Back when I fell in love with voice recording, I was a child who instantly gravitated toward micro cassettes and VHS recorders. Things have changed a lot in the years since, and the analog devices I grew up with have been replaced with far more convenient digital alternatives. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is my unwavering love for this line of work! Looking to get started in the world of voice-over? Here are a few tips to hit the ground running and sustain success in this field.
Getting your start in the world of voice-over isn’t all about getting top-notch voice recording gear. Regardless of the level of equipment you’re working with at this moment in time, make sure you are regularly getting in voice practice. Whenever you practice scripts, be sure to record them to provide yourself a reference to begin honing both your acting and your enunciation skills.
Work on Your Demo Reel
As you begin to seriously pursue a career in voice-over, a strong demo reel is one of the main things that will help you make a name for yourself and stick out from the crowd. Focus on demonstrating your range by tapping into various tones and mediums you have experience with. Looking for some inspo to start making your own demo? Check out mine!
Keep Auditioning and Networking
As voice-over actors, we’re lucky to be part of a field that involves such a vast scope. Make sure you’re taking advantage of that! Even if you have a specific idea of the medium you’d prefer to work with, it can’t hurt to expand your horizons and explore a new facet of the industry. Competition for entry-level gigs can be competitive, so try to stay open to trying new things such as social media marketing, character roles, audiobooks, and commercial work.
Looking to start applying? Check out platforms such as Voice 123 and Backstage to see what’s out there! When it comes to networking, LinkedIn is an excellent resource to start building relationships with like-minded talent.
Get Serious About Voice-Over Acting
Are you looking for that unique voice talent who can deliver exactly what you need? With more than 20 years of experience, I have become an expert at transforming my voice to reflect a wide variety of intonations. Ready to get serious about your voice-overs? Reach out to me today or find me on social media for more tips!