The entertainment industry is one of the most well-paid businesses in the world. It’s estimated that by 2021, a staggering 2.2 trillion dollars of revenue will be created by media and entertainment; a surge from the $1.9 trillion dollars in 2017. Voice-over artists are just an example of some the talented and gifted humans who personify animation and comedy, etc. through sound.
To produce good voice-overs, a voice-over artist needs to work in an extremely flexible environment. This is where remote working comes in. A voice-over artist can produce high-quality services worldwide in the comfort of their home. So, how do you become a home-based voice-over actor without compromising quality?
Creating a Personal Space
A home is a place where love and fun are, but being surrounded by family may be disadvantageous to your work. Your family will seek to spend time with you, when you need to be working.
Your home is one of the best places to set up an income-generating hotspot. A few adjustments here and there will create a beautiful and free working environment. Creating a professional home studio will ensure you can take on any project and do professional-sounding voice-overs at home. Having a personal home studio will give you the flexibility to create your own timetable and decide your working hours.
What Does a Voice-Over Actor Need to Create a Home Space?
If you’re new to doing voice-overs and you don’t know what equipment you’ll need, it may be best to contact other professionals and look at what other voiceo-ver artists are using.
The first thing you’ll need is a computer. You need this to communicate with your clients, to record your voice-over, and to mix and master your recordings if necessary. Computers range in sizes and prices depending on what people use them for. Before you purchase a PC, make sure you check out the specs first. You’ll need a microphone if you’re going to do voice-overs and you’ll need a mic stand to hold your microphone in place. You might want to consider getting a pop filter to, so that you don’t get any popping sounds while you’re recording. Next, you’ll need studio monitors. Studio monitors are essential for every voice-over artist and for anyone who works in audio production. These will allow you to clearly and accurately listen to your recordings.
Balancing Your Home and Work Life
Creating a work timetable will ensure you will enjoy your work and have family time without compromising anything. The best way to achieve this is to review your schedule weekly, and figure out when things need to be done and when you can have free time.
Organizing Work and Investing Your Time Wisely
There are so many distractions when you work from home, from house work to childcare, and from video games to TV. You may spend your time doing unimportant tasks and menial things, when you should be doing some actual work. You need to prioritize your work and keep your work space organized to minimize disruptions and so you won’t get too distracted. Staying organized and on top of everything is important.
If you’re yearning to be a home-based voice-over artist, you now know what you need and to create the perfect working environment. Good luck with your career!
Image Credits: Jean Balzan