VO Buzz Weekly

EP 265 David Alden: Network TV Promo Director and Respected Voice Over Coach

December 10, 2017
Chuck and Stacey are pleased to welcome voice director of more than 50,000 network promos, respected voiceover coach and actor, David Alden. David offers gratitude for Chuck and Stacey and the value of VO Buzz Weekly and shares memorable moments working with the legendary Don LaFontaine for more than 18 years. He talks about the authenticity, humility and talent of pros like Scott Rummell, Joe Cipriano and Vanessa Marshall and the importance of being of service and giving back. David reflects on his journey to become a voiceover coach and how his performing experience and love of teaching tennis have influenced him. He stresses the importance of positivity and enthusiasm and explains some of the ways he helps voice talent connect with the copy. Having earned his Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, David discusses the ways it’s helped him get to the heart of the matter, both personally and professionally. He talks about some of the obstacles that prevent a talent from delivering their best reads and offers how he approaches the copy as a voiceover talent. David speaks to the illusion of control as a talent for booking the job, staying persistent, being authentic patient, grateful and having fun along the way. He shares some insights about directing talent and why he needs to have a variety of takes and options. He talks about growing up in Los Angeles, his acting background in theatre and television, finding voice acting and voice directing and closes with great advice for pursuing a voiceover career.
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