Auditions Review

If you’ve been on a workshop, one thing they usually recommend is to self-assess your performance and see how you can improve.  Voice Over acting is no different and on the recent Showreel course, they provided a research page with resources to learn from, including TV ads and other artists’ demos. To date, for my … Read More

Cantata Pansophical

Fan collaboration on an epic level Vox Machina: An Exandrian Musical  – Album Artwork by Pumpkin Queen and Angela McCain Last year I was involved in a very ambitious project that combined two of my favourite things; singing and roleplaying.  Critical Role has become an online phenomenon, with a ‘bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors’ playing … Read More

Learning from others at Showreel

Last weekend I went to London to try and further my voiceover career.  So far I have been learning by auditioning for jobs as well as reading resources online. Voices.com provides opportunities but you are competing against many other artists and do not get feedback if they go for someone else.  Fiverr is an online … Read More

The Wisdom of Nancy Wolfson

Nancy Wolfson.  Image from IMDB I recently found a YouTube clip of Nancy Wolfson coaching voiceover and thought it was really insightful, so I was delighted to find there were more clips available courtesy of her YouTube channel and one or two participants of her workshops. They’ve been inspiring me in terms of my thinking … Read More

Engage and Sound Credible

Useful tips from Voices.com So what type of voice is needed to earn money from voice over?  I decided to look at a source that should know; Voices.com links many, many clients with voice talent through their online platform.  As part of this service, they have provided online resources that can prove useful to beginners … Read More

Back to Basics

So, after a year of creating vocals online for songs, characters and presentations, I thought it was time to take a look at the many ways I could do things better.  I had recently paid up to a 1 year premium package with Voices.com, a site that acts as an online job market for clients … Read More

40 Voices Challenge #12

Old Man #2 – Young and Old An unexpected song! This poem was written by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).  It actually appeared at the end of Chapter 2 of Kingsley’s novel, The Water Babies.  You can tell that it is sung by someone elderly describing how things are to one much younger.  As one reader commented, … Read More

40 Voices Challenge #11

Middle-aged Man #2 – The Land of Counterpane This poem was written by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The poem is short and speaks for itself of an child’s imagination running wild whilst laying sick in bed. It is such a personal, touching poem, that I decided to make this a challenge by attempting the author’s own … Read More

40 Voices Challenge #10

Young Man #2 – Lazy Jack This is a fable collected by James Halliwell Orchard Phillips.  It came from Yorkshire, and so for this challenge I’ve decided to narrate with a yorkshire accent.  See what you think about Jack.  I’m not sure ‘lazy’ is quite the word for him. The Yorkshire Accent:In preparing for this … Read More