Tag: voice

  • 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…

  • Getting Started in Voice Acting for Animation

    Getting Started in Voice Acting for Animation

    Voice actor Dian Perry shares her tips for becoming an animation voice artist and doing voice over for cartoons. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a professional actor with a Spotlight membership. Maybe you’ve already secured your dream job and, if so, that’s terrific! But perhaps there’s another acting genre that you’ve always been…

  • Who Actors Work with on Voice Over Jobs

    Who Actors Work with on Voice Over Jobs

    What to expect in a recording studio and the crew you may work with on a voice job The voice over industry offers actors a range of exciting opportunities, from adverts and animation to podcasts and audiobooks. No voice over job is the same – one could be a couple of hours in a studio,…

  • Getting Started with Accents

    Getting Started with Accents

    Voice coach Laura Carroll shares her top tips on how to learn an accent There’s no quick way to learn an accent. Like any skill, it’s developed through training, practice and feedback, but once perfected, it will open up a whole new world for your voice work. Commercials, video games, audiobooks, narration – all of…

  • 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…

  • Tips for Delivering a Natural Read

    Tips for Delivering a Natural Read

    Founder of the VoiceOver Network, Rachael Naylor shares her advice for voice over artists, including how to deliver a natural read Sounding natural when you deliver your lines is a vital skill for every aspiring voice over artist. Not only does it showcase your abilities as an artist, but it’s also a desirable skill that every casting…

  • 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 Essential Dos and Don’ts for Voice Work

    The Essential Dos and Don’ts for Voice Work

    Voice experts share their top tips for caring for your voice and unlocking its true potential for voice over work Voice overs are an exciting and potentially lucrative opportunity for actors. However, thanks to the surplus of A-list celebrities being cast in voice roles for their ‘star power’, there’s an untrue expectation that voice work…

  • Getting Started As A Voice Actor

    Getting Started As A Voice Actor

    Advice for voice acting and performers looking to get started in the voice over industry I’ve always been interested in voice over work. You don’t need to learn the lines, and there’s a huge variety of work out there – from commercials and audiobooks to video games and podcasts. But beyond recording a voice demo and petitioning a list of agents, I didn’t…