What makes a good man? (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 23)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss.)

So, spoiler alert.

*deep breath*

I didn’t weigh in this week.

I have a good reason, I promise. 

As my alter-ego , the Headmaster at Superhero University, I was hosting a workshop all weekend for my good friend, Pat Fraley.

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Superhero University presents: “Book It!” with MaryLynn Wissner!

On July 23rd, Dallas gets a taste of how the real world of voiceover works, when L.A. Casting Director and all-around nice person MaryLynn Wissner comes to Dallas to help give voiceover talents a cut-to-the-chase look at the techniques, tricks, methods, and winning secrets to today’s most successful VO talent!

Over the last 22 years, Mary Lynn has cast thousands of voices for thousands of tv, radio, animation, games, narrations, books and more! Mary Lynn has directed, nurtured and guided hundreds and hundreds of talent across the country into the world of voiceovers. Learn from someone who is in the voice-over booth every day…casting, working closely with ad agencies, production companies and game producers.

Mary Lynn is in the game and shares with you the inside secrets that can get you bookings! You’ll get in the booth, find out what you’re doing wrong, right, and how to enhance what you already do! Because of the internet and home studios,

there are now more opportunities than ever before…casting directors, like Mary Lynn, can now throw the casting net out wider than just L.A…GET HEARD!

In this special one-day intensive, you will learn:

  • What Casting Directors and Producers want to hear
  • Important skills for self-direction: how to breakdown a script, make the right choices and make your auditions stand out!
  • How to turn Blocked into Booked! Book National spots & campaigns!
  • Easy home studio set-up & successful marketing ideas

Cost is just $285! Summer School was never so cheap…or so valuable!

Call or email MaryLynn at Voices Voicecasting today at: (818) 716-8865 or voices@voicesvoicecasting.com 

PayPal, checks and payment plans accepted. 

Better grab a spot…space is limited!

WHERE: Cake Mix Recording

17817 Davenport Road, #110 Dallas, Texas 75252

WHEN: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 - 10 AM-6 PM 

Everybody know that the best cakes, like the best sound is fixed in the mix! Never been to the gorgeous Cake Mix Recording? Check it out right here!

Superhero University presents: “Audiobooks A-Z” with Vanessa Hart!

Vanessa Hart is bringing Part 2 in her highly acclaimed series “The Power of Five” to Dallas, Texas on August 13 at Cake Mix Recording!

In this 1-day intensive you will learn:

  • Your audiobook demo: General Specs and Helpful Hints (we will also be working your choices behind the mic and you’ll have those recordings to take home with you)
  • How to prep your manuscript and get your research done (includes how to make a character sheet, Chapter notes and much more)
  • Character Analysis (shortcuts and tips on finding the voices you need and holding them throughout the audiobook)
  • How to find your narrators voice (powerful questions to ask yourself that will give your narrator clarity and purpose), and
  • Marketing, Home Studio needs, Rates, and MORE!

We will also work on breathing techniques and you’ll take home a breathing CD along with your copy of Audiobooks A-Z:  30+ pages loaded with information and resources to get you started in your audiobook narrator career.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a thumb drive so you can take home your performances.

Workshop hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with a lunch break.

Cost is $350 (get $60 early earlybird discount until July 1st!)That’s just $290!

To sign up, email vanessa@vanessahart.info

To receive your discount please use reference code: DESP

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Everybody loves cake! Never been to the gorgeous Cake Mix Recording? Check it out right here!

Special thanks to:

VO Planet! 

One lucky participant will receive 1 full year free to this wonderful casting site (value: $260) and all participants will receive a discount on membership! ($50 off)

Vanessa Hart!Vanessa Hart is an in-demand voice-over artist, actor, and speaker whose work is heard every day all across the country.

She has performed hundreds of commercials, corporate narrations, and national television promos, in addition to narrating dozens of award-winning audio books in her professional career. 

McDonald’s, Target, Cadillac, Lee, Jeans and Dillard’s, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Liberty Mutual, and Real Network, as well as Bravo, Lifetime, and A&E are just a few examples of the hundreds of clients that call upon her outstanding talents and unique sound to promote their businesses. 

She was awarded finalist in the esteemed 2009 Voicey Awards for Best Female Voice, and was also recognized as finalist in the Audie 2008 awards. Her many audio book publishers include Random House, McGraw Hill, Blackstone, Harper Collins and Audible. She also serves on the AFTRA Audio Book Steering Committee. 

Vanessa is also a veteran voice coach and demo producer and works regularly from her state-of-the-art recording studio in Los Angeles.

Linda Howard, Linda Jones
Read by Vanessa Hart

Vanessa’s Hart’s throaty, sexy voice and well-paced delivery make her the perfect choice for this dark tale of vampires who are conspiring to conquer the human world by breaking a witch’s curse. The story is packed with fascinating characters who are well portrayed by Hart, including powerful and hunky Luca Ambrus, a vampire born of two vampire parents (“blood born”), and plucky Chloe Fallon, his love interest and a “conduit”—a human who can channel a warrior from another dimension to fight the bloodsuckers. A gaggle of vamps and witches also entertains and provides fodder for several sequels. Fun, campy, full of clever dialogue and interesting lore, this listen delivers. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010]