What’s the most interesting fact or piece of knowledge you’ve learned from reading a voice over script?
Have you discovered a new hobby or passion through your voice over work?
I’d love to hear about any educational tidbits, interesting facts and perks of pure enjoyment that you have received by virtue of reading a script. Share them with our community as comments now!
Learning a Thing or Two
When you audition and record for voice over projects, you are literally getting on the job training by virtue of cognition, artistic interpretation and vocal delivery!
Each day of reading and every job you produce has hidden benefits that expand your vision and teach you a thing or two.
The Exercise of Auditioning:
- Keeps you in good form
- Provides you with a diverse array of copy to experiment with and interpret
- Stimulates your mind
- Gives you a platform to strut your stuff
- Exponentially improves your job prospects
- Generates networking opportunities
- Is a validation of the need for voice over as a service
- Renews your faith that voice over work is out there
- Teaches you things you didn’t know before
One of my friends, Tricia Basanyi, recently recorded an audio tour for Flamingo Gardens in Florida. Courtesy of the script, Trish learned more about the differences between alligators and crocodiles. One interesting fact she picked up was that alligators don’t like the taste of salt! Trish wouldn’t have known this unless the information was present in the script… considering the years you’ve been in business, just think of how many neat things you’ve learned, too!
What’s The Most Interesting Fact You’ve Learned?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Update – January 20, 2010: Replaced any reference of the word “factoid” with “fact” as was the intended meaning.