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FoggyInclination35 karma

The most important, obviously, is talent. But some people approach me and say, "I have a knack for this! When can I start?" When in reality, there is a butt load of work involved developing that talent through coaching, practice, and listening. Aside from that, there is a lot of hard working talent out there that don't get anywhere because their home studios aren't good enough. The sonic quality of the recording is how you present yourself to the world, so it has to be amazing. Even if your voice isn't "the best" (whatever that means), if you can mix/master or EQ yourself well, then you can compete. The delivery is always important. I find I have the best "luck" when I try to just be myself, experiment, or just do something that happens in the moment. The auditions where I have a funny little unique moment, have a fun rhythm, or just do something straight up sexy is when I land the job. Luck is for losers. I find that the harder I work, the luckier I get. There's no luck in doing 30-60 auditions a day, cold calling production houses, online marketing, and word of mouth. It takes an inane amount of work to get things going. I'm at a point now where I don't have to do that many auditions a day because there is a flow of work. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for asking bigbadwimp!! Happy New Year.

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hahaha... I did an asthma radio spot a few months ago. I could just use that heavy breathing. Sounds the same to my ears.

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I have an IMDB Pro account, so I can help you with his contact stuff.

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No problem! This is really fun and I am overwhelmed by all who are participating. So thank YOU!

What I notice a lot is that people talk in a part of their voice that doesn't resonate. The best way to improve your own voice is to open up your vowels a little bit, annunciate the consonants, and try to brighten things up. Brighter voices are louder because the tones cut through the air and resonate. Theatrical voices, like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are perfect examples of resonant voices that can be heard from far away without ever yelling.

Even though Lake Bell is being funny in this, try out her exercise she teaches Conan here: http://teamcoco.com/video/lake-bell-vocal-coach It actually freaking works! Report back to me in 30 minutes.