Procrastinate Tomorrow

What’s it take to go the distance in this business? Certainly there’s no single answer, but perhaps there’s four: pursue, persist, prepare, and promote. These four elements are vital to succeeding at anything, let alone establishing your small … [Read more...]

The Current State Of Voice-over

Over the years, I’ve coached and produced voiceover demos for both budding and seasoned actors alike. I’ve also worked extensively with scores of talent with vast radio and broadcast experience, who’ve dedicated themselves to the work they love, but … [Read more...]

Promote or Perish: How To Become A Professional Voice-over Talent

There’s really no point in having a demo if no one knows you have one. Out of sight, out of mind. Promotion allows you to take matters into your own hands. Without it—all your hard work could be for nothing. Think about it: you wouldn't walk … [Read more...]

How To Go Further & Become A Valuable Voice Talent

There’s a specific performance technique I developed for our SOUND ADVICE clients I call ‘stretching the canvas’. It’s based on the notion that much like the artist, Jackson Pollock, you need to risk well beyond the narrow limits you might initially … [Read more...]

The Most Common Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Your VO Auditions From Home, Part 2

There have never been as many opportunities to land voiceover jobs as we have today. Yet, as bitter a pill as that may be to swallow, statistics dictate it takes about 200 auditions to book a job. Considering a majority of your auditions for … [Read more...]

The Most Common Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Your VO Auditions From Home, Part 1

There have never been as many opportunities to land voiceover jobs as we have today. Yet, as bitter a pill as that may be to swallow, statistics dictate it takes about 200 auditions to book a job. Considering a majority of your auditions for … [Read more...]

6 Similarities Between Acting for Voice Over & On-Camera

There’s a common assumption in the talent industry that can easily trip an actor up. It’s the idea that you must dramatically alter your approach to act for voiceover, and that there are some deeply guarded secrets to this medium that no one will … [Read more...]

What’s Your Goal as a Talent?

If you find yourself waiting for someone to tell you what to do at every audition or session, you will likely find yourself unemployed.  No one can direct you until you've offered them something worth modifying in the first place.  Therefore, it's … [Read more...]

Recording Your Auditions from Home:
The Learning Curve

It’s said that one is the loneliest number and there’s something to that. For instance, you rarely get the opportunity to see anyone else audition, especially if it’s for voice-over and you’re auditioning from your home computer.  This may pose a … [Read more...]