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Explainer Video Voice Over Sample Scripts

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For Clients Looking for Explainer Video Scripts

These explainer video scripts include specifications like voice age, gender, job description, language, role, accent, etc., similar to voice over job postings on Voices.com. 

So, if you’re looking for a voice actor, the next time you post a job on Voices.com, you’ll know what job posting format will attract the best auditions. This formatting helps voice actors understand your overall vision, and bring it to life in their read.

For Voice Actors Looking for Explainer Video Scripts

Feel free to use these explainer video sample scripts for your demo and/or for practice! Keep in mind that when auditioning for jobs, it is recommended to only provide a small portion of the read in your audition. For example, a 7 to 15-second read of a 30-second script will suffice.

Productivity Software Sample Script:

Client:

WeQuilibrium Productivity Software

Voice Age:

Young Adult (18-35) or Middle Aged (35-54)

Gender:

Male or Female

Job description:

WeQuilibrium is a new productivity software that allows you to input your professional and personal goals, so that the app can in turn provide you with a streamlined, personalized schedule that helps you to achieve your dreams. This explainer video is meant to provoke interest about the new software, and urge audiences to visit the WeQuilibrium website and download the app. 

Art Direction:

We’re open to a wide range of voice actors! We’re interested in hearing from anyone who mirrors our target audience, which includes young adults and the middle aged of any gender. Our narrator should sound like both a trusted peer, and a knowledgeable expert who is eager to announce this new software to the world, because they themselves are all too familiar with the struggle of balancing work and leisure. That being said, we invite you to put your own spin on the creative direction, and we’re looking for someone who can bring their own distinct personality to this script read.

Category:

Internet Video

Industry:

Technology

Style:

Confident, Dynamic, Professional

Language:

English

Accent:

Any

Word Count:

148, 80, 39

1-Minute Productivity Software Sample Script: 

The 21st century has changed the way we organize our lives. We use technology to track how long we’ve slept, how many steps we’ve taken, and a million milestones in between, from when to pick up Timmy’s birthday cake, to when the next report is due.

So why do our personal and professional goals still feel so out of reach? We’ve never been so measured, or so burnt out. 

What if there was an app that knew your personal preferences and long-term goals, that could deliver a personalized, ever-evolving calendar that created true balance in your life? An app that helped you achieve everything you’ve ever dreamed of, step-by-step, on a schedule that works for you.

Introducing WeQuilibrium: the productivity app that provides you with a custom, diversified routine that equally considers your need for both work and leisure. Download it for free at wequilibrium dot com today.

30-Second Productivity Software Sample Script:

Work. Life. Balance.

Three tiny words.

An impossible equation that humankind has tried to solve for centuries.

What would it mean to your life if you could achieve all of your goals? If family, fitness, and personal finance could come together with career progression and big promotions?

Introducing WeQuilibrium, a productivity app that seamlessly brings together your personal and professional goals into a streamlined schedule that puts your dreams within reach. Download it for free, at wequilibrium dot com today.

15-Second Productivity Software Sample Script:

Work. Life. Balance.

Impossible?

Not anymore.

Introducing WeQuilibrium, a productivity app that seamlessly brings together your personal and professional goals into a streamlined schedule that puts your dreams within reach. Download it for free, at wequilibrium dot com today.


Experience this script brought to life by six contrasting voices in our experiment to uncover the role voice over plays in eliciting emotion.

Mobile App Sample Script:

Client:

FotoHop Mobile App

Voice Age:

Middle Aged (35-54)

Gender:

Female

Job description:

FotoHop is a new mobile app that helps everybody, from the casual smartphone user to the professional photographer, organize their phone’s photo library. By installing FotoHop on your phone, the app will instantly track and analyze any image you photograph and save to your library. When you have multiple images from the same photoshoot, FotoHop will send you a reminder prompting you to choose the ones you want to hold onto, as well as the ones you want to erase. FotoHop allows its user to maximize their phone’s storage space and organize their precious memories.

