To many of us voice over work is not such a new phenomenon. If you enjoy shows like ‘The Simpson’s’ and ‘Family Guy’ then you know voice over artists are a necessity for such roles. Voice over artists can often ‘voice’ more than one character in a show (Seth McFarlane, creator of Family Guy does the voices of Peter, Brian, and Stewie Griffin).
The position of voice over artist can be found in such areas as; Television, radio, animated series, business and advertising campaigns, narration, voice over translation, video game production, audio books and e-books, and much more. We all have something that is an asset and unique to only us….our voices. Many of the companies listed encourage newbies or beginners to apply.
There are many resources available online for training, to create voice over demos, to network with other artists, and even to become a producer in your own in-home studio. There doesn’t seem to be much experience needed, but don’t expect to be auditioning for Disney! Some companies may want you to have demos prepared before your initial audition, so it may be wise to create a few for your portfolio.
There are companies that seek people who have already established their in-home studio, or are in the process of doing so: though there are still companies that prefer for artists to live within certain distances from their main office; so not all positions will necessarily be virtual. I find that often organizations like to see their artists every so often for briefings and so on. This position is one that one could work on his/her own schedule as long as deadlines were adhered to. This seems like a job that would be fun to perform. I would advise those of you who are new to the industry to seek out the organizations that aren’t looking necessarily for professional artists.
There are certain skills that are required of voice over artists to be successful. What could one possibly need? I mean, you just speak, right? Wrong! Though formal education isn’t a requirement, most voice over artists are actors, or have otherwise proved his-her talent(s) within the industry, so preparing by using some type of voice coaching would be wise. Take advantage of the resources listed to boost or gain skill in the industry.
I wanted to find a video to show you of someone in the industry already working as a voice over artist. I found a few good ones to show you;
So if you are interested in becoming a voice over artist, there is training available and many resources to help you get started. There is a way to break into the industry without much experience. Most jobs have an entry level where newbies can gain experience, and this job is no different. Did you notice in the first video “newbies” are encouraged to try the ‘micro-job’ sites to find gigs to earn experience? Gig sites are usually recommended because big jobs are split into several different smaller jobs, and this aids those with no experience in certain fields to gain needed experience. Good luck on your journey! 🙂
SuchAVoice –A resource for beginners in the industry.
EdgeStudio –A resource for voice over artists.
VoiceOverInfo –A resource for voice over artists. Tips
and best methods.
AOL –A resource of info for voice over artists.
MediaShift –Resources and tips for voice over artists.
VoiceOverExtra –A resource for beginners.
AlisoCreek –A site about everything voice over.
Chron –Tips on how to get voice over jobs.
GravyForTheBrain –A resource for voice over artists.
VoiceOverX –A resource for voice over artists. FREE
VOC –A resource for voice over artists.
BizParents –A resource for child voice over artists.
DirectVoices –A Resource that talks about voice over pay.
Great Voice –Receive voice over training.
Get Started in Voice Over –FREE resource to get started.
Vo Prep –A resource for beginners.
Voice Over Jobs
GlobalDigitalDivide –Hires voice over artists.
UpWork –A job board with open voice over positions.
BackStage –A job board for those in entertainment with
voice over and other openings.
VoiceBunny –Hiring voice over artists.
Voice123 –Find voice over work.
VoiceOverRealm –A job board for voice over artists.
StudioCenter –Hiring voice over artists.
LinkedIn –Posted openings for voice over jobs.
VoiceOverInfo –Hiring voice over artists.
JobMonkey –A job board with open voice over
SnapRecordings –Find voice over work.
UKVoices –Hiring voice talent in the UK.
Voices –Seeking voice over talent.
MVON –Find voice over work.
VoiceHunter –Seeking voice talent.
VoicesOnCall –Hiring voice over artists.
MediaMatch –Seeking voice artist and voice captionist.
CaeerBuilder –A job board with openings for voice over
VoicesPro –Jobs and auditions network.
AuditionsFree –Seeking to fill voice actor positions.
StarNow –A job board with open voice over positions. UK
SunspotPros –Hiring voice over artists. Ashville, NC,
or Orlando FL.
VoiceBank –Voice over casting network.
LAAuditions –Voice over auditions. LA.
ProVoice –Professional radio voice over jobs.
ExploreTalent –A job board for voice over artists.
VoiceToons –Voice casting for cartoons.
VoiceJockey –Seeking voice artists.
VoiceJungle –Seeking voice artists.
ProComVoices –Seeking voice talent. Must live
within one hour of NC Studios.
CheapVoiceTalent –No studio fees. Free
auditions for voice talent.
ProudVoices –For voice artists. Not Currently
hiring. Check back frequently.
VoiceOver –Seeking voice over artists.
PreciseVoices –Seeking voice over talent.
InternetJock –Seeks voice over artists.
Bodalgo –Hiring voice over talent.
VoiceOverBiz –Seeking voice over artists.
Behind The Voice Actors –A job board to find voice acting
NV Talent –Submit voice over auditions.
Michigan Voice Over Talent –A resource for voice over
talent jobs and training.