Halloween is a great time to be a voiceover artist because you can record stuff like this! When it comes to this particular holiday, I will always be a kid!
Halloween Fun! by voiceoversbyterrydaniel
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
With the spirit of giving upon us, I have decided to create a promotion that centers around giving back to the community. The 10-Day VO Holiday Challenge. I'm challenging voice talents by giving them ten weeks to contact a charity of their choice, donate their service and then blog about it.
It can be a voicemail, commercial, podcast intro or whatever. Talents will be able to post links to their blogs as well as the vo's they have recorded for the charity of their choice.
The official facebook page https://www.facebook.com/10WeekVOHolidayChallenge
Thursday, October 13, 2011
There are thousands of motivational and inspiring books out there. Some are packed with great content. Others are filled with watered down fluff adapted from other books. When I am having a tough day, sometimes I look to simple themes and stories to help motivate me. Like "The Little Engine That Could", a popular children's book. The message is so simple yet clear and very effective.
Recording voice-overs and teaching the craft of voice acting is a very exciting way to make a living but there are going to be days where it feels like a struggle. It can be a difficult client or equipment failure. Maybe it's Terry Daniel who is being difficult! Why am I talking in the third person? Ha!
Anyone who is human will encounter days where nothing seems to be working and you just don't feel like yourself. There are things we can do to help get us back on a positive path. Some do yoga. Some use mediation. Me? I enjoy reverting back to this children's classic! Especially when the little engine goes, "I knew I could!" It always seems to effectively change my mindset and that is a wonderful accomplishment!