Great voice acting is about the embodiment of a role, certainly in video games and animation, but also in narrative and commercial applications Even if you’re voicing “yourself” you are playing a character. It’s not about vocal placement, accents, or timing; those are skills and details. The focus should always be on becoming the character. We're going to cover this: show examples, get volunteers to read and break down the differences between guessing what the casting director is looking for, versus embracing and embodying what the role requires. You'll discover how to create a mental reset away from trying to please a casting director and more towards honoring and becoming the character. You will also better appreciate why it is vital to be constantly creating and honing characters and building a Grimoire, or catalog. And you'll also be more willing to take risks with roles, even sometimes breaking away from the sides when it's what's best for the character (and knowing how much to break away).