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  Topic: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
Bruce

Replies: 12
Views: 224

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 26, 2022 3:53 pm   Subject: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
I hate to say it, but I tried those four drug names with IBM's Watson computer, and it did a pretty good job. I didn't research the proper pronunciations, but it sounded very reasonable to me. Of cour ...
  Topic: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
Bruce

Replies: 12
Views: 224

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 11:52 am   Subject: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
I'm still trying to master the Iranian Double Pause. So farsi so goodsi.



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  Topic: Everyone else is doing it ... should we?
Bruce

Replies: 3
Views: 166

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 5:22 pm   Subject: Everyone else is doing it ... should we?
As you may have noticed (how could you not?) prices are going up everywhere. Union rates are going up.

Are you charging more and how do you break it to clients and how's the reaction, if any.

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  Topic: Go Union or Non-Union?
Bruce

Replies: 18
Views: 360

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 5:18 pm   Subject: Go Union or Non-Union?
I remember over the years voice actors wanting to charge or get paid for all kinds of things, especially 1 or 2% bank fees and then extra fees for ISDN usage. The studios got away with murder back the ...
  Topic: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
Bruce

Replies: 12
Views: 224

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 1:04 pm   Subject: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
So, I thought I'd dig a bit deeper into each of the companies the author of the newsletter clip mentioned but didn't explore:

DeepZen.com is a pure translation from digital print to AI audio servic ...
  Topic: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
Bruce

Replies: 12
Views: 224

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 4:56 pm   Subject: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
With the exception of narration by major personalities, no one pays $10K for a standard length audiobook read. Plus with an AI book you still need QC, editing, mastering, and correction of misread wor ...
  Topic: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
Bruce

Replies: 12
Views: 224

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 3:12 pm   Subject: Something To Chew On, Then Spit Out?
Since A.I. was brought up here I thought this article clipping might be of interest. It's from the Kiplinger Newsletter, a major source of financial/investment information. It's always intriguing and ...
  Topic: Killing Me Softly With A.I.
Bruce

Replies: 0
Views: 114

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 11:42 am   Subject: Killing Me Softly With A.I.
Here's an article published today on Reuters about the battles actors and voice actors are facing over AI abuse of their voices. Our friend Bev Standing and her battle with TikTok is mentioned of cour ...
  Topic: Wow, Fiverr BS, Thick as a Brick
Bruce

Replies: 0
Views: 112

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 10:16 am   Subject: Wow, Fiverr BS, Thick as a Brick
From the article on how Fiverr is now offering voice auditions performed by AI :

“At Fiverr, we fundamentally believe that artificial intelligence needs to be implemented in a way that will support ...
  Topic: Go Union or Non-Union?
Bruce

Replies: 18
Views: 360

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 10:12 am   Subject: Go Union or Non-Union?
Here's one more discussion on the topic from Backstage Magazine:


https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/union-vs-nonunion-voiceover-acting-75037/


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  Topic: SAG jobs on the increase?
Bruce

Replies: 2
Views: 111

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 10:08 am   Subject: SAG jobs on the increase?
I've been seeing roughly the same old mix, but among the union jobs more lower rate jobs.


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  Topic: Bobs Burgers Improv
Bruce

Replies: 1
Views: 132

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 8:21 am   Subject: Bobs Burgers Improv
As a big fan of the show it was fun to catch this improv treat.

https://youtu.be/B_GK6-YSDRo

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  Topic: Sound Effects Geeks, This Is For You
Bruce

Replies: 0
Views: 121

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 8:10 am   Subject: Sound Effects Geeks, This Is For You
Skywalker Sound, at the Ranch of the same name, is explored in this video. A delight for fans of SciFi and SFX.

“What girl doesn’t want to grow up creating sound effects for Star Wars?”

https:// ...
  Topic: A different approach to coaching
Bruce

Replies: 22
Views: 802

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 7:08 am   Subject: A different approach to coaching
At long last, Philip, my flabber has been gasted.



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  Topic: A different approach to coaching
Bruce

Replies: 22
Views: 802

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 05, 2022 12:57 pm   Subject: A different approach to coaching
Yes, and be prepared to be quick on your feet because your chances to learn new ways to apply your talents, your challenges, and your opportunities, will keep moving your goal posts. An investment in ...
 
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