There is always more to learn and we can always improve ourselves. If you are striving to push your career further forward, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, I highly recommend the following podcasts to listen to, websites to check out and shows to watch:
TALKIN' TOONS http://robpaulsenlive.com/category/podcasts/
The wonderful Rob Paulsen hosts this very successful, very popular and very enjoyable podcast. Rob has been joined by many guests from the voice acting industry (and beyond) to discuss the business, their careers and to share stories. The show has evolved from humble home recording alone to being a stage show with guests and a live audience. I have been fortunate enough to be able to go to a couple of the live shows, which I highly recommend. Live or as a podcast, the entertainment value and insight is priceless.
VOICE ACTING MASTERY http://www.voiceactingmastery.com/
Hosted by Crispin Freeman, this podcast is an enormously educational tool for voice actors of any experience level. Crispin covers a wide variety of voice acting topics and will also periodically interview others in the voice acting industry and answer questions from the community. The episodes are short but jam-packed with many nuggets of wisdom. An important item in any voice actor’s toolbox.
VO BUZZ WEEKLY http://www.vobuzzweekly.com/
This Internet talk show has become immensely popular and for good reason. With a great sense of fun and professionalism, Chuck Duran and Stacey J Aswad host a very entertaining and informative show with all kinds of people in the voice-over industry. Definitely worth watching.
THE VOICE-OVER DOCTOR SHOW http://www.voiceoverdoctor.com/vo-doc-show.html
This interview show hosted by Bill ‘The Voice-Over Doctor’ Holmes is incredibly entertaining. With an easy-going style and lots of humour, Bill talks in depth to voice actors, agents and more in a series of fun interviews. An absolute must watch! Don’t forget to also check out Bill’s other videos, particularly from his margarita nights, especially anything with Bob Bergen. Seeing the professionals in action, directing students, answering questions and telling it as it is, is invaluable.
VOICE-OVER EXPERTS http://podcasts.voices.com/voiceoverexperts/
This podcast features a diverse range of industry experts covering a vast array of topics. There’s something for everyone here from this series of Voices.com podcasts.
I WANT TO BE A VOICE ACTOR http://iwanttobeavoiceactor.com/
This website answers many questions for the wannabe voice actors of the world and can even help those experienced ones too. Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker has created an extensive guide covering many subjects for those who need help with their voice acting careers.
THE PERSON BEHIND THE VOICE http://andyboyns.com/podcasts
Voice actor and all-around nice guy Andy Boyns has conducted a number of insightful and excellent interviews with a whole host of voice actors worldwide from all walks of the craft.
BOB BERGEN FAQ http://www.bobbergen.com/faq.htm
Bob Bergen is a genius and his advice is very wise. In addition to watching his margarita night videos with Bill Holmes (see above), check out Bob’s amazing FAQ to learn what it takes to become a successful voice actor. This FAQ was actually one of the first things I read that made me understand what voice acting really is.
I KNOW THAT VOICE http://www.iknowthatvoice.com/
This highly entertaining and enlightening documentary features interviews with dozens and dozens of voice actors from all of your favourite shows and movies, as well throwing in directors, writers and producers for good measure. If you need to know who is who and what voice acting is but need it to be fun and only have 90 minutes to do it, then this John DiMaggio produced documentary is for you.
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