Actually, there is no art in auditioning. You do your very best, turn the copy upside down and sideways to find a unique approach that will help you stand out amongst the myriad of other auditionees and then, forget about it. Once in a while, something will stick and you’ll get hired based on your audition but most of the time, basically, 95% of the time, you will not be hired. It’s not because you didn’t do a great job, it’s not because you suck as a voice actor, it’s likely because you just don’t have the voice that the producer envisioned for his or her project. It’s a tough one to accept but it really is not about you. It’s about him or her and his or her vision. Or you could just sound exactly like their Mother in Law, ex husband/wife, or the neighbor down the street that annoys the heck out of them. I think this is probably the most difficult part of doing vo or any kind of acting for that matter. Wrapping your head around the fact that no matter how hard you work or want the gig, it really isn’t up to you and that it has no reflection on how talented or deserving you are. The great thing about doing VO and auditioning day in and day out is that it teaches you resilience. Dust yourself off and get back on that damn horse (or in front of the mic).
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