Voice over talent demos are the calling cards of the professional voice over talent.
Voice over talent demos, also referred to as voice over demos,
voice over demo reel, voice over demo samples, voice acting demos, and voice actor demos, are an absolutely essential part of any arsenal
belonging to the professional voice over talent, and serve as calling cards. These demos
can be integrated into the individual voice over actor's online voice over
website. The visitor to the site is then able to simply click and listen to audio examples of the person's work, and then discern whether it is the right voice
to conjugate believable video narrative, engaging TV, radio, or internet commercials,
dramatic and memorable book trailers or resonating and riveting
movie trailers, or impactful radio station imaging
voice over jobs. While voice over talent demos are often presented
online, it couldn't hurt to also put them on CDs for local distribution to such potential sources of work as production houses,
TV and radio stations. Thusly the entrepreneurial voice over talent must be constantly self-promoting in order to be
successful in voice overs. Review a partial list of
our past and present voice over clients. In the increasingly
expanding and demanding voice over industry, the voice over actor needs more
than a typed resume - he must be HEARD. The talent's work literally SPEAKS for itself. Voice over talent demos need to cover many categories
or genres in a brief amount of time in order to give the potential client a quick overview of the voice talent's vocal qualities,
expertise, and grasp of interpreting a script. Extensive hands-on experience and a good ear for editing together clips of one's work is needed,
with the best work up front. Potential clients searching for the right voice will usually not spend more than 1-2 minutes listening to any individual.
In fact, the voice over artist should attempt to catch their attention within the
first 10 seconds. Voice over talent demos need to clearly demonstrate in a short time the different voice qualities, styles, personalities, vocal range,
and expressiveness from subtle to epic voice style.
If the online voice over talent has his own
fully functional voice over studio, the voice over demo reel also shows the extent and quality
of his studio equipment and skills in recording and producing. Voice over talent demos clearly displayed on a website can be composites or montages,
categorized for example under commercials, under
narration, including narrative for videos, documentaries, video tours, or audio book projects,
there's the movie trailer category, and of course radio imaging, and then possibly even
character voices, often sought after and highly utilized as
video game voices, if one can do different, funny, or unusual voices.