Melanie Haynes Voiceover
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Category: Acting

Developing Your Character’s Voice for Your Audio Book

Bring Your Character to Life An audio book character will not be seen, only heard. That’s why it is important to properly develop your characters and their voices to make the various characters distinguishable for the listening audience. Character’s Personality Is your character shy or outgoing? Is he or she deceptive or sincere? Understand your […]

LA State of Mind

So much has been happening over the past few months, that I have not been able to keep up with this voice over blog. While Houston is my home, I am now living and working in Los Angeles. After all these years, I’ve decided it is time to take the plunge – thanks to good […]

Acting in The Hen House, Worldfest, UT Honors

This week is certainly a mixed bag of events! Tonight, I have a play reading of The Hen House, a very character rich play written by Bo Brinkman who is also the writer/director/star of The Last Mark, a film I’m in that is an official selection of and screening at Worldfest-Houston on Thursday night.  On […]

Acting in TV’s Salem, Witches, and Me!

  WGN’s new series, SALEM, begins April 21st!  Watch for me acting in Episode #7!  

Actor vs Voice Actor – Splitting your time?

Are you an actor and a voice actor? Do you find yourself splitting your time between marketing yourself as a voice over talent and marketing yourself as an actor? Is it beneficial to market both at the same time or should they definitely remain separate? I’ve been both an actor and a voice over talent […]

Do you practice “Gratitude”?

  In a previous post, I mentioned the terms Service and Gratitude and how they’d been coming up for me over and over again in the past few months. In that post, I talked about some of the new ways for me to think about service.  Now, I’d like to focus on gratitude.  It’s been […]

Do you practice “Service”?

In the past few months, the words service and gratitude have been coming up again and again in books, articles, courses, and videos that I have read and heard.  The terms are not new to me or to you, of course; however, there seems to be so much more emphasis on and usage of the […]

Are you Too Busy?

by Melanie Haynes As voice over talent, we feel most secure when we’re super busy!  We have a stack of e-learning to narrate, an audiobook or two in the wings, ISDN and phone patch commercial and corporate sessions scheduled, and maybe even an “in town” booking or two scheduled via our agent.  True, we might […]

NOT the Actor’s Nightmare!

I had a great dream last night.  It was the opposite of the typical Actor’s Nightmare – you’re onstage and have no idea what play it is or what your lines are.  I do have variations on this for other types of performance like the Voice Actor’s Nightmare – I’m in the booth with clients […]

Halloween Spots = Fun!

Great fun voicing spots for ZooBoo at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo     One of the fun radio commercials I voiced for ZOO BOO     Here’s the ZOO BOO TV spot!        

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