“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!!!
In my first Coach’s Tip I discussed the importance of training in order to have your game ready to deliver a winning performance. This time, it’s all about preparing your facial and vocal muscles to perform at their peak. Though, rather than trying to explain it with written words, I thought it would just be … More Coach’s Tip #2 – Warm-up Like A Pro Athlete
I’m not saying you need to be able to run a sub-5 second 40 yard dash, or bench press 225 pounds for 20+ reps (though, those are worthy accomplishments). But, a professional athlete, whether a starter or a bench player, has to constantly train at their craft and be ready to perform at a high … More Coach’s Tip #1 – Train Like A Pro Athlete