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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- Voice-over training
- A demo tape
- A green apple
Take a class
Take a voice-over class; there’s a lot more to the field than having a pleasant voice. A good workshop will teach you the technical aspects of the business, like studio terminology and how to use the microphone correctly.
Practice reading out loud, and tape your practice sessions so you can see where you need improvement.
Seek out gigs doing voice-over work for indie or student films, where you probably won’t get paid but will get valuable experience and material for your demo.
Embrace your voice
Embrace your voice. If you have an accent, search for work that requires it.
Practice proper breathing. Don’t breathe from your chest—breathe deeply from your diaphragm.
When you’re not working, read, read, read. You’ll improve your vocabulary, which will make you seem more professional—producers don’t enjoy wasting time teaching artists proper pronunciation.
Make a demo
Make a short demo tape. Consider using software that enhances your voice by blocking out background noise.
Post your demo
Make a profile and post your demo on online voice markets like voices.com. Also, check out schools—some will let you post your demo online for a fee.
Find an agent
Do a mass mailing of your demo tape to agents who represent voice-over artists.
Follow up if you don’t receive a response in a few weeks. Persistence often pays off.