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“There Will Come Soft Rains” from Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles read by Leonard Nimoy (RIP)

I was just introduced to the short story read by Leonard Nimoy. He died yesterday on February 27, 2015.

I had a chance meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Nimoy in NYC crossing an intersection at Washington Square Park and W4th Street. I was a student at NYU and it was the summer of 2002 or ’03.

I got to say in 5 seconds that I enjoyed his work. His wife smiled at him as he smiled. I kept walking. You see many famous people walking the streets of NYC. I didn’t know he did a short story (audiobook) on a record until now. Remember records? lol I posted how much that I loved the poem although it’s about devastation. It’s a sad poem and the choral music fits perfectly. I purchased it this year for my choir in SAB from JW Pepper. #sciencefiction #audiobooks #choralmusic #poetry

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Audiobooks, Singing/Music, Voice Overs

 

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The Voiceover Insider by Julie Williams

I get Julie’s email blasts and I noticed that she included a free webinar by Julie and Vanessa Hart called Audiobook Techniques and Getting Work. They worked together a lot. I did meet Julie Williams at VO Atlanta 13. She was really great and presented in long form nonfiction narration. She also spoke about medical narration, whereas Vanessa did mostly fiction.

Thank you very much for this. Below is a link to an article written by Julie Williams.

http://voiceoverinsider.com/vo-business/how-to-bid-an-audiobook/

Voice Actors are extremely generous, so it’s nice to receive these gifts.

Check out Julie Williams’ articles at VoiceOverInsider.com or email her at julie@voice-overs.com.

Kim

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Voice Overs

 

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Memorial to Vanessa Hart, audiobook narrator and voice talent

Vanessa Hart unexpectedly died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Her sister, Dana, posted on Facebook the news. The family will post her obituary in the LA Times on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

We studied for five months from June to November 2013. She told me towards the end of our sessions that she wasn’t trying to take my money. lol I just wanted to take my time and learn from her. I knew that once I started teaching, that it would get difficult and it did. However, it was ALL WORTH IT. I’m so glad that I LOVED training in audiobooks. I loved words again. I enjoyed telling the stories in every paragraph and enjoyed my character research. The audio computer issues…not so much. I had plenty of those and George Whittam, Vanessa and I (along with Zach Herries with Mosaic Audio) had to really try to figure out my issues. That took time.

I was going to meet Vanessa here in Atlanta for the VO Atlanta 2014 convention with Voiceover City Atlanta in March 2014. Vanessa was excited and I was going to help her while she was here. However, I never got to meet her. I knew her well as a student though. Once, I canceled my session with her but she didn’t have time for a replacement, and I felt like a little girl in the 7th grade when I had to tell her that I ran out of money for the session. I had to explain to her that I didn’t pay her, nor my utilities for the month. I couldn’t pay anybody. lol Thankfully, I was able to pay everyone quickly soon after that incident. I had to slowly get back to her good graces after that. That was the only time that she was upset with me during our five month training session. I’m just glad that it wasn’t the acting that she was upset about. 🙂

So, I didn’t get to meet her but we knew each other well. What a treat to study with the great Vanessa Hart. She was a master audiobook narrator, actor, and voice talent. I’m so thankful that I had the courage to send a Facebook message on Christmas Eve 2012, asking if I could study with her. I wanted to start during the summer, and we did. My audiobooks demos are on ACX (audiobook creation exchange).

So, I will toast Vanessa after completing a book. I will complete many with prayer and tenderness, knowing that I trained with the best.

Thank you for your time spent with me, Vanessa Hart! It was ALL WORTH IT.

http://vanessahart.info

Kim

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2014 in Voice Overs

 

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Welcome September…

Well, I missed a blog in August 2013. That’s funny since a lot happened; I just didn’t have a minute to write it!

August was unusual in that I had to upgrade skills. It’s always good to upgrade skills. However, I had to upgrade them in Pro Tools for voiceover, so that I could record in audiobooks.

It was daunting since I had to watch eight hours of video, prepare to teach chorus / general music, and teach at the Alliance Theatre my weekend classes. It was a lot of work and I’m realizing that focus is a good thing. lol

It’s a blessing. I watched and re-watched some videos, got what I needed, and I’m recording again. It’s been tough. I’ve had some long days, so I’m writing on September 1, 2013.

Welcome September…glad to see you back!

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2013 in Voice Overs

 

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SAG Foundation: LIfeRaft – How to Get Paid for Reading Books

Audiobooks! This can be a vital part of your voice over work. Consider if this is something that you want to do. Stamina and skill is required but fun is the most important. As with anything, you have to enjoy it.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Acting, Voice Overs

 

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