So you’ve had a unique voice your entire life and have been able to perfectly mimic many different celebrities throughout the years, and you’re wondering how you can put that to use and make a career of it. I assume that, since you’re reading this article on how to become a voice actor. In order to break into the voice acting business, though, you have to be prepared both physically and mentally. It’s going to require a lot of work, time and money. The good news is that if you invest those three things, and have the talent that is needed, you are well on your way to becoming a professional voice actor. So, how does one become a voice over artist?
There are lots of questions people have when considering a career in voice acting. Is it easy? What does a voice actor actually do? How do I get the required training? How do I get my name out there? So on and so forth. Well, the first step is to get as much acting experience as humanly possible. Take up a drama course at your local college. Do radio ads. Being involved with music doesn’t hurt, either. Experience is key, and the more of it you have, the better off you’ll be in the long run. Don’t turn any gig down because you think Mark Hauser it isn’t relevant – it is, and can help you tremendously. But why do regular acting if you want to do voice acting?
It’s simple. Voice acting is still acting – you have to convey the emotions that are being felt by your character. Have a great voice is important, yes, but the acting is the most important part of voice acting. So the more experience you have will be all the better. Even when you aren’t acting in a community show or whatever – practice. Practice makes perfect is the saying and it will help you nail the emotion needed to portray your characters true feelings, and you can establish new voices and styles for your self as well. Keep in mind that the more diverse your voices are the better your chances of being successful as a voice actor.
Other options for when you are taking part in a show or something of the sort is a voice/vocal coach. It may cost a bit of money but they will help you train your voice and keep you from damaging your vocal chords. Improv is a great way to hone your skills as you will just be bouncing ideas off other people and can create a unique style just by doing so. Getting good at improve can open the door to many opportunities down the road for you, as having the ability to spice up a script has it’s many advantages. There are also voice acting clubs everywhere that allow you to practice with other like minded individuals and receive positive feedback. They can also help you work on something that you may be doing wrong. Like I said, practice makes perfect