Jean-Marc Berne, President/Talent
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Everything listed under: VO Demos

  • Learn To Self-Direct To Get More Voice Over Work

    But isn’t there always a director during a Voice Over gig or an audition? If you’re a working Voice Over artist who’s done any work online, you know that a lot of these online gigs and auditions require for you to read the specs and decrypt the directions to give your best performance. And in all fairness, many of them have very specific directions.   Read More...

  • How To Solve Your Problem Words

    Do you ever have one of those days where certain words trip you up during an audition? As Voice Over artists, this can happen every once in a while, and if you’re not careful, this can cause you to have a bad audition. But don’t worry.   Read More...

  • Yawning As A Voice Over Technique

    Yawning As A VO Technique In my last blog I covered the benefits of yawning before entering the Voice Over booth during a gig or an audition. But did you know about another way it can help you? Here's an example: You go in to read for the part of a person who's really sleepy.   Read More...

  • Are You Stinking Up The Room?

    Seriously. Are you? As a Voice Over actor and CEO of your own company, this is of utmost importance.   Read More...

  • Hydration For Your Voice Over Health

    We’ve all heard people talk about how you’re supposed to drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep well hydrated. But on certain hot summer days, that may not be enough. If you’ve ever experienced being dehydrated during a Voice Over gig or audition, not only will it affect your concentration, causing you to make more mistakes, but it’ll also affect your sound, causing more ‘pops’ on the mike.   Read More...

  • We All Make Mistakes

    We all make mistakes. We all make mistakes. We all make mistakes.   Read More...

  • No Room For Your Voice Type? Think again.

    When it comes to making a dent in the Voice Over industry and carving out your niche, persistence is key. You’ve gotten the best training, you’ve got a killer Voice Over Demo, a clear brand for your voice, you’re going to auditions, and you’re going to all these networking events, ever enriching your support system and your book of contacts. You’re doing all the right things except for one thing: maintaining the relationships that you make.   Read More...

  • Kinetic Vs. Psychological Energy in Your Reads

    Last week we covered using Kinetic and Psychological energies in your reads. This week, we discuss voice placement when reading commercial Voice Over copy. First off, make sure to record yourself as you’re doing the following exercise.   Read More...

  • Don't Fall Into A Melody (Part 1)

    This is easier said than done. As humans, we are very musical. We tend to have certain accents and inflections in our speech because we come from certain parts of the world, and in some cases, a lot of us fall into the trap of thinking that we need to sound ‘announcer-y’ when we’re reading commercial copy for Voice Overs.   Read More...

  • 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Voice During Allergy Season

    Let’s face it. A lot of us are affected by the high pollen count once Spring is in full bloom. As Voice Over artists, we need to take special care to minimize the risk of not being able to work because we’re knocked out by allergies.   Read More...

  • Warm Up Your Read

    As Voice Over Artists, we hear this direction all the time.  But what does it mean and how do we deliver a warmer read?  I'll explain how to do this in one simple step.   Read More...

  • Be A Player

    As Voice Over Actors, it’s very easy to forget why we got into the business in the first place. We’re running from audition to audition, the constant rejection… it’s very easy to get demotivated. But then, there’s also the thrill of the booking.   Read More...

  • The Importance Of Branding Your Voice

    How do you brand your voice as a Voice Over Talent? What is branding? Branding is something that you can clearly identify, like the McDonald's golden arches or the taste of Coca-Cola.   Read More...

  • Don't Forget To Breathe

    As Voice Over Artists, this is easier said than done. Especially when we’re constantly running from audition to audition, and meeting to meeting. And when we’re running, we often forget to take a moment to step back...   Read More...

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