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10 Point Voice-Over Talent Assessment

Before You Hire Voice-Over Talent, Run Through This 10 Point List

You liked the sound of the voice-over demo, so you hired the talent. But something happened on the way to the final video, and now your client is upset over the less-than-ideal voice-over recording that was supposed to be the perfect fit for their project. You found out the hard way that a good-sounding demo… Read more »

Life as a Working Actor

Life as a Working Actor Requires Perseverance, Tenacity and Patience

If You MUST Act, Do it For the Right Reasons For anyone who gets into acting for egoic reasons, to feel special, famous, have adoring fans, etc… This truth is a harsh wake-up call. If you’re in it to be rich and famous, you’re likely in it for the wrong reason and it’s probably going… Read more »

The Troublesome Plight of the Working Actor

The Working Actor’s Relentless Pursuit of the Next Acting Gig

Continued from Part 1 The Working Actor and the Relentless Pursuit of the Next Gig The desperation in acting is so strong you can actually feel it in casting waiting rooms. I remember that feeling back when I started out in the acting world in the Southern California market. At that point in my career… Read more »

The Troublesome Plight of the Working Actor (and Voice Actor, Too)

The Troublesome Plight of the Working Actor (and Voice Actor, Too)

The 69th Annual Tony Awards aired last night, and being a Broadway nerd (my car radio is permanently tuned to the Broadway Channel on Sirius XM) I always enjoy the build up, listening to interviews with the nominees, and anticipating the live performances. It was a fun show to watch this year, with one of… Read more »

5 Ways For Voiceover Talent to Ensure Stress Free Payment

5 Ways For Voiceover Talent to Ensure Stress Free Payment

In today’s world of VO, the successful voiceover talent is not only proficient in the art of voiceover, but he/she is also a savvy entrepreneur. The days of working only in a major market, through reputable talent agencies, and having billing go through a third-party (like the union/payroll service, agency, etc.) are forever changed for… Read more »

8 Tips for Directing Voice Over Talent

8 Tips for Directing Voice Over Talent – What You Can Do BEFORE the Session

If you’ve ever felt “over your head” in a VO session while trying to direct voice over talent, OR if you’ve been underwhelmed with the final recording from your selected talent, even though you thought you gave them proper direction, here are a few easy things you can do before you get into the session… Read more »