Actors: How to Find Opportunities and Build Your Career Through Fiction Podcasts

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Briggon Snow

Webinar hosted by: Briggon Snow

Actor on 10+ Fiction Podcasts (THE BRIGHT SESSIONS, THE COLLEGE TAPES, THE BIG LOOP)

There are few actors more prolific or recognizable in the world of fiction podcasts today than Briggon Snow. Perhaps best known for voicing Caleb Michaels in the cult hit podcast THE BRIGHT SESSIONS and its spinoff THE COLLEGE TAPES, Briggon has performed on over ten popular fiction podcasts like THE BIG LOOP and IN STRANGER WOODS and lends his voice to audiobooks including THE INFINITE NOISE and FIRST, BECOME ASHES. Briggon’s experience has allowed him to become a fixture and highly in-demand in the fiction podcast space and he has built an ongoing career from this success. He also has been able to transfer his experience to the world of TV, playing roles on shows like SEAL TEAM (CBS), GAME SHAKERS (Nickelodeon) and MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime). Briggon knows better than most what it means to be an actor for podcasts and is going to share his expertise exclusively with the Stage 32 community. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

It’s no secret that finding work and success as a working actor is difficult. Competition is fierce, and even as more production is restarting, jobs can be difficult to come by, especially if you’re just starting out or haven’t found your breakout role yet. However there’s more than one route to success, and more opportunities than you might expect to find work and build your career. One opportunity that continues to grow is fiction podcasts. Over 100 million Americans listen to podcasts on at least a monthly basis, which includes hundreds of fiction podcasts like HOMECOMING, THE BRIGHT SESSIONS, THE LEFT RIGHT GAME and many more. These podcasts not only have devoted fanbases, but engaged film and TV execs, producers and agents who are hungry for this type of content. By entering the fiction podcast space as an actor, you might not only find interesting, rewarding, and lucrative roles to play over a period of episodes or seasons, but also a career track to continue to find new roles and opportunities that can take you to film and TV work as well.

The world of fiction podcasts is still very new and continues to change on an all-too-regular basis. That means despite there being ample opportunity for actors in this space, Finding roles and your ‘in’ is a lot less straightforward than it is for film and TV. Actors that are successful in podcasts understand the podcast community, how to engage with fans and creators, and also know how to use their voice deliver great performances for the medium at hand. It’s certainly different than more traditional acting processes, but it’s not actually as hard as you might think, especially with the right expertise and guidance.

There are few actors more prolific or recognizable in the world of fiction podcasts today than Briggon Snow. Perhaps best known for voicing Caleb Michaels in the cult hit podcast THE BRIGHT SESSIONS and its spinoff THE COLLEGE TAPES, Briggon has performed on over ten popular fiction podcasts like THE BIG LOOP and IN STRANGER WOODS and lends his voice to audiobooks including THE INFINITE NOISE and FIRST, BECOME ASHES. Briggon’s experience has allowed him to become a fixture and highly in-demand in the fiction podcast space and he has built an ongoing career from this success. He also has been able to transfer his experience to the world of TV, playing roles on shows like SEAL TEAM (CBS), GAME SHAKERS (Nickelodeon) and MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime). Briggon knows better than most what it means to be an actor for podcasts and is going to share his expertise exclusively with the Stage 32 community.

Briggon will break down how you can find opportunities in fiction podcasts as an actor, hone your craft for this medium, and build a career in this audio space. He’ll outline what exactly makes a good pocast or voice actor and lay out how you can make a living with your voice. He’ll explain how to find casting opportunities specifically for fiction podcasts and will also give you tips to better audition. Briggon will then show you techniques and craft tips to help you perform on podcasts, including the biggest technical and performance do’s and don’ts. He’ll also discuss how to make the most of both remote recording and recording in person with your cast and crew and will give you advice on the actual equipment you should invest in for your own home studio or auditions. Finally, Briggon will discuss how to best leverage your work in podcasts to find more VO work and jobs in other mediums like TV and film.

 

If you’re trying to find your foothold and build your career as an actor, you don’t want to leave any stone unturned. Breaking in through podcasts is a huge opportunity you shouldn’t ignore, and there’s no one better than Briggon to break it down for you.

What You'll Learn

  • What Makes a Good Podcast Actor?
  • Can You Make a Living Acting in Podcasts?
    • Portfolio careers
    • Getting work
    • What you should be earning
  • How to Find Podcast Casting Opportunities
    • Casting portals
    • Representation
    • Social media and the podcast community
  • Audition Tips
    • Leveraging your kit knowledge
    • What to expect in the podcast audition process
  • Doing the Job and Giving a Great Performance
    • Technical and performance dos and don'ts
    • What make fiction podcasting different from other VO work
  • Working with the Creator and Other Cast
    • What to expect
    • How to ease into the production’s flow
    • Ways to get yourself asked back for future roles
  • Remote Recording vs. Recording Together
    • Types of productions
  • Equipment You Should Invest In
    • Microphones
    • Interfaces
    • Software
  • Finding Longevity in Your Podcast Acting Career
    • How to promote yourself and your work in the space
  • Can You Transition from Podcasts to Other Mediums?
    • How to leverage work in fiction podcasting to more VO work
    • Understanding the differences and difficulties of transitioning
  • Q&A with Briggon

About Your Instructor

There are few actors more prolific or recognizable in the world of fiction podcasts today than Briggon Snow. Perhaps best known for voicing Caleb Michaels in the cult hit podcast THE BRIGHT SESSIONS and its spinoff THE COLLEGE TAPES, Briggon has performed on over ten popular fiction podcasts like THE BIG LOOP and IN STRANGER WOODS and lends his voice to audiobooks including THE INFINITE NOISE and FIRST, BECOME ASHES. Briggon’s experience has allowed him to become a fixture and highly in-demand in the fiction podcast space and he has built an ongoing career from this success. He also has been able to transfer his experience to the world of TV, playing roles on shows like SEAL TEAM (CBS), GAME SHAKERS (Nickelodeon) and MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime). Briggon knows better than most what it means to be an actor for podcasts and is going to share his expertise exclusively with the Stage 32 community.

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