a good audition is never a loss. While placing second doesn’t pay the mortgage or add to your resume, it’s still its own kind of good acting karma
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.
Voice Acting: everything we do (for work or otherwise) goes into our personalities, and can be used to interpret copy through the filter that is, well, us.
Weird. That’s all I can say.? Sure, we voice talents are getting increasingly used to wearing many hats: director, producer, editor, voiceover artist, and sometimes grammarian (if the script needs a little, um, help) – not to mention blogger, marketing guru, social media student. Still, this is a new experience for me. I am narrating […]
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, […]
wow, remember live people? Here’s an eye-opening article from PC World that provides a reality check re social media. Right now I’m working facebook, twitter, and the voiceover boards, since my first session today isn’t until 2 pm. Yep, 80% of the VO business is spent marketing (well, that’s one statistic I heard) – so […]
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 […]
So, as promised, here is Part 2 ? more techniques to practice! Then there’s the left side of the brain, where thinking is more linear. Here’s where conscious control of the elements like tempo, pitch, phrasing and volume can also help you find ways to vary your reads: Practice exercises: 1. Pitch. Try: Changing […]