Is the Sky Falling, Or Did Voices Just Acquire Voicebank?

The sky isn’t falling just yet, Chicken Lil’. I’m referring, of course, to Voices.com acquiring Voicebank.net. If you’re new to voiceover, or not current with how we generally procure work as voice talent, Voices.com (VDC) is one of the more … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t I Getting Much Direction When I Audition?

The entertainment industry as a whole is riddled of contradictions and dualities. For instance, it may come as something of a surprise, but regardless of whether you’re auditioning for on-camera or voiceover, you’re not likely to get much direction … [Read more...]

How to Study Commercials & Television To Improve Your Auditions

    You have to study the medium you intend to work in. You must feed your imagination, and in doing so, feed your read. Lucky for us, today we’re able to view and study television, voiceover, film, and commercial work with greater … [Read more...]

6 Key Elements That Add Up To A Successful Voiceover Demo

      The best voiceover demos demonstrate the sort of work you intend to land, and seamlessly reveal the sort of work you’re best suited to book. To achieve this end, there are essentially 6 key elements that add up to a … [Read more...]

The 4 Key Elements to Determining Type

Conventional wisdom teaches us that mastering all manner of performance styles and offering the widest possible range of characters are how to be read as versatile. And while that’s certainly true, the fact remains that the most consistent direction … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Lead With A Commercial Demo As A Voice-over

  There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession, but there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you’re considering pursuing voiceover as a profession. Training is a given, and understanding who … [Read more...]

January Newsletter 2017

  “Today decides tomorrow”  - CSU motto Do You Have An Effective Performance Approach? What do you do when you first approach a script? Think about it. What’s going through your head? Are you thinking, “How should I say this?” Or maybe … [Read more...]

Why Voiceovers Can Book Jobs From Just About Anywhere

The beauty of being in voiceover today over any other time in history is the fact that every session is as near as a simple ‘patch’. By that I mean a studio in one region of the country—say Austin, Texas—can easily patch (connect remotely) with … [Read more...]

To Be or Not To Be a Voiceover

Let’s say, hypothetically, you come from a business background and always wanted to transition to voiceover. Let’s say you’ve been doing a bit of “fact finding” and finding a lot of contradictory information about this business. Not the least of … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Increase Your Confidence

Regardless of your experience, you’re expected to carry yourself with composure and confidence. After all, who would hire some one they didn’t feel they could rely on, whether it be for an acting job, a voiceover, or any other profession for that … [Read more...]