Thursday, March 08, 2012

Another batch of new breed of voice artists from VoiceWorx19

Photobucket Just last March 3, a new batch of successful VoiceWorx students conquered two months of voice acting workshop. Already the 19th batch, they we were welcomed as another batch of new breed of voice artists. VoiceWorx Basic Voice Acting and Dubbing Workshop has already given birth to many good voice artists in the industry including some 'stars' in the same field. This is just part of CreatiVoices Productions,' led by the one and only VoiceMaster Pocholo Gonzales, advocacy to promote voice acting as an art form.

The VoiceMaster supports GoNegosyo's 'Babae Kapuso ka ng Bayan'

Photobucket A certified entrepreneur, the VoiceMaster supported GoNegosyo's "Babae, Kapuso ka ng Bayan" held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City last March 2. The event is part of GoNegosyo's celebration of the Women's Month. Photobucket Present in the said event were some of the country's well-renowned entrepreneurs and inspiring speakers including Cynthia Villar, Mel Tiangco, Gov. Grace Padaca, Miriam Quiambao, and Fanny Serrano. Photobucket From these inspiring speakers, attendees had the chance to learn more about business most especially some tips on how to succeed. It also takes pride in the women sector's very important role in business in the country. Photobucket

More than 50 graduate from VoiceWorx and SpeechWorx today

VoiceWorx Batch 19, and SpeechWorx Batches 1 and 2 will be having their graduation today, March 3 making more than 50 successful graduates of both CreatiVoices Productions' VoiceWorx and SpeechCommCenter's SpeechWorx. Both graduations will be held at the Red Box Greenbelt 3. VoiceWorx graduation will be from 1:00-3:00pm while SpeechWorx would be from 4:00-7:00pm. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

The VoiceMaster goes to DZUP

A proud Iskolar ng Bayan, Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales visited DZUP for a guesting, February 27. The VoiceMaster talked about voice acting at the radio show of College of Arts and Letters entitled Kalampagan sa Lunes. The show airs every 6-7pm of Mondays. It is also hosted by Prof. Ginny Banaag Gochuico and Prof. Vlad Gonzales. Its executive producer is Prof. Siao Campoamor. Photobucket Apart from his passion for voice acting, it was also one of his ways of giving back to his alma mater most especially to his home college. The VoiceMaster finished BA in Speech Communication  at the UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters in 2000 and he  is in fact recognized as one of the successful alumni not just of his program but also of his college. Photobucket Before the radio show guesting, The VoiceMaster also roamed around the campus. He went back to some spots where he used to stay as a college student. He also visited the famous Oblation with which he had a photograph.

The VoiceMaster visits GVFM in Pampanga

Photobucket The VoiceMaster visited GVFM in Pampanga, March 1. GV FM is a leading radio station in Pampanga according to a Radio Listening Study conducted by an independent survey. Photobucket And as a part of his advocacy to promote voice acting as an art and spread the love for this craft, he also visited VoiceWorx19 student Maria Angelica Movido, known to her listeners as DJ Angel. Angel is one of the successful VoiceWorx 19 students who are going to graduate this March 4 after two months of training in voice acting.

The VoiceMaster is JCI Makati's Most Outstanding New Member for 2011

Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales was given the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Makati Presidential award for being the 2011 Most Outstanding New Member during the JCI Makati 48th Induction and Turnover Ceremonies last February 24, 2012 at the Metropolitan Club, Rockwell. Photobucket He was recognized for his priceless contribution for the organization mainly composed of his efforts in continuously improving JCI Makati branding through AVP and 3D animations, being active in the recruitment of new and skillful members, and provided 3D animations/AVP's and other technical services to the National Convention in Zamboanga. Photobucket

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Having the real feel with ‘Ama’

Being hands on is the key. Since the world of voice acting, most particularly dubbing, is what really intrigues and piques the curiosity of people, it is indeed a great chance for anyone to have a glimpse of what dubbers do in real life. And how about trying to feel it?


 Just last January 28, VoiceWorx 19 attendees were able not just to take a peek but also to have the feel of what it is like to dub a material under the supervision of the one and only Mr. Danny ‘Ama’ Mandia, a reputable and well-experienced dubbing director for ABS-CBN.


 Since Ama wanted to make the session more of ‘hands on’ instead of just being theoretical, he decided to let them try what it is like to be in the business  by undergoing the same processes people in the industry undergo in reality from the preparation of the script to the dubbing proper.


 In the process, it was apparent that many students were both nervous and excited. They were also able to feel some kind of stress and adrenaline but nevertheless, conquered everything with a sense of fulfillment.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Déjà vu at The Rizal Shrine

Rizal Shrine 4

Before his successful talk on “Personal Branding” in Colegio San Juan de Letran- Calamba City, the VoiceMaster decided to pay a visit to the birth place and home of his idol and the National Hero of the Philippines Jose Rizal.

  Rizal Shrine 3

 With the team, he visited the place where Rizal was born and he was raised and there he felt some kind of déjà vu, which he described as “being in a place for the first time but having the feeling as it you have been there before.” He also said that it he has always felt a strong connection to this idol.

  Rizal Shrine 2

Rizal Shrine 1

The VoiceMaster inspires Letran Calamba students

In connection with the celebration of Colegio San Juan de Letran – Calamba City’s School of Education, Arts, and Sciences (SEAS) week, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited as a keynote speaker during their seminar on “Personal Branding” held at the Fra. Angelico Hall, January 26.

