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A voice over artist may just be doing a job but for the client, they are bringing their dreams, passions and perhaps even life’s work to life!
Transforming a character from the mind to the written form can be difficult enough but in today’s multi-media world, there are many more problems facing character designers and creators. However, the support of talented voice-over actors can help to bring these characters to life or perhaps even take them in new directions!
Find out how voice talent from Voices.com were able to help producer Dave Wingler achieve his goals in today’s VOX Daily.

Bringing Ideas And Characters To Life

Dave Wingler is an educator who has been utilizing apps as part of his learning process since the start of the iPad revolution. While looking for new apps to add to the learning experience, it dawned on Dave that creating his own apps could be the best solution. His first app, Futaba Classroom Games was created in partnership with INKids. Pty. Ltd. and has been featured twice on the iTunes store for education. Futaba was a wild success in schools.

After learning the ropes in application development, he started his own company, Together Learning Media with the aim to create other engaging applications for young learners. His first independent app, Astroloquiz, is based around the 12 star signs, with 4 different personality traits for each. Pupils are encouraged to learn about their own personality, the personality of those around them and to increase their conversational ability. Using characters and narration was considered the best way forward, which is where the highly talented individuals at Voices.com stepped in.

Astroloquiz Voice Cast

Astroloquiz has 8 talented voice artists some of whom are active in making popular cartoons and commercials. Jennifer Forziati DaCosta, Maxwell Glick, Joshua Graham, Aaron Landon, Katie Leigh, Lisa Luck, Stephanie Robinson and Jyl Woolfolk all contributed their amazing talent in ways that Dave couldn’t imagine. They brought just the right personality to the characters in Astroloquiz without ever having seen artist concepts. It seemed they just had this innate ability to deliver exactly what he was looking for.
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Somehow, the ensemble available at Voices.com managed to breathe life into these characters, sometimes capturing exactly what Dave was wanting; at other times taking characters in a different way that seemed so natural it was almost as if the characters were merely finding their voice, as opposed to being presented with it. Given that many of the voice-over actors had considerable cartoon and commercial experience, it is no surprise that they managed to do a great job but every new job is a completely new task and not everyone can respond to the challenges and tasks put in front of them.

Aside from the technical quality, the professionalism on offer was what impressed Dave the most. At various points in the process, working with independent contractors and freelancers had caused problems or delays in the project but not with the voice-over actors. In fact, when a technical hitch caused problems to a set of recordings, Dave found that the actor was more than happy to come along and do re-takes. Needless to say, there was a grateful tip passed along at the end of that project.

Where To Get The App

Astroloquiz | Voices.com Blog - Where clients and voice actors can find valuable information on pre-production, technology, animation, video and audio production, home recording studios, business growth, voice acting and auditions, celebrity voice actors, voiceover industry news and more! Astroloquiz is now available as an app and is just beginning to garner rave reviews in education circles.
Dave Wingler wanted to express how immensely helpful the voice talent he worked with were in making his app a success.
The iPad app already has 21 reviews, many of which mention the voice talent featured on the app.
Here are a number of places where you can learn more about the app:
Astroloquiz on iTunes
Together Learning Media
Together Learning Media on Twitter
Futaba Classroom Games in iTunes

Have You Voiced an Educational App?

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Looking forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes,
Stephanie

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.

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