Voice Over Jobs: How To Get Paying Voice Over Jobs Online

October 11, 2012

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Voice Over Services: Looking for Professional Voice Over Services?

September 13, 2012

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Voice Over Production: How to Get High Quality Voice Over Productions for Your Media!

September 4, 2012

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Tracking Down Continuous Voiceover Job Opportunities

August 17, 2011

Once you have finished voice over coaching at an on-line or traditional school, the next step is finding voiceover work. Searching for voice over job opportunities in our current highly competitive industry could be tough nevertheless, there are specific steps you can take in order to position as being a strong candidate for a high-paying project. Here are some steps you can take to get regular voiceover work opportunities:

1. Bring up to date the marketing package. If you made a voiceover marketing profile while you were in voiceover school, you have got to make sure it is up-to-date and contains every one of the techniques you might have developed over time. If you have recently completed new assignments for any client and also have clips to share, include these in your promotional bundle for your potential client to see more samples of your voice over skills.

2. Get a successful voiceover agent to work with. Working with an experienced agent can help you obtain voiceover work in several areas that you not be aware of, so it’s a good idea to begin pitching your promotional profile to established voiceover agents. A voiceover agent will also be able to refer you to high-profile job opportunities and make recommendations on your behalf to agents and directors in the market.

3. Maintain an online portfolio. Nowadays, there are quite a few voice over marketplaces existing online, and you may create a profile that displays your abilities. Some work opportunities can be done on-line, while some requires you to go a studio.

4. Keep on rehearsing voice over scripts. You will find on-line voice over scripts databases of various kinds of voice over scripts. Feel free to use these to be able to practice, to make an audio file and generate more samples. Fine tune your skills by practicing voice over scripts often.

5. Get more voiceover training. If you’re not 100 % positive that you’ve got the voice over techniques that will help you land your next project, think about improving upon your skills through additional voice over training. Additional voice over coaching and practice gives you with an edge to find better paying work opportunities and get more voice over jobs on an regular basis.


Determining The Various Kinds Of Voiceovers

September 23, 2010

Voice-over talents usually specialize in a particular type of voice over, which include radio scripts, TV commercials or corporate voice-over scripts. As outlined by James R. Alburger, author of the book “The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice Over”, the majority of people exclusively think about commercials whenever they hear the phrase “voice-over scripts.” Nowadays, voice over scripts are used for not just tv and radio ads. Voice overs have grown to be an indispensable component of giving presentations for mass media, the net, corporate and business marketing materials, and to advertise certain events. There are different categories of voice over artists, and every character necessitates very special narration and on-the-air conversational skills.

In the radio industry, voice-over artists are widely used to create commercials, promotional materials, and radio DJ clips. For television, voiceovers are used for news clips, commercials, promotional videos and on-air segments to introduce news anchors along with other TV hosts. The marketing promotions unit of the television station usually deals with the on-air campaigns of voice over segments.

In the corporate and business community, voiceovers are commonly utilized to create training materials, online presentations and promo videos. Voiceovers can also be used to create marketing presentations, video demonstrations intended for trade shows, conferences, as well as for training purposes. Sometimes, a voice-over artist is used to produce a compilation of telemarketing information scripts or to narrate the voice over prompts for incoming callers. Retail stores may produce voice over scripts to announce in-store sales.

In the motion picture sector, voiceovers are used to launch any segment, or to provide narration. Voice-over artists used to accomplish this type of work normally have some experience working with films and cartoons, and may be expected to modify their style to be able to perform a particular character.

Various other in-demand areas for voice-over artists includes the making of audiobooks, online streaming audio tracks and internet media presentations. These are all fast-growing areas of the world wide web that need a professional voice to create the programming, and voice over artists that are hired for most of these contracts will often have professional voice-over training.


Finding Voice Over Talent On The Web: 5 Easy Steps

March 8, 2010

The sheer number of voice actors vying for jobs today can be a little overwhelming when you’re looking for the one perfect candidate to represent your project. Take your search online can be a great way to streamline the process of finding the right voice over actor for the job.

When piecing together a multimedia project, you shouldn’t underestimate the resources that are freely available on the Internet. Online databases can, for example, allow you to find a perfect sample script at no cost to you, or can serve as valuable reference material if you are writing your own script. Many voice professional nowadays maintain personal websites containing their portfolios and samples of the voice work they have done in the past. Checking out online samples of potential hires’ work is a great way to save time during the hiring process.

Though the web can definitely make your search for talent quicker and more efficient, without the appropriate strategy it can turn into a gigantic waste of time. Potential voice actors you find online, for example, may not be as reliable as they first appear, and may delay your progress by failing to submit their samples in a timely manner. These kinds of obstacles can be easily surmounted, however, with a little bit of know-how. Here are some valuable tips on hiring voice talent on the web:

1. After you you initially contact a potential hire, ask for a sample of their work. If the person in question is the true professional they claim to be, they will have .mpeg samples on hand to send to you, or will direct you to a site where you can heir their work. This first step goes a long way towards weeding out candidates who aren’t serious about getting the job.

