Month: August 2018

Dr. Jean Abitbol: The Power of the Voice

The secrets of the human voice by leading world expert, Dr. Jean Abitbol!
(Better known as Celine Dion’s ear, nose, and throat doctor).

We possess a priceless and powerful treasure: our voice. The Power of the Voice is a scientific and personal voyage of exploration into the vocal instrument that each of us possesses without necessarily understanding it or knowing the true measure of its power.

An alchemy between body and mind, instrument of persuasion and charm, our voice is the reflection of our personality. It can bring us fortune or cause our loss. It fascinates scientists, philosophers, doctors, and those interested in caring for the voice. From the voices that seduce us to the voices that lead us, the author unveils the secrets of the voice and its power of attraction. How is the human voice formed? How does our voice change according to our emotions, situations, and conversations? How do politicians, performers, teachers, or seducers develop the power of their voices?

Enriched with numerous delightful anecdotes, including some about celebrities and politicians, the reader will better understand how the voice can inspire attraction and even repulsion.

This fascinating read will be of interest to people who use their voice often, including singers, actors, teachers, comedians, journalists, politicians, lawyers, and anyone with an interest in the human voice.

Jean Abitbol, MD is Ancien Chef de Clinique at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. An otorhinolaryngologist, he specializes in phoniatrics and voice surgery. Based on his clinical experience and research, he has published extensively on voice medicine and is recognized internationally for his contributions to voice surgery and care of the professional voice.

A lifelong student of the intricacies of the human voice, Dr. Abitbol practices otolaryngology, phoniatry, and laser voice surgery in Paris, where he is Ancien Chef de Clinique at the University of Paris. His interest in the human voice led him to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including vocal dynamic exploration, a method that allows physicians to look at the vocal folds speaking or singing and, more recently, the use of three-dimensional imaging of the larynx. His research has centered on the effects of hormones on the human voice.

Dr. Abitbol has published over 300 articles in the medical literature and produced several medical movies for which he has won film prizes. He hosts an annual international seminar for physicians and voice professionals on laser voice surgery and voice care and gives conferences to teachers and singers on voice care. A popular international presenter at scientific and professional meetings, he has received many honors, the most recent of which was the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur for which he was nominated by the Ministry of Health on behalf of the President of the French republic.

Visit Dr. Abitbol’s website: www.dr-jean-abitbol-orl-paris.fr/#ORL_PARIS_.A

Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet: Burn fat, balance appetite hormones, and lose weight

Dr. Don Colbert graduated from ORU Medical School in 1984. He then moved to Central Florida where he did his internship and residency at Florida Hospital. For over twenty years, Dr. Colbert has practiced medicine in Central Florida. He has been board certified in Family Practice for over 25 years and Specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr.Don Colbert is also a “New York Times “Best Selling Author that has written over 40 books.

Orlando Doctor, Dr. Don Colbert, has ministered health and healing to thousands. Dr. Colbert is a frequent guest with John Hagee, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland and other leaders in the body of Christ.

Don Colbert, M.D. has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, ABC World News, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, BBC, Readers Digest, News Week, Prevention Magazine, and many others.

Dr. Don Colbert offers seminars and talks on a variety of topics including “How to Improve Your Health”, “The Effects of Stress and how to overcome it! Through his research and walk with God Dr.Colbert has been given a unique insight that has helped thousands improve their lives.

Visit Dr. Colbert’s website: www.divinehealthwellness.com


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Elaine Clark: There’s money where your mouth is

Elaine Clark is an award winning actor, director, producer, certified teacher, playwright and the author of the quintessential voice-over book, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is, in addition to being the owner/founder of Voice One. As an actor, she is a member of SAG and AFTRA, having performed in hundreds of voice-over and on-camera commercials, industrial narrations, video games, cartoons, film and made for television movies. She also serves as an audio engineer, casting director, and multimedia & anime director.

There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is, an Allworth Press publication, is the ultimate voice-over training book on the market. Along with expert advice and script analysis, there are numerous practice commercials, industrials and multimedia scripts. Many colleges and high schools across the country have adopted it as a textbook for learning voice-over skills. Elaine Clark, the author of There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is, teaches a Voice-Overs By The Book class several times a year to help people fully understand and utilize the information.

Now expanded to include new insider’s tips on making a demo CD, vocal modulation and breath techniques, advanced copy-reading techniques, and a section on how copywriters see the job of the voice artists they write for, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in a career in voice-overs.

