Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry, and also host interesting interviews with guests.
Sound Man: Brian McKinney Interview Podcast
SOUND ADVICE founder, Kate McClanaghan, and Producer Jeff Finney sit down with professional Sound Man Brian McKinney and talk about his work on The League, how to be professional on set, the kiss of death for an actor, the importance of a vocal warm-up, the difference between scripted and unscripted television, and more!
How to Get Started in Voiceover
Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into the importance of:• How to get oriented with the VO Industry• Why training matters if you hope to succeed• Why a professionally produced demo matters• How to build your reputation• Keeping home recording simple but effective• […]
Acting is Empathy
Acting is empathy. The best performances are achieved by having a deep acceptance and understanding of the unique realities of the individual role, character, story, personae, or voice. This is precisely why the individual artist is so critical to the success of every production.
Why You Need to Lead with a Commercial Demo as a Voice-over
Understanding who you’ve created your demos to service most is typically overlooked by both seasoned and novice talent alike. Yet, it’s the endgame, and why this should be your primary focus from the very start. Certainly there are no absolutes in voiceover but there are a number of elements you should consider when first pursuing […]
If It’s Meant To Be
SOUND ADVICE coach, producer and founder, Kate McClanaghan, offers insight into your career as a voice actor, and how to make yourself accessible to the work and to those most likely to hire you as a professional voiceover talent and actor
What Does Conversational Mean?
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.
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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.