Now Playing! Disney's A Christmas Carol

Here's my spot that's now airing on Disney Channel:


video

IGUGU GAMECORE

I just noticed a spot I read posted online today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6yreDeUmek

I think I need one of these things...

Walt Disney's A Christmas Carol

I recently finished a spot for A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey. I think it will air this weekend. As soon as it airs, I'll post the video here.

And.. I actually really like the movie!


Listen!

My narration demo is done!

Check it out - over there on the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Narration Demo

Today I recorded my narration demo at Santisound (santisound.com)with Rick Santizo and Nancy Wolfson (braintracksaudio.com). You'll hear it in all its glory in about 3 weeks.





Photography: Nancy Wolfson


Mixer Pics!

Here are a couple. Check out more on my facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=149120&id=629773501












Voices.com Mixer Results

It was fantastic! I met a lot of great people.

I spoke to Pat Fraley (www.patfraley.com), a VO legend.

Stephanie Ciccarelli (voices.com) took the time to speak to me for several minutes amidst all the chaos, and gave me some great advice. She is super sweet.

I brought my personal photographer, Leila. We spent some time talking to a couple very helpful vo talents, Julie Odell and Kaleo. The also offered some great insight for me.

I met many other cool people I hope to run into again.

As I thought about going to the mixer, I wasn't sure if it would be of any real value, but if you get the chance in the future, I would HIGHLY recommend it.

Thanks Stephanie!

pictures coming...


voices.com mixer, tonight!

Date: Thursday September 3rd, 2009
Time: 6 p.m. until about midnight
Venue: Whiskey Blue at The W Hotel in Westwood (Los Angeles), 930 Hilgard Avenue
Cost: Free admission - Buy your own food and drinks

Don LaFontaine Lab Fundraiser



I'm passing on the word.  There is a fund raiser being held at Joe Cipriano's home on September 2 for a VO Lab to be built in DLF's honor.

This looks to be a great opportunity to give back!

Click on the link above to buy tickets.

Paint Ball With One of my Boys!

Welts all over my chest. Ow.

My portable VO Booth

Finally arrived!

I think it enhances my eyes, don't you?

HazMat Student

I just voiced the phone system for HazMatStudent.com.

If you want some OSHA training (and really, who doesn't), this is the place to go!

Trevor Jones
www.trevorjonesvo.com


The Cliffs of Insanity

Two of my babies and I made it to White Face. Death is like 4 feet
away from us. It makes me want to base jump.

The Day Job...

Today was my first day as an employee at my new job. OK, I've been freelancing here for like 3 months, but they've made me and employee now. Its a great place to work. AND there's plenty of VO opportunity her. I'm cutting promotional pieces for Disney movies to be aired on Disney Channel.

Whew.

THE WEBSITE IS DONE!

Under the nearly divine direction of Nancy Wolfson (braintracksaudio.com), the fine photography of Leila Jones (leilajonesphotgraphy.com), the brain storming of Roy and Josh Jones (aegiswealthgroup.com) and the ninja web skills of the guy who did the whole bloody site, Jason (villagegreenstudios.com), my site is up!

Check it out!

http://www.trevorjonesvo.com


Trevor Jones

Reason #63

California is the best place to do VO from:

The Best VO Practice Ever...


Tonight I climbed on the roof with my baby Ash and we read Lemony Snickets together. I love California weather in the summer at night and there's nothing I like more than hanging with one of my babies...


Trevor Jones
http://www.trevorjonesvo.com

My Blessed Brother

I just read a bunch of copy for my brothers answering system for his business into a $3000 Neumann. He will now proceed to convert and degrade it until its barely intelligible to the human ear.

My brother Roy is a Wealth Manager. In exchange for my services, he has agreed not to churn my massive account. For one day.

You can hear my digitally degraded voice here: (801) 545-8706
http://www.aegiswealthgroup.com/new/aegiswealthgroup/

Trevor Jones
http://www.trevorjonesvo.com


The Latest...

I figured out how to get my demos up on my blog... Not too thrilled with the pink, but for now, what the heck!

My domain name (trevorjonesvo.com) now points to my blog. Once my site is up, that'll change.

I'm making new friends on Facebook - Andy Gellar - the voice of Disney, and Ben Patrick Johnson - the voice of Blu-Ray and half the stuff you hear on TV and in theaters. I've met Ben once in person, really nice guy.

Trevor Jones
http://www.trevorjonesvo.com

Don't Try This At Home...


Fireworks are illegal pretty much everywhere... So my kids made do... Dry ice and plastic bottles. Dude. Its louder than you think. And dangerous.


Beach Shoot


Leila shot some photos for my website last night. We borrowed 5 year old Amy and tossed her in the air for awhile...


Trevor Jones
soon to be of:
http://www.trevorjonesvo.com

I am not PC

And by day, I'm helping Disney be non-pc too it appears!  I've been working on promos for a great new Disney animated feature, The Princess and the Frog.  Looks like our latest pieces got a little attention.  I worked on Tour 4:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/06/30/five-behind-the-scene-featurettes-for-the-princess-and-the-frog-spark-mild-controversy/

Trevor Jones

Post Demo Private

Just had my post demo private consult with Nancy Wolfson of braintracksaudio.com.  I have a plan.  I have confidence.  I have a professional website in the works.  

I'm auditioning now,  but once my site is up, I'll really start cranking.  

Trevor Jones

Space.

