21 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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 11 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.

    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.
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    • 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
    Manage to Hustle Well with Alicyn Packard

    Manage to Hustle Well with Alicyn Packard

    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 voiceover 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.
    Our guest today is award-winning voice actor, comedian, musician and writer, Alicyn Packard. Alicyn's voice can be heard on many popular animated television series including NBC’s Poppy Cat and Space Racers and Cartoon Network’s The Tom and Jerry Show and The Mr Men Show where she voiced Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Naughty and Little Miss Whoops. Alicyn is perhaps most recognizable to video game enthusiasts for her role as the Female Blood Elf in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.
    We start by discussing how Alicyn got into the industry and discover that she always had a penchant for reading out loud. Her first voiceover job was an e-learning gig that was eight months long and by the time that finished, she was hooked! She tells us about the importance of the authentic read but she believes it is also crucial to be able to create character voices as they will bring you more audition opportunities. Alicyn goes on to share with us her inspiration when it comes to sourcing new character voices and it might just surprise you!
    When it comes to auditions, Alicyn has a specific routine for getting in the zone and she tells us what she does to get the energy pumping in the booth. Alicyn advocates the importance of investing wisely in your voiceover business as she believes that voice actors are the CEO of YOU.  Engaging in networking and developing social media skills are essential parts of being a successful voiceover artist today and Alicyn shares the strategies that she has used to bring results in this challenging area of the business.
    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

    • 34 min
    The Commercial Power Boost with Gina Mellotte

    The Commercial Power Boost with Gina Mellotte

    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 voiceover
    community.

    If you are thinking of getting in to 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.

    Today’s guest is Gina Mellotte who is one of the busiest and most
    heard UK voiceovers. She has worked as a live continuity
    announcer for many years, and has been the voice of God at the
    Baftas as well as working for television and radio stations such as
    MTV, the London Olympics, ITV, Channel 5, Asda, National
    Geographic and many more.

    When Gina was just starting out in voiceover someone in the
    industry told her she’d never make it. Big mistake! She tells us how she was determined to turn around that criticism and to prove them wrong! We discuss changes in the industry and the different career paths that can lead to voiceover work – not everyone has to start as an actor as Gina’s background in television production can testify. For Gina, sight-reading is one of the most important skills you can have as a voiceover artist and she gives us her tips on how to prepare for a job.

    Gina is an inspiring guest and she believes that if voiceover is for you, then you have to stick with it through the ups and downs. We talk about how changes in technology have affected the industry and she discusses the importance of promoting yourself and your voiceover business. Gina gives us her advice on how best to market yourself to achieve voiceover success in the industry today.

    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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    Follow us on instagram.com/the_voiceover_network
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

mr vego ,

The voice over hour podcast

Loving the podcasts , lots of insights into the voiceover world and tips to succeed.. Rachael’s conversational and informative interview style creates a great listen and brings out the best in her amazing guests ! I would thoroughly recommend this podcast for anyone interested in voiceover over and any related topics ....

Karis Pentecost - VO artist ,

The VO Hour podcast

Awesome. Often really tricky to get inside access to some of the leaders in our business but this podcast really closes that gap. Insightful, interesting and inspiring!

KatiefromLondon ,

Informative and entertaining!

Terrific in depth interviews with top industry players from the team behind The Voiceover Network. A must-listen for any voice talent.

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