You may well have a good voice and a charismatic personality. You might be a great sight reader or a stunning actor but to be a successful voice over artist, you need to understand how to use your disembodied voice to create reads and characters that will have us all listening. That’s your ‘voice over persona’.
Many voice over artists love doing accents. It’s great fun and it’s a great skill, if you can do it really well…and there lies the rub. Can you do it really well? Read on. Help is at hand.
One thing you need to know about working as a voice over artist is that it is always a collaborative process…and the sound engineer is almost always your most reliable collaborator. Read on to find out how that relationship works.
Animation is exciting and great fun and every voice over artist loves working on it but there’s a lot more involved in creating great cartoon characters than doing a funny voice!
Yes, it’s true, you do have to breathe…or you’ll die. But in voice over the use of breath is either ‘extremely important’ or ‘completely dispensable’. Read on for the low down on breath technique for voice over.
Voiceover is all about creating brilliant reads that sound completely natural and real. If you’re going to connect with a listening audience, there are some things you’ll need to perfect. Let’s begin with transparency.
In voice over, you get work from your demo. That’s why it has to be so perfect. If your demo isn’t up to standard, it’ll just get tossed in the bin. Here are some tips to make sure you create one that will get you work.
Being a successful voiceover artist isn’t just down to being a great voice performer with a top class voiceover demo. One of the most important factors governing your success is how well you understand the business of voiceover. So here are three simple ways of making sure you’re ready to do business.
You don’t have to be a trained actor…but you still need to perform!
Many voiceover artists are not trained actors and many have never performed at all. There is absolutely no need to be professionally trained. Voiceover relies more on a set of natural abilities that are well informed, than intensive performance training.
If the thought of ‘marketing’ your voice over talents causes you to break into a sweat, relax. Help is at had! But the truth is, voice over marketing isn’t really that hard. You just need a good demo, a list of local studios and a really good understanding of what you do best.