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  Topic: You Scream I Scream, Stop It!
Bob Bergen

Replies: 2
Views: 75

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:40 pm   Subject: You Scream I Scream, Stop It!
Well, they are doing it wrong. They have no choice. They are being directed to do it wrong. If the actor holds back, or places the sound in a way that is more comfortable, the mic can hear this. T ...
  Topic: I Have To Record and Send In My Audition???
Bob Bergen

Replies: 5
Views: 192

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:39 pm   Subject: I Have To Record and Send In My Audition???
Agree! Most union actors who do on-camera do not do vo and therefore have no clue we have been self taping our auditions for decades. When COVID hit, many union vo actors wanted the union to go afte ...
  Topic: Moose commercial demo 2022
Bob Bergen

Replies: 6
Views: 221

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:20 pm   Subject: Moose commercial demo 2022
Your reads are nice. I agree with Bruce about the open. But I would record something new. What is missing is a more conversational you. You handle the stylized stuff great. I wanna hear you shoo ...
  Topic: You NEED an agent/manager? NEED?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 4
Views: 258

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:25 pm   Subject: You NEED an agent/manager? NEED?
I think it just depends on the career. You cannot pursue animation without an agent, and probably without one of the top (less than) 10. But for the day to day vo actor around the country, I think y ...
  Topic: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 455

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:17 pm   Subject: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
I once quoted the "know they will refuse price" to a production company and an email came back.

"They went for it, sorry! Script attached. Mike"

Right???? So, I have asked m ...
  Topic: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 455

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:02 pm   Subject: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
There have been times I just didn't want to do a job.

That's why there's the I Don't Want to Do It Price™.

TRUE! And sometimes I have asked for an enormous amount just so THEY say no....and th ...
  Topic: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 455

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:13 am   Subject: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
He hated voicing from a booth, so he often VO'd from outside the booth with a 416.Some of his VO promo sessions were loaded with XXX commentary as he recorded. (Um, "salty language") A real ...
  Topic: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 455

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:09 am   Subject: The Most Famous Promo Guy of All Time
I was fortunate to be in an all day Saturday workout group when I was a teen with the top tier of vo talent. Ernie came by from time to time. It was like watching Michelangelo at the mic.

Note in ...
  Topic: Radio imaging. Per page
Bob Bergen

Replies: 2
Views: 479

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:28 pm   Subject: Radio imaging. Per page
My minimum is $100 per page, with a monthly guarantee of $300, even if less than 3 pages. But I've worked for stations that paid quite a lot more. As well as stations that up my fees with every annu ...
  Topic: Go Union or Non-Union?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 18
Views: 1595

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 4:30 pm   Subject: Go Union or Non-Union?
Related but unrelated. When COVID hit, the only acting genre that kept going was VO. Animation was never recorded from home studios. But with COVID came the necessity for animation actors to upgrad ...
  Topic: Go Union or Non-Union?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 18
Views: 1595

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 2:09 pm   Subject: Go Union or Non-Union?
It's an interesting piece. Since the majority of vo today is non-union, fewer actors benefit from working union. I was just lucky that when I got in the majority was union. Now, it was far harder t ...
  Topic: When to followup with talent agency
Bob Bergen

Replies: 4
Views: 1024

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:22 am   Subject: When to followup with talent agency
Confused. Are you asking about your auditions or if they want to commit to representing you? (usually an agent does not send auditions to someone they are not representing, so it's unclear if they si ...
  Topic: Union, nonunion, "no union"
Bob Bergen

Replies: 3
Views: 1082

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:14 pm   Subject: Union, nonunion, "no union"
I do not do audio books, but I know many union actors who voice union audio books all the time. So, there is a contract somewhere.

There's a difference between non-union and non-jurisdictional. N ...
  Topic: VO$ - Real Numbers
Bob Bergen

Replies: 35
Views: 4022

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:20 am   Subject: VO$ - Real Numbers
...in most cases anyone pushing VO success on social media is either selling, or planning to sell, services to newcomers.

Agreed. There, it might make business sense; though not without cost.

Co ...
  Topic: Replica Studios contract renewal
Bob Bergen

Replies: 7
Views: 1248

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:08 am   Subject: Replica Studios contract renewal
There's a lot of chatter these days about AI. The non-union world is being horribly hit as actors are finding past work being used for new content without compensation. Actors are discovering by par ...
 
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