Posts Tagged ‘voice work’

5 things to leave off your voice demo

I receive and listen to a lot of demos. I think the quality of demos and the voices behind them seems to improve every year. That said, there are still some things I’m hearing on demos that really shouldn’t be there. Allow me to present… THE TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LEAVE OFF YOUR VOICE […]

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Cast Away 2: It’s okay to ignore Casting Directors (sorry Casting Directors!)

Some thoughts on voiceover auditions… I have always thought that talents should let the copy dictate their audition. That essentially means more or less ignoring directions they get either in writing or in person, though I realize an in person audition necessitates you walk that fine line between giving the read you think best reflects […]

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Classic Videos: No Other Way To Say It

This is a fun video from writer/director Tim Mason about a voice over session that goes horribly wrong. According to Adweek Magazine, “The film was made by Hog Butcher, a content creation company made up of improvisers, comedians and writers from Chicago institutions including Second City, IO and the Annoyance Theater. Hog Butcher is led […]

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How much is the right voice worth to an advertiser?

Interesting overview of the voice-over industry from Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. It covers some of the pay-to-play stuff mentioned in my previous post and even includes a quote from PN Agency’s Todd Schick :)- “Those who regularly hire voice talent – especially advertisers – want work done faster and cheaper. Just as […]

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Secrets of an Agent Man: The Urge to Purge

Sometimes I feel like PN Agency is the equivalent of Hotel California – you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave. Percentage-wise, we actually do not have that many talents who have left the roster. There are a few who went union or moved out the city/country. There were a few […]

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The Rating is the Hardest Part

I was interested to read this piece on the Voice Over Herald website that advises voice talents to post a rate card on their web page: http://www.voiceoverherald.com/why-you-should-post-your-voice-over-rates-online/ I definitely have an opinion on this but the preface to this is the strategy of a talent agent may be different than an individual voice talent. That […]

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