Dear aspiring Voiceover Talent: This is a business that requires you to be self-starter. Get good at it, learn all you can, and then you must build your business. Some resources to get you started, from this very generous VO community!
The Ta-Da! Voice: Not Always Conversational
The voice talent often sets up what will soon come (visually or otherwise), or subtly comment on what has come before. In these cases, we may need to use our “introducing…!” delivery, our our “ta-da!” voice.
Investigate Voice Over: the first step
Tomorrow night I teach another session for Edge Studio called “Investigate Voice Over.” We call it the “IVO” – and it’s taught frequently in our New York main studio, our CT and DC studios, in Los Angeles, and also via teleclass. If you’ve ever wondered about the true path to VoiceOver success, I can’t recommend […]
"You have such a nice voice!": the 5 layers needed for voice-over
When I teach “Investigate Voice-Over” classes for Edge Studio – either in the CT or NYC studio, on a telecall/webinar, in Continuing Education sessions or at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting – I usually begin by asking students what brought them to the class. If I had, say, a dollar for every answer that began, […]
Voiceover and Social Media – Why Not?
Trying Thumbtack today, thanks to my pal CourVO – will keep you posted! Always good to have your services listed. Voiceover jobs come from all sorts of leads, in person, on the phone, online. Keep your skills sharp, your marketing constant, your desire to help others create a “sound first impression” in front. By the […]
Proof-listening – take the extra time!
Just finished a corporate/technical narration ? at home, so that means editing as well as voicing. Final product almost 15 minutes. After the first listen, I corrected a few obvious things (self-direction has its flaws, so then it?s time to take off the narrator hat and put on the director/engineer persona ? adding even more […]