Atlanta Voiceover Studio

Atlanta Voiceover Studio

The Atlanta Voiceover Studio's mission is to EQUIP, INSPIRE and ELEVATE by giving YOU the resources YOU need to create the voiceover career you want. This podcast features interviews with industry professionals (agents, producers, successful VO talent, etc) to give you more insight into the world of VO. Hosts, as well as owners of The Atlanta Voiceover Studio, Mike Stoudt and Heidi Rew are full-time VO talent, actors and a real-life married couple. Join them as they uncover some of the keys to navigating a career in voiceover with some of the top VO professionals. BONUS: If you'd like a FREE VO tip every Monday morning to jump start your week, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2VUshuc read less

Episode 40: J. MICHAEL COLLINS TALKING VO ATLANTA
6d ago
Episode 40: J. MICHAEL COLLINS TALKING VO ATLANTA
With over twenty-five years as a professional voice actor, J. Michael Collins has worked with some of the biggest companies, brands, sports leagues, and organizations. In addition, J. Michael has established himself as a leading industry authority & demo producer. Along with his wife and business partner Anna, J. Michael is the producer of VO Atlanta, the industry’s largest and longest-running conference, co-producer of the One Voice Conference USA, and hosts voice actors each year at luxurious venues in Europe for the signature JMC Euro VO Retreats. Check out our BONUS questions with J MICHAEL on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where J Michael shares how to get the most out of a VO conference YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs LEARN MORE + REGISTER FOR VO ATLANTA HERE: https://www.voatlanta.me/shop/ (Don't miss Mike & Heidi's Breakout Session on creating a sustainable VO Career, Heidi's X-Session where we will create your PERSONAL BRAND KIT, the Atlanta Panel and Julie Shaer and Casey Holloway leading some Kids sessions) CLICK HERE for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) - https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i Terms & Conditions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit?usp=sharing Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 39: LA VOICEOVER AGENT Portia Scott
Jan 1 2023
Episode 39: LA VOICEOVER AGENT Portia Scott
Portia is the Director of Voiceover at Coast to Coast Talent Group in Los Angeles. Her clients have booked hundreds of broadcast TV and radio commercials and several national campaigns for Spotify, Chewy, Sonic, Corona Light, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s, and T-Mobile to name a few. She also represents talent that can be heard on Nickelodeon’s “The Loud House Movie”, Disney + “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid” and Warner Animation Group’s “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” *In this episode, we talk about: * The PROS of having an agent One thing talent can do to improve their auditions The average time it takes to get agent representation Agent communication tips The average time it takes talent to book once they get on with an agent *Check out our BONUS questions with PORTIA on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Portia answers WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO SEEK VO REPRESENTATION * CLICK HERE for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) - https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i Terms & Conditions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit?usp=sharing YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 35: Real Life VO Journey with Brian Bremer
Oct 1 2022
Episode 35: Real Life VO Journey with Brian Bremer
Brian Bremer is, what we determined on the podcast, a voiceover SAGE! With over 20 years experience, Brian has seen a lot along his VO journey. Today, he’s the voice of Planters Mr. Peanut, Nick on the Walking Dead video game and many more projects. He’s also our Intro to Voiceover & Intro to Animation workshop instructor. *In this episode we talk about - * How his rock band playing at the Olympics led to his VO career The one thing that would’ve made his journey easier And the key to a long and successful VO career Learn more about the Intro to VO Workshop (Live - In Person or Virtual): https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-workshops-intro-to-voiceover-workshop/ On-Demand Intro to VO Workshop https://provoiceovertraining.com *Intro to Animation: * https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-workshops-intro-to-animation-workshop/ Check out our BONUS questions with BRIAN on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Brian shares the best VO advice he’s received, what makes a great talent & more VO wisdom. CLICK HERE for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) - https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i Terms & Conditions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit?usp=sharing YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 34: AI/TEXT TO SPEECH: How it will impact VO with Jim Kennelly & Sam Ufret of Lotas Productions
Sep 1 2022
Episode 34: AI/TEXT TO SPEECH: How it will impact VO with Jim Kennelly & Sam Ufret of Lotas Productions
Jim Kennelly is the owner of Lotas Productions. Sam Ufret has been running the board at Lotas since 2017. Lotas is a New York recording studio that offers services in casting, directing and recording. They are also recognized as a leader in the realm of AI/Text to Speech. We talk to Jim and Sam about the impact AI/Text to Speech is having on the voiceover industry and the impact it will have in the future. *We talk about: * Why is AI/Text to Speech appealing to clients/brands? How has AI/Text to Speech affected the VO industry so far and how will it affect it in the future? What determines a “good” AI/Text to Speech voice? What are the qualities or skills we need to have as voice talent for an AI/Text to Speech job? Red Flags to look for when VO talent come across an AI/Text to Speech audition What can we, as voice talent, do to prepare for a world of AI/Text to Speech? Check out our BONUS questions with JIM & SAM on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where they share 1| How long will it be before AI/Text to Speech takes all our jobs 2| How should talent approach an audition where they ask for a “Siri” or “Alexa” type voice? 3| How can talent seek out AI/Text to Speech opportunities CLICK HERE for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) - https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i Terms & Conditions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit?usp=sharing YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 33: AUDIOBOOKS with Curt Bonnem
