Voice Over is easy money right?
the information on the web is pretty overwelming if you want to try and get into voice overs
to be honest, I had all the negative thoughts such as, Am I talented enough? Isn’t it a saturated market? Every time I put the TV on, Stephen Fry is doing the voice over, or Joanna Lumbley – not much room for me, if all the celebs are getting the work
Now I come in from being a DJ/radio presenter, so I do know it is tough getting work, and once you have it, keeping it……..oh the joys of showbiz
I had just been “let go” as our American friends call it, from a radio station and I didn’t know what to do.
I thought I would try voice over work pretty easy right????????? – wrong.
I assumed that with my contacts in radio, the ‘phone would always be ringing off the hook – wrong again………
I had to work at this (and still do), to get a demo together and punt it out but where do I record a demo?I found that many studios where happy to take my money, but were of no help to get on the ladder. Eventually I found studio called A1 vox in London who gave me some tips and a couple of tricks to get me going. It is run by Charles Nove, who is a wiz at tech stuff as well as the creative side of things.
I did my demo, now what.?………… I returned on the train to Dorset and had a list of radio stations to which<em> </em>I could send it.
That’s when the hard work begins. I hope I haven’t put you off………….I just want to give you an over view of how I started in this business.
In my next update I will go through what you need to get going, like equipment that you need to record and monitor from which to achieve a good sound.
Don’t worry if you are not techy, I will try to explain simply……