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We all have to start somewhere. Knowing what steps to take and when can be confusing. Voice acting is not easy. It has the added element of the actor acquiring technical skills in recording, editing and the delivery of sound files. Fortunately for those just starting out, voice actors are some of the most generous and helpful people I have ever come across. Believe me, if I could learn it, you can learn it. It just takes time, patience and commitment. Here is a list of some of my favorites in hope that they are as helpful to you as they were for me.
One of the things you will need to decide is what area of voice over you will focus on. Take classes because you may be surprised that what you thought you’d go into isn’t what you are strongest at, or simply don’t enjoy. And you won’t know until you experience it. I thought for sure I would go into audio books, but soon learned it wasn’t for me. Find out which area you enjoy and naturally excel at, because narrowing down your focus is very important to your success. Find your niche and you will get where you want to go quicker. Included below are people who’s expertise is in technical, video game acting, commercials, promo, podcasts, audio books and more.
Youtube is a treasure trove of free coaching and helpful tips to get you started. But learn from those who truly work in the business and have the wisdom from experience. When you are making enough money to take a class or hire a coach, you will have a sense of who you might want to learn more from based on their area of expertise, focus and teaching style.
There are tons of Facebook groups. I list those that really over deliver with really helpful advice and free content.
Books and tools to help you become a better actor/artist/voice actor/creative soul. These spoke to me, maybe you will find pearls in them too.