As a voice over actor, you will be auditioning A LOT. Because of this, many actors consider the "job" to be the audition, rather than the actual bookings. Why not go one step further and perform each audition as if you have already booked the job? Actor Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt says: “I’m excited to show [them] what my version of this story would look like. [They’re] going to be able to get a little condensed show. That [takes] the pressure off getting the job.”
If you are able to approach your auditions with the psychological commitment and security of an already booked performance, then you’ll stop trying so hard to be chosen. It will also free you up to make choices that you may not usually make and bring some swagger to your read. Confidence goes a long way in an audition, not only in the support it brings the actor personally, but also the reassurance it gives to the producer and director because you elevated their script through your performance.
On June 18th, practice inhabiting an audition as if it were a performance in Nailing the Audition, where you’ll have a chance to showcase your skills to a well-respected Bay Area talent agent. Alternatively, we are also offering Vocal Courage on July 10th, where you'll discover how to boost your confidence with performance strategies that help overcome stage fright, hesitation, and fear.
Inspired by the three-week intensive some of our students recently completed, Danny spoke with Voice One Vocal Health instructor Julia Norton who has over 25 years of experience teaching people how to have a free and healthy voice.
An Interview with Top Dialect Coach Doug Honorof
Voice One offers a beginning improv class that takes you through the the basic rules of improv (believe it or not, there are rules!) through games and scenes. Laura Derry creates a fun and safe space for you to succeed and fail and you'll laugh and learn a lot!
We are premiering a new class called Storytelling in VO. The class takes place over two Thursdays: January 31st and February 7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm taught by Sally. The class will cover the short story format, with scripts from commercials, corporate narration, literature, and children’s books.