Thursday, March 7, 2019
Producer Directing a Voice Over session at a sound board
Whether you are new to the voice over business or you are a veteran voice over director, insights from the voice actor’s side of the microphone are invaluable. Preparation before and guidance during a voice over session are vital to bringing out the best performance from voice talent. VOPlanet's Kevin West asked voice over session masters Debbie Grattan and Kelley Buttrick for tips on how to direct voice actors.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Man directing a voice over on phone pointing at computer screen
Hoping that a voice actor will record your script and intuitively know exactly how you want to sound can be risky. Many voice buyers enjoy directing voice over sessions by listening to the voice talent as they record and giving instruction. The result is that the voice over is read exactly as it was intended to sound according to the writer. You do not have to be in the room with the voice talent to direct a voice over session. There are some nifty hacks to reduce the cost of remote direction. Explore six of the most common ways to direct a voice over session from anywhere.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Two voice actors looking baffled and surprised at laptop
Many voice actors have incredible voice over skills, but have no idea what to say in a business proposal. Voice over talent that audition for jobs online are often asked to make a few comments to the voice buyer in their proposal. 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.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
voice actor holding headphones with tablet on lap
A lot of people have questions and misconceptions about casting on pay-to-play (P2P) sites. The client side of P2P can be somewhat of a mystery to voice talent. Many voice actors are simply unaware of what really goes on behind the scenes and inaccurate information gets shared and repeated. Let's answer some of the most common questions about voice over P2P sites.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Professional Voice Actor Speaking Into Microphone
Is it best to hire voice actors through a casting agent? What about Union versus non-Union voice talent? Does it make a difference? Let's explore.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Handing Holding 5 dollar bill
We continue our dive into voice over websites and tips for casting voice overs and hiring professional 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…
Thursday, August 16, 2018
professional voice actor in studio
We continue our discussion on hiring professional voice actors with a look at the different online voice over casting options. Are those top-of-page ads touting cheap voice overs legit? Hiring a voice actor direct from their personal site can be a great option if you have the time. We discuss some important points to consider when hiring a voice actor direct from their website.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Producer sitting at computer looking at computer to hire a voice actor
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. 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 professional voice overs faster and easier for you we will explain the different kinds of voice over websites and give you helpful tips to navigate through all the voice choices out there.
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