I’ve written previously a number of times about some of the gems of wisdom posted at the VO-BB.com from UK voiceover talent Philip Banks. A comment from Philip posted today in a thread called Be better tomorrow than you were today is so good that I want to highlight it here, since it’s buried in this thread that runs to 3 pages.
Voice Overs are pre-occupied with their sound, their approach and more than ever with the technology. Voice over actors (that can be by training or inclination) tend to look beyond the mic, pop shield, chest rumble, pipes and 10db extra on the top end.
The approach of the voice Over actor is what do I do for this not what does this do for me. That is better for the production.
A liitle while ago I saw a movie trailer, it was the Voice over’s first pro movie trailer. I don’t remember the movie, the title, the plot or anything else because the approach was not the Voice Over Actor approach, the trailer was all about him and his sound. We’re about 12 months on from this epic production and this voice has not done another movie trailer.
I think to get the best out of a voice over career you need straight A’s for having good ….
Get straight A’s and you’ll do very well indeed in your voiceover career.