Looking to improve your voice over directing skills? VOPlanet's Kevin West asked voice over session masters Debbie Grattan and Kelley Buttrick for tips on how to direct voice actors.
Many voice over projects can be recorded by voice talent interpreting copy on their own, but directing a voice over session ensures you get the read you want in just one session. So, what is the best way to direct a voice over session?
So a great voice over job is posted on VOPlanet.com. You record a killer audition. You upload the voice over file, and now it’s time to fill out the note to the voice buyer. If you draw a blank when filling out voice over proposals on P2P, you are far from alone. Let’s get you on the path to glorious client comments and conquer the comments box.
A lot of people have questions and misconceptions about casting on pay-to-play (P2P) sites. The client side of P2P is a mystery to many voice actors. Before becoming a partner in the all new VOPlanet.com, I cast thousands of voice over jobs over the past fourteen years. Many were posted on pay-to-play sites. That makes me what the industry calls a “client” or “voice buyer.” I would like to share my knowledge of how things look on the voice buyer’s side of a pay-to-play site and answer some of the most common questions asked by voice actors. Let’s dive in.
Is it best to hire voice actors through a casting agent? Let’s explore…
We continue our dive into voice over websites and tips for casting voice overs and hiring voice actors. This time, let’s look at freelancer sites. Can you really book a voice over for five bucks? Should you? Read on my friend…
We continue our discussion on hiring voice actors with a look at the different online voice over casting options. We will discuss P2P sites, freelance sites and more over the next few installments. First, let’s start with those top of the page sites and individual voice actor sites.
No matter if you are new to hiring voice actors, or if you’ve booked voices online before, you might find the process a tedious and time-consuming hassle. I feel you. I have spent thousands of hours casting voice overs online. It can be nerve wracking to plow through hundreds of websites to track down the perfect voice for your client by deadline. To help make casting voice overs faster and easier for you we will explain the different kinds of vo websites and give you helpful tips to navigate through all the voice choices out there.