The Sound Advice Voice-Over Podcast
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Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry, and also host interesting interviews with guests.
||CleanTackling SOCIAL MEDIA with Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actors.com PODCAST||Backstage Expert and www.Marketing4Actors.com’s Heidi Dean shows us how to use Social Media to our greatest advantage! Discover: • Why Buying FOLLOWERS is a Major Mistake • Which Forms of Social Media is Best for You as an Actor and Voiceover Tal||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalter’s Reason||This is our final podcast offering in our month long homage to creepy storytelling and to Halloween. This is the remarkable result of gathering a few of my most talented friends a few years back after divvying up roles between the apple cider and donut.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent Towns, adapted from Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”||This is our third recorded offering in our month long homage to great storytelling and to Halloween. This podcast is the remarkable result of gathering a few of my most talented friends in our LA studio one crisp night a few years back after divvying u.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNight Meeting, adapted from Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”||This is our second recorded offering in our month long homage to great storytelling and to Halloween. Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”, we present our spin on this Twilight Zone-inspired tale,||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRay Bradbury’s “The Earth Men”, an excerpt from “The Martian Chronicles”||As a kid I fell in love with short stories in large part from hearing old radio theatre-style recordings that often played on the radio throughout October leading up to Halloween. I especially loved Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles".||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Man: Brian McKinney Interview Podcast||SOUND ADVICE founder, Kate McClanaghan, and Producer Jeff Finney sit down with professional Sound Man Brian McKinney and talk about his work on The League, how to be professional on set, the kiss of death for an actor,||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat It Takes To Be a Valuable Voice Over||Discover some of the best-kept industry secrets that will help you better navigate this business—as a voice-over, and as an actor! Find out what producers, casting professionals, and talent agents all need and want from you! - Find out:||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s Muscle Memory Delivery?||Regardless of whether you’re delivering a take for an on-camera or voiceover performance, no one wants only a single delivery from you. Every take requires spontaneity, expression and subtle, yet discernable, variety—regardless of your skill level.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEngaging Your Imagination||Regardless of whether you’re on-camera or off-, engaging your imagination is required of you as a talent. Discover a key element that will assist you with every take, regardless of your skill level, and allow you greater spontaneity,||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Agree With The Reality Of Any Script & Add To It||What makes you valuable as a talent? How do you challenge your comfort zone to garner the greatest results? Listen up, my friend. This podcast may alter your perspective of your job as a talent and dramatically elevate your career.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Producing a Temp VO Demo Says About You Professionally||Hear some of the best-kept industry secrets that will help you better navigate the voiceover business—starting with your voiceover demo! Discover what producers, casting professionals, all need, want and expect from you as a voiceover.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Subtext Adds Depth to Your VO||What to look for in your script Playing more than one idea at a time What are you actually saying ; what are you implying Finding more than one meaning in a line, phrase or word in your script that will offer you another interpretation||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Expand Your Comfort Zone & Build Agility as a Voiceover||Discover some of the best-kept industry secrets that will help you develop the most sought-after skills in the voiceover business. Learn what producers, directors and casting professionals need, want and expect from you as a professional voiceover tale.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Guest, NY Acting Coach & Actor, Philip Hernandez||Philip is a respected acting and singing coach in NYC. He is also the only actor in Broadway history to have played both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables. He made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast of the Tony Award-winning Kand||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf It’s Meant To Be||SOUND ADVICE coach, producer and founder, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into your career as a voice actor, and how to make yourself accessible to the work and to those most likely to hire you as a professional voiceover talent and actor||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Honest Thanksgiving||It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. And the most enduring Thanksgiving Day memory I have began when I was fifteen, and, well...it’s a story that honestly may never end.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Key IMPROV Elements That Will Raise Your Voiceover Game||Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover, Kate McClanaghan, defines: • How Does IMPROV Relate To All Forms Of Media, Especially Voiceover • How To Agree With The Reality of Any Script & Build On It||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Element of Surprise||Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into the importance of: • How risk plays a creative role in your performance • The value of surprising yourself take after take||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarti Matulis Creature Feature||As a special Halloween surprise, meet our special guest, Marti Matulis, seasoned voice talent and ‘Creature Feature’ actor joins SOUND ADVICE founder, Kate McClanaghan. Some of Marti’s creature credits include: - American Horror Story||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Have to Be an Actor to Succeed in Voice-over?||Discover why crazy character voices and dialects on your voice over demo can read as amateurish Why being "yourself" is the most marketable thing you can play What SOUND ADVICE offers that no one else does -||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat ‘Who Are You Talking To’ Really Means||SOUND ADVICE coach and founder, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into the most common direction you are likely to get as an actor, and how to best engage your imagination to improve every audition, every take, and every performance. (Phew. Meaty stuff.)||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat To Include In Every Performance||In voiceover, and acting in general, you give yourself cues and commands with every take and every performance whether you realize it or not. However, you can’t tell yourself what ‘not to do’ if you hope to have an easy, conversational,||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To ‘De-Sss’ a Sibilant S||• What is ‘sibilance’ and why should you correct it with your performance instead of leaving it to fix in post • Who tends to have the greatest issue with a sibilant ‘s’ • Discover how to quickly and effectively correct a whistling ‘s’||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Common Direction & Engaging Your Imagination as a Voice Over||SOUND ADVICE coach and founder, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into the most common direction you are likely to get as a voice actor, and how to best engage your imagination to improve every audition, every take, and every performance.||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition and Session Tips with Kate||Auditions are a form of promotion. “What you’re talking about” matters more than “How you’re going to say it”. Is there a difference between the audition and the job? Determine what you are attempting to deliver with each take.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Conquer Stage Fright & Master Your Auditions||Discover how to conquer overwhelming nerves, and: You Become the Effect of That Which You Resist The Goal of Every Take, Every Performance You Have To Entertain Yourself In Order To Find Your Audience And a great deal more!||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Special Guest, VO Veteran & Vanguard Voice Over Educator, Pat Fraley!||Pat’s credits include: The first recipient of the Vanguard Award for Excellence in Voice Over Education Among the top 10 performers of all time for being cast in TV animated shows Recently voiced characters in The Boxtrolls,||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance Of Keeping Your Imagination Engaged||Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into the importance of: - * Keeping Your Imagination Engaged - * How the Imagination Impacts Your Performance -||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Deliver Valuable Options With Every Take During A Session||Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover, Kate McClanaghan, define the importance of: • Self-Direction • Your POV, Interest & Effortlessness • Conditioning Yourself To Deliver Effective Options||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat To Concern Yourself With On EVERY Voice Over Session||Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voice-over, Kate McClanaghan, define the importance of: Self-Direction Your POV, Interest & Effortlessness Why what YOU think matters most||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Handle a Hoarse Voice & Stay Healthy||As the saying goes, “The best defense is a strong offense.” And when it comes to your health that means eating well, getting plenty of rest, and maintaining a healthy routine. In a perfect world that would be easy. So,||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Build Your Frame of Reference||In voiceover, and acting in general, you’ll have a tougher time playing if you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about. - So, how do you study commercial, narrative and animation styles? How do you determine the frame of reference,||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Guest: Dave Courvoisier of World-Voices.org||Seasoned voice talent and World-Voices.org (WoVO.org) founder, Dave Courvoisier, joins SOUND ADVICE founder, Kate McClanaghan and producer, Jeff Finney to discuss: Insights into your career as a voice actor regardless of where you live||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActress Kassie DePaiva Discusses Acting for TV, VO & her role on Days of Our Lives||Meet actress, Kassie DePaiva. Look familiar? You’ve probably you’ve seen her: As Eve Donavan Larson on Days Of Our Lives As Blair Cramer on One Life To Live and on General Hospital As Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Guests Stephanie Ciccarelli and Jennifer Smith from VOICES.com||Hear SOUND ADVICE producers Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney dish with our very special guests, Stephanie Ciccarelli and Jennifer Smith from VOICES.com. - Discover: The extraordinary benefits of using Voices.||3/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Great Graphics Matter to Your Voice Over Career||Meet seasoned graphic artist, Erica Wernick, author of LA Bound (a must-read for anyone considering a move to Los Angeles) Discover why it’s more important for your audience to imagine what you look like as a voice over with a great logo before ever||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Improvisation (especially ‘Yes… And’) Can Improve Your Voice Over||SOUND ADVICE coach and founder, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into the auditioning process, and how one of the most fundamental Improv techniques, ‘Yes… and’, can improve how you approach every audition and your overall performance.||2/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Greatest VO Industry Game-Changer: Source-Connect NOW & ipDTL!