Behooved to Move

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Voiceover coach Marc Cashman encourages his students to move behind the microphone as much as possible. Keeping both hands at one’s sides significantly hampers a read. When a voice talent acts out what they’re saying their voice will follow suit.

The videos below show this in two different ways. In the first, we see how Walt Disney modeled his animated characters from Alice in Wonderland after each actor’s performance. (Thanks goes to my peer Monte Bratten for the share.)

Conversely, voice actor Brian Hull seems to become each Disney or Pixar character as they sing Adele’s hit song Hello by contorting his eyes, mouth, body and expressions.

Taking this further, sociologist Amy Cuddy explains how our body language not only affects our interactions with one another but can also change our own minds. She’s uncovered some amazing information about power dynamics.

Voice actor or not, anyone is capable of performing to influence outcomes both socially and personally.

Now…how are you behooved to move?

What's New!

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Voiceover work never bores. It’s one of many reasons I thoroughly enjoy my career. One day I’m asked to be credible and authoritative. Another more light-hearted and upbeat. The specs for the spot below asked for a female voice like we’re all used to hearing when asking our phone for help. Dispassionate, but semi-cheerful in a robotic way. Giving just the facts without caring about emotions on the other end of the phone.

My response? Your wish is my command!

Having trouble viewing the spot? Click here.


Lisa Rice wrote this.

In voiceover, every audition presents an opportunity. A chance to learn. A moment to shine. The possibility of earning income for bringing words to life.

Steve Harvey likens moments such as these to jumping. At times the parachute opens. At times not. But when it does, the free fall is glorious.

Take a listen.

Happy New Year 2016!

Lisa Rice wrote this.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” ~ T.S. Eliot

Christmas of Light

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Looking for something entertaining and inspiring to see this Christmas? Experience art come to life with Thomas Kinkaide’s Christmas of Light at the newly renovated Smoky Mountain Palace near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This live, original music celebration runs through January 2, 2016. Allow me to tell you more below…

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