Atlanta Voiceover Studio

How to navigate the world of voiceover with the VO industry's top professionals

About the show

The Atlanta Voiceover Studio's mission is to EQUIP, INSPIRE and ELEVATE by giving YOU the resources YOU need to create the voiceover career you want. This podcast features interviews with industry professionals (agents, producers, successful VO talent, etc) to give you more insight into the world of VO.

Hosts, as well as owners of The Atlanta Voiceover Studio, Mike Stoudt and Heidi Rew are full-time VO talent, actors and a real-life married couple. Join them as they uncover some of the keys to navigating a career in voiceover with some of the top VO professionals.

BONUS: If you'd like a FREE VO tip every Monday morning to jump start your week, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2VUshuc

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Episodes

  • Episode 25: Real Life VO Journey with Trevor Johns

    December 1st, 2021  |  23 mins 3 secs

    Trevor Johns has been a voice actor for over 2 decades voicing spots for Scana Energy, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, Minit Mart, Virtue HairCare, UPS, and more. With a history in radio and TV/Film, Trevor now shares her experience, insight and knowledge as a Beginner Intensive Class instructor & private coach at Atlanta Voiceover Studio.

    In this episode, we cover:
    How she met her husband (it’s a good story!)
    How she got started in VO
    The most challenging part of her career
    Something she wished she’d known at the beginning of her career
    Advice for beginners and pros

    Check out our BONUS questions with TREVOR on the AVS YOUTUBE CHANNEL where we talk about the BEST VO advice she’s received, her favorite VO genre and what makes a great VO talent.

    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

    Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    Find Trevor Johns:
    http://trevorjohnsvoiceovers.com
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/about-our-instructors-trevor-johns/

  • Episode 24: PAY TO PLAYS with Rolf Veldman CEO of Voice123

    November 1st, 2021  |  23 mins 50 secs

    Rolf Veldman is CEO of Voice123, the world’s first and largest online marketplace for professional voice actors. An impassioned storyteller, Rolf considers himself an entrepreneurial historian who loves board games, scuba diving, cycling, and doing his bit to change the world for the better. At Voice123, Rolf spearheads a widely diverse and fully remote team that has set itself the task of crafting the future of the voiceover industry.

    In this episode, we cover:
    What are AI/TTS (Text to Speech Voices)?
    Learn what Voice123 found out from surveying their buyers about AI/TTS voiceover.
    Based on those findings, what is the impact AI/TTS will have on talent and the industry as a whole.
    Reason behind the Backstage & Voice123 merger + what that means for talent
    Behind the scenes look at Voice123 - how it screens buyers, how it filters job opportunities for voice talent and what you can do to increase your opportunities.
    What qualities do the most successful talent possess?

    Check out our BONUS questions with ROLF where we talk about the TOP things buyers are looking for in a voice talent + a breakdown of the Voice123 tiers - why is the purpose & what does it mean for voice talent.

    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

    Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    Voice123
    Announcement of partnering with Backstage
    State of AI voices report

    Find Voice123:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    LinkedIn
    YouTube
    Instagram

    Find Rolf Veldman:
    Twitter
    LinkedIn

    Wanna learn more about how to get the most from Voice123? Check out V123 Pros Course: https://www.v123pros.com/optimizing-v123

  • Episode 23: HOME STUDIOS with James Younger

    October 1st, 2021  |  29 mins 9 secs

    Does setting up a Home Studio intimidate you? Home Studio expert James Younger walks you through some of the top challenges most people face and what to do about them! Don't miss the BONUS questions we asked him (find it on our YouTube page...link below)!

    Sign up for James Intro to Home Studio Set-Ups here
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-workshops-intro-to-home-studio-workshop/

    **Sign up for LEARN ADOBE AUDITION here - https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-classes-learn-adobe-audition-virtual-class/

    **Sign up for LEARN AUDACITY here - https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-classes-learn-audacity-virtual-class/

    Learn How to Set up a Home Studio with On-Demand Classes here: https://provoiceovertraining.com

    Check out our BONUS questions with JAMES where we talk about the TOP 3 issues people face setting up a home studio, if you need skill or prior knowledge to set up a home studio & a home studio secret/tip!
    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

    Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

  • Episode 22: AUDIOBOOKS with Studio Owner & Narrator Erin Spencer

    September 1st, 2021  |  27 mins 55 secs

    Erin Spencer is an LA based producer and Audie winning narrator and director. She's performed on over 150 audiobooks and directed just as many. She started her own audiobook production company called One Night Stand Studios after working with Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, MacMillan and others.

