Beau Weaver left a comment for Melissa Moats
"Melissa,

Thanks for inviting me to you Voice Actor's workout group in North Hollywood. You have a really great studio space! And the environment you have created is a great boon for voice over performers to get on their feet in front of a mic in…"
Apr 26, 2009
Beau Weaver left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Re: ProTools:

Scanning the posts, I see some questions about ProTools not working. I field phone calls every week from VO talent who find that ProTools will not launch.

Here is the deal: Apple software update must be disabled.

Everytime (almost)…"
Apr 6, 2009
Beau Weaver posted a video
commercial voice over recording session for Carl's Junior
Apr 6, 2009
Beau Weaver left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Guys,

This is a post from another forum, that I thought I would repost here......many folks have been asking about ISDN vs. Source-Connect, and other audio over IP applications. Here are my thoughts on the matter:…"
Nov 14, 2008
Beau Weaver posted a video
Several of us on VU, including Scott Rummell, and Ben Patrick Johnson and myself, are represented by Paul Wintner Artist Managment, home of the top trailer narrators in America.....this is a video that was shown at the huge party Wintner throws for…
Nov 7, 2008
Beau Weaver commented on Beau Weaver's video
"Kudos to Scott Rummell's son Tyler for the top notch editing job on this! - Beau"
Nov 6, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment on Trailers
"Jay,

Will a few films that don't open ruin the career of a VO talent? No, I don't think I have seen that. But every few years, one of the guys who are the narrators the trailer houses always seem to go to.....drops off the list......for no reason…"
Oct 4, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment for Nick Alexander
"Welcome to VU to an old friend, and one of the Dallas A-list pros of long standing. -As ever, Beauregard"
Sep 30, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment on Trailers
"Guys, I don't know anything about telecourses. I would prefer in person with the actual carbon-based unit, but if you are too far away, it must surely be better than doing nothing. I don't know anything specific about what Rodney is doing, but he's…"
Sep 29, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Guys,

Several have asked about the price of Twisted Wave....it was indeed 49 dollars when I made that post. But after the developer did a bunch of mods on it, at my request, I suggested he raise the price. Don't hate me! I was finding that no one…"
Sep 25, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment on Trailers
"Chuck,

Marice Tobias does workshops in other parts of the country. Check her website. She is the only one I know who really knows how to coach people in trailers.......which really are very different from promo or commerical. But, I keep telling…"
Sep 25, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment for Beau Weaver
"Bobby,

Sue Blu's books is still a great basic text, twenty years or more down the pike. However, it contains a rare photograph of me with short hair! For a couple of years in the eighties, I was attempting to be a regular guy. The experiment was…"
Sep 17, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment for Lee Ritchey
"Happy to see one my my friends of many years, Lee Ritchey on VU. Lee does not tell you this, but he has had roles in dozens of feature films, and has been coaching both voice and on camera talent in New York. I am hoping we can persuade Lee to bring…"
Sep 15, 2008
Beau Weaver posted a video
Beau Weaver gives a tour of how he does his work as a voice over talent at home studios in Los Angeles and Ojai, CA.
Sep 15, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment for Beau Weaver
"Chuck:

I have 416's at my LA and OJAI studios, and one for my portable on the road setup. I use it for consistency. I love the Manley, but truthfully, only bought it, years ago, because it looks cool! But, it really matters little; VO is about…"
Sep 6, 2008
Beau Weaver left a comment for Beau Weaver
"Jasen,

When Don LaFontaine accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Key Arts Awards (Movie Trailer "Oscars") a few years back...and DLF dedicated his acceptance of the award to Don Morrow.......Don said. "Everything I am is because of who he…"
Sep 5, 2008
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  • Hey Beau!
    Thanks for that studio tour video!
    ...OK...and am I dating myself by saying that Ojai will always remind me of the Bionoc Woman? ;-)
    & thanks for the DLF gmail address as well.
    Peace!
    Liz
  • Loved the studio tour.....thanks for sharing Beau.....I take it the 416 is the workhorse and the Manley is a paperweight?
    -JT
  • Beau, thanks for sharing your insights at VOICE 08, your dedication to your friend, Don and his family, and making yourself so accessible to those of us who strive to achieve your level of success.
  • Thank you Beau for giving us the gift to be able to express our condolences to Nita, Christine, Skye and Elyse.

