Event: One Voice Conference 2020

Event Group: Friday's Events
This event group lists the schedule of events which are taking place on Friday 8th May 2020

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Alexander Armstrong - Keynote Speech
The One Voice Conference – Friday Keynote – Alexander Armstrong...The One Voice Conference – Friday Keynote – Alexander Armstrong
Getting an Advanced VO Career in International Markets - Hugh Edwards
Starting out as a voiceover in the industry is tough, but in many way, making the next leap to an advance voiceover career can be ...Starting out as a voiceover in the industry is tough, but in many way, making the next leap to an advance voiceover career can be equally tough, if not even harder. When you throw in the complications of working in the international market, then attaining a sustainable and successful voiceover career can be like walking a constant tightrope. Voice director and casting director Hugh Edwards has worked with a global cast of voiceovers and seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to crossing borders as a voice artist. In this talk, Hugh will give you true to life and honest advice on how you can begin your journey to having a successful advanced VO career in international markets – and more importantly – what you need to avoid in order to prevent falling at the first hurdle.
“Can you do it again in Irish?!” – Advanced Accent Acquisition - Nic Redman
Whether you’re an accent pro tackling an obscure sound for a random line in an audio book, or a complete accent newbie with no i...Whether you’re an accent pro tackling an obscure sound for a random line in an audio book, or a complete accent newbie with no idea where to start, learning an accent can be tough. Join Nic as she walks you through her top tips for tackling accent acquisition in a variety of situations. She’ll discuss the best approach for last minute accent requests and unpack the accent breakdown process. So, if you’re preparing long term to add an accent to your CV, on a tight schedule and need to nail the basics for an audition, or just looking to add some theory to your instinctive accent skill, you’ll leave this seminar with tools and strategies to call on in a host of situations.
You Hold The Keys To Your VO Success - Bhavnisha Parmar
As a voiceover artist, your voice is your product, and YOU are your business. That’s why it’s more important than ever that...As a voiceover artist, your voice is your product, and YOU are your business. That’s why it’s more important than ever that you look after yourself properly. After all, a healthy you, means a healthy voice, which means a healthy business. That’s why we need to focus on every part of your life to keep you healthy. From your fitness to your food, your organisation, behaviour, networks and your finances; This talk will give you a full breakdown of your day-to-day life and help introduce you to improving every aspect, to make you healthier and keep you in business.
Working and Casting in Independently Produced Audiobooks - Neil Gardner
The audiobook industry is blowing up and there’s never been a better time to be involved with audiobooks as either the talent or...The audiobook industry is blowing up and there’s never been a better time to be involved with audiobooks as either the talent or working behind the scenes to bring books to life with the power of the human voice. There’s no one better to give you insight into these integral aspects of the audiobook industry than Neil Gardner, who has worked in radio for over 30 years, before founding his own independent audiobook production company, Ladbroke Audio. Neil joins us at One Voice 2020 to dissect and discuss the major projects he’s worked on and how to thrive in the audiobook industry, referencing the major series he’s had a hand in, including: Doctor Who, Dorian Gray and Survivors, for major audiobook services like Audible and AudioGO.
Taking Professional Direction In-Studio: Interpretation & Opinion - Dave Peacock
In the recording studio, the voice director’s word is gospel. However, things can get lost in translation and sometimes it can b...In the recording studio, the voice director’s word is gospel. However, things can get lost in translation and sometimes it can be hard to know exactly how to interpret direction, especially when it’s coming from multiple people. Dave Peacock is a renowned animation director and producer, so he knows a thing or two about guiding a performance to a place where both director and performer are on the same page. Using his experience on both sides of the studio, Dave is here to help you avoid conflict in the recording studio and give you a working system for how to accept and build on professional direction.
Equity Panel: The Future of Our Union - Chaired by Cathy Sweet
Equity is the union at the core of protecting voiceovers and creatives throughout the UK. In the next instalment of our annual ...Equity is the union at the core of protecting voiceovers and creatives throughout the UK. In the next instalment of our annual Equity panel, we’ve brought key members of our voiceover and creative community to discuss the big issues facing our union and its integrity. This year, we’re exploring the future of our union for VO professionals and how we can continue improving Equity, whilst remaining true to its core principles.
How An Unknown Cloggie Built a VO-Business With a Blog - Paul Strikwerda
Paul Strikwerda is a voice to be reckoned within the voiceover industry. Paul’s Nethervoice blog is one of the most well known a...Paul Strikwerda is a voice to be reckoned within the voiceover industry. Paul’s Nethervoice blog is one of the most well known and influential blogs in the business, drawing huge crowds of readers whether it’s bringing attention to the big issues of the business, or simply dishing out valuable voice techniques and tips. But most importantly, Paul’s blog is an addition to his voiceover site, which promotes his voiceover services, coaching and other published works. In short, Paul has mastered the art of using his blog to get eyes on his own voice acting services, a stroke of genius marketing. And in this talk, Paul is going to help you discover the power of the blog and how you can do the very same.
The Fight For Professionalism in E-Learning - Elinor Hamilton
The world of E-learning can be an incredibly lucrative form of voiceover that many have built entire careers on. However, with ...The world of E-learning can be an incredibly lucrative form of voiceover that many have built entire careers on. However, with the explosion of popularity in E-learning VO, the fight to keep up standards and professionalism is more important than ever. E-learning voiceover icon Elinor Hamilton joins this year’s One Voice to explain not only why E-learning is in such a strong position when it comes to voiceover work, but most importantly, unveil the fight for professionalism that is going on behind the scenes and how you can match up to the standards required of the craft.
