Welcome to the first episode of the VO School Podcast. My name is Jamie, I am a full-time voice actor, audio engineer, and Backstage expert. Each week, with the help of two industry professionals, we will discuss the ins and outs of the constantly-evolving voice industry.
Each episode will build upon the last to give you a comprehensive guide to the art, craft, and business of voiceover.
This week, we take a look at the industry as a whole, looking at the lay of the land from the perspective of a new entrant. Is the industry growing? Contracting? Has it plateaued? And where is it going next? How does a new talent break in? Do you need to be in New York or LA? And is age a barrier to entry?
We also discuss effective ways to reach out to producers and industry professionals, and how social media can not only be fun and personal but a powerful tool to advance your career.
I’m joined by producer, editor, and audio engineer Amanda Rose Smith and Emmy-winning producer, coach, and CEO of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, Rudy Gaskins.
Jamie Muffett is a British voice actor, audio engineer, and filmmaker based in NYC. His voice clients include Coca-Cola, Warner Brothers, Microsoft, and National Geographic. For more information, visit www.jamiemuffett.com.
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