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One person I mention on my voice over website as being an inspiration to me is my grandfather, Hans Alexander Straus…who led a really amazing, adventurous, inspirational life.  I think it’s fitting that I talk about him here, because he encouraged my creativity in small ways as a child, that were actually very “big” ways […]

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Voice Over: the Technical Evolution

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I was catching up on VO Buzz weekly episodes, and started watching one with Andrea Romano where she was talking about her history in the voice over business, and how everything has changed technology-wise.  It’s a 3-episode interview, if you haven’t seen it, here’s a link: VO Buzz Weekly: Interview with Andrea Romano (part 1) […]

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The Heart of a Good Story (part 3 of 3)

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The next night we went out to see “Gravity”.  Palms sweating, I clung to my boyfriend’s shirt helplessly hoping Sandra Bullock would make it from one space disaster to another.  I don’t want to ruin the film for those who haven’t seen it, but it’s a must see in 3D and you get the sense of what it […]

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The Heart of a Good Story. (Part 2 of 3)

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  The next evening I saw a film called “Bridgewalkers” at the Red Nation Film Festival.  I never knew this festival existed until this year.  Apparently, it’s been going on for ten years! In the Indian culture, storytelling is a very important element of how traditions and history are handed down, generation to generation. I […]

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The Heart of a Good Story. (Part 1 of 3)

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The heart of a “good story”. ….a story re-telling events I experienced on one weekend this Novemeber 2013. One eventful weekend, this past November, I was reminded of my roots as an actress, going to watch some amazing voice over talents perform excerpts of their audio book reads in front of a live audience.  This […]