How To Be A Voice Actor
Radio and television commercials. Movie trailers. Audiobooks. Narrators. Online lessons. Video games. Anime. Cartoons. Instructional narrations. Smart assistants. The list of voice acting jobs is endless, and the voice some producer is looking for somewhere just might be yours. Learn what’s involved in the voice acting business, how to create an awesome demo, what to expect during live auditions, and how to make your mark and become the next award-winning voice actor. We’ll talk about the basics of the voice acting business, so you can “talk the talk.” What is cadence? What does the word “beat” mean on a script? What’s the hierarchy of script development? Learn the answers to these questions and more! We’ll also dig into scripts themselves. Who writes them? Who listens to them? And how what a writer, director or producer is expecting from a voice actor won’t always line up with what you deliver. We’ll talk about preparation, warming up, cold reads, cadence, beats and beat changes, and then explore many different types of voice acting roles and approaches you might experience during your journey to greatness. Finally, we’ll talk about producing your award-winning demo tracks. What are the best practices? What kind of equipment will you need? How do microphones work, and what are the various kinds? How will you get your voice into a digital file you can work with on your computer? It’s not complicated, and don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be overly expensive. So let’s get into this and get you on the road to your new live as a professional voice actor. Break a leg!
How To Be A Voice Actor
Comprehensive introduction and personal advice on how to start a career in voice over acting and the next steps to take. Let's talk about microphones, sound, voiceover demos, agents, auditions, script reading, acting, and more. You'll learn the important industry terms so you won't sound like an amateur when you're chatting with a prospective director or producer about selling your voice for their next blockbuster project. This is the first in the series of fun and educational videos. Enjoy!
This week, we’re going to dig into scripts. Who writes them? Who listens to them? And how what they’re expecting from a voice actor won’t always line up with what you can deliver. We’ll talk about finding your voice, preparation, warming up, cold reads, cadence, beats and beat changes, and then explore many different types of voice acting roles and approaches you might experience during your journey to greatness. Break a leg!
When you become serious about the business and are ready to go professional and start earning the big bucks, producers will expect professional sounding audio. Here's what you'll need to know about microphones and how to get that analog sound into your digital computer so you can send it over the internet; and also why you'll need a very quiet space with no screaming kids, barking dogs, or screeching wheels in the background. We've also included some very affordable equipment recommendations.
You won't be hired unless you can share an excellent demo! Here's how to make one, what to put on it, and how they're typically distributed today. No more tapes or CDs - everything is online today. You don't need to spend a fortune to create a professionally produced studio demo. When you learn these audio editing basics, you'll be creating award-winning demos in your own bedroom before you know it. It's really not that hard!
A fun video demo I recorded that actually won a few awards.