What’s a typical day like for you and have you done anything interesting lately?
I have only recently joined Pie Hole, after a recommendation from a tutor on a Presenting Course. I have been working hard on establishing my strengths and putting together a demo reel.
Originally I recorded and edited it myself to get a taster of what worked and what didn’t and then I took the best parts to a recording studio and recorded it professionally. Even then some pieces didn’t make it to the final cut but I thinks its best to over prepare.
Check out Lizzie Goodridge’s profile and more of her demos HERE
Pick one style which you feel represents you best?
I think my voice lends itself to upbeat character work. My voice has a child like tone and I think it works well for motivational style pieces.
Do you have a favorite voice artist and what do you want the world to know about you?
I am still very new to this industry, but I am very passionate about learning and using my new skills.
How did your interest in voiceover work come about and what was your first project?
I trained in Musical Theatre and have been in the UAE doing a dance contract.
A radio DJ came to see the show and afterwards asked whether some of the cast would take part in his ‘Movie Mash Up’s’.
They gave me the part of Anna from Frozen and the director of the show was so shocked at my voice capabilities he gave me a principal role in the next production.
This is what has inspired me to pursue voice-over work as a career.
What has been your favorite voice over job to date and why?
My favorite job to date has been a cockney market stall holder for a corporate company. The team were great and I spent two days in a recording booth creating this character. It was a lot of fun and I learnt a great deal from the other actors.
Do you think having a regional accents is detrimental to your career?
I am based in Kent and have a slight accent. I think it works for me, in my opinion regional accents are growing more popular within the industry. As long as you can be understood by listeners I think it can actually be quite endearing.
What do you recommend, setting up a home studio or using a commercial recording facility?
At the moment I do not have the equipment for a home studio but I think it would be quite useful in the long term.
Any advice and recommendations for aspiring voice talents?
It’s very important to create a demo, like me you could start by writing and recording from home and then take it to a studio, or you could find a company that does it all in one.
When putting together your demo I highly recommend doing as much research as possible. Getting opinions from friends, neighbors or perhaps your agent. There is even a private group on Facebook called the ‘British Actors Network’ where you can read up on other peoples advice and experiences.
The majority of the time I spent looking at commercials on YouTube, find similar voice traits and recreate the same style of advert.
The best advice I can give you is knowing what is suitable for your voice and making it work for you. Creating that unique style that other artists may not have.
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