Saturday, February 3, 2007

Getting started in Voice Overs

We've had ads running on Craigslist and other sites lately looking for experienced voice talent. We've gotten lots of voice talent demo cds in and more and more talent are joining our roster and letting us represent them. However, in addition to the pros sending in demos we've been swamped with requests about how to do voice overs, what it takes to create a good demo, what to put on it, etc..

But first, let's talk about demos. Not your content, but your presentation of your demo.

Here's what you want to do to make sure your demo gets the attention you want.
  1. Make it look professional.
  2. Include a cover letter introducing yourself and your work experience.
  3. Include EVERY way to get in touch with you. We need all your phone numbers, email address, ISDN connection phone numbers, IM chat name, etc.
  4. Use a printer for your labels, not a pen or pencil. Remember that first impression is everything.
  5. Send a CD and not a cassette.
  6. Use a padded envelope for your CD. CD cases crush easily in the mail and need protection.
  7. Test your demo before sending it out.
That's it for now. More to come.


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