“HOW DO I GET INTO VOICE OVERS?”
I wanted to create a site to help anyone seriously interested in a professional voice over career, as well as beginners who might want to explore voice acting in an amateur capacity.
To that end, 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. Since voice acting is fundamentally a form of “acting,” much of what I have to say applies to those interested in stage or on-camera acting as well.
If you are new to voice acting with little or no experience: Read my pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” “FAQs,” “Workout” and “Homework.” Most everything should be relevant to you, whether you live in Nowheresville or a Big City, whether you are clueless or confident, young or old.
If you already have some experience as a voice actor: Read the rest of my site as well. I show you what I’ve learned about things like making a demo, auditioning, getting an agent and how to handle the ups and downs of an acting career.
If you have a question about the art or business of voice acting: Read my site first, then post your question. If your question is not already addressed and is relevant to others, I’ll try to answer it.
For most who are bold enough to try it, acting will never be a money-making proposition. It’ll just be something fun to do– a hobby. And there is nothing wrong with that! But for the few that have the talent, focus, business sense and patience that it takes to “go pro,” I hope this site provides you a bit of a short cut to the hard (and fun) work ahead as you advance towards earning a living as an artist.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker