Quirky Voices Presents

101 MADIVA PODCAST - CREATING A VOICE ACTOR'S FIVE YEAR PLAN

September 16, 2018 Season 1 Episode 1
Quirky Voices Presents
101 MADIVA PODCAST - CREATING A VOICE ACTOR'S FIVE YEAR PLAN
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Quirky Voices Presents
101 MADIVA PODCAST - CREATING A VOICE ACTOR'S FIVE YEAR PLAN
Sep 16, 2018 Season 1 Episode 1
Sarah Golding
VOICE ACTORS ASSEMBLE! GET ORGANISED AND CREATE YOUR VOICE ACTING FIVE YEAR PLAN. (Get pens.)(I love pens)
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Sarah gets you finding your favourite highlighters and creating your AD Voice Acting FIVE YEAR PLAN. Yeah ok, I've seen the meme - some of you can't even see past Friday but! It's worth having a sort and a tidy and a LONGER TERM plan. When do you want to sort your headshots? Demo reel? Research websites? Get on social media? And just what podcasts should you be listening to? Join this character actress audio drama loving podhost to get your acting self organised and up and at em. Get sorted. Start pro. Get Pens...ah gwan. Feel FREE to Share your 5 year plans on MADIVA PODCAST FB Pages or tweet us @QuirkyVoices or @SarahofGolding We would LOVE to hear from you.....

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Speaker 1:
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[inaudible].
Speaker 2:
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Hello and welcome to my diva podcast. It's Sarah Goding half and voice acting and for audio drama podcast episode widen. Focus today is getting your act together. Yeah, we're gonna find this a five year plan on the modern audio drama. Indeed voice acting for
Speaker 1:
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Speaker 3:
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No, and happy creating thing. You, you wonder as voice actors, directors, producers, composers, editors, Oh my goodness. Or whatever you do and however you do it. I'm glad you found this podcast. So what is my diva podcast? Modern audio drama in the voice acting podcast. It's all things, voice acting a D for example. We'll kick off with some ways then some planning strategies and we'll look a little bit more on the focus of the craft in the next season. So if you are an established audio voice actor, you might well know a lot of the things I'm going to talk about today, but it's worth the listen. You might pick up some tips. See, might be like, well who are you to tell me what to do with [inaudible] with voice acting? And that's a mighty fine question to ask. Um, I, I don't know. And it was a very low end drawn out counseling session right there.
Speaker 3:
1:31
But who am I to do? I am, um, I'm a character actress. I absolutely adore taking a script and making it come alive with a lot of different types of characters. Um, I am in over 70 podcasts now as a various parts. Some are protectionists, some are cameo. I think I thrive on a cameo. I'd got to admit, I, you know, I'm not leading lady material. Uh, now I have been actually, I very much enjoyed eating zero Maryann's character. She was wonderful and got me to flex some muscles that, uh, they ain't been flat for awhile. Uh, so yeah, so I've been in all sorts of Scottish podcast. John Helen is one of my favorite characters. Uh, Lily from Emilia podcast. Uh, the season finale with wonderful Fiona trail, a another favorite. So, so yeah, have a look on my, uh, website. It's, uh, uh, described later in this lovely podcast.
Speaker 3:
2:28
And uh, yeah, I just hoped to impart what I've learnt in the last four years. So do feel free to contact me and let me know anything you'd like to hear because I'm keen to help you fix and get to the happiness that I think I've found right now. Making audio drama. So today's focus is a five year plan. Now if you're going to take this seriously, you need to know where you're headed. I don't think making it up as you go along is very healthy for anyone concerned. Most people doing this are going to be doing it alongside when they start off, uh, some kind of either full time or part time job or even alongside that with motherhood, fatherhood, and all sorts of other exciting events happening. So, so you need to put a bit of structure in there. And I think just having that safety net will make you feel a little bit more productive because then you can like take things off.
Speaker 3:
3:27
Now if you want to go full color board, that's fine. Uh, you know, you can itemize things and color them. I like to do traffic light. So, so things that are easy to do, I do in green, things that are quite difficult. Uh, but I can still access quite easily or an Amber and things that are really quite difficult and long term and have to build two. I do in red for example. That's just one way you could do a whole rainbow if you like. Uh, you know how we do love a rainbow. Um, I can sing that is not the pop song. Sorry about that. Singing. There won't be much of that. So five year plan I wrote mine started to write it a good few years ago now actually just with a basic synopsis of headings against a year. Um, I started off with a page for a year.
