Auditioning for voice over jobs can be daunting. Mission Audition can help! In this podcast, the team at Voices.com exposes what exactly makes a good (and not so good) voice over audition. In each episode, voice talent on Voices.com audition for a specific category of voice over job that we’ve posted, and a selection of reads are critiqued before the job is actually awarded! Packed with highlights of problem areas, and tips for solving them, Mission Audition will expand your knowledge of the way that clients hire, common pitfalls to avoid, and the extra touches you can add to ensure your auditions have the best chance of being the one that impresses the client. Our mission is to help you audition better!
Narrating Children’s Audiobooks with Joe Loesch
The way that voice actors record audiobooks has evolved over the years. When this episode’s guest first launched his career in voice over, everybody recorded from a studio while receiving live direction. Now, with decades of experience under his belt and a slew of awards to his name, our guest explains how home recording has […]
Performing Live Announcements with Melissa Moats
As a voice actor hailing from the convention capital of the United States, Melissa Moats has had the chance to rack up a lot of experience performing live announcements. While live events may have temporarily been put on hold, there are still plenty of opportunities to perform virtual live announcements: a genre of voice over […]
Finding Your Authentic Voice with Brian McKeever
Today’s listeners can sniff out an inauthentic voice from a mile away. Whether it’s a regional accent or a voice’s age, authenticity in a read will determine whether a vocal performance really sells an audience or just falls flat. In this week’s episode, Stephanie links up with voice actor and coach Brian McKeever to listen […]
Setting Yourself Apart with Amanda Sellers & Mike Schurko
Success in voice acting is all about setting yourself apart—whether it’s your audition standing out from other submissions, or your masterful delivery that billboards the name of a brand to distinguish it from the rest of the copy in a script. To produce more winning auditions, you have to learn how to juggle the client’s […]
Contemporary Car Commercials with Ron Allan
Automotive spots for radio and TV are a classic genre of voice over job. But as a voice actor performing a car commercial read today, how do you make a traditional topic fresh, and how can you use your voice to hone in on the specific target market the company aims to resonate with? In […]
Sounding Relatable with Amie Breedlove
Listeners often gravitate toward voices that they can form a connection with. That’s why more and more voice over casting directors are on the lookout for relatable reads. But sounding relatable to your audience doesn’t always come naturally: it takes a deliberate mix of enthusiasm, cool composure, and some careful script analysis. Who better, then, […]
Really enjoy this podcast and I found myself diving right into the tips and mistakes made within VO. Thanks!
I’ve listened to every episode and have been able to use the tips and tricks in my own practice. The most recent episode with Toby was so informative. I only wish I had this 3 months ago on my first disaster of a directed session!!
Keep up the helpful info.
BEST voice over show!
I learn incredibly valuable tips and skills with every single episode. So well produced. This is a “must listen!”