Talking JRPGS & FINAL FANTASY!

That’s right you guys, I play video games every once and awhile.  Join me as I talk about Final Fantasy as well as other RPGs, and my thoughts on the subject regarding, in particular, the Japanese Role Playing Game.

Voice Over | Voice Acting Corner | “Be Yourself”

This will show you how you must first just, “Be Yourself” and be comfortable with all of your emotions.  Learn acting, and once you have that done, you add flavor to the ‘character’s’ you create.  It must all start with, “Yourself!”.

Jamcave Animation | WE WISH YOU A HAPPY VALENTINE

(A little late, but…)

The Jamcave Animation team wishes everyone a Happy Valentines!

Animated by:
Hernan Bruna | https://www.youtube.com/user/hbrunav
Rockaranzen | https://www.youtube.com/user/RockaranzenOfficial
GeoExe | https://www.youtube.com/user/YouGeoExe
Sam Green Media | https://www.youtube.com/user/SamGreenMedia
TwistedGrim | https://www.youtube.com/user/TwistedGrimTV

Male Voices & Sound Design by Jonathan Jones (Laphin) | http://www.youtube.com/CharacterVoice
Female Voices by Hayley Nelson | https://www.youtube.com/user/haylizbethofficial

VOICE OVER | “What’s my niche in voice over??”

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To be honest, in voice over.. you’re not going to know what your niche is in the very beginning.  You might have an inkling of what you might be good at, but you have to sort of start there and trial and error yourself, get experience, make mistakes, and make connections and people will definitely LET YOU KNOW what you’re good at after you start to get down the road working a lot.

It revolves around many little things you’ll definitely take notice of… For example.

*Which jobs are you getting hired for more most often…?
*What clients are coming back to you again and again…?
*What do you get complimented on the most…?
*What do you have the most FUN with…?
*What TO YOU is easier than most everything else…?

While you MAY be able to perform jobs in ALL kinds of categories, and genres, (such as trailers, cartoons, narrations, commercials), there is ALWAYS that one thing that you do more of than anything else.

So now you can see how it may take some TIME, maybe even a couple of years before you discover what your niche is.  Some are lucky and get caught up in their niche RIGHT AWAY.  The factors of connecting and just establishing yourself some place is different for everybody.

This is how you discover your niche in the Voice Over | Voice Acting industry.
Keep up the work, keep your chops honed, have fun, and be peristent!!

Take care guys!  Also, Happy 2015!

Voice Over Equipment | “What should I buy??”

You’re a new voice talent… You ask yourself, what should I buy??

Don’t go into a forum and ask that.  You might start a storm that will never end!

As a voice talent, you’ll come to understand fairly fast that the equipment really depends on what is good for YOU… ESPECIALLY when it comes to microphones.  But in terms of setting up your room and getting the stuff you need to get started.. I’ll have to say that there’s no better option to turn to than Harlan Hogan.

Harlan Hogan has been working in the voice industry for YEARS!!
Don’t believe me? |  http://www.harlanhogan.com/

And he also sells Voice Over ONLY essentials… in fact.. that’s the name of his product site.
|| http://voiceoveressentials.com/ ||

There you will find some great stuff to get started, and you’ll be able to also find ‘what works for you’.
I have personally bought a majority of my equipment from Harlan, and I use it all.  The reviews on his products are fantastic… and for good reason!

Still kind of curious on how all this equipment works??  What do they do, where do I plug it all in!?
Still kind of curious about how to set all this equipment up, or how to 1, 2, 3, EASY.. get this to work?
Well have no fear because I will give you this hands on video to streamline the process in perfect steps so it all makes sense!

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Insert Brian Thon, a voice acting talent that has partnered with SuchAVoice.com to provide important information to the starting talent.  No longer will you wonder what you need, or how to setup your studio.  Of course after the beginning stages of ‘setting yourself up’ there is much to learn, and that comes with experience a.k.a trial and error.


Now, even FURTHER to help you become more accustomed to what exactly would be going on in your set-up… you’ll have to take a venture into a ‘Day In The Life of a Voice Talent” with Brian Thon once again.  Walk with him into his OWN personal studio and.. see how HE works..

Voice Over Training

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Do people keep telling you that you need to get some education when it comes to Voice Acting or Voice Over.

But you have NO idea where to turn to…?

Well, I am here to help!  Here is a list of some GREAT coaches and material that can help get you on the right track if you are just starting out. (Clickable links!)


Nancy Wolfson | Nancy has to be the most popular VO Coach in the Los Angeles area.  She teaches you simple and fun ways to calm yourself down and break down a script as WELL as how to find the correct energy for a read.  She has downloadable courses if you go to her store section here.  And as someone that has bought a few of her chapters,  I can guarantee they work!  http://braintracksaudio.com/store/

Contact me if you want to know more about her curriculum if you are still on edge about buying any of these.  I will definitely help you out, and give you the 411.  Just e-mail me at voiceoverfun(at)gmail.com


Bill Dewees |  Offers countless voice over tips and tricks on his youtube channel, as well as he can personally coach you himself.  He’s been in business and marketing for over 15+ years and can help steer you in the right direction.  Learn more about him and what he has to offer you here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/VoiceOverExpert

Or visit his website at http://www.voiceoverrevolution.com


Edge Studio | A place that provides just an astounding amount of VO resources as well as MUCH MORE!  Started by David Goldberg.  Edge Studio has an abundant amount of material as a Full Service Studio, providing you with what you need to get started, as well as personal coaching if this is what you are looking for!  Go to EdgeStudio.com


Richard Horvitz | Don’t want to deal with all that commercial stuff and you are looking to be in cartoons or animation and think you have what it takes to start into this career.  Well Richard can evaluate that fairly quickly.  Richard has been in the animation business for a long time!  You may remember him as ZIM on Nickelodeon’s Invader Zim, or Dagget  on the Angry Beavers…  Richard will focus on the art of “Playing Pretend” and getting your imagination geared and focused for Character and Animation work. –  Visit him here:  http://www.richardhorvitz.com/classes-a-coaching/classes

Voice Over Artist

People look at this word and take it for granted…

Yes, you ARE in fact an ARTIST when it comes to the world of voice overs and voice acting.
As a voice over artist, you need to think strongly about what kind of direction you will be taking with your Artistic Talent.

What kind of pictures (in audio) are you going to paint in people’s minds?  Audio is, or I should say, CAN BE, emotionally moving, and can paint feelings into a person, motivating them to TAKE ACTION, FEEL SOMETHING, or to DO SOMETHING.

That is your goal… but what kind of pictures do YOU paint?

Are you good at making a sell?  Do you come across as trust worthy?  Are you full of energy and just have an enlightening personality naturally?  Are you versatile in on-stage acting and portraying characters?

You need to KNOW what you’re good at so you can create the correct brand for yourself in this field.  If you are a natural leader and you come across as authorative and commanding, then you may be great for reads that require this kind of style as it just comes out naturally from you without any effort.

If you are silly and outgoing, and you find yourself easily able to jump from one personality to the next, then character work may be for you.  Know your strengths, and focus your work around it.

LEARN where you fit in.. and when you learn your own voice and what it’s branded for.  FOCUS ON THAT.  That’s what sells.. and that’s where your niche will end up being your mainstay in the voice industry.