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Roohi
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Post by Roohi » January 10th, 2018, 4:55 pm

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
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Roohi

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Post by sjmarky » January 13th, 2018, 6:29 pm

Go to ACX.com and start there.
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thestorygirl
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Post by thestorygirl » 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.

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Post by nanbear » May 27th, 2018, 7:44 pm

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!

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Post by thestorygirl » May 30th, 2018, 12:38 pm

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!

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Post by thestorygirl » 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.

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Post by nanbear » May 31st, 2018, 11:43 pm

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!

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Post by annise » May 31st, 2018, 11:53 pm

Getting some practice is cheaper :D

Anne

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Post by thestorygirl » June 1st, 2018, 10:07 am

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

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