I'm your host for the Mythbusters course, Dane Scott. I've been doing voiceovers for decades; tens of thousands of them. I recorded in the analog (tape) era, and also through all of the digital era. That long-throw experience has given me a perspective that has helped me identify some recent trends that are hindering, rather than helping, aspiring voice actors.
In this 90 minute video course, I identify 15 modern myths and urban legends that far too many voiceover people have embraced as established truths, and are following as gospel, but which tend to slow their workflow, cost them unnecessary money, impede their advancement in the field, and keep them from earning the best income they can for their efforts.
Imagine if, after driving safely and successfully for 20 years, or 40, someone told you that, from now on, you need to always wear driving gloves and special treads on your shoes, otherwise you're doing it wrong, and will probably have an accident at any moment. Would you look at them a little funny? Yet that's what has happened in the voiceover world. In a relatively short period of time, a sort of "group think," inspired by a number of purists with an intolerance for alternative viewpoints, has taken hold, and now pervades the information you find in discussion groups, on YouTube, and elsewhere.
In Voiceover Mythbusters, I demonstrate 15 ways you can break free of the herd mentality, and use techniques that allow you to work more quickly, inexpensively, comfortably, and independently.
top of page