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Monday, March 30, 2009

My old acquaintance Vic Damone

Our Voiceoveruniverse Pal, Jeff Mc Neal, has just sent me an editorial about an old acquaintance of mine, Vic Damone, who was once a true rival of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet and others of the 50's and 60's Era so I wrote Vic the following email: I saw the story in the NY Post and it brought back memories of the summer TV Show (CBS 1956?) directed by Don Appel and sponsored by Maxwell House out of Benton & Bowlers, I think. I was your announcer and warm up guy and I knew Fritzey Lowe and Alan J. from the Lambs club, they were thrilled when I told them you were using "The Street where you live" for the Theme. I remember Tutti and Lou and some of the other guys I met through you - used to run into some of them up at the old Alrae. Anyway, I have fond memories of you! Best Personal Regards, Don Morrow

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Voicey Awards

I am overwhelmed by the response of 2 current happenings - The Voicey Award and the March 14th Seminar. The "Voicey" Award is a first for me because we have always been the "hidden" in our business. Really, only my late and great friend, DLF, made our entity known as a third, estimable profession, has anyone known who we are. The first two, in the opinion of many, being a Hollywood Star, followed by restaurateur. Believe me, Voiceover is safer. To my Voiceover Students, attendees of the Seminar, old friends and new friends, your emails and calls to me have been more than humbling. Bless you all and Thank you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Update Seminars

I and my fabulous staff (Dunja, Kevin, Fran and Jasen) are so hyped up and exhilarated about the intensive, 6 people max, Seminars coming up in May, June, July and August. The Stamford Session, March 14th, was sensational, really, just read the responses... The upcoming Seminars are in the very relaxed atmosphere of my studio in Danbury, Ct, overlooking a small lake and surrounded by a forest. - You'll love it! - The perfect setting for the Q & A with sandwiches and gracious libations. We'll try to recommend one hotel nearby and thereby shuttle everyone in one trip each way-with designated driver. (Sorry, no families, paid attendees only.) You'll see and learn how INEXPENSIVE a home studio can be!

Monday, March 23, 2009

NEW Don Morrow Mini Seminar in Danbury, CT

Our experiences have proven to us that people react best and do their best in an informal atmosphere. So, we will hold a series of Mini Seminars in the relaxed country, lakeside setting of Don Morrow's private studio and tree farm in the rolling hills of Danbury, CT. The dates will be the following Saturdays of May 16, June 13, July 18 and August 15. The farm is located some 60 miles north of NYC and there are 5 major airports servicing the area-two less than an hour away: Newburgh, NY and Westchester County (White Plains), N.Y., JFK and LaGuardia are an hour and a half and Newark, N.J. two hours away. Rental cars available at all. You may pick your preferred date, but once 6 people have paid in for a particular Seminar we'll notify on Voiceover Universe.com and/or by email or phone that date is full and there are 3 optional dates left and so forth. Once you have registered we'll give specific directions. Also, you'll receive 40 scripts in the mail. You will choose 7 or 8 scripts from these to create your approx. 90 sec. demo. You'll also get a CD of Don's full reads and patterns to practice with ahead of time so you don't get in any bad habits. Following the recording session, the Seminar continues with a Question and Answer session accompanied by sandwiches and drinks. You will receive in the mail, the entire recorded Seminar including the Cocktail Party plus your new, AGENT ACCEPTABLE Demo. To sign up click here: http://www.donmorrowvoiceovertraining.com/voiceovertraining/order.html

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Must see if you're in Voice Over....very funny!!

http://www.promax-uk.org/result/promaxvideo2col/440.jsp?v=81&n=10023 I can't tell you how many times I've experienced this through the years and usually when there's 3 or 4 clients added to the room as well...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March 14th Seminar 2009

Hey let me tell you about the March 14 Seminar in Stamford, CT. We had the max number of people I could handle and still create personalized Demos from their material. Steve Hansen, owner of Hi Top Productions was great! We continued the Seminar for nearly 2 hours in the pub next door to the studio with a question and answer session, many laughs and a few gracious libations and sandwiches. They brought tears to my eyes singing "For he's a jolly good fellow" and they made me feel very humbled. I couldn't have asked for more.