Tim Van Dyk left a comment for Doug de Nance
"Hey, thanks for the good word Doug!
I'll have to see about getting in touch with Debi!

I don't suppose you'd have the time to take a listen to a little segment I do for the station I work at, would you? I voice a New York cabbie and answer listener…"
Oct 16, 2009
Tim Van Dyk left a comment on NEWBIE NEWS
"Hey All!
I'm new to the site, and to VO work! I'm flying through the obvious groups to join up and see what kind of feedback and help I can get! I'm a radio producer, and voice local commercials plenty, but I'm hoping to get into something more…"
Oct 15, 2009
Tim Van Dyk left a comment on Ask a Casting Director
"Hey All! I'm new to VO work and this site! I do VO for local commercials, as I'm a radio producer, but I'm very much wanting to get into something more creative! Games? Cartoons? Whatever! I want in! Any good idea where to start?
Here is a demo of a…"
Oct 15, 2009
Tim Van Dyk left a comment on Canadian Voice Actors
"Hello fellow Canucks!
New to the site and VO work in general! I'm a producer, so I voice some local commercials, but I'm hoping that contacts will grow into something a bit more...creative. Cartoons? Video games? Whatever! I do it because it's a…"
Oct 15, 2009

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  • Hi Tim,

    Wishing you the very best, Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy.

    Best Regards
  • Happy Birthday Tim! Make it a memorable day!
  • Happy Birthday Tim! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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    In honor of your birthday, I sat down and wrote you a
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    It isn’t very long . . . “

    And many more . . . !

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  • That's wonderful production on the viewer mail piece. Did you look down farther in my posts on my Group (Ask a casting director) and find the zip files that have a slew of characters and lines as examples of what's needed in games? That should give you a great broad picture of what's needed.
    Keep me posted and best of luck!!
  • Hi Tim!

    Welcome to Voiceover Universe! You'll meet some old friends and make some new ones around here!

    I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!

    Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!

    Best to ya!

    dan (daniel eduardo) hurst
  • Hey Tim,
    I had a listen and loved it. The writing is really strong. And your cab driver is not too far over the top. While the accent is a bit suspect, you can hear the human side of him come through – and that’s what listeners connect with, right?
    For some variety, you might try setting him inside the cab driving. Have people honking at him and him cursing them out (no swearing of course). He could be commenting on stuff he’s seeing as he drives - like cabbies do when you have a conversation with them.
    You also might try suggesting he has a big family and introduce other relations – like his older brother who went to college and puts on airs, his grouchy old father from the old country, his mafia uncle, etc. Because they are “relations” you could get away with playing the voices as they would sound a bit the same if they all came from the same family. It’s an old trick I used to extend characters out in commercial series when I produced for radio in the late 70’s and early 80’s (splicing blocks, razor blades and pancake tapes)
    Be great,
  • Hey Tim, Saw you post in Canadian Voice Actors. It is a blast, eh?

    I very much agree with Mitch - see if you can hook up with Debbie. She is a wonderful coach and a damn talented voice actress. She and I go way back to animation gigs 10 years ago - she is one of my current voice coaches and produced my current Commercial demo. Call her at her studio in Vancouver at 604-459-5559.

    Be great,

  • Hey Tim welcome, it's all about studying the craft, taking classes, finding a coach and so on. It's the way you will make contacts in the business and learn to market yourself. You're in Canada I would look up Deb Munro. I live in LA and work by phone with Mala Kirban who is in NY.
    Good Luck and have fun.
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