Voice-over acting

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    Feb 04, 2013 6:05 AM GMT
    I been wanting to do voice-over for a while now does anybody know of anyone who does or how to get a gig.
    Also I made some videos tonight I got one more to put up on you tube.

    I'm going to post the vids in a few
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    Feb 04, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    Find a good class in voice over work. Also make a demo reel and get an agent.
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    Feb 04, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    I suggest getting some books on the subject and reading up. It's a tough industry to break into. However, if you wish to get started, here's a good place acx.com to start "working" a bit. A class is good, but it should be a quality class with hands-on training and critique; otherwise, they will just "steal" your money. Read up on the craft.

    (from one who's done some voice work)
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    Feb 04, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    IIRC there's a pretty famous voice over actor that browses the forums
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    Feb 04, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    http://readthrough.com/

    Check out that website for some free experience.

    Craigslist, local colleges, etc. Just build experience to (as someone else said) build a reel. From there you can submit to more advanced/paying projects or look for an agent.

    Lots of gigs hire people from home, so you may have to invest in entry level pro equipment if you're super serious. But not necessarily right away.

    Oh and do lots of research. I like Harlan Hogan. He has fun stuff to offer. Heck out his website and book if you can. There are lots of other people who offer first hand professional advice as well, I'm sure.
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    Feb 04, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
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    Feb 04, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
    Yes I do. Its very hard to get. Reason being its easy money.
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    Feb 04, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidYes I do. Its very hard to get. Reason being its easy money.


    Are you serious?? Could u tell me what u mean by that.
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    Feb 04, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    art90 saidhttp://readthrough.com/

    Check out that website for some free experience.

    Craigslist, local colleges, etc. Just build experience to (as someone else said) build a reel. From there you can submit to more advanced/paying projects or look for an agent.

    Lots of gigs hire people from home, so you may have to invest in entry level pro equipment if you're super serious. But not necessarily right away.

    Oh and do lots of research. I like Harlan Hogan. He has fun stuff to offer. Heck out his website and book if you can. There are lots of other people who offer first hand professional advice as well, I'm sure.


    Have you done it before as well?
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    Feb 04, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidI suggest getting some books on the subject and reading up. It's a tough industry to break into. However, if you wish to get started, here's a good place acx.com to start "working" a bit. A class is good, but it should be a quality class with hands-on training and critique; otherwise, they will just "steal" your money. Read up on the craft.

    (from one who's done some voice work)


    Okay I'm gonna check it out. But I wanted to know what its like.I always wanted to do it because x-men is my favorite cartoon. I am inspired by them.I love mimicking people. But I know its more to it.


    Apocalypse voice is awesome
    Especially rogue and gambit

    Could I contact u

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    Feb 04, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI love your grammar.


    Shut the hell up
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    Feb 05, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    azariah1982 said
    Dallasfan824 saidYes I do. Its very hard to get. Reason being its easy money.


    Are you serious?? Could u tell me what u mean by that.


    Sure. As someone who does it for free for my varous companies and have hired people to do it....

    doing voice work is the one thing actors LOVE to get. If you listen closely to a lot of ads, you will hear the voice of a some pretty famous people. Why? Because there is no hair or make up and you come in and read a :30 spot. The entire process probably takes less than hour and you get paid a lot do it if you are well known. Even if you are just working for scale, its easy money. Actors, singers, radio DJs, etc all kill for this work.

    The good voices work a lot. The rest, not so much. Its hard to break in to because, like I said, its easy money and everyone wants to do it. I have been told I have a great voice for it. And I do I guess which is why I do all the internal stuff here. But to try and get work outside of that..its really rough. You have to be really unique and have an agent.
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    Feb 05, 2013 12:21 AM GMT
    As of now all I have is a crappy phone so I just use my phone to make songs and cartoons with my drawings.

    I stay in a rehab facility Aka nursing home. I don't have much. 45 dollars a month is all I get. That's crazy!

    I know that I have mad potential and that I am NoT gonna stop trying to reach my dream

    Gotta do something.
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    Feb 05, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    There are literally 6 Men who do voice-overs.

    Aside from Celebrities.

    It is not a market worth approaching.

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    Feb 05, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    Cash saidThere are literally 6 Men who do voice-overs.

    Aside from Celebrities.

    It is not a market worth approaching.



    Cash did you know Bob Cruz from years back? He was a good
    Pal of mine
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    Feb 05, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    I've been told by many people that I should do voice-overs, or radio, or similar. I did some educational shorts videos (scenario actors) and voice-overs for course materials at the university that I worked at in Toronto, but never took it any further.

    Sometimes, I wonder...
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    Feb 05, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    intensity69 saidI've been told by many people that I should do voice-overs, or radio, or similar. I did some educational shorts videos (scenario actors) and voice-overs for course materials at the university that I worked at in Toronto, but never took it any further.

    Sometimes, I wonder...


    Its not to late do it.
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    Feb 05, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Roguewave said
    Cash saidThere are literally 6 Men who do voice-overs.

    Aside from Celebrities.

    It is not a market worth approaching.



    Cash did you know Bob Cruz from years back? He was a good
    Pal of mine


    Was He the Guy that did all the car commercials???
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    Feb 05, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    Cash saidThere are literally 6 Men who do voice-overs.

    Aside from Celebrities.

    It is not a market worth approaching.



    Which is why EVERY movie trailer sounds the same, I guess.