With so many voice actors and voice-over services on the interwebs, who do you trust your project to?
As an experienced voice actor and producer, I spend time on both sides of the glass. I’ve learned a few things that I think can help you streamline your voice talent search. The key is knowing what to look for...
Firstly, and most importantly-- choose talent you know will be there when you need them- every time you need them.
That’s not as easy as it sounds.
Consider that since many voice actor websites do NOT filter the talent- the majority of the voice-over people on those sites are non-professional or semi-pro. This does not imply they are not good people or lacking in talent, but it does suggest that they ...
This all started in childhood, when I wanted to be a writer, an actor, and captain of the Starship Enterprise.
I guess you could say I'm a half techie, half creative type. I manage a pretty large sound studio for a multi-media company, and mostly work with marketing and advertising folks as a sound designer, voice actor and script writer.
I majored in Broadcast Communication, and worked in the broadcast industry for 15 years, starting part-time when I was still a freshman in college. I did a lot of side gigs during that time-- and decided I liked the side gigs more. I traded in the monotony of corporate broadcast for the diversity of multi-media production.
On any given day I might write a web commercial, voice a promo, create music for a TV spot or narrate an explainer video. The work is always steady, and always interesting.
Since that's not quite enough, I teach audio engineering part time.
Whether I'm writing, voice acting, editing or teaching, I'm learning something: Learning about products and technologies. Learning the latest trends in music and advertising. And learning about myself. What I've learned most about myself is that I am obsessively curious.
Best of all, I'm aware that to be driven by curiosity is to continue to learn.
In looking back to what I wanted as a kid, I realize that I actually have it!
I'm a voice actor, I get to write creatively- and I work in a studio that, like the Starship Enterprise, has a flashy, blinky control panel!
All the best,
"To achieve great things,
two things are needed-
a plan, and not quite
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