It’s important to have more than one way to get the job done. Here’s a quick video that details what a working voice talent needs to be thinking of.
Hey there! Long time no chat! My recent trip to Guatemala put just about everything on the back burner but we’re back in the game now. 🙂
I’ve had a few folks ask what my process is for recording a piece of work. A couple of things came in today that I thought would be OK to record a video with as I recorded them. There’s a :15 and a :30 for my local Catholic radio station, which I volunteer my voice to. Here’s what it looks and sounds like.
Without a doubt, your website is one of the most important marketing tools for your voiceover business. At a minimum, there are three things that I think every voice talent needs to have on their website: a play button, a downloadable link to an mp3 of your demo, and booking info. Check out the video and let me know what your thoughts in the comments. Happy recording!
When it comes to selecting a name for your voiceover business, my advice is to keep it simple. If possible, just use your name. Check out the video to hear why.
You may be asking, “But Anthony, why don’t you use your name? What’s with the fancy Third Hour Media, LLC business name?”
Good catch! I actually do a lot more than voiceover in my studio. I also do a lot of production and function like a studio. I have several corporate clients that prefer to work B2B rather than with an individual. So to them, Third Hour Media, LLC is their solution. But for voiceover, it’s just me, Anthony Gettig. 🙂
Where there’s a gathering of voiceover people, there’s likely to be at least some mention of microphones. Folks new to the business especially want to talk about mics. What mic should you buy? Why?
While I don’t answer this directly, I hope this video provides some insights to help both those new to the field and the working pro.
I’d like to share a little story with you. I recently hired 3 voice talents for a project. 2 of the 3 said “thank you” at the beginning of the project, during the project, and at the conclusion. One of them said nothing; he just recorded his parts (after a complex negotiation) and sent me his work and invoice. No thank you email, no acknowledgement of me paying his invoice early, nothing.
Now then, I don’t have a huge ego that needs attention all the time. I really don’t. But which one of those talents is likely not working as much as they could be? Which one will I never hire again?
Check out this video for my thoughts on saying “thank you”. And hey, thank YOU for reading this! 🙂