Ten years ago, I left medicine and started my own business as an independent ceramics artist. It was during that time that I realized that I would never leave medicine and science behind; they were an integral part of my work with clay, in everything from body positioning and ergonomics to avoiding dust exposure to the chemistry of glaze formulation. And so it is with voiceover. The “instrument” is the larynx, but it’s fueled by the lungs, supported by the neck muscles and the spine, and works in concert with the mouth, the nasal passages, and the sinuses, just to name a few. And it’s amazing how parts of the body distant from the larynx can still affect the voice.
I see health matters in voiceover with the perspective of a family physician. I’ll be using this blog to talk about a variety of subjects, some directly related to the larynx and some indirectly, but all with relevance for voiceover actors and other professional voice users.
Please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if there is a topic which you’d like to see addressed here, just let me know.
I wish you the best of health!