Speaker 3:
4:15
Yes. And I just wrote and I gave a little speed writing exercise as the writer in me. I think I basically gave myself one minute per year to write down what I wanted to achieve inside that year for voice acting specifically. Now things started off obviously with things like, uh, making sure that I had my demo reel and organizing that and the build up to all of that. I also wanted to very importantly, get my name involved in all the right places. So it was about hunting down communities that were important to listening to other people who were in the biz already. And for those folks who are starting out like me to kind of learn alongside them and get advice. So those were my main things that came out of those. So you've done a minute per year of writing down as much as you can per a full page of any booklet you can find.
Speaker 3:
5:15
Feel free to draw unicorns in the margins, that's fine as well. Um, but utilize their money if he can is quite a focused exercise and you know, five years time, it's a long time. A lot happens in five years. So um, currently I am three as through my five year plan and it's all going okay at the minute. And I'll, I'll talk about mine specifically in a Mo, but I mean I think the real thing that I want to impart to you with the teacher kind of head on is keep the targets, fought targets. Yes, you had F, a R. T, keep these targets focused, keep them attainable, keep them realistic to your circumstances in your life and keep them time based so that you know you've got a certain point where you're going to be really focusing on this specific set of, of targets. So fart targets.
Speaker 3:
6:14
F a R T makes yourself fart happy. So things that I had on my first list were equipment. For example, you know, I, I um, have a wonderful husband and he's quite a techie man so he already had this snail for various other things that he'd been doing. So snowball Mike was my first Mike and ice Mike. Um, so I utilize that. I had a laptop already. I work as a, or have worked as a teacher and in an office and did all sorts on my laptops already had a Mac pro. So I needed to find just the resources to record into now on various research sites and then getting instantly involved in the audio drama production podcast, Facebook page, which is wondrous. You should find your way there for folks, for folks. You find your way there folks, if you, if you haven't already, and their nephew and Robert Matthew McLennan, Robert Catmore who started it all off, got a series of wonderful podcast episodes that really did sort of set out the very basics and a few other more focused episodes on unimportant things there with creating poor costs for audio drama, not just based on, on your voice acting.
Speaker 3:
7:35
So I looked at those episodes and there's one specific one that talks about what tech you needed. And I thought, Oh, interface. Okay, I will have a look at this. And I got myself a scholar interfaith and as a a say Alana at a very famous internet site, it's got everything from a to Z. It does that. And yeah, I jumped on a, on a sale and got myself for Andrew, uh, I think it was 80 pounds and interface as well. So I'm pretty much ready to go now other than what to record into now, if you don't know already or Udacity is something you can get for free. It has its limitations. It has its basic snobs, snubbed kind of attitude where people um, who you know do work in the business. Kind of assume you are just starting out if you're using audacity because there are brilliant, brilliant doors to use, digital audio workstations and I'll talk about those in another episode in more focused way, but the fact is audacity is free.
Speaker 3:
8:43
It's there and it does the job. You can edit, you can do quite a few different effects. It has a few presets for your basic needs as a voice actor. So in a way it's a start. So look up or Udacity, AUD, I see it's really hard to spell. AUD a. C. I. T. Y. Yes. So five year plan. So you've written your five pages out, you've perhaps even filled over one page. You potentially have there over 200 things you want to focus on. Then get your highlighter. All right and do your traffic light system. Most important things do in green, things that matter a little bit. Do in orange things that perhaps might matter, may be in red, and it's the green things that you really need to then stick into one document. These things are things that appeal to you that hit the fart targets. Yes, they're focused targets, they're attainable targets, they're realistic and they are time bound.
Speaker 3:
9:51
And then why I suggest to do is in a spreadsheet of your choice, just put C a dates and times where you would potentially want to be achieving these things. Then in one column what the actual activity is in another and then you can have your all important tech column to say that you've done it. Okay. And I also put a notes column as well just as I was going along, I also put at the bottom of each year a little assessment column just to say what I've learned about that particular year's progress. And I found that quite interesting to look back on. So I'll be talking about that later. So your five year plan should really look at things to do with you as an actor and to training and becoming better. Because after all, you can't just go into a project and, and not hope that with every show you're doing, you're hopefully improving your skill.
