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Become a Voice Actor With Our Voice Over School

We've created this page to help educate, as several people come to this site and inquire on "how to" be a voice talent. In no way are we affiliated with or are a voice over school and cannot furnish you with additional information other than what is on this page. We are a professional voice casting service and production company and only work with seasoned professional voice over talent who we help place in productions that are contracted through us.

Learning Voiceover Skills

Before getting into the business of voiceovers you have to determine what you are good at. Is it commercials, narrations, imaging or characterizations? These are the four main categories of voiceovers. Each of these categories, branch off into almost an infinite amount of sub categories.

For example, tv spots, documentaries, animation and on hold messaging just to name a few.

Find the one category you are good at and work at it first. On a daily basis, listen to that particular category of voiceovers whether it's on tv, radio or some other form of media. Also read books on the subject and work with a coach. This takes time, so be patient. For individuals already in the media (radio and tv personnel) wanting to make that transition into the wonderful world of voiceovers, you've got a jump on the others, but your work is definitely not done. Read on through and we're sure you've missed some steps. Below are links to recommended reading:


Making Money in
Voice-Overs : Winning...

How to Read Copy:
Professional's Guide

The Art of Voice Acting

Building Your Own Studio

Once you've educated yourself on your particular category, it's time to set aside a location and collect the gear necessary for your studio. Your studio can be in a closet, or a small spare bedroom. The smaller the better. We've even heard of people putting sheds in the middle of their living room and yes it works! At the very least, you will need a mic, a preamp (if your mic doesn't have it's own power), a computer, a simple audio editing program, an exceptional quality sound card, a CD burner, and an mp3 conversion program. Now remember this is just a start. Below are some books on acoustical design as well as software and websites where you'll get great service on gear and more advanced software.


Home Recording Basics

Digital Home Recording

Getting Your Business Organized

No business is "a business" unless you organize some of the traditional elements needed to make a business run efficiently and professionally. These elements include contracts, order forms, software for book keeping, getting your fictitious name under a proprietorship or creating a corporation. Business cards are also a must. Below you'll find very important information in regard to starting your business.


Turn Your Passion
Into Profits

QuickBooks 2007

Making Your Demo Rock

Your demo is "the" most important piece of your business. It not only is a sample of your work, it's your calling card. Do not take your demo for granted. If you can't produce an excellent demo yourself, make sure you hire someone to give you the best. And make sure that someone has done voiceover demos before. First test the waters, record some pieces of copy and send them to a coach or someone heavily entrenched in the industry. If they don't have a rate for this, offer them $25, so they take you seriously when you send them stuff.

Marketing Mania puts together many voice talent demos. Click here for more information on demos by Marketing Mania.

How To Market Yourself

Now this is the REAL trick! This is what separates the regular talented individuals from the professionals. And unfortunately, this does not come free. You are either going to have to educate yourself on how to market and advertise in the voice over world and pay a pretty good dollar amount to get yourself noticed or click here and find out how to get your voice over marketing plan started. Remember there are no quick fixes to anything, and it takes time to build a reputation and name for yourself.

Closing the Deal/Representation

This is your final hur-rah! If you are not a very good business person or you only want to concentrate on your talents rather than the business aspect, you will need an agent or a manager. Most of the big talent agencies will not take your phone call until you are well established. That means you are already grossing $50-$100,000 worth of talent fees a year from your voiceover work. Some smaller professional talent agencies and production companies look for sheer talent and how available you are. And it's important to note that the unprofessional agencies and companies are even less demanding but they don't pay very well and they will take advantage of you if you let them.

Additional Information and Services for the Beginner/Novice Voice Over Talent


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