Category Archives: Voice Over Articles

Best practices for flawless self-direction

  Best practices for flawless self-direction By Susan Berkley Years ago voice talent could count on the luxury of having a booth director—someone to listen and shape their reads in auditions. Today that luxury is almost non- existent. When you record from your home studio, you’re on your own. Beginning talent tell me they feel…

Do you know this trick for recording voice overs at home?

  Do you know this trick for recording voice overs at home? By Susan Berkley Many newcomers to voice over don’t understand the difference between sound proofing and sound isolation. A sound proof room is resistant to the passage of sound. A completely sound proof recording space can be expensive and difficult to achieve in…

Voice Over on Vacation: 3 Great Recording Tips

  Voice Over on Vacation: 3 Great Recording Tips By Susan Berkley As a voice over artist, you’ve got to be ready to audition and respond to clients’ needs at a moments notice. You can always book yourself out during vacations and let people know you’ll be unavailable, but many people prefer to bring their…

Is this common mistake killing your chances for voice over success?

  Is this common mistake killing your chances for voice over success? By Susan Berkley In my students lately I’ve observed an issue you may never have thought of that could be holding you back from the voice over success you deserve. In fact it’s one of the root causes of the problem I call…

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…