Armin Hierstetter interview abacus entertainment

Pro Questions: Armin Hierstetter

I had the pleasure of meeting bodalgo.com creator Armin Hierstetter at VO Atlanta this past spring.  Known as a VO “rock star”, Armin merits the name due to his take no prisoners approach to the pay-to-play VO game.  With his usual refreshing candor, he shares his inspiration for creating bodalgo, the new feature he’s excited…

Your Talent Is In Your Choice…

The title of this blog is a quote from my acting teacher, Stella Adler. Here’s how it applies to voice overs: My training as an actor prepared me for the interpretive work that I do and teach in voice overs. Ms. Adler, in her formidable way, stressed the importance of making both a personal and…

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The New World of VO with Chas Cowing

Chas Cowing has been a voice over professional for 30 years. The co-owner and head agent at Access Talent, Chas is an outspoken advocate for voice over talent. His blog entries are infused with insight, opinion and sometimes frustration with the voice over industry as its landscape changes with more rapid frequency. In this two-hour…

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Shooting in the Dark…

So you’ve been working the P2P sites. Knocking out those auditions, sometimes seven or ten in a stretch. Corporate video, e-learning, commercials, web videos, you name it. Self direct, playback, try it again, playback, a couple times more, send it. That’s the drill. And you’re still feeling like the reads weren’t quite what you want…