Have you ever thought of getting into the movies, but maybe you went out for part, and were turned down? Maybe you were even told that you didn’t have “the look”, for Hollywood. Well don’t be discouraged, because there is so much behind the scenes work that can be done in Hollywood, especially work that can be done without being seen on video at all. Have you ever thought of doing voice overs?
Voice over artists are people that you hear talking over parts in movies, when they want to cut out certain talking parts that contain bad language or inappropriate speech, to make it more family friendly for TV. Voice overs are not limited to speaking over the same words done originally by an actor in a movie, voice over artists also do things such as cartoons, animations, commercials, radio, tv shows, and really anything that requires a voice.
You’re not required to have an amazing and unforgettable voice that is solely unique to you, in order to get into voice overs; you only need to have the drive, and the contacts in which to get the employment. For those that like to do acting, voice overs are also an acting job, you just are not seen on screen, just heard. You can’t just speak and expect it to be done right, it takes practice, enthusiasm, and training, in order to get yourself ready to do the parts necessary in voice overs.
Doing this job is easier than being on screen, because if you make a mistake, it’s only in voice, not in person on video, and it’s easier to correct. If you feel that you have what it takes to do voice overs, you will need to either find a talent agency looking to hire workers, get an agent, or find a manager to help you get parts as a voice over artist.
Not because you’re not actually acting in a movie, doesn’t mean that these jobs don’t pay well. Very good voice over actors can be paid thousands of dollars per job and make a very good living. Some even go on to become on-screen actors in the future. If you can get yourself to a good agency, that will back you and help you get into the best positions doing voice overs, then you can possibly look forward to on-screen positions in the future.
Red24management.com is an excellent talent agency and they are constantly looking for new talent, so if you feel you have what it takes, you may want to check them out and get your career as a voice over artist started. If for any reason you’re turned down for the position, it’s just like going for any job, there are many out there, and you don’t just try for one, go out for as many as possible, until you succeed.