This brief explainer video will introduce the mobile app in an informative and entertaining way, while also articulating the app’s raison d’être. 

Art Direction:

We are looking for a middle-aged female voice. Our narrator is a tech-savvy woman who is constantly on-the-go and documenting her daily life. Whether she is snapping family photos, bringing her phone on business trips, or experimenting with comedic filters, preserving her memories matters a lot to her.

Her voice is cool and confident. She has an air of sophistication that is on display while she is explaining usage of the app, but at the same time, she isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. 

Category:

Internet Video

Industry:

Video Production

Style:

Authentic, Relatable, Trustworthy

Language:

English

Accent:

North American

Word Count:

233, 136, 103

1-Minute Explainer Video Sample Script:

[Through an iPhone screen, we see a cluster of friends stumble over one another as they comically do their best to arrange themselves for a group photo. Once everybody has wedged themselves within the frame, we see the shutter snap numerous times at breakneck speed.]

“Have you ever tried so hard to capture a moment…”

[We see a rapid montage of images flash by on the screen of the iPhone. In every photo, without fail, somebody is either blinking, making an awkward face, or looking away from the camera.]

“…that the moment evades you?”

[Zoom out to reveal the person holding the iPhone. It’s Sara: our narrator.]

[Insert: Grainy stock footage of a 1930s era photographer assembling an old-fashioned camera on a tripod.]

“Back in the days of celluloid photography, people were hyper specific about the photos they took.”

[Smash cut to modern day. Sara is walking briskly through a park, pausing frequently to pull out her phone and take copious photos of the cute dogs she encounters.]

“Nowadays, we’re all walking around with hi-def cameras in our pockets. We take as many photos as we believe we need, telling ourselves that we’ll delete the excess snapshots at a later date.”

[Shot of Sara surrounded by colleagues in her office lunchroom. They’re peering over her shoulder as she frantically scrolls through her phone, eager to show them a picture that she just… can’t find.]

“But the photos linger. They crowd our phones’ photo libraries, occupy storage space, and sit there accumulating digital dust.”

[Sara accidentally enlarges an embarrassing mirror selfie. Her coworkers struggle to contain their laughter while her cheeks turn bright red].

“Plus, they can pop up at moments that are… less than ideal.”

[We see the glossy FotoHop mobile app interface.]

“This is why we invented FotoHop: the new smartphone photo optimization app that keeps your phone’s photo library organized.”

“With FotoHop, 24 hours after you’ve taken a set of photos of the same scene, you’ll receive a special reminder. FotoHop will present your photos side-by-side, prompting you to choose which photo is the keeper, so that you can erase the others.”

[A series of shots depicting Sara’s life in images: posing with her children in front of the Stonehenge monuments, photographing a city vista from her hotel suite on the 30th floor, taking a selfie while holding a slice of pizza below her mouth.]

“You can adjust these reminders to appear however regularly you want: once you return home from a family vacation, as you’re winding down each evening during a business conference, or every Saturday morning after your weekly night out with friends.”

[Through an iPhone screen, we see Sara’s group of friends toiling to arrange themselves once more. This time, instead of remaining the photographer, we see Sara’s hand pass the phone to a companion as she enters the frame. She joins her friends in the centre of the photo.]

“At FotoHop, we believe decluttering your life starts with decluttering your smartphone. Stop your photo library from resembling an amateur’s chaotic darkroom by turning it into a pristine, professional photo album, where every picture is a gem.”

[Sara looks directly into the camera and flashes a smile. Freeze-frame on Sara’s picture-perfect smile with FotoHop’s colourful logo superimposed over the image.]

30-Second Explainer Video Sample Script:

[Shot of a middle-aged woman jogging in a park. She stops to take a photo of the sunrise.]

“Before the smartphone era, people took pictures sparingly. Now, we all go throughout our days, snapping a virtually endless stream of photos.”

