All voiceover actors are life-long learners but are you a perpetual student? The former is great. The later can be a scary money pit. If you take classes to further your career and increase your revenue you’re doing it right. If you’re taking class after class after class and
- All voiceover coaches know at least a few students who never graduate – they just remain a student for a very long time and continue to take classes.
- Making the leap from student to working pro is an essential part of the voiceover learning process.
- Many people want to break free from this cycle but something is always holding them back from doing so. Usually, fear.
- Voice actors want to ‘get better’ before marketing or getting out into the work place. But you’re always getting better. So when is enough, enough?
- The voiceover industry is responsible for creating this fear.
We caution students not to seek jobs pre-maturely.
- Validation must come from your coach but also from within.
- There’s a lot of on-the-job learning in most every business.
- You can’t necessarily wait to graduate to a certain skill level before starting your voiceover business.
- Too many fledgling voice actors feel that they need to train with everyone and master all the genres before they can launch a career.
- Voiceover is made up of core-classes and specialties. You only need core classes to start.
- Being the voice for everything is a lofty and unnecessary goal.
- Ask yourself if you are learning a new skill-set or seeking validation for the skills you already possess.