As with many other industries, the internet ushered in some big changes to the world of voiceover, with one of the biggest being the emergence of Online Casting Sites, also known as P2P (Pay-to-Play) sites. While there are varying opinions of these types of sites, the fact remains that they are an incredibly valid source of VO work and are something that should at least be explored, if not adamantly pursued by voiceover talent. While you could simply type up a quick bio, upload a photo and your demo, and hope for the best - there are a few things you can do to take your profiles on these sites further, and increase your visibility and chances for success. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Every Voice-Over audition you do has a number of different elements that contribute to its strength, as well as its potential to land you the job. By knowing which of these elements are most important to those casting the project, you can make sure you focus your energy on the areas of your audition that matter the most. Let's take a look at the 5 main components of a Voice-Over Audition, in order of importance from most to least, as well as how to optimize each one.
As a VO Talent and Self-Marketer, you may know the types of places you should be reaching out to in hopes of landing work (Video Production Companies, Animation Studios, E-Learning Companies, etc...) But do you know who the best people are to contact at these companies?
Sometimes you may find a number of contacts listed on the website for a potential lead, and you don't want to send a mass email to a bunch of people at the company all at once, but you also want to be sure you make contact with the person most likely to hire you for a gig.
In this post, let's take a look at the 5 types of people you should be looking to contact when marketing yourself as a VO Talent, in order of likeliness to be the person handling voice-over at the company, and thus, the best one to contact.