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...]

Why Voiceovers Can Book Jobs From Just About Anywhere

The beauty of being in voiceover today over any other time in history is the fact that every session is as near as a simple ‘patch’. By that I mean a studio in one region of the country—say Austin, Texas—can easily patch (connect remotely) with … [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 ADVICEclients 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 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 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 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 … [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...]