5 Reasons You Didn’t Book That Last Audition

  You practiced, practiced, practiced… but still, no Carnegie Hall! So, what happened? Well, a number of things could be in play, or entirely absent from your audition, as the case may be. Here are 5 reasons you probably didn’t book that last … [Read more...]

The Internet is a 19-Year-Old Boy

  We expect an awful lot from the Internet. We rely on it for numerous tasks to keep our businesses working every day, to help us do our homework, to keep us in the loop on what’s happening in the world, to run errands for us, and to take out … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Under The Weather UPDATE

  As a voice talent, as an actor, maintaining your health can be a real challenge, especially when a variety of stronger than average cold and flu strains are circulating. We’re all susceptible to catching something that can put your voice and … [Read more...]

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?

It may come as something of a surprise to you, but regardless of whether you’re auditioning for on-camera or voiceover, you’re not likely to get much direction… at all. So, what gives? Don’t they know what they want? To answer the question, yes, … [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...]

Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival

It’s with great Celtic pride I offer you my list of favorite Irish films, which I warmly refer to as Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival. Not just to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but because they all happen to be really great movies that you may … [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...]