https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kS0vEZawOk When approaching talent agencies, keep the following things in mind: Talent agent rosters are often full. Find a way to fill a niche they need. Voices that are relevant in today’s marketplace have a better shot at getting an agent. Be sure you are prepared and ready when you approach talent agencies. Ready. Aim. […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGqxH5UNQFQ Developing voice over characters for animation? Follow these 4-steps to bring your characters to life! Follow the director’s notes Create a backstory for your characters Create vocal traits that match your characters Have fun!
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What makes a good voice over? As one of the experts for Voices.com I will be answering this question next week. This got me thinking….. What specifically makes one VO better than another? Well, it’s the Secret Sauce. Similar to a tasty bbq, key ingredients make it extra mmm’ mmm’ good. The fact is, if […]
Want to LAND auditions and keep ‘em coming back for more? Check out this webinar I did for Voices.com. It’s full of practical and SPECIFIC tools to make it happen! There are two things needed for success as a voice actor. They are: Mastery of Tools Acting Skills It’s easy to wonder why ‘that other voice’ […]
Ode to the drama! The tragedy and comedy! The highs and lows! Voice acting isn’t always Shakespeare and Pulp Fiction… It is an ART in communication. You as a voice actor MUST move your listener emotionally. That’s name of the game. If you don’t, you risk sounding like you’re simply reading. The result is an unmoved and […]
Webinar Hosted by Voices.com with eLearning Expert & Voice Acting Coach Rachel Alena. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00p EST Available to all current Voices.com premium members https://www.voices.com/webinars Event Description Voice over actress and coach Rachel Alena has worked with some of the most respected companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble, Old Navy & […]
Another Voices.com webinar featuring voice over coach and expert voice talent Rachel Alena! As an expert in eLearning voice over, Rachel and the Voices.com team evaluate talent and provide feedback. Hear what the clients hear in this Voices.com webinar!
Join business expert Wendy Vaughan in this podcast about how to grow a voice over business with voice talent Rachel Alena! Wendy and Rachel dive into the voice over industry and how to overcome adversity to achieve voice over success.
In this podcast Matt Sodnicar and voice over coach Rachel Alena break down voice over do’s and don’ts. Voice talent Rachel Alena provides characters and voices as examples of voice over acting technique.
How do I get a talent agent? Here’s something that you should know. Talent agencies want you. They need you, in fact! Talent agencies often accept submissions from many different types of VO voice styles. What are they looking for? 1. To fill in their roster. Most talent agencies already have a roster of talent. Certain voice role categories […]
I know. You read it online. A VOICE TALENT MUST HAVE A NICHE! Well, I don’t always agree. Here’s why…. 100% True story… Last month, I met a newbie voice talent and we chatted. Here is how the conversation went down: VO Newbie: “I’m so excited! My goal is to become a full time voice […]
Say it sisters & brothers! Verbal Communication As a voice actor, it’s my job is to be an EXPERT at verbal communication. That’s right! A master at chatting. The queen of lip flapping. A maestro of spending my days talking to anyone who will listen! Another way of saying it? It’s my job to be […]
Three pigs and one person? Voice overs for animation. As the voice of the interactive children’s app, The Three Little Pigs, by Irene Deev, I had to be four different people! Or, should I say three different pigs and one person? To do this, I asked myself some questions. Things such as, “What makes each pig unique?” “How is […]
Sound smoother than the other guy! Expert voice talent & coach Rachel Alena provides tips on how to achieve better ‘rhythm & flow’. “I just love this voice talent’s voice.” OR “I could listen to her all day long.” Do YOU want them to say that about YOU? If you do, here’s a hint… Work on your rhythm […]
Voice talent Rachel Alena talks about the importance of branding your business. Do you specialize in cleaning horses or houses? Customer: ‘Why sir? What do you do?’ Business Owner: ‘As a matter of fact, I clean things.’ Customer: ‘Most excellent! Please proceed. Clean my horse!’ House. Horse. Does it matter? When you’re not branding yourself, […]
Voice Talent Rachel Alena talks shop about microphone basics… I was at a party this past Labor Day weekend watching a friend’s band play. Being the voice talent that I am, I was chit chatting along with a good friend until I heard my name called. The bass playing/singer in the band asked me to come up. […]
X-ray vision? Soaring through the air? Voice care. I can hear it already. ‘I’m not a singer or a voice talent. Why do I need to worry about voice care?’ Please allow me to share with you Margie’s story: Margie came to me this past April. She is a teacher and an amazing woman, really. At the […]
Voice Acting? Here’s little history…. Back in the early 90’s, I was working at the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles and working as a session singer. I sang songs for writers to pitch to major recording artists. At that time, it was extremely difficult to break into the voice acting biz. Only […]
Good voice actors don’t just read words. They strive to reach out and touch the audience! As a voice acting coach, I’m often asked…what makes a narration pop? My answer? Listen up voice actors…it’s all about connection! Connect to just one person who feels like you are talking to them. If you can accomplish this, then you’ve […]
Voice over coach Rachel Alena and Boulder Writing Studio Present…. Voice Over Boot Camp (click here to sign up!) Find your voice! Voice over training to learn the essentials of the voice-over industry in this 4-week immersion with professional voice acting coach and national voice talent Rachel Alena. Designed for absolute beginners and those looking to […]
You’re a new voice talent. A client called. They want YOU to narrate as a voice talent for them! The catch? It’s in their studio.
Voice talent and voice acting coach Rachel Alena talks about being: A Problem Solver Welcome to your new job description. This morning, I took some time off to visit my step-dad. He is in a rehab center about an hour away from my recording studio. I had some time to think during the drive. Prior […]
About Being An Audiobook Narrator As a voice acting coach, I’m often asked the following question. How is being an audiobook narrator different from other types of voice over work? To answer this question, we need to think about the goal of the writer. Depending on the type of job you are doing, as a voice […]
Happy 2017! Did you feel it too? Ready for 2016 to be over? As a little celebration, I’ve comprised a list of my top 5 reasons why 2017 might just be a little kinder to us all. COUNTDOWN! 5. We finally get to meet Ben Affleck’s brother Casey. The Best Actor front-runner for Manchester by the Sea has been living in his brother’s […]
A few months ago, I received a call from a client who asked if I’d consider narrating a video game that he was creating. I said, ‘Sure. Tell me about it.’ He told me he’d spent the last nine months working on it. He’d registered as a developer, found programmers and started coding. He had […]
Where is the Largest Market for Wireless Audio Devices? North America The 2nd Largest Market? Asia Pacific. china japan and India are top major markets. Growth predictions? These markets are expected to double by the year 2021 What exactly is an audio device? A device that uses wireless technology to play different types of audio […]
Viewers retain 95% of the information they view in a video while they typically only retain 10% of what they read in plain text. A compelling 1-minute video can explain your client’s company, product and message better than a full page of text!