Along with the incredible progress you're making inside the booth, we are sharing a four-part series on ways to advance and sustain your voice over career outside the booth. Our previous article focused on the necessity of voice development. In this final article, we're turning the spotlight on knowledge of the industry.
Voice actors pour their hearts into the analysis and performance of every voice over script they receive. It’s inspiring. Equally inspiring is that an entire team of people also pour their hearts into the creation and production of the project behind the script. Do you know the titles and roles of these people? For example, do you know what a creative director does versus what a casting director does? How about a director versus a producer? Or a talent agent versus a manager?
By understanding the role and job description of these vital roles in our industry, you’ll be able to collaborate in a meaningful, intelligent, and targeted way. Imagine yourself in the booth being directed by the copywriter and knowing that they are the person that wrote the script, and that they are under immense pressure to get it done on time. You can focus on making them look good by delivering their words with emotion and intention, and working efficiently and effectively so that they meet their deadline. They will love you! They may also begin writing for you. This means you now have a new associate to help grow your career, and some security in your future bookings - all because you took the time to know their role and job description.
Voice Actors often have the pivotal role of bringing a project together. Remembering that you are a part of something much larger that has been worked on for months, will help you step into that role with ease. You can be a resource for every member of the team with your targeted knowledge of who they are and what they do. You’ll easily navigate who books you, who directs you, who records you, who pays you, and who to follow up with. Not only will this leave a lasting impression on the people who hire you, but it will guarantee growth of your business.
We hope you enjoyed our four-part series on how to sustain your voice over career outside the booth. We’d love to hear how it’s going for you! Have any of these tips had a positive impact on your career?
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