Acting

Entries from Vox Daily tagged with 'Acting'

Slate In Character Or Don't Slate At All

Do you slate before auditions these days? More and more, we're finding that it is far more effective for voice talent auditioning online not to slate. Accordingly, we've stopped recommending that talent slate before custom reads when auditioning through the...

Dissolve: The Rest Is History

If you're reading this article, there's a high probability that you're in the business of storytelling. Voices.com is home to storytellers using the human voice. Dissolve is home to storytellers who use video to enhance their stories. What happens when...

3 Simple Steps to Better Communication in Voice-Overs

When reviewing a piece of copy, how much attention do you pay to its intended audience? How well you know your audience determines how well you read a script. Determining 3 simple things in advance of voicing a script will...

Do You Know Where to Find Children's Voice Acting Jobs?

Do you have children who love acting? How about singing? Recently, a flurry of advantageous opportunities were posted for child voice actors, tweens in particular, to audition for through the Voices.com website. Could there be an opportunity here for your...

How To Cast Like Marion Dougherty

When a producer goes about auditioning talent for a film or special project, every role has to be cast just right or their overall vision will be compromised. No one understood this better than Marion Dougherty, a woman who almost...

The Professional's Guide to Voice Acting

Are you at a stage in your career where you feel there could be more on the horizon? With so many different How-Tos and resources on the web these days for people who aspire to become voice actors, we've created...

Jim Ross Meskimen on How to Do Impressions

Have you ever wondered how to do convincing impressions? How do people learn to do impressions? Is it simply studying the sound of someone's voice and mimicking it? Or is there more to it than that? Have you ever watched...

When You're Smiling, the World Smiles Too!

Do you smile when reading advertising copy? A friendly smile adds a little extra sunshine in someone's day and generally makes the world feel like a kinder place. This seemingly small act has an impact on performances and could potentially...

Silencing The Voice Of Your Inner Critic

Voice actors are often creating voices and sometimes, they even hear them in their heads! Most people can relate to being their own worst critic, perhaps even having an "inner critic" that picks them apart. Find out how you can...

Outsourcing Audio Editing

Are you finding that audio editing is becoming a hindrance to marketing yourself and recording work for your clients? Many voice talent are outsourcing audio editing to capable audio engineers who can get the job done for a reasonable price...

How To Research Job Opportunities Before Auditioning

Do you audition for every job that comes your way or do you only audition for opportunities that you'd be proud to associate with your name and business? Some due diligence on your part, especially with brands you are unfamiliar...

Insights on Corporate Narration from Voice Over London

Are you interested in narrating for businesses, organizations and educational institutions? Voice Over London, a Voices.com sponsored networking and meetup group, met last weekend and delved into many facets of narration for businesses and have some takeaways and tips...

Is The Narrator of a TV Show Always the Star?

Are the narrators of television programs, be they sitcoms or dramas, always the stars of the show? In a recent conversation, it was suggested that whoever narrates the show is generally the person whose character dominates the series. There is...

Are Cold Reads Really "Cold"?

A cold read is usually defined as reading a piece of copy that you've never seen before... while that may be true, just how cold is a trained voice actor and interpreter of the written word? Guest blogger Tim Lundeen...

Do You Find Meaning In Your Work

Last month I received an email asking for permission to quote something from this blog in a book regarding my definition of work and the significant role work plays in enabling us to use our gifts. Do you find meaning...

How To Take Care Of Your Voice

Your voice is an instrument that needs to be taken care of properly which means warming it up and maintaining your vocal apparatus. Think of your voice as a vehicle for the words just as your car is a literal...

What Are Voice Over Effects?

Ever had to scream, sneeze or laugh for a voice over job? When you get a script, sometimes there are extra vocal bits that you need to include aside from the copy presented, particularly in entertainment. Learn more about the...

Encouraging Words for Today's Working Voice Actor

How much work is out there? Is there truly enough for everyone? For every advertised voice over job that you see publicly, so many more exist off the radar or outside of your view! If you've been waiting to hear...

Oscars: Is It Time To Introduce a Voice Over Category?

A few weeks ago we posed this question on Voices.com's Facebook page and received some incredible feedback. That got our wheels turning. Do you think there ought to be categories at the Oscars that recognize voice actors for their roles...

How To Pick the Right Microphone For Your Voice

When it comes to buying a microphone, you want to be sure that whatever you purchase does justice to your voice and brings your talent to the fore. In today's VOX Daily, you'll learn about some factors you'll want to...


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