I’m a Voice Over Actor!
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It’s a common oversight by most people who don’t realize that voice over artists are essentially, actors. I think it is because the only manifestation of what we do is what you hear, it is impossible for anyone outside of the industry to know that we invest in our craft by taking acting classes, vocal training and study the various techniques offered by voice acting coaches so we can deliver the subtle nuances that make up a great delivery of your script.
If you’re looking for a voice over talent to work with and you are not using an agency, make sure you get to hear their work and ask yourself these questions…
- When evaluating the work does it meet your expectations?
- When you close your eyes do you feel like you are PART of the read or simply hearing someone talk?
- Is it how you want others to find out about your product, business or cause?
Something I like to do is to provide a custom demo for potential clients. The process is quick and easy and it costs nothing.
A potential client will contact me and provide me with their script. I go through the script marking my notes and then record a voice only demo.
The entire process from the time I receive the script to when I deliver it to my potential client takes under 6 hours, depending on my work load when I receive it. By doing this you get to hear how my voice will match up with your project. If you like my read, we discuss what sort of production you need including music, sound effects, etc and I produce the entire spot.
When I first started doing this I was a bit apprehensive because I didn’t want someone taking my work and using it without paying me. I am happy to tell you that NOT ONCE since I have been doing business this way have I been “taken”. How do I know this? every demo I have done has been picked up by the client I have demoed for, so it works out great for you and it works out even better for me and my family. I also think the process has made me a better voice actor and businessman because it really forces the ACTOR/ARTIST in me to focus and not chase rabbits.
So what do you say? Contact me so I can help you take your message to the masses!
Reach Marty Daniels directly to get your custom demo Marty@MartyDaniels.com.