With thanks to my friend Liz de Nesnera for posting a link to this article on the VO-BB, there’s an excellent piece on the Digital Juice site by Viv T. Beason, Jr. about the technology shift that’s been going on for some time now in our culture. While his article is mostly for the video production crowd, not surprising given the focus at Digital Juice, there’s a solid application in the voiceover field.
Today, just about anyone with a few dollars to spare, and some desire, and set up shop as a voiceover talent. With USB microphones and free audio editing software, the cost of entry is very low. But, Viv points out that just as we’ve seen in the desktop publishing arena, so we’re now seeing in the video production (or, I’d add, the voiceover) arena.
Those who can produce truly high quality work are ever more in demand. So, if you want to get work in the voiceover field, I wish you well. Truly I do. And I hope you’ll find lots of ideas and resources here at the Voiceover Boblog and many other sites on the Internet to help you along your way. But, please, get some professional training. Learn your craft. Aim for excellence. Learn how to get there.
Because the alternative is going to be disappointment, at best.