How to Find a Good Voiceover Talent?
The voiceover market is incredibly crowded nowadays and everyone with a good voice and microphone can enter the arena and publicize themselves all over the web as ‘Professional Voiceover Actors’. And, this somewhat creates difficulty in actually finding a good voiceover talent. But where there is a problem, there is always a solution. Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help you find a good voiceover talent for your movie or screen project:
Search for Reputable Companies
When it comes to finding the right person for the job, you can always grab your smartphone or tablet and search online for reputable companies which have experienced and professional voiceover talents. A supplier or agent who has multiple voiceover actors should be able to give you what you need. In addition, if anything turns out different than you expected you can hold the company accountable. This ensures your money does not go to waste and you will find a good artist as well.
Avoid Huge Voiceover Directories
Do not post your job to thousands of voice talents in one go. It is best to avoid huge voiceover directories as it may get you confused and perhaps you will end up with a voiceover actor who doesn’t know anything about voiceovers. Usually, experienced voiceover actors who are established and credible will avoid using websites because of the overwhelming number of amateur contenders. Therefore, it is better to search yourself rather than having people contact you.
Don’t Go For the Cheaper Option
In the professional industry, you can never go for the cheaper option. As mentioned earlier, every person with a good voice or microphone will claim to be a professional voiceover actor. If you choose based on price, it won’t be too late before you will be looking for another voiceover talent. Like most things, you get what you pay for so go with respected and reputable companies which have professional voiceover actors. In addition, expect a variety of fees when looking for voiceover actors, as all actors have different remuneration structures.
Take a Demo
This may sound a bit cliché but it is important that you do not just go on experience and reputation. In addition, don’t just hear the demo CD of a voiceover actor. In fact, insist on having a voiceover done in front of you. This is because numerous studios record and produce and show CDs of dubbed voiceovers. Therefore, the overall potential of a voiceover actor could be fabricated. The best option is to take a demo to determine whether the actor you choose is worth hiring. In addition, be clear and fair about your project requirements, your expectations and budget. This way, you can ensure there is no misunderstanding between you and the actor.
So, now that you are familiar with the tips mentioned above, finding a good voiceover talent for your movie or screen project won’t be a problem.