OTM Podcast 003 – Demos, agents, gear, and more

In this episode Michael and Noel talk about demos, agents, and the industry in general. The OTM Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast featuring the owners of On The Mic Training; Michael Daingerfield and Noel Johansen. They cover all areas of voice-over as they try and educate students about the voice-over industry and their experience as […]

OTM Podcast 002 – Excellence

In this episode Michael and Noel talk about the idea of excellence and how it applies to voice-over success. The OTM Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast featuring the owners of On The Mic Training; Michael Daingerfield and Noel Johansen. They cover all areas of voice-over as they try and educate students about the voice-over industry […]

OTM Podcast 001 – The Building of OTM

In this episode Michael and Noel talk about the beginning of the school, and all the challenges that come with opening a space to teach voice-over The OTM Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast featuring the owners of On The Mic Training; Michael Daingerfield and Noel Johansen. They cover all areas of voice-over as they try […]

OTM Essay 10: DIY-VO! Do It Yourself Voice-over!

  There are so many opportunities out there for you to do-it-yourself in voice-over!  You’d be amazed at how many ways you can find work, create free websites or profiles on-line with your demos, and learn about voice-over.  You just need to become a master at searching things on the web. Voice-over is one of […]

OTM Essay 9: You’ve Got to Stay in It – to Win It!

Whether you’ve been in the business 17 days or 17 years – you’ve got to stay in it to win it. Voice-over is a challenging field, but it’s also very rewarding. Don’t you want to find out your potential? See how far your voice can take you? On The Mic has been open for over […]

OTM Essay 8: The Inside Story on the Money You Can Earn in Voice-over

Comparing a career in voice-over vs film and TV is interesting. Both fall under the same media umbrella, yet the difference between the two is staggering. I created a chart comparison of the two. It contains several categories that covers a range of factors including: time, money, and opportunity. I answered each as fairly and […]

OTM Essay 7: Being Sharp in Voice-over

In voice-over you need to be sharp. It’s a fast moving industry, studio fees are expensive, everyone has a deadline and nobody wants to waste time. The best thing to be is super sharp. This means taking directions well and adjusting right away, not 5 takes later. It’s common to see new students afraid to […]

OTM Essay 6: The History of Voice-over

To really understand voice-over, you have to go back to the very beginning. Here’s a crash course in how it all started. Voice-over is still in its infancy, if you compare it to traditional acting. Acting has been around for over 3,000 years, with the first known actors performing in outdoor amphitheatres in Ancient Greece […]