Written by way of Allison Latta, edited by way of Destini Huston
What’s the distinction between making ready for voice over vs on-camera auditions? Numerous folks suppose that preparation for VO is one way or the other much less concerned than on-camera. You aren’t required to memorize the rest and you’ll put on no matter you wish to have, proper? That is in part true. Nonetheless, I’m satisfied that there’s equivalent prep curious about a VO audition as there may be for one on digicam.
After I obtain a script, for digicam or VO, I first attempt to perceive the which means of each unmarried phrase. As an example, checking on pronunciations for corporate names, medicines, much less commonplace words, and many others. Moreover, I discover other issues of view and performing possible choices that I will be able to make, marking my script as wanted. For voiceover in particular, I mark wordier scripts with moments to respire as smartly.
For on-camera auditions, I desire to understand the script chilly. I paintings onerous to ensure that I’ve each phrase memorized.
After I’m totally memorized, I’m a lot more comfy about bodily taking part in and discovering techniques to “make the script my very own”. I need so to provide a lot of choices to the casting director when requested. Within the audition room (or even by the use of Zoom), an enormous a part of appearing is the way you inform the tale thru motion possible choices and movements. Right here, my physicality is observed.
Conversely, there is not any want to memorize VO scripts. In point of fact, don’t waste your time.
VO scripts is usually a lot wordier, and fortunately I’ve the luxurious of protecting the script once I audition. Now that almost all VO auditions are recorded and submitted by the use of electronic mail, in finding the preparation procedure that works right for you! That doesn’t imply I shouldn’t familiarize myself with the textual content. Figuring out what you’re announcing is vital.
Apparently, I’ve discovered that memorizing VO scripts makes me slip right into a regimen and ship a stagnant learn. I wish to supply a number of other takes when requested. Due to this fact, I’ve a lot of robust possible choices mapped out and marked on my script. Bodily enticing with VO scripts is essential for a nuanced vocal efficiency. Be at liberty to transport on-mic at house and within the sales space, as a result of enticing bodily impacts how you assert the textual content. Even if casting administrators gained’t see my bodily possible choices (as they’d on digicam), they’ll for sure pay attention it. On this case, my physicality is heard.
Despite the fact that I on occasion put on pajamas for a VO audition, I put the similar care in my efficiency as I might for on-camera. So, while you audition for voice over vs on-camera paintings, getting bodily is a big a part of your audition. The paintings is at all times there- even supposing you don’t see it, you’ll pay attention it.