One summer I wrote a blog about the problems we voiceovers have with the heat in our booths, but today it’s the opposite problem. After a very mild New Year, today saw a few flakes of snow outside my window. A quick walk confirmed that it was indeed absolutely freezing! My voice booth also justContinue reading “The hot and cold of it”
A question which has been debated many times in recent years! AI voices used to be clunky and robotic. Voice actors weren’t worried. Now they are becoming more sophisticated, more realistic, more authentic. For the client who wants a cheap, quick vocal to go over a video – why pay a voice actor to makeContinue reading “Will AI affect the future of voiceover?”
Many voice over artists spend a lot of editing time silencing the breaths from their work – and indeed some types of job may require this – but if you learn to breathe instinctively and quietly you won’t have those big breathy bumps on your waveform. Natural breaths should blend into voiceover unnoticed – andContinue reading “Breathing for voice work”
Singing regularly is a fantastic way to improve your speaking voice and the advantages for voice actors shouldn’t be underestimated! Speaking and singing require good control of the breath, the vocal folds and the muscles of articulation. Exercising your voice doesn’t have to be about set vocal warmups. Singing along to whatever comes on theContinue reading “How singing can improve your voiceover”
Ask anyone to list the most important things for a successful voiceover artist, and most people will put voice and a professional mic near the top. Clearly these are great assets, but there is one thing that’s even more important – your recording space. There are indeed some “industry standard” mics, but if your spaceContinue reading “Why a great mic plus a great voice don’t equal a great recording”
Pricing for voiceovers can seem like a bit of a minefield to both voice actors and clients alike. In the same way that a dozen different types of coffee can have a dozen different price points, so can seemingly similar voice jobs. You’re still getting a cup of coffee at the end of the day,Continue reading “The cost of hiring a voiceover”
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