Tommorrow morning, I'm going to ring up 'Matinee Sound And Vision', and ask them if they know of any more contacts in the UK for voice artists. I want to let them know how enthusiastic and desperate I am to do this, but obviously not in a freaky way, I don't want to scare them! :) I'm sure I'm not the only person on this site who feels it, but there's a real burning desire/impatience to go out there and make things happen. I saw a quote on someone's voice over page that was really good. It went something like "You have to run in order to stand still." Ever since, I thought of it and it really does make sense. If you want something so badly, you have to run (work for) it, in order to obtain the luxury of (getting the job) standing still.
The next thing I'm going to do is double check that The Blue Snowball microphone works with Windows Vista, because there have been some speculation in the past that it would only work on Macs and XP. If anybody does know anything for certain, it would be really great if you could let me know. Thanks in advance for anyone who posts.
As well as checking the validity of this microphone, I will be hopefully tearing open my A1Vox training package. I've seen the prices, and they are rather, well, high to say the least but I've researched lots about voice over classes and training, and I was ready to gasp, so it's alright. However, if £110 an hour is not by any means something I want to do, then please let me know, as I'm getting really excited about going to train there. I think they do demos there, and that could be something I could take from the studio, and transfer the files, uploading them to my page on voiceoveruniverse.com.
How have others got their demos done? Also, when you get ready to record on the day, I was wondering what material they usually give you. I had a basic demo done years and years ago, but it was only about two minutes, and it consisted of scripts I'd brought in.
I was thinking of having something like this on my page:
D E M O :
1. Animation/Celebrities (I can do some mean impressions of people, but will this be of any use to agents/clients, or should I just keep the first one and make up lots of lively characters?) Animation is the one area I wish to achieve (it's the cherry on the top of the cake if you will)
3. Narration/audio books (I'm a podcaster so I think this section would be essential to show what I can do (or can't as the case may be!) Loll.
4. Radio drama (Script reading, showing I can do that.)
This would I think be enough, and each demo would be about 50 seconds. Does that sound about right?
Will keep you posted,