How to Be the “Idea Guy”

This article features Extra Credit: Developing an Idea to Execution for $5 Patrons. Check it out here. That's a dangerous phrase isn't it? The "idea guy." The one who spouts things but doesn't actually do the work associated with the thing and yet still wants to see it done. The person who takes way more … Continue reading How to Be the “Idea Guy”

Why No One Wants to Work With You

I'm not a perfect project manager by any means, but I've been extremely lucky that people I've worked with are willing to work with me again and again, even when I can't pay them. Being able to translate whatever goodwill you can into working relationships is a delicate skill that you have to learn. So … Continue reading Why No One Wants to Work With You

How to Cast Voices Like You Know What You’re Doing Part 2: Finding the Character’s Voice

Last time we talked about how to frame the voice you want for your casting call. Now, how do we implement this? Everyone casts a little differently, but, without digging into those details, there are some broad strokes you can abide by to get the best out of the casting process. Stick to Your Deadline … Continue reading How to Cast Voices Like You Know What You’re Doing Part 2: Finding the Character’s Voice

Good Project/Bad Project: Finding Your Scope

Previously, we had a project management crash-course, going over the basics of how to be successful with your independent production. Now, though, let's go into some more detail into the parts of this plan for success. We'll start at the beginning: how do you determine your scope? Your project is like a house. And any … Continue reading Good Project/Bad Project: Finding Your Scope

Project Management 101: Surviving Your First Production

So you have a kickin' idea, a real cracker of a project. Something you're going to need to hire people on for or gather collaborators. But maybe you're a little new to this whole….producer/director/creator thing. Where do you start? Let's look at a quick rundown of how you can get your project off to a … Continue reading Project Management 101: Surviving Your First Production

Casting Call Red Flags and Considerations for Online/Indie Voice Artists

Before, we've looked at one of the ways to put the best foot forward for your indie project when recruiting voice actors.  Now let's look at it from the perspective of an indie voice actor auditioning for a project online. What are some things to take into consideration when choosing to audition for a project? … Continue reading Casting Call Red Flags and Considerations for Online/Indie Voice Artists

Writing a Voice Acting Casting Call: Anatomy and Tips

Casting calls, an important part of the creative community, something that connects voice actors with producers. Some people hate them some people are so super amped to make them...they jump the gun a little bit and make some easily avoidable mistakes. Either way, super duper important to get right because it very well may be … Continue reading Writing a Voice Acting Casting Call: Anatomy and Tips