Category: OTM Essays


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.  It really comes down to your ability to become a master searcher on

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OTM Essay 7: Being Sharp in Voice-over

In voice-over you have to be sharp.  It’s an industry that moves very fast – people don’t like to waste time – studio fees are very expensive and everyone has a deadline. The best thing you can do is to be is super sharp – meaning that you can take

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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 brief look at how it all started. Voice-over is essentially still in it’s infancy if you compare it to acting.  Acting has been around for over 3000 years – performed in outdoor amphitheatres in Ancient

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OTM Essay 5: Opportunity Knocks!

A very common complaint that I hear about the voice-over business is that it’s cliquey.  The term cliquey implies that the people doing the voice-over work as well as the agents, studios, casting and production companies are like this gang that are in cahoots with each other – having meetings

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OTM Essay 4: The Voice-over Demo

The biggest stumbling block for people to get into the voice-over business is having to produce their own voice-over demo.  And I think I’ve figured out why that is. Recording a voice-over demo – whether it be your commercial, animation or narration demo – is like producing your own mini

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OTM Essay 3: 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. Well before I booked my first job in voice-over I had a real love, almost an addiction to doing voices and generally playing with my voice.  I was

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OTM Essay 1: The Lead Voice – You are the lead voice!

In voice-over the moment you put your demo out there – you are considered a lead voice.  You are the lead voice in the commercial representing Honda – you’re the voice of their brand – they’ve spent potentially millions of dollars on the advertising campaign and when your voice comes

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