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Voices.com presents the State of the Voice over Industry paper

David Ciccarelli of Voices.com alerted me this morning of the availability of his newest version of his annual State of the Industry paper. It’s a good overview, with some interesting highlights. While it makes some sweeping predictions about several different industries without much supporting evidence, I think the paper is pretty accurate and I commend David for writing this up in a way that isn’t just a marketing device for Voices.com.

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Insights into Audiobook recording

My favorite audiobook narrator, Scott Brick has posted a doozy of a tome on his blog about the challenges of recording audiobooks with regard to different accents the author drums up. He’s certainly not complaining, because as he says “he has the collest job on the world.” I have to agree.

Read the whole thing here.


My blog featured as one of the “100 Industry Resources for Voice Over Talent”

Just got a note from Stephanie Ciccarelli at Voices.com that my blog has been featured as one of the 100+ Industry Resources for Voice Over Talent. Thanks for the honor, Stephanie. I guess I should write more often now!

 I’m among such other VO friends as Bob Souer, Caryn Clark, Dave Courvoisier, Kara Edwards, Bryan Cox, Liz De Nesnera, Lou Zucaro, Peter O’Connell, Bobbin Beam, Tom Dheere and Mary McKittrick. As well, there are a ton of other resources every VO should know about.


Voicey Awards Finalist!

A big thanks to everyone who nominated me, I made it as a finalist in the 2008 Voicey Awards in the Best New Voice category! I’m really excited about being nominated and am in stellar company with all the other finalists. A big shout out to my friend and fellow Best new Voice nominee David Houston. While I have no illusions of actually winning in the end, I’m proud to be in such fine company as Dave and the other nominees.

As well, other people I know who were nominated:

Best Male Voice:
Bob Souer

Best Teen Voice:
Jesse Springer

Best Female Voice:
Moe Egan

Best Team Voice:
Adam Fox and Kara Edwards

Best Personal branding:
Kara Edwards

Best Foreign Voice:
Liz de Nesnera

Lifetime Achievement:
Pat Fraley
Bryan Cox

The complete list of finalists can be found here:


Golden Knight Media has joined the blogosphere

Fellow VO-BBer and voice talent Isaiah of Golden Knight Media has joined the blogosphere. Welcome! I look forward to reading what you have to say.


Voicey Awards Nominations close Sunday

Just a heads-up to remind any of you that the nominations for the Voices.com Voicey Awards are closing on Sunday February 4th. Don’t forget to get your nominations in! And if you think I’m deserving, I’d love to have your vote for Best New Voice. If you decide to give me a nomination, my voices.com url is jkafer.voices.com.

Anway, I can’t wait to see who the nominees are! Even if I’m not one of them, I’m bound to know at least one of them.


My shortest VO gig ever – Podcast Camp 2008 Promo

My friend Peter O’Connell put the call out for people to do voices for his Podcast Camp 2008 Promo. So I sent mine in. The end result was a hodge podge of various Voice over folks cut and pasted and I think I got a single word in there, “Twitter”, making this my smallest VO role to date.

Other talented folks in the spot include Elaine Singer, Chris Rice, Mary McKitrick, Kara Edwards, Liz de Nesnera, Dave Courvoisier and Jim Sutton


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