Properly prepared dubbing is an art in itself, and a lot of work goes into doing the process correctly. To fine-tune your skills and abilities, there are several things you can do.
Start with classes in acting
It may seem strange to have to take hours in acting as a dubbing when you won’t be seen on screen anyway, but as a dubbing you still have to follow a script. You learn to get into your character, and therefore you can deliver your lines better with more empathy.
Use a voice coach
No matter how experienced you are in working with your voice and as a dubber, it is a great advantage to have a good voice coach to help you. A voice coach can help you deliver authentic lines to suit your voice.
Practice, practice, practice
Practice your voice skills and the tools you have gained from your acting classes and your voice coach. Your dubbing skills only improve with practice. So set aside time every day to do a recording or two so you can try out different scripts or characters – even if you don’t have an audition in the near future.
Make demos for agencies
Bureaus and agencies can make it easier for you to land dubbing jobs, where they e.g. will be responsible for auditions and castings and thus listen on behalf of the customers when they are looking for a dubber. It will therefore be obvious to send your demo to as many relevant agencies as possible, where you show your range in voice acting.
Go to auditions
The best dubbers go to a lot of auditions, so it can be a good idea to go to as many auditions as possible at the start of your career – both to train your skills, expand your network and possibly land a job. It may also be that potential employers will remember you in the future and consider you there.
Take unpaid jobs
Although it’s not the most appealing thing to do, you can see it as an internship by taking unpaid dubbing jobs. It can be both difficult and scary to start in a new field, and here you get the opportunity to show yourself off. Here you can show your worth, test your talents, expand your network and train your skills. If you are good, those involved will contact you again or recommend you to their network.
Build and nurture your network
A good network within the same industry increases your chances of getting a dubbing job. When you go to castings, try out new jobs or talk to someone about jobs, you get more opportunities to expand your network. It can be scary, but it will help you in the end – whether it’s physical or online. You never know where your next referral or recommendation will come from