Tag: audio

  • Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Performer Success Manager Mel Brown’s advice on creating a showreel without professional footage and ideas for your ‘Audio’ section. As a Spotlight member, you have space on your profile for at least 20 minutes of video and 20 minutes of audio. That’s 20 minutes for various clips and reels – all of which can showcase…

  • Everything You Need to Know About Voice Reels

    Everything You Need to Know About Voice Reels

    Tips and advice for creating a voice reel, including how to make one, why it’s needed and what you should include in yours. Voice over is becoming more and more of an accessible and exciting platform, with a huge wealth of work available that gives performers another way to build a successful, fulfilling and varied…

  • How to Prepare for an Audiobook Job

    How to Prepare for an Audiobook Job

    Skills needed to become an audiobook reader and 11 top tips to prepare for an audiobook narration job by Matthew Jacobs Morgan I adore working on audiobooks. It offers the opportunity to play a huge range of characters stretching far beyond your usual casting, and allows for plenty of experimentation with your voice. However, in…

  • Recording Your Voice at Home

    Recording Your Voice at Home

    How to record your voice at home and tips for improving the quality of your audio recordings Voice work can be a useful way of generating income, not to mention a good skill to have on your Spotlight profile. Thanks to advances in technology, it’s now easier than ever to record your voice in professional…

  • The 12 Best Podcasts for Actors

    The 12 Best Podcasts for Actors

    12 of our favourite podcasts for actors to get acting tips, industry news or practical performing advice Listening to podcasts has fast become a popular pastime. They’re engaging, informative, and there are plenty to choose from. It’s estimated that there are now around 5 million podcasts worldwide, with 70 million episodes between them. A good way…

  • How To Perform Verbatim Theatre

    How To Perform Verbatim Theatre

    Actor, theatre-maker and writer Naomi Joesph explains the different types of verbatim performance and shares her tips on how to get started in verbatim theatre. Verbatim is a type of documentary theatre constructed from the words of real people responding to a particular theme or a real event. These words might be taken from interviews…

  • New Voice Skills Added to Spotlight Search

    New Voice Skills Added to Spotlight Search

    We’ve been in touch with a number of audio producers and voice casting directors in recent weeks as we continue to find ways to keep our members working during this period. The feedback we have received has led to us to make some key changes and additions to the voice over skill set in your…

  • Radio and Voice Studio Setups Explained

    Radio and Voice Studio Setups Explained

    Award-winning audio writer, director and producer Jack Bowman explains the various types of radio and voice studio setups performers may encounter. Audible studio setup Audible like to cast big names for their audio output. If you do work for Audible, you will likely receive the script in advance however it’s not uncommon for the rest…

  • A Performer’s Guide to VUI and VUX

    A Performer’s Guide to VUI and VUX

    Performer Jeremiah Krage explores a new, rapidly evolving market hungry for talented performers; Voice-first content. it’s tremendously exciting that this new technology has so much creative potential, and that our industry has so much to contribute What is voice-first? Voice-first content is anything delivered via a Voice User Interface (VUI) as part of a Voice-based…

  • An Actor’s Guide To Producing Your Own Audio Play

    An Actor’s Guide To Producing Your Own Audio Play

    Katie Redford demystifies the process of creating your own stories via the medium of audio!  Voices, sound effects and your imagination can take you anywhere. For instance, I’ve just written a play about a kitchen appliance – just a normal guy in a normal world. Apart from the fact that he’s a whisk. #andwhat Katie…