We had the good fortune of connecting with Tara Sands and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tara, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
Being a freelance worker has taught to be adaptable and flexible. There are often last minute schedule changes that are out of my control, and I am someone who likes to schedule and plan. This type of work moves me out of my comfort zone and forces me to roll worth the punches, which I am grateful for.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am lucky because I was able to start working in voice over pretty young. I grew up near New York City and booked my first voice over job in high school. It has been so interesting to watch the industry change over the years and see how technology has really impacted our work. I do a great deal of my recording from my home studio (even before the pandemic) and I have had to adapt and learn new computer skills over the years to keep up with the changes in the voice over world. I am glad I kept an open mind about learning these new skills and am able to continue to work, even though my preference is to go to a studio and let the professionals handle all the engineering and technical aspects of recording.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When I have people visiting, some of my favorite places to show them are Little Tokyo, the Arboretum in Arcadia, and if they have kids, I love Underwood Family Farms. All of these places have great people watching and I could do that all day!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents were always so supportive of my career and my goals. I know not everyone who works in the arts is that lucky, so I am very grateful.