[On her phone screen, we see a flurry of scenes from her run flash by: tall trees, families of squirrels, self-portraits standing at a water fountain.] 

“Introducing FotoHop: the new smartphone photo optimization app that keeps your phone’s photo library organized.”

[A series of close-ups on the interface of the FotoHop mobile app.]

“When you install FotoHop, you’ll receive special reminders that prompt you to review photos you’ve recently taken, so that you can decide which ones to preserve, and which ones to send to the trash bin.”

[Shot of a family luxuriating around a dinner table. A man’s eyes widen as a birthday cake is placed in front of him.]

“FotoHop can use advanced technology to automatically detect which picture from a photoshoot is the strongest: based on photographic elements like lighting and exposure, or whether your brother was making an uncomfortable frown as he blew out the candles on his birthday cake.”

[Freeze-frame on an image of the man trying to force an awkward grin as he blows out his birthday candles. Superimpose the FotoHop logo on top of it.]

“Don’t let any more dust accumulate. Clear off the surface of your memories so they can glisten like they’re supposed to.”

15-Minute Explainer Video Sample Script:

[Close-up on the screen of a mobile phone. An assortment of photos flash by rapidly in its photo library.]

“You no longer have to feel guilty about snapping 200 photos simply to get the one perfect image, or worry about running out of cloud storage due to storing too many repeat snapshots.”

[Close-up of the interface of the FotoHop app on a mobile device.]

“Whether you’re a casual smartphone user or a professional photographer, equip yourself with FotoHop: the new mobile app that helps you keep your photo library nice and tidy.”

“FotoHop helps surface your best photos by reminding you to review and delete repeats, so you can free up space while building a beautiful and organized photo library.”

[Freeze-frame on the image of a smiling woman. The FotoHop logo fades in, superimposed over the image.]

“Find FotoHop on the App Store, and start your free trial with us today!”


Listen to a read of this sample script performed by Kristen Paige:

You can also hear this mobile app explainer video come to life in an episode of Mission Audition, where voice actor and coach Amie Breedlove evaluates a handful of auditions by voice actors performing their best reads of this very script!

Skincare Brand Sample Script:

Client:

Millennial Skin

Voice Age:

Young Adult

Gender:

Female

Job description:

Millennial Skin is an emerging, indie skincare brand that is targeting a diverse audience. They understand the pressures of social media and want to break unattainable beauty standards through their products. Their overall goal is to inspire men and women to be comfortable in the skin they’re in, believing that their sheer makeup and affordable skincare, can help customers feel confident and empowered.. The brand is highly inclusive, featuring people from diverse backgrounds in their marketing campaigns.

As an indie brand, Millennial Skin uses very clean and minimal packaging. They want their brand image to seem effortless and cool, just like the aesthetic of their products.

Art Direction:

We are looking for a young female voice, someone who can be the girl-next-door, but also confident and cool. Being cool means believing in what you’re saying, without being overly excited. Slightly emphasize the words that appear in all-caps.

Category:

Explainer Video

Industry:

Advertising

Style:

Friendly, Inspirational, Attractive

Language:

English

Accent:

US General American

Word Count:

104 words, 62 words, 34 words

1-Minute Explainer Video Sample Script

We are Millennial Skin, a beauty brand that believes in real beauty.

We know that you’re tired of trying to accept unattainable beauty standards, because we are really tired too. We say NO to scrolling through photoshopped images and YES, to loving ourselves more and more everyday.

[A young woman getting ready in a well-lit apartment, applying the Millennial Skin Hydrate moisturizer and makeup.]

Millennial Skin celebrates real people like YOU, because beauty standards don’t exist. 

You, me, him, her, we’re all beautiful. [camera pans to faces on the street.]

We formulate the best skincare and makeup products from the highest quality and responsibly sourced ingredients, like aloe vera and snail essence.

