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Find Your Voice As a Voice Over Actor And Artist With The Voice Over Coach
Find Your Voice As a Voice Over Actor And Artist With The Voice Over Coach

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Tips For Building A Voice Over Career

Solving the problems of emphasis and inflection in voiceover!

Yes, emphasis and inflection!

Two little words!  Two very important little words.

These are the two words that give some voiceover actors the most difficulty and of course, they mean very different things.

Read on here where I explain that...

http://www.voiceovercoach.com.au/for-buiding-a-voiceover-career-4

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Freshly blogged - how to create authentic reads!

To build a successful voiceover career, you must know how to deliver authenticity!

And to do this you've got to sight-read really well. Here's my insider tips.

http://voiceovercoach.com.au/tips-for-building-a-voiceover-career

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Voice Over Coach Tip - How not to fall flat on your face as a character voice actor!

Is this you?

You’re handed a character script you give it a quick read and say, “what kind of voice will I use for this?”

Well, stop it!  Or you will fall flat on your face!

Because, before you make such an important decision there are a few things you need to know first.

This is the order I use to get “all my ducks in a row” before I make a decision about what voice to use:

Find out as much information as you can about the character. From the director or producer – but be warned, don’t focus on a voice yet!

Work out who the character is talking about: These will be the other characters, who usually don’t have any lines but are referred to, sometimes paraphrased or mimicked.

Work out who the character is talking to:  Usually it’ll be just one person.

Work out the story the character is telling:  Break this down to one sentence paraphrasing the ad.

Find all the words and phrases that are the ad: Note: these are different from the story.

Now read it for time: When you’re adjusting your read for time, always save the time by moving a little faster through character stuff.  

Leave the pace in the story of the ad alone.  It needs to be the most important, and what the “half listening” audience hears

Now, go find a voice!

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VoiceOver Coach Tip

Every Voiceover script has a purpose, a meaning, and an intended audience.

Sometimes the script is written in a conversational tone and you need to sound like you’re talking to a friend.

At other times the script is asking you to jump into someone else’s shoes and tell their story.

I call this a character script – it doesn’t necessarily require a ‘character’ voice (just you in a different environment).

Or the script could be heavily stylised in the way it uses language. It’s either a few random lines that point to the concept of the script, or it’s poetic, or it’s written very formally.

No matter what, it’s usually completely different to the way we use language in our every day. It doesn't matter what the style of script, they all require you to find a voice style that works.

But ‘herein lies the rub’ – before you make any decision about the voice, you need to have worked out a whole lot of stuff about the script.

Voice over is not just about your voice!

If you make it about your voice, you’re in danger of missing the most important reason for being a voice over actor – and that is…

You’re delivering a message on behalf of an advertiser.

If you make it about your voice, you’re also in danger of sounding inauthentic.

Whatever way you use your voice, it needs to be true to you and to who you are – even though the voice may not sound exactly like you.

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VoiceOver Techniques For Success: How to use Volume to Create Versatility

In life, we communicate using different levels of volume all the time.

We:
- project our voice across the room to get someone’s attention,
- captivate a table of friends at a dinner party with a story,
- converse above background noise to be heard, and
- talk at an intimate level with a friend or partner.
Each time we use our voice in a different situation, we’re using techniques that come completely naturally to us. 

Most of the time, we don’t even analyse what we’re doing or how we’re using our voice.

But the reality is, you can use the very same techniques when you’re working in voiceover!

Read on to find out how...

http://voiceovercoach.com.au/voiceover-techniques-for-success

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Find Out If Your Voice Could Make It In The VoiceOver Industry!

My last "Discover VoiceOver" workshop for 2015 will be held in Sydney on November 21st.

By the end of the day you'll know:
- The way the industry works
- The type of work voice over artists do
- The types and styles of scripts you’re cast for
- How you get cast and how the casting process works
- The secrets to making a great voice over demo, and
- How to market your talents

http://voiceovercoach.com.au/coaching/discover-voice-over-technique-workshop

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Tricks of the Voice Over Trade

You may have been in voice over for years and have successfully carved out a niche.

You could be in “start-up mode” wondering where you’ll fit in.

Or you might be booking voice over work and wondering how to add more.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your voice over career, the way you’re going about building your voice over career and performing your work could always do with some “new tricks”!

Let’s begin with why an old dog needs to learn new tricks...

http://voiceovercoach.com.au/voice-over-tricks-of-the-trade-2

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Tricks of the Voice Over Trade

You may have been in voice over for years and have successfully carved out a niche.

You could be in “start-up mode” wondering where you’ll fit in.

Or you might be booking voice over work and wondering how to add more.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your voice over career, the way you’re going about building your voice over career and performing your work could always do with some “new tricks”!

Let’s begin with why an old dog needs to learn new tricks...

http://voiceovercoach.com.au/voice-over-tricks-of-the-trade-2

#voiceover   #voiceacting   #voiceactor  
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Voice Actor And Voice Over Coach

Working across almost 4 decades as a premium voice actor and voiceover technique coach, I've worked in every area of voiceover there is, including mainstreams commercials, corporate and narration, foreign film dubbing and character work for animation series and films http://abbeholmes.com/

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Could your Voice Over Mistakes be holding back your career?

Booking a job is difficult enough these days, without making voice over mistakes that shoot your attempts down in flames.

If you’re working in voice over, or want to, there are always things you can do, that will make enough of a subtle difference to have your work stand out.

Let’s talk about how to avoid some of these mistakes and make sure you make the right impression, first time, every time.

http://voiceovercoach.com.au/voice-over-mistakes
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