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...]

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...]

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...]

If It’s Meant To Be

There’s a common misconception in our culture that states if a road proves too difficult then maybe “it wasn’t meant to be.” Instead, I think the opposite might actually be true. If you are on the right path, then you’re likely to face far more … [Read more...]

Should You Change Your Name?

As a coach and casting director I’m often asked, “Do you think I should change my name?” almost as often as I’m asked, “What do you think of my voice?” Listen, I get it. We don’t become actors because we want to “be ourselves.” Never mind that the … [Read more...]