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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Raise your hand if you don’t want to voice TV spots for high profile clients. No one? Hmm. The combination of exposure and high pay rates that comes with voicing commercials makes them the voice actor’s perfect booking. Talent who land these jobs literally have their brand (their voice) broadcast to hundreds of thousands of […]
Ever wonder what goes into getting a voice over job? I do, especially when it comes to a commercial booking. As voice actors, we record our auditions and send them into oblivion, never to be heard from again. Where do they go and what determines whether or not we book the job? The Backstage Advice […]