Julie Marcus Is Photogenic

Very sexy update: Since a few of you asked for it, I came out from the behind the bushes at Julie’s place and got the info for her photographer. Check them out here.

Holy freaking cow, these are probably the best headshots I have ever seen.  For crying out loud, I’m only human:

The debate has been raging for years over whether voice talent should use headshots or not.  The argument from one camp is that your voice should speak for itself and you should not allow seekers to come to a preconceived conclusion about your sound or delivery based on your appearance.  Others maintain that using a picture humanizes the talent and makes them seem more approachable.  Of course if you also do any kind of on-camera or print work, a headshot is absolutely necessary but what if you are just a VO?  What if you look strikingly different than you sound, as is the case with some talent in animation who bank on doing child voices but may be much older?  What if you are afraid that the photographer may not be able to Photoshop out your hunchback?

I know some of you may not be quite as genetically blessed as Julie or myself,1 but unless you have some gargoyle2 in your family tree, then I say go for it.  Go to Julie’s site and click on the gallery to see it done right and then decide if you think headshots are a good idea or not.  Also check out some of her fantastic demos below.  She might tap dance as well but I’m not sure.

Commercial Demo:

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Animation Demo:

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Where do you stand on the headshot issue?  Let us know in the comments.

On a completely unrelated note, I read somewhere the other day that in some cultures if you blog more than two pictures of someone you are then considered legally married.3

1. I’ve got my Mom’s cheekbones.
2. Or Slovenian.
3. I’m just saying.

4 Comments to “Julie Marcus Is Photogenic”

  1. Diane Havens says:

    Thanks for the info on the photo studio, Erik — serious pro work. Well worth the 1K.
    – DbH

  2. J.S. Gilbert says:

    I’m thinking the headshot thing works for Julie. Not so sure for you Erik.

  3. [...] Schoen, Rick Wenner I have no idea how the headshot vs. no headshot debate is still raging since I already told you guys that you should have them done.

  4. [...] have no idea how the headshot vs. no headshot debate is still raging since I already told you guys that you should have them done.

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