By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 11, 2011
How much work is out there? Is there truly enough for everyone?
For every advertised voice over job that you see publicly, so many more exist off the radar or outside of your view!
If you've been waiting to hear someone say that there's voice over work out there to be done, and more than you thought, you're going to enjoy today's VOX Daily.
Last week, we started a conversation about finding a new way to recognize voice actors for their work, specifically in the field of animation where feature film is concerned. A number of comments rolled in but this one in particular was notable for me.
The thoughts shared by voice talent John Beeman on our Voices.com Facebook page about work and getting work were too good not to be shared! I hope they to encourage and provide greater perspective on the subject of voice over work.
"VO jobs are just like the typical 8-5 office job: for every one you see advertised, there are dozens either not being advertised or are being advertised in places you're not looking. Sure, VO opportunities like this (animated film) are a grand slam - we'd all like to be cast as a character voice in a major motion picture. But rather than focusing on the grand slam you didn't get to take a swing at, focus on hitting some singles (pro bono jobs, student projects), doubles (PSAs, corp answering systems), and triples (commercials, indie film narration/trailers). Once the word gets around of how good of a 'hitter' you are, opportunities for home runs (major film narration, trailers) and even grand slams will present themselves. Stay confident, keep sharpening your skills, and make it happen - most of all, just keep swingin'!"
-- John Beeman
Do you have anything to add to what John said?
Looking forward to your reply!
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