Speaker 3:
10:45
That that's crazy attitude. Um, so training as you as an actor is also your kind of wellbeing as well. You know, you need to put in some good social events there. Socializing with other people who are in this business is wonderful. You can talk shop, you can actually, you know, get to grips with some of the problems that they've been having. Cause we are like your mom. Huh? But I being palatable, don't know why I said it like that, but I did. So yeah, get that with folks online. Find, find your tribe. I got in trouble for saying that for some people, but it's true. You just need to find folks you click with, there will be people you don't, but you know, you don't need to rub along with those folks. You can be professional and just do, uh, do things professionally without having the other social stuff.
Speaker 3:
11:37
So you've got your five year plan. So you focus on your training. You as an actor, how to make yourself improve. You think about the tech side of things. Yes. What is it that you aim to have for the next five years? Are you going to get a whisper booth in year three? Are you going to save enough to do that or are you going to aim to upgrade your microphone in say a year's time when you've made a certain amount of money? Or are you going to potentially even, uh, look to setting up your own voice acting business and potentially be able to teach other people to do this particular craft because of your success in the field? So there's lots of different ways of trying to think about the technical things that you can get out of looking and honing your, your five year plan.
Speaker 3:
12:27
The other thing that's important is your branding. Think about you every time you go out online, whatever particular app or social something it might be your giving out your brand. Now I've done that wrong so much. Maybe, maybe even this podcast is a Testament to that. I, I just think there is so many things to keep up with the, I do find it very overwhelming. Now I will again focus in on this another time, a little bit more detail, but these are the names of some of the potential social media things that you can jump in on and get people to know your name, get people to know you're a voice actor and that you're associated with these things. So this should be part of your plan. Getting your brand out there, finding how to use Slack, discord, tumbler, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter in your [inaudible]. I'll have you say that last one.
Speaker 3:
13:31
There are so many and it, uh, it does become overwhelming and I am on all of them. Not prolifically. I would say that I guess because of my age as well. I'm very old. Uh, I remember the 1994 podcast is coming out very shortly. Uh, we were asked to provide pictures of us in 94, and I wasn't quite 20 and uh, and some people weren't even born and made me feel old. Anyway, that side, so branding. Yes. Make sure that you are pumping out information so that people associate your name with a voice actor. Okay. Now the other thing in your five year plan should be about getting yourself ready to be able to share your branding and your branding starts. I guess with your demo reel. Your demo reel is something that should contain these days, commercial information. So you're doing some commercial voices, some character voices, some audio book narration. If you want to do computer game voices, you can do that too. So that would be your generic real. You could also have just characters specific reels or narrations specific wheels. If you're really going to hunt for the audio book kind of market with your voice acting talent. So makes sure that you do, uh, hone that and, and prepare. And I'll talk specifically about that in an episode coming up. So you've put your own personal
Speaker 3:
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acting training development over the next five years. You've put your own personal development for your branding in the next five years. You've put in no tech development. What is you need to learn? So again, as an example, you could be putting over one year, you're going to put a massive effort into learning how to edit on audacity to make sure that you can then potentially really hone those lines and make sure that you've edited them beautifully. If people are asking you to do that kind of thing, they often don't, but sometimes they do tend to be looking at branding yourself across many different social media, making sure that your face is out there. Now that also includes a potential of sorting out your website. Oh good Lord. Yes. If you have no clue where to start. There are many simple ways of actually yeah, kicking off the amount of brilliant things there are on YouTube to listen to, to watch.
Speaker 3:
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There are obviously people who can do this for you and you can pay them. I'm sure if you put an advert on the ADPP Facebook pages that somebody might be able to help you for a small fee to put your own website together. But yeah, I think it is a question of you know, learning those skills and knowing your limitations. Some people aren't tech minded. F that's you. There are ways around that but it will cost you probably, and this is the big clanger here. I'm doing this podcast and I'm advocating people to hugely jump on this one wondrous place that is audio drama acting, but it's not lucrative at all currently in 2018 unless you're hugely talented, lucky and you've done all the right things to get where you are.
