More and more companies, government organizations, and NGOs are talking about the effects of implicit bias, how it creates toxic environments and poor corporate culture. So how do implicit bias factor into the voice booth, voice over performances, and script analysis? As an artist, I think it's very … [Read more...] about Is Implicit Bias Holding You Back as a Voice Over Artist?
It’s been 12 years since Apple trademarked the phrase “There’s an app for that” to show us the myriad of apps they had available on their store. Then there were a paltry thousand or so. Now they’ve got over 1.96 million apps. App developers have become a business genre and a large percentage of … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Voice Over in Apps
There’s been a seismic shift in all voiceover genres. Roughly eighty percent of current casting specs whether for commercials, corporate narrations, eLearning, or explainers reference a “real person” as the sound of the character they’re looking for. They want the voice over to sound as natural as … [Read more...] about Finding and Using your Authentic Voice
When we think of character work in voice acting, obvious genre choices like animation and gaming rise to the surface. Jumping in to the concept of character work from here, "characters" (not to be confused with character actors) refers to the roles that are almost never the antagonist or … [Read more...] about Approaching Character Work In Voice Acting
When my daughter Jennifer (now grown and doing an MSc in Social Psychology) was a kid, one of her science fair projects was on humor and jokes. As a voice actor and despite having buddies who are stand-up comics, it was the first time I had ever thought about the process of breaking down humor and … [Read more...] about Exploring Humor in Voice Acting
Are you good at doing impressions? Do you find yourself getting laughs at parties with impressions of your family members, friends, maybe a boss? Is there a celebrity or two that you love to impersonate? This ability to truly capture the speaking mannerisms of another person, whether celebrity, icon … [Read more...] about Voiceover Impersonations and Sound Alikes – Selling Your Penchant for Imitation