New Voice Actors. You have to be Self Motivated.

I get some people that come to me and ask repeatedly.

“Can you give me some voice over tips?  What did YOU do to get started?”  Well… guys… I’m going to tell you right now that I did not ever ask this question to any other voice actor since I started voice overs as a hobby back in the middle of 2012.  I never went to any voice actor amateur or professional to deliberately ask them for tips.. you want to know why?

Because the internet was right in front of me.  Not only did I have a massive amount of tip videos right here on youtube already (I’ve even created some!).  But it’s just a matter of, I am noticing that a lot of you are not able to take any kind of real initiative yourselves.  You aren’t taking point and doing things YOURSELF.  In this business, if you expect someone to hold your hand.  You won’t make it.

This business is about motivation, passion, confidence.  It’s a business where if you don’t make things happen yourself by; going to classes, listening to or reading ALL resources available on the internet, DOING or performing the art of VO everyday, then you’re never going to get anywhere with it.  Sitting around with hopes and dreams, bothering me on facebook, or writing me irritating e-mails with questions that can be answered by ONE simple GOOGLE search, is not going to help anyone.  It shows me how much initiative, or drive you have to do things for ‘yourself’.  Now…  it’s okay to ask me questions when the questions actually have some weight to them and detail.  But coming to me, just to strike up conversation with, “What tips can you give me”.  I find it rude and careless.

If any of you are looking to take a step into the world of VO, be mindful of yourself.  Respect other people’s time and patience.  Take classes, learn from everything that MANY folks out there on the internet provide already.  VO Buzz Weekly.  Nancy Wolfson.  Bill Dewees.  Richard Horvitz.  There is no shortage of information here guys.

Take initiative first.  Ask questions later.

VOICE OVER RATES | VOICE OVER PRICING “What should you charge?”

The answer is… You should not charge too low!  What’s too low? Well…

In order to find all this out you have to go and do a few searches on GOOGLE about voice over rates and voice over price charts.  Do this on both UNION and NON-UNION and focus more heavily on getting your prices around UNION rates, if not more because as a NON-UNION talent, you don’t get health benefits, residuals, or retirement.

This video, as well as my previous video, cover the arguments on the voice over rate question and cover all the personal thoughts about it that you might have rumbling around in your head.  So take a listen.  Let me know your thoughts!!

Creepypasta | Short Scary Story | “TOUCH”

I used to voice a lot of scary stories.  I’ve been thinking about getting back into horror readings again.
But I’d love to know what you guys think.  Would you be interested in seeing (listening) to longer tales?

There are a few longer ones on my channel’s playlist if you’d like to hear some.  Let me know if you’d want to hear more scary stories!  Halloween is approaching!

Voices.com & Voices123 | PAY TO PLAY | VOICE OVER PRICES

Here’s my honest opinion on the subject of the PAY-TO-PLAY SITES.
When it comes to voice over and working voice talent that want to get paid through bidding, it’s okay!

But I think talents should be professional in their endeavors to work a voice over job.
Your voice recordings are valuable, your time, your efforts, are valuable.

Take yourself seriously in the voice over industry.
Get paid what you deserve, not what a lemonade stand would get paid.

Sonic X [Voice Acting] [Fandub]

Hey guys!  I just finished my first fandub ever!

I took out all the sound and rebuilt these scenes with Haylizbeth voicing Amy & Tails.
Myself as Sonic & Knuckles.
This was a good muscle work out for audio design and playing pretend.  I think I am starting to like fan dubbing for that reason alone!  It’s like an exercise routine!

Enjoy!