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Getting Used To Your Own Voice By Listening To Yourself Objectively

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 29, 2012

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Voice acting in today's day and age is not so much about the voice but what you can do with that voice. This is acting! Interpreting a script, what you do with those words, how you take direction and how you interpret that direction into the character that you're playing is very important. Dave McRae introduces aspiring talent to what voice acting is, knowing how it sounds and becoming comfortable with your own voice.

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Voice Talent Dave McRae

Dave McRaeDave McRae is a Professional Voice Artist based in Toronto Ontario Canada. With more than 15 years of experience and the credentials to show for it, he is one of Canada's leading voice talents. Considered to be the complete voice over experience, Dave's amazing range and bang on delivery is something to be heard. From the dark, creepy or action packed Movie Trailers and Promos, to amazing and wild character and cartoon voices, to the regular or cool guy next door, Dave can do it all.

Dave McRae's voice has been heard in hundreds of Radio and Television Commercials, Network Promos, Movie and Game Trailers, Corporate Presentation and Training videos and more. He is currently heard Nationally as the Narrator of Four Weddings Canada, the commercial and promo voice for Big Brother Canada and The Real Housewives of Vancouver, as well as the Network Promo and Imaging voice for the adventure channel Travel and Escape. Dave is also heard west of the Ontario/Manitoba border as the Network Promo and Imaging voice for the movie channel Encore Avenue.

Alongside his voice over career, Dave is also an Independent filmmaker.


    Great. I gleaned some pearls out this presentation. I'm grateful for Dave to take the time to do it.

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    • Gene Blake
    • November 7, 2012 3:52 AM

      Greetings from the Mile high city of Denver,thank you so much for these nuggets of truth to success in this field,acting is where it's out,embracing my own voice,and acting out upon it,great stuff,thanks for feeding our passions as voiceactors.davejvoices@comcast.net

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      • Dave Johnston
      • November 8, 2012 4:32 AM

        Hi, my name is dave seifert I am definately interested on a career doing voice over. I've been told all my life that I should be an actor.Well let's not go there but all my life people have told me I should check out doing voice overs.Funny thing when I was a teenager my middle name was knife because they said my voice cut like a knife. Plus I don't no if it matters but when in junior high school and high school I I excelled in english. like I said if that matters.

        P.S "I love my adjectives"

        Mr David Seifert
        dseifert0 @gmail.com

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        • dave seifert
        • November 19, 2012 9:50 PM

          Hi Dave,

          Thank you very much for writing with your comment and question! I'm glad you enjoyed Dave McRae's podcast. I have asked that one of my team members at Voices.com follow up with you to answer your questions and help you to get started in voice-overs.

          With warm regards,

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            I really enjoyed this podcast. I hear many of my foreign English students say they don't like the sound of their own voice. Periodically, I ask them to record themselves so they can hear their pronunciation more clearly.

            I think it's a great idea for voice-over artists to do the same when they start learning a new accent.

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