Voice-overs represent a potentially lucrative enterprise for anyone with vocal talent. A well-connected voice actor can make as much in an hour as a stage actor can make in six weeks, and that’s before the “residuals” are earned. The lucrative voice-over field is one of the best ways to pay the bills while exploring stage and screen work, or it can become a fascinating career in itself.

Whether you’re a seasoned actor or a non-actor with vocal presence, this outstanding handbook offers an expert’s insight into launching a career and finding work in voice-overs. Author Elaine Clark, a prominent voice-over expert, begins by explaining the basics of the industry and demonstrating how prospective voice-over performers can best market themselves through the use of agents, mailings, and demo tapes. Subsequent chapters cover such essential topics as vocal preparation, the basics of reading copy, the distinction between an announcer, a spokesperson, and a character, how to “hide the sell”, how to branch out from commercials to industrial narrations and talking books, and how to work in a recording studio and use a microphone to best effect.

Visit Elaine Clark’s website: www.voiceoneonline.com and www.elaineclark.com

 

Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt: Voice-Over Voice Actor

Our special guests are Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, co-authors of Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic. (The Extended Edition).

Yuri Lowenthal, in addition to being a giant nerd, is an award-winning actor of stage, screen and voice-over. He has worked on over 200 video game titles, but may be best known for his work in the popular Prince of Persia video game series, in which he plays the titular prince in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. He’s voiced Superman and Superman X on the Saturday morning animated Kid’s WB show Legion of Superheroes as well as Jinno/Kuma on Afro Samurai. Catch him currently as Ben Tennyson on Cartoon Network’s Ben Ten: Alien Force and as Bobby Drake, “Iceman,” on NickToons in the animated series, Wolverine and the X-Men. Anime fans may also know him from such series as Naruto, RaveMaster, Kyo Kara Maoh, Gurren Lagann, Bleach, Code Geass, and the film, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles.

Tara Platt is not a nerd but is proudly married to one. She has performed internationally from London to New York to Los Angeles in film, TV, animation and theatre. In the VO world, she is best known for her work on the series and video games Naruto as Temari, DC vs. MK as Wonder Woman, and Legion of Superheroes as Dream Girl. Anime fans may also recognize her from animated series and features: Digimon: Island of Lost Digimon, Buso Renkin, RaveMaster, FateStayNight, Rozenmaiden, Tokko; Blue Dragon, Bleach, DearS, Boys Be; and in video games: Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Eternal Sonata, Soul Calibur, Final Fantasy, Desperate Housewives, Halo 2 (ilovebees), Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Persona, and Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria. Tara and Yuri’s production company Monkey Kingdom Productions recently finished their first feature film Tumbling After.

Voice-Over Voice Actor will cover the following information:

Anecdotes

Anecdotes from VO professionals that run the gamut from actors to directors, agents to engineers. Entertaining stories and valuable insider knowledge on topics like: what makes a good demo reel, what it’s like in the booth, how to work effectively with a director, and what an agent likes to hear. Contributions from Wil Wheaton, Phil Morris, Dee Bradley Baker, Vic Mignogna, Liam O’Brien, Stephanie Sheh, Ginny McSwain, Jonathan Clements and many more!

Exercises

In addition to sample scripts and audition copy, you’ll find exercises to create characters, help narrow down your voice type, strengthen your pipes, increase breath control, improve diction and much more!

Audition Techniques

A peek into where you’ll be auditioning, who you’ll be auditioning for and things you can do to  set yourself apart from your competition. From script analysis and character breakdown to relaxation techniques, you’ll discover a multitude of ways to get prepared, stay levelheaded and put your best foot forward.

Marketing

Being the best actor isn’t enough! You’ll have to treat your VO career as a business, find out how to market yourself to agents, managers and potential clients. From promotional mailings to networking, these are the skills that can turn one job into a career!

Creating a demo

Making a good first impression is important and your demo is what you’ll send out into the world to give people a reason to hire you. You want it to be the best it can be, and here you’ll find out how to produce your demo to make it stand out!

Finding your voice

There are a lot of people out there competing for VO work. And key to being competitive is knowing your own voice. What qualities does your voice have? What kinds of products is your type of voice selling these days? And how can you use this knowledge to focus your energy and promote yourself? We’ll tell you!

