New guy here, wanna listen?
Hey guys, I'm new here. I'd like to start doing voicework. I've been working in radio the past 3 years but will soon be leaving the biz. Before you listen, I do plan on taking some acting classes before really persuing this. My demo sounds a lot like "a radio announcer" in my opinion. I guess I'm just throwing this out there to see if I have any potiential whatsoever.
Thanks for your time!
So AM radio.
Nice voice. You need to pull back, stop broadcasting and start talking to one person.
Here is the general standard answer
Know who your character is.
Visualize the person you are talking to.
Know where the conversation is taking place, and act within the scene.
Personalize your reads.
Ask what the message of the scripts are.
Understand the copy.
Connect. Be emotional not just a copy reader.
Don't be predictable in tempo and pacing.
Go through the other "Hot Seat" reviews and pull from the nuggets of wisdom in there.
Last edited by Mike Sommer; 01-22-2010 at 11:40 AM.
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I just posted about this in response to Lynn Benson's demo on another thread. As I said there, I too come to VO from the radio world. You have some work ahead of you. Not necessarily with the voice, because I think you have a great voice. What I am referring to are the bad habits we bring from the radio world. The tone, inflection, cadence, interpretation, well you know what I mean. Fortunately after working hard on them I have been able to work through a lot of those bad habits. As Scott Pollak correctly pointed out, forget everything you have learned up to this point. Start over and begin approaching your interpretation of the copy as an actor as opposed to a jock. Also, Mike makes excellent points in his post about the interpretation of the copy. Those are the things I have worked on myself, and believe me it makes a world of difference. One of the most important things to keep in mind as you are going through this journey is: just be yourself, because that is what we want to hear. Hope this helps.