By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 11, 2011
Have you ever made a character voice over demo before?
One of the trends I've seen over the last few years is talent recording a video of themselves performing their accents in succession without any editing. The wow factor is pretty high on those videos and a lot of attention comes their way if the video is interesting enough.
See a few examples of how you can bring your character voices to life using video and audio in today's VOX Daily.
You might have noticed that there is a lot of talk about interesting, homemade videos that include voiceovers on YouTube. A number of actors are using YouTube as a means to get themselves in front of casting directors and agents. Voice talent are no exception.
Video seems to be a great way to not only get the attention of those who might cast you but also to be seen by anyone and everyone. Thanks to social media, sharing content is as easy as pie. If people find your video or audio to be interesting, they will share it with their friends and expose your talent to their networks thereby helping your content to go "viral."
One example I can think of regarding accents is Amy Walker and her 21 accents video. She took a simple concept and spun it 21 ways to become a YouTube sensation. Click play on the video as her accents speak for themselves.
Something else you could do is read an excerpt from a book using multiple character voices or impressions. Jim Meskimen is enjoying success having produced a video of his celebrity voice impressions performing Clarence's speech from William Shakespeare's Richard III.
You could do similar things with audio only of course. An example of this is a character voice over demo made by voice talent James K. Flynn using the text 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Even though I first heard this demo over 5 years ago, I still remember it and James' demo remains a reference point for me when thinking of great character demos.
If you have unique demos promoting your voice, I'd love to hear about them! Be sure to provide a link to where we can hear them. If they are on your Voices.com profile, be sure to include the Demo URL for easy listening.
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