As a self employed professional voice over artist with a busy production schedule having unscheduled downtime is NEVER a good thing – can I get a witness!?! I am responsible for two things – maintaining good vocal health and my equipment. I am blessed to be healthy and haven’t had a cold or any throat issues for as long as I can remember. Equipment is another story. Like so many other folks, I rely on technology and the BIG 3 [...]
Since going full time in VO in 2012 I have researched and watched countless YouTube videos on the go-to industry mics for male voice over artists and had my sights on this mic for awhile now. I finally got one and just unboxed and hooked up my Sennheiser MKH416 microphone and sharing my observations and also my first quick VO project as well.
Always learning, growing and stepping out of my comfort zone. Being interviewed for a half hour podcast without a script is a scary thing for a guy used to sitting in a padded room reading other people’s messages. Nonetheless, I agreed to do it and had fun – thanks Robert Plank! In the interview I share my thoughts about my voiceover business, marketing, the importance of learning and giving back. Glad if it helps someone! 002: Freelancing, Hustling, Networking, and [...]
“Hi, my name is Troy, I’m a voice over artist and this social media marketing thing can really suck the productivity out of my day” – – – that’s your cue to say “Hi Troy…” in your most empathetic way! As one VO client liked to tell me – “can you do that again, but really make me feel you.” Thanks, I feel the love. So while a few are still paying attention and not opening a new window to check their feeds/notifications/posts, etc… I run [...]
As a professional voice over artist the tendency can be to crank out the product and move on – that’s how you get paid after all. To quote a famous sidekick (if he were to reference voice overs) “You no speak into mic and you no get paid”. I firmly believe if you don’t listen to the client’s needs and have a full understanding of the content, the delivery style and know who your target audience is – then you [...]