Voice actor Steve Blum has had a circuitous career to say the least. From an upper level position in marketing to one of the most prolific voiceover talents in the industry, Blum is living proof that it’s never too late to follow a path you never expected.
Even with his plethora of projects, Blum still gives his time to advise aspiring voiceover professionals. With the establishment of Blumvox Studios, Blum is taking his teachings to a whole new level with a curriculum tailored to fostering the next generation of voice actors.
Blumvox Studios is now the ultimate destination for aspiring and working voiceover professionals, providing today’s most comprehensive online program for voiceover instruction at every experience level.
Established by award-winning voiceover professional Steve Blum in February 2018, Blumvox Studios offers a rich, immersive online environment that acts as both a gateway to legions of prospective voiceover actors and an enhanced development tool for working actors who want to become established VO specialists. Regardless of experience level, the courses deliver relevant, hands-on instruction through unique, practical advice and insight to help navigate and succeed in this highly competitive industry.
“Our mission is to educate, inspire, heal and provide a safe space for creativity, personal growth and a sense of belonging,” Blum explains. “We’re here to help people of all ages and experience levels from around the globe to find their purpose by tapping into imagination, unique potential and individual greatness through the art of voiceover.”
For aspiring voice actors, Blumvox Studios’ unique curriculum includes:
- Live webinars
- In-depth training
- Live coaching classes
- Direct access to professionals (actors, producers, directors, writers) from across the industry
- Detailed monthly multi-media newsletter
- More than 16 archived voiceover classes (as of this printing) with follow-up Q&A for each
“One of the first questions asked at any convention or appearance is ‘How do I become a voice actor?’ and the wide range of course options at Blumvox Studios not only answers that question, but also helps guide aspiring and veteran actors through the many twists and turns of this complicated, yet rewarding industry,” Blum says.
Actors hoping to break into the competitive voiceover industry can currently make an investment in their career for a very affordable return-on-investment. For the remainder of 2018, the Blumvox Studios core program is available for a one-month trial offer of $33. A three-month subscription is also being offered at a discounted rate of $81. Either option offers an impressive opportunity for vital, timely information crucial to any beginner’s potential voiceover career. Many essential tips are available in the archived voiceover classes and the monthly multimedia VoiceMonkey Dispatch newsletter, and the next live webinar is slated for October 2, 2018.
A respected member of the voice acting community for 30+ years, Blum has covered every known form of voiceover work – from animation and anime to videogames, film, TV, promo and commercial employment. Along the route, he has garnered a loyal following among industry colleagues and fans alike. Blum is well known for his roles as Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop, Starscream in Transformers Prime, Zeb Orrelios in Star Wars Rebels, TOM in Toonami, and Wolverine in the X-Men animated television series and films. He holds the prestigious title of Most Prolific Voice Actor in Videogame History, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Blum’s organic approach is essential for prospective voiceover performers, imparting an insiders’ wisdom culled from three decades behind the microphone. To name but a few, courses provide a wide range of instructional topics, including:
- Where to Begin
- Finding Your Voice
- Microphone Technique
- Acting for Differing Genres/Formats
- Performance Anxiety
- Protecting Your Voice
- Breathing/Breath Control
- Characters vs. Voices
- Studio Etiquette
- The Business of Voiceover
- Marketing Yourself
- Creating a Demo Reel
- Acquiring an Agent
For advanced professionals, Blumvox Studios slates a monthly, one-of-a-kind Live Coaching Advanced Class that is geared specifically for serious actors looking to take their career to the next level. The 90-minute intense, limited-space webinar helps address real-time issues actors encounter in studio and throughout their occupation, including an open opportunity to discuss all creative, technical and industry questions. Blum personally hosts the Advanced Class in a Live Online setting with no set curriculum, molding the session to the individual participants’ needs, curiosities and questions, which results in a deeply personal experience for all participants. The next Live Coaching Advanced Class is scheduled for October 10, 2018.
“Live Coaching is another distinct opportunity for up-and-coming actors to interact and confer with aworking professional in real time to benefit by their experience in the field, offering guidance not normally found in most voiceover courses,” Blum explains. “There’s always room for growth, and the Live Coaching aspect is an excellent tool for actors of all levels, and available online – so you canattend from anywhere in the world.”
For more information, or to enroll in courses, please visit the Blumvox Studios website.