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February 4, 2018

In a previous life, when I thought I was going to be a painter, I had a breakthrough one day that I wanted to share with my painting professor and mentor. I proudly showed him the canvases and waited for the handshake. It didn’t happen. Instead, he said, “OK, I see what you’re trying to do here. But...

January 15, 2018

What makes a story interesting? For years I’ve been saying that if what you’re narrating matters to you, it will matter to your listeners.

But how do you make it matter? Logically, you might say (and I’ve heard many say it) that you need to “be interesting.”

Well… OK… but have you ever tried to “be in...

January 15, 2018

There’s probably no group more devoted to perfection than artists – among whom I include voice talent. We’re constantly wondering if we did our best. In fact, back in the day it was an oft-heard comment that “I did my best take in the car going home.”

But what is perfection to you? Is it reading a sc...

January 15, 2018

Most of us have been told that life is hard.  You have to struggle to get ahead.  Nothing good in life comes easy.  In fact, the easy way out is for cowards.  Well, I have good news.  Some things do come easy.  They’re called “talents.” 

Our cultural upbringing may have...

January 15, 2018

It’s understandable that, when you are narrating a work of fiction, you want to make the characters distinct. Sometimes, in the course of back-and-forth dialogue, it can get pretty confusing for a listener to keep track of who’s talking. So the narrator naturally thinks first about distinctions of v...

January 15, 2018

Have you ever looked at a voice-over script and thought, “I know exactly what to do with this” … but then you were afraid to do it? Very often I find myself asking students or the talent I hire: “If nobody was looking, what would you really do with this script?”

Unfortunately, many of us have been ca...

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