Some actors get further along in their careers and develop a Pain In The Ass factor. Some actors bring their POA factor to this business from the get-go and have to be humbled before learning how their behavior might prevent folks from wanting to work with them. I hope you have a POA factor of 0. Continue reading
A few months ago, my wonderfully talented colleague Doug Turkel asked me to be a part of an eBook that has been begging to be written for years now. He managed to finagle almost 30 of today’s top voice over talent to contribute their advice and secrets to success. When he asked me to be a part of it, I was absolutely thrilled. Continue reading
We, as actors, are inundated with hundreds of ways to forward our careers everyday, especially in Los Angeles. In addition to film and television, we can pursue voice over, hosting, industrials, stand-up, student films, and a host of other venues. Not to mention opportunities at writing, directing, and producing. And being the innovative creatures that we are…we hear about someone being discovered doing improv on a street corner and we add it to our list of worthwhile pursuits. Continue reading
Where do you stand in your voice over career? This will determine your next move…
Folks always ask me if they should take a group class or study privately with a coach. The answer is always, “It depends,” because everyone is at a different place in their career.
Getting started in voice over can be daunting. When I first started, I had no idea where to begin. Since you may be in that same position, allow me to share some links and tips with you to get you pointed in the right direction.
First, research until you can’t help but make a decision to move forward in your pursuit. Allow for a couple of weeks of focused research. If you are holding off on moving forward due to finances, then wait until you have your financial ducks in a row! This VO stuff can add up if you are not focused on your plan, goals, and path that you want to take. Please do not hemorrhage your cash, ‘kay?
Practical stuff to chew on: Continue reading