“HOW DO I GET INTO VOICE OVERS?”
Welcome to a comprehensive overview of the art, craft and career of voice acting for both beginners and more advanced performers. It is a distillation of everything I’ve learned from twenty five years of earning a living voice acting in movies, video games, commercials, promos and television animation in Los Angeles.
Although no website, book or class can make everyone a professional voice actor, I hope these pages provide you a practical and encouraging “launch pad” for exploring voice acting and acting in general.
I continually add new content as I keep polishing the old, so keep checking back!
Dee Bradley Baker
Those new to VO will learn that becoming a voice actor means becoming a specialized kind of actor. I show the many paths available to beginners and amateurs to explore whether voice acting is a good fit, while unpacking an overview of the art and craft of voice acting.
If you’ve never acted before: CLICK HERE
If the idea of acting or voice acting sounds scary: CLICK HERE.
For a quick overview of where to start your journey: CLICK HERE
For a more detailed roadmap of how to become a voice actor CLICK HERE.
For a quick look at what a professional voice actor needs to bring to the table: CLICK HERE.
All newbies should also read: “VO Myths,” “Learning to Act,” and “FAQs.” These pages are relevant to all beginners, whether you live in Nowheres-ville or a Big City, whether you are clueless or confident, young or old, local or international.
To start improving your VO skills right away, click on over to my “Voice Acting Academy,” for lots of at-home practice material. It’s by no means a comprehensive course, but a good start.
Those who already have voice acting experience:
Those actors further along will learn how the VO business works and what to do or avoid in pursuing an acting career. You’ll also find specifics on more advanced topics like how to make a demo, how to audition, what happens in a session and how get an agent.
I also discuss handling the ups and downs of an acting career and discuss the importance of keeping your artistic “fuel tank” full.
For those actors looking to earn a living at this, I show you the “long game” as well as the “short game” of being a voice actor.
After giving my site (as well as posted comments) a careful read, if you still have a voice over question, post it (below)!
If my site doesn’t already address your question and it is relevant to others, I’ll try to answer it.
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