When sitting in on a number of sessions during VOICE 2010, there were a great deal of concepts explored and tidbits of information presented.
I’ve gathered a few of them here for you and hope that you find them useful.
Keep your eyes open for more great content in the coming days!
Auditions And Moving On
Read it and leave it. Period. This advice comes from a panel representing some of the most successful voice over talent working today in promo and trailers and had been shared with one of the panelists by two actors of note, namely Jim Cummings and Brian Cummings.
I’ve heard this concept echoed by many, many people in the industry and we’ve touched on this topic before. I love the way it was said though and wanted to be sure that you got to hear about “Read it and leave it.”
Realities of Auditioning
Even on the big jobs that are completed in the agency world, there are upwards of 200-300 people submitted to casting directors for consideration. As you can see, this happens industry wide and large casting calls can be held for even top tier talent.
To add to this, 80% of the work that your agent will want to book you on is commercial work.
Insecurity doesn’t just affect voice talent, in fact, if you were to look at insecurity in terms of who has the least to the most, voice talent are at the lesser end of the scale, talent agents are more insecure than the talent they represent and at the top of the insecurity scale you’ll find the casting directors.
Casting directors are the most insecure people because their entire job depends on auditioning and finding the right voice for the job. An agent’s success, and most definitely a casting director’s success, is determined by what you can do as a voice talent to please their client.
What To Have and What Not to Have
When seeking representation, there are qualities that people look for
à¹ Be needy
à¹ Second guess yourself
à¹ Make other people want to avoid you
Anything You’d Like to Add?
Looking forward to hearing from you!