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How to start a Voice Acting Career (vo demos, agents, auditions, more)


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  1. Mindy Bench Author

    Thanks a BUNCH Brizzy your Inspirational! I am already a member of voice 123 and I have had a few invites but I noticed that a lot of people have their demos with commercials with all the sound and everything .. is that something that I need to put together? I just need to know more information on how to put together my demo if you could get back to me on this or maybe even do a video on it that would be great! [email protected] … U ROCK!

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  2. Tu Ru Author

    Been considering this often. I have been playing around with my voice since forever and always enjoyed trying to copy certain characters, doing random characters or mimicking certain stereotypes. And making my friends laugh with my voice. But idk if it's just something funny for me to do…

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  3. Coreys Escapin' the Race Author

    Thank you for this video! I started trying to be a voice actor April of 2018, took some script reading lessons and then auditioned like crazy! I got cast for 8 free projects (after 100+ audtions, haha) and I loved voicing all the different characters! This is definitely where I belong without a doubt in my mind! I can see a few mistakes I've made looking back now after watching this video, and thank you again because I wouldn't have known unless someone said something. Since starting, I've switched from a Samson Laptop Condensor Mic to a Focusrite Scarlett Studio Kit, unfortunately I'm stuck using family computer in living room until I can afford a PC of my own. I want to move onto some paying jobs so I can save up some money but I feel stuck and I think it's because I need voice acting lessons or a voice coach. Would it be pre-mature to save up for a voice acting coach before I get the computer? Using the family computer, I seem to only get about 2 hours at most of quiet recording time between kids and apartment noises

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  4. Hail_Razor Th3rd Author

    When you were talking about the places to live to start voice acting I’m like OK OK then you said Dallas Texas and I’m like… I’m already living here

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  5. Andrew Hore Author

    Hi I really found your information very helpful, but I have to say your gesticulating is really annoying! And you don't need to do it, it doesn't make your video anymore interesting.
    Other than that the information was great.

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  6. Bryan Aguilar Author

    I have really been trying to do voice acting and this really has inspired me to begin going after that goal a little more aggressive thank you

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  7. Lethal Fumes Author

    I have yet to be able to properly practice changing my voice to impersonate or “voice act”, but I really wanna learn how to. Sadly I have trouble speaking confidently in front of others, but maybe that issue will dissolve once I learn how to use my voice!

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  8. Promis QS Panda Author

    This was the best youtube recommend video ever. Nah i am not going into voice acting but at least i have a good idea on how to start. Lol

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  9. Dane Reid Author

    I am an exxperienced professional voice actor and have to say that this is one of the best videos on getting started in VO I have ever seen.

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  10. mrdicknavis Author

    Thank you for the video! I've wanted to voice actor for a while, but just wasn't sure how to go about starting 😁 I have singing, dancing, and acting experience and I can make almost any sound I hear. If you know of any resources in Houston, TX I am all ears! Once again, thank you so much for the insight!!

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  11. Andrea Parsneau Author

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your first tip being “it’s acting.” It is and many people don’t realize that. I heard it from a friend “Having a pretty voice in voice over is like having pretty legs as a runner. It will get you some attention for a while but eventually people are going to want someone who can run. Make sure you are a runner.” 🙂

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  12. Mas Baim Author

    I'am Indonesian Male Voice Over …. Sucess to VO Talent in the world. With voice let's color the world.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlcD2MIojAU

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  13. Blentastic Author

    Would love to get into voice acting. I've voiced a big role in a published video game but I'm finding it difficult to continue to further work. I work a full time job which doesn't help.

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  14. Zachary Carrasco Author

    So i have a blue yeti mic with a foam tip that im sure would be enough, but do you think down the road i would need to get a non usb mic in the future? Also thank you very much this video was very insightful!

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  15. Jmyster the god Author

    This is really helping me because I'm trying to make roleplays and some animated series on channel but I wasn't sure how I really should go about things so thanks

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  16. Allen Cunningham Author

    I have a BlueYeti mic and I can't get it to sound anything like the Youtubers who have used it in videos. I've know idea what I'm doing wrong, I've tried doing it in the closet and even installed some cheap sound panels but minimal improvement. I'd love to make this work as I don't want to shell out the money for the condenser mics knowing my experience will be just as lousy. I don't expect anything amazing but someone that is tolerable for a podcast or low budget voice acting would be nice.

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  17. Artsy-Chan Author

    I’m set in being a voice actor as of now and really want to go into it! Butttt I really need choir (which at the moment my school refuses to give me yay~) and I’m taking vocal lessons soon! And want to do the school play so yeah I’m set on this and really want to go into voice acting!

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  18. Layne Littlefield Author

    I've been considering voice acting as a career for a couple years now and have done some research online. What would be a good exercise to determining whether my voice is appropriate for this line of work? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!

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  19. Hot Chocolate Fitness Author

    I used to act when I was younger but I’ve been thinking getting back into it. I’ve done impressions for awhile but I didn’t think I would be good for voice over.this video and your energy has made me decide to at least try. Thank you

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  20. Alexander Luthor Author

    I would love you to hear some of my work, great advice…. Actually do an old style radio comedy Drama Chad: A fallout 76 Story I play Chad
    https://www.facebook.com/fallout76podcast/videos/3451242198234994/

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  21. Anita Lauer Author

    Thank you! This is the most informative thing I’ve seen on the internet! The rest of it is full of people who want money that I don’t have! You deserve every success you’ve experienced and your willingness to share what you have learned is wonderful and amazing!

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  22. Jeff Feller Author

    I just did a booth test last week. Not sure if it will go anywhere but I’m 100% interesting in the audition tips. Love this video. It was very informative. Thank you!!!

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  23. Lemon Froggy Author

    i dont want voice acting to be my career but i do want to learn it (its kinda a dream of mine) the only problem is i have a lisp with my s's and sound absolutely horrible :'( im 14 and still get made fun of when i talk and i hate hate hate it. everything i say sounds stupid and i honestly want to voice act so bad.

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  24. Lou L Author

    Subscribed. Thumbs up. Hey Brizzy I've tinkered with the idea for voice acting.
    I might give it a whirl.My puss in boots is almost as good to be proud of and I might be pretty good candidate for spiderman.Your video inspired me to give it a try.
    Thanks 😎

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  25. Rapt0r 27 Author

    I’m a freshman in college as a computer engineer major. I did theatre all through high school. I would love to have a career in any kind of acting, be it stage, film, or voice. More content of little inside tips from within the industry would be fantastic! Thank you!

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  26. Chad Curry Author

    I've been interested in voice acting and doing impressions since I was about 3 or 4 Now I'm up to and over 175 voices. I don't have them all written down, but I noted some of the tips in this video. I'm sure they'll come in handy. If it helps you to know (even though it was about 4 years ago I auditioned for a part using a Mexican accent which was something I'd NEVER done. But out of 40 people I ended up in the top 10. Out of the top 10 I ended up being the ACE PICK (#1). I was so happy but they wanted us to pay an extra 400 or 4000 can't remember which to get into the program. This was to be a star on Disney or other programming.

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  27. Watjalukinat Author

    I don't know how I got here…

    But while I'm here, the biggest turn off to me to any acting is being goofy, looking goofy, or just thinking that you are one of the above.

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  28. Leilani Halverson Author

    Your advice is good for anybody that wants to do voice acting and encouraging, and this is some advice that i need to know about doing and have this to get involved in voice acting, I'm Leilani and want to have a voice acting career and so your advice is great.

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