Welcome to Girl’s Guide to Voiceover!

Girl’s Guide to Voiceover is a positive online community, created for women in the voice acting industry (although we welcome male readers too!). The Guide covers everything from microphone techinique to micropreneurship – with a whole lot more in between. Girl’s Guide to VO was created by the Voxy Ladies, and is intended to be a resource for encouragement, entertainment & education for everyone who visits our site. Reader contributions are welcome!

 


 

Christmas In July 3

Look! Up in the sky!! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?? IT’S JEFFREY THE SURFER REINDEER! It’s that time of year, the “most wonderful” time of the year when voice actors around the globe are gearing up to lend their voices to the Jeff Gelder’s Holiday Magic CD, a holiday recording to brighten the(…)

A VO LEGEND OF AWESOMENESS 3

Legend tells of a legendary voice actor whose voice acting skills were the stuff of legend. Meet Mick. Mick has voiced hundreds of commercials & has lent his voice to a multitude of animated characters. One of his most recognizable and recent roles is that of Po in the Kung Fu Panda video games and(…)

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22. 17

I recently taught a class on branding & marketing for voice actors and obviously we covered social media marketing. I’m a HUGE fan of Gary Vaynerchuk & before I taught this class I re-read his book Crush It. Of course I was completely inspired all over again & made sure to share one of my(…)

Motherhood: Being a Girl, and Making Voice work, work. 5

By Anna Parker-Naples British Voiceover Artist When Lisa Biggs approached me to write for A Girl’s Guide to Voice Acting, it got me thinking. Well, where for me, does being a girl, or rather a woman, come into it? What is it that makes this career work for me personally in relation to my gender?(…)

I Can Haz Agent? 2

Calling all voice talent!! Don’t let summer slow you down! Check out these amazing opportunities to strut your stuff for some of LA’s biggest talent agents & casting directors! These events are hosted by the one & only MaryLynn Wissner from Voices Voicecasting and are held at VoiceTrax West in Studio City, CA. Email: voicesvoicecasting@yahoo.com  for pricing(…)

Perceiving Possibility 7

I was chatting on the phone with Celia Siegel a few weeks ago & we were talking about perception when she happened to say the most unusual thing. She said, “I love traffic”. I’ll let you think about that for a minute. She went on the qualify her sentiment by saying, “When everybody’s cruising along at(…)

I Scream, You Scream… 2

We all scream for Voxy Lady, Diane Merritt!! Between cheering for her daughter’s lacrosse team, raising twin teenaged boys, and working full-time from her ISDN home studio–this week’s Voxy “Flavor of the Week”, Diane Merritt was kind enough to offer up her recipe for homemade Honey Lavender Ice Cream!  Be sure to follow Diane on Twitter here to let her(…)

Who Are You? 3

No matter how old you are or how much experience you have- in anything- you can always learn something. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to what other people say about you or your work. You might be surprised. I know I certainly was, many times over! On one of(…)

Robapalooza

Robapalooza 3

One Night Only! An evening with Emmy Award Winning voice actor, Rob Paulson WHAT: Intensive Voiceover Workshop WHEN: Friday, August 2nd / 5PM – 10PM WHERE: National Press Club / 529 14th St NW Washington D.C. Dinner will be served beforehand. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. For more information, or(…)

IN A WORLD- A movie about a female voiceover actor

IN A WORLD- A movie about a female voiceover actor 3

I was very excited to see this great movie trailer today and thought I would share it here.  As a professional voiceover actor, I was able to identify immediately with Bell’s character.  Here is the trailer along with a terrific short article and interview with Lake Bell: IN A WORLD- Trailer From the article: “I love(…)

Give it away, Give it away, Give it away now. 11

During a recent trip to NYC, I did some shopping.  A lot of shopping. One of the things I picked up was a gem of a book called, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be. I read most of it on the plane ride home & I’d like to(…)

Can I get a Shake with that Vocal Fry?

Can I get a Shake with that Vocal Fry? 3

I’m not really sure who Ke$ha is, but evidentially she’s one of the celebrity influences behind a budding linguistic trend. A recent study of young women in New York reveals that many are adopting a curious vocal pattern, called vocal fry, or glottalization, which is characterized by low creaky vibrations. Our friend and fellow voiceoverist,(…)