VOICE DEMO PRODUCTION / COACHING
If you're in the first few years of your voice acting career, or need to let the industry know you've made progress, you need strong character and commercial voice acting demos ready to attract a good agent and to interest Casting Directors who don't know you... Some split off video game performances into a separate demo when their budget allows.
Please listen to a demo or two I've directed and produced, then read on...
I produce demos that show off your unique voice talent. They include music and sfx where appropriate, but YOU'RE always the one featured. I want the industry to get a clear idea of what you have to offer - not upstage your performance with too much production.
My process is a little different than most... I won't throw you into the studio right away. We'll have a prep meeting over Skype a few days before we record to identify your most marketable characters in advance without the pressure of recording or the risk you'll tire your voice out before your work ever gets through the mic. For the character demo, If you thrive at improv, that always works well... I'll banter with your character in the studio and guide you toward a great performance - or I'll write original scripts for you as we work through the prep session. And we can always combine scripted and non-scripted characters depending on your comfort level and your brand. My commercial and interactive demos are always scripted.
Next, we'll work together (live or remotely) in a two-hour recording session in a comfortable professional studio. Since we've had a prep, we can focus on direction - really NAILING the characters - and finding the right energy for your performances. I'll be honest, but kind... and there's no pressure to get it right instantly because most of the two hours is available to revisit the characters we met in the prep. Editing happens later! You're not gonna hear "that's great" from me until I know we've recorded a bookable performance. Sometimes that happens quickly, sometimes that takes time and direction, but two hours is almost always plenty.
Last step.... I don't hand your work off to someone else to edit like most demo producers. I carefully edit each demo personally. I'll select only your very best, most marketable work from our recording session, edit it into a professional demo of VO only, then have my music and sfx team do their magic to my specifications. These days, I'm moving toward producing demos as close to 1:00 as possible because the agents are requesting that length. Beyond the 1:00 demo I'd be happy to save the bookable edits of characters that don't end up in the demo so you'll have them if you want them later on. We always record more than we'll need. But if any changes are needed after your demo is delivered requiring additional recording time I can offer an additional one hour session and editing without extra fees, but additional studio rental charges will apply.
FULL DEMO PRICE includes everything outlined above (studio rental not included):
$1800* (due on prep meeting day)
PRIVATE VOICE ACTING COACHING VIA SKYPE:
Live outside Los Angeles? No problem!! With digital production, and Skype, producing demos for clients anywhere in the world is a breeze! We'll coordinate to find you a local studio that can set up a session where you can hear me while you record. After the session, the sound engineer at your local studio will forward the files to me for editing. and I'll return your demo to you via the net - the technical part is easy!
* PLEASE NOTE.... Fees are due on the day of the prep session and are non-refundable . If you decide to not proceed with the demo after the prep session, no worries, I’ll just charge you for a two-hour coaching ($300). Demo must be completed within six months..