We all need a place to ruminate, share our thoughts, clear our minds and learn from each other. This is one of those places where I can do that and learn from the great insights of my fellow voice over friends and visitors from all walks of life.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda. Of these, the worst is "shoulda". Should have. Not "should of". (just had to get that off my grammarian's chest) Why? Because should is the past tense of "shall" and it means that something was possible in the past, or you had the ability to do...
Why you're reading this blog I don't know. By almost any measure of VO success, I've failed. I'm good at writing blogs, though. Maybe that's what I should do. Full-time writing. ...only That's even more challenging than voice-acting. ALL the freelance endeavours seem to be a challenge. So maybe...
The human emotion that’s older than dirt may be the one standing in the way of your voice over success.
GO THE DISTANCE. Remember that line from the movie Field of Dreams? It's even better than the ever-memorable “…if you build it, they will come…” Instead, the intent of that “distance” statement still ricochets in my head many years later. I find it especially germane to those with voice-over...
How can you know what’s waiting for you if you’re too busy to see ahead?
Is there no end to the discourteous request for feedback?
The disappearance of the VO middle class.
Are you playing a finite game, or an infinite game?
There IS a difference. A big one.
The short, but infinite space between actions where choices are made.