The growth of the Hispanic population in the U.S. (17.4% of the population in 2014) has brought with it an increased demand for Spanish and bilingual content in all genres of voiceover, from commercials and explainer videos to Elearning, corporate narration, promos and more. And the increase in demand has brought an expansion of VO talent offering services in Spanish, from eloquent native speakers to people who took a little Spanish in high school.… Continue Reading →
Rosi & Brian Selected for Spanish version of eye-opening documentary, Raising of America, on PBS
Brian and I recently had the immense honor of once again being chosen as part of a select cast of narrators to overdub a documentary in Spanish and raise our voices for educational justice. “Raising of America,” is an extraordinary and revealing 5-part documentary featured on PBS stations nationwide and online.… Continue Reading →
Like many small businesses, Amador Bilingual Voiceovers is a family-based enterprise. Our entire family participates in the business to some extent. Rosi and I both work as bilingual voice actors, as do our daughters Sonia and Alisa when they’re not busy with school or other work. And then there’s Azure, the 9-year-old Chihuahua-Long Haired Dachshund mutt we inherited a few years ago.… Continue Reading →
Happy 2016 & Gratitude
Alisa & Sonia’s Voices Making a Difference
Presenting Their Brand New Bilingual Video Reels!
As parents, Brian and I spent the years of our twin daughters’ childhood and adolescence doing our best to raise them bilingually and bi-culturally, and to model living intentionally and joyfully from our deepest values. They sang with our Latin band Sol y Canto from the time they were four and were invited to narrate their first children’s audiobook at the age of 10. … Continue Reading →
What do the World Wide Web, LINUX and a voiceover trade association have in common?
I recently heard a very interesting TED Radio Hour (is there any other kind?) about the Open Source concept.
Sharing vs. Hoarding Information
One speaker traced the roots of Open Source back to the publication of the first scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions, created in the mid-1600’s by the precursors of today’s scientists.… Continue Reading →
Happy International Day of Peace!
¡Feliz Día Internacional de la Paz!
Established in 1981 by the United Nations, www.internationaldayofpeace.org states that “International Day of Peace (‘Peace Day’) is observed around the world each year on the 21st of September as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.”
I’ve decided to celebrate the International Day of Peace today through this blog post highlighting some extraordinary peacemakers.… Continue Reading →
Help! I’ve fallen into the Internet and I can’t get out!
My wife and business partner Rosi will tell you I’m addicted to my devices. And much as I recoil from that accusation, I have to admit there’s a grain of truth to it. Maybe a big grain. Maybe that’s why I’ve resisted every new step into “connectedness”. I resisted getting a cell phone.… Continue Reading →
The Best Business Tool We’ve Ever Adopted? Batchbook, Our CRM!
Several years ago, after many years of touring the country with our Latin band, Sol y Canto and then officially launching Amador Bilingual Voiceovers, we just couldn’t keep our growing contact list and details for each job organized efficiently. It was nuts! We struggled along until we learned about CRM’s, or “Customer Relationship Management”.… Continue Reading →
As English/Spanish bilingual voice actors, we often receive inquiries and quote requests for Spanish voiceover of already-existing recordings in English. Sometimes the copy hasn’t been translated, and the client asks us to help with that, but more often than not, they provide some sort of translation.… Continue Reading →
Are you a creative entrepreneur or small business owner, like me? How many of us give ourselves the right to take a vacation – a real break – to replenish our soul, to share good times with family and friends? I’m afraid that the answer these days is: fewer and fewer.… Continue Reading →