Lani Minella left a comment for Ed Mace
" I always look for new people to add to my talent pool, but I just can't wrap my brain around those who just point me to their demo and say, "add me." I have to speak with them (which takes time I seldom have) and see what they are capable of that I…"
Dec 13, 2012
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Bryan, It never hurts to add a slight bit of compression like 2 to one in order to stand out from the crowd. More useful for commercials but if you don't overdo it, it's a good idea.  Make sure you listen again once compressed to eliminate noise…"
Aug 10, 2012
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Just sent out a message regarding the respiratory virus going around....RSV
Please be careful and if you start to get a scratchy throat, don't rush out and start taking antibiotics or it could lead to Thrush.   Rest and decent supplements and…"
Jul 7, 2012
Lani Minella posted a video
The latest gameplay trailer for Neverwinter is here! Learn more about Vellosk, one of the many areas surrounding the City of Neverwinter; in the upcoming fre...
Jul 4, 2012
Lani Minella posted a video
Fast forward to 9 mins. San Diego Filmmakers brings together three voice actors to discuss the challenges of producing voice overs for projects crossing media such as television, advertising, and video games. Specifically, the panel will address a…
Jan 15, 2012
Lani Minella commented on Lani Minella's video
"Nah but thanks so much for offering.   They should have done something more interesting with the voice and definitely with some animation.  LOL
Let's catch up soon ok?"
Dec 22, 2011
Lani Minella posted videos
Dec 21, 2011
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"It's funny DC, the guy who hired me that I'd worked for before is in Jersey and so is another one that hired me a a few of my peeps for an MTV app and we've never seen any money from that either.   "
Dec 2, 2011
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Warning.  Be careful working for a company called Gameshastra
http://www.gameshastra.com/     I have been owed money since January and always hear a promise to pay with no results.  Enough said.  Wishing everyone happy holidays and good health!"
Dec 2, 2011
Lani Minella commented on Big LLou Johnson's video
"Way to go Llou!"
Nov 18, 2011
Lani Minella posted a video
This is the latest greatest RIFT trailer I had the privilege of voicing. What a good job they did!
Nov 16, 2011
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Thanks William and everyone for trying to follow my trains of thought.  I'd like to add that I recently signed up for another pay to play site and just to let you know how stacked the odds are, it took me over 250 auditions to land 4 jobs paying…"
Nov 16, 2011
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Another quick note about demos.   For the most part, demos are used to get your foot into an agent's door, for a profile on Voice 123 or other pay to play sites and I know some people say they get jobs from people listening to their demos, but that…"
Oct 9, 2011
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"For those of you reading this, I replied directly to Alicia. For all others I would be willing to assess your ideas for your demo and give suggestions before you simply pay someone to "do you up one real fancy-like"
Best to all"
Sep 29, 2011
Lani Minella posted a video
Video Game and Tune reel edited together by Adam Herrington
Sep 20, 2011
Lani Minella left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Pamela, Yours is a good question about agents. I feel a lot of agents really don't do a lot of work to find work. They expect you to do it and bring the money to them.  Many just pass along voicebank auditions and if we have a question about them,…"
Sep 13, 2011
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  • Lani-I just caught your demo on Voices.com. I marveled at it throughout. The last word was killer and cracked me up!! You are an inspiration. Great work! Thank you. Ed 

  • Home > Diseases and Conditions > Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)Print
    A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

    RSV; Palivizumab; Respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin
    Last reviewed: January 24, 2011.

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can be more serious in young babies, especially to those in certain high-risk groups.
    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    RSV is the most common germ that causes lung and airway infections in infants and young children. Most infants have had this infection by age 2. Outbreaks of RSV infections most often begin in the fall and run into the spring.
    The infection can occur in people of all ages. The virus spreads through tiny droplets that go into the air when a sick person blows their nose, coughs, or sneezes.
    You can catch RSV if:
    A person with RSV sneezes, coughs, or blows their nose near you
    You touch, kiss, or shake hands with someone who is infected by the virus
    You touch your nose, eyes, or mouth after you have touched something contamined by the virus, such as a toy or doorknob.
    RSV often spreads very rapidly in crowded households and day care centers. The virus can live for a half an hour or more on hands. The virus can also live for up to 5 hours on countertops and for several hours on used tissues.
    The following increase the risk for RSV:
    Attending day care
    Being near tobacco smoke
    Having school-aged brothers or sisters
    Living in crowded conditions
    Symptoms

    Symptoms vary and differ with age. They usually appear 4 - 6 days after coming in contact with the virus.
    Older children usually have only mild, cold-like symptoms, such as cough, stuffy nose, or low-grade fever.
    Infants under age 1 may have more severe symptoms and often have the most trouble breathing.
    In general, RSV symptoms include:
    Bluish skin color due to a lack of oxygen (cyanosis)
    Breathing difficulty or labored breathing
    Cough

    Croupy cough (often described as a "seal bark" cough)
    Fever

    Nasal flaring

    Rapid breathing (tachypnea)
    Shortness of breath
    Stuffy nose

    Wheezing

    Signs and tests

    Many hospitals and clinics can rapidly test for RSV using a sample of fluid taken from the nose with a cotton swab.
    Treatment

    Antibiotics do not treat RSV.
    Mild infections go away without treatment.
    Infants and children with a severe RSV infection may be admitted to the hospital . Treatment will include:
    Oxygen
    Moist (humidified) air
    Fluids through a vein (by IV)
    A breathing machine (ventilator) may be needed.
    Expectations (prognosis)

    Rarely, RSV infection can cause death in infants. However, this is unlikely if the child is seen by a health care provider in the early stages of the disease .
    More severe RSV disease may occur in the following infants:
    Premature infants
    Infants with chronic lung disease
    Infants whose immune system does not work well
    Infants with certain forms of heart disease
    Complications

    In young children, RSV can cause:
    Bronchiolitis

    Croup

    Ear infections

    Lung failure
    Pneumonia

    Children who have had RSV bronchiolitis may be more likely to develop asthma.
    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if breathing difficulties or other symptoms of this disorder appear. Any breathing difficulties in an infant are an emergency. Seek medical attention right away.
    Prevention

    A simple way to help prevent RSV infection is to wash your hands often, especially before touching your baby. It is important to make certain that other people, especially caregivers, take steps to avoid giving RSV to your baby.
    The following simple steps can help protect your baby from getting sick:
    Insist that others wash their hands with warm water and soap before touching your baby.
    Have others avoid contact with the baby if they have a cold or fever. If necessary, have them wear a mask.
    Be aware that kissing the baby can spread RSV infection.
    Try to keep young children away from your baby.
  • Hi Lani, Thank you so so much.. I am absolutely interested!!!! Thank you so much I really appreciate it... let me know what I can do to make this happen... :-)
  • Hi Lani...I've been reading the thread about demos very closely.  I'm currently in the market to have my demo re-done, on the advice of a former coach and others on the forums.  I think I fell into that horrible trap of listening to someone who told me I was ready far before I really was. After a year of taking coaching and doing lots of studying/interacting with VO peeps (in addition to my over 40 years of acting experience), I think I'm ready to have a better demo produced.  I couldn't tell from your information, but are you in the business of demo production?  Or can you recommend someone who is?  I usually go into LA for VO work, classes, and/or coaching (or do it via phone), but I could also go into the San Diego area as well.  Thanks for any information you can provide.  Lynne Ennis (951) 452-9455
  • Dear Lani,

    Have an absolutely wonderful day celebrating you and all your creative wonder... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Cheers,

    David

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, pretty lady!  Hope it's a great one!

     

    Penny

  • Hi my name is Rosalyn and i was reading on the Ask a casting director, and saw that you were thinking of coaching again....I would love the opportunity to train under you...is there a way to do a one on one?
  • Hey Lani, I just read your advice on home studio's, thanks so much for posting that! I'm a beginner so I found it very helpful. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your demo's. You are awesome!
  • Hey stranger! I hope all is well. Just wanted to stop by and wish you the best possible birthday EVER....until NEXT year!

    Stay in touch!

    --Jay
  • Happy Birthday Lani! Kind regards, Mary Thomas
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