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Whether you're new to the business or a industry veteran, the Voice Over Experts are here to help you develop your voice acting career.

Whether you're new to the business or a industry veteran, the Voice Over Experts are here to help you develop your voice acting career.
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Whether you're new to the business or a industry veteran, the Voice Over Experts are here to help you develop your voice acting career.




How To Make Your Voice Sound Older or Younger

Do you know how to sound older or younger than you are? In this podcast, Cristina Milizia talks about how to increase - and decrease - your vocal resonance using proper vocal technique. This is a valuable tool that voice actors can use to increase their vocal range as well as their opportunities for work. Cristina also teaches you how to use your voice in a healthy way that won't damage your vocal cords. Download Podcast Episode 187

Duration: 00:13:15

Voiceover Auditions: Audio Gourmet vs. Fast Food

Whatever dialect you perform, the best acting is universal and truthful. Paula Cavanaugh Carter, Dialect Coach and Linguistic Anthropologist, shares how acting trumps accent. Always. Download Podcast Episode 186

Duration: 00:10:12

Microphone Technique: A Secret Weapon

How's your mic technique? Frank Piazza of APVoices shares Information about the different ways you can benefit from microphone technique. Performance examples by male and female voice talent are included, demonstrating different approaches with regard to mic proximity. This podcast will help to empower and enhance your ability to create first-rate recordings from home. Download Podcast Episode 185

Duration: 00:07:13

What's a Union Paymaster and How Do They Work?

Are you a member of an actors guild or union? Jim Kennelly of Lotas Productions shares insight for actors who are curious about the use of SAG-AFTRA paymaster services. A paymaster himself, Jim maps out what a union paymaster is, their unique role, how they work and at what stage in the process a paymaster is typically engaged. Download Podcast Episode 184

Duration: 00:09:45

Connect with the Script to Better Communicate with your Listener

In this podcast, Ellie Devers at APVoices in New York City discusses some basic acting techniques applied to voice over. She discusses the importance of creating the WHO, WHAT, WHY and WHERE of commercial and narration copy. In voice over, creating the environment in your mind's eye as you communicate is imperative. The more you connect with the circumstances in the script the better you communicate with your listener. Imagination plays a huge role in the art of voice over..."See it and...

Duration: 00:07:31

How To Personalize Commercial Copy and Sound More Believable

Do you know how to make commercial copy conversational? Bruce Kronenberg of Abacus Entertainment shares what it takes to sound natural while communicating effectively to the person hearing your voice-over recording. Over the years, personalization of copy and interpret it with an opinion, you will sound real and conversational, not fake and announcer like. Download Podcast Episode 182

Duration: 00:06:29

The Future of Commercial Voice-Over

When is the last time you intentionally watched a commercial while viewing a television program? J. Michael Collins has been keeping tabs on the evolution of commercial voice-over and how consumer behaviour is impacting its overall effectiveness. He cites that for the majority of content users, advertising is an unwelcome intrusion, avoided at almost any cost. What does the future hold for commercial applications of voice-over? Tune in! Download Podcast Episode 181

Duration: 00:06:16

The What, Why and How of Audio Description

Ever wondered how to get into Audio Description voice work? Maybe you've heard about the work but don't know what it entails. In this episode of Voice Over Experts, presenter Herb Merriweather explains what Audio Description is and shares how thoughtful, detailed word painting helps the visually impaired to see beyond sound. If you're interested in accessible media, Audio Description is a growing field that may appeal to you. Learn more now! Download Podcast Episode 180

Duration: 00:07:32

How to Get What You're Worth: Creating A Reliable Income Doing Voice Over

Do you still struggle to make a reliable income doing voice work, despite having a steady flow of clients? Voice talent and teacher, David Tyler, will explain how to change that by understanding your perceived value. He'll explain why the price you charge should not be based on competition and how to avoid common pricing pitfalls. Download Podcast Episode 179

Duration: 00:06:52

Giving Back as a Professional Voice Talent

Have you ever considered volunteering your voice? Professional voice talent Amy Weis describes her own journey on this path and shares her reasons for doing pro bono work. Giving back should come from the heart with no strings attached. Listen in to discover how giving your voice to select organizations can enrich your life, touch countless others and on occasion, lead to paid work from business clients. Download Podcast Episode 178

Duration: 00:06:34

Being Conversational in Narration and eLearning

Does voice-over for eLearning and narration need to be boring? Voice-over coach and talent, Julie Williams, shares how you can make reads for applications such as medical narration conversational by doing two things: coloring your words and paying special attention to phrasing. Hear samples from a variety of Julie's students to see how they go about coloring their words and delivering copy in an engaging and meaningful way. Stay tuned for a couple bonus tips at the end of Julie's episode!...

