This Week's Question:

A final and very thoughtful question from Michael Bentley - a second year student in the Theatre Creation and Performance program at Red Deer College in Alberta:

Michael:

What traits do you look for in someone, that make you want to work with them?

Tracey:

Generosity.

Curiosity.

Humility.

Playfulness.

Quiet confidence.

Experience.

Imagination.

Creativity.

Guidance.

Professionalism.

Patience.

A sense of humour.

Authenticity.

Compassion.

Spontaneity.

Smarts.

Sensitivity.

Reliability.

Consistency.

Gratitude.

 

I welcome your questions for future posts on Inside Voice. You can find my contact info on the Home page.

 

Until next time,

 

Tracey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Question

This week’s very creative question from Theatre student Michalel Bentley:

Michael:

How big a role does singing and music play in being a good voice actor?

Tracey:

Great question!

They are both great skills to bring to the process. Vocal dynamics, tone, cadence and phrasing are a big part of voice-over work. It’s all storytelling, no matter what kind of voice project you are working on and a musical ear can really help with that.

I have coached many musicians and singers who have become voice actors in the commercial and animation markets - not only singing theme & character songs for cartoons but voicing & singling the brand “musical stings” for major ad campaigns.

Feel free to share your questions about commercial voice-over for future posts on Inside Voice. You can find my contact info on the Home page.

 

Until next time,

 

Tracey

 

This Week's Question

This week, we have a great question for Inside Voice about representation from Michael Bentley - a second year student in the Theatre Creation and Performance program at Red Deer College. Take it away, Michael!

 

Michael:

In a voice-acting career, is an agent a must, or can you get by without one? If so, is it recommended to have different agents for voice and live action roles?

Tracey:

Many voice actors have home studios, and whether they work in the union or non-union market, their chances of booking a variety of work increase with a reputable, experienced voice agent submitting them (and their voice demo reels) for work.

In most major talent agencies with “programming” (film, TV/theatre) agents, there is a separate voice agent specifically geared to representing talent for narration, e-learning, e-books, promo, commercial and animation work.

I’ve had the same wonderful voice agent for 27 years and I have followed her to different agencies throughout that time. I have a separate agent for theatre, film and TV. That’s called split representation.

Most Canadian agencies represent talent where both of their agents are under the same agency roof.

I welcome your questions for future posts on Inside Voice. You can find my contact info on the Home page.

 

Until next time,

 

Tracey