When it comes to voice overs for animation there are few as experienced and knowledgeable as Stevie Vallance.
A performer since childhood, her dynamic personality easily lead into a decades long career voicing animated characters. She offers up some useful tips for those considering a career in voice-over animation:
MYTH: Animation Voice-over is limited to actors who are already working.
FACT: They are looking for new voices that are brilliant. It’s easy to be ‘brilliant’.
FACT: You make $50,000+ a year for 4 hours work a week, in a 52-episode, ‘union’, animation series.
FACT: Double that if you play multiple characters, so you need to develop a multi-character repertoire.
FACT: A Voice-over Demo will seldom ‘get you a job’ but you must have a Voice demo in order to get an agent.
FACT: You must have an agent in order to audition for union work.
FACT: Non-union actors become ‘union’ when they are cast in a union show.
FACT: It doesn’t matter what you look like!
Stevie Vallance operates ToonedIn, a voice over animation workshop in Toronto, Ontario and has become one of North America’s most sought-after cartoon voice-over coaches.
For more info on upcoming workshops in your area, go to www.toonedin.ca
Source: Stevie Vallance