Allowing you to enhance your features and improve your overall skin texture.

Discover our range today.

[Woman’s freckles and moles showing through her makeup application.]

30-Second Explainer Video Sample Script:

We are Millennial Skin and we believe in breaking every unattainable beauty standard that society has ever made. 

Millennial Skin believes in celebrating real people, with real skin.

We formulate skincare and makeup products made from the highest quality and responsibly sourced ingredients like aloe vera and snail essence, that allow your true self to peek through.

Discover Millennial Skin. Discover YOU.

15-Second Explainer Video Sample Script:

Millennial Skin is all about celebrating real people with real beauty. We believe in breaking unattainable beauty standards by formulating products that allow your real self to shine through.

Discover Millennial Skin. Discover YOU.


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  • Testimony Ebeagbor
    December 12, 2019, 7:01 pm

    Simple and accurate!

    Reply
  • Emily Sekano
    January 3, 2020, 7:18 am

    Thank you for the information. It is informative and educational in terms of voice overs.
    Thank you for tips on improving my profile.

    Reply
    • oliver
      January 3, 2020, 9:07 am

      Hey Emily,

      Thanks for your comment! We’re always happy to help.

      Reply
      • Sahal Kabeer U
        May 24, 2020, 12:23 am

        I would like to do the fotohop ad, for any budget u are happy with, please make my voice heard in the internet.

      • Oliver Skinner
        May 28, 2020, 10:24 am

        Hey Sahal,

        Thanks for your comment! This actually isn’t a job posting — it’s a sample script that you’re more than free to use for your practice or recording a voice over demo. When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you’ll gain access to our vast job board of voice over work.

        Best,
        Oliver

  • Tynisha Jefferson Doakes
    January 24, 2020, 2:38 pm

    I would love to work in the voice over industry

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    • oliver
      January 24, 2020, 3:19 pm

      Hey Tynisha,

      You’ve come to the right place! On Voices.com, it’s quick and easy to create a talent profile, browse through posted jobs, and start submitting auditions.

      Follow this link to create your account.

      You can check out our different levels of membership here.

      The Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting can also be a wonderful resource if you’re not sure where to get started.

      Hope this helps set you on your way!
      Oliver

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      • Robbin Bigham
        January 28, 2020, 4:25 am

        Thank you for the very valuable information. As a beginner voice over artist, you are preparing me for my future, and guiding me to be successful in my new business.

      • oliver
        January 29, 2020, 11:03 am

        Hey Robbin,

        It’s our pleasure! Wishing you all the best in your voice acting aspirations.

        Oliver

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        March 10, 2020, 2:59 am

        i really will love to work here i know i can do so good

      • oliver
        March 10, 2020, 11:22 am

        Hey Asna!

        Thanks for your message. If you’re interested in searching and auditioning for work as a voice actor, you’re best off signing up for a voice talent profile.

        Follow this link to read more about our different membership levels, and feel free to take a look through our voice talent FAQ. Contact us whenever you need by sending an email to support@voices.com.

        Happy auditioning,
        Oliver

  • Kristine Joy Mirafuentes
    February 2, 2020, 5:39 am

    For me, it is an amazing site for me to not just enjoy but to learn from this platform. Before I was dreaming to be an actress. I didn’t thought that I would be right now.

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  • Eleh Chidimma
    February 5, 2020, 3:03 am

    Pls how do I get to make a demo work and submit on voices.com

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    • oliver
      February 5, 2020, 4:37 pm

      Hi Eleh,

      Our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting is a worthwhile resource to check out if you’re just getting started in the voice industry. You might be most interested in the chapters that instruct you how to plan your demos and record your voice.

      Once you’ve filled out your talent profile, you can follow this link to start browsing and submitting auditions for job postings on the site.

      You can learn more by taking a look through our Frequently Asked Questions, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions that arise.

