“HOW DO I GET INTO VOICE OVERS?”
I’ve built this site to offer my full answer to this question by distilling what I’ve learned from over two decades of voice acting in television animation, commercials, video games and movies in Los Angeles.
I’ve done this because I want to encourage a new generation of performers in a way that allows me to continually add material while reaching as many as possible.
It doesn’t matter if you are young, old or totally new to this, my advice is the same to all: Try it out, find if you have the right talent for it, improve your skills, and move forward. Beginners should start with reading my pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” “FAQs” and “Workout.” Then maybe check out my “Research” page.
If you already have some (voice) acting experience and want to “go pro,” my advice is to be realistic, smart and “swing for the fences.” Pursuing a professional acting career blindly rarely pays off. The rest of my site offers you ideas to help you improve your skills, save you time and effort and maybe up your odds of career success and longevity.
You’ll find, however, no short cuts here because I don’t believe any exist. There’s no quick or easy path for the few who are right for this. It’s ultimately up to you to use the adversity and challenge of this line of work as incentive to learn and move ahead.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker