Casting

Entries from Vox Daily tagged with 'Casting'

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...

Does Gender Matter When Casting a Voice Over?

In the past, voice-overs were recorded predominantly by men with the occasional female voice being present. Those were the days of "Father knows best", the stereotypical announcer, and the "Voice of God". There was work available for women but their...

10 Skills to Look for in an Audiobook Narrator

Have you ever started listening to an audiobook and wanted to throw your iPod out the window? That's the last thing you want the listener to feel like doing with your own audiobook. One of the most enjoyable, and sometimes...

Using a Full Voice-over Cast vs. a Single Narrator for Audiobooks

Are you casting an audiobook narrator? Whether you're an author publishing your own audiobook or you're a casting director at a large publishing house, how do you decide between using a full cast of voice-over artists vs. a single narrator...

"The Tale of Benjamin Sawyer" Wins Top Honours in the Rode Short Film Contest

What happens when a talented narrator is paired with a poignant short film? Pure magic. I recently learned that a job cast through Voices.com won top honours in the Rode short film contest "My Rode Reel," taking home the Judges'...

Favorite Voice Overs Performed by Real Children

Do you have a child that would love to be in a voiceover production? Are you casting a voice-over project with child roles? When it comes to casting a child's voice for a cartoon, or any voice-over project, nothing sounds...

The Voice (TV Show)

Have you heard of a television program called "The Voice" airing on NBC? While many talent shows for singers have come and go, none that I'm aware of have evaluated talent based solely upon how someone sounds until now. Are...

How To Create Voices Without Audio References

What do you do when you need to voice a historical figure but there are no known recordings of their voice to reference? 1877 marked the first audio recording, therefore persons of note at or before that time were likely...

Want Your Voice to Stand Out? Smile!

Have you ever thought about the power of a smile? What about when it comes to voice acting? Find out how the simple and pleasurable act of smiling not only makes you feel better but also puts a sparkle in...

Trends in Children's Voice Casting

Have you ever stopped to think about the ages of voice actors who perform child voice acting roles? Sometimes the voices you hear in commercials and animation aren't the same age as they sound! A number of voice acting roles...

How To Decode Artistic Direction in Voice Overs

Ever get a casting call that provides contradictory information or is asking for you to sound like a particular celebrity? This happens everyday and as a voice over talent, you need to be able to decipher what the director really...

3 Interesting Ideas From Presenters at VOICE 2010

When sitting in on a number of sessions during VOICE 2010, there were a great deal of concepts explored and tidbits of information presented. I've gathered a few of them here for you and hope that you find them useful....

East Coast VS West Coast: Glimpse into the Voiceover Agency and Casting World

What's the difference between how voice overs are auditioned for and cast on the east coast versus the west coast of the US? Which coast is it easier to get representation on? What challenges face talent, casting directors and agencies...


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