Letran Calamba 3

In this talk, the VoiceMaster was able to move many students coming from different courses, proving that “Branding” is not just about business and marketing but is also applicable in every individual and is necessary in promoting one’s self through creating the right trademark.

Letran Calamba 2

No surprise, the students who listened to the VoiceMaster’s talk were really inspired after the seminar. They even cherished the chance to have photo opportunities with the VoiceMaster.

  Letran Calamba 1

It was just one of the many schools that were already visited by the VoiceMaster for his talks on Voice Acting, Guerilla Marketing, Personal Branding, and Youth Leadership. It was also his first speaking engagement in this year and he is expected to visit many schools again to share his knowledge in different fields and inspire people.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taking care of the voice and other important lessons on the second day of VoiceWorx 19.

Since voice is every voice artist’s weapon, it is also important for every voice artist and aspiring voice artists to learn how to take care of his own voice. This is for one to make sure that he is not abusing what he is using in his craft and to ensure that it is properly cared for. This is one of the focuses of the second session of the VoiceWorx, January 14.

The session was facilitated by Mr. Brian Ligsay. He imparted some lessons on how to take care of the voice to the attendees as well as some lessons on the technicalities of voice acting. For instance, he also discussed how the microphone works and how different types of it should be used.

There were also other important things that were discussed during the session so it was no surprise that everyone was really able to learn a lot of things and enjoyed at the same time.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

VoiceWorx starts today!

January 7, 2012 - Individuals coming from different fields and having different circumstances convene and begin a journey together--the journey towards fulfilling their dreams of becoming voice artists through the country's only one and most comprehensive voice acting and dubbing workshop, the VoiceWorx. The workshop will last for two months (eight consecutive Saturdays).

An attendee while introducing herself

During the lecture/discussion

A workshop participant during the primary recording

An activity was done to let the attendees know more about each other.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The VoiceMaster rocks 2011

The year 2011 is really packed with happenings and achievement not just for CreatiVoices but also for the VoiceMaster himself, Pocholo Gonzales. Now, here are what were in store for him for the year.


3 – New Logo and Introduction of CreatiVoices Productions

7 – DZRJ 809 AM Radio Guesting and GNN with Marides Fernando

16 – “ICT Road Show” at SM Mega Mall Event Center

18 – Feature on “Kapuso mo, Jessica Soho” and talk on Voice Acting at the Holy Rosary Academy of Las Pinas

19 – Sakto kay Paolo Bediones Radyo 5 Guesting

21 – 4th Student Ad Congress at the Rockwell Tent

26 – Recoding for another SEGA game   February

8 – Talk on Voice Acting at the Miriam College

11 – Talk at the De La Salle University – Taft

15 – Talk at the STI Global City  

18 – Talks in Cagayan de Oro and Marawi

25 – EDSA Revolution @25 Coverage with Blogwatch   March

3 – TerraWars Invasion of New York (game) recording with Vicky Morales and Mike Enriquez

27 – STI Cubao talk

29 – Launching of the Philippine Marketing Association National Marketing Conference


3 – CreatiVisions Logo and Introduction launching

 7 – Final Version of Aquabest “Make that Shift” promo AVP release

21 – Talk during the 50th Commencement Exercise of Antotio G. Llamas Elementary School (AGLES)


29 – SSEAYP International General Assembly in Singapore  


5 – Meeting in Malaysia

20 – Livestreaming with PCSO Chairperson Marjorie Juico

31 – JCI Asia Pacific Conference  


7 – Reel time (Voice over by the VoiceMaster)  

24 – “Gintong Tinig” (ABS-CBN Documentary) taping with Julius Babao

30 – “Youth Empowerment” talk in Lipa City, Batangas


VOICEMASTER ON GINTONG TINIG from POCHOLOGY GONZALES on Vimeo. 2 – “Gintong Tinig” air date

7 – San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation talk

22 – Talk on “Personal Branding” at the St. Mary’s College, Tagum City

24 – “Personal Branding” talk at the 10th Filipino Franchise Show 2011 at the World Trade Center  


23 – “The Art of Barangay Branding” with Mayor Marides Fernando, Al Ian Barcelona, and PJ
Lanot in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

26 – Trip to Hongkong with the family  


17 – Blogapalooza  

20 – Youth 4 IT at the UP Diliman, Quezon City

23 – GoNegosyo Young Entrpreneurs Summit

25 – Motivational talk with the Philippine delegation to SSEAYP 2011

26 – Audio Bible launch  


6 – JCI Philippines National Convention in Zamboanga

14 – Gma NewsTV’s “Best Men” interview/ taping

19 – GMA NewsTV’s “Hecklines” interview

25 – Gma NewsTV’s “Best Men” air date and Kris TV interview

26 – PMA Election, elected as a Board Member

29 – Philippine SME and Franchise Expo and “Hecklines” air date  


12 – SSEAYP Homestay Program  

17 – Release of the article on freelancing on “Students Digest”

20 – “Personal Branding Talk” at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City  


7 – Awarding Ceremony, Ten Outstanding Young Men by the JCI Pilipinas

9 – “Voice acting for games” talk for the Philippine Game Development Festival at the De la Salle-College of St. Benilde

15 – Recording for the Prestone Brake Fluid radio ad

22 – Release of the Video voiced by international voice over artists to encourage people help Sendong victims