Is More Less in Voiceover?

Is More Less in Voiceover?

There’s a fair amount about being a voice talent that requires LESS of you. Yep, you heard that right. For instance, are you a voice actor with more than four voiceover demos? If you are, you’re probably relying almost solely on Pay-to-Play sites, rather...

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How to Get the Most Out of Down Time

How to Get the Most Out of Down Time

My father used to say, “I don’t know why you have a color television set. You never watch anything in color!” Which has simultaneously been a source of humor and ridicule in my family. Yet, who do the little dears rely on to entertainment them every 4th once...

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How to Overcome the Sophomore Slump

How to Overcome the Sophomore Slump

The ‘Sophomore Slump’ is legendary for all manner of talent and business. But, as actors, as voice talent, weathering the all-too-common Sophomore Slump determines whether you will go on to have a career at all. If you’d been blessed with dumb luck...

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TWO Approaches to Pursuing Voiceover

TWO Approaches to Pursuing Voiceover

If you’re new to voiceover, or returning to the field after an absence, you may discover there are essentially two dominant approaches: The Actors’ Track, and… Radio & Broadcast Culture (as I refer to it) While each approach has its own set of assets...

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The 4 Key Elements to Determining Type

The 4 Key Elements to Determining Type

Conventional wisdom teaches us that mastering all manner of performance styles and offering the widest possible range of characters are how to be read as versatile. And while that’s certainly true, the fact remains that the most consistent direction you’re...

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What to Charge as a Voiceover

What to Charge as a Voiceover

Probably the greatest learning curve to overcome in this or any business, besides consistently delivering your very best performance, is determining your rate. However, assuming you’ll lose the client if you don’t lowball your rate to sub-basement levels is,...

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Can Talent Be Taught?

Can Talent Be Taught?

I’m often asked, “What are the odds of ‘making it’ in voiceover?” The truth be told you can have all the talent in the world, but it’ll die on the vine without drive and momentum. How and where you promote yourself matters. Certainly, passion and instincts...

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Mastering The Art Of Being Yourself

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 dynamic,...

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