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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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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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Professional Voice Over Ad Agency Pitch
If you have a project that requires a voice over, it's best to hire a professional voice actor. A professional voice over can help you win and keep accounts, increase the effectiveness of your eLearning courses and give your project a professional edge. Read more to find out why you should you hire a professional voice talent instead trusting your creative to your co-worker Jerry with the "nice voice."
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Repeated Guy Same Voice Over Talent from Corporate Voice Casting Sites
Are you frustrated that you keep getting auditions from the same voice actors when you cast a voice over? Do you know that you may be paying voice over sites thousands of dollars in unnecessary fees and commissions? Let's talk about why it's hard to find fresh voice talent on the corporate voice casting sites and what kinds of fees and commissions can affect your voice over budget. If you use a voice over casting site to find and hire voice actors, here are a few insights that might surprise you.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
American and British flags in voice over speech bubbles overlap for Transatlantic Accent
The demand for a neutral international sound has popularized a voice over accent that is not quite American, British or European. Transatlantic voice overs, also known as Mid-Atlantic English, International English or Neutral English, are in demand and voice actors who have mastered the accent are being cast with increasing frequency. Voice buyers and voice actors are sometimes unsure of what exactly Neutral English is. To get a better idea we went to the experts. We talked to Juliette Gray and J. Michael Collins, two of the top professional voice actors who book Transatlantic voice over work, about what the accent is, how it’s being used and what exactly it sounds like.
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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.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Recording a voice over from home
Many voice over recording sessions are now being recorded and directed remotely. The vast majority of voice actors now have home studios custom built with technology and sound quality that rival brick and mortar commercial studios. Of course being in the studio with the voice actor and directing the session in person is ideal. Luckily there is technology available that enables us to connect to remote studios and direct VO sessions from any where as if you were there in person. Let's take a look at the most popular methods top creatives are using to direct VO sessions remotely.
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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.
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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…
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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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