What Voice Actors Are Doing Wrong:
Creative Teams Report 'Pet Peeves'
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By Edge Studio Staff
Voice Over Training and Production
Knowing what NOT to do - and not doing it - can increase your chance of being the star.
We recently polled many of the top creative teams, and asked what pet peeves they had with voice over artists. Their answers fall into seven categories of what to avoid.
1. BEING BOSSY
The most common pet peeve was about voice over artists who try to do jobs other than their own. For example,
Many creative teams were bothered by voice over artists who did not invoice their services correctly. For example,
Another common pet peeve is with voice over artists who do not see the project's big picture, and therefore do not read accordingly. For example,
Often, producers complained about voice over artists not giving their all - losing energy and concentration throughout the recording process.
5. BUMBLING DIRECTIONS
Many creative teams noted problems with voice over artists not following direction, or just taking too long to "get it."
6. LACKING SKILLS
Producers often noted disliking when they need to tell the voice over artist how to do their job. For instance,
Finally, a large complaint was about voice over artists who think they know everything.
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