Voice Acting Resources: (Part 2 of Voice Acting is easy, right?)
Updated: May 19
This post is exclusively about reliable resources for voice actors and aspiring voice actors. If a resource on this page loses it's credibility, I will remove it. I will do my best to continue to add credible resources as frequently as possible. If you know of a reliable, trustworthy, professional resource for voice actors that is not on this list and you feel it should be, please send me an email with the resource and why you believe it should be added. NO SELF PROMOTION! If you are on this list as a resource and the description is inaccurate or you would like to be removed, shoot me an email and I will address your concerns ASAP.
I am in no way affiliated with any of the following resources. I receive no payment from any of the following services/service providers. This list is exclusively compiled based on my research, personal experience with said resource, or repeated recommendation by others I know and trust within the industry.
Resources are broken down into categories: Audition Resources, Books, Coaches/Courses, Demo Producers/Writers, Podcasts, Rate Guides, Scripts, Social Media, Website Resources (free info and memberships). This list is a living document that will be updated as frequently as possible. However, gear will never be included on this list, but may be a Part 3 post in the future. Train, education yourself, and treat your space!! That will do more for you than any gear will.
Utilization of the following resources in no way guarantees a successful/profitable voice acting career. These are merely tools to put in your toolbox to assist you on your path. Doing the work is your responsibility!
Voice Acting Resources
Audition/Client hunting Resources:
https://www.upwork.com/ free and paid profiles for job hunting
https://www.gamedevmap.com/ for seeking out video game work
https://www.mandy.com/ pay to play site
https://voice123.com/plans both free and pay to play site
https://castvoices.com/login both free and pay to play site
http://twitter.com/ search for “casting call”
https://www.bodalgo.com pay to play site
https://www.castingcall.club/ animation, audio drama, video game audition site, both free and paid memberships
https://www.voplanet.com pay to play site
Confessions of a Casting Director by Jen Rudin
Why Struggle? by Barbara Faison
Nervous Energy by Dr. Chloe Carmichael
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Energy Profiling by Carol Tuttle
There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is by Elaine Clark
Voice-Over 101: How to Succeed as a Voice Actor by Debi Deryberry
Instincts of a Talent Agent: Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider by Marc Guss
Atomic Habits by James Clear
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Art of Voice Acting: The Art and Business of Performing for Voice Over by James Alburger (comes with access to several valuable online resourecs)
Voice Over LEGAL by Robert Sciglimpaglia
https://www.richardredfield.com trailer and promo coach (also produces related demos)
http://www.tinamorasco.com commercial coach
https://www.leagueoflistbuilders.com/testimonials course with Jonathan Tilley to help build client list
https://competitiveedgevoice.com/ animation and video game, utility voice training, accents, and dialects
https://www.voiceactingdirector.com/ video game focus
https://bobbergen.com/voclass.htm animation focus
https://www.jordanreynolds.com/ commercial, video games, characters, and voice-matching
https://www.sarajanesherman.com/ animation focus
https://richardsellers.com/ animation and video game focus
https://nicolaredman.com vocal training and health, and accents
https://www.donnagrillo.com animation (also does demos)
https://www.walshvoiceovercoaching.com commercials, promos, narration, trailer
http://www.jeffhowellvo.com/about-1 commercial, promo, narration
http://www.armstrongvo.com commercial, animation, video games, promo, trailer, narration, audiobook
https://www.tomantonellisvo.com dialect coaching
https://micthematt.com/ video game focus
https://www.marc-graue.com/ video game focus
https://www.earblowingaudio.com/ commercial, narration, promo, radio imaging, and affiliate
https://www.jmcvoiceover.com/demo-production/ commercial, narration, e-learning
http://www.nextlevelvoicedemos.com/ commercial, videogame+animation, narration
https://nicolaredman.com/the-voice-coach-podcast/ with Nic Redman. For people who work with the spoken voice – speakers, actors, podcasters, voiceover artists and presenters.
https://vopreneur.com with Marc Scott. All about marketing and upping your game as a self-marketing voice actor.
https://www.thevoiceovernetwork.org/podcast-season-2/ The Voiceover Network: The Voiceover Hour Podcast
http://www.voiceactingmastery.com/ acting, business, interviews
https://www.voboss.com/ business, interviews
https://www.vobs.tv/ interviews, business, acting, gear
Rate Guides (make sure you are earning the industry standard!):
https://globalvoiceacademy.com/gvaa-rate-guide-2/ standard rates for all project types within the United States.
http://www.voiceactingclub.com/rates/?fbclid=IwAR3dE0ZcekBo5-D3etbbseiWCjJ9uUL2n_5eZw2Pu8d1E9Bsxv-XMRlMUeo Rate guide for Indie animation and video game projects
https://rates.gravyforthebrain.com provides rate guides for several countries
https://www.mycontentcalendar.com/free-reels-training-sign-up Instagram Reel Training
Website Resources (free info and memberships):
https://www.sovas.org/ Join their newsletter and you’ll get notified about their zoomcasts and other great info!
https://iwanttobeavoiceactor.com/ Dee Bradley Baker’s website. Great info!
https://vasta.org/ voice and speech trainers association
https://www.world-voices.org/ non-profit, member-driven, Industry Association of Professional Voice Talent
https://www.vostrategist.com/ courses all about VoiceOver business and marketing
https://www.thevoiceovernetwork.co.uk/ free webinars, workshops (for a fee), and with membership magazine subscription, free courses, discounts on gear and workshops, and more. Based in the UK, but open to members worldwide.
https://usa.gravyforthebrain.com/ free webinars, rate guides, profile for talent seekers, and information resources, additional courses and services with paid membership.