Wannabeavoiceactor's Blog

April 21, 2010

Welcome to my Blog!

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 20:35

My name is Whitney Wyatt.  I became interested in Voice Acting a little while ago and started researching it by web and by visiting schools in person.  In just a few months, I made some great discoveries;

1.  The  people in the Voice Acting community are remarkably courteous and available to newcomers wishing to learn about their field; and in fact they have placed online thousands of hours worth of training videos and tens of thousands of posts and articles relating to Voice Acting  – all out there on the web, all available to the seeker for free.  Apparently done for no other reason than to assist other folks whom they do not even know, and most likely at the cost of many, many hours that might have been more profitably spent. Now there are also many fine products for sale from some of these people as well, absolutely nothing wrong with that,  and I would suggest that you help support them!

2.  There are zillions (scientifically speaking) of commercial sites out there that want to take your money and make you a crappy demo and don’t really have any interest in you, your education, or Voice Acting in general.

3.  There is no easy way to differentiate between the two sites without going to them all and checking them out.

So as I started this blog to chronicle my adventures in the Voice Acting world, I thought it might also be nice to try to put together a gathering of sites, blogs, articles, resources, etc. from people who are genuinely interested (and that is a surprisingly large number) in helping you navigate down the road to Voice Acting Nirvana.  If you have any suggestions for inclusion, post a comment or drop me a line at Whitsvoice(at)comcast.net

Thanks for stopping by — Hope you find something useful here.

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3 Comments »

  1. Amen re the tip to be careful… so very careful about where to spend your money. Three years in NY taught me the hard way that the people making money at The Business are generally making it off of actors who just really really really want to be successful and be able to quit their crappy ass day job. That said, I still give those people money, on occasion because I’m an actor who really really really wants to be successful and quit my crappy ass day job. But I’m veeeeeery selective about who gets my hard earned pesos these days. And, as your blog demonstrated, there is so much info available for free on the web. Not to take advantage of all of that is just plain silly. Or lazy. 🙂

    Comment by Jenn — April 28, 2010 @ 19:13

    • Sometimes it seems like there are more people out there Teaching Voice Overs than Doing them! That kind of begs the question: If they are so good at it — why are they teaching it and not doing it! Then of course you begin to think that they AREN”T that good at doing it, and then you begin to doubt what you are doing in the first place, and then you naturally go to Why am I HERE on Earth, and WHAT IS the meaning of life! And then you just go back to that job as an egg-sexer at the chicken factory and call it good. But there are actually people out there who are good at it and who like to teach it. That’s what I am trying to find! And don’t think that other way! It gives you gray hair!

      Comment by wannabeavoiceactor — April 28, 2010 @ 22:48

  2. There is certainly a high level of generosity in training available. But you definitely have to evaluate it and see what is worth your time and money. Especially when you’re taking time to learn for a career, you want to help, not hurt your voice over abilities. Always enjoy a well written voice over blog article

    Comment by tim — February 23, 2012 @ 16:56


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