View Full Version : Dumb 123 Question
09-08-2009, 07:36 AM
I "registered" for 123 just so I could see what audition scripts look like. I just started practicing and recording fake clips in August, working with a coach in September, etc. I am nowhere ready to create a demo or post a demo.
Not long after registering with 123, they started pestering me to upload a demo. Should I ignore them? I'd rather have nothing uploaded that something of poor quality uploaded.
I'm still not happy with how my home studio sounds. Your thoughts are welcomed. Thanks.
09-08-2009, 08:52 AM
Just my opinion, but I'd wait until you're a bit more sure of yourself, and have a demo that you are proud of. No reason to rush just because 123 says to. Besides, it's just an automated email. They send out lots. You may be able to opt out of them on their site...
09-08-2009, 10:12 AM
Only when you feel fully competent as an actor should you hang your shingle.
The Voice Chap
09-08-2009, 05:16 PM
123 used to insist on users having a demo of some sort. While I agree with Joe and Mike about not recording your demo yet, make sure that your account at 123 will not be removed if you don't upload a demo.
09-11-2009, 07:46 PM
Thanks. I'm not ready but I think I need to record their fake demo. Just a dry read. It'll be OK.
09-11-2009, 09:37 PM
Don't do it.
09-12-2009, 09:19 AM
I'm with Mike, Elizabeth. You're not ready.
Do NOT put the cart before the horse. What will happen then is that a prospective voice seeker (actually, a lot of them) will hear a demo from someone who is not yet ready to compete in this market and you'll never get another chance from them.
You really do need to put in the time and work to get to where you need to be. You may ultimately end up being GREAT at v/o, but from what I've heard you post here, you're not there yet. Not by a long shot. And I don't say this to be mean, I'm being honest and giving you the best advice you'll get on this thread.
Take voice coaching lessons and acting lessons if you're not already. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT record a demo until your voice coach is 100% sure you're ready, and ONLY THEN do it and ONLY in a professional studio with a professional audio engineer.
Anything you do before then or other than that will be professional suicide.
09-12-2009, 09:54 PM
Elizabeth, listen to the experienced pros above. Mike, Joe, Dave and Scott know what they are talking about. Build that foundation of acting, voice lessons etc.. before you cut a demo. I cut my first demo too soon and don't want to make that same mistake. You get one shot sometimes, make it your best shot. People in this business have very long memories. Best of luck to you in your endeavours.
09-13-2009, 10:09 AM
Thanks to all who chimed in. I wasn't planning to develop a produced demo, just a "demo" to post on 123. Based on your input, I plan to do nothing at this point. Thanks.
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