23 episodes

Welcome to The Voiceover Hour Podcast, the leading podcast for the voiceover industry.
Each week we go behind the scenes with top industry leaders to find out how successful industry professionals achieve their goals. We will speak with top voiceover professionals, agents, casting directors and more about following your dreams. It’s time to not just live your life but to follow your dreams. Our host is Rachael Naylor, Founder and Director of The VoiceOver Network as well as an experienced voiceover artists. Subscribe so that you never miss an episode.

The Voiceover Hour Podcast The VoiceOver Network

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to The Voiceover Hour Podcast, the leading podcast for the voiceover industry.
Each week we go behind the scenes with top industry leaders to find out how successful industry professionals achieve their goals. We will speak with top voiceover professionals, agents, casting directors and more about following your dreams. It’s time to not just live your life but to follow your dreams. Our host is Rachael Naylor, Founder and Director of The VoiceOver Network as well as an experienced voiceover artists. Subscribe so that you never miss an episode.

    An Innovating Journey of Excellence

    An Innovating Journey of Excellence

    Are you ready to take your voiceover career to the next level?
    The Voiceover Network is an organisation for voiceover professionals providing voiceover training, webinars, The Buzz magazine, support, networking events and an amazing VO community.
    If you are thinking of getting into voiceover work or if you already work in this area and just want to know what’s going on in the industry – then this podcast is for you.
    In today’s podcast, we talk to Marc Guss who is a co-founder at ACM Voiceover Talent. As agent and vice-president for over a decade at WME, Marc has represented A-list celebrity and branded talent while negotiating deals for the most sought after voices in the world. Marc set up ACM to garner the highest level of opportunities for his clients and he has caused ripples throughout the industry with his talent-centred approach.
    In this podcast, we learn about the management model in the entertainment industry and see the industry from the viewpoint of an agent. Marc discusses the best way to represent talent in this day and age and we talk about how technology trends have affected the industry overall.
    Marc believes this is the best time to be in voiceover as there have never been more opportunities for voiceover artists or more areas of entertainment to work in. We talk about the casting process and how it has changed over time now that actors are able to audition from home and the impact that has had on discovering new talent.
    Our host is Rachael Naylor, founder and director of The Voiceover Network as well as an experienced voiceover artist.
    Thanks to our Sponsors: Hindenburg, Studiospares Imperative Audio, Black Cat Music Studiobricks, Audient and Sennheiser.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Podcast, Approach and Stepping up your Game with Elaine Clark

    Podcast, Approach and Stepping up your Game with Elaine Clark

    Are you ready to take your voiceover career to the next level?
    The Voiceover Network is an organisation for voiceover professionals providing voiceover training, webinars, The Buzz magazine, support, networking events and an amazing VO community.
    If you are thinking of getting into voiceover work or if you already work in this area and just want to know what’s going on in the industry – then this podcast is for you.
    In today’s podcast, we talk to Elaine Clark who is a pioneer in the voiceover industry with 40-years of experience in all areas of VO as an actor, director, teacher, producer, coach, business entrepreneur, casting director, audio engineer and writer.  
    Elaine is the author of There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is and Voice-Overs for Podcasting and the creator of two voice and diction apps, Activate Your Voice and Adding Melody to Your Voice. She is also the host of the speech communication podcast, Real Talking Tips.  
    Elaine generously shares her comprehensive background and experience with us and she tells us about her unique ‘Making it Mine’ system for connecting to characters which encourage actors to get out of their heads and into their bodies so they trust and commit to their performances.
    Elaine tells us about her background in advertising and how it affected her approach to voiceover. We look at how the industry has changed over the years and we discuss the pitfalls, problems and people Elaine has come across whilst building her VO business. Elaine tells us about her personal approach to problem-solving which has helped her to resolve difficulties by turning seemingly negative issues into positive outcomes.
    Our host is Rachael Naylor, founder and director of The Voiceover Network as well as an experienced voiceover artist.
    Thanks to our Sponsors: Hindenburg, Studiospares Imperative Audio, Black Cat Music Studiobricks, Audient and Sennheiser.
    Follow us on instagram.com/the_voiceover_network/
    Follow us on facebook.com/TheVoiceOverNetworkOfficial
    Follow us on twitter.com/NetworkVO
    Follow us on linkedin.com/company/the-voiceover-network-ltd/

