One of the big projects I’ve been working on since getting laid off is now done – I’m open for business as a Voice Actor and Narrator!
I actually had the idea to do this some time ago. When I have looked into getting work as a Voice Actor in the past, the biggest obstacle was that I didn’t have a Demo, and getting a Demo produced would mean spending quite a bit of time in the studio.
So, finding myself suddenly free from the daily grind, I almost immediately went up to Schenectady, NY to take some classes and record tracks with Voice Coaches (see my earlier blog entry here). After a couple of months of work, the production work on my demo was done, and as of today, my new web site is live.
During my college days, I spent a lot of time in the studio of WJHU Radio in Baltimore, as their first News anchor.
In the years since then, I’ve missed the studio work, and folks frequently ask me if I’m not the guy they heard on some TV or radio ad. As a result, I’ve often thought of trying to get some work doing Voice Overs.
The one thing I was missing, aside from practice, was a demo. You can’t get anyone to hire you if you can’t send them a demo, and it needs to be properly produced.
Well, as I now have some time on my hands, I booked sessions with Voice Coaches in Schenectady, NY, and I’ve been working with them this week. I’m taking some courses on working in the modern production studio (they don’t use tape anymore?!?!?), and both improving and modernizing my presentational style. We’ve also recorded a number of tracks to use in producing my demo. I’m really learning a lot, and having some fun, as well.
As of 27 August, demo production has been complete for several weeks, and the new web site is up and running! Check it out here.