Episode 36: The VOICE of the PLANE TRAIN – Sharon Feingold

Sharon Feingold is an internationally-recognized voiceover actress as the voice of the “Plane Train” at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as well as the main brand voice for HGTV.

In this episode, we talk about:
How Sharon became the voice of the plane train at the world’s busiest airport
Sharon’s most challenging season in VO and how she navigated it
Something she wished she knew before she got into VO
Sharon’s words of encouragement to other voice talent

Find Sharon here: https://www.sharonfeingold.com

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Episode 35: Real Life VO Journey with Brian Bremer

Brian Bremer is, what we determined on the podcast, a voiceover SAGE! With over 20 years experience, Brian has seen a lot along his VO journey. Today, he’s the voice of Planters Mr. Peanut, Nick on the Walking Dead video game and many more projects. He’s also our Intro to Voiceover & Intro to Animation workshop instructor.

In this episode we talk about –
How his rock band playing at the Olympics led to his VO career
The one thing that would’ve made his journey easier
And the key to a long and successful VO career

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On-Demand Intro to VO Workshop
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Intro to Animation:
https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-workshops-intro-to-animation-workshop/

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Episode 34: AI/TEXT TO SPEECH: How it will impact VO with Jim Kennelly & Sam Ufret of Lotas Productions

Jim Kennelly is the owner of Lotas Productions. Sam Ufret has been running the board at Lotas since 2017. Lotas is a New York recording studio that offers services in casting, directing and recording. They are also recognized as a leader in the realm of AI/Text to Speech. We talk to Jim and Sam about the impact AI/Text to Speech is having on the voiceover industry and the impact it will have in the future.

We talk about:
Why is AI/Text to Speech appealing to clients/brands?
How has AI/Text to Speech affected the VO industry so far and how will it affect it in the future?
What determines a “good” AI/Text to Speech voice?
What are the qualities or skills we need to have as voice talent for an AI/Text to Speech job?
Red Flags to look for when VO talent come across an AI/Text to Speech audition
What can we, as voice talent, do to prepare for a world of AI/Text to Speech?

**Check out our BONUS questions with JIM & SAM on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where they share**
1| How long will it be before AI/Text to Speech takes all our jobs
2| How should talent approach an audition where they ask for a “Siri” or “Alexa” type voice?
3| How can talent seek out AI/Text to Speech opportunities

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Episode 33: AUDIOBOOKS with Curt Bonnem

Curt Bonnem is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 100 books to his name. With his audiobook success and background as an actor, sound design and engineering, he makes the perfect instructor for our Virtual Audiobook Class.
In this episode, we talk to Curt about:
How he got into audiobook narration
His most challenging book and season in his career
What he wishes he’d known from the beginning
The amazing tool he created for narrators

Sign up for Curt’s Audiobook Class here:
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RESOURCES TALKED ABOUT IN PODCAST:
Karen Common’s Narrators Road Map – https://www.narratorsroadmap.com
Curt’s App – http://recording-tracker.narratedby.me

**Check out our BONUS questions with CURT on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Curt gives the best VO advice he’s ever received, his favorite audiobook genre and what makes a great audiobook narrator.**

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Episode 32: PANDORA RADIO PRODUCER Steve Pogatch

Steve Pogatch is the Sr. Manager of Voiceover Operations of Studio Resonate (SXM Media-SiriusXM/Pandora/Stitcher). In addition to producing thousands of high quality audio ads in the 8+ years he’s been at Pandora, Steve has been the go-to guy for all things VO Casting, VO Direction and VO Quality for Studio Resonate at Pandora/SiriusXM/Stitcher. He’s been responsible the past few years for recruiting, auditioning and curating new talent for the Pandora VO Roster as well as managing the Pandora VoiceOver Roster.

In Steve’s Episode, We Talk About:
The difference between podcast and radio ads
What Pandora looks for in talent for their roster
Home Studio Dos
How to vary “natural, real” reads

**Check out our BONUS questions with STEVE on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Steve shares the #1 thing clients look for, how many submissions they get versus # they bring on and the biggest DON’T when submitting to Pandora .**

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Cheez-It + Pandora Collaboration – https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cheez-it-teams-up-with-pandora-to-create-first-ever-sonically-aged-cheese-snack-using-music-from-iconic-hip-hop-artists-301546401.html

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Episode 31: ANIMATION with Lisa Biggs

Lisa Biggs is a voice talent, coach, producer, casting director, and conference leader that works in animation. She has been lending her unique and memorable sound to national campaigns and global brands for nearly two decades. From animation studios to big brand ad agencies to toy makers, Lisa’s voice is in demand for A-list clients around the world.

In this episode we talk about:
How to have an animation career outside of LA
One of the most challenging seasons for Lisa and how she got through it
The one thing voiceover talent should grasp to create a successful career
What’s made the biggest impact in Lisa’s VO career
And we play a game inspired by pop star Pink!

Follow Lisa here:
https://www.lisabiggs.com

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Episode 30: Real Life VO Journey with Chloe Dolandis

Chloe was exposed to voiceover at a young age and her career has been a long and interesting one. Working for brands like Universal Studios, HBO Latin America, Nickelodeon, HP, Harley-Davidson, and others, she has achieved great accolades. Her career has not been completely smooth though. Hear her talk about some of the challenges she faced, how she got through them and what she wishes she knew from the start.

We also talk about –
The one thing that has helped her most in her VO career
Advice for beginners
And advice for seasoned voice actors

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Episode 29: BEING A VO ENTREPRENEUR with Marc Guss

Marc Guss is co-founder of ACM Talent (_Voiceover Management Agency_) and a top global social media influencer in his field. Vice president for over a decade at William Morris, Marc represented A-list celebrity and iconic voiceover talent. He is a Syracuse University College of Law graduate and a board member of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS). Marc’s book, _Instincts of a Talent Agent: Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider_ was just released.

**In this episode, we talk to Marc about: **
His journey from answering the phones to co-owning ACM
Difference between an Agent & a Manager
How to know when you’re ready for a Manager
What it takes to be a VO entrepreneur
How can VO talent create their business

**Check out our BONUS questions with MARC on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where he gives us 2 Tips for Social Media Success + Where He Sees VO in 5 Years.**

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

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Episode 28: Real Life VO Journey with Jill Perry

If you’ve wondered if voiceover is a sustainable career, listen to Jill Perry’s story! She’s been a full-time voiceover talent for 25 years. From working at Starbucks to trading her furniture for web design, Jill has had quite the journey. Her story will make you laugh and cry. She’s one of our private coaches, as well as a Beginner Intensive instructor.

**More fun stuff in her episode, including – **
Her first VO job for Lifetime
How she was the voice of the Statue of Liberty & “sold” jewelry in Japan
Hear the surprising thing that has helped Jill most in her VO career
What to expect from Jill’s Beginner Intensive

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Episode 27: VO Atlanta Founder Gerald Griffith

Gerald Griffith is founder and President of Voiceover City and VO Atlanta, the largest annual VO event. This is the last year of VO Atlanta, so in this episode we talk to Gerald about:

How did VO Atlanta come about
What Gerald hopes for the last year of VO Atlanta
3 Nuggets of Wisdom he’s learned from all the VO experts he’s worked with
What makes great voice talent
What to expect from the last year of VO Atlanta

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