I was a little shocked a few weeks ago when coaching a relative newcomer to the voiceover industry (working part-time for 18 months). I discovered they marketed themselves as a voice over coach. When I expressed my surprise, they said, “Oh, but I only coach the real newcomers. You know, people who … [Read more...] about How Much of an Expert is Your Voice Over Coach?
As the barriers to entry in the voiceover field lowered and the global thirst for content exploded, the need for voice over coaching increased as well. You may find a myriad of voice over coaches offering you a leg up in the industry, myself included. How do you know which one to pick? What should … [Read more...] about 7 Top Tips for Finding Great Voice Over Coaching
You know the old saying “those who can, do and those who can’t, teach.” This doesn’t apply to voiceover. Or it shouldn’t. In voiceover, those who can, sometimes coach. Of those that do, the best voiceover coaches still polish their craft. Don't Trust Your Voice Over Career to Just Anyone - … [Read more...] about The Best Voiceover Coaches still Polish their Craft
I don’t know what percentage of VO work is done internationally in the current market, but it’s a lot. Personally, 80% of my voice work is for clients outside my home and native land, eh? Whether you’re an expat working for the US market back home, or live on here but are accessing work abroad, … [Read more...] about Bridging the VO Gap – International Voice Work with Shelley Avellino
Laura sounds like she’s 17, but has teenage twins and a paid mortgage. James is a millennial that sounds like he could be a retiree. One of the reasons I love voice acting is how it shatters the barriers of age. You can be an actress over 40 and still have a profitable career or a 19-year-old male … [Read more...] about Voice Actors, Do you Need to Worry your Voice is Getting Older?
Breaking into the entertainment industry whether voiceover and acting or music and producing is not a clear-cut path. It’s not like medical school or studying for the bar. The road is circuitous and different for everyone. Like the traditional professions, it does take an investment of time and … [Read more...] about Dream Counsel: How to Find a Mentor in the Entertainment Industry