Speaker 1:
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Okay,
Speaker 3:
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you're not going to make money yet. Okay. It's almost certainly we're working at a loss regards to the amount of time you put in and the amount of networking that you're doing in your own time and potentially the amount of hours you could be working to and money you're working on your, your various cool projects. They're not going to pay the same as a BBC rate in the studio or you know, a commercial for a national recognized company. Audio drama. Currently a lot of people are doing it for the love and we love it. We love itself. So, I mean this, this is the thing, you know, I, I am getting mostly some form of payment for all of the work that I do, but
Speaker 1:
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yeah,
Speaker 3:
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being honest, some of it is probably 70 P an hour,
Speaker 3:
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probably less. And again, some of the projects that I did start very early on, I uh, I'm still doing because I absolutely love working with these people and they are working their bits and bobs off to, to produce the, the audio. So you know, they're not making pennies either. Patriarchy is one way forward and if you do enter into that kind of thing, it would be hugely wonderful. If you want to throw any support to quirky voices. It's my company I formed, which we'll start with this particular podcast, medieval podcast and go on to produce hopefully some very cool audio drama in the next year or so. Part of my plan that's going to utilize my voice acting skills as well as loads of people who I've met in the last four years of working in this crazy world. Um, and hopefully, maybe even you listening, if you want to jump in and become a voice actor and, and play with quirky voices than just send me a message on Facebook, Twitter, tumbler in juror [inaudible] test you to remember all of the social media things. So I am Sarah of Golding on Twitter. I am at quirky voices on Twitter and currently have been embroiled in all sorts of amazingly fun things across Facebook, former diva podcast and quirky voices at this point. I've got to say huge thanks to Brian carrot for doing my artwork I think is beautiful. And David cell home for doing the cool groovy music. I'm a massive power jam fan. So I asked for some Pearl jam influenced. It's kinda that kinda that.
Speaker 3:
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So some suggestions for you that the target she could aim for, uh, fitting into those various targets are for example, making your own jobs, full salary and then some they can put costs. Yes, I actually hit that this year, which is very exciting. I have produced, released and recorded some of your own original writing and edit it yourself to great download numbers. So you voice act and writer ping out. Excellent stuff to have active with some of your favorite producers who you currently admire. Um, you could also start your own voice acting company. Maybe you came for writing a book about voice acting, uh, for in the audio drama podcast and release it. Possibly even voicing the audio book version. Yes, there is in my year five plan. It's two years away. I've got time to research research yet you want to be in it? Help me then.
Speaker 3:
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Do you want to be a trusted individual in the burdening world of audio drama to deliver a quality work on time on target and flick? Yeah. Don't you know I'm flick cause I'm over 40 middle-aged like I know you can't tell. You can't tell by the way I speak. Of course you can. Don't kid yourself, sir. Okay. So my five year plan when he was one is in the spreadsheet. My aims are very varied. I have a lot of things. There's some things that didn't work. Um, and it's just about getting really super organized. So my top things, 2015 for the whole year were to get my voice rule done and taught around the place, actually wrote that down to build a portfolio of 10 fun audio dramas to get involved in. That's what I wanted to aim for in my first year. So I was also working as a teacher and my kids were younger.
Speaker 3:
21:16
I wanted to keep track of my work and I used by using voices pro, it's now called Mandy. Um, but I put all my initial stuff on voices pro, so go and have a look@mandy.com and if you're not on there already, ping a picture of you and stocking a credits on there, uh, to keep voices pro up to date. It was my other one as well. So if I got new projects, I put things on there and if people ask me for information, I would just send them a link to my Mandy profile and a, and so you can have a look at Maine, Sarah Golding or mandy.com she haven't been keeping up with it for a week or two. Sorry. Um, make a list of sites to find auditions, put in an Excel doc and maintain, make a list of social media platforms. And that's what I did as well.
Speaker 3:
21:59
So at the time I w no discord wasn't around, Slack wasn't being used. So all these things have come in, uh, in the last year or two. Um, are there things land underneath that? So I just share that with you quickly. Um, read whole scripts where possible before saying yes, cause I would, I would do the addition and then, yeah, good. If we can, if you can read the whole script because some of it ha, you know, it varies in quantities folks. I'm not going to lie to in some of them you read when you get the whole thing, you go.
