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Frequently Asked Questions about the Voiceover Business

By Cammie Winston on 3/5/2009 , in category Blog

What do you do at Voiceovers International?

Audio!  And for almost any application....radio, TV, internet, business seminars, training modules, voiceover demo production and much more.  Voiceover coaching is also available with Cammie on a one-on-one basis....which is the fastest way to learn and become competitive in the lucrative business of voiceovers.

I've been told that I have a great voice.  How do I get started in the voiceover business?

  Surprisingly, in today's voiceover world it's not so much about having a "good voice" as much as having a trained and skilled voice.   I'd recommend taking the Voiceover 101 session, which is a private 90-minute class that covers everything you need to know about getting into the voiceover field. 

 Besides training there anything else I need to get started?

Yes, you will need a professional voiceover demo that showcases your vocal abilities.  It's the standard in the voiceover business and is difficult to secure paying jobs without one.  Also, you will need a home recording studio set-up, which we cover in Voiceover 101.

Do I need to join the union or get an agent to get jobs?

No, you don't need an agent to get voiceover jobs.   Down the road, as your level of skill increases, you may want to get an agent but in my own experience it's possible to build a nice income in voiceovers on your own, with hard work and patience.

Is it difficult breaking into the voiceover business?

No and yes.  It depends on YOU.  If you love being behind the mic and have a passion for the business and are willing to work hard......voiceovers can be the best thing you ever did!

On the other hand, if you are easily discouraged, if  practicing behind the mic feels like a chore and you get frustrated, then maybe this isn't the business for you. 

So, only you can answer that question.  And most times, you won't know the answer until you've taken a couple coaching sessions, starting with Voiceover 101.

How much training will I need?

The answer is different for each person.  It depends on your current level of skill, what your goals are and how quickly you want to start competing for work.

How much do private coaching sessions cost?

The price of private voiceover coaching sessions is $100.00 for a 90 minute session.  Sessions are microphone-intensive and you will break a sweat.  You will also hear positive growth in your skills from session to session.  

Where do I go when I'm ready to have my voice demo produced?

We offer professional voice demo packages, including custom copy with full production, including music, sound effects and sweetening.  You will sound like a star!

I've got more questions!

Give us a call at 916 446-2004 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            916 446-2004      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email me at:  cammie@cammiewinston.com.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Specialties: Professional Voiceover Actor, Teacher, Director, Entertainer

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