Unlocking the Animation Space: Insights from Voiceover Director at Coast to Coast Agency, Portia Scott
Portia Scott, a 25-year industry veteran and talent agent, kicked off our 2024 VO Peeps workshops with a bang! Leading the peeps in one-on-one reads, Portia shared tips and tricks on how to make it in animation. Success in animation requires more than just a good voice. It takes a deep understanding of characters, a commitment to constant improvement, and a genuine love for the craft. The keys to success lie in preparation, authenticity, and finding joy in the process of auditioning and performing. So, whether you're an aspiring voice actor or a seasoned professional, remember to unlock the animation space with passion, creativity, and a commitment to continuous growth.
Words of Wisdom:
Your job is to audition. At the end of the day, the booking is essential, but you’re in the long game. You need to find the joy for yourself in the auditioning - Portia
To really compete in VO today, you have to build range and add improv and vocal efforts, along with a lot of vocal energy, and varying voice prints. - Portia
Use your senses as an actor. Acting is the ability to live truthfully within imaginary circumstances. - Portia
Peeps Are Saying:
"Anne Ganguzza & VO Peeps always offer the best in training, coaching, & webinars. The Agent Workout with Portia Scott was fantastic! Even on performances that sounded great already, Portia gave direction that elevated the performance to a level that truly stood out! Great job, everyone!" - Mike Laponis
Once again learned some invaluable lessons from Portia Scott. Learning all the ins and outs of voice over for animation. She was so helpful and made everyone very comfortable with reading for her. The nuances of the creating the character and analyzing the script were fantastic. As always Anne you have brought us all another amazing gift. - Karl Jaecke
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