Here’s How To Get Over The Loneliness Of VO Work

It's no secret that voice over talent spend a lot of time by themselves.

It's rare that we get to go to a studio for an audition these days, and even the work tends to be done in our home studios more often than not.

That can make for a really isolated existence, and it can affect all aspects of your work.

Here's a way to combat that, and it comes with an added bonus.

Hey there, hero!

It’s no secret that voice over talent spend a lot of time by themselves.

It’s rare that we get to go to a studio for an audition these days, and even the work tends to be done in our home studios more often than not.

That can make for a really isolated existence, and it can affect all aspects of your work.

Here’s a way to combat that, and it comes with an added bonus.

Hope this helps!

David

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  1. I live in a suburb of a suburb, but I do get out of my house twice a week for martial arts, and once a week for playing a collectible card game with friends called Magic the Gathering. I’d like to fit in some acting classes but time and money always seem to be a factor. It does get a little lonely here sometimes during the day, even with three cats. Thanks for the advice David. Those are great things to think about.

  2. Ha, laughed when you said the cell phone ringing is a good sign when recording, not an interruption. Someone wants to talk to me! I’ve only been doing this for 5 months and this video rang so true. Great lesson, I’ve got to get out more, with people

  3. Being a very outgoing person, who gets their energy from other humans, the fact that my creative outlet choice forces me to be by myself so much is a big issue. So thank you for bringing this up and giving suggestions for making more external connections.
    As for my coping mechanisms, I have been taking Improv classes with Comedy Sportz, and working with a Gaming Broadcast Company (Quests & Chaos), both of which get me out of the house to hangout and collude with other people. I also regularly role-play games at home with a few friends, which keeps up my spirits and brings me energy for my VO work. Thanks again for your advice on this fact of VO-life.

  4. I like being alone in my booth on most days but I do get up and stretch every hour and chat with the hubby. We call our place Google light because we meet in the middle to chat and then go back to work. I also make sure we go out into the world and meet new people. It helps with character development too. I have met so many characters at meet-ups and events.