Another guest appearance!
Last week I was interviewed by a dear college friend who has her own podcast which focuses on "the power of arts in education". I had a wonderful time! When the episode goes live I'll post it here.
"Don’t focus on numbers; focus on culture. The numbers will come." - Tom
Spending time with my old friend and reminiscing about my college days got me thinking about my theater training vs. my voiceover training. Did they complement each other? Contradict each other?
The first thing I'll say is that I got a massive amount of theater training but it was about 30 years ago. The other thing I'll say is that I got far less voiceover training but it was much more recent. Does that matter? Honestly I'm not sure.
What I do know is that I use bits & pieces of both my theater training and voiceover training almost every day. Most of the time I don't even realize it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not using my Stanislavski training to break down my voiceover scripts, but I'll put it to you this way.
In theater, often you have weeks or even months to build your character. In voiceover, sometimes you have as little as a few seconds. Most of the time you are playing you anyway, but getting in touch with an authentic you can be a challenge, hence your theater training can help you catalyze the process.
Tip Of the Week
You can't rely solely on theater training to be an effective voice actor
You can't rely solely on voiceover training to be an effective voice actor, either
Acting training will make you a better voice actor
Improv training will make you an even better voice actor
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