Category: Journal

The Art of StoryTelling in Voiceover

The Art of StoryTelling in Voiceover

“We want real people, not actors.” It’s something we hear almost every time we audition, particularly in the commercial world, but also across the board, from animation to video games. But we know that claim isn’t necessarily true. They want actors. So, what does it really mean? Whoever’s stating this seems to want a performer who doesn’t […]

What Do You Know?

What Do You Know? Write What You Know

Writers love to give each other advice. (Hello.) Unfortunately, that advice too often sounds, especially on social media, like rules and edicts and restraints. And while there are “rules,” most advice falls into the “your mileage may vary” category. After all, if there were one proven way to generate a successful script every time, this […]

What kind of voiceover Jobs are Out there? – Part Two

What kind of voiceover Jobs are Out there? – Part Two

Last month in this column, we focused on voiceover categories that are more agent-driven. This month, we’ll focus on voiceover possibilities that are driven by you. More often than not, these are auditions and jobs that do not come through agents, so it’s a chance for you to build a portfolio and make some money. Let’s recap […]

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

Time has been more elastic than usual during the pandemic. While some months seemed interminable, others have rushed by in a dizzying blur. Suddenly, here we are, facing the end of a year it seemed was going to be endless. Now, by tradition, rote, or peer pressure, many of us are taking stock of what […]

What kind of voiceover Jobs are Out there? – Part one

What kind of voiceover Jobs are Out there? – Part one

I’m often asked, “What kind of voiceovers are there?” We probably all know a bit more about voiceovers than was once the case, but as we become more comfortable with this niche part of the business, you must understand there are different categories for voice actors. They range from commercials and animation to video games, […]

WHY AM I WRITING?

WHY AM I WRITING?

How often have you looked at the words on your computer screen – or worse, just the cursor on your empty computer screen – and thought, “Why am I writing?” How often have you despaired as a plot fell apart, a character refused to cooperate with you, or the emotion leaked from a scene, and […]

The Three Thirds of Generating Good Ideas

The Three Thirds of Generating Good Ideas

You’ve experienced it: The Battle for Good, Original Ideas – which usually don’t present themselves easily. Whether going at it alone or with a creative team, somehow, you’ve got to get the best ideas possible. There’s a process you have to go through to do so, and no matter how good you are, that process is difficult. Without […]