Just Say It! Overcoming Nerves & Confidence Issues - Susie Ashfield
Are you completely fed up of your fear of performing? Do you feel a sense of dread whenever you’re told to deliver? Welcome to ...Are you completely fed up of your fear of performing? Do you feel a sense of dread whenever you’re told to deliver? Welcome to ‘Just say it’ a talk focused on getting you closer to understanding your own blockers and how to get over them. Come and meet with people who feel the same way and want the same things. Learn techniques to accept your fears and deliver regardless of how you are feeling. The talk uses a blend of methods to help the attendees feel better about their phobias. Shared experiences, CBT, breathing techniques and group discussion all play a role in calming concerns and destressing the prospect of facing an audience. This talk is presented by a professional public speaker and coach, Susie Ashfield. Susie has coached CEO’s, athletes, directors, politicians, and actors through their fears of rejection and failure onstage, and transformed them into confident and natural speakers. Her client list includes groups and individuals from: Rolls Royce, Unilever, Johh Lewis, NATO, Lloyds, Disney, Santander and Coca Cola, to name just a handful.
Advanced Social Media For VO’s – What’s working & what’s not! - Mike Cooper
Social media is one of the most effective ways that you can catch the attention of clients and build relationships in a friendly, ...Social media is one of the most effective ways that you can catch the attention of clients and build relationships in a friendly, grounded and approachable setting. However, so many voiceover artists get social media very wrong when it comes to putting across the right message and tone. Professional voiceover artist Mike Cooper takes the One Voice stage to finally give you the answers on what you should REALLY be doing when it comes to your voiceover social media, in his talk on advanced social media for voiceover artists. Join Mike to get his commandments on what you should be doing with your VO social media to give some purpose to your posting.
Panel: Ethics in the Rapidly Changing VO Market - Chaired By J. Michael Collins
In just the last decade, the voiceover market has been subject to major changes and shake ups that have fundamentally affected the...In just the last decade, the voiceover market has been subject to major changes and shake ups that have fundamentally affected the way that VO’s live and do their jobs. In the return of the One Voice Ethics Panel, our panel of experts from throughout the industry will be discussing the rapid changes in the VO market and industry, and answering the tough questions on how the industry can remain ethical in the face of these challenges. There will also be a chance for a Q&A to answer audience questions, so don’t miss the panel if you have a burning VO ethical dilemma you want to discuss.
Agents Panel: How Future Voice Agents Will Work - Chair: Camilla Laxton
The Agents’ Panel is returning for yet another year at One Voice and this time our panel of top tier agents from across the voic...The Agents’ Panel is returning for yet another year at One Voice and this time our panel of top tier agents from across the voiceover landscape are looking to the future. In this panel, chaired by Camilla Laxton, the agents will be discussing the current relationship between agents and their clients and how that will develop and shift in the years to come. Every year the Agents’ Panel is an OVC highlight packed with rich conversation and personalities, so it’s not one to miss.
The Future of VO: A Q&A With The Founders of Source Elements
With the advent of faster internet speeds and a growing global voiceover market, remote recording has become more essential than e...With the advent of faster internet speeds and a growing global voiceover market, remote recording has become more essential than ever in the framework of the VO industry. Many voiceover artists rely exclusively on remote recording tech in order to work in the VO field. And no one knows the future of remote recording better than those who are leading the cutting edge of the technology. Robert Marshall and Rebekah Wilson make up the CEOs of Source Elements, a leader in the world of remote recording technology and a household name for voiceover artists who work from their home studios. They’re both here at One Voice 2020 to have an honest and insightful discussion about the future of remote recording and how the technology will change the landscape of the industry, from 2 of the key minds guiding the industry today.
The Future of Global TTS and AI, and How to Price Yourself - Hugh Edwards
TTS and AI voiceover work is about to explode in a big way. With major companies like Google, Amazon and Apple all doing their bes...TTS and AI voiceover work is about to explode in a big way. With major companies like Google, Amazon and Apple all doing their best to constantly refine AI and TTS technology, the demand for this style of voiceover work is only set to increase. Google Home, Siri and Alexa can already be heard in millions of homes across the world and millions more are yet to follow, with hundreds of devices set to hit the market, each with their own unique voice. Hugh Edwards is here to bring you voiceover training from the cutting edge of the industry, to give you knowledge that takes you ahead of most voice artists working today. Hugh won’t only just teach you how to start getting work in this section of the industry, but also, how you can start pricing your skills correctly right away, so you don’t lose any money in the process.
Ensure Pro VO Success Through Personal Branding - Celia Siegel
When so many talented voice actors, across the globe, are trying to access the same casting opportunities, how do you position you...When so many talented voice actors, across the globe, are trying to access the same casting opportunities, how do you position yourself to stand out in the increasingly competitive VO marketplace? You’ve got to have a brand. And not just any old brand, but a confidence-building, door-opening, life-changing brand that screams you, educates the world about your voice, and works for you 24-7. In this talk, VO branding pioneer, Celia Siegel, will walk you through her tried and true branding methodology from her popular book VoiceOver Achiever: Brand Your Career. Change Your Life. You’ll get inspired by examples of successful VO brands and learn Celia’s expert tools and tricks to set you on the path to creating your own unstoppable brand. Be there with your burning questions and creative cap on – this is a branding talk not to be missed!
A Q&A With The Voice of Video Games - Troy Baker
You couldn’t find someone who has voiced more iconic video game characters than Troy Baker (Nolan North withstanding). In thi...You couldn’t find someone who has voiced more iconic video game characters than Troy Baker (Nolan North withstanding). In this very exciting Q&A, Troy Baker is joining us to discuss his meteoric rise into the gaming industry, as well as his animated work, and breakdown what he has learned during his career as a voice actor. And of course, Troy will offering practical and honest advice for how any aspring voice actors, or working voice actors, can keep continue building their profile and get more work in the realm of animation and video games.