Voiceover Warm Ups – Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters

Many of these tongue twisters are familiar. Some came from the  “Speech 101, Voice and Diction Class at San Diego City College. Others are from actual scripts. Some are familiar. Some seem simple. Some will be the bane of your existence. Just remember to warm up your articulators before jumping in on them! And please post a comment here and add your own tongue twisters to the list!

  1. Rubber baby buggy bumpers
  2. She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
    The shells she sells are surely seashells,
    So if she sells shells on the seashore,
    I’m sure she sells seashore shells.
  3. Five fresh fish specials daily
  4. Unique New York
  5. Six stick shifts stuck shut.
  6. Another long block of non-stop rock (from KGB in San Diego)
  7. The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick
  8. I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit;
    and on the slitted sheet I sit.
  9.  A skunk sat on a […]
2016-06-22T17:47:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Acting, Announcements, Techniques, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

Voiceover Warm Ups – Breathing and Articulation Exercises

When I moved to the new website format, I removed my voiceover exercise pages, so I am posting the information here on the Blog, so that they are still available to those who have been looking for them! The tongue twisters can be found in this post.

RELAXATION AND BREATHING

  1. Abdominal breathing. Stand erect and place one hand on your abdomen. Inhale moderately and emit a series of short staccato “ha” sounds. Vary the force from strong to slight. Develop the feeling that you are pushing the sound up from your abdominal area.
  2. Lie on the floor and place a book on your abdomen just below your ribs. Breathe normally and feel the muscle activity. The book should rise and fall gently as you breathe.
  3. Breath control — When breath is released too rapidly, you sound “breathy”. It lacks resonance and projection and it fades at the end of a […]
2017-04-20T20:45:38+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

Getting Ready to Do a Video Campaign?

CalendarThe latest MediaPost “Video Insider” arrived in my In Box today with an interesting article about when to send out a video campaign for maximum exposure.

Of course, a whole LOT of things affect when you should launch a campaign, including what you are promoting and how much money you have to promote it.

They cited a couple of case studies that did very well by avoiding the big seasonal crushes like Thanksgiving and Christmas. BarkBox and KFC. But they also pointed out that you need to keep in mind that there are other “big” holidays that clutter the advertising landscape, like Valentines’ Day, Super Bowl, Mother’s Day, etc.

The also suggest – if you don’t have deep pockets – saving up and doing a big splash!

Read the whole article here >>>

And if you want to see what holidays are coming […]

2017-04-20T20:45:38+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: Advertising, Business, Marketing|Tags: , , |