Aug 1 2022
Episode 33: AUDIOBOOKS with Curt Bonnem
Curt Bonnem is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 100 books to his name. With his audiobook success and background as an actor, sound design and engineering, he makes the perfect instructor for our Virtual Audiobook Class. *In this episode, we talk to Curt about: * How he got into audiobook narration His most challenging book and season in his career What he wishes he’d known from the beginning The amazing tool he created for narrators Sign up for Curt’s Audiobook Class here: https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-classes-audiobook-narration-virtual-class/ RESOURCES TALKED ABOUT IN PODCAST: Karen Common’s Narrators Road Map - https://www.narratorsroadmap.com Curt’s App - http://recording-tracker.narratedby.me Check out our BONUS questions with CURT on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Curt gives the best VO advice he’s ever received, his favorite audiobook genre and what makes a great audiobook narrator. CLICK HERE for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) - https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i Terms & Conditions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit?usp=sharing YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 32: PANDORA RADIO PRODUCER Steve Pogatch
Jul 1 2022
Episode 32: PANDORA RADIO PRODUCER Steve Pogatch
Steve Pogatch is the Sr. Manager of Voiceover Operations of Studio Resonate (SXM Media-SiriusXM/Pandora/Stitcher). In addition to producing thousands of high quality audio ads in the 8+ years he’s been at Pandora, Steve has been the go-to guy for all things VO Casting, VO Direction and VO Quality for Studio Resonate at Pandora/SiriusXM/Stitcher. He’s been responsible the past few years for recruiting, auditioning and curating new talent for the Pandora VO Roster as well as managing the Pandora VoiceOver Roster. *In Steve’s Episode, We Talk About: * The difference between podcast and radio ads What Pandora looks for in talent for their roster Home Studio Dos How to vary “natural, real” reads STAND FOR SONIC DIVERSITY: https://www.standforsonicdiversity.com/ Cheez-It + Pandora Collaboration - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cheez-it-teams-up-with-pandora-to-create-first-ever-sonically-aged-cheese-snack-using-music-from-iconic-hip-hop-artists-301546401.html Check out our BONUS questions with STEVE on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Steve shares the #1 thing clients look for, how many submissions they get versus # they bring on and the biggest DON’T when submitting to Pandora . YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail CLICK HERE for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) - https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i Terms & Conditions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D-PfTuRouL2JIs5T7gcrmMQLmr5OyDe-a_yaeV-UKNw/edit?usp=sharing
Episode 30: Real Life VO Journey with Chloe Dolandis
May 1 2022
Episode 30: Real Life VO Journey with Chloe Dolandis
Chloe was exposed to voiceover at a young age and her career has been a long and interesting one. Working for brands like Universal Studios, HBO Latin America, Nickelodeon, HP, Harley-Davidson, and others, she has achieved great accolades. Her career has not been completely smooth though. Hear her talk about some of the challenges she faced, how she got through them and what she wishes she knew from the start. We also talk about - The one thing that has helped her most in her VO career Advice for beginners And advice for seasoned voice actors Sign up for Chloe’s Agent Rep Prep Class here: https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-classes-agent-rep-prep-class/ Check out our BONUS questions with CHLOE on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Chloe gives the best VO advice she’s received, her favorite VO genre and what makes a great VO talent. YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs CLICK HERE (https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i) for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) Terms & Conditions (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit?usp=sharing) *Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: * facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 29: BEING A VO ENTREPRENEUR with Marc Guss
Apr 1 2022
Episode 29: BEING A VO ENTREPRENEUR with Marc Guss
Marc Guss is co-founder of ACM Talent (Voiceover Management Agency) and a top global social media influencer in his field. Vice president for over a decade at William Morris, Marc represented A-list celebrity and iconic voiceover talent. He is a Syracuse University College of Law graduate and a board member of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS). Marc’s book, Instincts of a Talent Agent: Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider was just released. *In this episode, we talk to Marc about: * His journey from answering the phones to co-owning ACM Difference between an Agent & a Manager How to know when you’re ready for a Manager What it takes to be a VO entrepreneur How can VO talent create their business Check out our BONUS questions with MARC on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where he gives us 2 Tips for Social Media Success + Where He Sees VO in 5 Years. YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs CLICK HERE (https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i) for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) See Terms & Conditions (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcYMkdLxWfbmwbvu-mwaurLNtWYVpIBgkJpOQTYLDwc/edit) Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com **Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips: https://bit.ly/AVSemail
