Wednesday, June 19, 2024
What Do You Call Someone Who Does Voice Overs?
Someone who does voice overs is called a voice actor, voice talent, voice over artist or narrator. But which term should you use? If you've ever wondered about the different terms used to refer to individuals who lend their voices to various projects, you're not alone. Whether it's commercials, animations, audiobooks, or video games, the talented individuals behind the microphone go by several names. Here are the common terms used to describe someone who does voice overs.
Monday, June 17, 2024
Best Practices for Voice Over Auditions
Welcome to our guide on crafting the best voice over auditions to help you land more jobs and advance your career in the exciting world of voice acting. Whether you're a seasoned voice actor or just starting out on your journey, mastering the art of auditioning is essential for success in this competitive industry. Are you ready to elevate your voice over auditions to the next level? Let's dive in and discover how you can win over voice buyers and grow your voice over business.
Monday, June 10, 2024
5 Things to Consider When Hiring Voice Talent
Hiring a voice actor isn't just about finding someone with a nice voice. It's about finding the perfect voice for your project. It requires careful consideration to ensure that the chosen talent aligns with your project's goals and resonates with your target audience. Let’s explore five essential considerations that you should bear in mind when hiring voice talent.
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Monday, June 3, 2024
Voice Over Demo Tips
Are you looking to break into the competitive world of voice acting? Crafting a compelling voice over demo is a crucial step. We’ll walk you through the dos and don'ts of creating a professional voice over demo. Whether you’re just beginning your voice over journey or looking to freshen up your demos, by following a few guidelines, you can present yourself as polished voice talent. This can increase your chances of capturing the attention of voice buyers and landing lucrative opportunities in the industry.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
There are many questions and misconceptions about how casting on pay-to-play (P2P) sites work. The client side of pay-to-play is a mystery to many voice actors. Before becoming a partner at the all new, I cast more than a thousand voice over jobs. Many were posted on pay-to-play sites. That makes me what the industry calls a “client” or “voice buyer.” I have bee­­­n casting on various platforms for fourteen years. 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.
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Professional Voice Actors Heather Dietz and Josh Mead
When the pandemic hit a lot of people were a bit intimidated by the prospect of working from home and the long days without a break from kids and partners. Who could possibly handle all of this “togetherness?” Enter voice acting power couple Heather Dietz and Josh Mead. Not only are they balancing the work from home/life/kids thing, Heather and Josh are old pros at being together all the time. Both are full time work-from-home professional voice actors, raising two young children while building their voice over careers.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Podcast on a smartphone
These days, there’s a podcast for everything. Voice over is no exception. Who loves to talk about talking more than voice actors? Plus, we already have all the cool gear to make a podcast! With so many voice actors cranking out podcasts, it's tough to know which ones are worth your time. As always, VOPlanet is here to make things easy. Here are seven voice over podcasts that we highly recommend.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Home Voice Over Studios by George The Tech Whittam
Can voice actors work from home? Absolutely! Voice acting is very much a home-based business these days. Today’s voice actors not only work from home, they build full-blown professional recording studios in their homes. These are beautiful studios that rival the best that LA or NYC has to offer. Like you, we at VOPlanet geek out over gear, especially when it is set up in such amazing spaces. So, we chatted with the expert: George “The Tech” Whittam, who gave us a peek behind the mic of two of his custom built voice over studios.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
How to Start a Career in Voice Acting
Becoming a voice actor can be lucrative. Plus, you can work from home and you become a member of the vibrant voice over community. While there are many benefits to voice acting, starting a career in voice overs requires careful consideration. Read on for straightforward, actionable steps for starting a career in voice acting.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Cast Voice Overs Online VOPlanet
The creative industry moves at lightning speed and so should your voice over casting. You no longer have to book a voice over through an agent, schedule an in-person session in an LA studio and then wait days for your voice over to be recorded. Online voice casting has made it possible to quickly and easily tap into a worldwide network of freelance voice actors from the comfort of any device and get professional voice overs in minutes. Let’s take a look at how casting voice overs online can save you time and money and take your creative to the next level.
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