Using Improv in Your VO Career? YES and… some surprises with Kay Bess
Part 3 of 4 on LovethatVoiceover
In this 3rd part of my interview with Kay Bess, we have a nice discussion about improvisation and what it means to each of us as it relates to a voiceover career. It’s a really cool conversation because we both have a small revelation about what we mean by the word ‘improvisation’.
So we discuss the concept of ‘acting improvisation’ versus pure improvisation. We also find hear her story of age 7 and being asked to be ‘funny’ on stage – poor thing! We also touch on that aspect of community in VO again - how we are all somewhat isolated and looking to connect… Some specific improv examples with a script and Kay’s quotable line, “It’s really about keeping your mind sharp, open and willing.” Kay also gives a shout out to Rob Paulson and his live podcast because … well listen to my show and hear about it!! Kay Bess is an American voice actress with over 20 years experience and is the female voice of The Tennis Channel, the female imaging voice for Q107 Toronto, and narrated the insanely popular TV series The Property Brothers on HGTV, seasons 1-4. She was the female voice of DIRECTV from 2009-2013. She's voiced hundreds of TV and radio commercials, promos and has narrated documentaries airing on HGTV, Discovery, WE, E! and Learning Channel. www.KayBess.com, @KayBess and on FB.
Thanks to JASON RACKOW for his fabulous and friendly audio editing of today's interview!
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