Episode 28: Real Life VO Journey with Jill Perry
Mar 1 2022
Episode 28: Real Life VO Journey with Jill Perry
If you’ve wondered if voiceover is a sustainable career, listen to Jill Perry’s story! She’s been a full-time voiceover talent for 25 years. From working at Starbucks to trading her furniture for web design, Jill has had quite the journey. Her story will make you laugh and cry. She’s one of our private coaches, as well as a Beginner Intensive instructor. *More fun stuff in her episode, including - * Her first VO job for Lifetime How she was the voice of the Statue of Liberty & “sold” jewelry in Japan Hear the surprising thing that has helped Jill most in her VO career What to expect from Jill’s Beginner Intensive Sign up for Jill’s Beginner Intensive Class HERE (https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-classes-beginner-voiceover-intensive-class/) Sign up to do private coaching with Jill HERE (https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/about-our-instructors-jill-perry/) Check out our BONUS questions with JILL on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where Jill gives the best VO advice she’s received, her favorite VO genre and what makes a great VO talent. CLICK HERE (https://bit.ly/3uPpO8i) for 15% off a Voice123 Membership ($359 tier and up) Terms & Conditions (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D-PfTuRouL2JIs5T7gcrmMQLmr5OyDe-a_yaeV-UKNw/edit?usp=sharing) YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com Sign up for FREE weekly VO tips (https://bit.ly/AVSemail)
Episode 26: VOICE123 with Natasha Marchewka
Jan 1 2022
Episode 26: VOICE123 with Natasha Marchewka
Struggle to figure out how to make pay to plays, specifically Voice123, work for you? Natasha Marchewka, co-creator (along with Katherine Tole) of the Voice123 Pros course, is our guest today. She not only talks about how to be successful on Voice123 but gives us some great VO business tips in general! *In this episode, we cover: * * Natasha’s VO journey * Tips on how to create a successful voiceover business * How to have a sustainable VO career * Actionable things voice talent can do to create a better career * Advice for getting the most out of Voice123 She also kicks off our AVS VOICEOVER CHALLENGE! Every WEEKDAY in January, we’re posting a simple challenge on social media to help you create a sustainable business...but in bite-sized chunks. Sign up for our email newsletter because that’s where we’ll send you the “how-to” for each challenge! *EMAIL NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP: * https://bit.ly/AVSemail Check out our BONUS questions with NATASHA on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where we talk about a helpful Voice123 tip, her most helpful app/tech and the best advice she has to creating a successful VO career. YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs *Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: * facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com Follow Natasha + Sign up for Voice123 Pros: https://www.instagram.com/natasha_vox/ https://www.instagram.com/speechlessvo/ Sign up for Natasha’s Email Newsletter here: https://natashamarchewka.com V123 Pros - https://www.v123pros.com Website - https://natashamarchewka.com Speechless VO - https://www.youtube.com/speechlessreallifevo
Episode 24: PAY TO PLAYS with Rolf Veldman CEO of Voice123
Nov 1 2021
Episode 24: PAY TO PLAYS with Rolf Veldman CEO of Voice123
Rolf Veldman is CEO of Voice123, the world’s first and largest online marketplace for professional voice actors. An impassioned storyteller, Rolf considers himself an entrepreneurial historian who loves board games, scuba diving, cycling, and doing his bit to change the world for the better. At Voice123, Rolf spearheads a widely diverse and fully remote team that has set itself the task of crafting the future of the voiceover industry. *In this episode, we cover: * * What are AI/TTS (Text to Speech Voices)? * Learn what Voice123 found out from surveying their buyers about AI/TTS voiceover. * Based on those findings, what is the impact AI/TTS will have on talent and the industry as a whole. * Reason behind the Backstage & Voice123 merger + what that means for talent * Behind the scenes look at Voice123 - how it screens buyers, how it filters job opportunities for voice talent and what you can do to increase your opportunities. * What qualities do the most successful talent possess? Check out our BONUS questions with ROLF where we talk about the TOP things buyers are looking for in a voice talent + a breakdown of the Voice123 tiers - why is the purpose & what does it mean for voice talent. YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs *Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here: * facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio twitter.com/atlvostudio tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com Voice123 (http://voice123.com/) Announcement of partnering with Backstage (https://voice123.com/blog/media-releases/welcome-backstage/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=voice123-news&utm_content=atlanta-vo-studio) State of AI voices report (https://voice123.com/thebooth/the-state-of-ai-voices-report/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=ai-report-21&utm_content=atlanta-vo-studio) *Find Voice123: * Facebook (https://facebook.com/voice123) Twitter (https://twitter.com/voice123) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/voice123) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/voice123official) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/voice123/) Find Rolf Veldman: Twitter (https://twitter.com/veldmanrolf?lang=en) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rolfveldman?) Wanna learn more about how to get the most from Voice123? Check out V123 Pros Course: https://www.v123pros.com/optimizing-v123