Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry, and also host interesting interviews with guests.
10 Ways Voiceover Improves Your Overall Acting Ability
To earn a living as a working talent, there’s no question of the value and importance of expanding your professional skills beyond a single medium, such as strictly stage, or solely on-camera—especially today! One of the best ways to diversify your skills is by committing yourself to mastering voiceover. In fact, you may be surprised […]
How Coachable Are You?
Here’s a question you need to honestly ask yourself: How coachable are you? It’s fair to assume you’re about as coachable as you are ‘direct-able’. If you can’t be directed, it unlikely you’ll play well with others either. And acting, even voice acting, is often a team sport. You want to please yourself, but only […]
Defining the ‘Conversational’ Voiceover Read
Listen to Actors’ SOUND ADVICE co-founders, coaches, and seasoned voiceover demo producers, Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss one of the most elusive and sought-after performance styles in the voiceover business.
If It’s Meant To Be
There’s a common misconception in our culture that states if a road proves too difficult then maybe “it wasn’t meant to be.” Instead, I happen to think the opposite might actually be true. If you are on the right path, then you’re likely to face far more opposition than you ever may have imagined. I […]
What Makes You Stand Out as a Voice Over
At first, you might think voiceover is all about the ability to parrot famous stars,create cartoony characters at a moments notice, and authentically mimic anyaccent under the sun. And while these skills are certainly useful to us as actorsand might beasked of us from time to time, it may surprise you to learn thatthey’re not […]
How to Expand Your Comfort Zone & Build Agility as a Voiceover
Discover some of the best-kept industry secrets that will help you develop the most sought-after skills in the voiceover business. Learn what producers, directors and casting professionals need, want and expect from you as a professional voiceover talent that no one else will likely impart to you!
The title's not just a pun
This is a superb source for all-too-rare common sense from a real pro in the voiceover business. McClanaghan applies the wisdom gained from her many successes, AND some painful lessons learned, from a truly epic voiceover career. Jeff Finney, whose background seems to include more of the technical end, also throws his expertise into the mix. This podcast ranges from quick tips on making a performance come alive, to the complex and rapidly-changing business of being a voice performer. My only quibble- it'd be awesome for this to be a 30 minute weekly cast, but it's pretty clear that these two are too busy doing voiceover to spend that much time in a podcast. Whether you've got concerns about your marketing, or are just trying to determine how to ready yourself for an audition, this is the only podcast you need.
Amazingly good and offers real world, practical tips. VO includes such a wide range of specialities. You may enjoy some episodes more than others.
The Pat Fraley episode is pure gold.
Great, great instruction, I wish more actual examples...
These are some of the most helpful podcasts for Voice Over I've found... so many of the podcasts introduce great topics, but they don't usually demonstrate the problem or demonstrate the improvement. So, give an example of muscle memory recordings followed by a more agile audition. Just my 2 cents.