    • 33 min
    Auditions 101 with Tina Morasco

    Auditions 101 with Tina Morasco

    Are you ready to take your voiceover career to the next level?
    The Voiceover Network is an organisation for voiceover professionals providing voiceover training, webinars, The Buzz magazine, support, networking events and an amazing VO community.
    If you are thinking of getting into voiceover work or if you already work in this area and just want to know what’s going on in the industry – then this podcast is for you.
    In today’s podcast we talk to Tina Morasco who is a casting director at Sound and Fury in LA as well as being a coach, actor and a voiceover artist. Tina is passionate about sharing her experience from both sides of the mic and has a proven track record of discovering new talent and mentoring them into becoming working VO professionals.
     
    Tina talks us through the whole casting process – from pitch to production – and shares with us just how much time and effort goes into creating casting scripts. Each word is carefully chosen to give the actors as much information about the character as they can and she strongly advises closely following the direction given in each script. Having worked as an actor Tina knows just how much care goes into each audition and that is why she listens to every single one  - even if she has thousands!
    Tina suggests that voice actors use their own experiences when auditioning and she believes an authentic read will always hit home, no matter how many voiceover techniques it incorporates. Tina points out some common misconceptions when it comes to reading scripts and she gives us some great advice to overcome these mistakes and to make auditions that hit the mark every time.  Tina gives us some great tips for making auditions stand out and she tells us what the reads that are booking right now have in common.
    Our host is Rachael Naylor, founder and director of The Voiceover Network as well as an experienced voiceover artist.
    Thanks to our Sponsors: Hindenburg, Studiospares Imperative Audio, Black Cat Music Studiobricks, Audient and Sennheiser.
    Follow us on instagram.com/the_voiceover_network/
    Follow us on facebook.com/TheVoiceOverNetworkOfficial
    Follow us on twitter.com/NetworkVO
    Follow us on linkedin.com/company/the-voiceover-network-ltd/

    • 41 min
    It’s All Just Acting with Kate Caldwell

    It’s All Just Acting with Kate Caldwell

    Are you ready to take your voiceover career to the next level?
    The Voiceover Network is an organisation for voiceover professionals providing voiceover training, webinars, The Buzz magazine, support, networking events and an amazing VO community.
    If you are thinking of getting into voiceover work or if you already work in this area and just want to know what’s going on in the industry – then this podcast is for you.
    In today’s podcast we talk to Kate Caldwell who is an incredibly successful and talented casting director. Her credits include films such as Hercules, Blades of Glory, Unbelievable, Krampus, Cloverfield, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3 and popular TV series such as Kingdom and Sleepy Hollow. Kate has worked on both sides of the pond and is currently based in Bristol.
    We talk about changes in the industry in recent years and discuss how technology has made everything so much easier. The pandemic has had a positive impact in some ways for Kate who can now work remotely from Bristol – whereas previously UK casting directors had to be based in London.
    We talk about the audition process and find out that casting directors have to audition for their jobs too! For Kate the best part of casting is being able to work with the actors in person at the auditions. She thinks it is great that actors can send in self tapes but she feels that this process can be very difficult because it means they’re auditioning in a vacuum.
    Kate talks us through the casting process from script to screen and she shares with us what she looks for when casting for the screen versus casting for a voiceover. Kate believes it is important to be able to make strong character choices and to commit to those choices in an audition so that the director can get an understanding of your work. We discuss the importance of continued training, no matter what age you are.
    Our host is Rachael Naylor, founder and director of The Voiceover Network as well as an experienced voiceover artist.
    Thanks to our Sponsors: Hindenburg, Studiospares Imperative Audio, Black Cat Music Studiobricks, Audient and Sennheiser.
    Follow us on instagram.com/the_voiceover_network/
    Follow us on facebook.com/TheVoiceOverNetworkOfficial
    Follow us on twitter.com/NetworkVO
    Follow us on linkedin.com/company/the-voiceover-network-ltd/

