By Nsim Team
If you are interested in an acting career, one of the most valuable tools you'll have at your disposal is the ability to vocalize and speak properly. You should be able to control your pitch, tempo and volume. In an acting position, you should be able to project your voice loudly or to whisper so that you are barely audible. You'll also need to learn how to convey emotions through speech. You may benefit from learning how to sing since some acting jobs may require the ability to sing.
You could improve your speech and voice by practicing breath control or enrolling in a public speaking class. Singing instruction can help you to develop your singing voice, as well.
WHO IS VOICE ACTOR?
Voice actors work in the entertainment industry providing voice-overs in video games, TV shows, movies, commercials and movie trailers. The professional market is a difficult one to tap into and requires no specific education. However, formal training in courses, such as theater, is essential to sharpen your skills. A pleasant voice, good diction and solid microphone techniques are important qualities for a voice actor.
Voice actor can perform in a variety of projects, from completing voice-overs for commercials and movie trailers to portraying various animated characters. Depending on the project, a voice actor might work alone or with a group. Most of the work is done in a recording studio, with the voice actress reading lines in a recording booth while a sound engineer observes from the control room.
Voice actors are self-employed and typically have an erratic work schedule. They may experience times when there is a lot of work available, as well as times when they have few projects. Jobs for voice actresses can be long term, such as providing the voice for the main character in an animated series, or they may be very brief.
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY OF VOICE ACTOR?
No standard education is required for Voice actor, but holding a degree in any one following may be beneficial
Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
SKILLS NEEDED TO BECOME VOICE ACTOR
You will need to have:
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
WHO HIRES VOICE ACTOR?
Typical employers include:
- animated TV shows or movies
- YouTube Channels
- dubbed films, commercials, documentaries
- video games
Here’s a chance for one and all to be independent and work ahead to lead your institution’s bright future
Nsim is expanding its network to give affiliations for the institutes those are willing to provide classes/training for voice actors in different part of the country. Interested institutes and the aspirants for the course can register in the provided link.
We hopefully invites institutions that are well known for their services in media and entertainment sectors to act as an umbrella to mobilize candidates of your locality. Those institutions who are interested in forming affilation with Nsim are whole heartedly WELCOME !!!