Monthly Archives: August 2013

Acting is Key to Booking in Voiceover

So you can voice…can you act? The competition is fierce in the voiceover world. Just having a great voice is not enough. You’ve got to create believable characters in real situations.  You’ve got to know who you’re talking to and what’s happening. What are your objectives in a scene? What do you want from the other characters? Acting skills are essential in commercials, and even more so in animation.  In the gaming world, gamers want an action-packed experience; they want great stories but they also want to connect with the game’s characters. Take a look at the trailer for the June 2013 released PlayStation 3 hit “The Last of Us”.  This is a mini movie. Whether you like all the violence in it or not, it’s captivating. You want the main characters to succeed.  Here’s the link:

Let’s say you get the gig to play one of these characters.  You may not get the sides for a part until the day you get into the booth. You’ve got to be able to make some acting choices, and fast! Do you have the skills to do it?

As casting directors, more and more producers are asking us for voiceACTORS vs. voiceover talent.  That’s why we’ve designed a fantastic NEW class coming in September.  We are thrilled to have one of Vancouver’s top acting coaches, Jeb Beach at Soundswrite for a very special 2-day Acting for Voiceover Intensive.  Join us the weekend of Sept. 28th/29th. Jeb will help you take your career to the next level and teach you how to leave a lasting impression with casting directors. Get booking! Join us. Register online at or by calling 604-985-5532.  Space is limited. Book now!

*image courtesy of Stuart Miles/