Express Yourself Through Voice-over

OTM Essays


The Voice-over Ecosystem

Much like the ecosystem’s that exist in our world such as the temperate forests, deserts or oceans, there’s also an ecosystem in voice-over.  In this article I’m going to break down a 30,000-foot view of the major elements and contributing factors that make up the opportunities for work within our

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Opportunity Knocks!

A complaint I hear all the time is that the voice-over business is very cliquey. This implies that people in the industry are in some sort of gang having secret meetings on Sunday nights about how to keep at the work for themselves. Of course, none of this is true.

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The Voice-over Demo

The biggest barrier for people to get into the voice-over business is producing their own demo. Let me tell you why. Recording a voice-over demo – where it’s your commercial, animation, or narration – is like producing a mini album. You start by creating the content, for example: if you’re

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The Trajectory of a Voice-actor

I think one of the most important factors to staying with anything that’s difficult is having a love for what you’re doing. The most important factor when staying with something difficult is to have a love of doing it. Before I’d even booked my first voice-over job I had a

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