Talent and Training vs Tools
I’ve seen way too many newbies to the world of Voice Acting ask the following questions:
- “Which microphone should I buy?”
- “Do I need ISDN?”
- “What’s the best porta-booth?”
- “How can I make my first VO demo?”
- “Who knows a good agency looking for new talent?”
First things first: Know the capabilities and limits of your own talents.
Second things second: Get the training need to fully utilize all your skills.
Before you spend a dime on tools, booths, mics, mixers, demos, etc… Put in the work needed to be an excellent Voice Actor. Theatre. Improv. Singing. Coaches, classes and even conferences.
Many people find that the answers to many questions will reveal themselves if you’re on the right path.
Shortcuts are extremely rare. Take the time to build a solid foundation and you’ll greatly increase your odds of success.
Measure Twice, Cut Once.
PS: here are all the answers…
- The one that works best for your voice and space.
- Pillow fort, or rental car.
- Hire a pro… Only when you’re ready.
- All agencies want new talent, if you have something they need.
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com
Great article, and spot on advice. Especially about pillow forts.
Thanks – glad you liked it… plus, pillow forts are fun!