35th Anniversary Time Capsule
Follow along through our 35-year history of helping people realize their dreams, as we build our digital time capsule...
Facebook – September 5, 2023:
CASTING NEWS, PART II: remember last week, when we told you about certain fringe benefits that come with studying at #VoicetraxSF – like the CASTING OPPORTUNITIES and BOOKINGS? We promised you a follow-up and here it is: Biologists Without Borders came to us with a very cute animatic featuring a couple of very cute characters and DON’CHA KNOW, after we sent the audition out to our most qualified students, it was booked by a couple of our very cutest: TED SMITH and EVAN WIDJAJA! And BOY, did Evan and Ted do us proud and then some: punctual, professional and prepared to go. They didn’t forget to have fun, either, so much so that our first-time directors from Biologists Without Borders had a blast, too!
We give you a peek at the process in the video, but don’t forget to check back in for the final product…
Facebook – September 1, 2023:
SAMANTHA PARIS AND HAROLD SOGARD ON THE COVER OF THE MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL TODAY… or as we like to call it around here, “Friday”! The Independent Journal came along for the ride on a hybrid class led by Samantha, and we have to say, we admire their thoroughness in covering it. Journalist Giuseppe Ricapito gives such a nice account of the voice-over industry and the many factors making #VoicetraxSF your best option to train for it, that we’ll just leave the commentary to The I J for today. Click the image, read along, and see if there’s a nugget of voice-acting wisdom for you…
Facebook – August 30, 2023:
CASTING NEWS, PART I: A little benefit of being a ‘Traxer that pops up more often than not? As a student, you just never know when you might get roped into a little CASTING action! Take Veteran #VoicetraxSF Guest Director Sirenetta Leoni, who needed to book a talent for several hours of AI learning work (with all the $$$$ that comes from those several hours). Rather than going through hundreds of agency submissions, Sirenetta knew better than anybody where to turn to cast a group of qualified talent – and after a more concentrated group of top-quality auditions, we had a winner: MEGAN RATTO!
Have I been busy! Now that I have a second to breathe, I have some booking news! I recently got a gig working with Sirenetta doing some text-to-speech for AI learning and it’s an ongoing project. Boy have all of the home recording classes come in clutch! Because the audio is for AI learning, the noise floor needs to be as squeaky clean and mouth-noise-free as possible (the bane of my existence ), so when auditioning I did have to re-assess my space and make some minor changes. Luckily I knew exactly what to look out and listen for! The work itself is similar to ADR so I definitely feel like my critical listening muscle has been getting a workout . It really feels like I’m using everything Voicetrax has taught me all at once .
Anywho, I am so blessed to have this opportunity and it has been fantastic working with Sirenetta in a professional capacity. Thanks for the neverending support!
All my love,
CONGRATS, Megan! We assure you, this booking is just the first of MANY!
(…and what did we mean by casting news, “PART I”? You’ll just have to come back and see.)
SWAAY – October 22, 2019:
At the time, Swaay invited Samantha to write on the waning art of conversation as driven by technology – and now, in this post-COVID age, her words have extra meaning…
Click on the image to see the article!
Facebook – October 13, 2017:
TODAY’S W-T-Friday SPECIAL: You’re always ONE DECISION away from reinventing your life… and sometimes, one decision can ultimately reinvent thousands of lives! On a fateful day in 1981, Samantha Paris and Thom Pinto met to play girlfriend and boyfriend on a booking – and they hit it off so well, they decided to take their pairing a little further than a recording session. And as you’ll see in the video, this decision set up a series of events leading straight to the Voicetrax we all know and love today, and to the countless personal reinventions resulting from its creation, which ultimately led to Samantha’s own reinvention (life’s a circle!) as an author, penning her soon-to-be-published, entertaining, and illuminating memoir, “Finding The Bunny”. All this history…
Facebook – July 25, 2016:
As we promised last week, we now present the latest in our ongoing series of cinematic mini-masterpieces: the DRAWING OF NAMES from Wednesday’s quiz on “The Secret Life Of Pets”! Sure, some of those shiftless Hollywood director-types call it a day after a mere trilogy – but for US, the genius never sleeps! Join us now for the correct answer to the quiz, and for the drawing of a lucky participant to win a FIFTY DOLLAR discount on a Voicetrax character class…