    • 42 min
    Casting, Anime and Exploring Your Performance with Rawly Pickens

    Casting, Anime and Exploring Your Performance with Rawly Pickens

    Are you ready to take your voiceover career to the next level?
    The Voiceover Network is an organisation for voiceover professionals providing voiceover training, webinars, The Buzz magazine, support, networking events and an amazing VO community.
    If you are thinking of getting into voiceover work or if you already work in this area and just want to know what’s going on in the industry – then this podcast is for you.
    In today’s podcast we talk to Rawly Pickens who is an established audio engineer, dialogue editor, voice director, voice actor and casting director with a huge list of credits under his belt including Dragon Ball Z, Bedevilled and more recently Moriarty the Patriot featuring our very own Rachael Naylor.
    Rawly outlines the differences between anime and video game productions and he relays the importance of acting and sight reading skills for both genres. He talks us through the casting process for an anime project - from writing the sides (the excerpts from a script that actors are given to learn for an audition) to listening to the auditions and choosing the callbacks. We also discuss what an actor can do to make an audition really stand out.
    Rawly proclaims that the anime world is exploding and the current climate reminds him of the indie film boom of the 1990s. He tells us why more people in the industry are using home studios to record remotely and how networking is now more important than ever before.
    Our host is Rachael Naylor, founder and director of The Voiceover Network as well as an experienced voiceover artist.
    Thanks to our Sponsors: Hindenburg, Studiospares Imperative Audio, Black Cat Music Studiobricks, Audient and Sennheiser.
    Follow us on instagram.com/the_voiceover_network/
    Follow us on facebook.com/TheVoiceOverNetworkOfficial
    Follow us on twitter.com/NetworkVO
    Follow us on linkedin.com/company/the-voiceover-network-ltd/

    • 49 min
    This Mean Business with Julie Williams

    This Mean Business with Julie Williams

    Are you ready to take your voiceover career to the next level?
    The Voiceover Network is an organisation for voiceover professionals providing voiceover training, webinars, The Buzz magazine, support, networking events and an amazing VO community.
    If you are thinking of getting into voiceover work or if you already work in this area and just want to know what’s going on in the industry – then this podcast is for you.
    In today’s podcast, we talk to Julie Williams who is a well established voice over artist who has a long and illustrious list of clients including Pizza Hut, Pampers, Coca-Cola and Disney World to name but a few. She is also a highly sought after audiobook narrator with many titles to her credit. She is an acclaimed voiceover coach and has taught at many of the top VO conferences.
    Julie started in radio and discovered she could make money on the side by voicing commercials. She did radio for 38 years and had millions of regular listeners. She has now been doing voiceover work for almost 50 years! She tells us how starting out in radio, which has a particular style of commercial read, can hamper your career unless your mind is open to making the transition to learning a new craft. Julie tells us how she is a big fan of continually training, no matter what stage of your career you are at, as she believes voiceover is not a talent: it is a skill.
    Julie believes that when it comes to voiceover, commitment can take you there if you are willing to work on building your skills. She believes it is important to have goals in order to stay motivated, and she shares her strategies for setting specific and focused goals that are task orientated rather than results orientated. Julie has a wonderful attitude towards auditions which means she never feels rejection and she shares this positive approach with us. She also gives us some great advice when it comes to producing your demo.
    We also talk about the business side of voiceover, and Julie shares her recipe for success with us: she believes that no matter how talented you are you need to treat your VO career as a business. Julie believes it is crucial to understand the difference between an investment and an expense when it comes to your business.  She has some great tips for organizing the business side of things, particularly when it comes to finances - she has an unusual approach to invoicing clients which could save you time and money.
    We hope you enjoyed this podcast. Throughout the podcast Julie shares some coaching advice and if you’d like to get in touch with her you can contact her at julie@voice-overs.com
    Our host is Rachael Naylor, founder and director of The Voiceover Network as well as an experienced voiceover artist.
    Thanks to our Sponsors: Hindenburg, Studiospares Imperative Audio, Black Cat Music Studiobricks, Audient and Sennheiser.
    Follow us on instagram.com/the_voiceover_network/
    Follow us on facebook.com/TheVoiceOverNetworkOfficial
    Follow us on twitter.com/NetworkVO
    Follow us on linkedin.com/company/the-voiceover-network-ltd/

    • 38 min

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