What makes a casting director cringe? David Goldberg, Chief Edge Officer of Edge Studio, shares 6 pet peeves casting professionals can attest to when listening to auditions submitted by voice over talent. Are you doing any of these? As a casting director, producer and voice-over instructor, David has much to say on this topic. Take some notes and prepare yourself for success by avoiding 6 of the most common pet peeves when casting voice talent.
Regardless of where or how you're auditioning, performance is what it's all about. David Kaplan, one of the top producers on Voices.com, encourages you to adopt the following mindset: Think of each audition as if you have already booked the job. When you take auditioning seriously and treat each one as though you'd already booked it, success can also be yours.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Have you ever considered that there's more to marketing than just getting your name out there? Bill DeWees shares how marketing is both creating and maintaining. While most people are great at creating awareness, maintaining awareness is more of a challenge. Bill explains why awareness is precious and how you can work to become front of mind.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
While not all scripts are perfectly punctuated, those that are act as a roadmap for voice actors and allow for moderation of pace, rhythm and breathing in a manner that permits the smoothest and most natural delivery possible. Voice over coach J. Michael Collins believes that understanding and reading punctuation is essential to a quality performance. Intrigued? Tune in now to this edition of the Voice Over Experts podcast.
By Lin Parkin
In this episode of Voice Over Experts Edge Studio Managing Director, Graeme Spicer, joins Voices.com's Social Media Manager, Ashley Davidson, to discuss his role at Edge Studio, what most people don't know about the educational facility, and why top-notch acting skills should take precedence over top-notch equipment when you're just starting out in the industry.
Have you ever wondered what Google Glass is like? In this episode of Voice Over Experts Voices.com's SEO Specialist, Kyle Gellatly, captures true reactions from Google Glass Open House attendees as they describe what it's really like to wear Glass and the potential it has to fit into our everyday lives.
By Lin Parkin
Is your agent really doing all they can to get you auditions? Are you feeling a little left out in the cold? Our Voice Over Expert, Roger King, provides advice from an insiders point of view on the things you should (and shouldn't) expect from your voice-over agent.
Have you heard of J. Michael Collins' voice-over TACO? Talent, Audio, Commitment, Organization. This is what it takes to be successful in the industry. In this episode of Voice Over Experts, J. Michael shares his recipe for voice-over success with tips on how to get a great start in the industry, make the most of marketplaces, and the importance of marketing your business.
Do you want to learn how to make your performance sound more authentic? Are you looking to improve your technique? Many casting directors and producers request an "authentic" read or want that "guy or gal next door" conversational read. Marc Cashman joins Voice Over Experts to share how you too can tap into this trend and deliver a more believable read.
In his VoiceWorld Toronto Keynote Presentation, Patrick Fraley will lecture, demonstrate and drag volunteers up on the stage to address voice over skills techniques, methods, mindsets, agendas, procedures, concepts and down-right dirty tricks, which advance the performer's desire into a world of voice over opportunities. Like getting hired. And making money.
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