When trying to figure out what is the new path that you want to take in your life, it’s important to analyze what skills you have and where you see yourself living out this new life. If one of your talents is an amazing voice, then maybe you should consider going into voice over acting. This is an occupation that you could even take on the road while you see the road. On Royal Holiday, you can see tons of different articles to explore the type of job you could do either online or at the location where you are traveling. You can even get tips on how to become a new online freelancer, which are things you could definitely apply with this new career path. So, before you make the decision to become a voice over artist, take a good read of this post so you can figure out if you have what it takes, and if this something you would truly be interested in doing as an occupation.
Let’s start with the basics, having talent at being a good voice over artist is just part of what you need. You will also need realize from the beginning that you will need to spend money to get started in this industry. Especially if you are going to be on the road, you’ll need professional recording equipment, training, demos, marketing and a lot of other things that all start to add up. It will also take time to get yourself into this industry, and not just to get started, but also to stay in it. Clients can easily call last minute, or request emergency changes, which you’ll need to make time for. This industry is anything but boring. Your new career can easily be anything you want to make of it. You can focus on any type of project ranging from audiobooks to medical training videos or phone systems to even cartoons. And before moving forward, just be sure to this is really what you want as a career. If it just seems fun as a hobby, you may not want to move forward and even less so consider traveling at the same time.
Once you’ve made up your mind, be sure to get started by honing in on your skills. Depending on the projects that you want to work on, you’ll need to get into character in different ways, and use different skills in your voice. This will require training your skills, so consider joining an improve class or theater class to get a good start. Join communities that create spaces to meet up with other voice over actors, be it virtually or face to face in the city that you’re traveling to. You can even start creating spaces to volunteer and practice in whatever field you’re interested in, for example if you’re interested in venturing in doing voice overs for children’s audiobook try volunteering to read in your child’s classroom. You can also consider volunteering on LearningAlly.org. Since you’re considering going on the road, you can also look online to continue learning about the industry and you can learn are your own pace. You can even get samples of other actors, and that can help you find your voice, or explore different and interesting things you can do with your voice. You can filter all kinds of voices, and you can even try filtering by popular to see what customers are looking for the most.
Once you’ve tried some things out be sure to get some feedback. This is one of the best ways to find your voice and perfect the sound. When taking a look at feedback consider breathing, taking natural pauses, fading out the end of your sentences, the p-plopping sound that occurs when words begin with “p” and of course make sure you never forget to do your warm-ups. Once you’ve perfected your sound, recording a demo will be the next step. Listen to the complete recording before assuming it’s ok.
Finally, you’ll need to set up your on-the-go studio. Since you will be traveling, you’ve got to consider this when getting the things you need. Of course, you’ll initially need a quiet space, so when finding a place to stay, keep this in mind. You’ll need a microphone, mixer, computer, recording software and all the necessary cables. Soundproofing is another thing to consider, since you will be moving from place to place. Try finding a small room that you can easily soundproof, once you get settled in a new place. To get the best sound, be sure you get a good microphone. Don’t get a USB microphone, as tempting as it may sound. Nothing will quite replace an XLR cable. If you read up on the best microphone’s out there, you’ll probably see tons talking about industry standards, but don’t get one just for this reason. Be sure that it fills all of your needs. From here, it’ll all be about having the right software. You can try Audacity or Twisted Wave, which are really good especially for voice over actors. At the end of the day, once you have everything you need you’ll be ready to start auditioning, and this is where it really gets fun.