    **Learn more about Erin on her website: **https://onenightstandstudios.com

    And sign up for her audiobook workshop here: https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/what-we-offer-workshops-audiobook-demo-workshop/

    *Check out our BONUS questions with ERIN here *
    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

    Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

  • Episode 21: Real Life VO Journey with Steve Henderson

    August 2nd, 2021  |  13 mins 32 secs

    Steve Henderson (aka Good Pipes VO) is an accomplished voice actor who you will know from a Lays ad, Nascar, Cartoon Network, Georgia-Pacific, Chick-fil-A and more. Steve also teaches The Character of You class at Atlanta Voiceover Studio. He has an amazing, announcer-type voice but struggled to find his natural, authentic voice...which led him to create a curriculum helping others find theirs. In this episode, hear -

    • how he got started in voiceover
    • some of the challenges he's faced along the way
    • advice for other "announcer-type" voiceover talent
    • what he wished at the beginning of his career
    • and why he came up with the curriculum for The Character of You class.

    Also, don't forget to check out Steve's BONUS questions on our YouTube page -

    • the thing Steve did for his career that was most impactful
    • his marketing tips
    • and weird pre-session or audition rituals

    Learn more about Steve on his website: https://goodpipesvo.com

    And sign up for his class here: https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/classes/

    *Check out our BONUS questions with STEVE here *
    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

    Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

  • Episode 20: VIDEO GAMES with Andrea Chang of Hi-Rez Studios

    July 1st, 2021  |  32 mins 57 secs

    Andrea Chang is a video game/audio director at Hi-Rez Studios. Hi-Rez is a Georgia-based industry leading video game developer who has worked on SMITE, Paladins, ROGUE and Realm Royale.

    In this episode, we talk about:

    • Andrea's journey into video games
    • How COVID impacted video games
    • Is there a certain type of voice that's best for video games?
    • Are credits important in video games
    • Is improv okay in video game auditions?
    • Can talent self pitch for video games?

    PLUS check out our BONUS questions all about VIDEO GAME DEMOS here -
    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs

    Follow Atlanta Voiceover Studio Here:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

  • Episode 19: Real Voiceover Journey with Aaron Goodson

    June 1st, 2021  |  14 mins 3 secs

    Aaron is one of our Beginner Intensive instructors at Atlanta Voiceover Studio. His voiceover journey went from an accidental acting class to being accepted into NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to 12+ years of teaching teenagers. He's been crushing VO with commercial campaigns with GoPuff, Taco Bell, the NBA and more!

    Sign up for Aaron's Beginner Intensive Class here: https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/classes/

    *PLUS...check out the BONUS interview where we discuss: *

    • Biggest VO Failure
    • What Aaron would tell Beginner VO talent
    • Hardest Thing He's Ever Had to Sell

    *Find the BONUS interview on our YOUTUBE page (or social): *
    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/gGPFePt8Rfs
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    *FIND AARON HERE: *
    http://aaronsgoodson.com

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

  • Episode 18: DEMOS with ERIC ROMANOWSKI

    May 1st, 2021  |  25 mins 55 secs

    With a background in radio production, Eric Romanowski shifted to focus on producing radio imaging demos. In this podcast, we talk to Eric about what makes a great demo, ways talent can get in the way of an excellent demo, why demos are so important and what are the current demo trends.

    PLUS...check out the BONUS interview where we discuss:

    • Demo No-Nos
    • Things that set VO Talent Apart
    • VO Branding

    Find the BONUS interview on our YOUTUBE page (or social):
    YOUTUBE: https://tinyurl.com/w4v2xbnk
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

    FIND ERIC HERE:
    https://www.earblowingaudio.com

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

  • Episode 17: Voiceover ACTING with Actress Angela Davis

    April 3rd, 2021  |  21 mins 5 secs

    Actress Angela Davis is known for her roles on-screen in The Accountant, The Resident, Cloak & Dagger, P-Valley, along with many others. In addition to acting on screen, Angela teaches acting and is also a voice actress.

    On the podcast, you'll hear:

    • Angela's journey to acting
    • How she ended up adding voiceover to her on screen acting
    • What's different between on screen acting and voiceover

    Join Angela for her ACTING for VOICEOVER WORKSHOP Saturday MAY 8th
    Find out more details here:
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/workshops/

    Information on Angela's Acting Classes -
    https://www.acther.com

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    Follow us on social
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

  • Episode 16: Voiceover Websites with Web Designer Brian Roberts

    March 1st, 2021  |  22 mins 46 secs

    Have you heard that you need a website for your voiceover business but no idea where to start or what needs to be on it? Brian Roberts is a voiceover talent and a website designer. He and his partner Monika Aerodoll create websites for voice actors specifically. In this episode, we talk about:

    • What basic things do you need to get a website up and running.
    • Why is a website important for voice actors.
    • What is SEO and why do we need it?

    Example of Brian's Website: http://talktomebrian.com/
    Contact Brian & Monika:
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    Atlanta Voiceover Studio & ProVoiceoverTraining's Classes & Workshops -
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    Follow us on social:
    facebook.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    instagram.com/atlantavoiceoverstudio
    twitter.com/atlvostudio
    tiktok.com/@atlantavoiceoverstudio

  • Episode 15: Real Voiceover Journey with MARIA PENDOLINO

    February 1st, 2021  |  23 mins 39 secs

    Everyone's voiceover journey is different and this episode features the talented Maria Pendolino and her VO journey.

