The rise of COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, and voice over is no exception. We want to keep you current with the changes in our industry and what will be asked of voice actors navigating these trends and requirements.
First, if you are still in training, continue training. Don’t let social distancing or shelter-in-place stop you from pursuing your dream. Keep reaching for your goals, and stay connected with fellow actors through classes and events. If you are having financial challenges, let us know. We are offering small group pop-ups and some shorter online classes for lower fees than usual. And we are willing to work with you to ease any financial burden.
If you are a working pro, or on the cusp of becoming a working pro, your home studio quality is more important than ever. You will not only be recording auditions from home, but also jobs. We are hosting a session with a local sound engineer to explain what it means to be studio ready and share resources for how to record a professional job at home.
Also, for the working pros, we’ve noticed a vocal delivery trend in response to our times: a calm and reassuring tone, especially in commercial work. It can be a difficult balance to express empathy without sounding sappy or inauthentic. We are offering a two-hour workshop with a working voice actor who is seeing this trend in her auditions, to help you stay current.
The links and descriptions of to these two classes are below:
In addition to the above two classes, Sally will begin offering a free 20m Vocal Workout for the Speaking Voice over Zoom every Wednesday morning at 9am PDT. Let’s keep our voices conditioned and strengthened while we are indoors and communicating through our computer screens. The workout starts this Wednesday, April 1st. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
We are all in this together, and we at Voice One are working to keep you supported, encouraged, and current in this complex time. And although we miss seeing you in person, we can’t wait to see you and hear you in the near future.
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