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It began with a train ride from Grand Central Station in New York to Yale University in New Haven. My mission: to speak to a group of pre-Med and pre-Health students; members of a national organization called MedX, whose mission is to explore the healthcare field from an array of interdisciplinary, holistic perspectives. Objective: to pose the question: is medical narration just icing on the cake?
I’m sad to say that for all my world adventures (Japan, Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Germany, Austria, England, Wales, Scotland, Israel, Jordan), I’m not as cuisine curious as I ought to be.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, I have the distinct pleasure of being a guest voiceover coach at the VO Pro on the Go workshop, which is happening at three different studios in NYC from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you’re interested in attending and mention my name, you can get a 10% discount off the registration fee.
The truth is it’s not easy, and that’s why most voice actors shy away from this kind of work. For me, it’s challenging, educational and rewarding. But most of all, I love working with the fine artists who are illustrating the animations, creatives who care about excellence, perfectionists really, who produce stunningly beautiful work, which brings us back to the AMI Conference.
If you can't "be fully informed" after discussing this with your doctor, in his or her office, it's not likely that a 60-second ad will give you the full scope of the risks and rewards of any given treatment either.
The professor who hired me, a fellow member of the AMI, insisted on hiring a professional voiceover talent. This was the first time a professional voice actor was used, and to great success:
Fast forward to my world of voiceovers, and over the last couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Christian Chinese clients and get to know some of the brothers and sisters from the congregation who direct me in our sessions. My role is to speak God’s words in a sermon-type of recital, which is sometimes nearly 10,000 words/an hour long.
In less than 48 hours, Donald Trump will take the Oath of Office and be sworn in as America's 45th president. What's In store for freelancers under President Trump?
As a kid, I walked down Michigan Avenue in Chicago with my family as we marched against the war in Vietnam. Once again I am finding issues that touch me, my fellow voice actors, colleagues, friends, and family, and am willing to stand up to have my Voice 'Be Heard' on our behalf.
As you know, if you're on my mailing list, and/or have been in touch via social media (@DebbieIrwinVO), I was in Japan!!! Not only was it an amazing experience, it was so different. I'm not talking about the obvious differences, language, food, etc. I'm talking about the little things that we as Americans don't seem to put much thought into.
Your words, my voice. That’s what I do. I talk for a living. Recently I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Sandi Klein for her podcast Conversations with Creative Women.
Instead of living in that cloud, I’ve chosen to live in the silver lining, and it’s exciting to feel the change in the air. Loss creates space — for new people, new ideas, new approaches and new horizons.
She died on Friday, May 13, 2016. She didn’t want to die. She fought hard to the bitter end. She had patients she was supposed to see that day. She was a family therapist. She was 88.
Now, I see how blind I was. Now, I struggle with letting go of everything I thought was true. All the dreams I had for my kids, all the expectations, and any image of who they were to become.
It’s easy to be apathetic, throw ones hands up and say, why bother? I’ve often felt such exasperation. But we must fight to support some semblance of a vision we believe will raise the tide and with it all boats. In the words of Hamilton, when challenging Aaron Burr on his lack of convictions, “If you don’t take a stand what will you fall for?” A double entendre if ever there was one.
As I see it, the more questions we bring to our health care providers, the more engaged we are in our care, and studies have shown that an involved patient is a healthier patient, and a healthier patient lowers healthcare costs overall.