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VOProfile: Q&A With Voice Actor Maria Pendolino

Submitted by voplanet on Tue, 05/28/2019 - 22:05
Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. From slinky smooth commercial voice overs to highly technical medical jargon, Maria is a voice over chameleon. We are quite lucky to have Maria on the VOPlanet VO Team and even luckier that she had moment between all her awesome endeavors to sit down and answer a few questions about her career, favorite voice over jobs and the future of voice over casting.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

What is a Transatlantic or Neutral English Voice Over Accent

Submitted by voplanet on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:57
The demand for a neutral international sound has popularized a voice over accent that is not quite American, British or European. Transatlantic voice overs, also known as Mid-Atlantic English, International English or Neutral English, are in demand and voice actors who have mastered the accent are being cast with increasing frequency. Voice buyers and voice actors are sometimes unsure of what exactly Neutral English is. To get a better idea we went to the experts. We talked to Juliette Gray and J. Michael Collins, two of the top professional voice actors who book Transatlantic voice over work, about what the accent is, how it’s being used and what exactly it sounds like.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

Pro Tips For Directing Voice Overs

Submitted by voplanet on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 14:00
Whether you are new to the voice over business or you are a veteran voice over director, insights from the voice actor’s side of the microphone are invaluable. Preparation before and guidance during a voice over session are vital to bringing out the best performance from voice talent. VOPlanet's Kevin West asked voice over session masters Debbie Grattan and Kelley Buttrick for tips on how to direct voice actors.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

Six Ways to Direct a Voice Over From Anywhere

Submitted by voplanet on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:18
Hoping that a voice actor will record your script and intuitively know exactly how you want to sound can be risky. Many voice buyers enjoy directing voice over sessions by listening to the voice talent as they record and giving instruction. The result is that the voice over is read exactly as it was intended to sound according to the writer. You do not have to be in the room with the voice talent to direct a voice over session. There are some nifty hacks to reduce the cost of remote direction. Explore six of the most common ways to direct a voice over session from anywhere.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

What To Write In Your Voice Over Audition Proposal

Submitted by Kevin West on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:22
Many voice actors have incredible voice over skills, but have no idea what to say in a business proposal. Voice over talent that audition for jobs online are often asked to make a few comments to the voice buyer in their proposal. If you draw a blank when filling out voice over proposals on P2P, you are far from alone. Let’s get you on the path to glorious client comments and conquer the comments box.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

What Voice Actors Should Know About Pay-to-Play (P2P) Voice Over Sites

Submitted by Kevin West on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:24
A lot of people have questions and misconceptions about casting on pay-to-play (P2P) sites. The client side of P2P can be somewhat of a mystery to voice talent. Many voice actors are simply unaware of what really goes on behind the scenes and inaccurate information gets shared and repeated. Let's answer some of the most common questions about voice over P2P sites.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

Pro Tips for Hiring Voice Actors - Do You Need To Hire Through An Agent

Submitted by voplanet on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 09:40
Is it best to hire voice actors through a casting agent? What about Union versus non-Union voice talent? Does it make a difference? Let's explore.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

Pro Tips for Hiring Voice Actors - Should You Use Freelancer Sites

Submitted by voplanet on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 09:50
We continue our dive into voice over websites and tips for casting voice overs and hiring professional voice actors. This time, let’s look at freelancer sites. Can you really book a voice over for five bucks? Should you? Read on my friend…
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

Pro Tips for Hiring Voice Actors - Top of Page and Voice Actor Sites

Submitted by voplanet on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:14
We continue our discussion on hiring professional voice actors with a look at the different online voice over casting options. Are those top-of-page ads touting cheap voice overs legit? Hiring a voice actor direct from their personal site can be a great option if you have the time. We discuss some important points to consider when hiring a voice actor direct from their website.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More

Pro Tips for Hiring Voice Actors - Voice Over Casting Sites

Submitted by voplanet on Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:29
No matter if you are new to hiring voice actors or if you’ve booked voices online before, you might find the process a tedious and time-consuming hassle. It can be nerve wracking to plow through hundreds of websites to track down the perfect voice for your client by deadline. To help make casting professional voice overs faster and easier for you we will explain the different kinds of voice over websites and give you helpful tips to navigate through all the voice choices out there.
VOProfile: Q&A With Professional Voice Actor Maria Pendolino
The Talented and Versatile Maria Pendolino   Look up the word versatile and it’s quite possible that a photo of professional voice actor Maria Pendolino is right next to it. I mean, Maria is… Read More
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
Transatlantic Voice Overs   The internet has made the world seem like a smaller place. Through social networking, travel and trade we have become a global community. We are increasingly sharing our… Read More
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Crafting Great Voice Overs Great voice over sessions don’t just happen. Much like a feature film, professional voice overs are crafted. A great script is written, voice actors that are perfect for… Read More