Can Voice Actors Work From Home?

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You can definitely work from home as a voice actor, all you need is your own little studio or  other necessary equipment to start working from your own comfort zone. Voice-over acting is evolving and there are  lots of agencies, businesses and recruiters willing to accommodate voice talent. You don’t need to be a famous actor to get a voice-over acting job and you don’t even need to go to an office or studio to get the job done when you can do so right from the comfort of your home.

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Do Voice-Over Actors Need Agents

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Voice-over acting has become much more than what it used to be ten years ago, it is now a career path which everyone is eager to venture into. Gone are those days voice-over acting was just for radio drama or advertisement, in this digital time,  voice-over acting has become very important especially in areas like e-learning, audiobook, advertising, and corporate trade.

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What Is Voiceover Acting?

What Is Voiceover Acting?

Voice-over acting is gradually becoming a popular career path, many years back voice-over acting was unknown and unpopular. However, it is beginning to gain true recognition as performance art and lots of popularly known & ambitious actors are venturing into it. Voice-over acting is no longer what it used to be 10 years ago, it is not just an art for just radio drama and commercial, Voice-over is now used for audiobooks, corporate trading, and even e-learning and there is now a growing need for voice-over actors.

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What is voice-over work?

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Voice-over is a production technique also called “off-stage commentary” in which a voice that is not part of the storyline is used in TV production, filmmaking, theatre, radio or other types of media. The voice-over is read from a script and may perhaps be articulated by someone who performs somewhere else in the production or by a specialist voice talent (voice actor).  

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How To Get Into Voice-Over Work

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Voice acting is actually a very promising career, especially considering the great variety of possible clients and gigs, the flexible work hours, and the ability to work from a remote location. Besides, it’s sort of glamorous to hear your own voice on TV or films.  It’s true that it is not for everyone since it is kind of a big thing to have a smooth, attractive voice on the job, but if you count on this asset, then you are already in a good way to become a great voice actor/actress.  

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How to become a voice actor

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Practice 

Reading things out loud is always a good method since it is something you will do a whole lot in this new career that you’re starting. It doesn’t really matter what you read, let it be books, magazines, or news articles as long as you do read them out loud on a regular basis to get more comfortable with the whole thing. Remember that reading out loud is not as easy as it sounds and it actually requires a lot of energy, along with the proper breathing from your part, in order to perform it correctly. Try to practice this at least 30 minutes a day, all the while paying close attention to your tone and diction. If you feel like it, try changing the sound of your voice as you read for a greater challenge. 

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