You have a great voice that sounds like molten Cocoa extract with fluffy white cream ear soothing mellowness topped with caramel flecks of ecstasy. You’ve been in front of the mic and people have told you you can make a bunch of green backs with that larynx of yours. You’re in the business… you might or might not have an agent and you’re determined to start hauling in that moula that everyone said you’d be making.
We’ve already discussed how you might be able to land yourself some gigs with Voices.com / Voice123.com / VOplanet.com / Primevoices.com and we’ve already discussed the pros and cons of using sites like that…
But one thing those site do provide is a place for you to post your demos online… You can also do that with Voiceover-casting.com and you might have already done that… but ultimately the best way to give yourself an identity different to the thousand other Voice Over artists out there is to build your own website. Read More
Hello all … I stumbled on this link in my search to achieve VO nirvana.
here is a quote”
VOICE123 / SOURCE ELEMENTS PROMOTION
Purchase Source-Connect Standard at the highly discounted price started at $350, and with each purchase the price drops by $0.75! As more Voice123 Premium Subscribers buy in, you’ll receive an increasing rebate for the difference between the price you paid and the lowest price the promotion reaches. If enough Voice123 Premium Subscribers join in it could be as low as $195.
For Voice123 Premium Subscribers only, limited to 200 buyers
or until May 31st, 2009. One purchase per subscriber.
Your price…Read More
The Harlan Hogan Porta Booth which currently retails on Amazon.com for $149 is basically 3 pieces of Auralex in a laundry cloth box.
Here’s Harlan promoting it:
And here is a Do It Yourself version inspired by the Porta Booth made by Jake Ludington. I think his cost around $50
here’s Jake explaining it
So what does that mean for you the Voice Over Talent / Artist / Noob / Veteran?
Simply it means that you can record Dry takes without having to dish out the moola at a studio. It means you can take this God Forsaken ugly thing on the road with you (and it is collapsible) and record decent quality recordings regardless of the acoustic conditions in your surroundings (read… hotels). Read More
I’m not actually referencing theft here… just methods of payment for Internet based Voice Over Artists.
This is a problem that many people face and they face often… How to get money from the client to their bank account in the least amount of steps… Also what options do you have for payment?
As a Voice Over artist living and working in the Middle East I have heard many horror stories of people who had Paypal accounts that got their funds frozen by Paypal because they accessed their account through a Middle Eastern Terminal. I opened my Paypal account and used it extensively back when I lived and worked in Toronto and have had it for over 7 years now… havent had an issue with it… but that doesnt mean I wont… So I decided to hunt around and find alternative methods of payment.
Based in the UK this seems like a very professional and straightforward way to receive payment from clients. The problem is that its not that popular in North America. Not that most of my clients are from the US or Canada but ultimately you want a service that allows you to get paid by your client and doesnt cause undue hassle for either you or them… I went ahead and opened an account with them anyway because I think eventually I will find a client who will want to pay me with moneybookers.com and I’ll be prepared for that. Read More
Hello All, This is my first of probably not many posts on the Voice Over industry and my personal experience as a VO talent.
For the past week or so now voiceover-casting.com members have had a heated debate on the pros and cons of voice over casting websites like www.voices.com and www.voice123.com. The majority of the veterans prefer not having websites like these because they bring down the VO rates. As a veteran Creative Director in an Advertising company and someone with 13 years as an Art Director I know that often new talent will try to undersell their talent to get their first and second job… what that does of course is cause problems for the established talent because the client (who understandably wants to pay less for any and all services especially in our failing global economy… thank you very much Dubya) wants the job done and doesn’t want to pay that much for it. Read More