We all know the saying that “you don’t have to reinvent the wheel”. Advice I’ve taken to heart most of my life. Though, when it comes to your voice over career, you truly must reinvent yourself on a regular basis. The industry, and the trends within it, are constantly in flux … always looking for … More Coach’s Tip #6: Forget The Wheel … Reinvent Yourself
“Okay … Quiet On The Set!” We’ve all heard that classic phrase, customarily uttered as a movie scene is about to be shot. Of course, any voice actor that has been to a professional recording studio is familiar with the glowing “RECORDING” light outside of the booth, informing passersby to remain mute. Obviously, the reason … More Coach’s Tip #5: Quiet On The Set!
About 20 years ago, when I was first starting out in voice over, I was in a guest director promo/trailer workshop at Voice Trax West. The prodigious Beau Weaver was the featured speaker on one of the five 3-hour night sessions. He spent the last hour of his allotted time to talk about “a subject … More Coach’s Tip #4: Promote! Promote!! Promote!!!
The slate. Your introduction to the producer, director, or casting agent listening to your audition. Recently, we discussed whether or not you should slate yourself. Today, let’s talk about the slate itself and how you should approach it. First, remember that most of the people listening to your submission are on a time crunch. Since … More Coach’s Tip #3: What’s In A Slate?