In this digitization era, the demand for voice actors keeps growing. Why? Because more and more voice-over-based digital contents are being created, such as YouTube videos, explainer videos, demo videos, commercials, podcasts, animated movies, and audio-books.
In a nutshell, voice acting is the art of recording voices to suit certain characters in a certain situation in order to provide an immersive experience to content consumers.
According to 2017’s Voice.com Annual Report, the demand for voice-overs increased 43% for English voice-overs and 60% for Non-English ones.
Moreover, there’s also a growing demand for voice actors with certain accents. The idea is, audiences will be more welcoming and comfortable with the voice of people who speak just like them. Australian English is the top growing accent with 22% growth, followed by British English with 12%, Spanish with 11% and French with 3%.
As you can see, there’s still plenty of opportunities for you if you decide to make a living as a voice actor. After all, you already have a natural gift, a voice. With a few skills to pick up and never-ending practice, you’ll get there eventually.
But, how do I start? Where can I learn about voice acting?
Don’t you worry, there are many ways to learn voice acting. Breadnbeyond, an explainer video maker company who has worked with many top voice actors, made an infographic about voice acting mastery.
The infographic contains information about the top-earning voice actors in the world, the average salary of professional voice actors, as well as the 5 essential skills you need to learn before you can start applying for a voice acting job, which are:
- Speaking tempo
- Voice characterization
- Accents and dialects
If you really want to master the craft of voice acting, then you really need to check out the infographic below: