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     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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  • I'm game!!! I'll email you soon.


  • I'm in!
  • Hi Lani,

    Thanks so much for the invite, really appreciate it!

  • Hey Lani, How are you! Thanks for the friend invite!..Gerry
  • Thank you Lani for your comments. Sorry it took so long to reply, we have been busy, and yes we are interested!
  • Hey yerself!

    Sure, why not, the more the merrier.

    I shall proceed forth or even fifth-wth to the Casting Director asking-of page and register my interest.

    I've voxed one on-line game playing the part of a very Cleesian French Villain, an Australian evil henchman dwarf (!) and a line or three as an Indian Amabassador.

    All great fun but sadly, someone such as myself who markets himself as an "MVO" (smooth, rich, hard, soft, fast, slow etc.) won't be getting too much in the "Character Voice" department - and that's fair enough.

    I can't "do" dozens and dozens of character voices (or 365 of them like you - you talented little minx!), and I don't usually mimic, but I am capable of voicing a fair range of original "character" type voices, depending on what's required.

    And I've found, over the years, that putting one or two or even a few character voices onto a showreel which predominantly showcases my so-called "best bits" (MATRON!) is a waste of that precious listening span most producers have of around 3 point 9 seconds.

    Hit 'em with all your mega-stuff within the first few seconds and be better than the rest, that's my motto.

    Or they'll just go back to Bill Blob or Sarah Slob who they use for virtually everything they make because they know they'll deliver exactly what's required within a few takes!

    Well, that's my experience of it.

    Almost all of my clients have been built up and on over the past 10 to 15 years, mostly during my time in the UK in the 90's, and I still work with them to this day (thankfully!).

    New clients?

    Oh look at all those flying monkeys...

    Hear you on the Coke commercial L...

    GM : ]
  • Hi, Lani,

    Great to hear back from you. I look forward to much more dialogue with you - and would love to audition - you name the project, I'll be there ;-)

    Thanks so much,

  • Lani,
    I’ve been an admirer of your talents for some time now. You and I talked a year ago and your information has improved my game immensely. Thanks for all you do.
  • Thanks Lani!! I would absolutely love to audition, learn more from you and expand my repertoire of voices. You are an amazing talent. Wow... that is awesome!!! Thank you!!!!!
  • Hi Lani!

    I understand we have a common friend in Dave Ussell!
    Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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