Consider this an intervention.
If you really want to become a Voice Actor, there’s one thing you absolutely, positively, must do…
In front of real people.
In a show.
With a script, director, rehearsals, and other actors.
Because you can fail.
It’s a risk you have to take if you really want to learn… to act.
“But wait!“, you say, “I have a videos on YouTube with lots of views… and my friends tell me I’m funny!”
That’s a “YouActor“.
Not a real actor.
How can you tell if you’re a “YouActor“?
You’re a “YouActor”
if you’ve never studied acting or performed live in a show.
…and you’ve posted any of the following on YouTube:
1) impressions of all your favorite cartoon characters
2) an amateur anime fan dub
3) a Shakespeare monologue
4) 37 accents in 60 seconds (bonus if they all sound similar)
5) a speech from your favorite fantasy film
6) any Disney song or character imitation
The above don’t get you any closer to becoming a real, working voice actor.
Just as telling a few jokes doesn’t make you a professional stand-up comedian.
So, consider this tough-love message.
I would love for you to succeed at voice acting.
But it’s going to take a lot of work.
… and you’re going to have to learn to act.
Now, put down the microphone.
Turn off the computer.
And head out in the real world.
I know it’s scary, but you can do it.
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com