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...]

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

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

Why Self-Direction Matters

When was the last time you heard another actor say, “I auditioned for that role. I would have done that—if they would have they told me to play it like that”? Maybe you heard yourself say it. Frankly, it’s doubtful you would have been told exactly … [Read more...]

Why PLAY Matters To Your Performance

As an actor and an artist you need to give yourself plenty of room to play. You need to allow yourself room to create and discover, often under great time constraints and the pressure to deliver your very best on the fly. At SOUND ADVICE, I refer … [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...]

‘Ageism’ in Voiceover

When it comes to voiceover, how important is it for them to see what you look like? There’s some debate as to whether you should (or shouldn’t) include your headshot on your voiceover demos and web page. Personally, I prefer to listen with my ears, … [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...]

The Biggest Misconceptions About Voiceover Demos

A voiceover demo, by definition, is a professional demonstration of what you do best and what you want more of. Yet many well-meaning, even experienced talent fall prey to the following misconceptions regarding what should be included on your … [Read more...]

Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Far too many actors kill a perfectly wonderful opportunities to create and play by trying to second-guess the director or producer. It’s an odd conundrum, but this happens far too frequently to perfectly remarkable talent. Here’s a capable, creative … [Read more...]

How To Determine What You Do Best

“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 was both physically agile and able. And, if it wasn’t for a few … [Read more...]