Category Archives: Auditioning

Dialing in the skills and tricks to help you book more jobs from auditions

Should You Edit Out Breaths in Voice Over? Yes… and No!

I am a firm believer that speeding up auditions equals more auditions equals more jobs. And this efficiency means mo’ money per hour of auditioning. When I read an audition there is often a sentence or two that I “pick … Continue reading

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Breathing in Voice Over: Do It Right!

If your body has to choose between staying alive and talking… it’s going to gasp for air and choose staying alive. People say to me, “hey, I know how to breath. I’ve been doing it my entire life!” But there … Continue reading

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Voice Over: Be Conversational not Announcy

You only need to read through a handful of audition descriptions before you run into the word “conversational”. Or you may find the direction more negative such as “no disc jockey or announcer”. As voice over styles evolve, there is … Continue reading

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Voice Over Job? Watch the Word Count

Your on voices.com or voice123.com and you check out a new job that has been posted. And it has a budget of $1000! Not bad Then you read the job description and find out that this job is an audiobook. … Continue reading

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Pickups Hints for Voice Over Editing

You’ve just finished a 4000 word e-learning voice over project and you send it to the client. They love the interpretation but they tell you that the name that you read is not pronounced Smith but Smyth. Oh no, do … Continue reading

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Secret Voice Over Microphone Technique

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Misleading Voice Over Advice-The Uglier Side of Voice Over Experts

I produced records in the 90s and I had a recording studio. Often voice over talent would ask me to record their projects and from this I developed an interest in voice over. So I asked an actor acquaintance I … Continue reading

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Conversational vs Announcer Voice Over Styles

You only need to read through a handful of audition descriptions before you run into the word “conversational”. Or you may find the direction more negative such as “no disc jockey or announcer”. As voice over styles evolve, there is … Continue reading

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Sound: Voice Over’s Friend and Foe

Voice Over is unique artistic performance because it is entirely produced with sound. There are other performances of sound–a live rock concert for example– that depend on sound but they have other aspects that contribute to the experience: costuming, lighting, … Continue reading

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Voice Over Audition: I Care! I Don’t Care! Cure Audition Separation Anxiety

So you raise your voice over audition up properly, give it the finest preparation, a positive attitude and an engaging personality. You sigh and you heart beats faster as you send your mature baby out into the world.  You have … Continue reading

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