HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED ANSWERS?
What are the first steps in getting into voiceover?
“Sending in a recording for assessment under our Getting Started page is a GREAT first step. The next step for those looking for more general voiceover info is our monthly, online Intro Class. Click on the Classes tab above for more info and registration.”
What should I look for in a demo?
“It varies depending on what kind of demo. A commercial demo should be about a minute. A narration demo should be about a minute and a half to two minutes. Those are the demos we suggest recording first. The scripts featured should be unique to your demo and inline with current trends in advertising and culture. Unfortunately, some companies out there are demo factories, using the same scripts for each student and subpar postproduction. Don’t record your demo at home by yourself. Just don’t. Leave it to the professionals. Your demo is so important. It’s your calling card, your artist portfolio. Do it right and your investment will come back to you. Remember, you only have one chance at a first impression. And in this business people have elephant memories!OUR WORK
Is this career path for everyone?
“Honestly, no. Those who come from an acting or improv background might progress more quickly, but it’s not a requirement for success and we work with all levels.”
What happens after I submit my recording?
“You will receive a call or email from one of our coaches who will assess your recording and answer any questions you have.”
Do I need to have a unique or unusual sounding voice to be successful in this industry?
“We can all agree James Earl Jones has an amazing voice. But if you listen to what’s airing now, you’ll hear, for the most part, regular sounding people. We think it’s less about the quality of your voice and more about how you bring your unique cadence and emotional life to the surface to make someone else’s words your own. Sweet Spot will teach you how to do that!”