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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Take Your Shots!

If you've been following my blog, you know that I've been talking about my particular journey through the world of voice acting. Each individual charts their own course in life, and in the world of voice overs, this assessment is even more relevant. If you talk to ten voice actors, they will have ten different paths and pieces of advice for you. This can be a very good thing, because we can all learn from one another, and there may be an idea that you hadn't thought of that could help you in your journey. I hope that my journey will inspire and help other voice actors along the way to success.

So---that being said, what have I been up to lately? Well, you all know I built my own recording studio, which was a big project, but one I'm glad I undertook. Having the ability to record at home is a great advantage in this business. Many jobs are posted online through companies such as, and being able to audition for them opens up a whole new world of opportunities. I joined in October, and have been auditioning ever since. While I haven't gotten a job through them yet, each audition gives me an opportunity to hone my skills. I've had a few inquiries from producers, and I'm confident it's only a matter of time before one of them takes a shot with me. When that time comes, I plan on doing an outstanding job for them and building from there. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has a quote that I love, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." Words to live by in the voice-over world!

I continue to enjoy and build my resume doing local voice-over jobs in my hometown region. I've been fortunate to have done radio, television, corporate, educational, medical, documentary, and character voice-overs. Each job, done well, has led to more work. I am determined to take every shot that comes available. I won't make them all, but I'll never make them if I don't take them.

Voice acting is incredibly rewarding and tons of fun. Wherever you are on your journey, enjoy the moment, don't get discouraged, and take your shots!

Keep talking.