Archive for June 21st, 2011

Top Voiceover Artist Joan Baker Finds Success by Cultivating the Talent of Others and ‘Surrounding Herself’ with Neumann Microphones

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New York–June 21, 2011: In her ascent towards becoming a top voiceover artist, Joan Baker’s success has taken root on two basic principles: “know your voice” and “choose the right equipment.” After getting her start by doing cartoon character voices on cable television, Baker’s talent was quickly spotted by several top voiceover agencies, giving her a platform from which to drive her own success and become aligned with the right tools of the trade. One her first decisions was to use Neumann microphones.

Since then, Baker has built her career not only on doing traditional voiceover work for clients like CNN, the Tribeca Film Festival and The Biography Channel, but her career has blossomed in other areas such as narrating audio-books and teaching aspiring voiceover artists how to take the next step in their own careers. In her book, “Secrets of Voiceover Success” and as co-founder of the annual “That’s Voiceover” conference, Baker describes the importance of equipment selection and her own affinity with Neumann microphones. more

Prism Sound/SADiE Sponsors Live In Nairobi Conference

Prism Sound, the manufacturers of the world-leading SADiE craft editor, is sponsoring the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference ‘CBA: Live in Nairobi’ in Kenya. The conference is part of the ‘Digital East Africa’ project and will be hosted by the CBA at the Kenya National Museum in Nairobi from 20th-22nd June.

In addition to sponsoring the event, SADiE is sending Peter Nash and Peter Leslie Wild, two highly experienced BBC programme makers, to speak and present at the event. Both Peters will be presenting creative workshops in drama production, feature and documentary making for radio and podcasting.

Peter Nash is managing director of his own independent production company ‘Monty Funk Productions’, and has been a high-end features maker for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3 since the mid 1990s. Peter Leslie Wild has been a senior producer for BBC Radio Drama for 16 years, winning a number of awards, and recently went freelance. He is also well-known for large-scale theatre productions, his training workshops at British universities and is now involved in a variety of podcasting projects. more

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