As children we were entertained by the great cartoons like Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and Mickey Mouse. Then as we grew older we watched Scooby Doo, The Simpsons, Ren & Stimpy and the myriad of shows they had on Saturday morning.
The animations were something to marvel, but the voices brought the characters to life. Especially when the famous guests characters came on and brought their voice talents to the shows; countless Scooby Doo and Simpsons episodes are riddled with amazing characters like that.
The original voice over actors had to prove to the talent scouts and producers they could perform various character voices to supplement any character in an episode. Mel Blanc “The Man of a Thousand Voices”, voiced numerous characters on Looney Tunes that we love; Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales, and Marvin The Martian just to name a few.
How did he and others get so good? Well they used some of these tips to become voice over legends.
Training Tips For Character Voice Overs
- Practice Different Character Voices – Visualize what the character might be like in person or read a book and imagine the voice, then work the vocal chords at different pitches and levels.
- Record And Craft – Once you have found some voices you want to work with, record them. That way you can hear them back and ensure that the voice goes with the character. Craft the voice from there. Play the recordings and mold the voice so that you can use it in all situations and emotions.
- Become That Character – Now that you have found the voice, become that character. With your voice, voice how it would react, feel what you think it would feel and let the voice embody you. Embrace the character fully and you will see the completion.
If you’d like to have your voice recorded and don’t have the tools to do so, then you need the right recording studio with the right professional audio producer to engineer a demo.
Wavemaker Studio is that studio, and over the last 10 years has become the “Go To” studio for high quality voice over services. For more information about recording your character voice overs, contact us today!