Where do I start as a voiceover?
On one of our Friday Voice Over tip about establishing your goal (Becoming a Voice Over Artist), we highligted how a good aggresive social media markerting strategy can be used to establish your voiceover career. From this, it easy to see that a voiceover can start their career from nothing and as long as you have talent, you are half way there. We as Piehole VoiceOver know that getting a good head start is part of being a successful voiceover artist and with that in mind we encourage you to take the opportunity to do a test my voice that will help evaluate your performance ability, your natural voice quality, how well you can take direction and interpret scripts. This will be useful before you invest in compiling demo reels. When you are ready and confident about your voice skills, its then you can record your demo reels of original work or characters that already exist and you can do this on a low budget but remember your demo is the first audio potential clients get to hear from you. Most of the time, it is the thin line between being chosen or being passed over for voiceover work. Which is why we put so much emphasize on training and practising your voices. Learning how to control vocal chords goes a long way and helps when you have to record long narrations that would straining your voice. Special training, drinking plenty of water(six to eight glasses a day is recommended) and consuming foods that contain vitamins A, E, and C also help keep the mucus membranes that line the throat healthy. This is an industry were you never stop learning therefore we recommend that voiceovers continue practising and you should attend at least one workshop a year. You get a great opportunity to network, handing out business cards and receiving some from potential clients or colleagues. This way when you send a link out to copywriters, producers and any contact you have made, it won’t be out of the blue. You might find a job this way. If you cannot attend any workshops, Piehole voiceover offers a home study course and a one to one study course that are a great help for laying the right foundation for your career. For more information email Nate Kent at nate