"Live with Squacky"

"Live with Squacky"

A unique, lively, interview style podcast that dives into the world of voice acting and entertainment. Val Kelly is a professional voice actress and chats with fellow voice actors, as well as other pros from the industry (i.e. on-screen actors, musicians, casting directors, producers, film-makers, audio engineers etc.). Settle in and get ready for some upbeat conversations that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge from these industry pros and will hopefully help you to get inspired!

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April 27, 2021 12 min

In this week's episode of "Live with Squacky", I answer questions that were sent in on social media from listeners of the show! I address a question about talking toys, imposter syndrome, top things to be coached in and  top things to know when just starting out in voiceover. It's a great episode and I really hope you all enjoy it. If you do, be sure to download and share the episode as well as leave a rating and re...

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On this weeks episode of "Live with Squacky," I give my recommedations for some of the top coaches in the voiceover industry. I've either worked with these people personally or have friends that have. Obviously, there are many more great coaches besides the ones I name here. If you ever have a question about whether a coach is reputable or not, you can certainly always email me and I'll give you my opinion or refer ...

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In this episode of "Live with Squacky", I talk about how technology has evolved and how it can be difficulty sometimes to balance using technology and trying to do things creatively without it. I also talk about the upcoming MAVO2021 conference that's coming up on November 12-14. You definitely won't want to miss it! It's shaping up to be a great online event and Early bird tickets are on sale now! Click HERE to...

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In this weeks episode of "Live with Squacky", I talk about facing fears in life and being able to move foward. I touch upon the topic of seeking approval from others and about how to go "off the grid" for periods of time because that's something I haven't been able to really accomplish yet!!! If any of you have advice for me on how to do that, send me an email for sure!!

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In this weeks episode, I talk all about social media and why you should be on it if you're a voice actor or someone in the entertainment industry.  I cover what I consider to be the major 4: Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and FB!! I'm just sharing my insights and some ideas here because I spend a lot of time on social media and I've learned a lot over the years!! I hope it can help some of you too!

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In this short episode of "Live with Squacky", I talk about a short film called "Fuzzy" that just finished production. I also chat about talking toys and how fun those are to work on, character development in general and there's a guest appearance from a little toy Alpaca named "Alfie" this week too!! LOL!!! I'd love it if you had the time to listen!!

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Jordan Malixi is a driven artist with a passion for creativity, design, business, and innovation. After Studying Global Business and Digital Arts at the University of Waterloo for two years, he now is working alongside the pioneers who utilize user experience, videography, movement, fashion, and graphic design to develop innovative ways to improve and benefit the future’s entertainment industry.
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Think outside the box. How many times in your life have you been told to do that?!! We are living in a world now where creating your own content has become the norm. Figuring out how to build followers, collab with each other and learn to thrive in this world are things we are always thinking about. My Special guest today - Brittany Luberda, is an extremely talented singer, actress, and writer from New Orleans, Louisiana. I’m not s...

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My very first teaching job was at a school called “Vernon-Verona- Sherrill High School” in Verona, NY. For those who are unfamiliar with that area of NY, it’s pretty close to Syracuse. There were about 800 students total, I was 22 years old and pretty fresh out of college! My Seniors that year were only 4 years younger than me and it was definitely a wonderful time in my life. Many of the students that I taught during my 3 years at...

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In this short episode of "Live with Squacky", I talk once again about how important coffee is to me, my favorite coffees etc!! I talk about the importance of paying quarterly taxes and having financial stability and about our upcoming MAVO2021 "Time to grow" Voiceover conference coming up on November 12-14, 2021 online. It's shaping up with an outstanding line-up of guest speakers and I can't wait to be able...

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I hope you're all having a great week so far! This is Part 2 of my interview with the super talented, iconic, Elley Ray Hennessy! She is so positive and encouraging and even though I've been in the industry for a long time, I still learned a ton from chatting with her! Elley Ray is truly one of the most inspiring storytellers in the industry! This is a must-listen episode and I hope you enjoy it!

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For those of you that have been listening to “Live with Squacky” for a while now (either Season 1 or in YouTube format before this) – you know that animation and character work is my favorite type of voiceover work to do! So when I get the chance to interview actors that are super pros in these genres of voice acting, it’s even more exciting for me!! My special guest today is a top tier talent in the voice acting world. I met Elley...

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Twitter is an amazing platform! I’ve met so many interesting people over the years that have become my friends! I love it! My guest today is one of the most kindhearted and compassionate people I know. Ally Teixeira and I met a few years ago on Twitter. Her husband Jacob is an editor and actually to be honest with you – I don’t always remember how I end up talking to people on Twitter!! But I met Ally through Jacob and we have all ...

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Coffee, comedy, positivity and kindness! These are a few of the things I love the most! Today on the show, I’ll be talking with two people that are super pros when it comes to coffee, acting, comedy and being kind, compassionate people. Daniella Monet is an actress best known for her work on the Nickelodeon show “Victorious” where she played the hilarious role of Trina Vega! Daniella has been in various other great tv shows and mov...

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On Season 1 – Episode 1 of “Live with Squacky”, I did an in depth interview with Actor/Writer/Director Tom DeNucci. At the time of that interview, the COVID-19 pandemic had just started, his movie “Vault” had just been released and we had a great time talking about that – as well as a variety of other topics! Now that we’re in Season 2 of the show, I thought it only fitting to do a follow up with Tom – to see what he’s working on n...

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We’re kicking off season 2 with a superstar talent that I met a few years ago on Twitter.

Chris Newman is an actor and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and Love and Honor(2013).
 
 Chris was born and grew up in Troy, Michigan. Always performing for friends but otherwise shy, he began his acting career in college, on a dare. Soon, Chris caught "the acting bug" and n...

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On this final episode of Season 1 of "Live with Squacky," Val Kelly - "Squackyvoice" herself - wraps up the season with a look back on 2020. She talks about what she has learned and thanks her guests and co-producer. It was a great season of 40ish episodes and Season 2 will start on January 12th with more exciting guests, interviews and fun! Thanks for tuning in!

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 Let me tell you about my special guest today – Terry Dubbs! Terry comes by her down to earth sound honestly. She lives in the Midwest, on a farm raising goats with her husband and two dogs.

Her honest sound gets her booked over and over again from Commercial to Political ads, to Telephony and Narration. Her passion for voice over started long before she ever started coaching with some of the industries top coaches. She lent her voi...

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Can you believe we're at Episode 38 already!! I was trying to decide whether we should go to 40 or 50 for Season 1! Haha! I ultimately decided on capping the first season at 40 episodes, so just 2 more to go after this one! We will then take a short break and Season 2 will start in January 2021!! 
My Special Guest today is Bev Standing! Bev is an extremely talented voice actress, a Territory Controller for Canada with “Gravy for...

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My special guest this week is Mike Paine. Mike is a 30+ year veteran voice talent! He’s completed thousands of successful projects and work he has voiced has had well over 60 million views on YouTube!! Mike is currently programming 2 radio stations in addition to whole bunch of other things!! We chat about how Mike got started in the industry, why editing skills are so important in voiceover, why he loves soup so much and how h...

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