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  Topic: Fear and truth never meet up for coffee
Bob Bergen

Replies: 3
Views: 172

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:39 pm   Subject: Fear and truth never meet up for coffee
Ya know, I have a handful of contracted gigs that have me scheduled through May, 2022. After that? Not a clue. Just your average unemployed actor. I always assume each job is the last. But most a ...
  Topic: May I have your critique please?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 4
Views: 241

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:15 pm   Subject: May I have your critique please?
Brandon, don't get discouraged by any of these posts. Here's the deal. This is a business chock full of people who will tell you what you want to hear, rather than be honest. Sugar coating to make ...
  Topic: May I have your critique please?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 4
Views: 241

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:10 pm   Subject: May I have your critique please?
This might be more of a geographical issue than a vo quality issue. One of the dangers with the internet is it has the illusion that all are created equal. They are not. Acting and vo advice from on ...
  Topic: Kent Klineman Introduction to the Group
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 707

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:30 am   Subject: Kent Klineman Introduction to the Group
I was just named Co-Chair of the Los Angeles VO Committee (or re-named as I have served in this position now for years) at SAG-AFTRA.

One of my missions for this term is to propose an update of t ...
  Topic: Rude responses to cold emails
Bob Bergen

Replies: 20
Views: 1338

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:14 pm   Subject: Rude responses to cold emails
Oh, I get it now, Bruce. I didn't as a vo student in my teens. I had no idea how the business worked. I assumed based on every other industry.

I'm with you. I have to go back to my files to r ...
  Topic: Rude responses to cold emails
Bob Bergen

Replies: 20
Views: 1338

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:39 am   Subject: Rude responses to cold emails
Boy, I have never received a negative response from marketing. I have had zero responses, but never anything negative. But if I did, I would just ignore. Ya can't please everyone and you certainly ...
  Topic: VO coach won't name a couple customers
Bob Bergen

Replies: 18
Views: 1120

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: VO coach won't name a couple customers
I am with Bish on this. But not just for privacy or confidentially, as that is indeed a very important factor.

Not all who study with any coach are going to work. That's show biz. And getting ...
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 7457

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:22 pm   Subject: Looking for feedback
Agree with a lot of what Jack said. I have never been a fan of an actor telling the listener what they sound like. You risk your demo not living up to your own assessment of your talent, which in it ...
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 7457

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:13 am   Subject: Looking for feedback
Good for you! And trust me, that legal education is gonna come in very handy in this business of show. Wink
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 7457

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:07 am   Subject: Looking for feedback
Hi Bob! Becky is a small market radio station client.

That's what I thought. So, here's the deal. Impressive people are only impressed with other impressive people. Your marketing needs to impre ...
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 7457

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:31 pm   Subject: Looking for feedback
OK....ready for an odd response? Who is Becky Halcomb??
  Topic: I Stopped Counting at 50!!
Bob Bergen

Replies: 11
Views: 748

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:56 am   Subject: I Stopped Counting at 50!!
I've been a guest on some. I've been asked to be a guest on many, but I turn most down. Most are hosted by lousy conversationalists. They ask questions but have no skills conversing. Or they don't ...
  Topic: OT: West Coast Heatwave
Bob Bergen

Replies: 16
Views: 1227

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:43 am   Subject: OT: West Coast Heatwave
It's actually been far worse. Low 100s is pretty much what we call summer. Plus, 100 degrees in LA is far easier to take than 90 with Midwest or NY's humidity.
  Topic: Tier 1 Agencies
Bob Bergen

Replies: 9
Views: 695

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:11 pm   Subject: Tier 1 Agencies
I have known actors to be with a top vo agent and not make benefits and some with more boutique offices earning 6 figures. So, the size of the office doesn't matter as much as the passion of the agen ...
  Topic: The stanslavisky acting technique and voice acting
Bob Bergen

Replies: 8
Views: 731

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: The stanslavisky acting technique and voice acting


You mention that you found the Meinser excericises of interracting with your on stage partner applicable to voiceovers. Would you please elaborate? How does the process of listening to ones partne ...
 
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