Vol. 0507, Issue 007      

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"Time to repress another memory." - Bart Simpson
 

Party on, 

News

The first ever international conference for voiceover artists ended recently. It was an information-packed event spanning 4 days and took place in Las Vegas. Among the guest speakers were Pat Fraley, Bob Bergen and a surprise appearance by Don LaFontaine. Topics discussed ranged from demos to marketing and everything in between. Those in attendance report that they each took something (in some cases, many somethings) home with them.  (Read more here...)

More News

The following appeared in the L. A. Times recently:

One day soon, someone in this town will change your life with the following words: "You should do voice-overs."

"Really?" you'll stammer, suddenly fascinated with your newly gold-plated throat. "Do you think I'm good enough?"

"Absolutely," the guy who knows nothing about voice-over work will say. "You have a great voice. Do you know how much money those people make?"

Not only do they get the big dollars, the person will inform you, but half the time, they don't even leave their house to do it. They have home studios. They work in their pajamas... (Read the entire article
here)

 

Marketing News

Most people average more than 3,000 commercial message exposures a day, and the volume continues to grow. (Reality check: After you've bought your next $12 movie ticket, count the commercials and previews you have to sit through before the film begins). Creating clear, concise messages that are smoothly integrated is absolutely crucial to successful customer communications.

That's because, despite all the new technologies, this marketing principle hasn't changed: You must start with a relevant position, supported by consistent communications, to achieve a desired position with your target audience.

Source:  Entire Web Newsletter, April 26, 2007, Issue #330; Author:  Kathy Cox, Outsource Marketing's Marketing Integrator and New Media Strategist

Better News

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"You're the best!" - Pat Johnston, President, CEO, Apex Media Marketing

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Fun & Games

The answer to last month's trivia question:  His very first credit came in 1943 when he played the wolf howl (yep, that's all) in a movie entitled, "Red Hot Riding Hood" in which the characters of the fairy-tale absolutely refuse to do the tale in the same old way. Instead Little Red Riding Hood is transformed into the hottest singer in town, the wolf becomes The Wolf and grandma turns into a man chaser.  He later became well-known as the voice of several major cartoon characters for Hanna Barbera.

ANSWER:  Daws Butler

  • Daws Butler spent the greater part of his career as one of the premier voice-over actors in Hollywood??? providing the voices for such well- known characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick-Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Jinks the cat, Dixie the mouse, Augie Doggie, Peter Potamus, Wally Gator, Hokey Wolf, Super Snooper, Blabber Mouse, Cogswell Cogs, Elroy Jetson and many others. He also provided the voices for such long-running commercial characters as Snap, diminutive companion of Crackle and Pop of noisy cereal fame, as well as Cap'n Crunch, spokesman for a somewhat quieter breakfast treat.
  • Read more about Daws Butler by clicking the link below.

Trivia for April

This month's personality will be another fill-in the blank.  Okay... ready?  Although she'll be remembered for a single, but very memorable role on one of TV's most successful and long-running sit-coms, she has a long list of credits, including some animation voiceover work.  She appeared in two episodes of "King of the Hill" among others.  Her throaty, gravel voice serves her well.  Besides, it's very sexy.  Okay - here comes a clue:  If you think you have an answer, "I'm listening"!

Who is she?       

       

  Find the answer in next month's edition of "What's Up Doc?"

Potpourri

ALL voiceover artists need their toys.  Hey!!  Why not?  Whether you make your living with voiceover,  production, creative, etc., don't you owe it to yourself to indulge in some toys for big girls & boys?  What do YOU want today?  Type it into the field below and see what you can find...

Power Search!

 

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Stay warm and be cool,

      

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