Speaker 3:
22:31
So read the whole script for possible before saying yes to doing the parts. Some people cast you, you send lines and then they disappear forever as what I learned in the first year. So you spend ages doing this thing, perhaps hours of your life. I did 24 episodes of something, 24 a main character, never heard from them again. I'm not going to name him shame, but I'm actually very cross with them. Uh, you don't want to experience my rough. Uh, sometimes you record it and it won't come out for ages, so don't break your back at doing it at a time limit if the person isn't giving you a deadline. So yeah, it was something I worked on in 2014. It's just come out this year, four years in the making and it was worth it. Elite, dangerous Korean crumply is amazing in that. Go and listen, get it, pay for it.
Speaker 3:
23:20
It's worth it. Um, communicate with producers with deadlines and if you can't make it, then communicate in real life happens to everybody. Okay. If you're doing a project for free especially, and you can't fit it in your life, communicate, don't just not say anything. Just say, look, these things have come up. I'm very sorry. I'm going to be able to get it to you by blah date. Yeah. And you can, might put a little up down. I think it's Bella, Bella, Bella [inaudible]. Um, I also found them that I needed some way to keep track of things to keep cause I, I kept putting information everywhere and I wasn't organized enough in that first year. So that's what I needed to do. So in the next year continue to audition when and were possible saying yes to everything. That was my plan. I don't know if you noticed I did that.
Speaker 3:
24:06
Um, by end of 2016 upgrade my Mike question Mark. Better quality question marks. He can advice, look at training courses on voice acting. And I did and I did some basic ones. Check audio equipment continually updates. Yes. Cause you know some things you have to um, pay for prescriptions. That's not writers. They're not prescription. You know the word that I can't think of. Yeah. The upkeep. Make sure you pay, keep up with those. Learn more about editing. That was the general statement. Find and read voice acting books and blogs. So I did and I am going to stop putting a list of things on my Patrion site, but for patrons only cause you know, girls got, make some pennies. Right. Uh, join Twitter. Find more Facebook groups and online websites to join who are all about D or voice acting or women in podcasting or give poor costing help and advice and auditions and have your focus and episode on all of those on Facebook.
Speaker 3:
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Cause it's quite a few fun ones and I think that is worth an episode in its own just talking about where to have a look. Uh, because as a voice actor, you're not just fixing voice acting really [inaudible] you're looking at writers and how they work. You're looking at editors and producers and what they're up to. So there's a lot of places to look. Register for self employment, exclamation marks, six of those. I think things learned. Balancing ADM teaching is hard, especially on school production times. Don't do a panto and book up lots of work for Christmas. It nearly kills you. Community sharing, uh, is key to helping the podcast medium gain traction and positivity. Oh look at that. See that's a good word. Positivity. Be braver and just ask people to audition for them and send real ad hoc. So that's the year I thought, okay, I like these people.
Speaker 3:
26:02
I'm going to ping my little lo real to them. Say they don't give me some work. Uh, Matthew and Robert and Fiona ice. So that's, they were ACE in 2016 not meaning asexual. I say people ACE a lot and uh, I did get questions on Slack the other day. Do you mean you're calling everyone a sexual? Not really. No. Just they are amazing. That's what I mean. A C E 2017 big capital letters. Don't be scared of opportunity. Just do it. Build a context list. Now this is where I started to get organized. Now build a contact list in Trello, Trello, T. R. E. L. L. O, have a look. I really organized my entire life on that. Now in regards to projects coming in as a voice actor, you can set up different cards and again, I'm going to do an episode on nails, but um, you can set up different cards to tell you a specific deadlines for things and projects and who you're working with.
Speaker 3:
27:00
And also just putting there all of the contact details you had of producers and emails and websites and what their company's called. And a and if necessary, any personal details. This is important to try and keep up with because you need to show a bit of care. Don't you know it's going to go in there and voice act and come out. We can do to be honest, a lot of people probably do but I like, I like to take a little bit of care then. Then what people's dogs are called even though I'm allergic but it's fine. I can still learn the names. Tweet daily on at T app audio or at least five times a week. Yeah. Sorry I do spam a bit on there. No I don't. Basically everything I put on there is genuinely from the heart something that I've wanted to share or I've seen and I thought, Oh yeah, people might find that interesting.
