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”
Several of you already know that I have a background in Nutritional Therapy and holistic practice, and I’ve been thinking about how my experience can be applied to the world of Voiceover. Today I’m going to share a simple recipe for a throat soother which has been a lifesaver for me and my voice. You know theContinue reading “Banish the throat gremlins”
I’ve never considered myself one for accents and impressions. I grew up with a mixed influence – starting life in a small, nicely spoken Buckinghamshire village before spending my most influential years at a somewhat less well-spoken school near Slough, yet still sounding slightly ‘posh’ at university in the Midlands. The majority of my voiceoverContinue reading “Surmounting the North-South accent divide”
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