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A 'typical' day for a freelance VO?

A 'typical' day for a freelance VO?

Since making the jump to become a full time voiceover talent, the last few weeks have all been about finding the best way to utilise my time now I haven't the excuse of a day job to blame everything on.  Like most forms of self-employment, the importance of imposing a structure, however fluid, has become my main priority in the subsequent days.  Below is a rough example of a 'typical' day...

The customer is always right.  Even when they're wrong.

The customer is always right. Even when they're wrong.

Dealing with a wide variety of clients from many different countries, one of the exciting things about working as a voiceover artist is the range of material you get to voice.  Being sadly mono-lingual, all of my work is english speaking, but quite often there are unique challenges to be faced when dealing with customers who are trying to deliver a product in a second language...

Outside In or Inside Out

Outside In or Inside Out

As an actor, my approach to a role varies according to the character I'm playing, the type of script I'm working with, the medium and the creative team.  There is no 'one fit' solution.  My training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama always placed emphasis on the word 'Central'.  There was no one way to approach a role, but rather a huge number of techniques that could be drawn upon, a (central) synthesis or convergence of methodologies,  depending on both the objective requirements of a part and the subjective element of what the actor responded to on any given day...

A Novice's Experience: how much my home studio cost.

A Novice's Experience: how much my home studio cost.

So, this is a quick and honest overview of how I invested in my first home studio set up.

I’m not extolling this to be the best way of going about it as quite a lot of the stuff I mention here you may already have or be able to improvise more cheaply. This is more an example of how someone (relatively) internet savvy went about getting everything together on a limited budget...