Speaker 3:
27:45
So have a look at yap audio and join their, cause there's a lot of fun stuff on them. Keep up on Facebook convo on ADPP website, her rave ADPP learn how to use Slack discord called Reddit tumbler for communicating publicity. Keep organized with ADP apps. Try to work three to four weeks in advance where possible. And I was at that time with Fiona, uh, starting off 2017 doing the audio drama production podcast, which I spoke of, uh, which is hugely useful. So if you haven't, there were a couple of voice acting episodes on there specifically as well. Have a little list and see if it's still relevant. Might have moved on a little bit since then. Create business bank accounts for quirky voices or quirky voices was born, uh, and to be making same income as you were of teaching by end 2017 tech. Things learned striking work.
Speaker 3:
28:34
Life balance is not on a good keel. If you're consistently editing at 2:00 AM I've had a cross husband come in to see me in my editing room. It's actually a bedroom, but a second. Do you know what time it is? Love it. Don't spray LA LA. That's the voice I'm going to do for him. Networking is brilliant and creative like minded people kind of lift your mood hugely and they can, I love that balance from community and the poor in that outpouring of wonderful, happy, positive comments and sharing. It's just brilliant. I hope it stays that way. I truly do get stuck in create opportunities, email people rather than try and do everything on Facebook messenger. See that's what I found difficult is sometimes you know you do that because it's convenient because you can pop on in the middle of Sainsbury's or any other shopping place and just spend 10 seconds, write a message and then you know, get in the car.
Speaker 3:
29:27
Just put the shopping, then send another quick message some. So you basically just quickly pinging. I think sitting down and actually having some focus time on email is a lot better and you can also then categorize and find it a lot easier. How many time did we spend on iPad? Not scrolling properly to try and find a message or something important that someone's in here. So yeah, so that was my, one of my email message targets. So yes, I'm not going to go through all of those cause there's quite a list from ones there. But yeah, in 2018 I was aiming to build a website. I've done that, truly focused on voice acting and moving onto production of my own original work while in presenting, doing that. Think bigger. Make things happen no matter what. Doing that. Find good, positive collaborators. Keep up communication. You want to, you want to collaborate with me?
Speaker 3:
30:15
You just let me know if you need a voice to I am on squawk voices. My agent. Have a little look. All my website is www dot Sarah Golden voice acting and more was it voice actor and more on websites. This is terrible. marketing.com dot. Boast start again. Www LA Sarah Golding, voice actor and more. Dot. weebly.com. Uh, yeah, join me in fun. So yeah. And I wanted to this year, join spotlight. Join ACX. Chase my agent for work. White more audio drama, white. Better get an editor. So I, I've written loads of stuff goes on and on and on. So yeah, I think things like developing mission statements for my work, being proactive, pinging out my audition reel to people and just connecting with people on various things. I am in limbo podcast coming up because I sent a little Twitter message to the wondrous mr Antony sir.
Speaker 3:
31:20
And um, let you know, just take some risks and try reaching out is my main thing that I've learned over the last few years. Just do it. Just say hello. I have a very sector who is my real tinny cause like you know I'm kicking about. So um, yeah, five year plan, right it ticket off. Enjoy. Okay. So I want to see your five year plans if you feel like sharing them with me, proper link on the medieval podcast Facebook pages. Be lovely to see what you've decided you're aiming for. I will happily have a look at some DMA if you like on Facebook and uh, and I can give you my pen at this to perhaps other avenues to look at. But I think it'd be really valuable for you to just sit down and look at what you want to achieve. I hope this has been at least a starting point for you to think about your development of your career and we'll talk about ways into next steps.
Speaker 3:
32:18
The next episode is really focused on demo reels and what to include on those and potentially places that might record them for you. It's also going to give you top tips on a length of time for demos and potentially their array of voices that think people are really looking for. So I'm going to give you some things to look at the next episode just cause you know if you're going to take this seriously, you've got to do the research like what I have. So go out there and just type in to any of your browsers, voice acting agents. K on there you will find hundreds and hundreds of brilliant companies and all of those. We'll have clickable files. We can listen to people's rails, go and have a little browse and listen to the different types of things. And furthermore is you like think about the gaps in those agents, profiles of people that maybe has a gap for you because that's what it's about.
