VAM 007 | Interview with Wes Davis, Part 2

VAM 007 | Interview with Wes Davis, Part 2

Welcome to the seventh episode of the Voice Acting Mastery podcast with yours truly, Crispin Freeman!

As always, you can listen to the podcast using the player above, or download the mp3 using the link at the bottom of this blog post. The podcast is also available via the iTunes Store online. Just follow this link to view the podcast in iTunes:

http://www.voiceactingmastery.com/podcast

This is the second part of my interview with Wes Davis, a young and talented voice actor who was gracious enough to sit down with me and talk about his experiences breaking into the voice over business. If you’d like to learn more about Wes, feel free to check out his voice acting website:

http://www.gimmeamic.com/

In this episode, we get into some of the most important issues when pursuing a voice acting career including:

  1. How do you get voice acting jobs?
  2. What’s the most useful thing you’ve learned from your voice acting classes?
  3. What’s the most common mistake people make in class?
  4. What really kicked your voice acting career into a higher gear?

In the next episode, Wes and I will be discussing how he finds his confidence, his techniques for keeping a positive outlook and his ambitious plans for the future!

As always, I welcome your questions and feedback! If you feel inspired, please leave a comment on this blog post.

Thanks for listening!

Download Voice Acting Mastery Episode #7 Here (MP3)

 

4 Responses to “VAM 007 | Interview with Wes Davis, Part 2”

  1. Jess says:

    Thanks Wes and Crispin for some more valuable insights and advice.

    I loved the plumber analogy – very true! I think as actors we want to be truthful and not disappoint people so we try and downplay our skills without realising this worries our potential employers and also continues to create doubts in our own minds about our abilities. Confidence is so hard to maintain and I really respect Wes and other actors for their continued perseverance.

    I also find it hard not to compare myself to other actors but you are right Wes, when you say it doesn’t help. I often tell myself we are all different and have to follow our own paths but it helps hearing from others on a similar journey.

    Lastly it is so true about learning from others mistakes. I was in a class yesterday and I learnt so much from another actor’s error. It comes back to what Crispin was saying in ‘5 mistakes to avoid in Voice acting’ that when people get it right, it looks effortless and is therefore much harder to learn. Seeing that mistake made me realise its ok to fail as that is how we learn. BTW is it possible to get the ‘5 mistakes’ episode on itunes because I can’t seem to download it permanently onto my computer?

    Best wishes to you both.

    Jess

  2. Kalyn McCabe says:

    I totally understand the confidence thing. I once was looking up AX Idol 2011 videos and one of my friends came up to the mic. He then said his monologue. The judges critiqued him and one of the judges said that just him walking up to the mic confidently, he knew he was going to do a good job.

    Never knew it would make that much of an impact. Interesting. But nervousness is a fact of life. It’s always that fear of failing that nicks us in the butt sometimes. The trick is to convert that into positive nervousness.

    Thanks again for a wonderful podcast, Crispin. Lovely as always.

    • Crispin Freeman says:

      You’re very welcome! And yes, just walking up with confidence says a lot about you. Most casting decisions are made in the first 15 seconds. Good to walk in knowing your good!

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