The quick answer of how to get into VO’s is learn the technique and make a demo reel.
What some talent do is take this answer too literally. They take a quick beginner level class and make a demo reel. I might add the demo reel cost quite a bit of money.
Now they feel great. They are ready. They have a demo reel.
Here is a tip that will save you a lot of money.
Don’t Be Duped Into Spending Money On A VO Demo Reel Too Soon
….. Making a demo reel before you really know the technique is a waste of money and will not get you very far.
Here are the reasons why.
A good demo producer can make you sound good. They can cut errors, make the reel move along at the right pace, cut out pauses and extra breaths and put the right music behind a spot. However, you will not be able to live up to who you are on the demo.
You Are Ready To Do Voice-Overs when:
- You know who you are VO-wise; Know your brand.
- You know how to analyze copy and what the branding of the product is asking of your voice.
- Know how to direct yourself.
- Know how to take direction.
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