By Stephanie Ciccarelli
March 31, 2010
While sitting in Debbie Munro's workshop over the weekend at Edge Studio in NYC, I was twittering fast and furiously, sharing some insights gleaned from Deb's wealth of knowledge in the world of voice over.
In today's VOX Daily, I'm going to share those insights with you!
One of my favorites had to do with making sure that the words you breathe life into are driven by clear and deliberate intentions.
Learn more about the art of voice acting in a sweetly succinct manner now.
"After each audition or VO job, know that you have done the best job under those particular circumstances."
"Research every client you audition or work for."
"Always become someone else in the booth and always be yourself outside of the booth."
"Voice over is the hardest job in acting because it's based 100% on talent."
"You don't have to love your voice, you just have to love what you can do with it."
"Outtakes can be very useful to stand out in an audition."
"Don't get too comfortable with where you are. There is always room to grow, continue learning and stretch yourself."
"Study with more than one VoiceOver instructor."
"Create your own style by drawing on the perspectives and teachings of different coaches."
"Words alone don't mean anything... it's the intention behind the words that matters."
"Take chances and be real when reading copy. Don't be predictable. Pleasantly surprise your audience."
"A slate is like another audition."
"You have to trust in your instincts and follow them."
"What can you do to be unique? Choose to have a 'leave behind' that stays in the studio representative of your brand."
"No" in casting really means "Not right now."
A flat read (trend) suggests, "I have nothing to prove to you because I know that I'm just that good."
The last tidbit that I was present for on the Saturday afternoon was that Deb Munro recommends that all voice talent take a film acting class. This is a great idea as many voice over professionals come from broadcast or other fields where acting isn't part of your job.
If you'd like to learn more about Debbie, visit her profile on Voice Over Experts:
Looking forward to hearing from you!
StephanieRelated Topics: booth, Debbie Munro, NYC, teacher, voice acting, voiceover coach, Voices.com