DanielleHall-Dani Vox

Pay Attention to Your Face

8
May

Heres the thing, we all walk around without a clue what our face is actually doing.  The good news is that, for the most part, our brain has it under control so you don’t need to stress about it.

When I was pursuing a career as a photographer, the second someone stepped in front of my camera I would think about how I can make this person look their best.  Now, on the other side of the camera, my brain franticly tries to figure out how to gain control over my facial expressions to make sure the photographer captures a mind blowing photo of me.

Your expression reads volumes!  Having an awareness of what you look like, whether you’re being photographed or  while your auditioning, is a talent you want to possess.  It does take some effort, but here are 3 tips to help you out.

Embrace YOU  For starters!  Get over yourself!  Yeah, YOU!  Embrace everything about your appearance.  There is not another person who has the same features as you and THAT is exactly what a photographer or casting agent is going to want to see.  They are looking for variety, so you have to embrace what you’ve been given and know how to use it.  When someone is in front of the camera feeling confident about themselves and their appearance, it shows.

Your SIDE  Our faces are not symmetrical, so you need to be on the lookout for your good side.  Look in the mirror and check yourself out.  See what angle looks best.  It’s rare that a person doesn’t have a stronger side, so find yours and favor that angle like there’s no tomorrow.  Putting the time in to know your face is invaluable!

Your FACE HOLE  Your mouth changes your appearance more than any other feature on your face.  Making your pucker behave in front of a camera isn’t as easy as you think.  Believe it or not people hold a lot of tension there.  Stretch.  Laugh!  Work your jaw out.  It will make a huge difference!

Thanks for stopping by!

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

I HAVE AN AGENT!

8
Feb

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I am super excited to announce that I am now represented by Tonry Talent!

I have been working really hard for this.  As you know, I went to LA this past weekend to audition for The Voice.  It was an amazing experience.  You can read about it here: The Voice Audition

Well, I got back to San Francisco on Tuesday night and on Wednesday, practiced my monolog for my interview with Mary that was Thursday!  BAM!  Just like that!  The Universe paved a way for me.  I now have representation with Tonry Talent for Voice Over, Acting, and Print work!

Yahoo!  Happy dance time!
Danielle-87I cant wait to see what happens next!  I am really excited and thankful for this partnership.  I just uploaded my new head shots to be printed and picked up on Monday and have been updating all the websites I am on.
DanielleHall_HSThank you for following along with me.  I hope I have inspired you in some way.  I love hearing from you whether it is from the comments below, on my Facebook Fan Page, or on Twitter!

Feeling so much love!

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

 

The Voice Audition

7
Feb

Hey guys!  Thank you for following up on how my  audition for The Voice went.  I did not make it to the next round however, I am stoked about how my audition went!

As you know, I have been giving everything I possibly could to be as prepared I as I possibly could for the audition.  I gave up alcohol, coffee, and dairy.  I worked out every other day.  I had vocal practice with a voice coach 3 days a week AND I was eating healthy, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep.

I was prepared and felt great!  When it was my turn to sing I jumped up with the biggest smile and full of excitement to perform.  I could tell that the casting director was digging my energy.  I sang 100 Days, 100 Nights and felt amazing afterwards.  When I was done singing I wanted to scream out “HELL YEAH!” because I knew it was that good.

Check out this video of when I sang 100 days, 100 Nights at The Make Out Room last year!

I guess I should have began with the process for the audition.  :o)

There are 2 pre screening casting levels before you have the opportunity to be on The Voice  for the blind audition.  The first is singing A Capella and the second is singing with a track.  You register online and a week before you are scheduled you will receive an email from them with your registration info that you need to print out and bring with you.  See below:
DaniVox_AuditionPassThe VoiceBring this and your ID.  You will not be permitted to audition if you do not bring these items!  My friend Kristina and I road tripped it down to LA and stayed with a friend.  It was quite an adventure from the beginning…I sorta, kinda ran out of gas on my way to pick her up and she had to rescue me!
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_7DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_3Make sure you drink plenty of water to be hydrated and that you are well rested.  We arrived in LA Friday night so that we had Saturday to take it easy.  Our audition was Sunday Feb 3rd at 2pm.  We got there at 1:30pm an there was a super long line.  Dont let this discourage you though.  Once it hit 2pm the lined moved pretty quickly inside the LA Convention Center.
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_9Expect to be there 3-4 hours.  We were there for 3.  The process IS really that long.  You enter the building and go through security.  Your audition pass gets scanned and they check your ID.  You are then led to another room where you are assigned a lane.  Your audition paper is scanned again and your ID is checked.  At this point you can put away your ID.
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_4You are then told to have your audition paper scanned by another person who then assigns you to another lane.  This will be the group of people you go into the audition with.  Your lane is then led to another larger room where everyone waits to be seen and heard.  Up until this point everything kept moving.  I think we sat in this room for about 30minutes.  Still, not to bad!
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_2You could see the rows of people being led to their audition room and everyone would clap for them and wish them luck.  Then it was my groups turn.  There were 10 of us in the group.  (Kristina and I didn’t make it into the same group)  We were led to a smaller room where the casting director sat at a table with her laptop.  She was super sweet and let us know that when she called our name we would need to stand on the X.  She also said that she will be taking notes on everyone by writing and typing on her laptop so we shouldn’t feel discouraged if she wasn’t looking at us.

There were a few people in my group who were good but she didn’t take any of us.  There was a duo (twins) who she said that they are a “maybe” and she would let them know by 7pm that night.

I am still on a high from this experience.  Because of the way I prepared I was confident and felt ready.  I knew I had given everything I possibly could to this audition and I gave a top notch performance.  There was nothing I could have done differently or have done more.  At that point it was left up to the casting director to do her job the best to her capabilities and cast the right people for the show.  It’s because of all this that I feel so amazing!
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_5Thank you for reading!  I hope this inspires you to keep reaching for you goals.  In a million years, I never thought I would audition for something like this… to give myself that opportunity.  Im so glad I did.

Much love,

Dani Vox

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

 

Alcove Theater January 2013

29
Jan

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Last night was such a blast!  Thank you Monique for creating opportunities to perform.  I feel myself growing as an artist everyday and it is such an amazing release of this energy when I have the opportunity to perform.

Below are a few pics from last night.
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Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

Alcove Theater TONIGHT!

27
Jan

TONIGHT!

I am singing at the Alcove Theater. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8 and it is free! Come on by!  I would love to see you! (children are welcome)

http://thealcovetheater.com/

See you lovelies tonight!

Dani Vox