Dee Bradley Baker's "All to Know About Going Pro in V.O."

Practice Makes Imperfect

1. Feedback & Guidance

But when auditioning solo, you are isolated from potentially helpful guidance and feedback of a booth director or show creator.

Auditioning solo (at home in your studio or garage or closet) is in my opinion the most challenging situation for a voice actor. Auditioning well solo is the most advanced thing you are asked to do, yet most all beginners do it.

They say, “practice makes perfect,” but this is incorrect. Practice makes permanent. If you keep practicing the wrong things, isolated from any helpful or corrective guidance, you are reinforcing your weaknesses, your blind spots.

You have no guidance or feedback other that what is indicated on the page (which is typically cryptic or otherwise of little help). How does a beginner approach this?

© Dee Bradley Baker 2018

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