Reducing Waste as an SA (pt.2)

Reuse Today I was a Support Artist (a.k.a. an Extra) again.  In my attempts to reduce waste in an industry that generally places convenience first, I have been bringing my own supplies to the film set.  Armed with cutlery, re-usable coffee cup and Tupperware containers I had previously come away Read more…

The Wisdom of Nancy Wolfson

Nancy Wolfson.  Image from IMDB I recently found a YouTube clip of Nancy Wolfson coaching voiceover and thought it was really insightful, so I was delighted to find there were more clips available courtesy of her YouTube channel and one or two participants of her workshops. They’ve been inspiring me Read more…

Engage and Sound Credible

Useful tips from Voices.com So what type of voice is needed to earn money from voice over?  I decided to look at a source that should know; Voices.com links many, many clients with voice talent through their online platform.  As part of this service, they have provided online resources that Read more…

Back to Basics

So, after a year of creating vocals online for songs, characters and presentations, I thought it was time to take a look at the many ways I could do things better.  I had recently paid up to a 1 year premium package with Voices.com, a site that acts as an Read more…

Reviewing Sondheim’s Follies

The Art of Staying in Character Cover image from the National Thetre’s 2017 production of Sondheim’s Follies I had the pleasure of watching Dominic Cooke’s professional production of Sondheim’s musical Follies this month at the National Theatre in London. As a spectacle and a production it was astoundingly good. The Read more…

Vocal Observations

Lyrics for the composition for $30,000 Bequest For those that are interested, here are the lyrics very much based on Chapter 2 of Mark Twain’s short story. Sally (joyous tune in Bb):Thir-ty thousand dollars!A vast sum, an unthinkable sum!Aleck:  But how to invest it?Sally:   But on what to spend Read more…