COVID-19 has been a major hazard for all of us, in
both our personal and professional lanes.
Not being able to hang out with your friends and family is already hard enough, but imagine not being able to work and earn enough money for food and hygiene products that we need oh, so much during the pandemic. Not all jobs can be performed by working from home.
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.
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.
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.
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
Before you start
you will need a microphone attached to your computer, preparing yourself for
the narration of the script. Decide
whether to record the voice-over one slide at a time or record the voice-over for
the entire presentation.
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.
You probably have heard
about iMovie. It is a video-editing
software created by Apple Inc., in which you can create and edit your very own
videos, along with audios and recordings into them. It counts
with the function for you add your own voice to any part of the video
that you wish.
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.