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...]

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...]

To Be or Not To Be a Voiceover

Let’s say, hypothetically, you come from a business background and always wanted to transition to voiceover. Let’s say you’ve been doing a bit of “fact finding” and finding a lot of contradictory information about this business. Not the least of … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Increase Your Confidence

Regardless of your experience, you’re expected to carry yourself with composure and confidence. After all, who would hire some one they didn’t feel they could rely on, whether it be for an acting job, a voiceover, or any other profession for that … [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...]

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...]