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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...

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...

Welcome! (or WHY another voiceover blog)

Welcome! (or WHY another voiceover blog)

Picture the scene: I’m at home recording a voiceover for a brand new product that has already received a lot of interest as part of its Kickstarter campaign.  The product is specialist, though anyone could use it and it offers a number of health benefits.  The client (yeah, I even have clients now) has worked hard on the script and I manage to nail it on the first submitted take for a very healthy fee. The campaign is grounded in meticulous research, but the tone is humorous and fun.  And perhaps necessarily so, because...