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Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: January 10th, 2018, 4:55 pm
by Roohi
Hi everyone ,
Even though I love recording for Librivox I would also be interested in doing some paid recordings. If anyone has some projects, please reply to this message.
Thanks
Regards
Roohi

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: January 13th, 2018, 6:29 pm
by sjmarky
Go to ACX.com and start there.

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: May 20th, 2018, 4:39 pm
by thestorygirl
You might want to check this site out:
https://www.vo2gogo.com/

I've been taking the free beginner course so far.

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: May 27th, 2018, 7:44 pm
by nanbear
thestorygirl wrote:
May 20th, 2018, 4:39 pm
You might want to check this site out:
https://www.vo2gogo.com/

I've been taking the free beginner course so far.
Hi Storygirl,

What are your thoughts of vo2gogo? I've been looking for reviews on them, but haven't found any.

Thanks!

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: May 30th, 2018, 12:38 pm
by thestorygirl
Hi!,
I had somehow come across the Dan O'Day/David H. Lawrence XVII website and learned about their ACX Master Class which they make available at the beginning of every year. I couldn't afford it, so had to pass. I'm still thinking about it for next year, but it is so expensive.
I then heard of Lawrence's VO2gogo website advertised on Voice Over Body Shop (YouTube), and went to investigate. There are several interactive classes you can take on there. I decided to just start with the beginner's free one to better evaluate what I thought.
The beginner's class has 10 lessons and are very short. It is a little like "You get what you pay for". It depends on how much knowledge you have about VO to begin with. For me, I've already learned so much through watching various Youtube videos (I recommend VO Buzz Weekly on YT as well), following blogs, etc. But there were some new things I learned that were helpful. I think Lawrence is a good teacher and has good info. After every short video lesson there is "interactive homework" and Lawrence responds to them pretty quickly, which is nice. I am almost finished with it; it doesn't take long to go through. Lesson 9 requires you to pseudo-audition for a made-up commercial to submit and get feedback, and that was fun!
I'm thinking I want to poke around VO2gogo some more, maybe take a class here and there in the future when budget allows.
However, in the end I think there is more than one way to skin a cat. Much info can be learned elsewhere on the net. He has a list of recommended software and equipment that a beginner can swing, but those aren't the only or necessarily best things to use. Other people have other opinions, you have to find what's right for you.
I also recommend exploring this website:
http://www.danatucker.com/

Hope this helps!

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: May 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm
by thestorygirl
PS-
Another option I am more inclined to go with when I have money saved up are courses from Pat Fraley. I have seen some of his stuff on YouTube and was really impressed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIgk7O8l4g0&t=0s&list=PL7alXxhctYeqozjMwhb48nkluofFg31Pb&index=20
I really think he is one of the best out there.
http://patfraley.com/pf/product-category/hsc

You can also check out Bill DeWees' stuff on Youtube.

*No, I'm not paid for recommending any of these sites. I just have done a lot of research because of my own personal goals, and these my opinions.

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: May 31st, 2018, 11:43 pm
by nanbear
thestorygirl wrote:
May 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm
PS-
Another option I am more inclined to go with when I have money saved up are courses from Pat Fraley. I have seen some of his stuff on YouTube and was really impressed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIgk7O8l4g0&t=0s&list=PL7alXxhctYeqozjMwhb48nkluofFg31Pb&index=20
I really think he is one of the best out there.
http://patfraley.com/pf/product-category/hsc

You can also check out Bill DeWees' stuff on Youtube.

*No, I'm not paid for recommending any of these sites. I just have done a lot of research because of my own personal goals, and these my opinions.
Many thanks for your detailed replies, Storygirl! Much appreciated.

Yeah I've viewed online videos of Pat Fraley/Bill DeWees too, and I'm glad you told me about your Vo2gogo experience. Have been considering which courses I should save up for, so that's handy! Thanks for the recommended online videos and info too, as they're kinder to my budget :D Will definitely look through them!

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: May 31st, 2018, 11:53 pm
by annise
Getting some practice is cheaper :D

Anne

Re: Not LV :Paid recordings

Posted: June 1st, 2018, 10:07 am
by thestorygirl
That's true! I'm always practicing what I learn. And there is so much available out there that IS free (you just have to dig).
:D