By Stephanie Ciccarelli
June 19, 2009
How do you know it's time to revamp your voice over demos?
There are a number of indicators, some that jump right out at you, and others that are so subtle that it may take another set of ears to discover them.
If it's time for you to do a self-analysis of your demos, or you feel that your demos may soon be on the way out, better take a good look at this list!
Long story short, you should consider making a new demo when:
1. You have improved
2. Have a new specialty you want to focus on
3. When the styles on your demo are out of date
4. If the music on your demo is out of date
5. If your demo mentions years or specific dates
6. When the demo doesn't feel fresh
7. When you are embarrassed of your demo
8. Straight reads on your demo aren't an accurate representation of your current voice age
9. If your voice has shifted registers
10. If you don't recognize the voice on your own demo
Of course, if you need a second set of ears you could look into a demo reviewing service, or take a look at even more advice right here on this blog to learn more about how demos are critiqued before moving ahead.
If you find that you have different indicators or have a set schedule for when you update or have new demos produced, I invite you to comment with your thoughts.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Â©iStockphoto.com/Dieter SpearsRelated Topics: out of date, production, redos, styles, voice acting, voice over demos, voice talent
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