Character Voice Demo- Finished.
I've taken up the points raised, especially for character demos and accumulated them all on little projects that I've done.
look forward to hearing feedback, cheers.
Faithful, there's a little more characterization here, but is your range limited to whispering in a cave on the eve of a great conflict? You might need more variety. I'll let folks with more background in characters comment on content.
You're going to need to do some serious work on your technical setup to be competitive, even for auditioning. There's a high background noise level in your equipment, you're not on-mic, and the space in which you're recording is cramped with hard, reflective surfaces. Even for producers who might like one of the characters, the technical quality of the recording will prove distracting.
You have the imagination, if not yet the range and the acting chops, to do this. If you're committed to hanging in, spend a little time and money on making better recordings.
go to www.voicebank.net qand listen to the demos of represented actors.
There is a very, very big difference between doing funny or entertaining voices and being a trained, knowledgable and productive member of the voiceover community.
Read one or two of the various v.o. acting books. Get em for 1/2 price on Amazon or eBay.
Take regular acting classes and improvisational acting and learn what you can about this business. This "demo" and the skills it presents might work for some free radio drama, but not much beyond that.
Some of us take this profession very seriously and have invested and continue to invest time, money and effort into our craft and many have done so for years.
While I know that everyone has to start somewhere, I think that many of the current crop of would be voice actors appear to believe there is little to this little thing called voiceover. I am not saying this is true of you faithfulone, but I and most of my peers had tons more understanding and experience when we first made our demos and even then to become a working voice actor was and continues to be very much a challenge.
I don't mean to be harsh, but those who hire talent, in their quiet indignation will turn out to be the worst of critics - the silent ones who will distance themselves from you.
What are the little projects? What has been accumulated? This is continuous improvisation and I can hear the clock ticking in the background.
Originally Posted by faithfulone
Sorry no Cigar!
Before you invest in equipment I would get some some instruction form a good voice over coach. The harsh reality is unless you have an immense talent, and huge cast of characters in your back-pocket, you're not going to be hired as a character voice actor right out of the gate. You'll more then likely start out doing commercial work --the bread and butter of VO world.
Keep your dreams and polish your craft but seek professional guidance with acting classes and voice over classes- Check out Bob Bergen's offerings and seek the advice of such working pros.
Now, GO GET 'EM!
thanks for the advice guys.