Looking for Voices? Trying to break into Voiceovers yourself? Want some tips on how to hire the right voice for your project?
These articles will help…
Sarah Sealey, a British VO, has put together a brilliant essay about what it takes, in her own cheeky style. It’s a highly informative read and will give you a very good idea of what to expect if you decide to embark on this career. (Hint: If you’re after “easy”? Probably best to look elsewhere.)
Dan Hurst’s Voiceover e-Book – Dan’s put together a bunch of information for those thinking of getting into voice overs. It’s a great resource and if you’re thinking about this as a sustainable career, it’s worth a (detailed) study. You’re welcome. 😉
– A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Voice Talent, And What Happens Next The right voice can really make your project shine. But how do you find that voice? And what happens when you do? First things first Don’t let the process intimidate you. If you’ve hired voices before, you probably know what to expect.
Who Wants To Be A Voice Talent? – J. Christopher Dunn is a very talented voice over artist who gets asked what it takes to be a voice talent on a regular basis (I think any of us that have been in the business a bit have been asked the same). Here’s a pretty detailed analysis.
Voice Coaches – They provide one-on-one and all-inclusive programs that provide specialized voice evaluation, industry preparation, network quality demo development, and effective self-marketing training coupled with personalized, long-term support. There’s lots of information on their website. If you’re looking to give yourself that extra edge a voice talent, check them out.
Everything about the GVAA is meant to be helpful – for both new and professional voice actors. They give tips and advice about various aspects of the industry. They also provide podcasts, personal feedback, downloads of helpful stuff for your business and your practice, they can work with you on auditions, plus a lot more – including the GVAA Rate Guide – which is ENDLESSLY helpful – especially when you’re just starting out.
If you’re really serious about becoming a voice talent, you really really need to treat this as a business – not a hobby. Freshbooks can help you do that by presenting your invoices to your clients in a professional manner and allowing you to track outstanding invoices, keep track of expenses and a whole lot more. Personally, I LOVE Freshbooks.
You’ll find tons of articles here for any level of voice actor – on a whole TON of different subjects. John Florian has really put together something special on this site. He regularly holds webinars with some of the industry leaders in voice overs too – so watch for them! Sign up to his newsletter and you can have that excellent content delivered to your in-box regularly. Or just continue to check in with the website on a regular basis. You won’t be disappointed!
George Whittam is a genius when it comes to fixing recording issues for voice talent. If you’re just getting into voice overs and you don’t know what equipment to buy, he’s the guy to ask. He has several options available from a super simple beginner’s set up, to a pro’s dream. And if you already have …
VocalBoothToGo is a great website to check out if you’re looking for vocal booths you can take on the road with you. Once you’re in the thick of things, you’re really going to need some kind of a travel rig. I happen to own one of these and really love it. For more information on how …