Nov 3, 2012 « Back to Episodes

Beau Weaver PT1 EP44

Chuck and Stacey give another awesome Tip of the Week: Essential Elements of Your Commercial Demo and share a viewer email from Jenny. Guest Beau Weaver, voice of Superman and Mr. Fantastic, network promos, movie trailers, commercials and narration endorses VO Buzz Weekly. He tells about his obsession with radio and how his friendship with radio and voice over veteran, Dave Sebastian Williams changed the course of his life.  Hear the story of Beau and two friends pioneering the concept of voicing promos for local television stations and recording at home in the early 1980’s which ultimately lead to his big break.

Beau’s gives brilliant advice to aspiring voice actors, tells how he approached getting in to the entertainment industry and handled rejection. He discusses his approach to staying on top of the trends and the importance of voice over coaching and continuing to perfect your skills like a professional athlete. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Don Lafontaine Voice Over Lab, Beau shares fond memories of Don Lafontaine and the ways he inspired people. The episode closes with a great story about techniques Beau learned for self-promotion and the results he got from them.

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