      Happy auditioning!
      Oliver

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  • Jason K Yerex
    February 18, 2020, 1:30 pm

    Try that read in a Klingon voice. Funny as hell 🙂

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  • Rick Allen Pope
    March 9, 2020, 10:05 am

    I’m trying to find the ” Jimmie / Jimmy” radio sample script. I used it as a demo years ago on Voices.com.

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    • oliver
      March 10, 2020, 11:26 am

      Hi Rick,

      I think the sample script for Jimmy Radio featured in this post may be what you were looking for!

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

      Reply
      • Rick Pope
        May 1, 2020, 6:52 pm

        Thanks, that was the script that I was looking for. I’ll re-record it for one of my vocal demos.

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    March 16, 2020, 11:37 am

    Hi am Din Seth.I would like to work with the voice over industry

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    • oliver
      March 16, 2020, 1:03 pm

      Hi Din,

      You’ve come to the right place! If you’d like to start using your voice towards your career pursuits, you can begin by signing up for a Voices talent account. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to flesh out your profile, browse through voice acting job postings, and start recording auditions for all sorts of available voice over work.

      If you’re still in need of some pointers about how to kickstart your career, you may want to leaf through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, which is jam-packed with info that will lead you through getting started out in this exciting industry.

      Happy auditioning,
      Oliver

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    March 17, 2020, 7:27 pm

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    March 25, 2020, 10:24 am

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    April 4, 2020, 8:55 am

    Where can I start to become a successful voice over interpreter? Please advice steps or contacts to follow and study from if available via return email. Thank you!

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    • oliver
      April 15, 2020, 4:06 pm

      Hi Carmen,

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account and fill out your profile, you’ll have the option of choosing ‘Translation’ from the list of vocal styles that you’re capable of performing. This way, when clients search under the Translation Voices page on our site, your profile and demo will appear.

      I hope that helps. Don’t hesitate to check our Talent FAQ page if you have any more questions.

      Best,
      Oliver

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    April 21, 2020, 3:13 pm

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    • oliver
      April 22, 2020, 1:27 pm

      Hey Emvy,

      Thanks for the comment! You can sign up for a Voices talent to create a profile and begin applying for voice over work.

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

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  • Brian Buck
    April 22, 2020, 12:28 pm

    I’m new to voice over work. I don’t have much equipment, iPhone and laptop. What do you recommend to get myself started?

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  • Jerry Emmanuel
    May 2, 2020, 1:27 am

    I have registered on Voice.com since last year. Am really interested in voice acting, but I don’t just know how to start. I have Audacity software downloaded on my system; getting a proper guide to start is my main issue.

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    • oliver
      May 8, 2020, 11:24 am

      Hey Jerry,

      Welcome aboard! I’d encourage you to take a look through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting. It’s jam-packed with insider knowledge about getting acquainted with the voice over industry, setting up a home recording space, creating a demo, making money as a voice actor, and more.

      Please don’t hesitate to send any questions that arise to support@voices.com.

      Best,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Kasey Scott
    May 7, 2020, 6:34 am

    How can I get started in the voice over industry?

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    • oliver
      May 8, 2020, 11:35 am

      Hey Kasey,

      First off, I’d suggest signing up for a Voices talent account. Once you do that, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out your profile (where you can list your vocal qualities, preferences, and any languages or accents you’re capable of performing), upload your demo, and start browsing our vast job board of voice over work.

      I’d also recommend taking a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, which is chock-full of insider’s knowledge about voice acting and what it takes to cut your teeth in the industry.

      I hope that helps!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Rajendra Shukla
    May 11, 2020, 12:00 pm

    Oh what resources available to Polish and Hone my skills as Voice Over Actor !
    I have worked as Freelancer Voice Over but Voice.Com is truly professional.
    Would love to start working immediately.

