Since I started this voice-over blog in May of 2005, I’ve been trying to find as many other folks who blog about voice-over as I can. One such blog I found the other day is called MCM Voices Voiceover Blog. It’s written by a voice talent named Mary C. McKitrick.
As I was reading some of her recent posts, I saw one that I thought especially worth your time. Mary comments about something I’ve posted about a few times, competition. In her case she’s writing specifically about competition for animation roles. I hope you’ll read the whole thing, but here’s the key point:
Voice actors grumble a lot about the celebrity craze. Celebrities get the big parts in the animated feature films and the â€œrealâ€ voice actors get Townspersons 1-20. I donâ€™t exactly think that celebrities are taking roles away from me. These are not huge numbers of roles, compared to what else is out there in the universe of roles. Plus, Iâ€™m not yet so well established as a character voice actor that I can think that way, and even if I were, it would still be a losing battle. The movie moguls want celebrities, theyâ€™re going to hire â€˜em and thereâ€™s nothing anybody can do about it.
Very well put, Mary. And as I said, the entire post is well worth your time.
And when you’re done with that post, don’t miss what Mary has written here, driving the point home even more clearly. I’ve walked that same path Mary, and don’t regret giving those recommendations. That’s why there are a number of links here on the left to other male voice-over talents.
By the way, if you know of someone else blogging about voice-over, leave a link in a comment here or email me a link.