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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Have you ever heard of a soundalike? The ability to sound like Hollywood celebrities, politicians and public figures is greatly in demand. Rodney Saulsberry introduces the concept of finding the right key to speak in when imitating celebrated personalities by demonstrating his own abilities as a soundalike for Morgan Freeman, US President Barack Obama and James Brown. Learn how to use your voice as a soundalike to increase your opportunities for voice-over work in this fun and exciting area of voice acting.
By Lin Parkin
Finding the right voice-over coach to work with can be challenging. There are many coaches out there, but how do you know if you'll actually benefit from their training programs? How qualified are they to provide coaching? How can you tell which ones are fly-by-night and which are legit? Professional voice talent and voice-over coach, Karen DeBoer, demystifies what you should consider before hiring a voice-over coach in this episode of Voice Over Experts.
Without a proper foundation, you'll find yourself going from one gig to another without any particular direction. David Tyler encourages you to build a professional support team, trademark your business name, setup a business banking account, a business phone line, website, develop branding and more. Use David's tips to help you establish yourself and promote your voice in the global marketplace.
Are you in the habit of warming up before auditioning and recording? Tommy Griffiths leads you through a 5-minute workout that will quickly strengthen your voice, improve your breathing and pronunciation. You'll start with some basic stretches, working your facial muscles and progress from there. As Tommy says, you can do this 5-minute workout anywhere. Just be sure you are somewhere you can look ridiculous!
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