Are you a voice actor who also does on camera work for a living? Having good on camera skills is a plus and many people who do voice overs do not live on voice over alone. If you fall into that niche, share some trade secrets here with your potentially camera-destined colleagues about how voice actors can make a splash on the screen as well as off.
When you’re used to being behind the scenes it is a big stretch stepping up in front of a video camera. Sitting in your comfy home recording studio and letting your voice do all the work is one of the most beloved aspects of the voice acting profession, so it’s understandable to think that there are many people in voice over who have never been seen on TV or in film let alone cast in a role where they have to literally dress the part.
From what I’ve read on the subject, there are a few items that you’ll want to observe while on-camera.
1. Wear solid colors
2. Don’t wear any noisy or dangling jewelery
3. Be able to maintain a presence (and control your reflexes / body!)
Those may be commonsense suggestions for appearing on camera, but are helpful all the same, particularly if you are an announcer, reporter or news anchor.
For those of you who regularly perform on-camera as part of your career, how do you do it? Do you have any tips to share with your peers on what to do should they end up in the limelight?
Looking forward to hearing from you!