Covering audition technique basics, you and your coach will quickly identify which voiceover genres are most relevant for you to audition in (e.g. commercial, audiobook, animation, documentary, corporate, eLearning). It’s always important to align your interests and capabilities with your pursuits in the VO marketplace. That’s a key part of the Edge Studio coaching curriculum. Together, you’ll:
- Determine which voice acting auditions will be most relevant for you
- Learn to identify which genres might have less competition
- Ultimately select the auditions you have the best chance of booking
Then using actual audition scripts, your coach will work with you on groundwork techniques.
- Find out which of your vocal attributes will likely attract casting teams, and which ones will likely turn them off
- Review performance techniques that help blend the client’s direction with your authentic, natural voice.
- Learn how to insert personality into your recording, while still adhering to the client’s direction
- Focus a lot on the first few seconds of your audition, since casting teams move quickly through submissions and make quick decisions based on ‘first impression’
- Work on 4 key components that voice actors use to win auditions: Pacing, connecting words, emphasizing the right words, and using the appropriate emotion
- Work on variety for multiple quality takes
It is SO important to have this insight before you begin auditioning. The industry is full of talent who make performing and technical mistakes that instantly brand them as less than fully professional, simply because they didn’t know.
Even if you have experience in a related field (say theater acting, corporate presentation, singing, disc jockeying, comedy, improv, reciting poetry, even the debate club), it can cause you to overestimate what you think you know. This session will fill in your knowledge gaps, and help you go on to greater auditioning success!