Doing voice over isn’t like any job that you’ve probably applied to in the past. There won’t be a clear cut, “Must have XYZ insurmountable amount of experience before we’ll even let you submit and application” guideline in anything you apply to.
Here’s the deal:
- 1. You need a demo. We’ll get to that in another post and
- 2. It’s not about talent, it’s about technique.
Let me print that in big bold text to that it’s exceptionally clear to you.
It’s not about talent, it’s about technique.
It’s just that people who have been doing it a long time tend to have better technique and have developed quite a bit of a talent for doing it.
It’s very possible that you could have never booked a gig in your lfie and book a really good gig. It’s unlikely because you may not have the proper talent or technique but it can happen. Like many “actory” things – yes, I know that’s not a word but it works here – it’s all about being able to present something to the client that they like. Generally they don’t care much about what you’ve done if they really like your voice.
So don’t beat up on yourself if you’re just getting started doing this. At the end of the day you too could book a gig over me or anyone else who has been doing this quite a while just because whoever is casting it likes your voice better than mine!
Of course you’ll also probably have submitted a demo they liked prior to this and if it was done through your agent then you probably have done a lot of work to get an agent to notice you enough to even sign you and contact you when they wanted you to submit a demo to their client in the first place.
But don’t get me wrong, my point still stands, you don’t need experience actually booking work to get your first gig however you do need talent and technique.