Friday, February 29, 2008

TIP OF THE MONTH

A great way to continuously attract the listener’s attention when reading through a script to accentuate certain key words. It is your responsibility to identify which words in the script are most attractive and then focus on them. You should circle or underline these words with a red pen so that you will be able to see them coming up in the script. Be sure to begin each sentence with a high pitch. Doing so will provide you with a nice natural range for your voice to work within. Additionally, this will prevent an unnatural spike in pitch when it comes time to accentuate those key words.

Another great point of focus when reading through a script is to consciously avoid umms and ahhs. Instead, leave a short pause in your speech. That pause will increase the expectations of the audience and prompt them to keep listening!



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Jim Chapman
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Friday, February 22, 2008

Meet the Founder

DAN LEVINE, founder and president of SUCH A VOICE, has earned the respect of the industry and has helped launch the careers of countless successful voice-over actors throughout the United States.

Dan Levine is a 1992 TONY AWARD nominee for the score of the Broadway Musical, ANNA KARENINA, and has won many awards for his commercial productions as well, including a national CLIO award, and several local advertising ADDY awards and nominations. As a successful record producer and music arranger/orchestrator, his arranging, and/or production credits include cds for singers such as Leslie Uggams, and several original cast recordings, plus numerous TV shows and commercials. For 17 years, Dan Levine produced commercials for hundreds of clients around the country.

Dan Levine's voice-over seminars, entitled: YOU'RE ON THE AIR, have motivated countless future voice-over artists . He continues to deliver these seminars to packed houses throughout the country. Dan Levine's unique marketing technique has opened doors for talented individuals who might never have made it using conventional marketing methods. His philosophy of just being who you are, and turning your natural personality into a marketable commodity is giving new talented voice-over artists the opportunity to find their inner core, and to use it in a fun, lucrative and productive way.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Such A Voice Instructor Terry Daniel And East Coast Voice Talent Trish Basanyi Nominated For Best Voice Team Award for 2008

Professional voice-over artists Terry Daniel along with co-host Trish Basanyi have been noticed for their work hosting interactive podcast Voice Overs On Demand with Terry and Trish.

Burlington, VT- The Voicey Awards are a series of awards given out annually to professional voice-over artists. The Voicey Awards began in 2007 and identified five prestigious categories: Best Male Voice, Best Female voice, Best New Voice, Best Personal Branding, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards go to the voice-over talent with the greatest effort and contribution to the voice-over industry over the year. Four new categories were added this year including Best Child Voice, Best Teen Voice, Best Voice team Award and Best Foreign voice. The team will be up for the Best Team Voice Award for their work in Voice Overs On Demand.

In October of 2007 Such A Voice Producer Terry Daniel along with his co-host Trish Basanyi, a very talented female voice talent from the East coast, launched their interactive podcast Voice Overs On Demand. “The show really took off!” says Terry. “We currently have an average of 500 Downloads per show a week!” Voice-Overs On Demand has covered a variety of topics on the voice over industry since there initial episode, “Starting out in the voice over Business”. In episode 5 of the show Terry and Trish sit down with David Cicarelli who is the founder of Voices.com. which facilitates the connection between voice-over talent and the work that is available. Most recently they sat down with Talent Agent Phil Cassese to discuss some of the specifics of what an agent looks for in a voice talent.

Trish entered the industry in 2001 with a small restaurant/bar voice-over job. Since then she has worked with Verizon, Pepsi, and Wal-Mart to name a few. More recently she has become the on-going voice for the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

Terry has been in the industry since 1994 when he landed his first radio job co-hosting a movie review program for a small FM station in the Twin Cities. “It’s always something I wanted to do. I got my first microphone when I was 8 years old and have never put it down.” You can find Terry hosting Voice Overs On Demand as well as teaching Intro to Voice-Over courses for Such A Voice.

Although Terry and Trish are hoping to take home the award, they are familiar with the stiff competition as Such A Voice student Diane Havens along with counterpart Forrest Rainier have been nominated as well. Both parties will be up against three other pairs for the Best Voice Team Award.


Media Contact:

Jim Chapman

P: (802)-655-0513

E: Jim@Suchavoice.com


Friday, February 8, 2008

Such A Voice marks its 20th year in the classroom teaching the unique field of voice-overs

Tony Award Nominated Composer and Commercial Producer Dan Levine along with the Such A Voice team embark on another semester of into level classes for aspiring voice-over artists.

Burlington, VT- "Hey, You have a great voice . . . you should be on the radio!" That is the common the phrase that peeks the interest of most of our students.  The problem is that there is very little direction when it comes to the industry.  Dan Levine, Tony Award Nominated Composer and Commercial Producer, developed a course for such students 20 years ago. He began teaching his two hour intro course, “You’re On the Air . . . How to Really Make it in Voice-Overs” through various continuing education and adult education departments in the Washington DC area. Today, Such A Voice teaches the class in more than 130 institutions across the United States in more than 30 major cities.  

Most people think you have to be the next Donald Sutherland or James Earl Jones to get voice-over work these days. Not true! In "You're On the Air...How to Really Make it in Voice-Overs" students learn about an exciting and new way to get around the competition and turn voice-overs in into a thriving full or part time business! Voice-Overs can be heard anywhere, from the “movie trailer guy”, to the adult cartoon “The Family guy”.  The non-broadcast (corporate narration, video games, audiobooks, etc.) industry alone has become a 100 billion dollar a year industry. Dan Levine and Such A Voice have unlocked the keys to success in this rewarding industry.

With over 20 years of experience in the voice-over industry, Such A Voice has helped to launch many careers by providing companies and organizations with their expertly trained students.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jim Chapman

Phone: (802) 655.0513

Email: publicrelations@suchavoice.com