Getting a feel for projecting “UP AND IN”.
( “UP AND IN”… A fundamental approach to vocal work on a microphone…. Is one of many techniques specifically developed and coined by Charles Michel for Voice Over Training.)
How do you learn to project your voice “UP AND IN”?
Start by breathing deeply and moving gently. As you continue to move, bring your hands toward yourself as if you were scooping water and splashing it on yourself. Lean backwards just a bit and wiggle slightly as if you were sliding under a limbo stick. While your physical focus moves backward, begin to speak…Almost inhaling the sound.
Concentrate on projecting your voice “UP AND IN” to your body. Imagine that the sound is escaping out of the back of your head, instead of in front of you. Practice this until the approach makes it’s way into your “muscle memory” and becomes a natural and automatic part of your voice and your microphone technique.
In addition to training the voices of hundreds of people, Charles Michel has been an actor, singer, character voice performer and voice-over announcer.
Read more about Charles and watch his video interview!
Charles, thank You so much for your patience and your expertise. The demo sounds great and it is all because of you! If I ever earn an award for voice over work (is there one?) you’re at the top of my gratitude list.