2. Ask that all potential candidates submit a formal resume. Professional voice talent should also have no trouble providing you with a resume that exhibits their work experience. You will also want to check in on two or more of your potential hire’s references, to get an accurate and balanced picture of his or her ability.

3. Ask how the voice actor prefers to be compensated. It’s a good idea to ask potential voice talent what their per-hour and per-project rates are. You should also take note of whether her or she will accept payment after completing the job or expects money up front, with the rest delivered afterwards.

4. Conduct a telephone interview. Telephone interviews are best for any talent you may not have the opportunity to meet with in person. Telephone interviews can touch upon previous work, a brief script reading, and to gauge the confidence level of your candidate.

5. Ask if your voice talent is equipped to provide services digitally. It is increasingly common for voice over artists to set up studios in their own homes. If your actor or actress is able to record his or her performance from home and send it to you over the Internet, this means that you will save on the costs associated with travel and the shipping of tapes.


Choosing Sample Scripts For Potential Voice Actors

February 11, 2010

If you’re considering hiring voice over talent for an upcoming project, you’ll need to schedule an interview, review demo tapes, and request a sample script reading from potential applicants. Voice over scripts make it easier to find just the right match for your business, and can make the interview process much more valuable. Think of the script as a sample of work your applicants can produce for you.

You don’t need to give applicants too long to prepare for a sample script reading, as there is generally no line memorization involved. The applicants can make use of the script as they perform their reading, so they should only need an hour or so to get comfortable with the script before going into the studio.

Many companies struggle with determining what type of tone and style they are looking for. The best way to start is to narrow down who you are marketing to . Learning the demographics of the target market will help you narrow down the different types of voices that would be most appropriate for your advertising or other promotions. This approach can also help eliminate most of the voice over talent applicants during the initial stages, making your hiring process much easier.

In order to decide what sample scripts you will use, you will need to think about several different factors; you will need to select scripts that will give you a good idea of the breadth and nature of your applicants’ talents. To make sure that you choose voice talent that is a tonal and stylistic match with what your business is trying to accomplish, you will also want to consider what type of marketing you’re trying to create. What are the general themes you’re looking to tackle? Will the tone be authoritative, or do you want to make listeners laugh? These decisions will guide you in the selection of your sample scripts.

Finding voice over scripts is easy with a simple search online. Many script databases are available free of charge, and give you a chance to search by keyword, theme, or subject. Look for scripts that are similar in scope to your field, or pick something that challenges the applicant to try different styles and themes. Many voice over script collections are royalty-free, affordable, and from trusted sites and projects. These can also be a great resource for developing and adapting your own scripts, and give you some more ideas for making different types of scripts with your key goals in mind.

In making the final decisions as to whether or not to hire a particular voice actor, you’re going to want to be able to refer to his or her demo and compare it side-by side with the tapes of other applicants. This demo should include several script selections that are representative of an actor’s range of talents, and how well they will fit in with your vision of the marketing you would like to produce. You may either have your voice actors send in demos along with their applications, or complete them in your studio.


Voiceovers Recording Room Preparation Tips

January 14, 2010

You’ve found your voiceover talent and are ready to start producing your script, and the next step will be to create a professional recording for advertising. It is possible that you have a videographer or production team helping you create a voiceover script, but did you realize that there are computer software programs and tools that can create the entire project for you from beginning to the end?

The environment in which you will record your Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE voiceover has to be prepared properly to assure the creation of a quality advertising and promotion piece. Here are some essential tips when preparing the room for your voice over recording:

1. Equipment check. Booking the voiceover talent for the project and then wasting several hours testing equipment will cost you. ”Producing Great Sound for Digital Video” author, Jay Rose, expertly suggests that you should get the right kind of equipment and test it the day before production schedule. If you can’t test the equipment the day before production, then conduct the test a few hours before production time to reduce the chance of any unforseen delays.

2. Make sure the room does not create echoes. The only way you’ll know if the room is creating an ‘echoing’ effect is when you turn on the microphone and shut all the doors and windows. Conduct some test recordings with all of the equipment so that the echo effect can effectively be reduced.

3. Consider using background music. In a professional voiceovers, there should not be any noise between the narrator and the listener. You want to create an audio space that sounds as if the narrator is having a face-to-face conversation with the audience. If you have a lot of ‘white noise’, consider adding background music.

4. Find the best position in the room for the recording. There are no rules about where to position the microphone, so feel free to move the mic setup into different areas of the room to get the right sound. You don’t want to record when the sounds seem hollow or filtered in any way. Move around to find the best fit.

5. Don’t worry about outside traffic or small rumbles. Even simple things like fluorescent lighting or distant traffic outside the window can effect the sound quality of your voiceover recording. However, most mics do not pick up these sounds. If you do feel like the script is being affected by these outside sounds, consider adding a high-pass filter to the microphone for a crisper recording.

