Your Guide to the Best Place in Voice
Maybe you’re an actor and it’s a natural extension of what you’re already doing. Or you’ve been told from a whole lotta people you have a fantastic sounding voice. Perhaps the lure of earning an income from home sounds really appealing. Whatever the reason, you need to know the truth. This industry is competitive. Even though online audition sites have given way to more work than ever before, it also means more competition. Think about it. These days, any yahoo with a mic can call himself a voiceover actor and compete for jobs. And while I’m on the subject, you better love the art of auditioning because that’s what you’ll be doing most of the time.
Sweet Spot was started as the anti demo-factory
Sure, we all wish we could book one out of every two jobs we audition for, but that’s rarely the case. So if you get no pleasure out of auditioning, interpreting a script, finding fun ways to make it your own, then voiceover may not be for you. Turning voiceover from a hobby into a full-time or even part-time career, takes time and tenacity. I’m not here to discourage you. Far from it. It can be done. But Many people are under the assumption that because they can speak and have a decent quality microphone they can be successful in this industry. Nothing could be farther from the truth and don’t let any voiceover training company convince you otherwise. They’re telling you this because they want your money. End of story.
Sweet Spot was started as the anti demo-factory. We are selective about who we work with because we want everyone in our family to be successful. Because hey, when you book it makes us look good! The Sweet Spot team comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences, be it casting, producing, writing, directing, etc. so we have a variety of goodies to share. This makes our training comprehensive and allows us to bring more opportunities to our students.
Okay, just couple more things to consider when choosing a company to coach with. Be mindful that the scripts you are practicing with aren’t from old, dusty binders because that isn’t going to serve you. You need to be working with copy that’s current and it’s the company’s responsibility to make sure their script library is up to date. Furthermore, make sure you’re not choosing from that dusty binder when it comes time to record your demo. The worst thing is to have your demo scripts be the same as a couple other dozen students’ demos from that same company.
Okay, that’s it for now. Good luck with your voiceover adventure! The Sweet Spot team is excited to get going on this blog and share with you our experiences from the voiceover trenches and any other information we think might be useful. We’ll be updating often so be sure to check back with us.
And as always…suggestions are welcome!