Category Archives: Auditioning

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

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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Why WHY Is the Most Important Word in Voice Over

The first WHY is inside you This is the first WHY you need to answer. Why do YOU want to do voice over? Do you like to communicate? Do you enjoy it when your listeners “get it”? Are there ideas that you … Continue reading

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Why I like for Voice Over Jobs

I’ve talked about my Three Legged Milking Stool voice over marketing strategy. One leg of that strategy is using Online Casting to begin marketing your talents. The two biggies in this “pay to play” universe are and You’ll … Continue reading

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Normalizing Voice Over – The Last Thing You Want to Do

When you’re recording voice over you want to use my “Goldilocks” theory of recording: Not to Hot or the sound will clip and distort.  And not too Cold or your voice will compete with the noise floor of the recording. … Continue reading

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Fluent Reading For Better Voice Over

I’ve been teaching voice overs for twenty years and every student begins with the same declaration: “I can talk and I can read, so I can do this”. One of the first things we discover is that half of these … Continue reading

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