So many of us got into this crazy business of voice-acting from the crazy business of radio. Hey, we’ve been cutting spots for the clients every day in our radio jobs…surely there’s better money in this when you’re working for yourself, right?
There are so many things fundamentally wrong with that approach to VO that it’s beyond the scope of this blog, but in Nancy Wolfson’s 8th tip in our mini-video series: HOW TO SOUND REAL AND NAIL THE SALE, you’ll find that some of the powerful voice techniques you brought to those radio spots might actually have a place in your voice portfolio.
In “Make Room for Volume in Radio”, Wolfson’s admonitions are short ‘n’ sweet.
You can also watch from this link: http://www.braintracksaudio.com/soundreal/8.html
Now…I’m not going to draw this out to be more than it is, but Wolfson has the sublime talent of making a profound observation sound obvious without making YOU feel stoopid. In Wolfson’s approach to acting for advertising (totally different than acting for stage, screen, TV, or even HS musicals), you’d better get used to deciding in the first 3 seconds whether you’ve got a sheet of radio copy vs. TV copy in your hands. Once you’re decided on that…THEN you can move on to the 126 analytical tools she’ll be providing you in HOW TO SOUND REAL AND NAIL THE SALE.
You could make the argument that today’s tip is pretty obvious, and then assume you aren’t getting much from the entire Wolfson video offering, but you’d be wrong Bosco. Nancy Wolfson may not be the only VO coach in Rome, but in this arena, no one has trained the Gladiators better. I can’t imagine a better value for your dollar other than engaging Wolfson for her personal training. Get details on the whole video here: HOW TO SOUND REAL AND NAIL THE SALE.
Next week: Men: How to Relax Your Voice for an Audition