6. Reduce noise from vents, air conditioners and computer fans. Noise from computers, air conditioners and other similar equipment may be picked up by the mic especially when you are recording in small area. Sounds from these machines can cause some turbulence for your recording, so it’s a good idea to turn them off for as long as possible during each recording segment.

Use a pair of headphones to monitor the voiceover recording throughout the production cycle. Take advantage of playback functions in a different room to make sure that everything is going smoothly; this will reduce the need to do another ‘take’ and can also help you address any problems with the audio quality of your voiceover recording right away.


Using Voiceover Demo Tapes to Assess Talent

December 18, 2009

You must spend some time to find the perfect voiceover artist for your commercial. The search for the best voiceover artist includes listening to voiceover demo tapes sent by each applicant. You can initially gauge the style and suitability of an applicant to your project by listening to demo tapes.

Asking applicants to send in demo tapes can be a better alternative to asking artists to schedule a voice over test in your office. Interviews can put some pressure on artists while a demo tape will give them a chance to do a natural and unstrained performance. Then again, you need to have a set of criteria in listening to voiceover demos. Below are five important criteria you need to evaluate:

1. Pace. Pay attention to the speed of the actor’s delivery. A good voiceover artist is someone who can adjust his pace easily to emphasize different ideas. Rodney Saulsberry, author of “You Can Bank On Your Voice”, states that the speed of delivery has an important effect on any voice over piece. Good artists understand that a very slow delivery and an extremely fast delivery are a pain to listen to and they should know how to pace their voice throughout a piece.

2. Arouses interest. You want voiceover talents that can easily grab your attention right at the beginning of a set. Along with a talent’s tone, good voiceover talents can stress specific words and emphasize important phrases to stir interest in a piece. Prioritize tapes that start out strong and are able to sustain that initial interest through the end.

3. Flexible accent. Good voiceover talents can change their accent and imitate other dialects. Pay attention for examples of these when listening to a recording. An artist who has this quality will have no problem in portraying different characters.

4. Speaking Pattern. The delivery pattern of a voiceover piece is a significant element in any recording. The correct delivery pattern or rhythm can help listeners to remember the script and even identify the brand being promoted. It is important to take note of this when listening to every demo tape.

5. Wit. Comedy is an integral part of many successful voiceover scripts. Listen if an applicant displays wit through a cheerful tone and jokes. Assess if the artist delivered his jokes in such a way as it made you smile or made you feel uncomfortable.

Selecting the right voiceover talent for your commercial or voice over project can be challenging, but demo tapes can help you assess a talent’s ability and skill level. Listen for these key elements in every demo tape so that you have an accurate assessment of the talent’s potential; a seasoned voiceover artist will demonstrate mastery in these five critical areas, and provide you with several examples of each skill and style.


Effective Ways to Improve Voiceover Scripts

November 11, 2009

Your voiceover copy will either spell out success or failure of your radio commercials or podcasts. Your copy should be convincing enough to gain credibility with your listeners. Be warned though that writing voiceover copies are very different from writing print ads.

Peter Drew, a veteran voiceover artist who is involved in Internet and radio productions, emphasizes the idea of ‘writing for the ear, not the eye.’ This idea requires one to write brief and straight to the point messages, the kind that we use in conversations. This style may seem very strange for anyone who has written ad copies but developing this style will allow one to create effective and convincing voiceovers.

Here are some simple ways to modify your marketing copy and recording strategies that will ensure the voiceover is narrated as smoothly as possible, and that it really does deliver a high-impact message to your target audience:

1. Always use the active voice. The secret in creating an effective script is to make it as close to a natural conversation as possible. The use of the active voice will ensure that each line won’t sound artificial and thus making it easier for your script to connect with your audience.

2. Use a windscreen to protect the mic. If your voiceover script contains a lot of words that begin with the letters ‘P’, ‘B’ and ‘T’, the talent may have difficulty reading the sentence without distorting it. A windscreen can help eliminate this problem and help them deliver a more smooth-sounding sentence.

3. Highlight inflections or nuances in your copy. Marking up significant words or phrases in your script will help an artist understand and convey the subtleties of your message. You need to read out aloud the script first then identify significant words or phrases that needs to be stressed. Then you can either underline, italicize, or mark those important words and phrases in your script.

4. Write down phone numbers in word form. Numbers are also words that would need to be read. Spell each number so that you can detect if there are any blockages to your script’s overall impact. Be prepare to edit your script if any part sounds inappropriate.

5. Instantly grab your listeners’ attention. Headlines are what lure audiences to listen to any advertisement. Your headline will serve as an opening to your ad’s body. A great headline would be composed of less than ten words and contain at least one compelling benefit or statement.

It is the job of the scriptwriter to ensure that the script or copy will match the talent of the voiceover artist. Each voiceover artist can project a certain personality and this has to fit with the script. Once an artist has been selected, the script can then be altered to match the artist. What’s important here is that the artist voice, personality and quirks should match your message. Also give time for the artist to practice delivering the message. Be sure to apply all of these techniques to create a solid and compelling script.