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Don La Fontaine Voice Over Lab at the SAG Foundation was co-founded by friends, Paul Pape and Joe Cipriano to honor their friend.

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Long live the King of Voice Over, Don LaFontaine
Don's Family Nita And Liisi LaFontaine On NBC Yhe Winner Is!!!
Nita and Liisi LaFontaine rocked it last night on NBC's The Winner Is......moving on to the next round.....if you missed it you can see their preliminary peformance here... More
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Chuck and Stacey remind viewers that there’s still time to get tickets to attend That’s Voiceover on August 17th 2013 and also the SAG Foundation Poker Classic to benefit the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab on August 24th 2013. They also recommend reading the book, Voice Acting for Dummies, written by founders, David and Stephanie Ciccarelli. Award-winning actor and Emmy-winning voice director, Charlie Adler sits down to talk about how his amazing career began in theatre and eventually landed him in a hit show on Broadway.

He passionately expresses what people say about acting that “push his buttons” and the common denominator in all forms of acting. Charlie shares how his animation career started upon moving to Los Angeles by  meeting with his then agent, Arlene Thornton and now dear friend, Ginny McSwain that led to his first role on an animated series.

He talks about how he later became a teacher and voice director and what he discovered about the business along the way.

Charlie candidly answers how he approaches animation auditions and why he feels he has been “two people” at different times in his life. He explains how he teaches his students to become comfortable with the unknown in order to achieve your ultimate goals.

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Voice-over pro, Mike Elmore shows us how to watermark recordings!
Watermarking is an essential part of recording auditions.  It protects your work from being used without compensation

Edge Studio Group PictureHave you ever wondered how long it might take you to record a given script?

If all you are armed with is a word count, the script of number of lines, have no fear... Edge Studio's voice over words-to-hours converter is here!

Take a look at this reference chart and see if you can make use of the information for your voice over career.

The Voice Over Words-to-Hours Converter

Note well: This is an estimate helper.

This handy-dandy converter for speech, line, word count, and reading time helps you determine HOW LONG THE COMPLETED script will be.

Edge Studio recommends that you only use this information as a guide. Rates vary greatly due to script, context, vocal delivery, and so on.

This chart is based upon: 12 point Arial, double-spaced, margin-to-margin.

Speech Count

๏ Average person reads 3 words per second (range is 2 to 4)
๏ Average person reads 88 words per half-minute (range is 60 to 120)
๏ Average person reads 170 words per minute (range is 135 to 215)
๏ Average person reads 10,320 words per hour (range is 8,625 to 12,030)

Line Count

๏ Average number of lines per page: 21
๏ Average number of lines per 30-second spot: 7.5
๏ Average number of lines per 60-second spot: 15

Word Count

๏ Average words per line: 13 (range is 8 to 18)
๏ Average words per page: 273 (range is 168 to 378)

Reading Time

๏ Average reading time per line: 4 seconds
๏ Average reading time per page: 85 seconds












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For those of you that use Adobe Audition, this video should be helpful
An Epidemic: Mediocrity
How many times have we said the phrase “Ah, it’s good enough” when we knew darn well that is wasn't?   God knows, I have been guilty of that myself.  Mediocrity should be illegal in this country.  A crime punishable by a slap in the face and a kick in the ass!  Okay, I’m kidding.  Sort of.

My Way or the Highway : Union VS Non-Union


 Woman using a calculatorIf you work with union talent you are likely aware that there is a potential strike on the horizon for the Screen Actors Guild this May.


Usually, AFTRA and SAG are joined at the hip, but things have become a little messy recently to say the least.


For those of you who aren't signatories, this may be of little consequence to you, but for those who are currently working exclusively, or somewhat exclusively, with union talent the question is very real.


Do union politics influence your hiring decisions?


Let us know by leaving a comment.

Tips for Directing Voice-over Actors For Better Communication


 Advice for directors and producers, written from the perspective of the voice-over actor.


This article is intended to improve the recording session experience!


If you've ever wondered about what voice actors really want, use this article as a crash course, or to tune up your directing skills.

Voice Talent AgentsNow, we enter into waters where it's all about selection and not rejection!

Agents are very selective, but as we've said earlier, there is a voice for every job and a job for every voice.

Does an agency shoe fit for you?

Learn more about voice talent agents, what they do, how to find one, approach one and what happens if you are offered a contract.

Agents. Voice talent agents...

This category of people in the voice over industry as often seen as the individuals who hold the keys to the kingdom, are negotiators of deals, and promoters of talent.



Stephanie Ciccarelli Need help picking a microphone? Have some tips on how to go about it? Whether you're in the market for a mic or can give some advice, your comments are welcome!
When it comes to buying a microphone, you want to be sure that whatever you purchase does justice to your voice and brings your talent to the fore



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Recently a voice over talent asked me about why we offer a safe payment service at!


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VoiceOver Talent Search

Among the many offshoots of the Ted Williams phenomenon was the radio show featuring Ted talking to VO Pros Joe Cipriano and Randye Thomas.  The two top VO talents invited Ted to be part of their upcoming VoiceOver Talent Search Sho

Apparently it IS true, though…’cause now there’s a FaceBook page  for the show called: BEHIND THE MIC. Meaning, the show is callled ‘Behind the Mic’, and so is the FaceBook page.  It’s just bare-b0nes page right now, but apparently Erik Sheppard, Wally Wingert, Marc Cashman, and Sarah Natochenny are involved (judges?).

I encourage you to go to the Behind The Mic FaceBook page and “friend” it.  This show deserves our support.  In a business that’s suffered an incredible erosion of understanding and rate degredation.


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Your Instructor this week: 

Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman

MARC CASHMAN creates and produces copy and music advertising for radio and television. Winner of over 150 advertising awards, he also instructs voice acting of all levels through his classes, The Cashman Cache of Voice-Acting Techniques in Los Angeles, CA.

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In a perfect world, every client could be trusted and everyone would always pay on time. But that's not today's reality, and veteran voice talent Paul Strikwerda offers nine ways to protect yourself and/or collect from slow-pays and no-pays. Part 2 of his series on money management ...
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Do your voice over clients feel your love of voice over and hear it in the copy you read? Create an emotional connection with your clients and their copy, advises voice actor Christi Bowen. "Because I love what I do, it can be heard" ...
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