Two things can impact your VO commercial audition more than you know.
VO: Full Time or Part Time?
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 […]
VO In A Time of COVID-19
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 […]
Every Pandemic Car Spot
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.
An Agent on How Talent Can Adapt To A Lockdown
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 […]
How the Novel Coronavirus is Impacting Voice Over and Voice Acting
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 […]
Using Audacity with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina
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 […]
10 Things You Can Do To Get Really Good At Voice Over
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 Required to Sing?
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 […]
Let’s Talk DIY Voice Over Demos
If you’ve read my book on getting started in voice over, you know I have two rules about voice over demos. They are: Rule #1: Do not produce your own demo. Rule #2: See rule number 1. I don’t hold this opinion because I’m trying to sell demo production services. This post isn’t intended to […]