Nothing pleases me more about social media than connecting with other VO professionals from all over…and I mean ALL over.
A FaceBook message the other day led to an even longer e-mail exchange, and the chance to connect with a voice actor from Turkey. Yep…Istanbul, Turkey.
His name is Andy Boyns, and he’s a Brit who’s managed to develop a fairly decent clientele, and (in his words): :…I’ve had to do it all myself – no workshops, courses, advice…”
I asked Andy if I could have permission to share his e-mail response with others in my blog, so we might all see how our colleagues around the world are being as enterprising as we should be, and how (Like Taji’s Voice Emporium site), we are all finding the support we need in our “booth isolation” to share and support each other in this grand online community.
Andy’s page on Voices.com is HERE…and if he realizes his dream to make it to VOICE2010, maybe we’ll all get a chance to meet him personally.
Read below to see Andy’s story in his letter to me.
I’ve had to do it all myself: I’ve had to believe in my ability, and to be very self critical, always wanting to do better. I know I’ve still a way to go, but knowing that is better than believing one’s arrived. Actually what I admired about your comment on Edge Studios was precisely the fact that even with your great experience you still respect that. As a foreign VO I have very little local competition… even without experience I got some great jobs… not one audition! Actually my biggest problem is the British thing as American accents seem to be more popular.