“HOW DO I GET INTO VOICE OVERS?”
I’ve built this site to answer this question for you by distilling what I’ve learned from my two decades of voice acting in television animation, video games and movies in Los Angeles. With this site, I want to give you a clear look at what you think you want. I also offer a few ideas on how to go about finding if VO is a good fit for you, how to improve your skills and my take on “going pro.”
If you are just beginning, start by reading the pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” ”FAQs” and “Workout.” You might also want to check out the “Research” page.
If you are already on your way and aiming higher, I want you to swing for the fences, but I also want you to be realistic and smart. Study up on the details I provide on the rest of my site. By sharing what I’ve learned, I hope to save you time and effort and maybe up your odds of career success.
I offer this all to you for free because I want to encourage a new generation of performers. The best way I can help the most amount of people is with a website that I can constantly update, refine and add to. I’ve been lucky to have others help me during my long climb up and feel it’s my turn to return the favor as best I can. Acting is a “voluntary family,” and family helps family.
Pursuing an acting career blindly rarely pays off. I offer you no short cuts because I don’t believe any exist. It’s up to you to discover and focus on what moves you forward. To earn your way in to an acting career, you’ll need to lose your fears, get off your butt and invest a lot of work, time and eventually money.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker