“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 over twenty five years of earning a living voice acting in movies, video games, commercials, promos and television animation in Los Angeles.
I hope these pages provide you a practical and encouraging “launch pad” for exploring the project of becoming a voice actor and a professional artist.
Keep checking back, as I continually add new content while polishing the old!
Dee Bradley Baker
Beginners will find a broad overview of the art the craft and business of voice acting. I show the many paths available to begin exploring the fun of acting and whether a career might eventually be a good fit for you:
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 new to VO will learn that becoming a voice actor means becoming a specialized kind of actor.
Those who already have voice acting experience:
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, among other topics.
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 professional 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 ask it, and it is relevant to others, I’ll try to answer it.
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