One of the first things I tell my new voiceover students is that being a successful voice talent can be boiled down to our ability to do just two jobs. A sustainable career comes from being able to do both of them reliably and confidently, on short notice. Without the first, we don’t get the […]
Two things can impact your VO commercial audition more than you know.
If being a full time voice actor is your goal, you should take a second to understand what that means. I hesitate to generalize because there’s a lot of variation in the VO world. Where you live, what kind of work you do and who you do it for can mean vast differences in lifestyle […]
Hollywood Issues Plans For Resuming TV/Film Production, But Remains Silent on Voice Over Last week, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers released a 22-page document with their suggestions for changes the film and TV industry could make when production resumes. This was followed by a much more in-depth joint report from the Director’s […]
An ad copywriter sent me this, and I thought it was too funny not to share. Props to the VO, who handles the copy really well in spite of the jokes being made.
A3 Artists (formerly Abrams Artists Agency) in Los Angeles has a very active VO department. James Murray, VO agent there, explains how their office and their talent have made changes in the face of the industry’s “new normal.” This article provides some really interesting insight. It’s always good to keep an eye on what the […]
The virus has upended daily life, but what does that look like for the VO community? TL;DR: A home studio with remote connection capability, solid sound isolation and a way to efficiently transfer large files is now more of a necessity than ever before. In speaking with voice actors, the agents who represent them, and […]
Readers of my books know that I use Audacity to record VO. It’s easy to use, there are a ton of online tutorials for it, and best of all, it’s free. But like any bit of software, it’s not perfect. Case in point: currently it’s not possible to record with Audacity on a Mac running […]
I’m going to keep this post nice and short. Here are ten things you can do to become a better voice talent. Because let’s face it, we all can be better. 1. Practice Sounds simple, I know, and it is. But you’d be surprised how many people obsess over which mic to use and completely […]
Are voice actors good singers? Is singing a requirement for the job? Does being able to sing have any impact on being a voice actor? All interesting questions. One of the great things about the world of voice over/voice acting (same thing, different terms) is that it’s very broad. Voice actors are hired for over […]