Last week was a great voice-over week for me! This week is a slow VO week for me. And so goes my journey as a professional voice actor.
It seems that there are fits and spurts in any performing career and I am okay with that. The thing that I am finding keeps my momentum going is doing voice over things in the background when I am not recording for a paying gig or auditioning for a paying gig.
What are these magical and mysterious background tasks? Marketing (and everything I do publicly or online regarding my VO is marketing my voice), writing this blog, participating in webinars and/or coaching, or straight up taking an acting class.
I am doing three of those background items today (go me!). I am: starting yet another acting class tonight (and should be working on my monologue for said class, but am not…naughty girl.); about to jump onto a webinar about auditioning immediately after finishing this blog post; and, most obviously, writing this blog to promote my VO services via sharing my VO journey with the world.
Webinars are awesome and there are plenty of free ones through Gravy for the Brain, especially if you are a member (which I am!). There are also workouts voice-over artists can pay to take part in with other VOs and coaches through entities such as GVAA (again, if you’re a member). And some coaches, like Gabrielle Nistico (whom I have not worked with yet, but I am counting the days until I get the chance), offer low cost webinar-like/workout-like live sessions that offer some awesome information and help build your VO craft.
These have proven to all be great resources and productive ways to spend my time professionally and constructively when not actually working on a paid VO job.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? How do you workout your voiceover muscles between gigs?