Wyatt Baker – Class of 2019
What are you working on?
Currently, I narrate and produce audiobooks from my home studio in Carlisle, as well as booking VO sessions around the country. I’ll be voicing in a to-be-announced VRV show airing sometime this September.
What is your claim to fame?
I am primarily known for my roles in videos on YouTube channels such as Gigguk and JelloApocalypse, with audiobook narration coming in a close second.
What is your advice for anyone looking to get into the industry?
It may not seem like it on paper, but audio professionals work harder than many in the creative field. While a good education is paramount (AMP is certainly a great choice in that regard), discipline and work ethic are equally important. Training your skills regularly is likewise super important. I would recommend taking any and all opportunities offered to you when you are starting out. Studio work, field work, live sound – you might find yourself falling in love with an aspect of the industry you would have never expected.
As far as voiceover goes, there are a few key things that can help get your feet off the ground. Acting classes and theatre involvement go a long way in honing your skills (plus, theatres need audio too!) and there are plenty of VO workshops hosted year-round in the northeast. There are a host of online forums dedicated to voiceover (Voice Acting Boards, Casting Call Club, ACX, even communities on Twitter and Facebook) full of helpful people from all skill ranges.