    I hope that we may bring some comfort to them and their family.

    Thank you for being so kind.
    Dina
  • Chuck:

    I have 416's at my LA and OJAI studios, and one for my portable on the road setup. I use it for consistency. I love the Manley, but truthfully, only bought it, years ago, because it looks cool! But, it really matters little; VO is about performance, not microphones. - Beau
  • HI Beau

    From one Ernie Anderson fan to another I'd like to thank you for accepting me as a "friend" on VOUniverse. I'm a Cleveland native, so Ernie is real special other than one of the best VO talents ever.

    Question for you. You were using the 416 shotgun, which Ernie pioneered the use of.... do you still use it? Or is the Manley Reference your new mic of choice? And if so why?

    I have a 416 and love it. Looking at a Soundelux (now Bock) U195. Would love to get a Manley but that's more clients and $$$ down the road :0)

    Love your work.
    Chuck
  • Jasen,

    When Don LaFontaine accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Key Arts Awards (Movie Trailer "Oscars") a few years back...and DLF dedicated his acceptance of the award to Don Morrow.......Don said. "Everything I am is because of who he is...." Now, clearly Morrow was the DLF of his day, but most people might say that Don's deferral might be a little on the side of overstatement. But that's the kind of generosity of spirit that characterized Don. The hole Don leaves in our community has as much to do with his character as his talent. - Beau
  • Hey Beau,

    VU and folks like you who are his good friends have given those of us who didn't know Don, the opportunity to feel closer to him We admire and appreciate that bond...and want to know more! It was..and still is a beautiful thing. Just wanted you to know I'd been thinkin' bout ya. Definitely prayers tbc...

    Best,
    ilene
  • Beau,
    I just wanted to extend my sympathy to you over the loss of your friend. Although I didn't know him personally I was fortunate to spend some time the other day with my Coach/Friend Don Morrow who's heart is also heavy with sadness. Don spoke of Don in such high regard and made me feel as if I knew him personally when he had finished telling me over 4 decades worth of stories. It was heartwarming to listen to him speak of his friend, yours and seems just about everyone's!

    Thanks for keeping us all updated with news
    and including all of us.

    J
  • It is with great sadness that I take a few minutes to remember my friend Don LaFontaine. Besides being an iconic talent who in many ways defined the modern era as a voice over actor, he was also a kind and unusually generous man. While other voice over guys in Don's league have been known to be narcissistic, petty and competitive, Don was all the way on the other pole; he was self effacing, helpful and giving to the extreme. Perhaps thousands of tadpole VO newbies were treated to the honor of a 'ride a long' in the DLF limo, as he squired them around to his jobs, stopping to help them pick their jaws up of the floor at frequent intervals during the day. One day when NBC was experimenting with another drama voice, instead of being threatened, Don took the guy around to all the on air promo producers and introduced him, with high praise of the guys work. Folks who know Don have dozens of stories like that. And, he was hilarious. And a loving family man, devoted to an awesome wife and three angelic daughters. Don might smile about the timing of his crossing over....Labor Day. Well, I worked with Don on several committees in SAG and AFTRA over the years. He generosity included his time and the weight of his intellect and passion, not just his checkbook. This is the kind of man you want to be when you grow up. Don LaFontaine was a rich man.....in friends who loved him, and fellow actors who admired him. I am not ready to live (okay, sorry) In A World......where there is no Don LaFontaine. He will never be forgotten.

    Beau Weaver
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