built (improvised) my 1st home-recording studio: it's the classic wardrobe that I find the best solution for now. Audio test still to be done #stolenvoice
learned about more advanced humanisation techniques (non-scripted humane sounds), breathing techniques (e.g. staccato breathe) and de-breathing methods, handling commercial copy, the challenges when self-directing and self-analysis, controlling the mic (e.g. bass proximity effect) #stolenvoice
(on Thursday 22) finished the "Home Studio" Drip emails, made it until "Module 11 – Delivery Speed – Fast" of the "Advanced Voiceover to Pro Standard" course, watched "British Voice Artists: Making it in America" webinar and wrote my weekly confession in terms of what I got done in the last 7 days #stolenvoice
got an overview of the postproduction process (bit of a repition like - EQ - Compression - Normalisation - De-Essing - Limiting - Insert Effects - Send & Return Effects but that's ok); started the advanced voiceover course to get from my intermediate level to a pro level which included today: to warm up nicely and full-body, going to extremes (ultra low pitch, ultra high pitch, mixture of both and going over the top with a caricature performance) - my voice felt like the strings of a guitar today when I practiced #stolenvoice
learned (as an overview) how to use Reaper and Pro Tools as voiceover artist. Also learned: how to interpret briefs and casting instructions, editing my submission to a casting, how to get on casting lists, doing alternate takes, what it means to go over the top (OTT), the different types of agents and what rates/fee should be charged #stolenvoice
(was Friday, Feb 16) finished course "How to voice commercial", read the article related to that, continued the drip on setting up a home-recording studio and watched the webinar on "How to Record Yourself as a Voice Artist" #stolenvoice
continued the commercial VO course and learned the art of speed-reading, how important getting physical is, how to understand the copy and visualize the audience, and learned a thing or two on timing, rhythm, attitude, prosody and projection (it's a trapp :P). I also practice that commercial script on theme park rollercoaster more and submitted a version to let it be reviewed and critiqued professionally #stolenvoice
started with how to voice commercials course and practiced that one script I’ve been dealing with for some time now (I’m still not satisfied especially with the my timing of the screams and some pronunciation) - wanting to improve but I know it’s a process that takes time #stolenvoice
spent a full work day finishing the course on my home-recording studio setup, starting the drip on the home studio, started and completed the course on improving my casting chances, and practiced the one commercial radio script that I want to home-run to perfection #stolenvoice
continued voiceover course (cabling, audio interfaces, hardware, recordings software) #stolenvoice
learned about the casting process and getting work as a VO, the preferance for custom demos or custom clips for the casting, and that success as a VO means to practice a lot (!) and learn tons. Did a light refreshment of a sound theory: e.g. difference of dynamic mics and condenser mics, sample rate, bit rate #stolenvoice
attended webinar on marketing mistakes to be aware of as a (voiceover) business owner #stolenvoice
raced through 40 pages of a branding guide today to start my voiceover business on the right foot. #stolenvoice
sketched the β€žunlockβ€œ page of stolenvoice.com #stolenvoice
learned/refreshed my knowledge on setting up my home-recording studio, choosing the rigth mic (also for travel) and picking the right software. Current choice: Sennheiser MK4 (home mic) and MKH 416 (travel mic). In terms of software: Reaper or Studio One #stolenvoice
attended webinar on voicing animations with Dave Peacock #stolenvoice
asked for references of British and US voiceover so I have a reference on what to aim for with my VO deliveries #stolenvoice
continued learning on Self-Direction for Voiceover Artists #stolenvoice
learned about other reels (corporate, "voice of gods", audio book"), began a webinar on self-directing my recordings as part of the vo beginners drip, learnned bits and pieces on mixing, playtesting and targeting my reels #stolenvoice
attended a mentoring session on voiceover - helpful for my next biz steps and goal-setting #stolenvoice
learned how caricature/animation/kids demo reels are made and what role an accent does play #stolenvoice
learned how to make a commercial and dramatic demo reel (each under 2 minutes) #stolenvoice
another voiceover practice session (tomorrow I'll dive into more theoretic work again to improve my practicing practice) #stolenvoice
practiced commercial TV and radio scripts #stolenvoice
Shitty 1h recording session. Spent 40 minutes only configuring again PreSonus Studio One (the solution was easy in the end) and had only 20 minutes for the scripts itself which is when I didn't feel like voicing anymore and felt how tired I was as well. Calling it a day. #stolenvoice
had first day of practicing voiceover daily - voice was a bit β€žin a bucketβ€œ (in German it makes sense to say it ^^) #stolenvoice
worked on my improvised home-recording setup, practiced more commercial scripts #stolenvoice
practiced 3 English commercial (TV) scripts #stolenvoice
made it clearer that Stolen Voice is a brand and service by naii.io - goal is to point as many public websites back to naii.io #stolenvoice
wrote a new contact to add to my network of writers, artists and (voice) actors #stolenvoice
recorded 10 scripts (commercial, character, corporate, narration) for practing purpose and feedback #stolenvoice
transcribed 10 German scripts (commercials, sync/film, animation, presentation, promotion) to practice them #stolenvoice
administrative stuff for voiceover service (email/domain setup, landing page) #stolenvoice