trust

as a voice artist, I rarely hear my final product … I often voice for interstate, overseas or online clients (behind firewalls). this means, I put a lot of trust in the producers who are editing and creating sound design including my voice, be that for e-learning material, Television or radio commercials, corporate training or professional development material. this post is …

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notable advice

Skimming through my usual weekly radio news sites, I stumbled upon an article from someone I have heard of, as yet have not met, but look forward meeting. Noting my previous post – hyperlocal, you’ll understand. The article: Tips on runnning a standalone station: Glenn Smith 1XX New Zealand © Radioinfo.com.au With fervour and excitement, I read Glenn’s tips on …

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hyperlocal

Although, I’m 18 months into my New Zealand radio journey; I’m still learning and getting to understand the many differences and similarities from my experiences of commercial radio in Australia. One major similarity between the two countries – is the large amount of big-stakeholder radio ownership. ie: Southern Cross Austereo in Australia and the duopoly of MediaWorks and NZME in New Zealand …

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vo style

Reflection on one’s style and technique is an imperative skill for a voice actor – to improve or progress you need to be able to critically listen to your work and offer yourself feedback. I find it fascinating how my own style has changed over the years, from that very forced ‘radio announcer’, to a casual more realistic human sound. …

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…makes you think

For whatever reason, this article grabbed my attention and made me think. The beautifully academic and verbose language of the article surprisingly delivered a powerful message. A few days later, Ayana posted a Listener comment to CFM’s blog page…which made me want to share both. Despite strong instincts to preserve the past, historian Dr Felicity Barnes explains why she won’t be …

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astrophotography with hakan nedjat

On CFM recently, I spoke with local Coromandel Photographer, Hakan Nedjat about his Astrophotography. I originally discovered Hakan’s work on the Whiti ChitChat facebook group in early 2019. Upon looking into his work, I discovered Hakan is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate – shooting with the Sony A7 series of cameras, which I was introduced to a few years ago …

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it’s been a while

As an administrator in my day job, and a voice actor in the other part of my professional life; the opportunities to get back to my old days of radio imaging production have been fairly rare. So whilst taking a couple of days leave, I was inspired to give a little freshen up to some Request promos. Apparently, I’m not …

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it’s about local

During the Covid-19 lockdown April 2020, I was asked to work on a series of radio promotional spots, pushing local. There were a number of scripts in the series, some got to air, some didn’t. As this particular script came together, I could really hear in my head how I wanted it to sound more than the others – and …

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alan hopping

The Lost Spring is returning magic to the lives of many and we are driven by a commitment to excellence www.thelostspring.co.nz Following 50th birthday celebrations, I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks working on air for Coromandel’s CFM. This was a wonderful opportunity to make some new stories and share them. My dear friend, Alan Hopping – is …

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