A Good Problem To Have

The entertainment industry doesn’t have a monopoly on problems, but we certainly have more than our share. To add to this, scores of ‘would-be’ professional actors and voice overs, with scads of potential and talent, routinely overwhelm themselves … [Read more...]

What Makes You Stand Out As A Voice Over

  At first blush, you might think voiceover is all about the ability to parrot famous stars, create cartoony characters at a moment's notice, and authentically mimic any accent under the sun. And while these skills are certainly useful to … [Read more...]

Who Does What: Your Agent Is Not Your Manager

There’s a saying that goes, “The definition of unhappiness is when reality does not meet expectation.” This could easily account for so many talent wasting as much time as they do either crabbing about their agents or their lack of representation, as … [Read more...]

What Does A Casting Director Do?

It may come as a surprise to most people as to what a casting director actually does, even if you’ve considered yourself a professional talent for a number of years. It may interest you to know a casting director does not ‘rep’ you; a talent agent … [Read more...]

How to Get Started in Voiceover

You’ve heard it your whole life, “You have a remarkable voice.” Everyone’s told you that you should be in radio. Of course, none of them are in the entertainment business, so you probably never really pursued it. But how do you get started in … [Read more...]

How To Go Further & Become A Valuable Voice Talent

There’s a specific performance technique I developed for our SOUND ADVICE clients I call ‘stretching the canvas’. It’s based on the notion that much like the artist, Jackson Pollock, you need to risk well beyond the narrow limits you might initially … [Read more...]

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...]