Different types of VO

What kinds of jobs are out there? Where does VO fit in with the rest of the world of entertainment? From animation (dubbed and original) to video games, loop groups to commercials, let us be your guide through the wonderful world of VO.

Booth/Studio

We’ll give you a peek into the place where voice actors go to work and play. Who’ll be in there with you, how to get comfortable behind the mic and an introduction to all the strange and wonderful equipment you’ll be working with.

Home studio

Technology has brought the power to you, the voice actor, and we walk you through how to use your computer to record quality auditions at home and how to create your own home studio without spending an arm and a leg!

Getting Started

No matter how old you are, where you live, or what your experience, we give you the tools to begin your career in voice over. Whether you’re just curious, starting small or shooting for the stars, you’ll find what you need in this book!

Agents & Unions

Where are they, do you need them, how they can help you, and how to use them to get what you want in your VO career. We make them less mysterious, less intimidating and a lot more accessible.

Vocal Health

If you’re a race car driver, keeping your car tuned up and ready to go is key. In VO, it’s all about keeping your voice healthy and ready to rock, because if you don’t have your voice, you’re dead in the water. We give you tips on how  to stock your pantry and strengthen your voice.

The Warm-Up: CD or mp3 Download

The Warm-Up (your choice of CD or mp3 download) includes in-depth tracks to get you fully warmed-up and ready to go: * The Full Body Warm-Up * The Facial Warm-Up * The Breathing Warm-Up *The Vocal Warm-Up * The Condensed Complete Warm-Up *Additional Vocal Practice with Tongue Twisters.

Visit www.voiceovervoiceactor.com

Hollywood acting coach Margie Haber: Get the part without falling apart

Our special guest is Margie Haber, author of How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart.  This book is the answer to every actor’s audition prayers. Acting coach Margie Haber has created a revolutionary phrase technique to get actors through readings without stumbling over the script. The book helps actors break through the psychological roadblocks to auditioning with a specific, 10-step method for breaking down the scene. Actors learn to prepare thoroughly, whether they have twenty minutes or two weeks.  With a client list that includes Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Kelly Preston, Heather Locklear, Vince Vaughn, Téa Leoni, Josie Bissett, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Laura Innes, and Tom Arnold, among others, Haber encourages and leads the reader through the audition process with helpful and oftentimes humorous examples. Includes script excerpts, audition stories from today’s hottest stars, and tips from top industry professionals.

Margie Haber is known as Hollywood’s top audition coach. She began her career as an actor before becoming a coach. Margie’s philosophy empowers actors to create strong ‘characters’ for both auditions and booked roles. And whether that is on TV, film or stage. It’s about finding your own power in the lives you create.  For more than twenty years, she has taught many of Hollywood’s rising stars at her own Margie Haber Cold Reading Workshops in Los Angeles. Ms. Haber also holds ongoing workshops in San Francisco and New York, as well as seminars in other cities nationally and worldwide.

Margie Haber has always given her all to her students. It was while teaching at the Lee Strasberg Institute in the 1970’s that she noticed actors were confident at scene study but struggling with the audition process. Using her past experience as a speech therapist combined with her acting experience Margie developed the internationally recognized Haber Phrasing™. A 10-step instinctual approach to cold reading and auditions.

The Margie Haber Studio opened in 1986 and just a few years later, two of Margie’s clients, Brad Pitt and Michael Easton, wound up testing for the same role in the film “Thelma & Louise“. That was Pitt’s career breakthrough role and she’s helped thousands of other actors do the same ever since.

(See her client list here.)

Margie Haber recently evolved her teaching to empower actors beyond the audition to life on the set and the stage. She hand-picks and trains all her teachers, therefore, ensuring a studio filled with caring, passionate educators who encourage students to grow as a person as well as an actor.

For over three decades, students have attended her Stop Acting and Start Living the Life workshop in cities across the globe. Including Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Atlanta, and New York City.

In 2015, she coached and associate produced the feature film, Bravetown, (starring Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Laura Dern, and Maria Bello). She also recently produced and starred in Hollywood Trials, a Docu/Reality TV series about Margie starring Emmett Scanlan for RTE network in Ireland.

Margie Haber’s book, How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart, is used throughout the world in drama schools and colleges. Her interactive app, Stop Acting, has over 120 minutes of videos that help actors build creativity and confidence. The free Actors Connect With Margie app is a handy way for actors to keep up with exciting studio news.

Visit her website at www.margiehaber.com