||* THREE cities, ONE podcast: from Los Angeles, our founder, Kate McClanaghan, from our Chicago studio, Jeff Finney, and from Orlando, radio personality and avid SOUND ADVICER, Skip Mahaffey * Discussing the most-likely ISDN replacement options||1/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActor Andy McPhee Discusses Acting for Film, TV, VO & his role on Sons Of Anarchy||Meet actor, Andy McPhee. Look familiar? You’ve probably you’ve seen (and/or heard) him: As Ron Pearlman’s Northern Irish counterpart in Sons of Anarchy As Belhatchett (the banker) in Saving Mr. Banks As Colonel Hardy in the popular video game,||12/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActing for Film, TV, Playing Master Chief in HALO (& What the Heck is “Mo-Cap” anyway?) with Actor, Bruce Thomas||Meet actor, Bruce Thomas. I know, he looks remarkably familiar… probably because you’ve seen (and/or heard) him: As Master Chief in HALO, the most-popular video game ever! As Peter Hickey on Desperate Housewives As JP Gratton on Bones||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Expect During a VO Session.||So you’ve booked the session…now what? Let SOUND ADVICE demystify it for you! Kate goes into logistics and tips for understanding what is expected of you and what you can expect from producers and engineers when you get in the booth:||7/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoice Over & the Most Sought-After Actor Under 20 in Hollywood, Kodi Smit-McPhee||Meet actor, Kodi Smit-McPhee, star of ten major feature films in the last year in a half… Including: Opposite Gary Oldman in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which premieres this Friday, July 11th! Opposite Ben Kingsley in the soon-to-be-released,||7/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Slate & Why It Matters||Short, but sweet: LISTEN to some of best advice in the business Your audition begins with your ‘SLATE’ Your slate allows you the opportunity to establish your level (your volume) How a poor slate can ‘sandbag’ the rest of your audition if||6/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Current Voice Over Info with VoiceOverXtra.com’s John Florian||Last year's Virtual Voice-over Convention THIS year's VOICE 2014 Convention (to be held in August) ipDTL VS. SourceConnect NOW, and other industry advances The state of voice over and running your small business as a professional||5/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Benefits of Pay-to-Play VO Sites||TWO cities, ONE podcast: from Los Angeles, SOUND ADVICE founder, Kate McClanaghan and guest artist, voice talent, Timmy Morgan and, from Chicago, our head of production, Jeff Finney The value of the various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites||3/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoice Over & the Most Sought-After Actor Under 20 in Hollywood, Kodi Smit-McPhee||Meet actor, Kodi Smit-McPhee, star of ten major feature films in the last year in a half… Including: Opposite Gary Oldman in the soon-to-be-released, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Opposite Ben Kingsley in the soon-to-be-released,||3/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet our Head of Production, Jeff Finney & Discover Home Recording Help!||This week Avid SOUND ADVICER, Pro-VO, Skip Mahaffey chats with our Head of Production, Jeff Finney What you're really trying to achieve with your home recording studio How to avoid "geeking out on the gear" & find balance||1/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy IMPROV Matters to Your Performance||Why IMPROV matters! A brief recent history of IMPROV & it's impact on Pop-Culture The 3 Tenets of Improvisation How to advance your career by mastering IMPROV||12/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoice Over Coaching & Demo Production Made Easy PODCAST||SOUND ADVICE founder, Kate McClanaghan and client, Bridgette Campbell comparison shop for voice over coaching and demo production What to Look for in a Voice Over Coach What Are Your Demo Production Options||11/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEasy Options & Tales from Voice Overs Front Lines||THREE cities, ONE podcast: from Los Angeles, our founder, Kate McClanaghan, from Chicago, our Head of Production, Jeff Finney, and from Orlando, radio personality and avid SOUND ADVICER, Skip Mahaffey Home Recording Options Made...Even Easier||11/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalter’s Reason||Here's our final offering in our homage to Halloween and great storytelling. Adapted from Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", we present our spin on this Twilight Zone-inspired tale, performed by a few of my most talented friends in our studio one.||10/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe “Muscle Memory Delivery”||What is "Muscle Memory Delivery" Why we hang on to this impulse How SOUND ADVICE can help you build your ability & give you more freedom to create||9/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You NEED a Talent Agent as a Voice Over||The Key Liaison Between YOU & the Work Where to Learn How To Get a Talent Agent What a Talent Agent Does How a Talent Agent Legitimizes Your Work The Primary Reason You Need an Agent - August 27th 2013||8/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat You Can Expect on a Recording Session||TWO cities, ONE podcast: from Los Angeles, our founder, Kate McClanaghan and from Orlando, radio personality and avid SOUND ADVICER, Skip Mahaffey Taking the Guess-work Out of the Recording Session How To Offer the Most Dynamic Choices||8/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
A pleasure to listen to...
The Sound Advice Podcasts are very informative and also quite entertaining.
I love listening to them!
Refreshing, no pretense!
There's no mystery when I listen to Kate's podcast. She's a knowledgeable, helpful, veteran professional and brings that level of insight to every podcast she hosts. I listen because it's a good use of my time and I always learn. Can't beat that.
Your interview with Fraley was excellent and he’s a great teacher and friend. You do a great job with your podcast.