VAMFR 008 | Interview with Erika Harlacher, Part 2


VAMFR 008 | Interview with Erika Harlacher, Part 2

Welcome to episode 8 of the Voice Acting Mastery: Field Report podcast!

In this episode our correspondent, Tom Bauer, concludes his interview with the prolific and mult-talented Erika Harlacher.

Erika has been featured in a number of Anime titles, including roles such as Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia in Aldnoah.Zero and  Sadira in Killer Instinct.

In the previous episode, Erika and Tom talked about how she got her start in voice acting and some of the struggles she had coping with her self-doubt. Erika has found that being patient with herself and developing a strong, emotional support system of friends and colleagues has helped give her the confidence she needs when performing in the booth.

In this episode, Tom and Erika discuss the importance of taking classes as well as practicing on your own in order to develop and expand your skill set as an actor. If you are pursuing a professional voice acting career, it is vitally important for you to have faith in your acting abilities, especially when you are called on to perform in the different realms of Voice Over such as Anime and Video games. Erika also talks about her plans for the future as well as giving some practical advice for those wanting to get into Voice Over. Let’s hear what she has to share!

The VAM Field Report will be released on the 1st Wednesday of every month so stay on the look out for it!


Download VAM Field Report Episode #8 Here (MP3)


8 Responses to “VAMFR 008 | Interview with Erika Harlacher, Part 2”

  1. Kalyn McCabe says:

    Kingdom Hearts fan, instant fave! Erika was a delight to hear from~ I wish her best of luck in the future!

    Thanks, Tom, for this interview, really entertaining and well done!

  2. michael scoggins says:

    great interview! Excuse me Mr. Freeman but, I have question about your mythology presentations….Have u ever gone through the similarities between Superman and Son Goku from DBZ? Big fan btw!

    • Crispin Freeman says:

      I’m glad you liked Tom’s interview of Erika. I’m fond of it as well!

      I have not really analyzed DBZ much, mostly because I haven’t really watched the show much. Not to go too far off topic on a website about voice acting, but are there many similarities in your opinion between the two?

      • michael scoggins says:

        well theres the fact that their origins are similar, they’re both aliens from another planet sent to earth and they would both eventually save earth multiple times. And it seems like Goku has many of the qualities of a western superhero but, thats just my opinion on the matter and thanks for replying.

  3. Thank you for the informative interview!

    Since Questions are welcome, I have two:

    -In this episode, Erika mentioned forums that did “radio plays” , and places where people could practice, but the specific places themselves were not mentioned. Is it possible to list these places?

    -Also, Erika mentioned that many people she knew had to work another job along with voice acting. If these jobs AREN’T voice acting / performance related, how do working voice over talent balance both?

    Thank you for your time, and I look forward to more insightful interviews.

    • Crispin Freeman says:

      Hi there Jeremiah! Glad you enjoyed the interview.

      I’m not familiar with the radio play opportunities that Erika mentioned, maybe Tom or Erika could chime in and let us know? Perhaps Erika was working on radio play projects with people on the Voice Acting Alliance or Voice Acting Club online communities. Have you tried there?

      Almost every actor at the beginning of their career has to try and find a balance between pursuing their acting goals and making enough money to support themselves until their acting income is able to sustain their lifestyle. Different actors do this different ways. Some are waiters/waitresses, some are bartenders, some work online… It really depends on your skill set and your ability to find work that has flexible enough hours that you can apply yourself to an acting career. It can be a challenge, but one that each actor has to work out for themselves.

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