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    • oliver
      May 20, 2020, 2:07 pm

      Hi Rajendra,

      Thanks for the comment! When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll want to list any of the unique vocal capabilities you possess – for example, which languages you speak fluently, and whether or not you speak with an accent. For example, you can list the ability to speak Polish, or with a Polish accent, directly on your profile. That way, clients will have an easier time finding you when they’re seeking your specific vocal qualities for a project.

      You may also want to leaf through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting when you’re first familiarizing yourself with the platform and this exciting industry, and we also have a YouTube channel packed with videos that should guide you as you set up a profile and get started on Voices.

      Sign up for a talent profile here.

      I hope that helps! Happy recording,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Nancy
    May 17, 2020, 5:40 am

    I would like to work on voices.com

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    • oliver
      May 19, 2020, 4:45 pm

      Hey Nancy,

      Thanks for your comment. To start auditioning for voice over work, you should first register for a Voices talent account! From there, you’ll get the opportunity to fill out your profile, get access to our vast job board of voice over casting calls, and post your demo.

      Feel free to check out our Talent Help page, and never hesitate to send us an email with any questions at support@voices.com.

      If you’re still in need of some tips on cutting your teeth in the industry, our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting is a helpful resource that’s jam-packed with info about the voice over world.

      I hope that helps. Happy recording, and best of luck on your voice over journey!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Geraldine Lim
    May 25, 2020, 10:15 am

    Hoping I can do auditions for voice over with some of this script

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      May 28, 2020, 11:21 am

      Hi Geraldine,

      Go for it! These scripts are royalty-free and intended for your use.

      Happy auditioning,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Radha Mantravadi
    May 30, 2020, 3:31 am

    Sir, I am new to this kind of a job. Looking forward. Thank you.

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  • Swarupa rani
    June 12, 2020, 8:11 am

    This is Swarupa rani
    Iam new this voice over job. please give guidance to move forward as I don’t know any thing.please help me to do this job as well as to get opportunities.

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      June 12, 2020, 10:24 am

      Hi Swarupa,

      Thanks for your comment! One way to begin your voice acting career is by signing up for a Voices talent account. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out your profile, get access to our vast job board of voice over casting calls, and post your demo.

      Feel free to check out our Talent Help page, and never hesitate to send us an email with any questions at support@voices.com.

      If you’re still in need of some tips on cutting your teeth in the industry, our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting and our YouTube channel are both helpful resources.

      Best of luck,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Johnson Thomas
    June 16, 2020, 12:59 pm

    I am a newcomer …kindly help me to build my career as voice actor

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      June 17, 2020, 10:45 am

      Hi there,

      Here are two great resources that can introduce you to the world of voice acting and using our platform: the Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, and our YouTube channel.

      When you’re ready to get started, sign up for a Voices talent account and build your profile, upload a demo, and submit auditions for voice acting jobs.

      Oliver

      Reply
  • Adrian Emata
    June 19, 2020, 9:35 pm

    very informative, helpfull for the very like of us who wants to join.

    Reply
  • Marsha Smith
    June 22, 2020, 1:04 am

    Thanks for the opportunity

    Reply
  • Jennifer Herrera
    June 22, 2020, 6:17 am

    I will be starting soon. J

    Reply
  • Ranwella Tumindeg
    July 9, 2020, 12:40 pm

    Hi I would want to do voice over. But I have no experience. Is it possible to apply?

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      July 10, 2020, 5:02 pm

      Hi Ranwella,

      If you’re looking for ways to get acquainted with the voice over industry, I’d highly recommend taking a look through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, as well as the videos on our YouTube channel. Once you’re ready to upload a demo and begin auditioning for voice over work, then you can sign up for a Voices talent account and fill out a profile with your voice over expertise and interests.

      I hope that helps!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Herbert Vega
    August 8, 2020, 10:59 am

    I am sure I’d do well but my biggest concern is how to market myself and how to compete

    Reply
  • Amalpthomas
    September 18, 2020, 12:26 am

    Super

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