Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry, and also host interesting interviews with guests.
Managing Industry Expectations as a Voiceover
In the interest of managing your expectations about your acting and voiceover career, here are five common, initial assumptions many talent fall prey to that can and should be avoided…
Six Things You Should Know When Meeting With An Agent
Much like a really good first date, sitting down with a new agent can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Granted your date may appear stunning and very discriminating, and you may feel flat-out privileged to be out with them, but you want to be sure you’re both on the same page. If this relationship is […]
How To Study Commercials & TV to FEED YOUR VO READ
You have to study the medium you intend to work in if you hope to feed your imagination—which ultimately reflects in your performance. Lucky for us, today we’re able to view and study television, voiceover, film, and commercial work with greater ease than ever and from almost anywhere.
The Standards That Define Competitive Voiceover Demos
Listen to SOUND ADVICE founder & author of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voiceover, Kate McClanaghan, defines: The Two Distinctly Different Business Approaches to Voiceover The Standards That Define Professional Voiceover Demos Who We Create VO demos For In The First Place How Many Demos Do You Honestly Need As a Voiceover And a whole […]
How to Know When You Need to Update Your Voiceover Demos
Beyond your sparkling personality, dulcet vocal tones, and unlimited imagination—your voiceover demos are the most important tool you have to secure work in this business. They are the vehicle you’ll benefit from most to drive your career… provided they’re done right! So, how do you know when you need a new one?
What’s Muscle Memory Delivery?
Regardless of whether you’re delivering a take for an on-camera or voiceover performance, no one wants only a single delivery from you. Every take requires spontaneity, expression and subtle, yet discernable, variety—regardless of your skill level. So, what do you do? Discover: • The Goal of Every Take, Every Performance • How to Offer a […]
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.