Category Archives: Voice Over Articles

Are Audio Books in Your Future?

  A few years back I had the good fortune of hosting an audio book workshop with producer John McElroy and famed voice over audio book narrators Alan Sklar and George Guidall. Guidall had a great insight about the role of the narrator. He said he “sees himself as a “literary hermit crab that scuttles…

How to Avoid Annoying Mouth Noise

  How to Avoid Annoying Mouth Noise When Recording Voice Overs By Susan Berkley Clicks, pops and slurps. Mouth noise can be a real occupational hazard for voice over talents. Some producers will even stop hiring you if you can’t get the problem under control. Ouch! But never fear, there are many things you can…

In voice over does funny equal money?

  In voice over does funny equal money? By Susan Berkley A subscriber writes: “I have a strange voice I can do. It sounds like one of the munchkins or chipmunks. Everyone has been telling me for years to check into this kind of thing, but to be honest, I was too afraid of rejection and embarrassment….

Planning your voice over demo? Remember these 3 simple words to get the job done right.

  Planning your voice over demo? Remember these 3 simple words to get the job done right. By Susan Berkley Planning your voice over demo but feeling overwhelmed?What copy should you use? How do you produce a demo that will get you noticed? What do agents, producers and casting directors really want? Here’s how to start…To…

Mouth noise got you down?

  Mouth noise got you down? Clicks, pops, a hissing S—mouth noise is the bane of  all voice over talent. Sure, folk remedies like eating green apples and sipping teas and other potions can help, but now there are some technical fixes you can use to minimize, and maybe even eliminate the problem altogether. Try…