Why Self-Direction Matters

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 how to...

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Why PLAY Matters To Your Performance

Why PLAY Matters To Your Performance

As an actor and voiceover 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 to a...

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‘Ageism’ in Voiceover

‘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, not my...

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How To Determine What You Do Best

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 frighteningly...

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Voice-over, Kids & Young Adults

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 of the...

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Do You Consider Yourself  a VOICE ACTOR?

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 likely to hire...

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