Moonlighting Voice

Join me as I start my voice career on the side.

Month: January 2020

Voice Acting: How to Sound Like a Kid. (With Videos)

One of the hardest things for me to do is sound like a kid. (Second only to sounding like a woman.) So I went out and did some research on how to sound like a kid in voice acting. In general, it’s easier and more common for women to voice the characters of boys than […]

Voice Acting: How to Sound Like a Girl (With Videos)

If you’re doing voice acting for fun (or for cartoons) then you might want to learn how to sound like a girl. I’d love to add some female characters to my “reportoire” so I did some research to see what it would take. Here’s what I found. Sounding like a girl takes a lot of […]

Female Voice Acting Tips (Books, Quotes & Videos by Female Pros)

There aren’t a lot of resources available online for the budding woman voice actor. So I figured I’d do some digging around the internet and put together a list of resources all in one spot. All of these resources, books, quotes and videos are for women, by women. Let’s go! 1. Focus on gigs best […]

Voice Acting for Kids (Quickstart, Gear, Tips & Tricks)

My nephew told me that’d he’d also like to get into voice acting so I did some research to see what it takes. I was also on the look-out for gear, tips and tricks specific to kid voice actors. Here’s what I found. To get started in voice acting as a kid, you’ll need some […]

Can Kids Be Voice Actors?

When I told my 13-year old nephew that I wanted to start doing voice acting on the side, he told me he also wants to get into it. So then I wondered if kids can be voice actors. I did a bit of research and this is what I found. Yes, kids can be voice […]

Do Voice Actors Need Agents?

If you’re in the early stages of starting out as a voice actor, you might be wondering if you need an agent. I was wondering the same thing so I did a bit of research. Do voice actors need agents? No, voice actors don’t need agents but an agent can help a voice actor to […]

How Many Hours Do Voice Actors Work?

If you’re considering getting into voice acting as a career, you might have wondered, like I did, just how many hours voice actors work. I did some research and crunched some numbers and the answer is pretty unsettling. How many hours do voice actors work? It varies because each hour of “good” audio can take […]

Why Do Voice Actors Wear Headphones?

Some voice actors swear by using headphones while they record and others swear by going “naked” (no headphones). In this article, we’ll look at the main reasons why voice actors wear headphones so you can figure out if they’re a good fit for you. Why do voice actors wear headphones? Voice actors wear headphones so […]

Why Do Voice Actors Use Aliases?

Some voice actors use aliases and I was wondering why. I did some research and found some surprising (but solid) reasons why voice actors use aliases. Voice actors use aliases (or pseudonyms) for a range of reasons, including: Avoiding union penalties and expulsion. Avoiding professional confusion. Their real names are too common. Personal branding. Separating […]

Is Voice Acting Dangerous?

I’ve wanted to “get into” voice acting for years. Now that I’m starting it as a hobby, I wondered how dangerous it really is to be a voice actor. I did some research, and this is what I found. So is voice acting dangerous? Yes, voice acting can be dangerous, especially if you’re doing voice […]