Do You Need a “Change of Pace”?

April 20th, 2016 by Jessica 
As a voice actor you have daily exercises that you do to get better and grow your skill set. It’s apparent that including more of them in your repertoire will do you more good than bad in the long run. The “Change of Pace”, as we like to call it, is a quick but efficient exercise that you could potentially be adding to your regular routine of practice. Here’s how to do it: Choose an article...

Creating Your Own Home Studio

November 10th, 2014 by Jessica 
QUESTION: What are the home studio capability requirements to be competitive? “When asked if a home studio is needed, my reply is that not an entire room but a good recording environment needs to be created. This starts with where you are placing yourself in the room. Do you have a walk-in closet you can use?  If not, there are mobile set ups that help with acoustics, room noise, etc. Make sure...

The Business of VO

November 6th, 2014 by Jessica 
Have you had a desire to get into the business side of VO? Here is a resource about just that, including marketing and the etiquette when approaching potential clients and agents. Business…it is exactly that! You want and need to be paid what you are worth. The goal is to have a lucrative business but if you are booking jobs that take a lot of your time, for very little pay, how will you ever be...

Q&A: A Different Perspective

October 30th, 2014 by Jessica 
We’ve got similar questions to our previous post but this time Heather Vergo of Atlas Talent Agency is giving her insight on the industry.  She is also a one-on-one resource that you can utilize through us. Check out the responses below and keep submitting those questions to us via Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for our Q&A month. Question 1 – “What’s the best advice you can...

Here’s a Q&A Preview

October 10th, 2014 by Jessica 
Here is a taste of the questions and answers that we will be addressing in the next few weeks. Below is last week’s workout guest listener talent agent Mike O’Dell/BBA Talent providing advice on a couple topics: Question 1: “Steps to Starting a VO Career” –Get into a comprehensive class. Discover what kind of commitment is involved, what kind of investment would be necessary, and remember...

Improv, it’s for VO actors too!

September 17th, 2014 by Jessica 
Improv is a helpful tool in the world of acting.  In a previous article we shared via Backstage,  it revealed that “in the realm of voice-over, whether you’re trying to cope with script changes, ambiguous creative direction, or you just want to learn how to ease nervous tension at a recording session, developing improv skills might be just the thing to help you get there.”  iActing...

Getting Started in VO

September 16th, 2014 by Jessica 
Are you just in the beginnings of your VO career? Now’s the time to take classes but not just any classes. We’ve partnered up with iActing Studios to offer 2 FREE hours of their online classes to our Voiceregistry members.  Never heard of Voiceregistry? Basically, it’s our online service for VO artists to get their talent on a profile that could potentially connect them with talent...

How to Get into Voiceover Part 2

May 3rd, 2013 by Colleen 
How to be a Voice Over Actor Part Two   Question – How did you get into Voiceover? Question –What advice do you have for someone breaking into Voiceover? Question – Do you need to live in LA, NY, or Chicago to be successful in VO?   5.3.2013 – Hey Everybody – Today is the first day of camp…..Faff Camp that is! Faff Camp: the Hire Education Conference...

How to Get into Voiceover Part 1

May 1st, 2013 by Colleen 
How to be a Voice Over Actor Part One Question – What is the Greatest Challenge in Voiceover? Question – What Makes a Satisfying Voiceover Career? 5.1.13 – With Faff Camp: the Hire Education Conference for Voiceover Professionals begins this Friday.  Voicebank.net and voiceregistry  are key sponsors of the event and want to offer some great information that faffers from past faffCon...