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Using Gesture, Imitation and Sound Effects To Get Into Character

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 16, 2014

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How are you using gesture, imitation and sound effects to create believable characters and performances? Sunday Muse shares how being mindful of physical gestures and attributes can affect your read and how it comes across. Borrowing the essence of someone's voice or physical attributes can also serve as a point of reference to build a character upon. Allow your character to build gradually. Sunday finishes her lesson with sound effects that your character makes, whether a sigh, a push or a laugh. These three considerations provide an excellent foundation for developing characters with personality, depth and believability.

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3 Demo & Auditioning Tips For Booking More Work

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 9, 2014

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Are you booking as much as you could be? Jerry Buckner encourages you to hone your acting skills, explore your voice and work on a natural delivery that has some feeling in it. Highlights include practical examples from his own voice-over demos and a trio of trending voice-over reads he's been tracking of late. Lastly, you'll hear Jerry's perspective on how to reply to clients when writing your proposal and his thoughts on setting fair rates for a job. Ultimately you are competing with yourself. Learn what you do best and then get better at it. Experiment with your voices and delivery and charge a fair rate.

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Tips For Auditioning From Your Home Studio

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 2, 2014

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Has auditioning from a home studio saved your voice-over career? Voice artist Lisa Brandt shares tips that will help you to send in great submissions when auditioning using online casting sites. From your microphone to client relations, to deciding which auditions to put your voice out there for, make the best impression possible by following Lisa's tested and true tips.

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Primer For On-Camera Talent Transitioning To Voice-Overs

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 26, 2014

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Have you spent more time in front of the camera than behind the mic? Becky Shrimpton shares her tips, both on an intellectual and practical level, for how you can make the shift from on-camera work to voice-over work. Even if you see voice acting as just a way to supplement your on-camera work, you'll be surprised by just how much experience in this area can inform and improve your performance on set.

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3 Quick Post-Production Tips To Get Better Sound

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 20, 2014

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Are your audition MP3s rich and robust? Tom Knight shares that taking a little extra time tweaking your audio before submitting your audition can make a big difference. With so many things out of your control, why not make the audio as good as it can possibly sound? Tom shares 3 quick tips that you can apply during post-production to create a better sound, thereby a better audition.

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How To Master Voice Accents

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 13, 2014

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Did you know that you can grow your market potential by altering your voice accent? Toby Ricketts, a British-born voice-over talent who moved to New Zealand at age 14, managed to re-wire his brain in two weeks to adopt the Kiwi accent. In this podcast, Toby gives you a formula for how to tackle an accent and demonstrates the differences between accents such as New Zealand, Australian and British. Mastering an accent is vital before you go auditioning for projects requiring it, and according to Toby, the key skill to mastering an accent is listening. Start by listening to this episode of Voice Over Experts!

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Improv in the Moment

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 6, 2014

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Improv is part of a word that represents a skill that oftentimes makes actors uneasy. Whether you're on stage or in front of a microphone, it's all about letting your brain do its thing; letting it play and work for you. Jay Preston discusses improv as it applies to voice-over. He shares how exploring the text, emotions and more helps you to own the copy. Making changes using your voice while preserving the integrity of the script is what great improvisation is all about.

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10 Tips For Successfully Getting Started on Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 29, 2014

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What can you do to improve your odds of booking work at Voices.com? William Dougan shares 10 tips from his own experience covering a wide array of topics such as recording equipment, profile completion, auditioning and how to treat your clients. Knowing your strengths and auditioning accordingly will help you to give prospective customers your very best in an audition. Hear about all this and more on Voice Over Experts.

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How to Become a More Versatile Voice Actor

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 22, 2014

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Are you looking for ways to become more valuable to your clients? Jamie Hill shares a number of tips and observations that can help make your offerings as a professional voice talent superior to other service providers. Be attentive, be courteous and be relatable! If you're trying to go from part-time voice acting to a full-time career as a voice over artist, Jamie shares what steps to take and encourages you to go for it.

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Guidance for Radio Talent on How to Book Voice-Over Jobs

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 15, 2014

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What happens when you have way too much "radio" in your sound? You have to get back to the basics! If you came from broadcast, this podcast is for you. Professional voice over talent and veteran radio broadcaster, Mike Vincent, shares his formula for success as a voice artist using the QUINN method.

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