Guild of Actors. www.saguildofactors.co.za

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

Some audiobook platforms other than ACX:

- www.audioshelf.co.za

- www.findawayvoices.com

- www.beeaudio.com

Contact Ashley:

IG: @story2voice

story2voice@gmail.com

Ashley's podcast: https://soundcloud.com/story2voice/sets

Studio setup by www.truesoundaccoustics.com

Talking Tax SAGA workshop: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGdJiDHODZU 

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Lindo Vilakazi - Setting up your home-studio

Lindo Vilakazi - Setting up your home-studio

August 23, 2021

Lindo will show us the simple steps to getting your home studio set up, and explain what you need to do to get started in the voice-over industry.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/rVptesV76jM 

Contact Lindo: Facebook - Lindo Vilakazii

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Murray Todd - Coaching and Voice-over rates

Murray Todd - Coaching and Voice-over rates

August 16, 2021

In this episode, we're chatting with Murray Todd about some of the ways you can get ahead in voice-over, and how important it is to stick to your rates.

- Being an actor is not a free pass to success as a voice-over

- Fiverr can be a good place to find clients, and you can charge the same as you normally would

- Coach Murray's valuable advice for newcomers

- Whether or not you need an agent to represent you

- Your demo is everything

- Join online platforms, keep up your personal marketing

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/t4HobWi6Hlc 

Contact Murray:

IG & Twitter: @muzzatropolis

FB: Murray Bruce Todd

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Kristy Suttner - Talent ETC voice-over agent

Kristy Suttner - Talent ETC voice-over agent

August 9, 2021

Listen up as Kristy and I discuss Who's who in the Studio, voice-over talent etiquette, What an agent actually does, and the importance of having a fabulous demo!

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/9nQTAyGc-ek 

www.talent-etc.co.za

voice@talent-etc.co.za

IG: kristysuttner

Twitter: @KristySS

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Rowan Studti - Dubbing: the Karaoke of voice-over

Rowan Studti - Dubbing: the Karaoke of voice-over

August 2, 2021

Actor and Screenwriter, mad about film and theatre, Rowan shares some great tips with us:

* Taking your Acting skills into the voice-over

* How to prepare your script for a great delivery

* Line-memorization technique

* How to channel that nervous feeling into your performance And don't miss the bit about "Dinners To Die For"!

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Byy77hziRmw 

Find Rowan:

Twitter: @RStudti rstudti@gmail.com

Facebook: rowanstudtiproductions

www.dinnerstodiefor.com

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