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  Topic: Things Are Tough, But Really??
Bob Bergen

Replies: 20
Views: 629

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 am   Subject: Things Are Tough, But Really??
The Major art galleries take between 50% and 60% of a work's price. No matter where or how you sell it.

Not saying it's right, I'm just sayin'.

That has been their business practice since day on ...
  Topic: Things Are Tough, But Really??
Bob Bergen

Replies: 20
Views: 629

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:56 pm   Subject: Things Are Tough, But Really??
“No” is the most empowering word an actor has. If the clients refuse to pay 25%, that’s that. But a non union agent can ask for anything they want. Hell, I would never pay 20%.
  Topic: Mark Hamill on Developing Animated Characters
Bob Bergen

Replies: 2
Views: 382

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:22 pm   Subject: Mark Hamill on Developing Animated Characters
#brilliant
  Topic: Building a home studio for the pandemic
Bob Bergen

Replies: 10
Views: 1177

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:59 am   Subject: Building a home studio for the pandemic
You are talking features, Bruce, and in particular celebs. They are mostly recorded solo but this is due to schedules. They record cartoons between other gigs, and most cast members have very diverse ...
  Topic: Building a home studio for the pandemic
Bob Bergen

Replies: 10
Views: 1177

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:28 am   Subject: Building a home studio for the pandemic
Well...it really IS new to a huge percentage of professional voice actors. We never needed a home studio to work. Home studios have been a necessity for those outside the major markets, voicing solo ...
  Topic: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob Bergen

Replies: 25
Views: 2356

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:04 pm   Subject: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
This morning, I remembered a quote I read about 12 years ago that was a major driving force in my efforts to learn how to self direct:

"An amateur actor makes guesses. A professional makes cho ...
  Topic: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob Bergen

Replies: 25
Views: 2356

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob, I am so curious about this transition you guys are going through. I have never known another life except self-directing auditions at home. I think I've done maybe 12 in-person auditions over the ...
  Topic: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob Bergen

Replies: 25
Views: 2356

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Tom flew back for cartoons.

....and he recently moved back to LA.
  Topic: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob Bergen

Replies: 25
Views: 2356

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:35 pm   Subject: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
I hear ya Jack. Yeah, in animation from the artists to the voice actors, studios didn’t miss a beat and began providing all who do all aspects of the work any and all equipment needed to keep product ...
  Topic: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob Bergen

Replies: 25
Views: 2356

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:34 pm   Subject: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Oh, I agree Frank, the majority of vo will be from the home studio.

But that is nothing new. The majority has been from the home studios for years.

But the majority is not ensemble recording, a ...
  Topic: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Bob Bergen

Replies: 25
Views: 2356

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:54 am   Subject: Major Headline: Voice Actors To Work from Home
Just like Covid-19, this too shall pass. I'll elaborate in a moment.

As for the top tier animation actors, more than a few had no home studio to even record auditions. Many would either go to the ...
  Topic: What Are You Watching These Days?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 32
Views: 2743

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:26 pm   Subject: What Are You Watching These Days?
Curb
The Morning Show
Maizel
Any documentary on any platform
Any and all reality shows (guilty pleasure)
  Topic: COVID impacts on voice over
Bob Bergen

Replies: 45
Views: 2775

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:50 am   Subject: COVID impacts on voice over
Bob, congrats on getting going on a home studio. 20+ years in over here so I feel like I have been prepping for this situation forever. Don't be afraid to ask for help from us, too. It doesn't have ...
  Topic: COVID impacts on voice over
Bob Bergen

Replies: 45
Views: 2775

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:56 pm   Subject: COVID impacts on voice over
Nope, did not know that.

Curious why you don’t insist on getting paid for re-dos. They’d have to pay someone else to do it if you pass.
  Topic: COVID impacts on voice over
Bob Bergen

Replies: 45
Views: 2775

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:57 pm   Subject: COVID impacts on voice over
What bothers me a little is when a client doesn't want to be on the line, sends a sample of what they liked on your demo - and then wants something different than you submitted - not significantly, bu ...
 
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