VAMFR 002 | Interview with Robin Armstrong, Part 1


VAMFR 002 | Interview with Robin Armstrong, Part 1

Welcome to episode 2 of the Voice Acting Mastery: Field Report podcast!

In this episode our correspondent, Ashley Huyge, is fortunate to be speaking with writer, director, and VO talent, Robin Armstrong. Winner of a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Robin began as a young man in Arizona, creating commercials, chasing after opportunities and building a career in entertainment. He continues to coach, craft and create in Los Angeles. Today he shares with us a bit of his journey through the making of a career, and the importance of self-motivation.

The VAM Field Report will be released on the 1st Wednesday of every month so stay on the look out for it!


Download VAM Field Report Episode #2 Here (MP3)


7 Responses to “VAMFR 002 | Interview with Robin Armstrong, Part 1”

  1. Kalyn McCabe says:

    Hello Ashley! Lovely interview you have here!

    As for a bit of suggestions, I don’t know if it was the environment you had to record in or just simply the quality of mic itself, the recording sounds too far away from Robin while you sound closer. Also you tended to say “Oh wow,” in response to his answers, which is perfectly fine, but varying your initial responses would make it more interesting to listen to.

    Those are my notes to you, since you asked. Looking forward to more!

    ~ Kalyn

    • Crispin Freeman says:

      Thanks Kalyn. I’m sure Ashley will respond as well, but I know for each of our correspondents, this is their first time interviewing people with their new recording equipment so each of them is still learning the optimal placement for interviewing. I have no doubt we will all refine our recording techniques as the Field Report continues! I hope it didn’t detract from your enjoyment of the interview.

    • Ashley Huyge says:

      Hi Kalyn,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the episode, Robin Armstrong was a joy to interview. A great man and an invaluable source of knowledge, compassion and experience.

      And thank you for your thoughtful feedback, as Crispin had mentioned, it was a first go for me with the equipment and I’m excited to learn from the experience.

      I’m looking forward to bringing you, and the rest of our listeners, great information with the coming episodes!

      All the best,


  2. Bertrand says:

    Hi Ashley, hi Crispin,

    Congratulations on your first VAMFR episode, Ashley! I can’t imagine how stressful it must have been to do your first interview, but it was good! And you’ll only get better from here. Looking forward to the next episode.

    I feel like I keep complaining about the same stuff, but if I had one minor criticism, Crispin, it would be that I find the intro a bit long. At over a minute in length, it’s literally twice as long as the VAM intro. I feel it could be trimmed down a bit. For instance, the last part, from “Our intrepid correspondents leave no stone unturned, bringing you…” onwards, feels a bit redundant to me since, by that point, you’ve already established what the podcast is about. I didn’t say anything about it last time because I figured you were just introducing the podcast for the first time, and for all I know, maybe you’re waiting until the first round of interviews from each correspondent is over before shortening it.

    Anyway, great stuff as usual! I’m delighted to see that Robin Armstrong is offering Skype coaching, and I’m excited to hear the next VAMFR episode!

    • Ashley Huyge says:

      Hi Bertrand,

      Thanks for the encouragement, I really enjoyed being a part of this interview. Robin Armstrong is great, and there are more episodes to come!

      All the best,


    • Crispin Freeman says:

      Hi there Bertrand. I’m glad you’re looking forward to future episodes of the Field Report.

      It’s true that the Field Report introduction is longer than the main podcast. That’s mostly because I have to explain to new listeners that the Field Report is related to the main Voice Acting Mastery Podcast. Those new listeners may listen to any of the Field Report podcast episodes without having been there from the launch of the Field Report. I apologize if you find the intro too long. Hopefully you are able to play the podcast on a device that allows you jump forward by 15 second increments. My iPhone allows me to do that.

      Take care.

      • Bertrand says:

        Hi Crispin.

        I absolutely understand, and in fact, I’m humbled that you took the time to explain your reasoning – let alone apologize. In hindsight, my complaint seems petty at best. Sorry to be so hung up on inconsequential details like this. They don’t really matter in the end.

        Apparently Blackberries don’t have the feature you’re talking about, but then, they’re Blackberries. It doesn’t keep the podcast from being great. Thank you for the great work!

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