Kay Bess' Do Less. Be Better.

Voiceover Lab


Kay Bess' Do Less. Be Better.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Begins at 2:00 PM PDT | 5:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 1:45 PM PDT | 4:45 PM EDT

3 Hours

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Do Less. Be Better. An Effective, Insightful Approach to Brand Imaging TV Commercial Auditions. The best voice over performances have little to do with the sound of one’s voice. They’re the best because they're believable. They’re authentic. They’re true. In commercial voice over, the best voice actors understand their place in the commercial. They know they’re but one link in the chain of creatives bringing to life a thirty or sixty second piece of advertising magic. TV commercials are born of the confluence of a copywriter’s words, a visual artist’s images, and an actor’s grasp of the human condition as expressed in his/her voice. The best voice actors know they are team players, not stars. Do Less. Be Better. is a specific approach to Brand Imaging TV commercial copy, where you’ll learn the importance of doing less in order speak with more authority and more authenticity. We’ll dispel the myths of what makes a great TV commercial audition and discover what inches us ever closer to that glorious moment when the booking is ours.


Kay Bess

Kay Bess is an American voice actor and native Southern Californian, from Santa Barbara. She trained in The School of Dramatic Arts BFA Acting Program at The University of Southern California and studied Philosophy at UCLA. She studied Meisner Technique at The Ruskin School in Santa Monica and is a member (on leave) of The Actor's Co-op Theater Company in Hollywood.  Kay has worked as a voice actor for over 35 years and has been heard on countless TV and radio commercials. She’s done promos for every major American TV network and a wide variety of cable stations. Kay has voiced video game roles in renowned franchises such as The Last of Us II, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Agents of MAYHEM, Skylanders: Super Chargers, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, Final Fantasy XV, and Fallout 76. Kay has done roles in noted animation series such as The Loud House, Spirit Riding Free, and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, among others. Kay is best known as the voice of The Property Brothers on HGTV - seasons 1-4, and Ana in the video game Lara Croft Rise of the Tomb Raider.  She is the voice of The Starship La Sirena in Star Trek: Picard, and voices Bellroc in WIZARDS, the 3rd installment of Guillermo Del Toro’s epic trilogy, Tales of Arcadia. 


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