When faced with this same situation, could you keep your cool?
Recently I was hired to voice as a young “cool and hip” 25 to 30 year old guy for an in-house video. I got the script along with the storyboard a few hours before the recording session. I then dutifully analyzed and practiced the script a few times. I was ready, willing, and feeling like a “cool and hip” 25 [Continue Reading…]
You know you’re a voice actor when the smell of acoustic foam gets you excited.
In Choosing a voice coach – part 1, we looked at some of the different types of lessons out there and how to find the best match to your learning style. Now in part 2, we’re going to talk a little bit about what kind of person you want as your coach. Should he or she be a full-time voice [Continue Reading…]
Ira Glass of This American Life is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of being a person driven by creative ambitions. In this video, Ira shares some extremely profound advice for beginners to any creative field. It doesn’t matter if you’re an up-and-coming writer, designer, musician, actor, or voice actor, these words will hit home. Check out the program’s [Continue Reading…]
Okay. So, you’ve made the decision to really try out this whole “voice acting” thingy. You’ve read some really good books on voice acting and maybe even listened to a voice over seminar / webinar or two. But now you feel it’s time to take the plunge; to dive in deep. That is to say: start taking lessons from a [Continue Reading…]
Today’s post introduces you to the world of HISHE — How It Should Have Ended: original videos of new and funny endings to popular movies. What I like about HISHE isn’t only that the videos are a hoot, but it’s proof of what people can do when they have an idea and run with it. Too many beginners to voice [Continue Reading…]
“What exactly does a voice actor do?” is a question often asked by those curious about this occupation. For some time now I’ve given a basically bland answer to this question. But recently after much thought (and maybe one too many beers) I’ve come up with what I believe to be a more accurate definition: A voice actor is someone [Continue Reading…]
Now that Gilbert Gottfried lost his job as the voice of the Aflac duck, voice actors from around the globe are battling for this one primo gig. Others have taken this opportunity to have a little fun amidst all the calamity. No matter which side of pond you swim in, I think you’ll enjoy these videos: