I am sure that if you are reading this blog, you are interested in voice over, maybe as a hobby, or you would like to pursue it as a career, maybe you are an actor who wants more ‘strings to your bow’.
Well, I would like to help you on your way, first the good news…….. there are so many opportunities to use your voice, from ‘on hold’ messages for phone systems, to explainer videos for ‘You Tube’ and of course, radio and TV commercials.
However, where do you start? Well, there are lots of great courses out there like www.voiceovermasterclass.com run by Gary Terzza who is a continuity announcer and voice over at Channel 4, who runs VO workshops and helps people put together a showreel and gives some great insights into the world of voice over.
Before you put your hand in your pocket and shell out your hard earned cash, what should you do to see if you are cut out for this crazy but fun business?
The first thing you should do is listen to everything, the ads on radio and TV, and when you are ‘on hold’, waiting to pay your gas bill, have a listen to the person who is telling you about what services they offer, you can start practising and get a feel of what your happy doing.
If you feel that you could do better, then why not give it a go? it does take a little investment but it is fun and worth while and you can make some cash as well.
If you don’t live in London and would like to try your hand at voice overs you can always give us a call on 07973 690257 to book a taster session.
Our studio is in Bournemouth Dorset a ten minute taxi ride from Bournemouth station or bus from the station.