Tips for Becoming a Voice over Artist
By Muhammad Beyhttp://www.Muhammadbey.Net Over the year I get emails asking me for my advice on Voice over and how to getstarted.I live in Philadelphia, a first rate, second rate city for Voice work, it has been quite astruggle to find work in this town but I have found some here and there over theyears.Here are some of the ideas I have suggested to others, I hope some of them areuseful.1. One thing I can suggest is trade your enthusiasm for experience, find a teacher andget more voice training if possible.If you are fortunate enough to live in a Media and Arts city like LA , New York orLondon, then start beating the street, start researching the agencies that work withVO people and call or write them for permission to send or better yet, hand deliver ademo.
2. Do not waste too much time trying to reach the Andrea Romano’s and other
famous casting directors or your favorite VO actors, their contacts or their contactscontacts through LinkedIn, facebook or other social media, I have tried it. They donot reply to emails or quires in most cases. And why should they, they all ready haveit made, why should they want to help you get in the door; they do not know you andyou are only a threat to their income or opportunities.The only way in is through your own persistence, doing grunt work, free work andmeeting people and making friends until you met the right person, under the rightconditions that will give you a
break. That’s what happen to me when i did a TV
commercial for Sovereign and Santander bank in 2009, i got the break becausesomeone else could not be bothered getting there that day! After that there was nocall from NY or Hollywood, in fact nothing happened, despite calls and posting, emailsand visits to agencies.