5 Things we look for when recruiting voiceover talent
Updated: Aug 25
New voiceover talent are joining the journey into voiceover every day. With technology advancements, top quality talent now have the world at their fingertips no matter where they are located. Our hard work goes into picking the right ones to fill our voiceover talent roster.
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Here are 5 things we look for when signing on a talent to our roster
1- Studio Set up
In todays VO world you can do a lot with a little. A quiet, acoustic dead space to work in, or a whisper room booth. Make sure the space in the middle of your home or apartment with no walls facing the outside of the structure. Somewhere so that we can't hear your neighbors kids playing in the yard.
Your audio interface and mic is a big part of the equation. Voiceover talent that want to work with us need to invest in a good audio interface and microphone. We can tell the difference when we do our test connection, don't skimp on these. We're quality over quantity
Voiceover talent that want to join our roster need to be able to connect remotely, so make sure you have high speed internet. For your awesome talent to shine bright in session, make sure that the computer you're using for your voiceover business is connected to the internet via and ethernet cable. Also make sure no one is streaming videos or transferring large files, bandwidth is real and can be a headache for voiceover talent.
2- The pipes
We only work with talent who know their chops, so bring your A-game. Make sure the voiceover demos you submit represent you at your best. Upload one for each voice type ie; Spanish Language, Gravitas, High energy, General voiceover demo.
Work with a reputable voiceover coach that follows these guidelines. There are a lot of charlatans out there, but a good VO Coach will bring you to the level you need to be to compete as a professional voiceover talent.
Audition, audition, audition. As a professional voiceover talent, you want to make sure you're on everyones list. Do your research on voiceover talent agencies, production companies and the like. Submit to everyone, and audition often. The top voiceover talent across the country audition half the day, and do sessions the other half of the day.
4- Scheduling and availability
Make sure you're available for the types of jobs you're auditioning for. Commercial voiceover work generally records 9-5. E-Learning voiceover work, generally you can record on your own time as long as you manage your schedule around the project deadline. Voiceover for Audio books are also a 9-5 deal, although you may be able to get away with recording on your own once the client develops trust with you.
5- Last but not least...Attitude
Voiceover talent are some of the nicest people on earth, but like in any creative field there are some easier to work with than others. The old saying that attitude is everything. Be professional on the line with clients, pay attention to the details of the direction given by the clients during the voiceover recording, ask questions when you don't understand something, and offer everyone the best version of you. There is nothing more awkward for an voiceover audio engineer than to referee a creative squabble between the agency producer and the voiceover talent.
Those are 5 things we look for when signing on new talent. If you'd like to open up a FREE VOICEOVER AUDITION Click here.
If you'd like to register to our voiceover talent roster click here