Archive for the ‘Voice Over Demos’ Category

Why do most animation demos suck?

Some thoughts on animation demos… 90% of animation/character demos are pretty much flat out terrible. There, I said it. Let’s take a minute to let that sink in. Okay… I think my number one problem with a lot of character demos is most of the characters are totally out of context, if you can even […]

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Reeling Them In (or 50 Other Demos Today!)

I think a talent should approach the creation of a new demo reel from the perspective of a producer who might hire the talent.  This may seem self-evident but I can only conclude that many talents haven’t grasped this concept based on the demos I continue to hear. One rule that hasn’t changed in the […]

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Do The Hustle

I started hustling for voice work back in 1990, the summer before my last year at university.  Back then, we were still a few years away from the internet hitting the mainstream so one had almost no option but to use the yellow pages and published directories of ad agencies & production companies to find […]

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Secrets of an Agent Man – Volume 2

There’s a fine line between persistent and completely annoying and the trick for the aspiring voice talent is to stay on the right side of that line.  It’s true the voice demo is always going to be the #1 calling card for a talent trying to land an agent but there’s also the matter of your personality.  […]

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How Not To Get An Agent – Actual Transcript

The following is the actual transcript of a recent exchange between me and an aspiring voice talent.   See if you can spot the point at which I decide not to represent him: To: PN Agency Received: 12:18 PM Hi, I’m looking for an agent/manager. I’ve hosted/produced a radio show for a year, and currently help in the […]

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Secrets of an Agent Man – Volume 1

I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Jerry Seinfeld one time and she asked him what he looked for in a woman.  “I like good things”, Seinfeld said.  “Attractive.  That’s good.  Intelligent.  Good.  Easygoing.  Also good.  I generally don’t go for ugly, dumb, bitchy women.” I would say Seinfeld’s answer is similar to how I would […]

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