I've been in desperate need of personal space.  Leila has the office at home - a detached structure with all her photography stuff in it.  I feel like an invader when I go back there.  

We have a 5 bedroom house - full of kids, who will never leave.  So no office space for daddy available there any time soon.

Leila suggested we build out a section of the garage. So I got a quote.  Then she said it was too much money for something so temporary as she wants a car soon.  Somehow, she's grown tired of driving the 8 passenger Astro van while I drive the Bimmer.  Who can blame her?  She'll want her car garaged.

So she suggested I just section off a portion of the bedroom.  I did.  Tho it IS the bedroom, I fell like it's my space to a degree.  All that was lacking was a computer...

Lets see.. Leila has and 8 core MacPro with dual monitors in her office as well as a new MacBook.  I have, well, nothing...  What did I want?  A 17" MacBook Pro in my office in the garage.  

What did I settle for?  I moved the MacPro into the bedroom. 

 I took the old 19" CRT beast with it, and set up Leila with the 24" Dell attached to her laptop in the office, making it as clean and simple as possible.  She also gets the 750 GB external drive.  I'll get her a 500 GB internal drive so she can have all her stuff on her laptop and use the external drive for time machine backups.

Dude.  I'm giddy as a school girl.  I have some space of my own.  Sort of.  I've got my mic up there but the acoustics aren't great.  I'll fix that, and get some speakers, and I'll be in business.  I even brought the all in one printer up there.

One monitor kind of suckss - but the solution for now is Spaces - My mac allows me to have a bunch of switchable work spaces.  Pretty cool.  So many features on Mac I don't even use.

Now all I need is a website and about 5 agents.

Then I'll be happy.

Trevor Jones


My Voices.com Profile

I don't think I've ever posted it - so here it is - my voices.com profile:

http://www.voices.com/people/trevorjones

Soon, there will be better - A website that I didn't make in iWeb.

Trevor Jones

Voices.com MP3 Settings

Last night I auditioned for a ton of stuff on voices.com.  Today I went back and listened to a couple and... crap!  Static!  Instant death for an audition. 

The answer:  The flash player is finicky - it only wants a bitrate of 128 kbps and a sample rate of 44.1 kHz.  Make sure your settings are correct when you convert to MP3.

Trevor Jones

Demo Fever

Having my commercial demo REALLY has me wanting to do my next demos.  Dude.  I can't wait till I'm doing this full time.

Trevor Jones

MY COMMERCIAL DEMO

Whew!  Its finally done!

I've uploaded it to voices.com, but I'm not putting myself out there till I have a professional website up.  That will be soon.

I'm pretty excited.

http://www.voices.com/talent/demos/view/37401

Trevor Jones

Must Find A Way

To provide content others will want to read... Right now its my personal journey to stardom... I suppose when I'm a star, these old boring posts will be amusing to adoring fans.

Is it time?

I think I'm out of voices.com auditions to read, ie, caught up... Time to join voices123?

Excited

I've got a ton of stuff on my list to get this voice over thing cranking...

•  Get my demo back
•  Have my post demo private with Nancy
•  Determine my brand
•  Determine domain name and buy it
•  Get my website up
•  Update voices.com with my demo and weblink
•  Upgrade voices123.com
•  Get agents in major domestic markets
•  Consider agents in foreign markets
•  Post comments on VO blogs to get my name out there
•  Figure out how to be an internet termite. I'm already doing google alerts
•  Audition as much as possible on voices123 and voices.com, for practice if nothing else
•  Formulate a complete plan, including what I'll do each day

Leila just got back from a 3 day photography seminar and has some new software that's supposed to help you stay organized.  I'll have a look at it.

I submitted about 6 auditions today at voices.com.  I'm finding what I like and what comes naturally... Its also much easier to sound natural, courtesy of Nancy and Jeff.


Voices123.com...

Tempted to sign up now... They seem to be getting higher end jobs. They need me.

Trevor Jones

The Plan

Maybe its too much, but what the heck. The plan is to read for every audition I fit the profile for on Voices.com. Once I'm caught up, I'll get a premiere membership on voices123 and do the same. I'm reading a little each morning and night.

After I get a good agent or five, I'll reevaluate.

How Cool Is This?

So I admit it. I'm pretty new to this blogging thing. Just found a nifty trick: I can just email a post directly to my blog, even with a picture. Me like. Expect some posts from my iPhone with crappy pictures and bad spelling.

Trevor Jones

I envision a world...

Where everyone turns to me to see how they can jump start their voice over careers and be just like me. But that's at least a few weeks off, since I just recorded my first demo last week...

For now, I'll be making sarcastic comments to myself about myself for my own edification. But as I launch my VO career, I'm sure I'll learn a bunch of stuff and have something resembling wisdom to share.

I'm actually pretty excited about this whole thing. I've been training for a year and a half with a great coach, Nancy Wolfson, and with her acting coach, Jeff. I'm ready to hit this thing head on. I'll have my demo in a couple weeks, my post demo private with Nancy after that, then I'll get a website going.

Nancy told me about one of her students who wasn't particularly talented, but made a bunch of money in VO because she was an internet termite. I need to learn to do that.

After the site is up, I'll work on getting agents in the major US cities.

Next is narration demo, Spanish demo, trailer demo and promo demo.

In the mean time, I'll try to blog here several times a week, and submit on voices.com.

G'night

Trevor Jones