Absolutely Scott, some have production skills, but some don't. And you for one, have a great ear for it. I've said so many times in these threads. But I know lots of radio talent that never touched a board, they simply showed up and did their thing.I was going to say about experience gleaned from working in a radio station is the technical side of it, and I'd think a tech guru like Mike would at least acknowledge that.
To be precise, there is something we must establish, are we discussing Voice Over the acting craft, or Voice Over Production craft? To take insult because someone has a different sets of skills that are not being recognized in a confab seems to be a little prickly.
For me the craft of Acting needs to come first. I think we can agree that in the VO Biz, the better actor will land the gig, not the better technician. How many times have we told folks in the critique section to get Acting and Improv training??
Rick, there are lots of radio folk that have morphed over into VO, but I know more that haven't. Just because there are exceptions to the rule, it does not mean the rule does not exist, only that there is an exception to the rule.
We can only speak in general terms here. So if the the shoe fits -whatever that shoe is- wear it.
All I'm trying to point out is that there is more to this than just rip 'n' read. This is the craft of acting, and it does not come to anyone overnight. It takes sacrifice and total commitment to do it well. If one has distractions or other responsibilities something will suffer. This is true with most any task, career or endeavor we pursue.