Your Place With Voice Over Professionals on the Internet
So, you’d like as broad a marketplace as possible? The internet is obviously the place to be. But you need a web site, right? Not necessarily. Many of the larger voice over web sites you may list with will create a web page for you on their site as part of your listing fee. You can post demos, list experience, vocal quality, etc. and have a web page to direct potential clients to. Eventually, you will definitely want your own web site, but…it’s ok to take one step at a time.
Setting Up Your Professional Voice Over Studio
As I discussed in “Voice Over – Your Home Studio” If you want to work via the web, you really need your own studio. If you have access to a studio free of charge or very cheap, you could go that route, but most internet work demands a speedy turnaround of auditions and often the finished job as well. Also, there’s not usually a lot of budget left for you to pay studio charges. With more and more professional equipment being made to work with home computers, you can set up quite a nice studio without a huge outlay of cash. You definitely want a good microphone with shock mounts, a preamp, processor, a good recording and editing program, and sound proofing.
When I was setting up my studio, I was fortunate enough to make contact with some very helpful people who were willing to share their advice. There are also books available with information on creating your home studio. You’ll find a listing of helpful professional voice over books and books on creating and “tweaking” your studio listed below.
Good Luck on Becoming a Voice Over Professional!
I hope I’ve given you something to think about and some useful information to help you on your journey.
Helpful Books on Voice Over:
Secrets of Voice-Over Success: Top Voice-Over Actors Reveal How They Did It
There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is : An Insider’s Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs
Art of Voice Acting
You Can Bank On Your Voice
VO: Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor
Voiceovers: Putting Your Mouth Where The Money Is
Talking Funny for Money : An Introduction to the Cartoon/Character/Looping Area of Voice-Overs
Word of Mouth : A Guide to Commercial and Animation Voice-Over Excellence
How to Read Copy : Professionals Guide to Delivering Voice-Overs and Broadcast Commercials/Book and Cassette
Creating Character Voices for Fun & Profit
Making Money in Voice-Overs
Guides for Creating Your Home Recording Studio:
Sound Advice – Voiceover from an Audio Engineer’s Perspective
The Voice Actor’s Guide to Home Recording
Home Recording Basics
Digital Home Recording
Voice Over – Articulation Exercises
Voice Over – How To Read Copy
Voice Over – Demo
Voice Over – Agents
Voice Over – Talent
Voice Over – Home Studio
Voice Over – Internet Professionals
Voice Over – Professional Voice Talent
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