Hi I want to a voice actor for a video game or a TV show or something. Any tips on how I could get started?

First, understand that it is EXTREMELY competitive market. Everyone from celebrities to kids wants to be a voice actor. And like many other jobs – it requires skill and training. It’s voice ACTING. It’s not just having a "good voice" it’s about what you can do with that voice. Can you effectively communicate a message or emotion using just your voice? Can you bring a character alive with just your voice? Can you sustain the speaking style and attitude appropriate for a character that would make a script believable to those who listen? So acting classes are helpful to improve your performance skills.

And like other performance skills it takes practice – so practice all you can. When you’re ready you’ll need to make a demo reel – a recording demonstrating your skills. This is the main way you’re going to market your skills so it has to be good.

You may want to work on the technical skills as well. The trend is for voice actors to have their own studios so they can make their own demos, record their work and other things. (Paying for professional studio time can get expensive.)

Most jobs are found through a talent agent or by word-of-mouth, so networking is important. You could try calling area television and radio stations and ask about vocal work in their commercials. Start to talk to others in the industry and find out what you can.

If you’re a minor, your parents are going to have to help you. Here’s some more information:

http://www.bizparentz.org/thebizness/voiceoversforkids.html

2 Responses to “How to become a voice actor?”

  • Katrina Erikson says:

    First, understand that it is EXTREMELY competitive market. Everyone from celebrities to kids wants to be a voice actor. And like many other jobs – it requires skill and training. It’s voice ACTING. It’s not just having a "good voice" it’s about what you can do with that voice. Can you effectively communicate a message or emotion using just your voice? Can you bring a character alive with just your voice? Can you sustain the speaking style and attitude appropriate for a character that would make a script believable to those who listen? So acting classes are helpful to improve your performance skills.

    And like other performance skills it takes practice – so practice all you can. When you’re ready you’ll need to make a demo reel – a recording demonstrating your skills. This is the main way you’re going to market your skills so it has to be good.

    You may want to work on the technical skills as well. The trend is for voice actors to have their own studios so they can make their own demos, record their work and other things. (Paying for professional studio time can get expensive.)

    Most jobs are found through a talent agent or by word-of-mouth, so networking is important. You could try calling area television and radio stations and ask about vocal work in their commercials. Start to talk to others in the industry and find out what you can.

    If you’re a minor, your parents are going to have to help you. Here’s some more information:
    http://www.bizparentz.org/thebizness/voiceoversforkids.html
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  • Anastasia says:

    Drink lots of water. Do vocal exercises. Take some acting classes. Record yourself. Repeat.
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