By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 22, 2010
When you're auditioning talent for a voice over job, it helps to take down notes as you're listening to each demo to remind yourself of why you liked them and what in particular stuck out in the performance.
I've been doing a lot of voice casting as of late and have found that those notes aren't just helpful, they're a lifesaver!
Learn how to make your own casting notes and also how to tell if you've found the right voice by reading this article here at Voices.com.
Did You Get That?
Casting is often a case of "I'll know it when I'll hear it," and that being the case, are you taking any notes when you listen to sample recordings?
Jotting down a sentence or two about why you like someone's voice or are considering them is integral to remembering why you liked the interpretation and what set it apart.
For the purposes of this article, we'll be referring to "auditions" (industry jargon for the custom voice samples you receive in response to your posting a job) as "demos" because each submission is a demonstration of what an individual voice over talent can do for you.
Taking Voice Casting Notes:
à¹ Allows you to put your feelings into words
à¹ Associates specific comments with specific demos
à¹ Helps you to narrow your responses
à¹ Identifies which read you liked best
à¹ Is useful when collaborating with others who are part of the casting process
What Makes a Demo a Contender?
à¹ Listening is an enjoyable experience
à¹ You listen to the entire demo
à¹ You feel happy and the demo gets your adrenaline pumping
à¹ The recording leaves you wanting to hear more
à¹ The demo is listened to more than twice
à¹ It sets a standard or benchmark for all other demos you listen to
Do You Take Voice Casting Notes?
I'd love to hear about your methodologies when it comes to voice casting!
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