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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  • Thanks for stopping by my page, Lani! I've sent over a talent assessment form for you. I've getting some interest in the video game world and would love to move that along as swiftly as possible. Just did two voices, an alien and a monster, for Oliver Animation. Hope to talk with you soon! Many warm regards, Wayne Pyle
  • Thanks for your encouragement Lani! I will be checking out your links and such.
  • Thanks for the good wishes...Of course I'm working tonight, but then again, better to be working than not...right?
  • Hi Lani, have you already done your teleconference selection of classes from character development and voice control to dialects, accents and Voice ACTING?
  • Hello,Lani! You live where I spent my early childhood. San Diego. We lived at 3504 Grimm from 1944 to 1950. Thank's for the listen and I am in the process of putting together some equipment for my foray into the voicing of the variety you mention. I have a large library of text,humor,poetry and and plays,from Dylan Thomas to Shakespeare. As I mentioned in my bio,it's a re-start and my voice is a bit different than it was in the Sixties,seventies and even the eighties. As for getting out to San Diego,the flesh is willing but the purse is weak(to paraphrase). I have relatives,cousins,still there but I haven't heard from them since 2000. Your stuff is stunning. Still ,there's only one of each of us,and that's why I'm giving it a shot. How do I get the samples? Do you want to hear more of me? As soon as I get set up here in my library I'll send you some stuff. In the meantime,au-revoir. Wesley M. Hind a.k.a. Earl Pillow.
  • It's not that bad Lani, at least you have the excuse of it not being your first language...... I have none whatsoever!! :-)
  • That will teach me to fly without a spell check net.....
    Thanks Lani...
  • Hi Lani,
    Sorry for the prolonged suspense!

    I started this wonderful journey back in 1995. I've been steadily training and practicing but remaining on the sidelines until this last September, when I lost my day job. As I fruitlessly searched for gainful employment, I suddenly had the time to check out the VO scene and start updating my bookmarks for online resources and what have you.

    I had no intention of making any serious headway. But, to make a long story short, I found a company that provided some group training, tips and techniques for readings and script analysis, one-on-one coaching, a pile of marketing help and fully produced commercial and narration demos.

    So, here I am, new to the business, but not to voiceovers. I've been creating characters and analyzing commercials most of my life. Voiceovers are my destiny, especially in this brave new world of the last 10-15 years.

    Last February, I was completely under the impression that I would get another day job and pack the dream into a trunk again. My how things have changed since the beginning of March!

    As my resources are limited, I will be perched on the sideline for further training and coaching opportunities. But I just got hired to be the motivational voice for a cardio workout machine. So, I'm a "working" voiceover professional now!!!!

    Wish me luck and I will be looking to learn from you in the very near future, as soon as the wife gives me the O.K.!

    Thanks for your support and expertise.

    Bill Sleeper
    The Voice That's Yours!
  • Thanks Lani for the information on your upcoming course/class. I will check out your course description and dates and consider it.

  • Bonjour Lani! And thank you for your message. I can totally relate to the wide range being an opera graduate which is great and at times depending on the character, I have to put it in a little box and keep it there! My voice over teacher use to call me the queen of range! I thought it was fabulous and realized gotta keep some characters by a leash! Yet I love the focus and get lucky at times to get to sing (recent TV pilot "Melody Street). Perhaps one day you will need my talent! Looking forward to the possibility and will have a look at your website/links.
    Merci and wishing you all the very best,

    Mukti G.
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