Hello everyone and thank you very much for reading this post.
I'm a 19 year old guy with an exceptionally deep voice, and whenever I use my microphone in multiplayer games I play or in Zoom meetings, I'm told my voice is "pleasant", "extremely deep", and "sultry".
Now I've been interesting in voice acting for some time, and 2 voice actors I've always thought I would be like are of Christopher Lee, the English actor, and John Patrick Lowrie, a voice actor for many video games.
I am asking is there any potential for voice acting roles for especially deep voices? I appreciate any help, and this is my first post on this forum so apologies if I haven't put enough details, I will try to have very detailed answers.
Post by Rebekah Amber Clark on Jun 13, 2020 15:24:16 GMT -8
There absolutely is! There's potential for ANY voice type! Deep male voices are often called on for villains, narrators (think movie trailers), and father-figures, so that's a place to start -- but I'd encourage you to try for absolutely any role that you think you could do well. A lot of roles don't specify in the casting call exactly *what* they're looking for, so the directors are open to being surprised by your personal take on a role.
Post by Lady Stardust ★ on Jun 15, 2020 0:06:53 GMT -8
Rebekah is correct - there are roles out there for all voice types. Of course, the acting itself is the most important bit, and that's mainly what will book you the role
If you haven't already, I suggest signing up for our Discord server (http://discord.gg/voiceactingclub) and posting some samples in the #feedback-wanted channel. There, people will be able to help evaluate better.
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lanieuwer: Thanks for the tip!! I'll check it out
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lanieuwer: Okay follow up... realistically, will I be able to find something decent, that won't sound like garbage in the $60-$120 mic range? I know you that if you want quality, you have to pay for it, but I just don't want to break the bank
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lanieuwer: in case it turns out I hate voice acting (unlikely) or I'm just too lousy to be successful (more likely)
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vytamind: The thing is that it is more about the quality of the sound than your level of acting or performance. Good equipment with a well-treated environment goes a long way
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vytamind: there may be good prices on mics somewhere. Maybe even looking at pre-owned equipment?
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lanieuwer: Okay, thanks again for the tips
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