Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Mr. Hurst,
My dad wanted me to tell you he liked your blog and to ask if that "warm presence" on your demo was do to how close your using the mic or do you have a really high end mic/pre or some combination.   I told him you won't want to give up…"
Jun 5, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Mr. Gentle,
Thanks so much for all that information!"
May 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Mr Ellison,
I have heard your demo, and I know your very good and I known you have a lot of wisdom about this business. If there is a need for coaches in England, maybe you could fill it."
May 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Oh no! Thats not what I was expecting at all. If my dad reads this he is going to be speed dialing his "guys" at Guitar Center and Sam Ash to see who will give him the best deal.  "
May 23, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Mr. Ellison, 
Why is it that the U87 is like the holy grail or something.  I think the 103 is too sensitive, it picks up my stomach rumbling. Why would a voice actor need a $4000.00 mic that is so sensitive it gets in the way?

 My dad has two…"
May 23, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"My dad did a side by side with our Rode NT1A and our TLM103 and they were very close.  There was a difference but one was not better than the other.  
The NT1A costs about $250 with a pop filter.  

Another choice may be the Harland Hogan mic, we…"
May 23, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Thanks I will tell my dad. "
Apr 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Wow that was a stereotype teenage girl run on sentence, sorry. "
Apr 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
" I got the impression that something is going on with SAVoa.  My dad was thinking that we should send some sample recordings there to get certified or credentialed or something, but I got the impression something was going with the organization from…"
Apr 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Bill De Wees Voice Over Expert.org has some ideas on that. "
Apr 13, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Help Please!
Just got this audition request for e-learning, for a large project they want a rate and I have no idea what to ask for.  They want edited recordings.  Can you guys give me an idea of what rate I should ask for?  I want to be competitive…"
Apr 11, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Where is everybody?  This forum used to be hoppin.  Just cause we have Linked in lets not forget about VU!"
Apr 9, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"We record and do most of the editing on Twisted Wave but use Sound Booth (Now Adobe Cs 5 I think) mostly for the click and pop removal, and as a back up. We love Twisted Wave though. "
Mar 8, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment for Judy Fossum
"Sure my dad does the tech stuff but I can ask him whatever you want."
Feb 27, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"I wanted to share a marketing experience.
My dad, 10 year old brother and I are all working voice actors.  My Dad occasionally has us occasionally take pro-bono jobs for charities, student and festival film makers, esp. if its got nice visuals for…"
Feb 9, 2012
Alexis Serrano commented on Joey Pepin's video
"I Just saw this after seeing your Video Joey, you really nailed it. 
Need a Morgan Freeman type voice over artist (Los Angeles)
Date: 2012-02-09, 1:10PM PST
Reply to: k5snp-2843305464@gigs.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Urgently need…"
Feb 9, 2012
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  • Thanks for accepting my request... stay in touch !
  • Thanks for connecting with me here on VU! Let's keep communicating.
    Bettye
  • You asked on another page on VU how to enroll in my webinars: First, my entire schedule, one per month, is on my site. Click on the "Webinars" tab at top of homepage. And all webinars are hosted through the site http://www.voiceoverxtra.com, so you always sign up on their site. But on my site there is indeed a link you can click to go through to where you sign up. My site is http://www.voicesvoices.com
  • Dear Alexis:
    There are as many was to market (advertise) your services as you can imagine. What have you done so far to get the projects you have done? Is your Dad a voice actor too? Do you have business cards and demo CDs made up and available when someone says "My, but you have a nice voice!" It's good to always be on the "lookout" for new opportunities...
  • Dear Alexis:
    Quickshow is a software package that could help any company get the "message" out to potential customers. It COULD work for VO marketing, but I think there "simpler" products out there for us to use ourselves. I've been voicing Quickshow projects for the past few years, for the likes of the US Army, the US Postal Service, Costco, Red Lion Hotels and Harley Davidson.
    Thank you for your kind words! Hope you have a great day!
  • Alexis, just a note, if you have signed up to receive Edge Studio's emails you already received this message, but if not, you might want to go to their website and look for this upcoming free teleseminar (information pasted below)... it's for kids' voiceovers. It might be worth your time.
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  • Hi Alexis,
    You're right, there is ALOT of stuff on the Edge website. The trick is to narrow down your browsing to what you have questions about. There is fantastic stuff about commercials and equipment and such, but my searches focus on audiobooks. The fun part is, it's alot of recordings, so I can download it on my iPhone and listen to it in the car, or waiting at the dentist's office or whatever. You will really learn alot.
    I wish you much success! And your family too!
    Ann
    PS, thanks for the compliment about my little doggie. on my website www.hersmoothvoice.com you can click on the photo of him to hear a narrative about his breed. Just a little fun something I did for kicks!
  • Alexis, you have so many great questions... I must tell you about an invaluable organization whose free teleconferences and podcasts and other resources have helped me IMMENSELY. It's Edge Studios. Here is a link to their resources. Go back through the archives and listen to some of the discussions. They are very helpful.
    http://www.edgestudio.com/answerseries.htm
    I wish I was a wildly successful VO artist, then my endorsement would be much more valuable. But educating yourself is of the utmost importance in this industry and Edge really helps with that.

    Best of luck!
    Ann Richardson
    www.hersmoothvoice.com
  • :-) Thanks for the compliment...

    "Are you marketing yourself in the U.S. ? " - not enough. I guess that's one of the reasons I'll be coming in June to VOICE2010, to learn more about how to promote myself. I have made many great online friends through this site, but I know that the power of this will be nothing compared to actually meeting many of these folks.

    I should post a query on Dan's group about how a British vo can find work in the US... it's just turned minight here, so I'll sleep on that now, tonight, and post it in the morning.

    Your dad must be proud of you - VU is a great place to develop your vo knowledge, and you're obviously taking that seriously :-)

    Have a great week

    andy
  • Thanks William is the best - he'll be 4 next weekend :-)
    Has SaVoa helped me get work?
    You know I can't give a drect answer to that, because no-one has made the statement I booked you because I saw your SaVoa badge etc...
    However... my response must be positive as (1) it has boosted my self-perception and marketing confidence - remember my situation is a little different, you can find out more about that on my blog. (2) The amount of bookings I've received since joining has increased dramatically. (3) Some producers seem to have changed how they see me, and understand better thatI am very serous about this business (see point 1)

    Did you see the testimonial video? http://www.savoa.org/savoatv/savoatv1.html

    Your dad should join! Right now its a growing organisation, but I believe within a few years it will become very influential, as professional voiceover artists will find it beneficial to show their independant accreditation, and hopefully this will be good for us all as the competition continues to grow. If you have been regularly booking work too then you are also a professional, maybe you should think about it too.

    I do know that the folks on the SaVoa board are all great people (I'm looking forward to meeting them at VOICE2010) so if you have any questions they'd love to help you (maybe you could negotiate a discount!)

    I've never used Craigs list, but as a British vo it is a frustrating reality that most of the work here goes to American voices! Crazy fact. I'm sure that's true in most countries outside Europe.

    Good luck!

    andy
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