Is Voiceover Acting Undervalued?
When it comes to voiceover and its value, you don’t have to look far for an answer. Voiceover fulfills the requirements of a global communication network the world depends on. The value of voiceover (pre-recorded speech) is unequivocal. This is true [...]
Voice Acting and the Power of Acknowledgement
Awards and recognition are a major staple in every major industry, from employee of the week to the Nobel Prize. For most of us, it begins with grade school honors like Best Penmanship, then on to the debate team and college [...]
A Voiceover Actor’s Secret Weapon? An Effective Rehearsal Process
A Voiceover Actor's Secret Weapon? An Effective Rehearsal Process. By Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins, Revised 3/27/2021 (Originally printed in Backstage Magazine) Rehearsal processes take many different shapes for different actors, eventually becoming a highly defined skill. A solid rehearsal process [...]
What Makes a Voice Actor?
The most common question we hear in voice acting is, “How do I break in?” This question is followed by, “How do I get an agent or find a job?” Whatever the initial questions, they are all rooted in the premise [...]
38 Must-Know Voiceover Terms
Understanding the terminology of voice acting will enhance your proficiency and confidence, from the first audition to the final booking. Here we cover the most commonly used terms. Of course, directors have different ways of communicating, so the voice actor must [...]
Why Voice Actors Should Learn to Think Like Producers & Directors
There are two employment hot spots in the world of voiceover acting. One is the buyer—often identified as the producer, director, or account manager—who provides the job, chooses the winning audition, and pays the bills. The other is comprised of talent [...]