Duration: 00:14:26

Taking Care of Your Voice

How often do you consider the health and maintenance of your voice? As a professional voice artist, you rely on your voice for your livelihood, so doesn't it make sense to take good long term care of what pays the bills? You may also be unwittingly damaging your voice with bad lifestyle habits and by using your voice incorrectly. In this podcast, veteran VO Pro and Coach Tommy Griffiths, creator of the "5-Minute Voice Workout" chats with a renowned Speech and Voice Pathologist about how...

Duration: 00:07:14

Accent Reduction and the Standard American Accent

Do you have a regional American accent? Sharon Feingold, the founder of Babel Consultants, discusses an emerging trend in communications called accent reduction. Accent reduction may also be referred to as accent modification, accent neutralization and so on. In the US, the goal of accent reduction is to adopt the Standard American Accent. This accent is most frequently heard on NPR and other national-level media outlets. Sharon touches on the International Phonetic Alphabet and how it...

Duration: 00:08:45

Finding Your Unique Voice

How can you stand out amongst other people with your specific style of voice? Kabir Singh invites you to dig a little deeper, to think of your voice as a tool...but what does that really mean? According to Kabir, your voice is directly in between your thoughts in your mind and your heart, which holds your feelings. Your voice truly starts inside of you, connecting your logic and your emotions. Download Podcast Episode 173

Duration: 00:08:13

What's a Talent Agent and What Do They Look For?

Agents are people, too! In this episode, Toronto-based talent agent Roger King discusses the relationship between voice artists and their talent agents. The agent/talent relationship is a strange dynamic as the agent works for the talent yet the talent is the one who is interviewed. Looking for representation? Agents are always keeping their eyes and ears open for new talent who present themselves to be authentic. Listen to Roger's podcast to better understand how to approach an agent....

Duration: 00:06:50

Auditioning Dos and Don'ts: Knowing What You Can Control

With so many different factors at play, it's crucial that voice artists focus on what they can control in order to make the most of every single audition opportunity. Voice over artist, Bev Standing is successful because she is selective with the auditions she sends. That said, Bev also believes that the number of auditions you submit directly correlates to how successful you will be. In this episode of Voice Over Experts, Bev shares strategies for how to maximize your opportunities while...

Duration: 00:07:01

Using Gesture, Imitation and Sound Effects To Get Into Character

How are you using gesture, imitation and sound effects to create believable characters and performances? Sunday Muse shares how being mindful of physical gestures and attributes can affect your read and how it comes across. Borrowing the essence of someone's voice or physical attributes can also serve as a point of reference to build a character upon. Allow your character to build gradually. Sunday finishes her lesson with sound effects that your character makes, whether a sigh, a push or a...

Duration: 00:10:39

3 Demo & Auditioning Tips For Booking More Work

Are you booking as much as you could be? Jerry Buckner encourages you to hone your acting skills, explore your voice and work on a natural delivery that has some feeling in it. Highlights include practical examples from his own voice-over demos and a trio of trending voice-over reads he's been tracking of late. Lastly, you'll hear Jerry's perspective on how to reply to clients when writing your proposal and his thoughts on setting fair rates for a job. Ultimately you are competing with...

Duration: 00:09:32

Tips For Auditioning From Your Home Studio

Has auditioning from a home studio saved your voice-over career? Voice artist Lisa Brandt shares tips that will help you to send in great submissions when auditioning using online casting sites. From your microphone to client relations, to deciding which auditions to put your voice out there for, make the best impression possible by following Lisa's tested and true tips. Download Podcast Episode 168

Duration: 00:09:35

Primer For On-Camera Talent Transitioning To Voice-Overs

Have you spent more time in front of the camera than behind the mic? Becky Shrimpton shares her tips, both on an intellectual and practical level, for how you can make the shift from on-camera work to voice-over work. Even if you see voice acting as just a way to supplement your on-camera work, you'll be surprised by just how much experience in this area can inform and improve your performance on set. Download Podcast Episode 167

Duration: 00:07:37

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