Being a voice talent, sometimes puts you on an island. You're just sitting, waiting for that audition to get booked, or a client to sign off on you. It can get lonely, and when you're alone; your mind wanders. This aimless separation can lead to bad reads, or no attachment to the project. We've all know how crucial it is to connect to the copy, be a person and act. So, how can you connect when you're alone in your own world just waiting? For one thing, you can start to think like a creative.
I was a creative director for 15 years while still voicing projects. A huge advantage I had over others was the ability to understand the scope of projects. I could think like a producer, creative director, editor, client, etc...if you put yourself in the shoes of a creative team member it will give you great perspective on the overall project. Here are a few things I do to get me in that mindset:
Thinking like a creative person goes a long way to make you stand out from the crowd. My favorite clients foster a collaborative process that opens up new angles and options for any project. The key is to be flexible, adaptable, and quick to respond in order to maintain a good creative relationship with your clients.
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