“HOW DO I GET INTO VOICE OVERS?”
This site is for anyone interested in the art and career of voice acting. You’ll find here a uniquely comprehensive, practical and free resource designed for both beginners and as well as more experienced aspiring voice actors. You will learn what VO is, how it all works and the various ways you might arrive at a voice acting career.
I’ve distilled everything I’ve learned in over four decades of performing and over two decades of earning a living as a voice actor in television animation, commercials, video games and movies in Los Angeles.
I dispel common delusions about voice acting and breaking in to “show biz” while casting light on the process of gaining the skills and experience a professional voice actor must have. You’ll see that voice acting is a specialized kind of “Acting,” and that it’s both an art and a business that selects for talent, luck and persistence.
If you are new to acting and voice overs with little or no experience: Read my pages “Starting from Zero,” “VO Myths,” “Learning to Act,” and “FAQs.” Most everything on these pages is relevant to all beginners, whether you live in Nowheresville or a Big City, whether you are clueless or confident, young or old. If you’re interested in trying voice performing, click on over to my “Voice Acting Academy.”
If you are further along with some experience in voice acting: Read the rest of my site as well. I explain the nuts and bolts of things like making a demo, how to audition, how get an agent, plus I share what I’ve learned about handling the ups and downs of an acting career.
After giving my site (as well as posted comments) a careful read, if you’ve still got a voice over question, ask it! If your question is not already addressed and is relevant to others, I’ll try to answer it.
Understand, no website or book or class can make you a voice actor, but if you possess the right kind of talent and temperament, this site will hopefully help you advance your art and career more effectively.
I continually add new content as I keep polishing the old, so check back.
Have fun, best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker
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