How do I become a voice actor?
Ahh, the all too often question with way too many answers. When an actor starts to become successful in an aspect of their career, there always comes a point when other actors will want to know what they did and how they did it. Jay believes in giving back to the community and his fellow actors. Over the years he has taught dozens of workshops, directed a few vo sessions and even helped cast a few amazing projects. Below are some incredible resources Jay has helped create for everyone in the VO Community. He is now also available for ON DEMAND coaching and tutoring via Skills Hub.
VOWW with Jay!
Jay will be focusing on your audition techniques and the sound of your auditions.
Are they competitive?
Are they believable?
Can you show actual range in between your two takes?
Are they memorable?
How does your home studio OR your travel rig sound?
Do you need to upgrade your gear?
Do you need more training?
On Demand Coaching
With Jay Preston
Head on over to Skills Hub where you can book some time with Jay Preston for only $2.22 a minute!
Intro to VO
Sharpen your Skills
Pick his brain
Wine about VO
PLUS Enter Code : TheVOC
for 10% off 3 months of membership!
Enter Code : TheVOC
for 10% off 3 months of membership!
The Voice Over Collective
Jay created the VOC in 2011. The Voice Over Collective is a community run, industry approved hub for all your voice-over wants and needs. It's what Jay wished was available when he decided he wanted to be a voice actor. Everything you'd want to know about voice-over, the right equipment to buy, the right books to read, the right classes and workshops to take, what coaches are the best, what events can you attend, what are great resources for voice actors, what are the right voice over rates and what should you charge.
No matter what group you are a part of, what level you are at, or how successful you are becoming, it's important that the right information is shared and easily accessed.
Get involved in this incredible community and help each other succeed!
Don't forget to join the VOC newsletter!
The Online VO Weekly Workout
VO Weekly Workout is a joint venture between voice actors Tim Friedlander of the Gardner | Collective Workout Groups, Jay Preston founder of the Voice Over Collective, and the legendary (taken too soon from us) voice actor and VO Educator Brad Venable. This is a safe place where actors get a chance to hone their VO muscles and give their best 1 or 2 takes on a script provided by an incredible leader of the industry. Agents, Casting Directors, Voice Directors and more join us twice a month, all year long. An inexpensive but invaluable way to make connections, get heard, practice and make the most of your vo career. All online, all the time.
Upcoming guest directors:
Tanya Buchanan, Melissa Grillo, Alicia Beekman, Kathryn Horan, Kelly Moskinski, Dmitri Michas, Libby Clearfield, Micaela Hicks, Chris Faela, Alyssa Gentile
The Voice Over Resource Guide
The Voice Over Industry's Oldest Publication since 1988. The VORG is an ever-expanding data base for all things voice over. From agents to recording studios, training, casting and voice over rates, you'll find it all here. Jay Preston was given the opportunity to take over creative direction and publication of this incredible resource in April of 2022. He brought aboard his long time friend and collaborator Tim Friedlander and together they built a team to bring The VORG into the latest century. What once just covered LA and NY, the VORG now covers the entire US! The revitalized website is now live and the Voice Over Resource Guide has once again become THE go to spot for resources and information for all the recording and performing industry.
The Voice Over Resource Guide!
The VO Industries oldest publication since 1988 is back and better than ever! Jay Preston, Tim Friedlander and Team VORG have been incredibly hard at work, with a new website and a new publication! Get yours!