Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to all of your questions about voice acting and voiceover coaching.
What is voiceover?
A voiceover is a voice recorded for off screen use. It can appear in anything from tv to film to e-learning videos to voicemail greetings.
How to do a voiceover?
Voicework is going to be different for each voiceover artist, so there is not one single way that a voiceover needs to be conducted. That is why I offer voiceover coaching sessions to help each artist learn how to use their voice and develop their own style of voiceover.
What type of equipment do I need to get started in voice acting?
Equipment is essential for a voice actor since most of your work is done at home. You will need a good microphone, computer, and a quiet sound treated place to record. Microphones range in price and style from cheaper USB mics, to condenser mics that also require an interface. Typically, VO pros will have a condenser mic and interface. You will also need recording software, which is available to download. Audacity is free recording software you can use.
How do you conduct your voiceover coaching sessions?
I offer private one on one sessions over Zoom. I tailor the session to the specific client’s needs. I have a library of thousands of voiceover scripts in every genre of VO. From commercials to e-learning to animation to audiobooks, you will be exposed to the entire industry. Each week I send scripts ahead of time that you will record and send back to me before our session. We will then cover those scripts at our next session, plus learn some more about what to look for in scripts and how to analyze, record, and upload them so you can compete with people who have been doing it for years. I also go over the various ways to find work online and how to build a successful voiceover business.
Do I need to be able to do impressions?
You don’t need to do a single impression to be a voice actor. In fact, I’ve never done a single impression in any of the thousands of jobs I have done over the years.
Are classes designed for those just getting into voice over?
My classes are for anyone and everyone! I have coached people with no experience, and I have coached seasoned veterans who want to continue learning and brush up their skills. Every one of my students is different and they will get a course based around their level of expertise and experience.
How did you get started in voice acting?
I started in voice acting over a decade ago. I picked up a USB microphone, recorded from my closet, and signed up for voices.com and acx.com. From there, I started auditioning every single day, and started booking small jobs. What started as “I think I can do this” turned into my full time career.
What other resources can help me become a voice actor?
Seek out resources online such as articles on voices.com and by joining various voice acting groups on LinkedIn or Facebook. The best resource though, is from an expert who has been working in the industry for a number of years.
Interesting in voiceover coaching?
If you are interested in taking voiceover lessons, call (323) 388-3920 or fill out the contact form to book an appointment.