Voice Acting Jobs
Do you have an exquisite voice quality? Are you capable of changing the tone of your voice without difficulty? Does anyone ever told you that your voice is mesmerizing? If you answered yes to all of these questions then start contemplating about your career path and explore voice acting jobs.
What are Voice Acting Jobs?
The talented voices behind feature films, radio programs, animated films, video games, some television programs, and voice overs on amusement parks are all product of voice acting jobs.
The people working on voice acting jobs are called voice actors/actresses, voice talent, or voice artists. Aside from dubbing, one of their skills also include singing. Voice talents use different devices for recording which is played back by a computer.
Voice acting jobs requires a lot of talent since actors are depending only on the intonation of their voice to make a believable acting scene.
Preparation for voice acting jobs starts the same way for other acting professions. The first thing every aspiring voice talents should know is mastering the craft itself starting out with community theaters, school productions, or by hiring a private voice acting coach.
Since voice actors rely on their voice to produce realistic story, it is important that they embody and internalize the characters well. This is they reason why some voice actors mime actions of their characters during recording which usually happens in animated films.
There are courses that specialize in voice acting which also includes copy writing and script interpretation. Graduating form these courses is an extra when applying to voice acting jobs.
Since voice actors are unseen, you may wan’t to create a signature voice so listeners will easily remember you. And in each recording, make sure that you give the best voice you can. Accents are also a plus, so start practicing different accents you encountered – French, British, Australian, etc.
You can also read books or visit websites that offers tips in how to become a talented voice actor.
The more you practice the more chances you have in landing voice acting jobs. It’s better to start first on local level, this will give you experiences that will train and improve your existing talent. Work as a disk jockey, or ask your local television production for any available voice acting jobs. You can also start by making promotional announcements in malls or grocery shops. If you have more experiences as a local voice talent, it will be easier for you to make voice acting careers on professional level.
On the day of audition,make sure that you are ready. You should have a prepared script that will showcase your different voice skills to impress everyone. Listen very carefully to the instruction being given to you. You will be given few minutes to practice in a soundproof booth.
If you want to go for big career opportunities, then explore the big cities. They offer lots of voice acting jobs for aspiring voice actors that pays well compared to salaries on local level.