To Trust Your Instincts
You Have to Use Them

  What are the odds of ‘making it’ in voiceover? Let’s assume you have a work ethic that won’t quit, and everyone says you have a remarkable voice. That’s as good a place to begin as any. However, you can have all the talent in the … [Read more...]

The Best Halloween Movies EVER

Hey, back up, Christmas! You doesn’t hold a monopoly on amazing seasonal movies. In fact, one of the things I like best about autumn is the scores of amazing movies leading up to Halloween. I’ve said it before, and I’ll suppose I’ll say it again, … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Voiceover Challenge

Over the past decade, I’ve watched the rates for voiceover, and frankly for all professional actors, take a massive dive well below anywhere they should be for this or any profession. “The Great Repression” certainly had an averse influence on pay … [Read more...]

How To Determine What You Do Best in Voiceover

  “Who am I?” Now there’s an age-old philosophical question. Well, once upon a time, in an alternate universe, I was the perfect Peter Pan type: a sprightly, high-spirited tomboy who wasboth physically agile and able to sing, “I Gotta … [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...]

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...]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation (That Dramatically Propelled My Career Forward)

Every summer it’s the same thing: balancing downtime with being productive. If you get a chance to cut loose, by all means, take full advantage. When you consider what you’re honestly gaining by allowing yourself to enjoy your summer vacation … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Workable 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 it’s, “I have no idea what they want from me. I wish I had some direction.” Do you find yourself … [Read more...]

Is More Less in Voiceover?

There’s a fair amount about being a voice talent that requires LESS of you. Yep, you heard that right. For instance, are you a voice actor with more than four voiceover demos? If you are, you’re probably relying almost solely on Pay-to-Play … [Read more...]

How to Get the Most Out of Down Time

My father used to say, “I don’t know why you have a color television set. You never watch anything in color!” Which has simultaneously been a source of humor and ridicule in my family. Yet, who do the little dears rely on to entertainment them every … [Read more...]