Move in the Booth

with Pilar Uribe

Acting is more than just using your voice. It requires whole body movement, agility, and engagement. In this episode, Anne & Pilar share their favorite stretches, exercises, and warmups that can be done in and out of the booth. From Pilar’s jaw release warmup to Anne’s neck stretch, by the end of this episode you’ll be warmed up + ready to perform like a #VOBOSS.


Bosses, get your move on! In this episode, Anne & Pilar share their favorite warmups for a fresh + flexible voice + body in the booth!

"In the booth, we think we're only using our vocal cords, but we use our whole body!" - Pilar

About Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe is a bilingual voice actor, telenovela star, and radio personality. Born and raised in New York City, she broke into show business with roles in Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), Pobre Pablo, and El Cartel, filmed in Colombia and Miami. She recorded and produced for WLRN Miami-South Florida and now lives in Los Angeles, where she records voice over for television, radio, and films.



Anne's Neck Exercise

Warms up your throat muscles + releases neck stiffness!
  1. Place your right hand on your left ear, reaching over your head.

  2. Tilt your head to the right side with your hand resting on your ear.

  3. Breathe through your nose for three seconds.

  4. Exhale & stretch even further towards your right shoulder.

  5. Repeat on the other side, placing your left hand on your right ear and stretching towards your left shoulder.

  6. Place your right hand on the top of your head and stretch your chin towards your chest.

  7. Inhale for 3 seconds, exhale and stretch further into your chest.

Pilar's Jaw Release Warm-up

Release jaw tension!
  1. Place your palms on the side of your face, like they’re headphones!

  2. Slowly massage your jaw and cheekbone in small circular motions. Move from your jaw line up to your ear, and back down.

  3. Continue the massage while lowering + raising your jaw.

  4. Add the sound “ma-ma-ma” with very light lip contact.

  5. Change the sound to “woah” (+ keep massaging!)

The BOSS Jaw Release Warm-up

Helps connect your breathing & speaking!
  1. Place your lips loosely together + release air in a steady stream. You should hear a trill or raspberry sound.

  2. Try releasing on an “H” sound, and then “B” sound. Feel the difference between the two.

  3. Slide up and down in your voice, from upper to lower register.

  4. Visualize where the sound is coming from.

  5. Feel how each trill sits in different octaves of your voice!


"Our body influences the way we sound. " - Anne

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