Speaker 3:
33:18
It's about that uniqueness in your voice. You're the only one who has that voice. Other people can imitate. Other people can try to be you, but you, you are here. And that is why audio drum acting is very exciting because you can be whoever you want where age, whoever type, whatever attitude you can think of portraying only you can do it that way. So celebrate that. Happy voice acting folks. I hate to see people at the London podcast festival in King's place, in King's cross in London, September the 16th Fiona [inaudible] who and we are doing a creating audio drama for your podcast workshop. And that involves looking at all aspects of creating a podcast that either is completely audio drama or if you wanted to pop skits and sketches at the front or tail end or middle or wherever of your podcast. We'll show you ways in to doing that and organizing yourself and hopefully get you up and doing cause that's what we're all about.
Speaker 3:
34:25
Yeah. So that's why this podcast is here is getting you that confidence to go, okay, I know what I'm doing. I'm going to do it. So, so yeah, go do it. So yeah, just to help you. If you're stuck on what to put on that first year, I would very strongly suggest you get your head shots done. You get your demo reel done and do some research into what suits your voice. Have a look here, some advert styles, have a look at some cool audio books that you would like to do that suit your voice. You can do those voices. Think about your, we can put your things, so perhaps just jump on mandy.com drive you for the brain.com or voiceover network. Have a look at those sites. Yeah, to have a search around, see what's there and and get cracking with those. And my main, my main piece of advice is to listen.
Speaker 3:
35:17
Listen to the media podcast and the white volt and attention how much shoppers in 1994 podcasts and listened to the audio drama production podcast, listened to all of the audio drama you can possibly fit in your lie because they'll learn from listening to those actors what works and what doesn't. I'm highly critical of my performances. And I listened back to some things this week and I've kind of wanted to cry cause although the producers were saying fabulous, I was thinking actually no, I'm too quiet or I'm too Irish or no, that's a lie. I didn't think I was too hard. Nobody can be too harsh. Right. That's, that's, that's a lie. Um, but yeah, just keep an eye out for very cool things to listen to and follow. Hashtag audio drama Sunday or hashtag audio drama just to follow what's on those. I went to finish off, I decided it would be enough lead to play a trailer for some of the projects I've been involved in as a voice actor. The first one is Winnebago warrior. Oh, I love playing Lizzie. She's one of my favorites of all time and a is produced by audio oblivious productions who have hugely been generous in sponsoring also bond Patrion this podcast. So thank you folks. So enjoy and please jump on and listen to Winnebago warrior.
Speaker 4:
36:42
Hi. Oh day folks. Pull up on here whilst off spin, you tell you don't worry this like the same old tale I told you last time. Nope. This is an exciting new tail fro with new peril and danger and of course new redemption and renewal. It's still the tale of a man determined to find the old West that he remembers from the seal for screen of his youth. The tale of a man looking to live the life of a wanderer, helping folks in knee extend this tab. It looks like he's going to be needing a little help of his own. I know deep in my gut troubles and brewing and being the helpful type. I've decided to inquire about the current situation and see if I can lend a helping hand. Actually, I do. Kate, you mistaken me for such an iconic image of Western law and justice, I have only the deputy come on back and enjoy hearing from old friends like Accion, but going not aliens are real. Your existence is a lie. Yeah. Boys are dumb and RBS are for desperate. Loser is my all Lizzie McAllen Argus. You just hands.
Speaker 4:
37:53
You have the famous [inaudible] just to stay as well as a few other familiar faces. You might remember the clean shape and look at suit or part of my new job told you I was giving up bounty hunting the last time we met. I'm a private investigator now. This is fucking bullshit. All I wanted to do was steal a fucking car and get out of this fucking place. But now, now I gotta help this along with a whole slew of new faces and new problems for John as he tries to help another small town in need. Dope. You try took the suede off with y'all living on the grid logic. Y'all ain't stopping. You'll see y'all all come noon. When that train pulls up, you'll all see if you're going to follow up on something. Somebody says you need to pay attention. Try again and don't embarrass us.
Speaker 4:
38:46
There's time. If it's something were transpire and you was suddenly in a position of need, well, don't come to us looking for help. We may be simple folk, but we're simple folk by choice, not because we can't be something else. How's folks supposed to drink and celebrating the arrival of our new sheriff at the dang Bahrain open for us to drink you. So come sit by the fire. Get ready as we follow John Lizzie and hatch it on their continuing adventures outside of life and the lone live Valley to see what the road ahead is in store for them in the set and season two with Winnebago. Whoa. The tale of John White of B.
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