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...]

5 Steps To Creating Original Character Voices

When it comes to animation and games (most often referred to as ‘Interactive’ voice over), producers who are most likely to hire you are after original character voices. And if you are among those compelled to do character voices, then you absolutely … [Read more...]

Voice-over, Kids & Young Adults

I was stage struck when I was a kid. To me, acting wasn’t just play (which it was): it was a full-blown quest, which continues to drive me today. That passion keeps me going, even when I’m met with the obligatory industry opposition. Certainly one … [Read more...]

Do You Consider Yourself a VOICE ACTOR?

Do you consider yourself a voice actor? Well, whether you do or not, the fact is those most likely to hire you do see you as an actor, and they expect you to perform accordingly. Regardless of your experience level, those auditioning, or most … [Read more...]

Going the Distance in the Voice-over Industry

It’s been said that, “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” So, what does it take to go the distance in this industry? There’s no single answer. There are four: pursue, persist, prepare, and promote. These four … [Read more...]

What It Takes To Succeed As A Voice Over

It may seem elementary to mention it, but if you only dedicate 10 minutes toward your career in ten months time it's unlikely you'll succeed at all at anything let alone a voice over career. Yet, week after week, most talent invest the bare minimum … [Read more...]

Grow Your Small Business as a Professional VO Talent

Let’s assume you’re after what we’re after: to work steadily as a professional talent, earning a decent living while scratching your aesthetic itch. It can be done, you know. People do it every day. Voice over is a start-up business, just like any … [Read more...]