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janlafata



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

I worked in radio for 20 years as a disc jockey and newsman. Ironically, I didn't start doing voices until I was in news, when I was exposed to all sorts of great material. I started out doing a few impressions and, every now and then, a character voice would just pop out.

I absolutely loved making people laugh and now, since I've been out of the business for awhile am wondering if I might be able to fit somewhere in the voice-over business. How and where do I start?
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Crystal
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Joined: 22 Dec 2005
Posts: 283

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well, it kind of depends if you live in an area where there is VO. There's a broad range in the US, especially LA, New York and Chicago, but there's other places for commercial voice work. Animation is mostly LA, but some anime is done in New York and Texas.

If you haven't taken any classes, you should. Try to see if there are classes in your area (try googling "Voice over classes [hometown]", that's what I did).

If you want to get work, you need to have a demo and an agent, you need the former to get the latter. Keep in mind that you shouldn't make a demo until you know you're ready to make one, a bad demo can ruin your chance at a career.

I'm (probably) not the best person to ask, so maybe some of our mods will post. Check out Bob Bergen's website, he makes a lot of good points.

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