voice over career

Ask the pros about a voice over career

How to start a voice over career in 2022? Well, this new section will provide expert advice on how what you need to build a successful voice over career, and where to find voice acting gigs. You’ll also learn insider tips and benefit from a wealth of experience as Voice123 brings the voice over pros to you!

How to start a voice over career

Voice acting.  

Wiki defines it as ‘the art of performing voice-overs.’

Now the word art is vital as it emphasizes the creative artistry involved in voice acting. So, how does that link back to how to start a voice over career? Well, it’s essential to get a good foundation of what voice acting is – bringing stories and characters to life. And what it isn’t – simply reading lines. Then, you can honestly answer the question: Am I a believable storyteller? 

That’s because believable storytelling combines voice acting with artistry and performance to bring a story, idea, or character to life. 

However, in practical terms, that means doing believable and relatable voice overs for commercials, ads, promos, narrations, documentaries, audiobooks, video games, anime, cartoons, dubbing, and more. 

Therefore, to help you learn how to start voice acting, what you need to build a successful voice over career, and where to find voice acting gigs, we’ll be bringing you helpful advice from some of the best in the voice over biz. 

It will be like playing your favorite video game with the top-ranking players. You’ll get first-hand information on how to navigate each level and score bonus points along the way! 

How to become a voice over artist

In this first section of Ask the pros, Dave Pettitt shares tips and advice from his 22-year voice over career. 

So, here are some of the questions Dave will be answering:

  • Firstly, what does a voice over artist do? 
  • Secondly, how can you become one by developing your voice and following the right steps to get started? 
  • Thirdly, what kind of voice over work can you get involved in, and what are some of the early steps involved in how to start voice acting?

How to become a voice over artist answers these questions and more!

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How to practice voice acting to start a voice over career

A big part of how to start voice acting is how to practice voice acting. That’s why in our second section of Ask the pros, Liz Saydah shares tips and advice from her 12-year voice over career. 

Here are some of the questions Liz will be answering: 

  • How can you learn how to voice act? 
  • What are some ways to learn how to practice voice acting? 
  • How can a voice actor use voice acting practice lines to hone their craft? 
  • What are the different types of training? 
  • What are the initial steps to take for someone trying to learn how to voice act now?

Learn the answers to these and more in How to practice voice acting. 

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How to use voice acting scripts for better auditions 

When you’re just starting a voice over career, it’s important to learn how to read and analyze scripts. This can help you to improve the way you auditon because it gives you a better understanding of how to bring a script to life. That’s why in our third section of Ask the pros, Carin Gilfry shares tips and advice from her voice over career. 

Here are some of the questions Carin will be answering: 

  • How do you approach scripts? 
  • What’s helped you to better read and understand different scripts?
  • Is there a different approach to scripts for auditions and voice over samples?
  • How can you use scripts to improve your auditions?

Learn the answers to these and more in How to use voice acting scripts for better auditions

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10 voice acting tips from successful voice over pros

Ask the pros – 10 voice acting tips from experienced voice actors, Pippa Vos and Erikka J. They’ve taken the time to share key insights and tips for voice acting, so that whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve – you’ll be able to learn from these experienced pros.

  • Is it important to learn about the tech side of things?
  • Do you need to have a voice over business?
  • What are the challenges of starting a voice over career?

Learn 10 voice acting tips from successful voice over pros here.

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Stay tuned for more voice over career advice 

In our next feature of Ask the pros about a voice over career, more pros in the voice over business will share advice on where to find voice acting gigs when you’re just starting out. 

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