    Maria is an award winning professional voice talent with a background in musical theatre and film. In 2019, she launched MillennialVoiceover.com, aiming to help companies "speak millennial." And she came in second in the "Fastest Talking New Yorker" contest at Madison Square Garden.

    Hear how Maria got where she is and the lessons she learned along the way.

    FOLLOW MARIA:
    https://www.voicebymaria.com

    *FOR VO TRAINING, CLASSES (in-person and virtual) and other RESOURCES, check out - *
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    HOME STUDIO SET-UP RESOURCES
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/home-studio-help/

    *EMAIL NEWSLETTER SIGN UP: *
    https://mailchi.mp/83379552bb7b/10voiceovertips

  • Episode 14: Organization Tips for Voiceover Actors with Laura Ray

    January 1st, 2021  |  26 mins 5 secs

    Laura Ray has been a professional organizer for over 14 years helping individuals and businesses. She sat down with Heidi Rew to share tips specifically for voiceover actors. In this episode, Laura covers -

    • Email organization
    • Desktop organization
    • Financial organization
    • Home Studio/Office Organization
    • Time Organization

    Schedule a consultation with Laura and find more resources here:
    https://organizeatlanta.com
    Contact Laura: [email protected]

    *FOR TRAINING, CLASSES (in-person and virtual) and other RESOURCES, check out - *
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    HOME STUDIO SET-UP RESOURCES
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/home-studio-help/

    *EMAIL NEWSLETTER SIGN UP: *
    https://mailchi.mp/83379552bb7b/10voiceovertips

  • Episode 13: E-Learning Expert and VO Talent Christi Bowen

    December 1st, 2020  |  23 mins 21 secs

    Christi Bowen lives in Nashville, TN and began her full-time voiceover career in 2011. Since then, she's created a VO group in Nashville with over 85 members, become a producer for Virtual VO Atlanta and is director of corporate and e-learning for ACM Talent Management.

    Christi shares:

    • Her journey from radio and media to full-time voiceover - how one door closed and another opened.
    • How to figure out which voiceover genres to pursue
    • Why E-Learning is different than other genres and how to use that to get jobs
    • How to find E-Learning jobs
    • And Christi's toughest lesson she's learning in voiceover

    To find out more about Christi & follow her -
    https://www.christibowen.com

    FOR TRAINING, CLASSES (in-person and virtual) and other RESOURCES, check out -
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    HOME STUDIO SET-UP RESOURCES
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/home-studio-help/

    EMAIL NEWSLETTER SIGN UP:
    https://mailchi.mp/83379552bb7b/10voiceovertips

  • Episode 12: From Beginner to Pro

    November 1st, 2020  |  37 mins 22 secs

    Hearing other people's voiceover journeys can be so inspiring! We asked 7 talent that have come through Atlanta Voiceover Studio to share their story of going from Beginner to Pro, their fears along the way and what they wished they had known.
    FOR TRAINING, CLASSES (in-person and virtual) and other RESOURCES, check out -
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com

    HOME STUDIO SET-UP RESOURCES
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com/home-studio-help/

    EMAIL NEWSLETTER SIGN UP:
    https://mailchi.mp/83379552bb7b/10voiceovertips

  • Episode 11: How to Transition from RADIO to VO

    October 1st, 2020  |  33 mins 22 secs

    Mike and Heidi both were on-air radio talent that then transitioned to full-time voice actors. Learn from our mistakes, what we WISH we had known, how much money we made at the beginning and our tips to go from a radio career to voiceover career successfully!

    Info on classes, workshops & demos:
    https://atlantavoiceoverstudio.com
    For on-demand training:
    https://www.provoiceovertraining.com

    Would love to connect with you!
    FB and IG: @atlantavoiceoverstudio
    Twitter: @atlvostudio
    @HeidiRew & @MikeStoudt

    www.HeidiRew.com
    www.MikeStoudt.com

  • Episode 10: Q&A with Mike and Heidi

    September 3rd, 2020  |  45 mins 32 secs

    Do you ever wonder, "Do OTHER voiceover actors feel the same way I do?" or "I have so many questions about voiceover!" Mike Stoudt and Heidi Rew, owners of Atlanta Voiceover Studio, ProVoiceoverTraining.com, and long-time voiceover actors share their experiences, struggles and how you can navigate this world of voiceover.

    *THINGS WE COVER: *

    • First VO job...what to expect
    • Most fearful aspect of voiceover
    • Biggest hurdles faced
    • What they wish they'd known in the beginning

    *PLUS they answer questions from Instagram (@atlantavoiceoverstudio) *
    "What are good agencies for people who are new to VO to submit to?" - Dominique
    "What is the best way to get an animation gig?" - Emma
    "What class should I start as a newbie?" - Tiffany
    "Whats a good way to break into the business if you have 0 experience or connections?" - Patrick
    "I have a demo, where's the best place to shop it? Or do I need an agent?" - "Donkis Dad Jokes"

    *Resources, Classes, Workshops, etc *
    www.AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com
    www.ProVoiceoverTraining.com