6 Things You Need To Know When Meeting With A Talent Agent

Much like a really good first date, sitting down with a new agent can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Granted your date may appear stunning and very discriminating, and you may feel flat-out privileged to be out with them, but you want … [Read more...]

The Current State Of Voice-over

Over the years, I’ve coached and produced voiceover demos for both budding and seasoned actors alike. I’ve also worked extensively with scores of talent with vast radio and broadcast experience, who’ve dedicated themselves to the work they love, but … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Lead With A Commercial Demo As A Voice-over

There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession, but there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you’re considering pursuing voiceover as a profession. Training is a given, and understanding who you’ve … [Read more...]

Why Momentum Matters To Your Career

I’ve observed a rather unexpected, unusual thing over the years with a great many of our SOUND ADVICE voiceover demo production clients. Considering we spend a great deal of time and attention getting to know the strengths and assets of each … [Read more...]

Mastering The Art Of Being Yourself

As an actor, you’re most often asked to just be yourself. Come to think of it, this could be said of all manner of business, just maybe more so as an actor. Those casting are most interested in you being you. In fact, you’re expected to be the most … [Read more...]

What Makes You Versatile

As actors we’re generally expected to be versatile enough to play everything. Or at least that’s the general consensus regarding acting as a profession, and not simply from actors and their coaches. Of course, precious few have the wherewithal to … [Read more...]

How To Avoid The Biggest Mistake Voice Talent Make

Like most small business owners just starting out, budding voice talent tend to severely undervalue themselves out of sheer desperation, and for fear they may “lose the job”. For instance, “I’d love to voice your documentary… for FREE!” Insert … [Read more...]

How To Weather The Current ‘Show Hole’ We’re In

Remember when rainy summer afternoons either meant building forts in the basement, or going to the movies? Remember the movies? Whatever happened to them? Amazing stories that Siskel and Ebert would bicker over as to which one was better “crafted” … [Read more...]

What No One Will Tell You About Becoming A Voice Over Talent

Let’s suppose you’ve just received your newly produced voiceover demos. Wonderful! After months of preparation and hard work, you now have your well-produced voiceover demos ready to go. You’ll probably listen to them about 80 times in the first … [Read more...]

How To Eliminate Tech Anxiety For Voice Actors

If you’re like most actors, you’re more talent than techie. And when it comes to voiceover, that can pose a problem, especially since so many auditions and gigs are done from home today. Rest easy. There’s hope. First of all, just because someone … [Read more...]