Voice Over & Voice Acting
Useful features that help voice talents get the most out of not only bodalgo but their voice acting skills in general. The bodalgo voice acting blog informs professional voice over talents about what's good to know and what's best to avoid.
Use the shortlist, Luke!
July 22, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter
Identifying the best voices for your project is a breeze with bodalgo. If you need to showroom your selection to colleagues or clients, the shortlist will blow you away. The number of auditions you receive during a casting can be overwhelming at times. Especially, higher budgeted jobs attract many talents. The shortlist will help you … Continue reading “Use the shortlist, Luke!”
What the heck does bodalgo mean?
July 14, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter
Did you know the Native American word for “voices” is “bodalgo”? Naaaah, don’t let yourself be fooled. If you’ve asked yourself where “bodalgo” really comes from, here is the story… Here is an evergreen when it comes to questions about bodalgo: “Armin, what the heck does ‘bodalgo’ mean?” So many times, I had been given … Continue reading “What the heck does bodalgo mean?”
Fighting scams and non paying clients: It begins with… you!
June 9, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter
When it comes to fighting scams, you possess the best weapon in the world against it. It’s called: a brain. Here is how to use it. There is hardly a week passing by without reports about scams in the voice over world. This leads to a large amount of insecurity with a lot of talents. … Continue reading “Fighting scams and non paying clients: It begins with… you!”
Voice acting secrets: Speed does not matter
April 20, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter
Is speed important when it comes to auditioning for jobs posted on bodalgo? The answer might surprise you: Not at all. Here is why… This is a real classic when it comes to questions about auditions on bodalgo: “Do I need to audition fast to enhance my chances to nail a job?” The short answer: … Continue reading “Voice acting secrets: Speed does not matter”
Professional potential lost in hiss and hum
April 16, 2017 by Johnny Hatebait
After beating the pulp out of amateurs, it is time for Johnny to sort out the voice over professionals. Are you one? Ok. But do you sound like one, too? Because 50 percent do not. DISCLAIMER This is a feature by me, Johnny Hatebait, CRO (Chief Rant Officer) at bodalgo. Be warned: My views are … Continue reading “Professional potential lost in hiss and hum”
Flood of flaws: Amateurs in the voice over business
April 14, 2017 by Johnny Hatebait
Johnny Hatebait on amateurs in the voiceover business. Caution: If you are offended by rude language – stop reading now. I mean it. You have been warned. DISCLAIMER This is a feature by me, Johnny Hatebait, CRO (Chief Rant Officer) at bodalgo, and mainly in charge when it comes to disapprove talent profiles. Be warned: … Continue reading “Flood of flaws: Amateurs in the voice over business”
Voice over secrets: The curious case of English (neutral)
by Armin Hierstetter
Ever wondered what a client searching for “English (neutral)” expects from a talent? Here is all you need to know. One of the most asked questions of English speaking talents is: “I see jobs shuffling in that want English (neutral) as native language. What does this exactly mean? Here is the deal: A client that … Continue reading “Voice over secrets: The curious case of English (neutral)”
Q&A: How to make bodalgoCall work for you
March 23, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter
Having trouble to get going with bodalgoCall? This feature will help you make it work! IMPORTANT Sometimes, especially when you use bodalgoCall the first time, you might not see descriptive names for the audio input. Enter the room anyway, and confirm the usage of the chosen microphone. Now reload the page: You might see more … Continue reading “Q&A: How to make bodalgoCall work for you”
Voice over rates: How to stop the race to the bottom
March 16, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter
Many voice over talents claim that Online Casting Websites have started a race to budget bottom. But it’s quality that has become the real endangered species in the VO world. When it comes to discussions about Online Casting Websites, one topic stands out: budgets. Many voice talents fear that due to the very nature of … Continue reading “Voice over rates: How to stop the race to the bottom”
How to record a voice over remote session with bodalgoCall
August 5, 2016 by Armin Hierstetter
bodalgoCall lets you create hi-fi online audio sessions with ease. Recording the session can be tricky, though. Here is how you do it. bodalgoCall not only does a fantastic job as a replacement for ISDN: Because it is entirely free, it is a great alternative to other webRTC (“web real-time communication”) applications like ipDTL or … Continue reading “How to record a voice over remote session with bodalgoCall”