Ventures in VO
(With Josh musser)
Updates about Josh's journey in the VO industry sprinkled with random thoughts, anecdotes, advice for newcomers, and more.
Hey there! If you're here, then that means you're curious enough about me and what I've chosen to do as a career... something that I do because I love it. Thank you for coming on this adventure with me.
In this "blog", expect a lot of personal updates about my ventures in voice over including: recent gigs, random (usually silly) videos or recordings I produce or help with, events I'll be participating in and more. However, I also plan on sprinkling my thoughts, stories and advice as I travel this path... as you may even be attempting to do!
The reason I decided to start this is to share more in depth information regarding updates, but there are also more practical reasons. I guess this could be my first bit of advice to anyone interesting in voice over, too. Blogs and vlogs, diaries or journals... they can be useful to voice actors to give an outlet where we can collect our thoughts, express joy or frustration, and share and receive insight with the world in a creative way. We are all thespians after all. *Don't worry. I'm eye rolling at myself here*. No matter where you are in your career, I believe everyone can benefit form this type of catharsis.
Another even more practical reason is that blogs are good for business. I know people like to romanticize that any form of acting should be a labor of love (which is true), however, the blunt reality is that people also need to make a living (I've got a family, people!) and the cold truth is that voice over is a business once you decide to take it seriously as a career path. Search engines like Google and Bing like blogs because they provide constant updates for their algorithms to find, therefore pushing your talents in front of more people. once those people get to your page, maybe they'll hire you! Maybe seeing your information will at least plant a seed in their mind that they could use your services at a later date. Maybe they even see that you have a blog which hooks them due to your charming musings. *Hey there again. ;)*
The point is that no matter what you came here for, I hope you can take something away from it. Whether it be entertainment, relatability, advice or just a little bit of knowledge. As time goes on, be on the lookout for some more detailed accounts of gigs I've recently been hired for (that I'm allowed to talk about. Maybe NDAs will be a topic in a future post), some major events in my career and my thoughts on them, interesting happenings or discussions from within the industry or topics that I've discussed with some of my colleagues, and a lot of ridiculous stuff that has spewed from my brain in some form of creativity or another.
Thanks again for joining me on this adventure. Here's to the next step.
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