Whenever you think you have nailed a voice over audition, think again! Was your read unique? Creative? Over the top? Or was is safe and predictable? Check out this article by Dan Hurst where he talks about “playing” with the audition so that the client hears a new, unpredictable, improvised take, which could very well land you the gig!
He mentions several great tips for connecting with the copy, like reading the sentences backwards so that you get a feel for the structure of the script and how it builds to the end. Or adding emphasis on adjectives and adverbs instead of just the power words. Or trying an awkward posture, i.e. standing on one leg.
In the end, you want your recording to get the attention of the producer just enough so that it sets you apart from everyone else that will submit their audition. If you are different enough, you just might win the job!
I’m willing to try new, inventive things? Are you???
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