You go out you audition and you get rejected, rejected, rejected. You’re a voice actor and you’re doomed!! No you’re not! You can totally handle the rejection if you give yourself some appreciation. What works for me? I have a calendar where I keep track of when I do voiceover jobs. But, ALSO when I […]
How do you sound more casual in your voiceover? Lose control. Are you holding on to sounding perfect? If so, try to let it go, it’s just words. Let them flow. Are you using long-winter pitches that go up for a long period of time or down? Casual is short, it’s playful. It’s not flat, […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuV8oN7j18E When Blue Star Connection asked me to voice their latest promotion materials, I jumped at the opportunity! My love of voice acting and wish to help make the world a better place came together on this one. As a voice over coach, I spend a lot of time helping others achieve their voice over […]
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There are many ways to bring in income using your voice! Of course, voice over and podcasts are just a few options. You can also host live events, make music, teach others and narrate audiobooks (to name a few). Go out and express yourself. Here’s to sharing your voice with the world! https://www.youtube.com/shorts/B2XyXLJ5Hdc
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJlRAeQOZHE The million dollar question. How much should I charge as a voice actor? It’s important to understand how rates are determined. Typically usage drives rates in vo. This means that WHERE the voice over will be heard and HOW LONG IT WILL AIR…matters. Now, I realize that in today’s pay-to-play world…..meaning websites where […]
Women in Film and Media Colorado! “Breaking into Voice Over”. Teaching and sharing. That’s what it’s all about! Thanks for having me @wifmco and @coloradofilmschool #voiceover #voiceactor #voicecoach #voicecoaching #film “
Some of the highest paying voice over work can be found in voicing commercials. What does a voice actor need to know to be good at commercials? Watch this video to find out!
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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 […]