When most people think of acting they think of big screen movie stars, Broadway hits, or even Shakespeare in the park, all in which actors dress up in costume and sets are built. Although television, film and theater are the staples in the World of acting one less common form of acting is hitting the scene in New England, voice-over acting. Voice-over acting is classified as anything in which you hear the person’s voice but don’t have any idea who’s behind it.
Actors are constantly being rejected for not being pretty enough, tall enough or even young enough. An actor’s life is filled with rejections for a variety of reasons but with voice-over acting it doesn’t matter what you look like. A distinctive voice is like a great headshot it will lead you to work in radio, television, film and the internet.
You may not realize while you’re driving listening to the radio, surfing the web or watching cartoons you are being bombarded with voice-over actors. These actors are the ones who get that jingle stuck in your head, make you laugh while watching animation and sublimely sell you products. These voices are working actors, acting.
Staying connected to the New England entertainment scene and finding different ways to work can be fun and exciting. New England is witnessing a boom in productions all over the coast. Casting calls, classes and workshops are popping up every where from Maine to Hingham MA.
Voicecoaches.com is offering a $20, three hour workshop on August 12, 2009 at the Hingham Recreational Department. This workshop will give you a taste of something new in the World of acting. You will gain skills in speaking clearly and learning how to use a microphone properly.
Actors dream of being in the next feature film, so maybe it will be the next animated film. Getting involved in different aspects of acting might lead you to where you want to go. Just by trying something new.