Dec 16, 2012 « Back to Episodes

Bill Ratner PT1 EP49

Chuck shares the Tip of The Week for effective practicing and auditioning using different characters and attitudes in a piece of copy. Stacey recommends an inspiring book called Life in the Bonus Round, written by her Family Game Night colleague and Souls For Soles Ambassador, Todd Newton. Guest Bill Ratner, voice of Flint on G.I. Joe, 8-time Moth Story SLAM winner takes us back to his childhood and reveals how he went from morning radio to voice over work. He discusses the turning point in his career and how he got his first agent from doing workshops and continuing to study constantly for years.

He offers advice to voice actors starting out and talks about how he approached his voice over career like a business and promoted himself from the very beginning. Bill speaks about making the transition to digital media and advertising with the help of marketing guru, Dean White and reveals a book project he just landed and the new one-man show he is working on for the Fringe Festival next year. As a busy voice actor, he tells how he handles auditions and sessions while traveling and what equipment he uses. Viewers learn how he got the trailer for Talladega Nights with the help of some creative direction and inspiration from a character he played in a student film.

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